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Just Between Friends March 25, 2012

Filed under: about me,ethan,friendships,motherhood,shopping — cyurik @ 11:26 pm
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When my friends found out I was pregnant late fall of 2010 I was promptly invited to join them at the JustBetweenFriends sale the following spring to stock up on clothing, toys and furniture for the baby at amazing prices. JBF happens twice a year in our area and is a consignment sale of epic proportions.  I’ve since attended two more sales – but this weekend I volunteered to earn early entrance, getting a jump start on the shopping madness and it was well worth it! Here’s my haul from the Thursday presale:

1 Tickle Me Elmo

1 Baby’s First Year Silver Frame

1 Fisher Price Barnyard Bowling

1 Chuck the Truck

1 Fisher Price Learning Activity Table

1 Pair Black Dress Shoes

1 Pair Brown Casual Dress Shoes

1 Pair Black Sandals

6 Piece Knicker Suit (w/ suspenders, tie, hat and shoes)

4 Piece Suit (w/ tie)

1 Brown Plaid Hat

6 Pairs Fleece Jammies

2 Pairs Cotton Jammies

1 Jogger Suit

1 Elmo Button Up Shirt

2 Pairs of Cargo Shorts

2 Polo Shirts

1 Mickey Mouse Jungle Safari Short Set

1 Lizard Short Set

3 Onsies

2 Polo Style Onsies

1 Polo Shirt

3 Jumpers

3 Sweater Vest w/ Matching Button Up Shirts

1 Yellow Swim Shorts and Shirt

1 Hoodie Short Set

1 Sweatshirt

1 Sweater

1 Hoodie Short Set with Hat

1 Sweatshirt and Pants Set

1 Pair Pants

 Total Retail Value = $1,081 (I googled prices and brands just out of curiosity)

 

What did I pay you may be wondering???  DRUMROLL PLEASE….. $220

 

Amazing right!?!  And then…  Sunday is free admission and 1/2 Price on Most Items Day so before my volunteer shift began I did a little more shopping just to see what was left and found three great button up shirts, an alligator book, a V-Tech talking/remote control type dog and some darling shorts all for just another $25. 

 

JBF is amazing and I can say this first hand because I’ve now seen it from behind the scenes.  Breaking down the sale today was an eye opener as to how much work truly goes into putting this event together – run a smooth and efficient event and then… tear it down, sort it and return everything left over back to the consignors or to donation as some consignors choose to do.  The spirits were great from all staff, all volunteers and it was clean and organized.  Those of you who know me well know that I cannot handle disorganiztion or uncleanliness what so ever and JBF has my “stamp of approval” for whatever that’s worth.  I just wanted to share with you all about this great event.  Spread the news and look for a JBF event in your area! 

 

Thank you JBF for helping to keep my little Ethan so well dressed and afordably so!  You have a customer, a volunteer and one day a consignor – and for many years to come!!!

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