I Always Buy Extra

I Always Buy Extra

Sometimes I think I drive my husband crazy. I’m one of those people who always has extra… of everything. Extra goldfish (for Abbie, which of course he ends up eating some of); extra soap, extra paper towels, extra toothpaste. I hate running out of things, so if it doesn’t go bad? I always have extra around and get nervous when the supply runs a little low. My mom is the same way, so I think I get it from her. Sometimes, I struggle to find space for all that stuff, but other times, I’m pretty thankful I know to stock…

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6 Reasons to Love Consignment Sales + Giveaway!

6 Reasons to Love Consignment Sales + Giveaway!

I’ve mentioned a few times that the majority of Abbie’s clothes are from consignment sales. From the moment we were expecting, I’ve been buying about 90% of her clothes that way. It’s absolutely my favorite way to shop for her, and if you haven’t shopped consignment sales for kids clothes before, you are seriously missing out. It’s one of the best ways to stock your kids’ closets. for SO many reasons. It’s affordable. This is the number one reason I started shopping consignment. Kids grow faster than we ever expect, and go through a LOT of clothes. I’ve heard countless…

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Why I Didn’t Shop #LillyforTarget

Why I Didn’t Shop #LillyforTarget

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that yesterday Target released their much-hyped Lily for Target collection. Women flocked to Target to snag it…but I wasn’t one of them. I purposely didn’t even try. Instead, I watched the craziness unfold through social media, and it all went down just as I thought it would. Now, I live in the south (as much as I fight it, Virginia is technically the south…), I’m a sorority girl, and I’m a mommy blogger. I’ve also been plus sized a good portion of my life, so Lily Pulitzer has mostly been…

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Consignment Sale Shopping Tips

Consignment Sale Shopping Tips

We are well into one of my favorite seasons of the year, and no, I’m not talking about the weather.  I’m talking about consignment sale season! If you’re a mom and you’ve never been to a consignment sale, you’re seriously missing out. They’re typically held in the spring and fall of every year, and one of the benefits of living in the DC area is there are TONS of them. The majority of Abbie’s clothes have come from consignment sales. I hit at least one every season, and usually more than one. They’re also how my mom clothed my little…

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On Thanksgiving Shopping

On Thanksgiving Shopping

This weekend is a big one for retailers – the holiday season officially kicks off, and the countdown to Christmas begins.  As I look forward to my long weekend, I can’t help but think about the days I worked retail, and the people who still do. I worked for Wal-Mart during my breaks from college – summer, winter, and spring break every year. When I worked there, not every store was a supercenter, and mine wasn’t – meaning the hours were 7am-11pm and we were closed on Thanksgiving. Not anymore. That store is now a supercenter and will be open…

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Well Endowed.

Well Endowed.

This is NOT a sponsored post.  These companies have no idea I’m writing about them – they’re just ones I personally love and have purchased from! Today I’d thought I’d take some time to talk about a particular issue of mine.  It’s one I have to deal with every day.  I have to carry it and support it every day of my life, and one I’ve had since I was about 12 years old.  It’s my chest. Yes, I know, you’re probably thinking, what’s the big deal? A lot of people would love to be well-endowed and it’s a normal problem,…

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Starting the Holiday Shopping…yes, already!

Starting the Holiday Shopping…yes, already!

So, Zulily has had Christmas stuff on their site all week…and that reminded me, I need to get working on our holiday presents! Yes, I’m the crazy person who starts shopping in July. Why so early?  Well, honestly, it makes everything so much easier – there are a LOT of events from October through February in my family, so the earlier I start, the better it is.  The breakdown:October: 2 Birthdays (Mine and sister Andrea), HalloweenNovember:  1 Birthday (My Mom) and ThanksgivingDecember: 2 Birthdays (Abbie and brother-in-law Greg), Christmas, and HannukahJanuary: 3 Birthdays (Chris, his dad, and my sister Melanie)February:…

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Baby Talk: Saving Money on Baby Clothes!

Baby Talk: Saving Money on Baby Clothes!

I’m linking up with Kristin for baby talk! When I got pregnant, and again we I found out we were having a girl, I couldn’t help but thingk about one thing: her clothes. Oh, the cuteness my baby would wear. Then I started looking at them in stores.  they’re deceiving, those cute little outfits.  $8 here, $10 there, $6 somewhere else, and before you know it, you’ve spent a good chunk of your paycheck on a few months’ worth of clothes.  Not good. Let’s face it, no matter how cute I make Abbie’s outfit, there’s a good chance she’s going…

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