Woohoo, I am SO excited about today! Welcome to my very first linky party here at The Thrifty Groove! I want to do a quick Thank You to my friend Linda at A La Carte for passing the torch to me! Thank you “Soon-to-be-as-in-any-minute-now” Grandma Linda!
Besides this being my first linky party, today is April Fool’s Day! And for me, that means it is my wedding anniversary! Yup, Troy and I were married on April 1, 2000 in Las Vegas Baby! We flew about 50 friends and family to join us for a fun filled Vegas wedding weekend! It was a blast! Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!
Okay, ready to see some Thrifty Things? Of course you are! Why else would you be here?
I am going to go all wild and crazy today for our first Thrifty Things Friday and show you some brand spankin’ new, from a retail store, thrift things! What??!! "No 2nd hand cool thrifty finds?” Nope “No pictures of more of the treasures from the infamous $1.00 auction boxes?” Nope! Sometimes it is actually cheaper….er…thriftier to find bargains at regular retail stores.
I went thrifting at one of my absolutely favorite stores, Christmas Tree Shops!
Now, if you are not fortunate enough to live by one of these stores, I thought I would just show you a couple of quick glimpses around.
Are we loving the numbers “2 & 8” or what! They had a huge display with all these pretty different placemats. All of them were .28 cents each! I could NOT walk past this display and not help myself to 2 or 3 or 12!! This display was filled with all of these placemats and they all are just a bit “irregular”. Not exactly the same size or perhaps when sewing, some threads got bunched up in the back. You know the kind of things I am talking about. For the most part, that is just fine by me for this price!
Next up are these really cute quilted lunch bags.
Here are just a couple of the dollar items that I thought were cute.
Now I know a lot of you are sitting there staring at your screens thinking, “Well, it must be nice to have one of these stores around. But, I don’t!” And because I know that, I decided that my thrifty things should be YOUR thrifty things!!
That’s right! To celebrate this very first Thrifty Things Friday party, I have put together 2 little giveaway packages of these fun thrifty items.
Here is the giveaways:
Okay, before we get into the details of the giveaway, I am going to fill you in on the “rules” of this party.
Thifty Things Friday
*Write a post on your blog about something “thrifty” that you want to share.
Since “thrifty” means different things to different people, I want you to feel free to post about:
*Thrifty Finds (yard sales, garage sales, auctions, flea markets, Craigslist, Freecycle, dumpster dives, curbside pickups, clearanced items)
*Thrifty Redos (found a thrifted item and repurposed it or refinished it in a thrift way)
*Thrifty Recipes (We could all use some recipes that don’t wipe out our wallets!)
And any other thrifty type of thing you got! (example: Did you have an amazing grocery shopping trip because of sales and coupons? Show us your loot and receipt!)
*Please Link to The Thrifty Groove and or feel free to use the TTF button (above and on my sidebar)
Links will be removed if they don’t have a link or button for Thrifty Things Friday.
Links will also be removed if they are not a “thrifty” post (please no links to your online store or giveaway unless you are showing us some thrifty things as well)
*And although not mandatory, I sure would appreciate if you left a comment!
I am going to try like crazy to have this party up every Thursday evening by 9:00 pm (EST)
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!
Phew! That part is done! Now on to the giveaway!
*There will be two winners. The winners will be chosen through Random.org.
*This is open to ALL of my readers, regardless of what country!
*This giveaway starts now and ends next Thursday evening (April 6, 2011) at 5:00 pm (EST)
*Winners will be announced on the next Thrifty Things Friday (April 7)
How to win:
~Just leave a comment on this post saying you would like to be entered (1 comment)
~Be a Follower of The Thrifty Groove and leave a another comment saying you are (1 comment)
~Link up to this week’s Thrifty Things Friday party and leave another 4 individual comments (4 comments ex: “linked up to party #1” “Linked up to party #2” etc.)
~Add my party button to your sidebar and leave another 3 individual comments (3 comments)
That’s it! 9 entries possible!
Okay, now I can’t wait to see what you all have to show today!!
I will also be linking to: