Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday - Giveaway Event

I have just stumbled upon a great event that lasts all day tomorrow.
There are several blogs particpating and these giveaways will only last the one day!!

These are a few that are participating:

Girl Gone Mom -


 Mama must have it 
Mama Must Have It

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blog Hoppin'

Time for a little blog hoppin'!!!  

Hello Hoppers!!  If you are new to Thrifty Tori be sure to check out My Christmas Count Down.
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

Black Friday Day

Are you venturing out into the crazy world of Friday stores?  

If so check out these Freebies to help get you through.

Also Here is a good website to see all the deals.

Christmas Count Down Number 4

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas!! 

I can not believe that we are already at thanksgiving,  have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?

Check out  Walgreens Free picture collage a free gift I am sure any Grandma will want to see! Click here to get the details.

Check out this neat game giveaway over at Happy mom of 5 for the game scribblish this would make a great present for those hard to buy for tweens. 
Who doesn't love a good Peanuts movie!! Check out this great giveaway over at Almost crazy Coupon Lady 
This is a great giveaway for even the littlest animal lover in your family.  A years subscription to zoobooks from reviewed by mom did you know zoobooks makes a book just for the littles? called zoobies?  
Feel free to add any good gift giveaways to the linky below! 

Winner Winner !!!

I have a Board book photo album winner!! It was number 1 via -

Kimberly said...
I like the black board book. This book would be used by dirty fingers!

Congrats Kimberly!!  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog Hoppin' this week

Welcome to my blog!!!

If you are new here don't forget to check out my Christmas countdown!! 

Also I have a great Giveaway going for a Board Book Photo Album be sure to swing by there as well!! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CSN Review coming!!

     Have you checked out CSN yet?  You really ought to if you haven't this store carries it all!!! I love all things bags so to see the large selection of sling backpacks warms my heart!  What a great Christmas gift idea.  This lime green bag is one of my favorites!
     My biggest problem with CSN is all the variety I could spend days looking through all their products are not see it all!! They boast of containing 200+ stores to shop on at one convenient location.  This is a great place to Christmas shop if you are one stop shop kind of shopper!!  You really will find it all even the kitchen sink!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Count Down Number 3

Christmas is inching closer and closer!!!
As we get closer I keep thinking of all the things that I want to do this year with Baby Bug as it will be her first Christmas.  I want her to experience the tree but hopefully not eat any of the ornaments :).  I want to bake cookies, and all kinds of fun little traditions.  What do you like to do on Christmas? 

Have you started working on the gift list?  Why not win a few gifts for this year?  
Check out the linky below for some ideas.  Do you have a giveaway going for a good Christmas item?  Go ahead and add it to the linky so other can find it!!

Check out my giveaway for a board book photo album what a neat gift for a new little one!!

Also check out lefty's what a great selection of gifts for the left handed person in your life!  Plus all Thrifty readers get a discount if ordered in the month of November.  

Check out this giveaway for some really neat building straws over at Smart and Trendy Moms Ends 11/30 What a great Christmas gift for the crafty child!!

Check this Recipe out - Cookies are always a great little Christmas gift for teachers, friends etc.  Click Here

Lefty's Review and discount code

     There is nothing worse then living in world that is not made for you.  That is how many lefties feel.  How do I know?  Well because I am a lefty.  There are many things that are made for the right handed person that we just don't think about - scissors, guitars, spiral notebooks, kitchen knives, mugs. There are many things that I have struggled to learn in life for right handed teachers - writing, knitting, and slicing potatoes to name a few.  It can be tough to live in a right handed world.  I have recently discovered a store just for us great lefties!  Lefties San Francisco - . 
     This is a store after my own heart!  I love the thought that there is a store out there gear just towards the wonderful lefties of the world!!  Lefty's recently sent me a package of goodies to try out.  They sent me there Essential Tools for Lefty's under 10 Set   growing up a lefty and now teacher some lefties I was very impressed with this set.  The set included many great lefty goodies.  
Here are the features of this set as described on Lefty's site:

  • What makes these products left handed?
  • True left handed scissors have the blades reversed so that lefties can see what they are cutting, and grips designed for left handed use.
  • The 8.5" x 6.5" graph paper spiral notebook is bound on the right, opening to the left side, opposite of the right handed spiral notebook.
  • The fat pencils are easy for young lefties to grip, and great fun to use. The Lefty's pencil has the writing reversed so that it reads correctly when held in the left hand. The soft pencil grip is extremely comfortable to use and teaches little lefties how to hold the pencil in the tripod position.
  • The pencil sharpener rotates counter clockwise, so lefties can twist the pencils naturally.
  • The ruler reads from right to left, making it easier for young lefties to learn to measure.
  • Please see the individual product descriptions on our web site for more detailed information and photos.
My favorite item in the kit was the graph paper.  I hate the awful cramps my hands get by being stuck on those spiral notebooks!!  This totally takes away that problem as the spiral is on the other side.  I have gotten so used to using right handed scissors that it took me a moment to figure the left handed pair out, but what a great thing to have for the child who is left handed.  A quote on many of the items reads - I may be left handed but I am always right.  I love that.

