Mollie arrived to us on July 6, 2010 at 10:42 AM. She weighed in at 6 lbs, 6 oz and 19 inches long!
We could not be more in love and can already see the start of our little family blooming!
Thanks for your continued love and support ~Leigh Ann, Matt & Mollie

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On a shopping mission!

Last night, my friend Nicole (due in April) and I bravely faced a mass of women shoppers..pregnant-hormonal women at that! It was our 'Charleston Repeats' children's seasonal consignment sale. We didn't quite know what to expect other than hearing things from other moms who have gone and reading info from website.
*One thing that scared me was their suggestion to bring a laundry basket with a belt tied to it to drag behind you. Nice concept, yes, but when you walk into those more than once in a tight space or have them hit your ankles it's not so pleasant. We just went with the shopping bags and it worked out fine!

The first-time moms event was from 7-10pm. She had the great mind to arrive early and get in line, which I know helped us. As we were leaving, the check out line had wrapped the ENTIRE circumference of the room. Probably at least an hour+ wait in line. No thank you. With any shopping trip, you should always be prepared and have at least a short list of what you are looking for. We did have a list and I honestly think we didn't get 1 thing on it! haha..figures, but at least we looked! I'm not kidding when I say they had a little of EVERYTHING (as you can see below & that's only about 1/6 of the room).

I am ALL about a good deal and will say that I am pretty darn good at finding one. I had priced out a few things beforehand, as far as retail and resale value goes. I was impressed with a few prices there, but not overall. My heart still belongs to Craigslist I least for larger, more specific items:)

 We each got out of there with a few great items, my favorites being Nicole's outdoor baby swing for $3 and my new bobby pillow with yes, a CUPCAKE cover for $6! Love it.

I look forward to attending this seasonal event in the fall and especially when children are 2+ years. They had some great outdoor things, bikes, toys, etc--but we are not going there yet. Soon enough:)


  1. What a cool idea! Love the cupcakes cover for the pillow! You look fabulous!

  2. The Boppy was one of my favorite accessories!! Makes a great head rest for parents too!

  3. Ohhh girl, you need to come to the ones in Daphne/Mobile! They are killer good! I RACK UP every time we go! You will enjoy it more and know what you really need once Mollie gets here!