Just Between Friends Pass

Here is a FREE pass to get into opening day of Just Between Friends #JBFPhilly Kid Consignment Sale at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. (Simply show it on your phone when you arrive to get free admission)

The sale opens to the public today and runs through March 17th. I was at the presale yesterday with the cutest shopping buddy and I was amazed at all the good deals. Bring a wagon, a water bottle + snack and be ready to get shopping!

Head over to Instagram + leave me a comment on any good deals you buy at #JBFPhilly! Happy shopping!

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JBF Philly Spring Sale 2019

Better than Black Friday 🖤…it’s #JBFPhilly Presale Day💜 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
🛍🛒Shop the day before they open to the public for the best selection and savings.
💜Early Shopping:
Wednesday, March 13 from 2pm-9pm.
Get your 🎟 👉https://bit.ly/2Hm3V7Q
💜Open to the Public:
Thursday, March 14 & Friday, March 15: 9am-8pm
Saturday, March 16: 8am-5pm
Sunday, March 17: 8am-3pm – Many items an additional 50% off
Get your FREE 🎟 👉https://bit.ly/2WSPLQJ
Shopping bags provided. Cash, VISA, MC, and Discover accepted.
What deals are you most excited for? Comment below!

Just Between Friends Philly Consignment Sale

Who’s excited for this year’s Just Between Friends Philly consignment sale!? I am! The Just Between Friends Philly Consignment Sale {#JBFPhilly} is happening March 13-17th, 2019 at the Greater Philly Expo in Oaks, PA  (100 Station Ave – HALL C, Oaks 19456). Grab your tickets HERE!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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SHOPPING LIST

I already have a wish list saved on my phone filled with items I’m hoping to pick up for my kids. The Spring JBF Philly sale will actually be my first time. I feel like I am preparing for a marathon event. I plan to wear my mom uniform of black leggings, sneakers and a tee while I shop. Comfort = quick to grab those items first!

I love a good sale and #JBFPhilly sounds like a frugal shopper’s dream. I’m over spending so much money on new clothing that only fits for a season. Unfortunately, I did not receive any hand-me downs for my children. I wish someone told me years ago to check out JBF consignment sales!

WHAT’S ON MY LIST?

      • Push along car
      • Little tikes coupe for my son
      • Snowsuits in various sizes
      • Barbie gear (I am on a mission to find a barbie vehicle that will actually fit inside her dollhouse garage #supermom)
      • UGGS
      • Superhero tee-shirt
      • Holiday attire
      • Costumes
      • Bike Helmet
      • Roller Skates
      • Water Sandals (size 5.5/10,10.5)
      • Holiday decor
      • Size 6/7 girls clothing
      • Size 2/3 toddler boy

CONSIGNMENT SALE TIPS

I’ve been asking all my fellow mom friends and past JBF attendees for tips on how to score big during the big sale!

#1 Make a list and go for the big ticket items first! 

#2 Bring an IKEA bag, wagon, stroller, etc to carry all your goodies!

#3 Bring a friend and leave your kids at home!

#4 Review all the items you are considering buying (stains, pulls, etc) and check prices/value

#5 Make a budget. That’s right. Ask yourself, do you really need this?

CONSIGN AT JFB

Did you know an average JBF consignee makes $400 or more during a JBF sale?! You can too. Yes, I was shocked at that figure too. Consignors earn 60% on their sold items and there are NO LIMITS on the # of children’s clothing items or other “stuff” that you can sell! You can even use your smartphone to tag. It’s so easy! Click here to find out all about tagging + consigning at a JBF event near you. *Tip: if you don’t have time to tag, JBF has valet service. They have taggers who prep, price and transport your items to the sale…EASY!

I’ve gotten lucky and sold a few items here and there on local mom fb groups but currently, I have over 5 bins full of good/great condition clothing. The JBF consignment sale has my name all over it!

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Learn more about the JBF Philly Sale below:
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WHAT ARE YOU FAVORITE TIPS AT CONSIGNMENT SALES? I’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU SHARE THEM BY LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW!

Follow me on Instagram for more #JBFPhilly updates and footage from the sale. I can’t wait to share with you all about my shopping experience!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends Philly.

Beary Special Birthday

Theodore is ONE! This has hands down been the fastest year of my life. For Theodore’s birthday I wanted to play on the theme of “woodland” and “bears” since he’s our “Teddy!” The first decoration I purchased was Theodore’s bear cake topper from Etsy. I customized the bear with a white ballon and a black and white plaid wrapped present. As soon as I received the cake topper in the mail, I fell in love with the buffalo print and decided to add more of the print to the party! I purchased a B/W buffalo print table runner from Amazon (cheaper than a full table cloth). And, Little Blue Olive from Etsy also made a customized B/W buffalo print “ONE” party hat to match the occasion! I love their keepsake party hats and crowns.

I ended up buying a lot of decor on amazon for this party. Literally, who has time to shop these days? And, I personally don’t have time to do it with two kids in tow. The “one” balloon, mason jars, letter-board and cake stand were all purchased on amazon. And, to make things a lot easier, I second hand purchased many of the other decor items (digital print of the mountains, 2nd cake stand, cupcake wrappers and toppers, greenery, tree straws, bear print balloons, etc). I got lucky!

The mountains were printed on engineer paper from Staples. I cut them out and glued them to cardboard for support to display as the party backdrop! It was a fun project. My daughter even helped with the glue.

