Stuff for the bargain prices....

I try to scour resources to bring you mostly no cost items...there are other blogs with activities for kids at cost...I try to give you the most bang for the buck!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Teddy Bear Tea-Ongoing

For those of you who like the upscale events, here is one for you...

Teddy Bear Tea is First Sunday of every month. Younger guests are invited to bring their favorite "teddy" as their companion. Jefferson Hotel, Richmond $21.00.

Friday, February 26, 2010

White House Easter Egg Roll Registration 2/25-2/28

To enter the lottery for the White House Easter Egg roll you must submit your entry
between 2/25 and 2/28.

Thanks Kelly!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eating Battle

Okay so my daughter that used to eat like a champ is getting a little finicky especially with veggies...a girlfriend shared what her mom does to the carrots so her kids will eat them...GLAZE THEM. So I cooked the carrots how you would normally, then I took a 1/2 cup of oj mixed with 2 teaspoons of corn starch (mix and stir into OJ slowly) mixed in 2 tbs butter, 1 tbs honey, and some cinnamon...WORKED like a charm...Thanks INDY! Anybody else have any secrets?

Celebrate Read Across America Day w/Target 2/27

Read across America day is officially March 2nd, but Target is celebrating with a Dr. Seuss Storytelling show Sat. Feb. 27 from 9am-11 am in all of the Target Stores. Read Across America is a celebration of Dr. Seuss Birthday. For more information visit

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Kids Expo 2/27

Thanks Sonia!
Richmond Kids' Expo and Babies too! is the largest children's expo showcasing products and services for children ages pre-birth through pre-teen.
Event Hours:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 Richmond International Raceway
10am – 4pm INDOORS
Adults: $6.00
Kids 3-12: $2.00
under 2: FREE
All children must be
accompanied by an adult.

Join mailing list and get discount coupon!

Upscale Consignment Sale 2/24

Thanks Patrice!
Bargain Boutique
Giggle Me Green
The Upscale Re-sale Shop!
NEW and LIKE NEW women’s and children's clothing,
shoes, purses, jewelry, gifts and more...priced up to 75% off retail!
Easter Dresses - Capris - Spring shoes & purses...
~ February *Spring* Show Dates ~
Wednesday, February 24th ~ 10 until 2
Friday, February 26th ~ 4 until 8
Saturday, February 27th ~ 10 until 2

Hanover Plaza
7480 Lee Davis Road, Suite 8, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(Across from Lee Davis High School bus loop)
(804) 240-1542 or (804) 310-0678

Boys and Girls - Infant to Pre-teen (Slim, Plus & Husky)

Janie & Jack – Carter’s – Roxy – Quicksilver – Tony Hawk - POLO – Tommy Hilfiger – Ltd Too – The Place – Hartstrings – Nautica - Talbot’s Kids – Gymboree – GAP – Old Navy – L.L. Bean –Lands End…and more!

Women’s Clothing - Misses, Juniors, Petites & Plus size (size 0 to 3X)

Talbot’s – Ann Taylor – LOFT - Coach – American Eagle – CHICO’S - Aeropostale - Ralph Lauren – Eddie Bauer – J. Crew

- The Gap – Old Navy – L.L. Bean – Banana Republic – Lands End – J. Jill – Coldwater Creek – Lane Bryant…and more!

Maternity (X-Small to 3X)

Motherhood – Mimi - Duo –The Gap - Old Navy – In Due Time – Oh Baby! – Liz Lange

Join our facebook group: Bargain Boutique & Giggle Me Green (…and invite your friends!)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Black History Month Activity 2/27

A concert by jazz guitarist and singer Chuck Brown, also known as the “Godfather of Go-go,” is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Hat Factory, 140 Virginia St., Richmond. Richmond-based “Plunky and Oneness” will also perform. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission. A limited number of advance tickets will be sold for $20 to VCU Health system employees with a valid ID.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Romp n Roll camp Registration 2/22

Registration for Romp N Roll's summer camp begins on Feb. 22! They take campers starting at 2 years old!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Snowshoeing class at REI stores! Check out for more information.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Consignment Circuit-starts March 4th!

I got introduced to Consignment sales by my good friend Indy and I have been a fan every since. I pulled out my daughter's spring clothes today to get ready to consign. Here are the sales that I know of:

WEAG (West End Assembly of God) which is my favorite sale) is March 20, 2010. Here is a link to their sale Also has a free pile for those consigning where you can just dump those misc. things or things that re in good condition and may have a stain. I also volunteer and consign at this sale.

Ring Around the Rosy Opens March 5th and goes every weekend until the end of the month. If you are looking for brand name items and lots of still new with tags this is a good sale. They also have a New and Due preview sale for new and expecting mommies. Also a good event to link up with if you have a home based business as they have vendors set up too.

RAMOM (Richmond area Moms of Multiples) 
Chickahominy Middle 8-11 Cash only! No strollers.  I have been, have to pick through things as there are no racks but there is ALOT of stuff and I have had great luck! Parking can be difficult so be patient. 

Kidtopia Now has a women's and kids sale. They are new to me so I can't give you any info.

Clothesline is another good one that is like a pop up store. I got several maternity outfits from this sale. The spring Children's sale is March 13 in Bon Air. Here is there link

Keys to Consignment Sales:

Have a list of things you want to purchase.
Furniture, bikes, outdoor toys and the big baby gear things go FAST. Anything holiday goes fast too...during this circuit of sales, Easter clothes move fast.
Bring a portable bag, preferably something with wheels. Read the instructions on the site bc some are space limited and you can't bring strollers and some you can't bring kids and some are cash only.
Check the items over CAREFULLY. Make sure the sizes are what they say they are as you can not return things.
If you decide to consign, bring things you would want to buy.
There are ALWAYS more girl stuff than boys. As boy sizes get bigger, there are even fewer items so if those are the things you want, go early and go to that section first.

