By Katie Moosbrugger
If you are staying in town over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you will find plenty to do with the family! From shopping specials and celebrations, to parades and fireworks, to amusement rides and water park fun - there is something for everyone. We pulled together as many special events as we could find and compiled them all in one handy list for you to bookmark, print and share! Additional details about each event, which begin this weekend, can be found by clicking on the blue links, as well as on our Event Calendar.
If we left off one of your favorite Fourth of July events, email Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com and we'll add it to this list and our calendar. Plus, let us know in the comments below where the best places are in the Triad to watch fireworks! Here's to a fantastic 4th!
By Katie Moosbrugger
By Katie Moosbrugger
Sadly, Valentine's Day is not a big gift giving holiday in my house. I'd like to say we show our love every day (well...most days!) in ways other than gifts. But let's be honest here....sometimes a little surprise wrapped in a box with a pretty bow goes a lot further than a daily hug...and can be more practical too!
So here’s a great excuse to shop this Valentine’s Day: Belk is inviting TMoM readers to browse their store and online Valentine's Day Gift Guide, pick out items you’d want to add to your Valentine’s Day wish list, share your picks as a comment at the end of this post, and be entered in to win a $75 Belk gift card! To kick off your shopping spree, Rachel and I “virtually shopped” as well and we’re sharing our favorite finds with you today. Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
Seasonal consignment sales for spring are on the way! Two of the sales begin next weekend, so there is no time to waste! Whether you are looking to consign, shop or both, we have a plethora of sales from which to choose in the Triad area.
We have listed our favorite sales in the area as well as sales recommended & sent in by our readers. You can also find all of the sales with dates listed below on our Event calendar. If you have dates that we are missing for sales listed below - or for additional sales - email Rachel@triadmomsonmain.com. We can add to these listings to our directory at any time. Sales below are listed by city and then in order by date.
Come back to this list often, as new sales will be added. You can find this list at any time by clicking on our "Directories" tab at the top of the website & then scrolling down to Consignment Sales.
By Rachel Hoeing
Four FABULOUS local treats we have in store for you today! Click the Read More link to read about a favorite local coffee shop, a highly recommended Triad dentist, a favorite local photographer, and amazing art classes that celebrate not only art, but YOU!
This week's Sunday Spotlight features:
Art & Soul Workshops
Dr. Mark Hyman
The Portrait Gallery
Splurges Boutique Trunk Show Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
In case you missed it last weekend, we introduced a new series of blogs on TMoM! The Sunday Spotlight will be a compilation of events, products and/or businesses in the Triad that are sure to be added to your personal "To Do" list. Each week we will feature a maximum of six listings. When we begin new giveaways on our Giveaway Page, these will be included as well, so keep an eye out each week for opportunities to WIN!
This week we feature news and events from:
The Bee's Nest Boutique
Kim Taylor & Co.
Holiday Remembrance Tree
By Guest Blogger Betsy Brown with Ace Hardware
The holidays are just around the corner and ‘tis the season for shopping and saving. Your locally owned Cloverdale Ace Hardware, located in Winston-Salem, and North Greensboro Ace Hardware, located in The Village at North Elm, have all of the supplies to make your holidays hassle free. You will find everything you need to hang your Christmas lights, decorate your tree, roast your turkey, and even make your mother-in-law’s jaw drop with that perfect Christmas gift; truly a one stop shopping experience.
Throughout the season they will be offering a variety of deals on items in both stores. Ask one of the helpful employees about the employee in-store daily deal. These sales will be changed throughout the week and will include everything from the Charles Viancin Lids, for those holiday leftovers, to Fire Starter bundles, for a cozy fire on a cold night. Each deal is signature to the employee and changes weekly; look for them at the front registers. Read More
Sponsored by Starmount Preschool
The Starmount Preschool Fall/Winter Consignment Sale is just around the corner—the fun begins Thursday, September 12, 2013! At our sale, you can find Fall/Winter clothing (infant through size 16), children’s shoes, athletic wear, Halloween costumes, Holiday outfits, maternity clothing, toys, games, books, DVDs, videos, CDs, bicycles and outdoor equipment, baby equipment (mobiles, crib sheets, play mats, exersaucers, etc.), nursery furniture, high chairs, strollers, and more! Read More
By Guest Blogger Judy Coultress, Owner of HangUps
The story of Susie and Donna is one of pure love and hope. Susie, a mixed-breed, eight week-old puppy was found nearly dead in Greenfield Park in Greensboro on August 20, 2009. Severely beaten and set on fire, she wandered the park for 10 days until, miraculously, she was rescued and painstakingly nursed back to health by animal shelter staff.
