Back to School on a Budget with ThriftSmart

Jess Wolstenholm is an author, blogger and freelance writer. Jess became passionate about developing simple faith tools when she began to navigate the spiritual development of her own young children. She launched Gather & Grow in January 2017. Since the loss of her mom to pancreatic cancer...

Moving To Nashville Guide

Welcome to Nashville, everyone! Nashville has been experiencing a lot of growth lately. It has been averaging approximately 100 new people per day. That may not be that much compared to larger cities like New York or Los Angeles, but for a city that has...

9 Great 4th Of July Party Ideas For Nashville

Nashville during the summer is one of the best places to be in America. The beautiful greenery, endless options for great live music, and friendly people make ours the perfect city in which to celebrate our nation’s independence. All of this can be brought to...

6 Great Cookout Ideas In Nashville

Summer time in Nashville means pools are open, outdoor live music festivals are in full swing, and everyone’s ready for a big cookout. So how do you throw a memorable cookout? Here are 6 great ideas to get you inspired! I don't know why I never thought of...

What To Do With Old Dorm Furniture

Every spring, the weather gets warmer, the birds build their nests, and dormitory parking lots across the country are filled with “gently worn” dorm furniture. These desks and couches huddle around dumpsters, coated in dorito dust and coffee rings. While these implements of educational assistance...

How To Save On Your Dream Nashville Wedding

Your wedding is one of the most wonderful days of your life. But what makes weddings so special is the fact that it is the beginning of something special, not the culmination. And tacking a $45,000 wedding on top of student loans, a mortgage,...

Repurposed Home Improvement

Upcycling and repurposing are still growing in popularity thanks to HGTV, and Nashville is definitely not immune to this trend. Many people are interested in the idea of repurposing a cheap thrift store find and creating a dream home but have no idea where to...

How To Decide What To Get Rid Of In Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived in Nashville and it is time to start thinking about deep cleaning. Spring cleaning is more than just defrosting the freezer and scrubbing the bathtub. It is also a great time to go through the closets and donate the things you don’t...

How To Throw An Oscar Party In 10 Easy Gifs

Why Throw An Oscar Party? So why have an Oscar party at all? The Oscars are like the Super Bowl for theater majors, but where nobody likes any of the teams. But it can be fun to watch people who are rich and famous looking their...

A Walk Down the Aisle ThriftSmart Style

This blog is a special feature by our very own marketing coordinator. We hope you enjoy her ThriftSmart love story! While I have always enjoyed the quirky originality of thrift stores and loved a good thrift find, I never would have imagined a few years ago...