My mission with this new baby has been to find a sit and stand stroller. Knowing that I'd need containment for my Lily, who loves to run any chance she gets. Remember Halloween? Ummm, yeah. Containment necessary.
I'm not one who has to have brand new everything. This baby will have her own new stuff, but the big stuff? Not necessary. So, I've been scouring Craigslist and consignment sales to find one in good shape at the price I want to pay.
Remember when I told you about the Just Between Friends consignment sale in Pittsburgh this coming weekend? Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a luncheon and then had the ability to shop early at the presale.
At the lunch, I met Kelly, the guru who owns and runs the JBF sale, and some of the great local ladies of Macaroni Kid whom I've "known" online for awhile, but had never met in person. It was wonderful to put faces to names! By the way, if you're not familiar with Macaroni Kid in your area...find them! It's a wonderful free resource for all things family and mamas.
After lunch, we were off to explore the enormous sale! I mean, enormous! There were so many items--toys, baby swings, strollers, clothes 0-3months up to size 12, shoes, maternity clothes, outside toys, sport equipment, shoes, toddler tables, toy boxes, books, puzzles etc etc etc. If you need it or think you need it for a baby or kid, they've got it!
I headed to the strollers first. After all, this sit and stand stroller is my mission for this new baby!
Rows and rows of strollers.
I saw three sit and stands. All three were one brand in particular. One was more the double stroller type with the two actual seats and not what I was looking for. So, then I was down to two. Exactly the same except for color. Then I noticed one did not have the infant seat attachement which is super important to me. I headed over to the infant seat section and found a brand like the one I have to make sure it would fit on the one sit and stand that did have the attachment. Score! I looked over the stroller, made sure the buckles all worked, noticed a tray in the basket underneath which was the snack tray after the infant seat is no longer being used. Okie dokie, this is exactly what I was looking for! Seriously, I scored this gem for thirty dollars!!
I strolled around the entire place just looking and thinking about what I might need for our new baby and knew I would be looking for summer dresses for Lily.
The clothing racks were jammed full!! I've typically found that the older Lily has gotten the harder it's been to find clothes for her at consignment. Kids obviously are harder on clothes as they get older, so there's less selection. This was not the case this year at this sale! The clothes were in great shape with no holes and/or stains! I felt like the inspection of items before allowing into the sale was a legitimate action. One that is an important selling point for me!
I was looking for specifics this time...sun dresses and 4th of July outfits. I found exactly what I was looking for and Lily will be set for the month of July, not just the 4th. :)
The time is also coming after our new baby girl arrives and begins to outgrow her baby clothes and items, that I will be consigning and selling since this is our last baby. Just Between Friends is the sale for me! I'm already looking forward to the Fall sale!
Be sure to head out there this weekend!
Thank you, Kelly, for a great sale and a great time!!
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Disclosure: I was provided a presale pass for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.