This kit rates a ten in my book anything that will improve students love for learning and self esteem is a  great thing.
The great folks at Lefty's  have offered the readers of Thrifty Tori a 25% off discount on any gift set now and to the end of the month - the end of November.
Just enter the word - Thrifty in the coupon code area to receive your 25%.  What a great Christmas gift this would make for the lefty in your life!!
Disclaimer- Lefty's San Francisco sent me the essential tools for leftys under ten set for review purposes.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions in this review are mine and were not influenced by the sponsor in anyway.  

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas Countdown Number 2

It is getting closer!!  I have started bugging workmates with my Christmas Music!!  I love the songs and think that from Thanksgiving to Christmas is just not enough!!

So Please feel free to add any giveaway perfect for Christmas or Chrsitmas gifts to the linky below.
Also Check out The First Count down Here

Book Rack Winner!!

And the winner is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..
Number 61 -

Punken said...
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BoardBook Photo Album - review and giveaway

Babybug loves books!  What better book to look at then one that is full of pictures of family who love her.  We were recently given a chance to review a Take your Pix Board Book.  This is such a neat little book.  It has ten pages and can hold 20 pictures.  We choose the plain pink style and love it!!  It is such a neat take on the classic photo album.  The pages have little notches to make turning them easier for little and big hands. 
They have several options including albums with plain fronts, and one that say " My First Photos"
We are in love with this product.  Think about the great Christmas present potential.  These would also be great for baby showers. 

Board Books has generously offered one of these great picture albums for one lucky Thrifty Tori Reader!!
How to enter:
  Mandatory Entry:

Visit Board Books and tell me which album is your favorite.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow this blog using google friend connect.

2. Blog about this giveaway leave a link to the post in your comment- 3 entries (leave three separate comments) 

3. Tweet about this giveaway (may be done once a day) 

4. Follow me on twitter

5. Tell me how did you find this giveaway?
 This giveaway is limited to US Residents only, 18 years of age and older.  Contest ends Sunday November 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM Central Time, 1 winner will be chosen by

Disclaimer: This Photo book  was sent to us for review purposes only by Board book albums. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

EcoUsable - Review and discount

I have been trying to get back to healthy eating.  One thing I have been trying to do is eat better and drink more water.  What better motivation to drink water then a super cool new water bottle? 
I was blessed with an opportunity to review some super cool stainless steal water bottle from EcoUsable.  These bottles are great!! I love that they are better for the environment, and the seemed to keep my water fresher then a normal water bottle.  On top of that they are super cute!! I my favorite that I reviewed was the big dipper.  At 25 Oz it is the perfect size for me to tote around.  I enjoyed all the bottles I was able to review and appreciate all the different size bottles EcoUsable carries.  There is a bottle for everyone in the family.  They also have some really nice accessories for the bottles.  The sports top is very handy.  The way it is made it is very easy to drink from.  I love the feel of the mouth of this bottle it is not rough like so many stainless steal bottles.  It has a smooth edge making it a more comfortable choice. 

A little about the company:

For all the right reasons, the stainless steel bottle business is thriving because as the public has been well informed about the harmful effects of the dreaded plastic water bottle and people are now willing to do their part however, NOT ALL STAINLESS STEEL BOTTLES ARE CREATED EQUAL. This is why at EcoUsable, we truly care about the high quality and sustainability of our EcoUsable made bottles and we’re confident that we’ve developed the best and most consumer friendly bottles on the market which ultimately saves us Money, Health and our Environment!!  

Our simple yet very important goal is to help eliminate plastic water bottles and provide the safest and most convenient alternatives!!!

EcoUsable offers the largest variety of sizes and designs of both filtered and non-filtered bottles in the business as EcoUsable made products are currently sold in more than 1,500 retailers nationwide including the likes of Whole Foods Markets, Hallmark Stores, Vitamin Shoppes, Gelsons and Quiksilver to name a few. 

EcoUsable has provided me with a code so you too can own one of these great bottle and save a bit a money!!!  
Use this code:   ECO10  to save 10% on your next purchase at EcoUsable.

Disclaimer:  UcoUsable sent these products for review purposed no monetary compensation was received.  The opinions in this post are my opinions and have not be influenced by EcoUsable in any way.    
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