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Preschool story hour at Vienna Coffeehouse


There’s a new preschool story hour (targeted to ages 5 & younger) that will start this Thursday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at Vienna Coffeehouse in Maryville. Story hour is sponsored by the children’s department at Fairview United Methodist Church.

I think this is such a fun opportunity for parents of littles!

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Movie night review and DVD deal – Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb

One of the things I really enjoy doing with my daughters is our weekly Friday night movie night. Sometimes we watch a movie that I know they’ll enjoy, even though I might find it a little, well…tedious. Sometimes, though, we find a movie that every member of my family truly enjoys! One of these “super successful” movies, for us, was Night at the Museum, which we watched a few years ago. (It’s on sale right now for $4 at Amazon, and worth every penny!!) It led to an interest in a number of historical characters, like Teddy Roosevelt and Sacajawea, and an specific desire on the part of both of my girls to visit the Museum of Natural History in NYC – something that we hope to really accomplish one of these days!

We also enjoyed Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (also on sale for $4 right now!), and the girls received both movies as stocking stuffers this past Christmas. We also took them to see Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb in the theater when it first came out. So, when the opportunity presented itself to participate in a blogger movie night to review Night at the Museum 3, I jumped at the chance!


I received a copy of the DVD, along with some popcorn (essential) and a “Flat Dexter” puppet which my daughters loved. Here they are with Flat Dexter:


Night at the Museum (which I’ll refer to at NATM from now on) takes place in New York and NATM2 takes place in Washington, D.C. The third installment takes our characters to the British Museum. My daughters have really loved seeing footage of these three cities, and they’ve asked about specific monuments and sites pictured in each. For NATM3 we talked about Big Ben, and the Tower Bridge, and the London Eye. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three of these cities, and the girls asked about my experiences.


NATM3 also has scenes that take place in Egypt (wish I could say I’d visited there too!) and my girls really enjoyed those. One of the things I love about the NATM movies is how they expose kids to history and mythology while weaving everything in to an engaging story. These movies are just so much fun to watch! The basic plot in this third installment is that the magical tablet that brings all of the historical characters to life is starting to erode. Larry, the night guard at the museum, fears it may lose its magic completely. He travels to London to seek out the original Pharaoh who owned the tablet to ask how to reverse the damage. Along the way, he brings to life the exhibits at the British Museum, and, of course, hijinks ensue. movienight1

My kids and I highly recommend Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb. Depending on your family, you may want to have a talk with your kids about the little bits or “rude” humor as well as the fact that some characters and places shown are real, while others are fictional. That can get a little confusing for some kids. If your family would like to order Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the tomb, you can go here and enter coupon code VPMOVIENIGHT through 4/6. You’ll be able to get the DVD (and Digital HD code) for just $14.99 + free shipping (regularly priced at $29.99). And, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can purchase the movie here for $12.99.

Thanks to Vocalpoint for allowing me to participate in the VP Movie Night! I received a copy of this movie for promotional purposes, but all opinions are my own.

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Introducing the NEW Educents Marketplace!

I just received an email from the founders of Educents, Kate and Kaitlyn, with some really exciting news:

Until today, Educents was a website for parents and educators to take advantage of daily deals. But those deals expired… And there were only 50 deals available at once… I wanted saving money to be even EASIER. Kate and Kaitlyn agreed. So they created the new Educents Marketplace. It’s even easier to discover affordable educational resources that make learning FUN!





Thousands of new products – Educents Sellers can now offer ALL of their bestsellers on the new Educents Marketplace. There’s a wide variety of worksheets, lesson plans, educational apps and toys. Shop The Young Scientists Club, Scholastic, Workman Publishing, Alpha Omega Publishing, Life of Fred books, hundreds of printable units created by educators, and more!

Offers that NEVER expire – Sellers can offer our favorite educational products year-round. Once a deeply discounted Daily Deal expires, you can still find that product available on Educents at the lowest price.

Discovery – It’s easier to search on Educents. Search for your kiddos’ interests like Minecraft or Frozen-inspired resources, and then sort by grade level, subject, brand, and more!

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Follow your favorite brands and Sellers – The “Follow Me” feature lets me add my favorite Sellers to a list. Click the heart on the Seller Storefront. You can also see which Sellers are the most popular with other shoppers!

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The Educents Marketplace is exactly what I want it to be — the best place for parents and educators to find the resources I NEED at an affordable price.

(Note: I was compensated for my time in sharing this post.  Links in posts may be referral links that help support this site. Read my disclosure policy here.)



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Giveaway: Win early-entry passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale at First Baptist Maryville April 10-11

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UPDATE: The winners are Tiffany Evans and Andrea Shaw Heckman. Thanks to all who entered! I hope you have fun shopping the sale this weekend!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know there are a number of consignment sales in Maryville that I really adore. The Kidz Consignment Sale at First Baptist Maryville is one of these. I always find really great deals, and I’ve made quite a bit of money consigning as well!

I am excited to be able to give away passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale pre-sale to two Thrifty Christy readers! There’s nothing like shopping early!

The sale is Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, but these tickets will get you in beforehand to shop with consignors on the evening of Thursday, April 9.

Here’s more info on the First Baptist Church of Maryville’s Kidz Consignment Sale:

The church is located at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville, and the sale takes place in the church gym.

Sale Hours:

Friday, April 10 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Half-Price Sale Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (All items without a red dot will be half-price.)
Cash and credit cards only.

If you’ve already signed up to consign, you can enter to win a pass to give to a friend. Shopping early is a lot of fun, but remember to get there before the doors open as there’s always a line!

To keep up with all the news about the sale you can like their Facebook page here.

To enter to win one of two early-entry passes to the Kidz Consignment Sale (each one good for you plus a friend!), head to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this giveaway post – all the details are there! This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Monday, April 6. I will choose two winners on Tuesday, April 7 using and post their names here and on Facebook.

Hope you’re getting excited – this is sure to be a great sale!

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Get Pampers jumbo packs for $5 at CVS with new printable coupons! Plus new NUK bottle coupon!

$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers

We have a new baby in the house, so I was pleased to see that there are some great new Pampers diaper coupons available to print!

You can use these coupons to get Pampers for $5/pack at CVS through April 4! Here’s how:

CVS: Spend $30 on participating P&G products, get a $10 ECB (limit 1)

Buy 4 Pampers Jumbo Pack diapers 2/$18 (excludes Splashers swim pants and Easy Ups)
Total = $36
Use four $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupons found here, here, or here
Pay $30 OOP
Get back $10 ECBs
Final cost $20, or just $5 each!

$2.00 off any one NUK orthodontic bottle 3-pack

There’s also a new printable coupons for Nuk baby bottles. which are my absolute favorite brand! You can print that coupon here.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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