Monday, April 17, 2017

Little Passports: Subscription box review



We recently ordered a 3 month subscription to Little Passports - a monthly subscription program for kids that focuses on exploring different countries, parts of the earth and science concepts. We've documented each of of 3 boxes for you here to give families an idea of what is included with this program.




The first box is really an introduction to the program. The following items were included and are displayed below. Half of the excitement was about opening the shipping box! Getting mail is seriously fun as a kid!


Suitcase
Map
Activity Book
Suitcase Stickers
Luggage Tag
Pen Pal Stickers
Introductory Letter




As far as the activities go in the first box I felt they were a bit light.  I felt as thought there could have been more content in the first box.  Though I'm willing to see what the next box offers because my daughter really seems to like it so far. 



My 4 year old did really enjoy the activity book and was able to pretty easily complete most of not all of the activities if I read her the directions.  She kept herself pretty focused and entertained as I worked on my computer alongside her - this was refreshing! As a work-from-home parent its rare that I have a self directed activity that the kids are willing to do next to me offering little interruption. 











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You'll save on every admission you purchase AND your tickets are valid for a full year after purchase so you'll have plenty of time to use them even if your plans change last minute! 


Thursday, April 6, 2017

All 4 Kids Consignment - What You Need to Know!





The All 4  Kids Consignment Sale set ups this weekend at Game Time Fieldhouse in Breiningsville! This seasonal event features gently used items of a wide variety and includes clothing for babies, children and teens, toys, games, DVDs, baby gear, maternity wear, outdoor toys, strollers, video games, books and much more!  



We have all of the information you need to shop right here including a live video of the sale before anyone has shopped! Check it out and see is there is something there you must have! 




Not sure what to expect when shopping? Maybe you haven't shopped consignment before and you are curious about quality and price??!! Here's your chance to get the scoop on what our shopping bag looked like! We reveal our brands, prices and all of the great finds from today right here in a live video! 

                                 



Here is all the information you need to shop! 

Hours
Friday April 7th: 5PM – 8PM
Saturday April 8th : 10AM – 6PM
Sunday April 9th : 11AM – 2PM(50% OFF)
Monday April 10th - Bag Sale! : 10AM – 12PM




Location and Parking Details


Parking and entrance for the event is at the BACK of the Game Time Fieldhouse building. You'll see the large banner at the entrance to the parking lot, then drive to the very back of the lot to reach the entrance. Once there, you can't miss them!


1. Make a list! know what you have already and want you need to shop efficiently
2. Wear! If need to bring a little one - wear them. A carrier will be far easier to use while navigating through the sale.  Umbrella strollers are also welcome! 
3. Bring a small purse or just your wallet in a pocket. Having a bulky purse or diaper bag will just weigh your down.
For even more great tips visit the A4K shoppers page, theres a super cool trick for virtually trying on shoes before you buy!




Did you love what your found? and want more or maybe you can't make it to shop this weekend?All 4 Kids Sales also runs a brick and mortar consignment store called Zoe's Place that is open year round! Their store is open 6 days per week for convenient shopping and their easy to access location in West Allentown is close to major highways. 

Perhaps you were inspired by all the smart moms selling their unused items and making extra money? You can also consign with their brick and mortar store creating an extra income for your family at any time!


A Bigger Mission
Zoe's Place and All 4 Kids Sales is a great place to consign and save money while shopping but they also work to support the community we live in by providing an free community closet for those in need and Free bible studies you can read more about their programs here.


Find more information about seasonal sales and year round shopping at 
http://www.shopzoesplace.com






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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Just Between Friends Spring 2017 Shopping preview!








We had an absolute blast previewing the new location of Just Between Friends today! Here is the must have information you NEED to know before you shop! We've included a full tour of the sales floor, a live video revealing each of the deals we picked up today and the full sale schedule with links to get FREE admission tickets! 




 


Check out our Live preview of the full sales floor! Look for items you want to find while you are shopping as our camera scans their whole huge inventory! 


                                    





Their new location is at the Lou Ramos Center in Allentown (Just minutes off of Airport Road and Union Blvd. The Address is  1344 N. Sherman Street Allentown, PA 18109.  It is easy to find and perfectly location right in between Allentown and Bethlehem just off route 22 for shoppers to access from any direction. 




Presale starts Wednesday 3/29 at 3pm! Check your ticket for your admission time!

Want to shop BEFORE the PUBLIC to get the biggest and best selection and the best prices? Purchase a PRIME TIME SHOPPING pass! Click here for tickets:



Are you a first-time parent, grandparent, teacher or member of the military? You can shop at one of our special presales! Click here for tickets: 


9 am - 8 pm - Sale OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Admission $3 at the door. Click "here" to reserve your FREE admission pass

9 am - 5 pm - Sale OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE admission!
6 pm - 50% off presale for ALL volunteers
6:30 pm - 50% off presale for consignors
Doors close at 8 pm

9 am - 3 pm - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, free admission, no tickets required
Many items reduced to 50% off
4 pm - 5 pm - 75% off sale (75% off all donates) for volunteers ONLY!
Admission will be $3 at the door. Get your FREE tickets ahead of time by registering. Click here for tickets: https://jbfallentownsp17.eventbrite.com/


Our Shopping Deals!
Check out everything we snagged at JBF for only $100! This video outlines each of the items we got while shopping today and shares some great tips on what to buy and what to look for while shopping consignment sales!

                                  








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lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article may contain affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from that affiliate sponsor.  Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate.  Opinions expressed in this article are 100% honest and real and are not in any way altered based on sponsorship agreements, barters or payments we have received as a media partner. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support. 



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tips for Shopping Kids Consignment Sales!

