About Me


Hi, my name is Katie!  I am a 30 something-year-old Michigan native, born and raised in metro Detroit.  After living in Las Vegas for 4 years, we made our way back to the mitten and I now reside in Grand Rapids, MI.  I am the mom to an adorable and crazy little 4-year-old boy and I'm currently pregnant with a little girl due in the summer of 2020.  I'm also the wife of an airline pilot.  I have a bachelor's degree in Child Development and I spent 10 years working in early childhood education.  I now consider myself retired from the field as I stay home with my family and pursue new adventures. 

I started Thrifty Wife, Happy Life in the fall of 2013 as a way for me to share my creativity with my affordable wardrobe.  Saving money and living a debt-free lifestyle has always been very important to my husband and me.  Even though I love to shop, I try to always stick to a very tight budget.  I love to be creative with my wardrobe and mix it up with new and old purchases.  I'm a huge fan of thrift shopping, clearance deals, and getting a good sale where ever I can.  I believe that you don't need to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe to be stylish on the outside and feel great on the inside.

Along with bargain shopping, some other things I enjoy are spending time with my family and friends, a hot summer day at the beach, an early morning to myself with a cup of coffee and a good craft beer or a glass of wine (when I'm not pregnant of course).  This blog is always evolving as my life changes, but my message is always the same.  I want people to know that you don't have to spend a lot of money to live a happy fulfilling life.  Finding contentment in what you have is the key to happiness!  





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