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5 Must-Haves For Your Summer Garden Party

Is it just us, or is hosting a dreamy garden party super on-trend these days? Pinterest is saturated with whimsical images of be-decked tables a la twilight, and the atmosphere all too closely resembles the sophistication of one’s wedding reception. The thing is, there’s something...

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How To Decorate A Nursery On A Budget

Congratulations on your upcoming baby! As you’ve realized by now, there’s a whole lot going on in the baby industry. You’ve been researching strollers, breast pumps, car seats, and so so so many opinions on how to parent. And on top of the fact that...

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5 Of The Best Mom Blogs In The Nashville Area

March is Women’s History month, where we look to the past and celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout the ages. But right now, it is a special time in history where more women than ever have the tools to make their voice heard, and make...

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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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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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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...

Meet Beverly: Nashville’s Storybook Hero

  Librarians never really retire… they just get better! Beverly is one of ThriftSmart’s indispensable volunteers, and she also happens to be a retired librarian. So when you find yourself with decades of knowledge and experience and a few hours of free time, what do you...