Splurge vs Steal with thredUP

I have a confession.  I'm obsessed with a very specific dress from Lands End. It's called the Fit & Flare Dress and I bought one at full price (gasp) a while back on the recommendation of a friend. I love the material, and how well it fits. It was a home run for me, and that doesn't happen very often with online shopping. 

Once I decided I loved this dress I wanted more of them. More colors, more patterns, more. But who can afford to shell out $60 on a simple knit dress? This is when I turned to thredUP. What I love the most about shopping on thredUP is being able to search a specific brand, size, and even color. They make it so easy to narrow down and find what I want, I can tell in just minutes if they have what I'm looking for in stock.

After a little searching I found 3 of my favorite dresses for sale at thredUP. The best part, they were just a third of the price that I had paid when ordering directly from Lands End. So I got 3 for the price of 1! Here they are, all lined up in my closet. Can you tell which one was the splurge and which one was the steal?


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Free $20 Credit from thredUP

For a limited time, thredUP (my favorite site for online consignment) is currently offering new members a FREE $20 credit whenever you sign up for a new account. With this credit, you should be able to score great deals on kid’s clothing, women’s shoes, handbags, and more…

Shipping is a flat rate of $5.99 or FREE on orders of $70 or more and the $20 credit cannot be combined with any other discounts. So get shopping, there are lots of discounted name-brand clothing, accessories, shoes, and more available!

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Getting Ready For The Extracurriculars with thredUP

Yes, I realize it's only July.  But the truth is that we have a little over a month until school is back in session and with back-to-school also comes back-to-extracurricular.  In our house that means dance and soccer.  Lucky for me thredUP has my covered in this department.  Not only can I shop for back-to-school clothes for the kids, but they also sell gently used athletic and dance shoes and apparel.  

A quick search for dance items found me plenty of leotards, as well as tap shoes.  If you've ever purchased new tap shoes for your little one you know that they can be very expensive and they grow out of the so fast.  To get you started I've created a style shop with lots of dance items linked for purchase.  You can check it out here.

Both my kids are going to play soccer this year so that's another extracurricular activity that I'm going to need to shop for.  Once again, thredUP comes to the rescue.  With a great selection of gently used clothing and shoes, the kids will be outfitted for their games at a fraction of what I would spend at a sporting goods store.  I've also put together some of my favorite pics from the sports section of thredUP.

So there you have it, back-to-school and back-to-extracurricular-activity shopping made easy with a little help from thredUP.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Painting

My kids were never fans of the loud noises that come with fireworks, so this craft was perfect for them. Use a cardboard tube to create your own fireworks at home this 4th of July.  Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Paper Towel Roll Flag

With the 4th of July just a few days away it's the perfect time to create a fun flag the kids can use to celebrate. Click here for details.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Easy 4th of July Crafts for Kids

The 4th of July is right around the corner and it's the perfect time for some crafting with the kids.  This was a post I did for the Jacksonville Moms Blog last year with some great activities for the kids.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Fishing Game

This fishing game is from a few years back, but it's still a big hit at our house.  The kids will take turns setting it up for each other to go "fishing".  Click here for instructions so you can make your own game.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Paper Towel Roll Campfire

It might be too hot for a campfire outside, but kids will love making their own campfire inside.  Pair this with a snack of smores and it's sure to please everyone.  Click here for instructions.


Summer Boredom Buster for Kids :: Toilet Paper Roll Log Cabin

If your plans for the summer include camping, then I have a few fun crafts for you.  The kids made this cute log cabin a few years back when we were getting ready for our summer vacation.  Click here for all the details.


100 Free Things To Do This Summer {as seen on Jacksonville Moms Blog}

One of my favorite posts to do for the year is the free {and almost free} summer activities round up for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  Even if you're not local to Jax, it's a great resource for the summer.


Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Science Experiments

Most people have mixed baking soda and vinegar to create a fun eruption, but have you ever tried capturing all the gas that is released by the chemical reaction?  In this fun experiment kids can actually SEE the result of mixing 2 chemicals.  Click here for full details.