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Win early shopping passes to the Fairview UMC consignment sale July 11-12

Fairview United Methodist Church is having its annual Children’s Consignment Event Saturday, July 12, and you’ll definitely want to make plans to be there. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and closes at noon for an hour. At 1 p.m. they reopen and everything without a red dot is on sale for half price. Sale items include clothing for all seasons for newborn to children’s size 16; all things for baby–furniture, strollers, pack-n-plays, etc., costumes, sports equipment, toys, puzzles, books, DVDs and gaming systems.

For more information, call the church office at 865-983-2080.

I am excited to be able to give away two passes for you and a friend to shop early on Friday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. If you’re not a winner, you can purchase presale passes at the door on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for $10 each. Of course, if you choose to consign you’ll shop early as well!

The giveaway is going to take place via Facebook, so head to this post on the Thrifty Christy Facebook page or look for the above flyer to participate!

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 4 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday, July 5 via Facebook. You can also get more information on the sale on the Fairview Consignment Sale FB group.

Add comment June 26, 2014

Shakespeare on the Square presents free performances of Much Ado About Nothing and Titus Andronicus

July 17 – August 16, 7:00 PM
Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Square: Much Ado About Nothing

July 17, 19, 25, 27, 31 and August 2, 8, 10, 14, 16
7:00 PM outdoors on Market Square
2:00 PM indoors at the Square Room on August 2 only

Directed by Tom Parkhill and Jennifer Alldredge

This most perfect of romantic comedies centers on Shakespeare’s wittiest lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, two people determined to avoid the foolishness of love at all costs! The verbal fireworks between these two make up some of Shakespeare’s best writing. Along the way we meet more lovers, distraught fathers, villains and the 16th century’s answer to the Three Stooges – Dogberry and the Watch. Of course, like all good comedies, everyone ends up married – more or less. “I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes.”

July 18 – August 17, 7:00 PM
Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Square: Titus Andronicus

July 18, 20, 24, 26 and August 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17
7:00 PM outdoors on Market Square
2:00 PM indoors at the Square Room on July 26 only

Directed by Julianna Sanderson

One of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies, and far and away his darkest, most bloody play. Titus Andronicus is like an Elizabethan horror movie. Interestingly, it was also Shakespeare’s most popular play during his lifetime. The story rests on a struggle for control of the Roman Empire but the play is awash in blood – beheadings, mutilations and horrible crimes against humanity. This play is not for the faint of heart. “These words are razors to my wounded heart.”

Information: 865-546-4280 or

Add comment June 26, 2014

Book review and Kindle sale: What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done, by Matthew Perman

I recently had the chance to read What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done, by By Matthew Perman (and foreword by John Piper). This nonfiction book was released on March 4, 2014 by HarperCollins.

About this book (from the back cover):

Do Work That Matters. Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward.In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?

When we take God’s purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work.

What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:

  • Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith even tying your shoes.
  • How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.
  • How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.
  • How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
  • How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
  • How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God’s global purposes.
By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.

My Verdict: My husband is a theology nerd, and I requested this book for him when I saw it had a foreword by John Piper, who we both love. As Piper says, regarding this author: “I doubt there is a person on the planet who knows both theological issues and time-management literature to the depth and extent Matt Perman does. This combination is at times mindboggling.” I agree with Piper when he says, “This book is simply extraordinary.” What’s Best Next has sections on the theology of productivity, which was really interesting, as well as sections on speed reading, task management, and a lot more. Perman includes an amazing selection of quotes from Christian history, which I loved. The main reason this book was so appealing to me was that it was such an interesting blend of theology and business management. As a believer, my theology and my worldview influence everything in my life, including my work, and that’s what makes this book so unique: Perman offers insightful advice for time and work from a wholly Christian perspective. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer says (in a quote included in this book): “Every Christian must be fully Christian by bringing God into his whole life, not merely into some spiritual realm.” So if you’re not a Christian, would this be a good book for you? Maybe; try it out. If you’re not opposed to reading great business advice from someone who has a Christian worldview, I believe you can benefit from the techniques listed in this book. If you’re interested in things like theology and time management, this is definitely a good read for you.

If you’d like to check out What’s Best Next it is currently on sale for $7.99 for the Kindle version right now, which is 60% off (Regularly $19.99.) If you prefer a physical copy the hardcover version is currently on sale for $15.92. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you). 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 25, 2014

Get FREE customized maps of all 4 Disney parks as keepsakes or planning tools!

