What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales (and What to Skip)

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales

Almost 4 years ago, I went to my first kids consignment sale, a Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Eagan, MN. I was pregnant with my daughter Jaye and had just finished scarfing a hamburger and onion rings from Burger King in the car. I had no clue what to expect. 4 years later, Jaye is 3 and a half and I'm gearing up for my umpteenth kids consignment sale, Just Between Friends Fort Worth to prepare to welcome a new baby in just a few short weeks. So I thought I'd dish up some advice I've … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum

Artscape Giveaway, Dallas Arboretum

Next weekend, April 26 & 27, the Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual fine art show and sale, Artscape. It's a 3 day art fair hosted in the Arboretum gardens, featuring artists of all types, entertainment, food and fun for all ages! I'm especially excited about the artist demonstrations, where different artists will be demonstrating their craft for you to watch and learn. I'm hoping to soak up some creative spirit and skills. The Dallas Arboretum’s Annual Fine Art Show and Sale. April … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales (with a Giveaway!)

10 Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales

It's that time of year again--consignment sale season! Last fall, I went to SIX different consignment sales. Whew. It was kind of exhausting. But worth it in the name of research - check out my Guide to DFW Consignment Sales. Today, as a further result of that research, I'm sharing my strategy for this spring, tips for shopping at consignment sales, and a giveaway! First off, my strategy. This spring I'm only going to ONE consignment sale. "Which one?" is of course the next question. The … [Read more...]

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

I was about to start this post with some mumbo-jumbo about the weather getting cooler and that reminding me of chili and lalalalala. But instead, I'm just going to cut straight to the chase: I made these Cornbread Chili Cups for lunch after church on Sunday, and they were scrumptious. Growing up, we always went out to eat as a family for lunch on Sundays in my family. Phil and I haven't continued that tradition in our family. We prefer to eat out as a family on Friday nights (usually at our … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat! YumEarth Candy Giveaway

YumEarth Candy Giveaway

October is here and the trick-or-treaters will be knocking all too soon! Enter the YumEarth candy giveaway! Prepare your candy basket with all natural, yummy candy from YumEarth!  YumEarth is free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes, and made with real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients, grown on sustainable family farms.  YumEarth also never contains gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts.  Plus, they taste absolutely delicious! YumEarth is my favorite brand of candy to let … [Read more...]