About Me

I am a homeschooling mom of two girls and a baby boy, and a youth minister’s wife, living in Maryville, TN, just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

I love saving money. My goal is twofold: provide for my family and help others as much as possible. I started this blog a few years ago as a companion to a series of articles I was writing for one of our local newspapers, the Blount Today, as well as the Blount Moms Today magazine. While those publications were discontinued by the E.W. Scripps Company in the fall of 2011, I have kept this website going, just as a hobby.  I try to post about things that interest me: deals, events, good books, and opportunities to give back. I’ve been fortunate to get to work with some fantastic companies like Scholastic, Feld Entertainment, Kellogg’s, Warner Bros., General Mills, the History Channel, the Titanic Museum Attraction, the Tennessee Valley Fair, Rock City, and more. I’m also an alum of both the Junior League of Knoxville and the Junior Service League of Maryville and help with publicity for both organizations.

If you’d like to let me know about something happening in Blount County (or surrounding areas) that is either philanthropic or related to saving money, please email me at thriftychristyblog (at) gmail.com.


4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elise Klepatz  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Great picture!

  • 2. Rochele  |  March 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

    So I live probably right next door to you, i blog for fun, I’m really not that good at it! Ha! But I live right next to where your husband is the youth minister. We should meet sometime! We have so much in common!!!

  • 3. Andrea Vogel  |  September 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Christy,

    i would love to donate some gift cards to you to give out for the 2nd Time Around Consignment Sale being held at Foothills Mall in Maryville October 13th through the 16th.

  • 4. Amanda  |  May 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hi Christy – I tried to email you but got a message back saying your Inbox is full!
    Curious if you ever offer promoted posts or have a media kit.


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