After Holiday Shopping

As I was cruising google news this morning, this headline jumped out at me:

Retailers hope for strong post-holiday sales

Title and picture from a USAToday article. On my FaceBook feed, many people, possibly to get a conversation started were asking if people were headed out to shopping during the ‘After Christmas Sales’.

If I didn’t have to work today, I would be at home, with my kids. Playing a game, out for a walk or writing our Thank You notes. I just spent weeks running around crazy trying to find a good deal on the Christmas gifts, I don’t need another shopping excursion.

I don’t mind shopping, but I rarely look at it as entertainment. I suspect this is a by-product of becoming a mom.

  • Money is tighter because now I have to plan for others’ needs, not just my wants.
  • When I do buy something, 90% of the time it is for someone else
  • Kids grow so quick and you have to keep replacing shoes, pants, so I don’t want to buy super nice things unless its important – like having good puddle stomping boots!
  • I value face time with my kids more than I value another pair of shoes in my closet. (Its close, but I still value the face time more… usually)

Go shopping if you must, but make sure to hug those you love tight too. That’s what I’m going to do when I get done buying diapers on the way home from work.


Warehouse Toy Sales in Sumner

This sounds so great and perfect timing for Christmas shopping. There is no way I would spend any significant time at a mall, or other major toy retailer. I do most my Christmas shopping online. It helps keeps me from standing in line at the Post Office for a large amount of time too.

Sounds Fun Mom has a great warehouse sale by Mega Brands listed on her website. It looks really cool. I haven’t been, but with three little boys in the house, I need to check this out! Historically, I hear they have a Toys For Tots drive during the sale. She also has some great tips about shopping the sale.  **Picture from website.


  • Thursday, November 15th 11:30AM-6:30PM
  • Friday, November 16th 11:30AM-6:30PM
  • Saturday, November 17th 9AM-5:30PM

Just Between Friends (JBF) Consignment Sale

October 18th-21st at Puyallup Fairgrounds

November 30-December 2nd at Olympia at Faith Community Center: 7075 Pacific Ave – you can STILL register to consign for this Toy and Holiday event!

If you have children, are expecting children, or work with children, you simply can’t miss JBF’s twice-yearly events. 50,000 sq/ft of shopping & selling, and your best opportunity to buy (50-90% off retail) and consign (earn 65-70% in CASH) quality new & gently-used clothes, toys, strollers, furniture and more for your family!

Baby, Toddler, and School-age Clothing (current season only)
Girls sizes preemie – 16 (No Juniors sizes)
Boys sizes preemie – 20

Seasonal Items
Spring Sale: Easter
Fall Sale: Halloween & Holiday

Other Items Include: Furniture, Arts/Crafts, Strollers, Car Seats etc.

Semi Annual Mega Multiples Sale

ImageThis is a WONDERFUL sale for kiddos birth through size 5. While I mourn that my olders are now out of size for this great event, it is hosted by the Tacoma Parents of Multiples group. This group is a great resource for mother and fathers of multiples (twins, triplets, quads and more!) I have been a member of the group and think it is a great place to find information and camaraderie celebrating all that is the multiple lifestyle. Support the great ladies and gents, and score some pretty cool baby/kid stuff for the family at a steep discount.  Toys, clothes, strollers, cribs, and more! And remember, this is the last Mega Multiples sale before Christmas!! (Im planning on looking for some blanket sleepers for my ever growing younger!)  **HINT: There is a crowd, so come early and be prepared to line up about 15min early!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

10:00am until 2:00pm


Mark your calendar! And help us spread the word by inviting your friends. The Tacoma Parents of Multiples Annual Mega Multiples Sale is Saturday October 6th!!!


Proceeds will benefit TPOM, which supports families with multiples in the greater Tacoma area. Held at Bates Technical College South Campus Auditorium in the Home and Family Life building. It is open to the general public and you do not need to have multiples to attend.


Along with gently-used children’s clothing (preemie to 7) you’ll find:

Single, Double and Triple Strollers, Nursery Equipment, Swings, Cribs, Beds, Car Seats, Gates, Highchairs, Pack N Plays, Changing Tables, Infant Carriers, Exersaucers, Play Yards, Bikes, Shoes, Maternity Clothes, Nursing Supplies, Books, CD’s, DVD’s, Videos, Toys, and More!

Cash and now accepting credit cards with a $50 minimum purchase!

*bring a laundry basket to help you shop!

via TPOM Semi Annual Mega Multiples Sale.

Plant Sale at Seymour Conservatory


September 22
Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 22 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Keep your garden blooming with a trip to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory’s annual fall plant sale from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 22.

Hardy herbs, garden mums, perennials and houseplants will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. The sale will be held at the Metro Parks Greenhouses at Point Defiance Park, North 54th and Shirley Street, east of the go-cart track. For more information call 253-591-5330.

Plant Sale Location:
Point Defiance Greenhouses, 5402 N. Shirley Street

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory; 591-5330
316 S. G St., in Wright Park