Welcome to Thrifty T’s Treasures

Hi! I’m Tshanina, the blogger behind Thrifty T’s Treasures. My mission on the pages of this blog is to help you live an abundant life. It is my hope that you will feel encouraged and inspired when you come to visit my little corner of the internet.


Here’s a little bit about me:

I believe that no matter what craziness life throws your way, you don’t have to walk this journey alone.

I may have started this blog to share how I saved so much on my grocery bills, but Thrifty T’s Treasures has grown and changed over the years. The Lord has taught me that I have more to offer to the world than just finding great deals.

It’s safe to say I’m not who I was when I started writing here.

I share on topics ranging from Recipes and Finances to Ways To Save, Heart Gushes (personal stories of inspiration and encouragement), and much more!

Follow along my motherhood journey with Tales of an Inexperienced Mom or save a few dollars with my do-it-yourself projects.

I publish new articles one to two times a week. If you don’t want to miss a thing and also get behind-the-scenes info about what’s going on with our family, sign up for bi-weekly updates by entering your email address below:

I have a blast sharing in this space and I hope it shows on the pages of this blog!


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Who Is Tshanina


My name is Tshanina (the T is silent), but a lot of my friends call me Thrifty T or T.

I am a passionate Christ-follower and seek to daily live my life to glorify Him.

When I’m not blogging, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, reading an occasional book, or watching a classic, girly chick flick. I love to laugh and truly enjoy the simple things of life.


7 Fun Facts About Me


  • I’m a perfectionist.
  • After high school I became a licensed nail technician.
  • I’m very stubborn (and have even been called as stubborn as two mules).
  • My sarcasm gets me in trouble sometimes. (Okay, most of the time!)
  • I’m a homeschool graduate.
  • I’m the youngest of four girls (all born within five years).
  • You’ll often hear me speaking in movie quotes.


Tshanina’s StoryPetersons

This journey of life has led me through valleys of heartache, betrayal, divorce, and depression. But I’m happy to report that the peaks have far outweighed the valleys. My heart has healed, my hope has been renewed, I’ve found love that I never dreamed possible and I’m learning to live an abundant life. And guess what…you can too!

I would have never chosen the difficult days I’ve walked through but they’ve made me into the person that I am today!


tshanina and trent
Here on the pages of this blog I’m candid about real life and share my treasures (what I learn) along the way. I’ve shared about the pain of divorce from my first marriage, my constant battle with insecurity and how the Lord showed His redeeming love by bringing me a wonderful husband when I least expected it.

Never planning on having children, you can imagine my shock when I received the news of my surprise pregnancy and our son, Dalton! My life has been full of ups and downs but one thing is certain – the Lord’s been with me through it all!

Tshanina and Dalton

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