Welcome to Thrifty and Thriving! I am Christy, a mom to 5 kids so let’s be honest, at times I am a hot mess. To help me maintain my grip on sanity, I blog. Some turn to booze, I turn to blogs. This blog exists to help you thrive with whatever life throws at you. Let’s face it, sometimes life plays dirty and throws you a steaming pile of diaper deposits. If you are looking for Martha Stewart and someone that types with French Manicured nails, you might be a bit disappointed with this blog. But if you like being awesome from time to time (no one is awesome all the time) check out the blog. I will show you that being thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear recycled curtains for your “play clothes” as you prepare a puppet show for the baroness (actually, if you have matching outfits that are “play clothes” for your kids, I refer you back to the “disappointed disclaimer”).
I find if we are smart about the little things, we can often find the time and resources to enjoy the bigger things. I encourage you to save where you can, so you can spend where you want. I love finding deals, making the occasional awesome recipe that reminds me I am more than a macaroni and cheese mom, and planning fun vacations that make grown men cry and shed tears of amazement. I’m particularly fond of the vacations because they allow us time to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with those most important in life – our family. Yes our family is the most important aspect of life. You might want to strangle them later, but it is nice to intersperse moments of fun and laughter, away from laundry, and science projects, in between the moments of “No, let’s not find out how many minutes it takes to explode a hot dog in the microwave if you seal it in a Ziploc bag.”
I like to share great deals, yummy recipes, clever crafts, DIY projects, travel ideas, book suggestions and more. Oh, and I have a slight addiction to shopping at Target. Like life, this blog is an eclectic treasure hunt…aka hot mess. So come by often to see what gems you might find. Consider it a healthier therapeutic alternative to Jack Daniels. It’s better for your liver and a lot more fun. Together we will learn to practice smarter living for a richer life.
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