Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year Baby From Times Past

The above arrows point to my paternal great-grandparents.  Caroline Albrecht McAuley was a Leap Day baby.  She was born on February 29, 1880.  So today she is either 33 or 132 depending on how you count!
This picture was probably taken in the early 1900s from one of the bike trips that they would take as a couple.

Do you have any leap year babies in your life?  My great-grandmother is the only one that I know of.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Mmmmm....Chocolate Buttercream Paczki from Busy Bee Bakery.

Did you have a paczki yesterday?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What's Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Not all of these boxes are for us!  They are the total ordered (49 boxes - each box contains 12 boxes of cookies) from Miss M's Daisy Troop.  They did really good for their first time at it.  In fact they raised $457 for their troop.  A good portion of that money is going to be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The girls decided to do this instead of receiving incentives for sales from the Girl Scouts.  A member of their troop has juvenile diabetes.  Thanks to all that ordered from us!  You will be getting your cookies soon.

What's my favorite G.S. cookie?  Tagalongs.  Hands down.  And yours?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Clothing Resales in Chicago Suburbs

It's resale time again!  Yay!  Below is a list I have compiled of upcoming resales in the Chicagoland area. Many are conducting sign-ups right now in case you have some things you might want to sell.  They aren't just for clothes, either.  At some of them you can sell toys, sporting goods, baby equipment and even junior/adult clothes.  Check 'em out!  Save big money!

St. Pius X Childrens Clothing & Toy Resale
601 S. Westmore-Meyers Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148
Seller Registration:
Today! Feb. 9th 7-8pm and Wednesday, Feb. 15th 7-8pm.  Registration Fee $12.  Volunteer and get $5 refund.  Registration is located within St. Pius School.
Sale Dates (located at the school's Social Center):
Volunteer Pre-Sale: March 9th 4-6pm
Friday, March 9th 6:30-9:30pm -- NO children allowed, $1.00 admission fee
Saturday, March 10th 9am-12 noon -- children welcome, some items marked half off.
Stacy (630-993-0533) - Registration Coordinator
Alexandra (847-778-9412) - Volunteer Coordinator

Kingsley School PTA Toy, Sport & Baby Equipment Resale
6509 Powell Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Seller Registration:
Wednesday, February 15th 6-8pm and Tuesday, February 28th 6-8pm.  Registration Fee $5.  If you wish to donate your items for the PTA to price and sell then there is no registration fee.
Sale Date:
Saturday, March 10th 9am to 1pm -- NO children allowed from 9am to 11am.  Some items marked half off from 11am till 1pm.

Chicago First Church of the Nazarene Children's Clothing & Toy Resale
12725 Bell Road
Lemont, IL 60439
Seller Registration:
Now Closed
Sale Date:
Saturday, March 10th  9am to Noon

Epiphany Lutheran Church
Corner of Spring Road and Vallette Street
Elmhust, IL
Spring Clothing resale:
Seller Registration:
Saturday, February 11th 9am to 11am in the Epiphany Church Lobby
Tuesday, Feburary 14th  7pm to 9pm
Sale Dates:
Friday, February 24th 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, February 25th  8am to 11am
Spring Toy and Equipment Resale:
Saturday, March 17th 8am to 11am (some items half price during last hour)

Brook Park Council - Children's Clothing Consignment Sale
Brook Park Elementary
30th & Raymond
La Grange Park, IL 60526
Seller Registration:  Fee is $3
February 13th 5:30 to 7pm
Feburary 16th 6:30 to 8pm
March 2nd 8:30am to 10:30am
Sale Date:
Saturday, March 10th 8am to Noon

Couture Kids Resale
Aldersgate Methodist Church
1753 South Blanchard
Wheaton, IL 60189
Sale Dates:
Friday, March 16th 9am to 8pm (NO children under 12 allowed until after 2pm)
Saturday, March 17th 8am to Noon (Discount Day - many items 25% off!)

Interested in more resales?  Check out Consignment Mommies.  I love this site!  Very well organized.  It is good for the whole U.S. too, not just Illinois.  Check it out.  (That plug/link was not sponsored in any way..just spreading some love).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Little Sweet Monster

Exactly one week after he was born, my great-nephew came to my sister's (his grandma) house to celebrate her birthday.  He is such a tiny thing.  It was so nice to hold him, give him some love and then hand him right back to his parents!  I also love the fact that there is another baby boy in our family.  On my side, the last boy that was born is now 13!
Welcome, Baby K!  The fun has just begun.