Thrifty Thursday: Art Studio AND Free Stuff for Moms

Welcome to Liv, Laugh, Love’s first THRIFTY THURSDAY!


Each Thursday, I will share a bargain I found the prior week and some ways for you to save even more money on the products and services you love! Although this is a mom blog, there will be something for everyone! The best part is, you can link-up to share your favorite bargains and buys as well!

I love to bargain shop. Thrift stores and consignment sales are some of my favorite places to go to find bargains for Liv, but this week we found a great deal at Toys R Us!

We were lucky to come across the Crayola Play ‘n Fold Art Studio  for just $29.99. We also bought some washable crayons to go with her new easel and stool. Our budding artist has been enjoying her toy all week!


The studio also comes with a stool, perfect for a young toddler, 4 sheets of colored paper, and 77 magnetic letters and numbers that can go on the board. I’ve been drawing letters while Liv has matched up the magnetic counterparts with my art letters! It’s been fun and educational, and very easy to assemble and move around. The easel has a clip to hold the paper and folds down to become a desk.

Normal price for the Crayola easel, desk, and stool set is around $45-50. It’s paid for itself in one week!

The only thing better than low priced items are FREE items!

After having Liv, I was signed up for MOM365 through the hospital photography program. We didn’t end up buying any of the pictures, but I enjoyed the mom related emails the site sent.

Right now, MOM365 is offering $60 in free gifts ($20 gift card from Shutterfly, $20 gift card from and a free $20 keepsake from Mom365 Newborn Photography). All you have to do is sign up on their site. I wish they would have had that promo when I joined. I love Shutterfly!

Do you have some bargains to share? Link up every Thursday with the Thrifty Thursday Link-Up! Make sure to visit and follow the pages on the link-up and enjoy saving money!

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links and affiliate links from MOM365.

I was not approached or compensated in any way for the review for the Crayola Play ‘n Fold Art Studio. All opinions are my own (and Liv’s, of course)!


2 comments for “Thrifty Thursday: Art Studio AND Free Stuff for Moms

  1. Mom
    August 29, 2013 at 4:14 am

    When are we going thrift shopping again? Probably when I get a another job…

  2. August 29, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Good concept. Keep up the good work!
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