Just Between Friends is now bringing their FABULOUS sale to Quakertown/Hatfield area! If you’ve never shopped a Just Between Friends sale, you are missing a true event! You can find name brand and boutique items for a fraction of what you would pay for these items at retail. Your money goes further when you shop here and you can know you are getting quality items being sold by other parents like you!
All merchandise is inspected to make sure you get only top-notch goods, so you can shop with confidence. And let’s face it. Most of us don’t have the time to run from garage sale to garage sale to save a few dollars. With Just Between Friends you can shop for the whole season in one day (o.k. Some folks come back several times during the sale!) to find all you need to get your family ready for the upcoming season.
Thursday April 18th
9:30am – Team Leaders Pre-Sale
10:30am – 16 hour volunteersPre-Sale
11:30am – 12 hour volunteers Pre-Sale
12:30pm – 8 hour volunteers Pre-Sale
1:30pm – 4 hour volunteers Pre-Sale
2:30pm – Consignor Pre-Sale
4:30pm Grandparent & First Time Parent PreSale
6pm – Family Pre-Sale
8pm – Sponsor Pre-Sale Passes
Friday April 19th Children are welcome
9:30am – 8:30pm Open to the Public $3.00 Admission Fee (click here to request free passes)
Saturday April 6th Children are welcome
9:30am – 8:30pm Open to the Public
What Can You Expect!
20,000 sq feet of neatly organized top quality gently used and brand new items for all your parenting needs!
- Baby, Toddler, and School-age Clothing for Spring/Summer
- Girls sizes preemie – Juniors
- Maternity for all seasons
- Books, Games, Puzzles, Arts & Crafts
- Strollers, Exersaucers, Bouncy Seats
- Seasonal Items (sandals, swimsuits, pool tools)
- BRAND NEW Melissa & Doug Items at least 25% off Retail
And they have a SPRING SWEEPSTAKES going on!
So do you love to win free stuff?
10th – $25.00 JBF Gift Card & 2 – 8hr Pre Sale Passes
9th – $50.00 toward 31 products with Michelle Marks
8th – $50.00 in your choice of Melissa & Doug Products
7th – 4 “It Works” Body Wraps & Program Analysis with Jessica Heron
6th – $50.00 JBF Gift Card & 4 – 12hr Pre Sale Passes
5th – 1 year Adventure Aquarium Explorer Plus Pass
4th – 1 year Family Pass to The Philadelphia Zoo
3rd – 1 year Please Touch Museum Pass
2nd – 2 Season Passes to Sesame Place
1st – 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo for a week in Orlando
How do I earn a chance to win you ask? Well its super easy and you have several ways of doing so: CLICK HERE for more info on how to qualify.
ANNNDDDD Because Danielle at JBF is soooooo AWSEOME she has offered a PRESALE PASS to one of our lucky readers! This PRESALE pass gives you exclusive access to shop on Thursday, April 18th. This is so cool because you get to shop BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! You get First DIBS on all of the great deals that are out waiting for you! Just enter via Rafflecopter below. The winner will be notified tomorrow night. GOOD LUCK!
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Knowing that I try to live as cleanly as I can,
my friend Annie from Tsi-La Organics recently sent me several samples from her perfume line to try. I don’t consider myself a TOTAL “Crunchy” mom, but I do love and appreciate organic products. I try to buy organic whenever I can but, honestly, organic perfume is something I never even thought about to buy for myself. You know that we moms hardly ever buy anything for “us.” I’d say 2 out of 3 of my shopping trips are for the house or the kids. So needless to say, I was thrilled to get these samples!
Tsi~La (pronounced chee-la), is the abridged version of the word “atsilvsgi”, meaning “flower” in Cherokee. Natalie Szapowalo and model Annie Morton founded Tsi~La Organics with the goal of offering pure and natural perfumes and skin care products that benefit your overall well-being.
Tsi-La is 100% pure! All of their products are Animal Cruelty Free, Vegan and made with Natural & Organic Ingredients.
100% PURE, AUTHENTIC & BEAUTIFUL
NO genetically modified organisms
NO harmful synthetic fragrance
NO synthetic colors
NO propylene glycol
NO excess packaging
Another reason I was so glad to share this find with you is that Tsi-La’s Green Luxury line of artisan perfumes, custom-made fragrances and skin care products are made in small batches and bottled by hand ~ right in a Bucks County studio! I am a HUGE proponent of BUYING LOCAL!
Each sample I opened smelled more delicious then the next one. I could really pick out the notes from each due to the purity of the product. Since all of the oils are blendable, I smelled AWESOME when I was done. The end result was a self made mix that made me smell good enough to eat!
Some of the samples I tried are:
Fleur Savage, which is beautiful floral fragrance with a hint of the woods.
