About Us

Thriving Texas Mama, aka Rena Hearn
Rena is the Mom to 3 GREAT kids, has been married to her high school sweetheart for 23 years and is the babysitter to several other sweet angels!
She began with Shelf Reliance in February 2011.
She also has a coupon and bargaining blog at

Tawny is the author of Tawny's Thriving Home.  
A homesteader by heart, Tawny life is filled by her soon-to-be hubby, Gerald, and her nieces & nephew, ducks, chickens, goats, horses, dogs and what ever animal needs some tlc.  She tutors home schooled kiddos, is a history buff and loves anything vintage!  Her blog can be found at