Preschool Registration! 2/1 and 3/18

The local school districts are gearing up for Preschool Registration. My advice having worked in two districts, GO THE FIRST DAY WITH ALL DOCUMENTS NEEDED! May not guarantee you a space, but it makes your chances better!

Richmond Public Schools:
Preschool registration(Will begin March 18th) also will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at all elementary schools except Fairfield Court and George Mason.
Eligible children must be four years old by September 30, 2010.

Preschool registration will continue every Thursday until
June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following schools: Bellemeade,
Bellevue, Blackwell, Broad Rock, Carver, Clark Springs, Fisher, Fox,
Miles Jones, Martin Luther King (Round Bldg. A), Munford, Overby-
Sheppard and Ruffin Road.

Parents must bring proof of residency at the time of
registration. Parents must also bring their child’s birth certificate,
Social Security card, a physical examination completed within the last
12 months, and an up-to-date immunization record.
Parents who wish to register their children for Head Start also
must bring proof of income, health insurance cards and a dental

Registration for the Three Year Old Program will be in May at East End Initiative, Parent Resource Center and Southside Plaza.

Henrico County Public Schools

Applications will be accepted by appointment beginning February 1, 2010. (oohhh...already started!)
Certified Birth Certificate

Proof of family income (W-2, Tax Form, 2 most recent paycheck stubs, TANF verification, or letter from employer indicating period of employment and salary)
Proof of Residence and Identification: Three Forms are Required

House contract, Mortgage or Lease Agreement (If you do not have a lease or mortgage in your name, please call 343-6555 for additional requirements)
Utility Bill dated within the last 60 days, AND

Photo I.D. (military I.D., Driver’s License, DMV ID or other photo ID)

Social Security Card (A social security number is required within 90 days of enrollment. If your child is ineligible for a social security number, or if you do not wish to provide your child’s social security number, the Superintendent or his designee will waive this requirement, upon written request.)

Health Insurance Cards

Current Immunization Records

Completed Physical Examination Form* (dated within the last year)

Completed Dental Examination Form* (dated within the last 6 months)

Court Ordered Custody Papers if applicable
Adams, Arthur Ashe, Baker, Chamberlayne, Crestview, Dumbarton, Donahoe, Fair Oaks, Glen Lea, Greenwood @ Longdale, Harvie, Highland Springs, Holladay, Johnson, Laburnum, Lakeside, Longdale, Montrose, Ratcliffe, Ridge, Sandston, Seven Pines @ Sandston, Skipwith and Ward
Hours of program operation are 7:50 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Transportation is provided. 343-6555 is the number.

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Registration event in April. No exact date given.
Prekindergarten programs are available in 12 Chesterfield schools. Parents who live in these elementary school zones should go with their child to the school to apply for prekindergarten: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Davis, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hopkins, Marguerite Christian, Providence or Reams elementary school.
• certified copy of child’s birth certificate
• proof of county residency by providing one of these documents:
º lease for at least one year or deed of a residence or property located in Chesterfield County
º contract or lease free of contingencies to occupy a Chesterfield residence within two months of the date of enrollment
º resident manager’s letter on company letterhead stating that residence is a corporate residence located in Chesterfield
º weekly receipts for temporary residence in a hotel or motel for up to 60 days (will require renewal or evidence of more permanent residency within 60 days of enrollment)
• proof of income (to apply for Head Start)
• child’s Social Security number (requested)

Mothers and Sons Sweetheart Dance-2/26

For Sons ages 3-5. Have dinner and dance with Mom! 6-8pm, Confederate Hills Rec, 7.50 (I know not free, but so precious) 501-5809 is the number for more information!

Free food! 2/23

You know with families and the economy, we can all appreciate FREE. National Pancake Day is Tuesday Feb. 23rd...Go to IHOP and eat a free short stack of pancakes. Make a donation to the Children's hospital.

Children's Museum's $1 Target Night 2/19

Don't forget that Friday, Feb. 19th is $1 target night at the Children's Museum. Bring the kiddies...hit McDonald's up afterwards! Get there early for good parking. It's $1 per person.

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra 2/20

Great event for those budding musicians and its free...Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage Saturday, Feb. 20 @ 7pm!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Gym Preview Class 3/1

Roly Polies is a gym class for infants and toddlers at Tuckahoe Y. There is a free preview class Monday, March 1, from 10:30-11am. The class is for 9 month olds to 3 year olds. You do need to sign up to attend (spots are limited) - contact Sherri Radday at 740-9622 x165.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Henrico PAL summer camp 3/5

Online registration for the Police Athletic League Summer Camp starts March

Friday, February 5, 2010

Summer Camp

Okay so no one hipped me to the Summer Camp game. if you want your child in a good camp, sign up EARLY. So I have signed up my 2.5 year old (see for camp! County of Henrico also has half day camps for toddlers and they are dirt cheap! (Cheaper than daycare)

Anyway...hurry and sin the kiddies up...time is a wating!

Educate the kids!

Appropriate for older about slavery at SMV called North Star Light: Pathways to Freedom,, a one-act play about slavery. 45 minutes, Feb. 3-March 7. Wed.-Fri, 10, 11:30am, Sat. and Sun. at 3pm, $3!