Kizes has a really clean, fresh, almost creamy – citrus scent. (I like this one a ton!)
Kesu seems sensual. The type of scent you would wear when you want to heat things up at home. Oooh La La!
Fiori D’Arancio which smells delicious! It’s citrusy like Kizes, but also has other other ingredients (such as neroli flowers and caramelized vanilla) that bring an air of mischief, THIS WAS MY FAVE!
Tsi-La is an award winning product and has been featured as a favorite in many, many magazines!
And….because our site wouldn’t be here without all of you,
as our way of showing our appreciation and saying THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR FANS,
ONE OF OUR LUCKY READERS WILL RECEIVE A 4ML BOTTLE OF FIORI D’ARANCIO PARFUM OIL!
The entries for the giveaway will be open from today 4/3/13 until Sunday, 4/7/13 and the winner will be announced on the site on Sunday night.
All you need to do to win is enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below:
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Little Passports, A Global Adventure
A Review of Little Passports, A Global Adventure from a Teacher & a Mom to a 5 year old child.
Direct from my daughter, “I love it a lot and want to have one hundred more of Little Passports and Sam and Sofia sending me things from their adventures in other countries!” “It is a very good learning for all the kids that their moms and dads can teach them.” “And, it’s good for them to learn things.” There you have it folks….straight from my 5 year old. This programs receives her seal of approval and what better way to know if a program is worth your money and time, especially a program that is a monthly monetary and time commitment, than to get the kid approval.
So, I received this program to review a few months ago, but I needed to see a few countries (a couple months worth before felt comfortable to review) not just the initial program which included the suitcase and introduction from the 10 year old children who take the adventures, Sam & Sofia, to really be able to review it with an honest opinion. I based my review on how my daughter and I interacted with the program, learned from the program, how much interest was sparked to learn more and as well as how much we enjoyed the program. I have to say, I’m impressed. My daughter and I sat down this morning and I introduced Sofia & Sam to her, the darling little suitcase to store all the trinkets, letters, map and passport they sent.
After introducing the suitcase, passport and Sofia & Sam I gave her the first package from Brazil. I do recommend the company send the first country with the introduction package because my daughter was excited to get started, if they don’t do that already with their paying customers (Like I mentioned, we received this item to review for the parents and children). I’m glad we didn’t have to wait for Brazil to arrive, because it may have made the experience a little less exciting…almost like here is this really cool program, but I don’t have a country to show you how it really works.
Each month the package contains: a letter from Sofia & Sam explaining what country they are in and some interesting information about the country with a real photo of that point of interest, a sticker of the country to put on their suitcase, a pushpin sticker to place on the map to indicate which country their new pen pals wrote from, a flag sticker of the country for their little passport, some sort of trinket from the country (we received an Amethyst rock from a mine in the Amazon Rain Forest from Brazil in our first country package), a boarding pass with a secret access code to play fun games in the Boarding Zone area of www.LittlePassports.com and a page of activities (one of the activities tells you what country the new pen pals are going to be visiting next month).
You can choose from the World Edition or the USA Edition!
There are many choices as far as what you would like to order and pay for. You can pay for a year in advance $131.40 or signup for a year and pay $10.95 monthly or pay monthly for $1 more each month ($11.95). Also, you can choose less months. Check out the website for the most up to date pricing and your options.
Berry Friends Forever Review
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Friends Forever Released March 5, 2013
When the very formal Berry Bitty Buggy Derby is revived, the girls are unfamiliar with the traditional behavior for the event. Blueberry starts off as the resident expert, but eventually gets so obsessed with manners she does more harm than good. In the end, the girls work together and learn the true meaning of being BFF’s or Berry Friends Forever.
My little one watched it twice in a row she was so excited!! She loved this new release and I thought it was another great movie that taught my daughter more important life lessons! Thumbs up Strawberry & Friends!!! Keep it the good work!
When I had my daughter six years ago, I researched almost every baby product before I bought it or registered for it. I have to admit, I was a bit obsessed with scouring the internet and trying to find the best product for my money.
When my daughter was born, it was REALLY important to me to breastfeed. I felt it was the best gift a mother could give her child. But alas, she was a C-section baby that would never latch and I couldn’t keep up with pumping. Since we needed to bottle feed, I was really worried about colic and gas and I wanted the best bottle for her I could find. In my research, I came across Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles on the internet and bought some after reading all of the positive reviews. We used the bottles for a year and NEVER had a problem with gas , fussiness or colic. I remember my mother in law saying that she wished Dr. Brown’s were around when she was raising my husband and his brothers.
Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® is the only baby bottle to feature an internal vent system that: helps preserve vitamins C, A, & E by minimizing oxidation of breastmilk and formula (read the nutrient study now); provides positive-pressure vacuum-free feeding similar to breastfeeding; and helps reduce colic, spit-up, burping and gas by eliminating negative pressure and air bubbles. Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® baby bottles are BPA-free and contain no PVC, lead or phthalates, and have received numerous design awards and acclaim from the medical community. In fact, many of their bottles go to hospitals, NICUs, and doctor offices.
Fast forward to today (six years later) and I am again using Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles for my newborn son. He was a NICU baby and I had some complications, so I was unable to breast feed him either. I pumped for a bit, but then got mastitis, and just couldn’t handle the complications and boob pain on top of it. So, needless to say, we are using the AWESOME Dr. Brown’s Bottles again!
Dr. Brown’s bottles have more parts then others, but the extra pieces are what make the bottle work so effectively so, it’s not ever been a bother to have the extra parts to clean.
Dr. Brown’s Bottle run about $5-$6 a piece and are worth EVERY penny! They hold up well to hand and dish washing. I have never had a problem with parts breaking or discoloring. It seems like other bottles have bubbles that form at the top and you can never tell if your baby is sucking them down while they are eating or not. I love the fact that with Dr. Brown’s bottles, you can actually see the “flat” formula in the bottle, and you know with confidence that your little one is not taking in any extra air.
If you are looking for the Cadillac of bottles, this one is it!
(I was given Dr. Brown’s bottles to review, however, my testimony is honest and true.)
Win Disney on Ice Tickets & One of Hallmark’s New Recordable Storybook!
The Wish My Heart Makes For You Recordable Book
Experience the magical world of Disney any day at home with Hallmark’s newest Disney Recordable Storybook titles, including “The Wish My Heart Makes for You” and “You’re a Hero! All the Ways You Save the Day.” And to bring the enchantment of Disney Recordable Storybooks to life, Hallmark is sponsoring the Disney on Ice tour hitting cities across the nation, including the Philadelphia area!
Hallmark’s Recordable Storybook didn’t fit in the advent calendar, so I got creative and used pom poms from our craft supplies and placed a note inside Day 1 letting her know to follow the pom poms to her first advent gift.
I chose to review, “The Wish My Heart Makes for You” recordable storybook (beautifully written, inspirational story any parent would be honored to give to a child) and I gave it to my daughter for her first advent calendar gift (see photo above). I love reading her stories from my heart and the fact that she can pick up this storybook and hear her Me reading a heartfelt story to her even when I’m not around, she’s visiting other family or I’m around and doing the dishes…lol makes me feel even more like the best mom in the world!
I personalized my recording for her by adding a little special message in the beginning of the story letting her know when & why I gifted her this exact book and again at the end of the story to remind her just how much I loved her. You can add your own personalized messages like I did or just simply read the story. This is my second Hallmark recordable storybook I have recorded for my daughter. I love giving them to her. I know this is morbid…but sometimes I think, what if something tragically happened to me and my time here on Earth was cut short…I feel warmth in my heart knowing she will still be able to hear her Mama’s voice reading her a story long after my journey on Earth has ended. To be honest…that’s the main reason I’m so in love with these recordable storybooks.
Hallmark Disney Experience Contest/Giveaway
To create a unique Disney experience for you and your family we are giving one lucky reader a Disney recordable storybook (your choice) and a family four-pack of tickets for Disney on Ice!
- Recordable Storybooks – Hallmark added two new Disney titles to its popular library of Recordable Storybooks this year, including “The Wish My Heart Makes for You” and “You’re a Hero! All the Ways You Save the Day.” They join other Classic Disney Recordable Storybooks like Lightning McQueen and His Winning Team, Winnie the Pooh’s Plan Bee and What Makes a Princess.
- Tickets –We have four tickets to the Rockin’ Ever After Disney on Ice performance in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, December 29 at 3:00 p.m.
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Crooked Arrows DVD Release October 23rd!
This feel good movie started off slowly, but about half hour in it surprisingly hooked me. The movie’s message about family heritage, spirit, and tradition was so strong that what I believed to be underdeveloped characters no longer was an issue for me while watching the rest of this movie. I would recommend Crooked Arrows DVD for all!!!
The film has received an incredibly positive reception due to its authentic representation of the cultures of both Native Americans and Lacrosse. Crooked Arrows was thoughtfully produced in order to create a film that highlights both communities in a genuine and entertaining way. With carefully selected music and scenery. Crooked Arrows strives and delievers audience resonance.
You’ll stand up and cheer for this feel-good sports thriller starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The ancient sport of lacrosse has been part of their tribal heritage for centuries, but the Native American players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. When former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project, he sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself. If the Arrows can learn to shoot straight and challenge their prep school rivals, these fast-breaking warriors may just pull off the ultimate upset and win it all!