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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall into Fall with Just Between Friends Lees Summit!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends of Lee’s Summit. All opinions are my own. 

Back to school seems to be in full swing, and for me, that's crazy to believe. We're still busy playing outside and visiting splash parks, but we've had a hint of fall weather this week and that reminded me that I need to take stock of what kind of clothes the kids need for the upcoming seasons! Is your child's wardrobe already set for colder temperatures, or do you still need to do some shopping?

I've never been a fan of paying full retail prices for clothing - that's just crazy, because kids outgrow things way too quickly! And let's talk about Christmas...who wants to pay retail prices for holiday surprises? I can't wait to shop the Just Between Friends Lees Summit sale and save on it all!

I've been to this sale multiple times. If you're new to consignment shopping, it can be a little bit overwhelming! There is a lot of stuff at each and every sale! The most important tip I can offer is this: don't go in there without a list of what you plan to buy. You'll get distracted without it! It's my goal to snag some winter gear and Christmas gifts for the kids when I'm shopping this weekend.

Last fall, I shopped a JBF sale and saved 78% on the items in the photo above! You can read more about my #BestDeal here!

Need more info? Check out the JBF Lee's Summit website for all the details you need. You can join their email newsletter for details on how to consign, shop, or volunteer.

If you're planning to stop by the sale, here's where to find it:
John Knox Pavilion in Lee's Summit
520 NW Murray Rd, Lees Summit, MO 64081 

Thursday 10am: Primetime $10 Admission (you get the best selection at this early sale and all fees go to help JBF's charity partners!)
Friday 10-7: $2 admission 
Saturday 10-5: free admission 
Sunday 10-5: free admission (50% off sale!!) 

When you visit on Sunday for the 50% sale, bring your kids along to get a FREE photo from Bailey Paige Photo at her fall themed photo booth. Dress your kids in their Halloween costumes or just a cute fall outfit and download your free photo after you get home!

Follow along on Periscope to see behind the scenes of the sale - @JBFAmber will be posting all weekend long! You can also watch for me on Thursday morning around 9 AM when I'll be sharing my favorite deals on Facebook, Twitter, and on Periscope - @directorjewels!

If you're planning to shop the sale, don't miss the Facebook party for tips to find deals and the chance to win prizes like front of the line passes, prime time passes, JBF bucks, and more! The party is TONIGHT, Tuesday 8/25 at 9 PM central time. RSVP here!

What's the best consignment deal you've ever snagged?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY Kid's Back to School Craft Station

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias

I can't believe that summer is coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school soon. Wasn't it just the first of June? It's been a very busy summer here, and we're gearing up to start our at-home preschool program this fall. Lincoln and Addie are both so excited - they can't wait! Anytime we do a project that includes letters, numbers, paint, or glue, they are thrilled.

To get our schoolroom ready, I wanted to put together something to hold their basic craft supplies. I'm much more likely to sit down for craft projects multiple times a week if the supplies don't have to be dragged out of boxes and bins. It was a pretty quick project - only took part of a morning to make.

DIY Kid's Craft Station
Supplies Needed
-Small Candlestick
-Spray Paint
-Glue (you can use something strong like E6000 - but hot glue might work depending on your materials)
-Craft Supplies

To make the craft station, find a tray and bowl to use for your storage area. Mine are made out of very light plastic, so they won't hold up any really heavy craft supplies. For the small items I'm using they turned out fine, but I might get a heavier plastic when I make another one! Step one is to spray paint the tray, bowl, and candlestick. Once they have dried, you just glue them together with the candlestick between the two pieces.

Once your craft station is put together, you can head to Walmart to stock up on school supplies while you wait for the glue to dry! Our list of supplies, of course, included Scotch® Magic Tape. There's no way we could get through preschool crafts without it! I found the Scotch® Magic Tape in both the stationary and seasonal sections at Walmart.

We stocked up on other preschool craft supplies too, and went home to get our craft station all set up.

With supplies like googly eyes, paper fasteners, craft sticks, and pom-poms, I know we will be able to create endless projects this school year.

I had to get some Post-It® Notes, too - in our house, we can never have too many of those. The kids love playing with them and I love that Post-It® products always stick securely, yet remove cleanly.

Which 3M products are essentials on your back to school shopping list? How much Scotch® Tape do you use in a typical school year?

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias

Monday, August 3, 2015

Simple Choices with T-Mobile + Target Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by, but all opinions are my own. 

How much are you paying for your phone service? It can be overwhelming to find a good deal in the sea of mobile offers out there! It's much more fun to spend time picking out which phone you want instead of which plan - so I'm always up for a deal that's easy to understand. I much prefer a Simple Choice if I have to make a choice at all!.

There are many plans out there, plus T-Mobile coupons to help sweeten the deal. T-Mobile's Simple Prepaid Plan is one of the easiest-to-understand plans I've found.

Here are the details!

T-he plan starts out at $40 for unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of 4G LTE data. It includes unlimited talk, text and data while on the network, with no overages or annual service contracts! NOW! includes unlimited calls and text to and from any number, including mobile phones, in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. You can even use your monthly 4G LTE data in Mexico and Canada like in the U.S., at no extra charge.

-Data Stash™ rolls your unused 4G LTE data forward in to the next month, for domestic use in the next 12 months. Available with 3GB and 5GB data options.

-Music Freedom™ with unlimited music streaming on our network from top services such as Pandora and iHeart Radio without using your data.

-Unlimited data and texting when you travel to any of 120+ countries and destinations so you can stay connected when you’re abroad.

-Wi-Fi Calling: every Wi-Fi connection works like a T-Mobile tower.

-Smartphone mobile hotspot: Use your device as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

What would you do with all the savings from a Simple Choice phone plan?


One person will win a $300 Target Gift Card! This giveaway will end on September 3 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited.

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