How Far Will $20 Go at Just Between Friends?

It’s consignment sale season, and our family’s favorite, Just Between Friends, has started!  You know we love to consign at the sale (check out our two part series on how to get started as a consignor here and here), but half the fun is shopping and finding great deals.  My friend Hayley of Yours Twincerely is just entering the JBF world, and she thought it would be fun to have a blogger pre-sale, and she kindly invited me to participate.  Thanks, Hayley!

 

Just Between Friends Blogger Preview Sale

Sarah from Our Hope Reclaimed; Jess from Magic, Memories, Mayhem; Kara-Kae from The Mom Diggity, Hayley from Your Twincerely and Mary from Mary Steadman Photography
*We received a $20 gift certificate and access to the 4-hour volunteer shopping window in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine!*

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Drawn Together: Cartoonists Join Forces to Help Moore Schools

Yesterday Stitchy and I had the chance to hear some of the greatest children’s authors and cartoonists speak and help our fellow Oklahomans at the same time!  Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, organized a great group of gentlemen to speak at two different events at which proceeds were given to the school libraries affected by the May 2013 tornadoes.

Drawn Together Benefit for Moore School Libraries

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The Oklahoma Aquarium

The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK is a non-profit research facility that provides a world-class look at aquatic life right in the middle of landlocked Oklahoma.  This was our first trip to the aquarium, and we had a great time!!  It’s definitely something we’d visit again next time we’re in the area.

So, climb aboard, explorers! We’re headed for…

Oklahoma Aquarium

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Native Day at School

A few days before school was out for summer this year, Stitchy was part of the Native performance at his school. His little buddy’s parents are part of a performance group, and they try to come to the school at least once a year for a cultural presentation. It most often coincides with Land Run Day, which, here in Oklahoma, is the celebration of the settlers claiming “their” land. While this is a huge part of Oklahoma history, the day’s events don’t usually share the whole story. Enter Native Day. At the elementary level, the goal isn’t yet to go into the specifics regarding how Natives were a part of the Land Run, but to introduce the students to the Native culture and show everyone that Natives are not a thing of the past; their classmates are still involved in a very active and traditional life.

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Medieval Fair

Like I mentioned on Character Fun Day Sunday, this past weekend was our community’s 37th Annual Medieval Fair.  Our family has traveled from all over the state since the first fair was held at the University of Oklahoma’s South Oval.  In fact, my great aunt sold frybread at the first few fairs.  The fair grew then moved to the Duck Pond where it was held for more than two decades and I attended my first Medieval Fair.  It was moved to its current site at Reaves Park in 2003.  I really miss the days at the Duck Pond, but it continues to be a fun and free event for the whole family, and we attend every year.

Medieval Fair

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