I bought a styrofoam cone from AC Moore and got munchkins from Dunkin Donut to make the dessert tree! The tree took way more donuts than anticipated! The back of the tree was bare since we didn’t have time to run out to buy more!

To fill the party table, I added some additional personal touches. I picked up a B/W XOXO valentine frame ($3) from target and put a newly printed birthday photo of Theodore in it. I framed the “12 months” milestone card by Pearhead. I also displayed a Polaroid photo from his cake smash a few days prior in a cute winter woodland card holder.

For the guests, I requested that they “log in” and leave a message for the birthday boy in the book “the wonderful things you will be.” The book can be purchased from amazon, here!

Theodore’s birthday cake is homemade. I had to buy the cake pan since I didn’t own the smaller circular size (again, amazon). His cake was 3-tiered which I felt was the perfect size for our party size. We had about 35 guests.

The additional breakfast treats were purchased from Whole Foods and displayed in “bear” bowls and on the secondary cake stand.

I used the mason jars for water! I put a “bark” paper straw in each cup and added twine around the cup for a cute rustic touch. If I had more time, I would have created a themed birthday beverage to go with the glassware. If you have any questions about the party decor, leave a message or send me a DM over on Instagram!

Happy Birthday Theodore! Mama loves you! 🐻💙

Holiday Cheer with Basic Invites

For the last 7 years, I have been sending our Annual Christmas Card to our family, friends, clients and colleagues. I get so much JOY from choosing a new card design and photo each holiday season. This year will be our Son’s 1st Christmas and I cant’ wait to send out our first holiday card as a family of FOUR! I literally feels like yesterday I was pregnant with him and getting ready for the holidays, unsure if he was going to surprise us with an early delivery!

Basic Invite makes designing, ordering and sending your holiday cards so easy! To begin with, Basic Invite allows you to customize the entire design process, from the color & style of font, envelopes and image location. They offer unlimited colors, custom sample and over 40 types of envelopes.

This year was my 1st year using Basic Invite to design & send my holiday cards.  I’m so happy I made the switch. Basic Invite made collecting new addresses so easy via a customized link I could simply text or email my friends and family. Now, all my addresses are stored on my account. Basic Invite also offers address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders!

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Since the holidays get chaos, I choose to make my life STRESS-FREE and selected to have Basic Invite to take care of all my postage & mail. You heard me…they are mailing my holiday cards directly to everyone selected in my address book. Tip: include your own address!

My gift to you is 30% OFF your HOLIDAY order! Its never too late to send your holiday or new year cards! Use code Holi30!

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This year we took holiday photos with Carly Landolt Photography at Longwood Gardens. We had so many favorite shots we decided to do a collage layout on the back of our holiday card. We also choose the white envelope with a gold liner to match the foil on our card. Our holiday cards came turned out so elegant and beautiful!  We’ve already received so many compliments!

 

Happy Holidays, and thank you Basic Invite for allowing us to send some holiday cheer this season with your stationary!

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Another holiday tip: save each year’s holiday card and put them into a 5×7 photo album. You can pack it away with your holiday decor and add to it every year!

HAAKAA BREAST PUMP REVIEW

Hey there…Mom Tribe, Mom Community, my social media followers + friends…where were you? How is it that over 80% of you own a HaaKa, and yet I’m the last to know about it? Its okay, I forgive you! This blog post is for all the new moms, those expecting, and those like me who are just looking for better pumping solutions! Pregnant? Attending a baby shower soon? Buy the Haakaa right now….you won’t regret it!

 

It’s seriously the coolest must-have! The Haakaa is a silicone breast pump that is award winning, best-selling, and nursing mom and lactation consultant recommended. Its easy to CLEAN and USE! Simply suction to your breast and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using suction. Attach the pump while your child is feeding on your other breast and collect all let down and milk which would other wise be lost into a breast pad (again, mom tribe…where were you when I was exclusively pumping the first 2 months of my son’s life). This would of been a lifesaver for my overnight pumping sessions, feedings or when I was engorged during the day as my milk supply adjusted to my baby’s needs. It is so much easier than cleaning all the pump parts and being attached to cords of an electronic pump. The HaaKaa is a must for long distance trips, planes, car rides or anywhere you would like to pump silently and quickly! Leave a comment if you have any questions, but this mama over here highly recommends the HaaKaa!

Click my Amazon Influencer link HERE to buy your HaaKaa today!

 

Beach with the Kids

What do you need to pack for a beach trip with the kids? I try to keep it minimal whenever possible but there’s some long beach days or “hot” days that require some extra gear. My family has a shore house that I keep equipped with the “must-have” kid items to avoid unnecessary packing every summer weekend. I think our goal is the same… Keep the kids happy + let the parents enjoy some sun (and maybe some quiet). Since we are back in the infant world, I included some gear to keep our little babies happy + safe from the sun! Check out my recommendations below + leave a comment with any of your favorite beach products!

 

A few other must haves I love to pack is a baby carrier, insulated lunch box with snacks, lots of water, swim diaper, swaddle blanket, beach towel, beach toys + bucket, sunscreen, hats + sunglasses, SPF protective swimwear.

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Happy Summer! And, if you’re not already following me on Instagram….click HERE! I’ll be sharing more of my favorite products over there. XO, S