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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.

Ride the All-New North Star at Valleyfair!

A visit to Valleyfair is fun and exciting any time, but it just got even more fun and exciting with the all-new North Star! Taking a look at a photo of the North Star, you may think it's just another mild-mannered swing ride. Well, that idea is TOTALLY WRONG! I visited Valleyfair on opening day last … [Read more...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul in Theaters NOW! + Reader Giveaway

Ugh, we have a super rainy weekend here. What's the positive side of that? It's the perfect time for a movie. (Although hot sunny days are good for that too to escape the heat!) Starting this weekend, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL from 20th Century Fox is in theaters everywhere! Your kids are … [Read more...]

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5 Simple Ways to Add Modern Flair To Your Bathroom

Looking for ways to add some modern flair to your bathroom? Below are 5 different ways to add a new, modern touch with just a few simple updates. Whether you want to dress up your master bath or the one that guests use, we're hoping this bit of inspiration will get you started. Having a modern … [Read more...]

DIY Father’s Day Fish Card with Printable Template

Father's Day will be here before we know it! While it can be difficult to know what type of gifts to get for Dad for Father's Day, one thing he is sure to love is a card made by hand. This DIY Father's Day Fish Card is perfect for a fisherman OR a pet fish lover. Either way, it will let Dad know … [Read more...]

Tune-in to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery” this Sunday, May 21st at 9pm/8c! #SLEUTHERS

Now that summer is just about here the weekend days are starting to fill up with weddings, graduations, family events, etc. Busy weekend days make me want to crash on Sunday nights and the perfect way to do that is with a good movie on TV. This Sunday, May 21st, I will be tuning in to Hallmark … [Read more...]

Cricut Disney Princess Digital Mystery Box!

It's time for a brand new Cricut mystery box and this time it's an extra special one. It's the Cricut Disney Princess Digital Mystery Box! Cricut Mystery boxes are always a big hit every time they are announced. That's because you get a LOT for a little price. This particular special box is full of … [Read more...]

Make a Spring Biking Toolkit

I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017.The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias Yesterday we had what felt like our first "real" day of summer. It kind of caught us by surprise because it felt … [Read more...]

Make Newspaper Plant Pots – Start Seedlings the Earth-Friendly Way

It's time to get those gardens ready! If you like to start your own pots from seedlings, you need a container to start them in. How about the option of creating new pots from something you already have laying around the house? That's what you can do when you make newspaper plant pots!  Make … [Read more...]

Patriotic Party Gear – Get Out the Red, White and Blue!

Summer will soon be here with TWO patriotic holidays that are some of our favorite days for backyard BBQ celebrations with our family and friends. Treat your party guests to some patriotic party gear so everyone can get their stars and stripes on even if they didn't show up to the party already … [Read more...]

El Paso Girlfriend Getaway – Plan a Trip with Your Friends!

What's more fun than exploring a new city? Doing it with your friends! While traveling with the family and/or significant other is enjoyable, sometimes it's nice to get away with just your female friends. That's what I did last month when I visited El Paso, Texas, with a few of my travel blogging … [Read more...]

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