Friday, July 25, 2014

Consign with Just Between Friends

I will be receiving a gift certificate to shop the sale and share with you all about Just Between Friends, but my love of consignment shopping and selling is all my own.

Driving around on a weekend right now, you see plenty of yard sales. I tried going to a few this past weekend and failed miserably. Like anyone that has children, we have a ton of things that are outgrown or simply not used anymore. I’d love to plan our own yard sale, but it’s really too much work for what I get out of it. That’s why I was so excited to find out about Just Between Friends of Middletown/Dover. They have seasonal sales where everyone can buy and sell gently used children’s items and maternity clothes.

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Middletown Fall 2014 Sale (FREE PASS)
September 6th & 7th
Louis Redding Middle School
201 New Street, Middletown DE 19709
Consignor drop off is Sept 5th 6-9pm

Dover Fall 2014 Sale (FREE PASS)
October 11th & 12th
Polytech High School
823 Walnut Shade Rd. Dover, DE 19901
Consignor drop off is Oct 10th 6-9pm

20 Reasons to Consign with JBF

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Win Your Back to School List & Help Teachers

Thanks to Great Clips for sponsoring this post, but my love for supporting teachers is all my own.

I can’t believe it’s already time to start Back to School shopping! For us, Charlie is starting pre-school this year. I’m honestly not sure if we have to do any back to school shopping for him or not yet, but I’m sure we’ll find out at our meeting next month.

Win your back to school List

I do remember shopping when I was younger and we had to have all the Lisa Frank supplies. Remember them? Then as we got into high school, we were required to have that really expensive calculator. You know which one I’m talking about. I remember my father used his Dremel tool to etch my name into the back. If you lost that thing, big trouble!

Parents have to spend a lot of money getting their kids all the gear they need (and some they just want) for back to school. Great Clips is giving you the chance to win your back to school checklist! To enter, just upload a picture of your school supplies list to the #GREATLIST contest for your chance to win your entire list! There’s a new winner every day and prizes are shipped right to your front door. For complete details, please visit the #GREATLIST contest page.

If you win, not only will you save money by receiving your back to school supplies for free, but you won’t have to drag the kids out to the crowds for back to school shopping!

Children’s Day at Cecil County Fair

Monday is Children’s Day at the Cecil County Fair. Last year, Charlie landed his cute self in the paper while digging for pretend bugs in a garden. This year seemed to be a bit more crowded, but it’s still so much nicer to go during the day before it really gets packed for the evening. The rides and carnival games aren’t open during this time. I know some people see this as a bad thing, but I love it. The 4-H groups, churches, and other organizations have activities just for children that are FREE! If the games and rides were open, the kids would be begging to do them. And trust me, they’re far from free.

So… after that wordy intro, here’s Wordless Wednesday! And don’t mind my grossness- it’s the County Fair, which means walking around in 90 degree weather, in the dirt and mud, sweating, petting animals, still sweating, and petting more animals- but I wouldn’t miss it!

Owen hanging out at Fairmaking a pig plant with mommygetting face painted like a buny

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lots and Lots of Fire Trucks

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Like most children, Charlie is completely in awe of fire trucks. This Lots and Lots of Fire Trucks set is perfect for him because he can see all the real action while staying inside the house!

Lots and Lots of Fire Trucks

I was rather impressed with the book that comes with this set. The book is aimed at older children and parents in my opinion, but I really do think it’s great. The book includes facts, history information, recipes, pictures, safety tips and so much more. The audio CD that comes with the set is perfect to entertain the little ones in the car.

Another weekend over

Weekends seem to fly by lately, right? It can’t just be me. This weekend I attempted to hit a couple yard sales with the boys. I remember why I like consignment shopping so much! We went to several yard sales that advertised they were “huge” sales and they were not even worth stopping. I seriously did a drive-by at quite a few. I think we ended up getting out at 3.

Charlie was thrilled with his find of the day: a skateboard ramp with a little magnetized skateboarder for $0.25! I was pretty happy finding 2 new sets of Toy Story pjs for him for $1.25 total!

Rolly Dome

Sorry for the really crappy picture, but I wanted to show you what he got. I can’t find the skateboard, but I’m sure he knows right where it is. For $0.25, it’s perfect! I’m looking on ebay for some more pieces. It’s called Rolly Dome and apparently it’s related to the X Games.