Archive for June, 2013

Win passes to the Southern Bell Consignment Sale July 9-13

I have participated in the Southern Bell Consignment Sale for a few years now (and its sister sale, the Jingle Bell Consignment Sale). I love this sale – the ladies who run it make it so easy to participate! You can request a number if you already have your items tagged from another sale, and since it’s in Knoxville (and gas is so expensive) they’ll allow Blount County residents to donate snacks to count as your required work shift!

I am excited to be able to give away two sets of two passes each to get you in to shop early on Tuesday July 9 at 7 p.m. Of course, if you choose to consign you’ll shop early as well!

This giveaway is going to take place via Facebook, so head to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for the Southern Bell flyer to participate!

This giveaway will end on this Thursday June 27 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced Friday June 28.

Thanks, Jennifer and Sherri!


Add comment June 25, 2013

Free Chili’s flatbread: request coupon today only

Right now, when you join the Chili’s email club (just click on the photo above) you will get a coupon for a free full-size flatbread, as well as other exclusive offers in the future. You must join before midnight tonight to get your coupon, and I believe you must use it by 6/24.

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Add comment June 18, 2013

Book review and Kindle sale: Outreach and the Artist, by Con Campbell

I recently had the chance to read Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts, by Con Campbell. This nonfiction book was released April 23, 2013 by Zondervan.

About this book (from the back cover):

Whether you are an artist whose talents are an untapped source of energy for your church or a ministry leader wanting to involve artists and the creative arts in your outreach efforts, Outreach and the Artist will renew your vision. Musician and biblical scholar Con Campbell offers encouragement, wisdom, and practical tips for evangelism with, through, and to the arts: Evangelism with the Arts. While the abilities of Christian artists may serve the church internally, artists within the church usually have enormous untapped potential for outreach. Evangelism through the Arts. People’s natural love for various artistic mediums provides a connection-point to exploring life’s big questions with unbelievers in non-threatening and engaging ways. Evangelism to the Arts. Christian artists are uniquely positioned to make an impact in artistic networks, which often have no Christian witness or presence and tend to be shut off from conventional methods of outreach. Spreading the gospel is a task worth every God-given resource we have, and artists and their creative gifts are no exception.

My Verdict:

The topic of this book appealed to me, because while I am not an artist, I have loved the arts all my life and even attended a performing arts school for a few years. I would fall into Campbell’s category of the Christian with an interest in the arts. Campbell, who is both a professional jazz musician and a professor with a Ph.D. in theology, is uniquely situated to provide both practical advice on how to set up successful artistic/evangelistic events in churches as well as interesting insight into the nature of God as creator and artist, and how the arts should be valued in Christian communities. I was especially interested in his classification of artists as unreached people groups with their own languages and cultures. The interesting topic matter, the helpful, detailed advice, and the fact that this book is such a quick read (116 pages) make it one that I would highly recommend to any Christian with an interest in either evangelism, the arts, or both.

If you’d like to check out Outreach and the Artist it is currently on sale for $8.89 for the Kindle version right now, which is 48% off. (Regularly $16.99.) If you prefer a physical copy the paperback  version is currently on sale for $11.15. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze® book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Add comment June 18, 2013

Get 18 Jane Austen books for Kindle for $0.99!

This is an awesome deal: right now you can get 18 works by Jane Austen for $0.99 total! You might be thinking, “Wait, Jane Austen didn’t write 18 books!” You’d be right. This collection contains her six major works, plus some minor and unfinished works as well as what they’re calling “scraps”. It’s worth it just for the six main novels, though! Go here to get the Jane Austen Collection. I’ve included a list of what’s included below.

Major Works:

Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1817) Posthumous
Persuasion (1818) Posthumous

Minor Works:

The Watsons (1803, 1805)
Sanditon (1817)

Unfinished Works:

Lady Susan (1794, 1805)

Early Works:

Love and Friendship (1790)
Lesley Castle (~1792)
The History of England (1791)
Collection of Letters

– The Female Philosopher
– The First Act of a Comedy
– A Tour Through Wales
– A Tale

Thanks, Faithful Provisions!

Add comment June 12, 2013

Free Clayton Center Celebration Expo Saturday: Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

The Clayton Center is offering a free Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit  Expo this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here’s what will be offered, below. For more info visit the Clayton Center’s website.

Join us for a day of fun for the entire family. To celebrate our community the Clayton Center is partnering with Independent Insurance Consultants to bring East Tennessee a fun filled day celebrating healthy minds, body and spirit. On Saturday, June 15th please plan to attend this FREE event that will be open to the public between the hours of 10am – 4pm. Enjoy free food samples, kids face painting, swing dancing, painting on the plaza, amazing art,  and plenty of entertainment for all ages.

Hourly Door Prizes!

                       Ensemble Swing Time Band 1-3pm
                       Dance Exhibition
                       Children’s Fountain
                       Bounce House
                       Face Painting by Faces Gone Wild
                       South High Alumni Chorus
                       The MUSE, a museum connecting science and the arts will have activities for children and adults
                       David Martin, Former UT VOL and NFL player will be on hand to sign autographs.
                       Knoxville Contra Dance
                       Children’s Art area
              Accuquest Hearing
              Harmony Family
              Independent Insurance Consultants
              Watts Chiropractic
              Pam’s Lockets- Oragami Owl Living Lockets
              The Daily Times
              Century 21 Real Estate Group
              Let’s Dance
              Bethel College
              Take Shape for Life
              Faces Gone Wild
              Gold Gathering Events
              Standing Ovation
              Rodan+Fields skin care
              Premier Jewelry Designs
              Knoxville TVA Credit Union
              Premier Solutions International
              Blount County Community Health Initiative
              Harmony Family Center
              ViSalus Sciences
              Comfort Care
              Blount Memorial Hospital
              East TN PBS
              My Tammies
              East TN Personal Care Service
              East TN Chiropractic
              Family Wealth Assurance
              Tennessee RV  will be bringing an RV to tour
              Bluegreen Resorts
              East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
              Soy Kitchen & Boutique
              Molly June Photography
              Heritage Video
 Food:  Jet’s Pizza
               Honey Baked Ham
               Cotton Candy
               Silver Spoon
               Meksiko Cantina
Independent Insurance Consultants
The Daily Times
Blount County Community Health Initiative

Add comment June 12, 2013

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