Fast forward about a weeks later and I was on Craigslist looking at baby gear and saw an ad for another sale in Pace for the last week in February called Lullabies and Mudpies. I thought, what the heck, let me check out there website and Facebook page, which I did.
I did some researching and they hold their baby and children consignment sale 2x a year (once in Spring and once in Fall). They had pictures posted of there last sale along with some YouTube video of the warehouse with all the stuff in it. I was impressed so I went ahead and signed up to go to the pre-sale event for First Time Mom's.
Well, the event was last night and needless to say I feel like it was a success for me. There were some pretty specific items I was on the lookout for that I didn't feel I needed to necessarily purchase brand new. I had a plan to try and get a pack n play, swing, jumperoo and activity mat. If I was able to get these for a decent price then the hour long drive to Pace would be well worth it. And it was. I was able to get all of the above plus a few toys and a Gator onesie (that was my peace offering to Nick for all the Seminole stuff we already have acquired).
I will say that having a plan going into this probably made all the difference. You definitely need to have some patience with the process of a consignment sale but the amount of money saved was well worth the 2 hour wait to check out. All together, I purchased all I was looking for and more for a total of $158.00 which is less that half of what I would have spent if I purchased all of that brand new.
There are going to be some sales coming up in the Ft Walton area the end of April and if I am feeling up to it I may just check those out as well. Below are some pictures of the Lullabies and Mudpies consignment sale in Pace from last night and the items I purchased.
|Boy's clothes...Lots of Boy's Clothes|
|There was an entire section dedicated to strollers, pack n plays, swings and more|
|Evenflo Pack n Play purchased for $25.00. This would normally retail for at least $85-$100.|
|Another view of the pack n play and Sampson checking it out.|
|Rain-forest Jumperoo purchased for $35.00. This is $70.00 right now at Target.|
|Fisher Price Swing (I took the padding out to wash it) purchased for $60.00. Usually retail for $130-$160.|
|Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy for 5 bucks. Would cost $25 in a store.|
|Another fun sensory toy for only $5.|
|Baby Einstein Activity Mat with bar and toys for only $10.|
|The Gator onesie for $3.50.|