Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Run On

I have always enjoyed running, but it wasn't until after having my first baby that I really started getting into running. It was my way to get out of the house and get some fresh air while getting a great workout, all without the need for a babysitter...my baby boy was quite content as long as that stroller was moving. When I first started shopping for a jogging stroller I wasn't sure if I would stick with it so I did not want to shell out the big $$$ for a new stroller. I headed to a local kids consignment store and bought a used jogging stroller for $45.00. Over time I began to hate that stroller! I was constantly trying to correct the steer as it pulled to the right. I logged a lot of miles on that worthless stroller.

Fast forward four years later to when I had just had my second baby. I was ready to hit the pavement again, but there was no way I would battle that second hand stroller again. I searched the web I found an incredible deal on a BOB Sport Utility D'Lux jogging stroller. I paid just under $300.00 for a "last years model".
This thing is the Mercedes-Benz of jogging strollers. It was a bit of a splurge but after searching craigslist I realized that when I am done with my awesome new BOB stroller I will probably be able to sell it and recover about 40 to 50 percent of my investment.

Basically if you are looking for a stroller for casual walks through the neighborhood pick up a second hand or inexpensive jogging stroller. If you are serious about running go ahead and spend the extra money...you won't regret it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sophisticated cute!

One of many fabrics debuting at Javis Davis is the new Java Pear collection. For the mom out there trying to steer clear of traditional pink and blue, but yet not go too modern, this is a great option. The little green elephant in this print is just adorable, and I think this would look great with a dark wood crib in either a baby boy or girl nursery. It's also an option if you want to keep the gender a surprise (not that I could ever do such a thing!).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Small Fry...Big Deals!

Small Fry Children's Clothing in Denton, Texas is such a great place to find unique clothing and accessories for your little one. With brand names such as Baby Nay, Baby Lulu, Biscotti-Kate Mack, Le Top, (the list goes on and on), you are sure to find something adorable that you can't live without.
Considering the ups and downs of our economy over the last several decades, Small Fry has really stood the test of time. They will soon celebrate their 40th year in business under the watchful eye of the original owner, Nancy Cole. She must be doing something right because customers keep coming back again and again. The customer service is superb and you feel like you are part of the family when you enter the small little store located at the corner of Sunset and Anna Street in Denton (just off University Drive).

I always turn to Small Fry when looking for a special outfit for my baby girl, and also back when my son was little. I must say that little girl clothing is definitely the focus here. You'll find that in the section containing newborn to 12 month size all of the clothing is pretty equally divided between boy and girl, but once you get into the big room the focus is all girly girl...lots of dresses, bows, headbands, tights, bloomers, hats...you name it!

What is really incredible is that my mom used to shop at Small Fry for my clothing back when I was a little girl. I still remember our special trips there for new "school clothes".

And while it feels great to support such a wonderful, long standing local business, it feels even better to get a great deal. Small Fry's regular prices are better than anything I've found online. To give an example, I found a Baby Biscotti Christening gown for my daughter at Small Fry with a regular retail price of $86.00. The best deal I could find online for the same dress was $100.00 + shipping.
Summer Austin Saye, May 09 - Biscotti White Christening Gown -
(No longer available at Small Fry)


You'll also find incredible sales throughout the year, and end of season markdowns that you can't resist.
Head on over to Small Fry Children's Clothing, and tell Shelby and Nancy hello for me.