My family went to Disney last summer and we’re in full Disney withdrawal this summer. Whether you’re planning an actual scheduled trip, or one in the indefinite future, like us, you’ll enjoy this offer. Right now, you can order FREE customized Disney maps that highlight your family’s favorite Park activities and attractions and then have them delivered to your door, as planning tools or keepsakes! To get started, just click on the picture above.

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Add comment June 25, 2014

FREE: Anne of Green Gables audiobook, through tonight!

I’ve written previously about how absolutely fantastic the SYNC free audiobook program is and how you all need to be getting your free audiobooks this summer, but I wanted to highlight this week’s selections. Through tonight (June 25), you can get the audiobook of Anne of Green Gables for FREE! This is one of my favorite books from my childhood, and would be perfect for a road trip! Go here to get your free download! You MUST download the audiobook today, but if you do so, it’s yours to own forever!

Also this week, you can get the audiobook of I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter for free. Download both books here.

Add comment June 25, 2014

Get FREE Starbucks Refreshers at Walgreens starting 6/29

Starbucks coupons

You can pick up Starbucks Refreshers or Iced Coffee singles next week at Walgreens (starting 6/29) with the following printable coupons:

Buy 1 Starbucks Refreshers or Iced Coffee Singles at $1, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 Starbucks Refreshers printable
Or use $1/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee printable
FREE + overage after coupons and Register Rewards

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Add comment June 24, 2014

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: add 100 more points with new codes, get great coupons!

I’ve posted before about Kellogg’s Family Rewards, but I was just entering codes from the boxes of CheezIts in my house, and I thought I should remind you all about this great program in case there’s anyone who’s not yet signed up. There are a lot of free codes available to enter, and after you’ve done that you’ll have quite a few points that you can redeem for all kinds of things. I redeem my points for high-value coupons! You also get points when you enter the codes listed inside many Kellogg’s products.

Go here to sign up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Then, make sure you’ve entered all the following codes listed here (thanks to for these!)

Here’s two new codes! Enter the code NUTRITIONINABOWL and FIRSTDAYOFSUMMER (expires 6/25) to grab an extra 50 points each!

You will also receive exclusive coupons via email after you join. Some of my favorites are a coupon for $1 off Keebler Cookies and $0.60 off Kellogg’s cereal.

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Add comment June 24, 2014

Swing Dance on the Plaza at Maryville College this summer!


The Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College presents

Swing Dance on the Plaza

Mondays, June 23rd and 30th, July 7th and 14th, 2014

6:30-9:30 PM

Live Dance Music by

The Ensemble Swing Time

Open and free to the public

Donations to the Band gratefully accepted

Free Parking

Clayton Center for the Arts

502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

Maryville, TN 37804

For more information, call 981-8590

Add comment June 19, 2014

20% off at Half Off Depot today: get deals at Hot Rods 50s Diner, Mother Earth Meats, spa deals, & more

Half Off Depot is having a sale today only: you can get 20% off all local offers with code shoplocal20 at checkout.

This coupon can be applied to a number of local deals of interest, including:

here are also some really good coupons under the FREE section on Half Off Depot’s website, including deals for The Melting Pot, Restaurant Linderhof, and Qdoba!

Fine print: This promo code cannot be used with store credit. Vouchers provided by Travel Zoo are not eligible for affiliate commission or additional discounts/promotions.

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Add comment June 19, 2014

Save the Date: The Muse of Knoxville presents Robotics Revolution on 8/2/14

Mark your calendars: The Muse of Knoxville will present an event called Robotics Revolution on August 2 at the Jacobs Building.

The Muse is a fantastic children’s science museum, and if you haven’t been there since it was the Discovery Center, you should check it out! You can find more info here.

Robotics Revolution!

Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets $6 per person, Children 5 and under FREE

*No Family Pays More Than $24

The Muse Knoxville presents the debut of an exhilarating, entertaining academic event for inspiring young minds to develop an interest and passion in engineering, technology and robotics.  By understanding the impacts and potential robotics and engineering has in East Tennessee and beyond, and demonstrating how children of all ages can get involved, we will host an event with inspiring activities designed to spark imaginations of both adults and children by offering:

  1. A Lego building competition (“Robot Rivalry”) featuring local businesses following the lead of a  youth Lego League mentor/advisor
  2. A “Robot Runway”  (to showcase local technology talent)
  3. Technology- and engineering-related youth clubs and organizations information
  4. Youth robot & Lego exhibits and demonstrations
  5. Industry & technology exhibits and demonstrations

Live entertainment and education will take place throughout the event, including:

  • Key Note Speakers
  • Bomb disabling robot
  • Live DJ
  • Other technology demonstrations

Add comment June 19, 2014

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