You’re not sure which is growing faster, your little sprout or the credit card bill.
If keeping up with baby has you at a loss, try Stella + Jack, a new online children’s consignment boutique.
Designed to make resale easy for moms, it stocks only items deemed too cute to resist, rugged enough to outlast a second child, or too expensive to purchase at the regular price (although, lucky you, someone did).
Interested sellers can ship gently worn items and the team will select, photograph, and post your items to the site, as well as manage the sale. If your threads are worthy, you’ll get store credit to help offset shipping costs. All sellers make 30 percent by check (or 50 percent in-store credit) on the sale of their items. You can also donate the proceeds to charity and Stella + Jack will send you a receipt for the tax deduction.
Buyers will benefit from the strict brand guidelines and sartorial eye. Our last haul included Baby Boden, Eberjey, Ralph Lauren, and Kate Quinn Organics at a fraction of the retail cost.
And that’s good. Bottom line.
Available online at stellaplusjack.com.
Manny and Simon Toys
What: A new batch of back-to-basics playthings ($36-$68) all made in the USA.
Why: Even techy tots can’t get enough of dump trucks and tractors.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Baby Bliss, 6721 Snider Plz. (469-232-9420).
Spring into Nash
What: Celebrate the change of seasons with pony rides, sack races, and games.
Why: Dig into homemade ice cream and relish the warm weather.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine (817-410-3185). Admission is free.
What: Face painting, balloons, and a visit from the Easter bunny.
Why: Mug for the camera with the floppy-eared fellow.
When: Egg-stravaganza, Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; photos, Sat.-Apr. 23, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano (972-202-4900). Participation is free. Photo packages, $20 and up.
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