Friday Fave: Just Between Friends Consignment Sales

When I became a mom for the first time, most of my baby “stuff” was new: given to us at our shower, purchased by us, or kindly given to us by friends and family. We did receive a few hand me downs, and that was fantastic too. As I became a more seasoned mom, I realized: there is very little need to buy much of anything new for your child. While there are a few things I will only buy new (carseats, pacifiers, and diapers come to mind), and times where I have to buy items new (again, diapers and pacifiers, or clothing when I can’t plan ahead), much of our baby items now are second-hand.

My youngest son gets hand-me-downs from his big brother, but I also try to find second-hand clothes for my oldest. Because lets face it- kids grow fast!! When I do buy new, I feel better that the second kiddo will likely get some use, but I’ve realized that buying clothes that others have worn is a great way to stretch your money. I’ve been able to join Facebook groups where I can purchase clothes and baby/kid items from other moms, and you can also sell on these pages.

Selling items is a great way to make some extra money or funnel it back into the purchases you’ll need to make. Selling on Facebook was the only option I knew of (aside from hosting a garage sale), and I did a lot of that until I learned about Just Between Friends (JBF) Consignment sales. Essentially, these sales are hosted all over the US- you use their computer system to create tags for your items, bring them all to one location at the date for your local sale, and then JBF does the rest.

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At-Home Date Ideas for Every Couple

By Melissa Castan, Blogger I learned pretty quickly that bringing home a baby can take a bit of a toll on the relationship with your significant other. I found with my husband that we needed to find a way to turn off mom and dad sometimes and just be Melissa and Dan. Although it is

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Balance is Not a Solo Act

Obviously I’m passionate about finding balance. And truthfully, I’m often not that great at it. Balance often seems like this idea that is possible but ugh- is so hard to find! It reminds me of Labyrinth (You know, the awesome 80s movie when Jennifer Connelly was a teenager?! Watch it if you’ve never seen it!).

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Starting Kindergarten: A Professional’s Perspective

By Keely Buchanan, Co-Founder Preparing for Denver Kindergarten As owner of Preparing for Denver Kindergarten, a Colorado-based Educational Consulting company, I am often asked when is the “right” time to start Kindergarten. There really is no one-size-fits-all answer; each family has to make the best decision they can with the information, resources, support, (and instincts)

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OMG . . . When to Start Kindergarten?!

Are you stressed out by kindergarten? Wait- I should clarify- do you have a kid who is not even in kindergarten and yet, and are stressed out the decision of when to start kindergarten? If your kiddos are really young or have a birthday in the first few months of the year, you may not

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Friday Fave: Northstar California Resort

Thank you to Northstar for hosting us for the afternoon- opinions of the day are all my own! My family loves Lake Tahoe. We’ve been coming at least yearly since I was a kid. My husband I got married at the top of Heavenly (Summer, 2008) and honeymooned at Northstar. Tahoe holds so many great

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5 Ideas to Teach your Kids About Money

By Michelle Cornish, CPA Did you know there are five main things you can do with money? I’m sure you can guess what some of them are:  spend…save…earn. What about the other two? Any ideas? What else do you need to teach kids about money? Invest and share!! What to Teach Kids About Money It’s

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Accomplishing your Goals: What you need to know

Setting goals seems to be something that people either love or hate. You might be a person who gets excited about setting and working toward goals, or maybe you’re on the other end of the spectrum and avoid goals at all costs. Wherever you are in the love-hate relationship with goals, keep reading as there’s

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Friday Fave: The Captain Underpants Book Series

The following contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase, there may be compensation for me with no additional cost to you. Happy reading! Though the Captain Underpants books are supposed to be for 2nd-5th grade, my 4-year-old loves them. Before you judge the title, and that I’m letting my little guy “read” them, hear me

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