At about a year old, Susie was adopted by Donna and Roy Lawrence, another miracle...as ten months before Susie’s attack, Donna survived a near fatal pit bull attack. Terrified of dogs, only Susie was able to win over Donna’s heart. This amazing pair now works with burn victims and Susie is a trained therapy dog. Read their entire inspiring story at www.SusiesHope.com. Read More
By Guest Blogger Susie Blackwell
Splurges Anniversary Celebration!
Labor Day, Monday September 2nd through Sunday, September 8th
1564 - B Highwoods Boulevard
Jefferson Village Shopping Center, Greensboro, NC 27410
Store Hours : Monday – Saturday 10-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm
It is everyone’s favorite time of the year, Splurges is celebrating their 6th Anniversary. “More Than Words Can Say” is the theme for this year’s milestone event and you might just be left speechless by all of the great events and giveaways happening throughout the week. Read More
By Donna Jackson with Scholastic Book Fairs
Readers, clear your calendar for this sale! I was just there today scoping it out and I literally could have spent hours and hours browsing. The deals are amazing, as well as the selection. It is worth your time to stock up on summer reading - plus books you can give as gifts throughout the year. Enjoy! ~ Katie
If you’re planning your summer for kids, and you have a connection to the education community (if you’re a teacher, homeschooler, book fair volunteer, school library volunteer, etc.) you have a great opportunity to shop for books at a big discount. The Scholastic Warehouse Sale runs from Wednesday, May 8th (May 8th is purchase orders only though) through Saturday, May 18th. Everything is 25% to 80% off with the majority of the titles in the warehouse being 50% off during this sale. Also when you register in advance you get a “Fast Pass” that gets you in the door more quickly, and also a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase or $25 off a $100 purchase.
Besides the thousands of books, there are also video games, posters, craft kits, and other novelties. Also there is a section of adult books. Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
Everyone keeps asking when this favorite sale is rolling into town, and now we have the scoop! Plus, take note: the Bargain Chicks Warehouse Sale (formerly known as the Buckhead Betties Manufacters' Warehouse Sale) has a new location: 7600 Business Park Drive, Greensboro, 27409. And just like every season, this sale has so much more than just bags to offer. You will be amazed at all the bargains and adorable items under one roof! To get a sneak peak at some examples of the items that will be available, visit their web site here. And to stay on top of their latest announcements, be sure to "like" them on Facebook here.
In the meantime, mark your calendar, get a sitter, and plan to spend a few hours (shopping and waiting in line!) for this incredible event. You will be sorry if you miss it! Read More
By Guest Blogger Shelli York
A husband once stated, “There are only two groups who can run a Consignment Sale efficiently - women and the military! If it were up to men, there would be boxes of randomly stacked clothes, and the guys would be sitting in the corner, watching a game on TV.”
Well, the big game may not be playing in a corner, but starting tonight, Covenant’s Kids and Maternity Consignment Sale of High Point will have lots of summer equipment for all your little sports fanatics!
Covenant’s Kids and Maternity Spring Consignment Sale begins tonight, Thursday, March 14 and runs through Saturday, March 16. Upon arrival, the friendliest and most helpful volunteers in the area will greet you. They are ready to lend a helping hand or a shopping basket if you don’t bring your own. Read More
Sponsored by St. Paul's Preschool
If you’re looking for all things “babies, toddlers and kids” at great prices, then head to the St. Paul’s Preschool Consignment Sale in Winston-Salem on February 22 & 23, from 9AM to 2PM. Shoppers will find quality new and gently-used clothing for newborns through size 12. The sale also features toys, room décor, baby equipment, maternity clothes and much more.
Our sale was nominated for “Best Seasonal Consignment Sale” on Triad Moms on Main! So don’t miss out! Come check out our merchandise and then vote for us! On Saturday, prices drop to half off for most remaining items. Read More
By Guest Blogger Liz Stafford
Saturday, November 17, 2012 (rain date: Sunday, November 18)
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2233 Vienna-Dozier Rd. in Pfafftown, NC
Admission: $1 for adults, kids are free
Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted
Funky. Eclectic. Colorful. Recycled. Ultra-cool. Fabulous. Joyful. Inspirational. FUN! Where do all these elements converge at once? At the 16th annual Whimsical Women Fall Art Show in beautiful Pfafftown, NC. All that and more will be on hand for one spectacular Saturday in November. The show features hand-crafted works in metal, glass, clay, paper, fiber, wood, and anything else that may spark the imagination. It’s art with heart and soul, created by over 80 artists from North Carolina. Shop the gamut from sculpture, collage, mosaics, and jewelry to garden art, pottery, wearable art, paintings, and one-of-a-kind treasures. Read More
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital
Come celebrate the holidays and help raise money for a good cause! Don’t miss the 25th annual Festival of Trees, a popular November tradition that benefits Wake Forest Baptist Health-Brenner Children’s Hospital, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18.
• Times: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18
• Location: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Education Building
• Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-12; tickets are sold only at the door, and parking is free
The festival includes children’s activities, holiday entertainment, shopping and impressive displays of decorated miniature trees and wreaths available for purchase. There will be a sparkling display of 40 large Christmas trees, each 7½ feet tall and decorated in a particular theme by community volunteers and the Friends of Brenner Children’s Hospital. Read More
Sponsored by The Cabinet Studio
Something interesting is happening on one short street in Downtown Winston-Salem. Burke Street is fast becoming the "go to" destination for all things home interiors and design. Showrooms for Kitchen & Bath remodeling, flooring, lighting, fabrics, interior design and architecture are all now conveniently clustered on Burke. Its great for consumers looking for design ideas to be able to walk to multiple showrooms, with free parking and great restaurants right around the corner!
You are invited to come see what is happening at a special Open House on Thursday, November 8th. Four showrooms will be simultaneously hosting the event:, with live music, food, wine, and the latest ideas for home decorating and remodeling. Read More
By TMoM Team Member Allison Tobey
Who doesn't love a furniture warehouse sale? Well, it's that time again! Meg Brown Home Furnishings is having their ONE DAY SALE on Saturday, September 29th from 9am - 5pm. Everything is priced to sell!
Meg Brown Home Furnishings is located at 5491 US Highway 158 in Advance. You can visit the website at wwww.megbrownhome.com and their Facebook page here. See flyer below for more details and we hope to see you at the sale this weekend. Don't forget - it's only a ONE DAY SALE! Read More
By Guest Blogger Laura Ellison
As Splurges is poised to celebrate the 5th Anniversary in Greensboro and the 3rd Anniversary of the store at the Factory in Downtown Kernersville, they want to indulge their loyal customers knowing that their continued patronage is key to Splurges’ success.
Greensboro Splurges will kick off their Anniversary celebration on Labor Day, Monday September 3rd and will continue thru Sunday, Sept. 9th. Shoppers that spend $25 before tax will receive a fabulous gift bag that contains an exclusive jewelry piece, a cornflower blue scarf, and notecard designed by the owner’s father Artist Bill Coyne, all while supplies last. Splurges exclusive designer, Liquid Time & CO, will have rare vintage blue glass pieces. Starbucks will have complimentary coffee for shoppers from 9:00am to 11:30am. Read More
Sponsored Rhea Lana's of Greater Greensboro
Rhea Lana's of Greater Greensboro is a premier semi-annual children's and teen consignment event! We welcome you to come see what makes our consignment experience so special!
Our event will be held August 8th-11th
**special private pre-sale shopping is available exclusively to volunteers, moms to be, and consignors on August 7th!**
Greensboro's Shrine Club
5010 High Point Road~Greensboro
(check our website for daily event hours)
Rhea Lana's is all about CLOTHING AND CONNECTING FAMILIES!
By Katie Moosbrugger
Are you addicted to consignment sales? If so, we've got your fix. We hand-picked a list of our favorite local sales and shared them below. Some are happening in just a few weeks (see info in red), while others have not yet announced dates. To stay on top of these sales, be sure to check with Consignment Mommies.com for updates.
"Every season, consignment season gets bigger and better in the Triad and I LOVE IT!," says Chrissy Freeman, founder and operator of Consignment Mommies.com. "Consignor spots are filling up WAY in advance of deadlines. My best advice is to register EARLY to sell with your favorite sale so you don’t get closed out. Also, volunteer with your favorite sale and you can get into their private pre-sale early! You’ll get better EVEN deals and premium selection! One great resource here in the Triad is Hand Me ‘Rounds Tagging – she’ll come and pick up your items, tag & price them for you. It’s an amazing concept for busy moms who want to consign by don’t have the time."
You can also find all of the sales with dates listed below on our Event calendar. If you have dates that we are missing for sales listed below - or for other sales - email me and I'll add to our calendar! Happy Shopping & Selling! Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
If you have yet to visit Meg Brown Home Furnishings, Saturday is the day you need to be there! Check out this one day sale - SATURDAY ONLY, November 5th 9:00 until 5:00. You will find a multitude of great savings on quality furniture and home decor.
Meg Brown Home Furnishings is located at 5491 US Highway 158 Advance, NC 27006. You can visit the website at megbrownhome.com and the facebook page here. See flyer below for more details and we hope to see you at the sale this weekend!
By Guest Bloggers, Whitney Webster & Teresa Inman
The Junior League of Winston-Salem is excited to bring a fall treat to the Triad, the second annual holiday Boo-tique Shopping Extravaganza. The event takes place October 27-29, 2011 at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
Boo-tique will be a truly spectacular shopping experience. Vendors from all over the country will feature clothing, accessories, jewelry, stationary, children's toys, of course holiday items (not just for Halloween!), and much, much more.
We are excited this year to have a mix of some of the favorite vendors from last year along with some great new vendors. Some of the favorites returning from last year are Sugah Cakes, Invitations Only and Blue Eyed Susan. Some of the new vendors for this year are The Merry Martini, The Belted Cow and Goosiepie Monograms. We will be highlighting all of vendors on our facebook page. This year there will be lots of new activities such as an activity center for children on Friday morning, discount admission hours for college students on Friday afternoon and Halloween photos on Saturday morning. Read More
Sponsored by Children's Boutique Resale; Written by Guest Blogger Becky Medlin
With falling leaves and the welcome relief of cool, crisp temperatures, also comes the harsh reality of your children’s lack of fall and winter clothing. Don’t despair…and, don’t rush to the mall! It’s time for the Fall Children’s Boutique Resale, the Triad’s only bi-annual boutique clothing consignment sale.
Voted 2011 Triad Moms on Main Mom’s Choice Award winner for the “Best Local Consignment Sale,” Children’s Boutique Resale (CBR) offers savvy shoppers designer and boutique clothing and shoes for infants to teens, and maternity wear, too. If you’re like so many Triad Moms who want their little ones looking fabulous, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then check out the unbelievable designer bargains at CBR! Read More
Sponsored by Splurges; written by Katie Moosbrugger
Happy Anniversary! One of our favorite boutiques, Splurges, is turning FOUR in Greensboro and TWO in Kernersville, and they want to give everyone something to talk about! Splurges features an eclectic array of merchandise boutique fashion, accessories, gifts and art.
Splurges is in the midst of celebrating its anniversary in Greensboro now through September 11. Its two year anniversary in Kernersville at the Factory starts September 12 and runs through the 17th. Keep reading to get all the scoop! Read More
Sponsored by Quality Oil Company
Have you ever visited a gas station and thought about how unfriendly the service was or how dirty the bathrooms appear? Well at Quality Mart stores, we strive to offer a different atmosphere and welcoming environment. Over the years, Quality Mart stores and Quality Plus gas stations have become more customer friendly places to visit. We greet people with smiling faces and offer a family experience.
Many customers experience the quick convenient nature of our stores, by recognizing our “fastest pumps in town” guarantee. So next time you pull into your local Quality Mart or Quality Plus, look for the quality and value we instill in our appearance and customer service. Our values are a direct result of those maintained by Quality Oil Company balanced through a changing world. There are many things in this world that offer their own distractions, but Quality Oil focuses on what is really important: family! Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
Summer is half over. (Gulp) But now is the time to stock up on swimwear for your children for next summer! I know some of you are a little apprehensive about purchasing clothing for the future when you have no idea how much your child will grow over the next twelve months, but I have done this for years and more often than not, the clothes fit.
I usually buy one size up, and if it looks tiny, I will go two sizes up. Better to have something too big and put it back in the closet for another season, than too small and they never get to wear it. If you do end up ordering things that are too small by the time the next season rolls around, you can always consign! A bathing suit with tags still on it will sell!
Here are a few of my favorite children's clothing websites that currently have their swimwear on sale. Simply visit the site and click on the children's section and clearance/sale section! *Many of these have adult swimwear on sale, too! Read More
Sponsored and Written by Courtney Kamlet, Kelly's Kids Sales Rep
If you have never been to a Kelly's Kids show or ordered any of their clothing, you are in for a treat! My daughter and son have been wearing Kelly's Kids since they were babies. When they outgrow their clothing, I usually consign most of it, but the outfits from Kelly's Kids are the ones I have decided to save! They are not only adorable, (You will get compliments every time they wear them!) but they LAST! My daughter was able to wear one of her bishop dresses for three seasons! Anyway, now you know how much I love this brand of children's clothing, so let's hear how to order for your children! ... