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Home Art On A Budget

Considering doing a little redecorating? Here's our guide to a new home on a budget anyone can manage!...

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Bad Weather Activities For Kids In Nashville

April showers might bring May flowers, but Nashville’s dreary, rainy weather this time of year can leave us feeling stuck inside with nothing to do but stare at each other, sulk, and count how many times our kids can say those infamous, dreaded words: “I’m...

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10 Thrifty DIY Ornament Ideas

It’s that time of year again, and apart from baking our family’s favorite holiday treat or stringing Christmas lights from every corner, many of us look most forward to decorating our tree with the trappings of Christmas spirit. It’s that time of year again, and apart...

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Nashville Couples Costume Ideas

Valentine’s Day markets itself as the romantic holiday, but the real holiday for love is Halloween. Whether it is romantic, familial, BFFs, or just a deep respect for candy, there are a lot of reasons to go with couples costumes this Halloween. And what’s not...

Why National Thrift Shop Day Is The 6th Best National Holiday

Let’s take a moment to rank the top 6 best national holidays: Christmas Easter Halloween Thanksgiving New Year’s Day National Thrift Shop Day Disagree? Think that maybe New Year’s Day should go a little lower? The top four are pretty much guaranteed....

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ThriftSmart Lip Sync Challenge: Win $100 Gift Card!

The internet is full of weird, wonderful things (ok, mostly just weird), but one of the more wonderful things to come from the world wide web recently is the popularity of lip sync challenges and battles. And this is an especially good thing for Nashville...

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ThriftSmart’s Anniversary: 13 Years of Impact

Dick Gygi is one of the founders of ThriftSmart and strong proponent of social entrepreneurship. As ThriftSmart celebrates its 13th anniversary, find out how it all began and how Nashville’s growth and community mean that ThriftSmarts vision and mission are just as vital today as...

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Give Smart With GiveSmart!

Underneath his dapper, businessman exterior, Ron carries with him a life-changing story. Just a few short years ago, he was a veteran-turned-homeless single father, battling cancer and struggling to support his son. But his suffering was completely transformed through his local church and ThriftSmart’s donation...