About me
My name is Mary Leigh and I'm happy that you're here!  There are a few things to know about me and the Thrift for Today blog - much of which is in the little blurb on the side bar, but more of which is not.  I'll do my best to highlight the big things here, but you'll have to follow along to learn more.  We're always learning and growing and changing around here!

- I am a Christian.  I believe that Jesus came to Earth to rescue us and that God demonstrated his love for me [and you] in that while we were still sinners, Christ died on the cross for us.  I believe that he rose again and is alive and that he's coming back.  I live life in light of this.  

- Hubs and I started dating on February 29, 2008 and got married in 2012.  It's been a mostly fun journey and one that I wouldn't trade.  I'm thankful to have him on my team.  

- We  bought our first [& current] home in March 2013 and we love it here.  There are things I'd still like to change, but I have loved making it our home and hope that we stay here until we totally outgrow it. 

- We became parents in the fall of 2015 and I share a birthday with our Little.  I don't really post pictures of him on the blog because the internet isn't a totally safe place and he's not old enough to decide what he wants to share.  He is adorable though, you'll just have to take my word for it. 

- We've also got pretty great families and incredible friends that we love and that love us and we are so thankful for that. 

- We try to be good stewards about all the many blessings that we've been given, be it finances, time, energy, health, or relationships and we are constantly being challenged to be wise in how we spent our life. 

About Thrift for Today
Thrift for Today is kind of a collection of lots of things.  In reality, the blog itself has been around since March 2012, but has been on a little journey of its own in finding it's place in blog world.  The word "thrift" means to be intentional and wise, careful with resources and while it is most commonly used to talk about money, it encompasses a lot of what we try to do and so "Thrift for Today" was born.  

I hope to encourage you and lift you up as you read along.  I like to share stories, ideas, recipes, adventures, and treasures with you all.  Ultimately though, this is a story about us and that means there are sometimes some random seemingly unrelated things around here.  

I'm so glad that you're here and I hope you'll be back.   

Stay thrifty, 


  1. Hello! I found you on the Sunday blog hop, and after reading your most recent posts, I am so excited to say that I am a new follower! I feel like I can relate to this blog so much because I too got married recently as well as purchased our first home. I blog over at melaniegetsmarried.blogspot.com where I share my DIY projects, book reviews, and all kinds of other random nonsense going on in my life. I hope you will check it out! :)

  2. Hey Melanie! Thanks for following along; I will be sure to also check our your site! :)

  3. So nice to "meet" you!
    I just came across your blog!
    I am now following via GFC & Bloglovin!
    Looking forward to keeping up!


    1. Thanks so much, Christina! I appreciate you following along! Hopping over to your space now!

  4. Hi Mary Leigh! I just found your blog on Blogging on the Side from your interview. I'm so excited to find another blogger in a similar life phase who also loves Jesus! My husband and I just got married a year ago and we bought our house about 6 months ago. We just started up a new blog about 2 weeks ago featuring both of our perspectives on homemaking. I look forward to reading your adventures!

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! I appreciate you following along and am happy to return the favor! I look forward to reading!

  5. Oops! my blog link is domesticperspectives.com too :)

  6. Mary Leigh, I'm so excited to follow your blog. It's lovely and you have such great, creative ideas! ps you and your husband are so cute!


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