I spent the past week gathering and tagging the kids’ old clothes in preparation for a consignment sale. The beauty of these sales is that I can make what I would normally make at a garage sale and I don’t have to sweat in my garage all weekend! And I can buy name-brand clothes and toys for a fraction of their retail cost.
I have purchased pretty much all of Delaney’s clothes second hand at consignment sales or garage sales. I also graciously accept hand-me-downs. Shopping isn’t something Delaney has experienced a whole lot of. Well one rainy day a week or so ago, I decided to take Delaney to the mall to spend her Build-A-Bear gift card that she had gotten for her birthday. Then we had a pretzel (can’t go to the mall without having a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s). And then at the last minute I decided to splurge on a brand new outfit for her for her first day of school. Von Maur always has awesome sales and I only shop those racks. Delaney was so sweet. When we had found several possibilities, she asked, “Can I go to the dressing room and try them on like you did for Bri’s graduation party?” Of course I let her and she loved trying on each outfit and checking it out in the mirror.
Here’s the new outfit for her bear. Complete with high heel shoes and a sparkly purse. Life doesn’t get much better than this when you’re 5 years old!!