TOP shopping TIPS for those Kids’ Consignment Sales



Save Big with Spring Consignment Shopping

With Spring upon us, it’s time to start thinking shorts and tanks, sandals, bathing suits and beach toys! Kids grow fast (most budgets don’t!), so why pay retail! Shop at the upcoming Just Between Friends of Allentown/Bethlehem consignment sale event, and get MORE for LESS!

Think 3-4 pairs of shorts for the price of ONE at the retail stores. Water tables, sand toys, flip flips and bicycles… they have it all! Here are my top shopping tips to get the most bang for your buck!

Top 7 Tips for Getting the MOST out of your shopping

1. Bring a list! With over 50,000 items in 20,000 square feet of space, hit your top priorities first, THEN shop the other areas.
2. Write down upcoming birthdays and holidays. JBF is a great place to get gifts for a reduced price! They also offer a HUGE selection of brand-new Melissa and Doug items… all at 25% off retail price!

3.Use their Ikea shopping bags and hold area. Those bags are huge! You can fill them to the brim, them put them in the hold area until you are done shopping! Just pick them up on the way to the register!

4. Claim your free tickets ahead of time! Why pay at the door when free tickets are available online? Get your tickets here (don’t forget one for grandma, or your BFF!): https://jbfallentownsp17.eventbrite.com

5. If you don’t like crowds, consider shopping during presales! Presales are Wednesday night. If you are an expecting mom (or foster or adoptive mom), or have a child under age 12 months, teacher or served in the military, you get to shop a day before the public! Don’t fit into one of those categories? No problem! Reserve a PRIME TIME ticket! Get tickets here: https://jbfallentownsp17.eventbrite.com

6. Make a second trip during the 50% off sale! Come back on Saturday to shop, when many items will be reduced 50% off!
7. RSVP to the JBF facebook event to stay in the know! They have lots of contests and giveaways, and go LIVE on Facebook to give you a sneak peek of what they have at the sale. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228376260921614/

The information you need to know! 

When: March 29-April 1
Where: the Lou Ramos Center (home of the Lehigh Valley United soccer team)- 1344 N Sherman Street, Allentown. This is right off Airport Rd!
Who: You! Plus your friends and family (don’t forget to invite them!) Get tickets here: https://jbfallentownsp17.eventbrite.com
Cash, debit, visa, mastercard and discover are accepted
Children and strollers are always welcome!

Happy spring shopping! Shop with JBF to get everything your kids want at a fraction of the retail prices!

Want more information?

Check out their website at www.allentownbethlehem.jbfsale.com and follow them on Facebook for announcements and giveaways at www.facebook.com/JBFallentown you can also contact the sale owners directly at kendrasalem@jbfsale.com


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Deals and Steals for Kids at Kohl's!



Deal blog posts are really my thing but... after today's mini shopping spree I needed to share some of these killer deals. 

I stocked up on stuff for next fall and winter including Totes snow boots, leggings, jeans, jackets and more at Kohl's.


I filled an online shopping cart with a full retail value of over $100 and paid under $40 for it (the reaction from the kid on the right says it all. 

So here are some awesome spring shopping codes to enjoy many of these can be combined in one order!  Also placing separate orders of $40 qualifying values and using the KIDSALE10 code will save you even more. Happy shopping. 


















Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What to do in Winter: Indoor activities for the whole family






With winter persisting into March and more snow in our sights we are all looking looking for some ways to get out and have some fun while staying warm! Here are some awesome ways the whole family can enjoy each other and make some memories in the Lehigh Valley! 




Bounce Your Heart Out! 



Kids LOVE BounceU's Birthday Parties! But you don't need to get an invite to enjoy all the fun.

Stop by BounceU in Easton or in Allentown to bounce at any of their Open Bounce events.

You can easily take a look at what is coming up at both locations by visiting our Events Calendar or see the schedule for President's Day below.


Their open bounce schedule varies from week to week but can easily be found by checking their event calendars! Click your chosen location and see whats going on! 







Get Cozy and Creative at Crayola!

Color, play and create at Crayola Experience! The kids will love their interactive exhibits, indoor two story play structure and their live shows.  They are open 7 days per week including school holidays! They are open daily at 10am! 

Skip the line and save some money by pre-purchasing tickets before you go!





All the indoor Fun you can Imagine! 
at Imagi Nation!





Imagi Nation is the Lehigh Valley's premier indoor play space for kids! Their "Little World for Big Thinkers" sparks creativity, imagination and inspires every child to think BIG!

 This indoor attraction is similar to a Childrens Museum / Hand's on Museum  and is set up as a mini city where children can move throughout each of their interactive spaces, exploring, learning and playing! Visit the fire house, grocery store, doctor's office and more! 


Imagi Nation is open for regular operating hours each week, making it easy to stop in and play! Their location right next to Dorney Park is conveniently accessible from I-78, Route 309 and Route 22! 



The facility is just minutes away from other parts of the Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem, Easton, Macungie, Emmaus, Quakertown and Center Valley making it an ideal family attraction.



Imagi Nation features an on site Ice Cream lab where children can create their own ice cream flavor with their help of Imagi Nation staff. The facility is peanut free for anyone who is concerned about allergies. 





Loads of Lasers and Plenty of Putt Putt!




The Mill Experience is the only indoor facility that offers indoor mini golf in the area. Their space also includes an indoor food truck, and a laser tag course all under one roof. Their huge indoor facility has all the fun a family could need without stepping a foot outdoors in the cold weather.

The Mill is open Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays! There is no reservation needed, just drop in. You can even "dine out" all under one roof at their indoor food truck! 









Lehigh Valley Museums 


It may be chilly outside but these indoor museums are warm and cozy inside! Allentown Art Museum, DaVinci Science Center, and Bethlehem Historic Sites are all waiting to be discovered by your family this winter!










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lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article contains affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from any of our links.  Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support.