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consignment sales are not just for baby stuff

Hey Parents! Consignment sales are not just for baby stuff! [+ Giveaway!]

Now that my daughter, who is 5 years old, is no longer a baby – sometimes consignment sale shopping can seem a little outgrown, but then I go back every sale and remember how amazing it really is! There are a number of items I always find at each sale I go to, that save me so much money over retail pricing.

consignment sales are not just for baby stuff

Consignment Sales for Big Kids

Here are a few of my favorite items to look for:

Clothing: Clothes, clothes and more clothes. This is the number one item I get at consignment sales now. I am able to get Lennox’s full summer wardrobe for $150 or so. During the spring sales I love to find lots of sundresses, bathing suits and play clothes for summer camp. Another great clothing item to find are school uniforms – especially during the fall sale. They are usually about 90% off retail prices – you can’t beat that!

 

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Shoes: Shoes, especially those for summer camp or playdates are great to find at consignment sales. Kids are tough on shoes and can out grown them so quickly, I hate to spend $30-40 a pair – $3-6 each is much better! Since usually your kids aren’t with you at the sale, try this tip to find does that fit without them there!

shoes

Books: There are endless boxes of books at Just Between Friends Fort Worth. Books are a great thing to find, especially on the half-price days. A book for 50cents to $2 is great, especially for hardcover books! 

Games: Board games are abundant at Just Between Friends Fort Worth and a great addition to your playroom or family game night. Usually I can find board games in great condition for $2 or $3. I try to get 2 or 3 new ones each sale. 

Toys: A lot of the toys that are at Just Between Friends are actually for younger children, but there are still some great Melissa & Doug craft sets, Barbie’s and other dolls and whatever the current trendy toy is! Finding a few new toys each sale as a “gift” right away is always fun too.

So, as you can see – there are plenty of items to shop for even when your kids outgrow all of the baby equipment and baby toys. 

Just Between Friends Fort Worth, is by far my most favorite consignment sale. It has so many great deals and I look forward to it every Spring and Fall. The Spring 2016 sale is coming up within the next few weeks. If you aren’t familiar with Just Between Friends Fort Worth by now, it is Texas’ Largest children and maternity consignment sale. It is located at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall in 75,000 sure feet. It will be open to the public March 3-6th (full schedule can be found here).

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If you are a first time parent or even a grandparent, you won’t want to forget to sign up for an early shopping time. Registration is open until March 1. You can also shop early by volunteering and/or consigning! 

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Lucky for you – I’m giving away a $15 JBF Fort Worth Gift Card. All you have to do is enter by using the rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be selected on February 21st. The winner must pick up the gift card at the spring sale. Other JBF bloggers are not eligible to win. 

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At Home Store Fort Worth Texas

#AtHomeFinds at the new At Home Store

Does everyone remember Garden Ridge? Over the last year or so they all turned into the At Home store. At Home is a home decor superstore that has everything from seasonal holiday items to just about everything you need to decorate your home! I visited At Home this week that is opening in my neighborhood and I was so happy to see that there was SO many items that I wanted to buy and everything was so trendy. I won’t lie and tell you that the last time I went into Garden Ridge (prior to the change) that I was impressed, I wasn’t. It was underwhelming and not trendy – but I will tell you that At Home has really turned into a great store! I know I will be shopping there from now on.

at-home-store-ft-worth-02As you may or may not know, we are in the process of moving and I have so many things that I want/need to get once we move in. I found so many items while I was there, that I can’t wait to go back after we move in to start decorating our new home. I want to show you some of the different departments in the store and items that I plan on going back for!

Of course, one thing that everyone shops for there is seasonal decor – from Christmas Trees to inflatable, they have them and bigger than ever! at-home-store-ft-worth-03Lennox really wanted that big inflatable! She also loved the Christmas Trees. at-home-store-ft-worth-04After we cruised through the holiday stuff – we’ll be back for more of that closer to Christmas! I wanted to check out the chairs and sofa’s they had. We have a formal living room in our new house and no furniture for it! Finding items that won’t break the bank is one of my priorities too! I found this cute sofa for only $399! It was very comfortable and seemed well-built. at-home-store-ft-worth-09There were some great bar stools – every size, shape and color was available for under $100!at-home-store-ft-worth-08I also found these nice chairs – I think I may get one for my computer desk that is part of the living room.at-home-store-ft-worth-06If you don’t like those chairs – they have about 50 other ones to pick from!at-home-store-ft-worth-07And if you really are unsure of what goes together and you don’t want a true set – At Home has some great room displays set up around the store!at-home-store-ft-worth-01After leaving the chair/sofa department, we saw aisles upon aisles of pillows…at-home-store-ft-worth-10They really had every color of the rainbow! They also had aisles of wall decor from formal pieces to children’s pieces. at-home-store-ft-worth-11at-home-store-ft-worth-12

There really was a little bit of everything in the At Home store. I really am excited to go back when I have some more ideas in my mind of what I need to buy and can’t wait to decorate on a budget!

If you live in the North Fort Worth / Alliance area of Texas – your new neighborhood store, located at 2201 Porter Creek Drive has their grand opening THIS WEEKEND (starting Friday October 15th)! You don’t want to miss a weekend full of festivities, giveaways and great deals!

Note: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated in return for this post. All photos and opinions are 100% my own and true.

 

 

PUMPKIN SPICE RECIPES

10 Delicious Pumpkin Spice Recipes

Fall is officially here and things are BUSY BUSY. But make sure you have time to enjoy the season and make some delicious fall treats. Pumpkin is of course one of the most favorite fall flavors. I personally don’t love the pumpkin spice latte as Starbucks that everyone flips for – but I do love some delicious pumpkin sweets. Here are a collection of 10 mouth-watering pumpkin recipes!

PUMPKIN SPICE RECIPES

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies



Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin French Toast

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Pound Cake