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About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Making Cars 3: Director Brian Fee and Producer Kevin Reher Interview

While it is always exciting to interview the stars of a movie, it's always fascinating to interview its producers and directors. On the day of the Cars 3 world premiere at the Anaheim Convention Center, I had a chance to interview Director Brian Fee and Producer Kevin Reher. (Thanks to Disney/Pixar … [Read more...]

Visit the Black Hills and Badlands, South Dakota – There’s More Than Mount Rushmore

While Mount Rushmore is a site I think every US citizen (or anyone interested in the U.S.) should visit at least ONCE in their lifetime, there is lots more to see in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota beyond this famed National Monument. The Black Hills are not only beautiful, but they are … [Read more...]

Hero Up! Summer of Heroes at the Disneyland Resort

This summer it's time to Hero Up at Disneyland Resort and be a part of the celebration of all of your favorite heroes! I had a chance to spend a few days at Disneyland last week and had a BLAST!! Disney California Adventure is totally decked out for Summer of Heroes and has lots of new fun and … [Read more...]

Cars 3 Interview: Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Lea DeLaria

Last week I told you all about our first interview with the stars of Cars 3: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Kerry Washington and Armie Hammer. That wasn't our only laugh-filled interview, because next up were Cars 3 stars Nathan Fillion (voice of “Sterling”), Larry the Cable Guy (voice of “Mater”), … [Read more...]

A Stylish Alternative to Prescription Sunglasses! + Reader Giveaway

When summer comes around, I love to wear sunglasses, but as someone who wears glasses, sunglasses can be a pain! I do have a pair of super pricey prescription sunglasses, but they have plenty of drawbacks. Every time I go from outdoors to indoors I have to take off the sunglasses, take my regular … [Read more...]

2017 Cars 3 Gift Guide – The Latest Cars 3 Products + Reader Giveaway!

Disney·Pixar's Cars 3 is now in theaters everywhere! You'll want to get to the theater this weekend to see it - it's a fun and exciting ride! Since we know all the Cars fans young and old will want to get their hands on the latest and greatest Cars 3 toys and other products, we're putting together … [Read more...]

THE HOUSE Movie – Plan a Night Out with a $50 Visa Card Reader Giveaway

To what lengths will you go to provide for your kids? Has that need already driven you to do something crazy? In the upcoming film THE HOUSE, when Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue … [Read more...]

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Non-Stop Laughs: Cars 3 Cast Interview with Cristela Alonzo, Kerry Washington, Owen Wilson and Armie Hammer

Being a part of any celebrity interview is an exciting experience, but being part of an interview where four talented (and hilarious) actors are seated together laughing, joking and discussing their film.... that's amazing! This weekend I had a chance to sit down with the stars of Cars 3: Owen … [Read more...]

Cars 3 Spoiler Free Review

What's a sure sign that an animated movie is a winner for both kids AND adults? The adult (me in this case) seeing it 3 times in 4 days and loving it all 3 times! I admit that I have a soft spot for Disney Pixar's Cars. Like many kids, Little R was a Cars fanatic as a pre-schooler. He had to have … [Read more...]

Cars 3 World Premiere and After Party – A Magical Night!

This weekend was a BIG weekend with the red carpet premiere of CARS 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center, just outside of Disneyland. It was even bigger for me because I was there! The event was packed with celebrities, fun and surprises that all added up to a night to remember. Let me give you a bit … [Read more...]

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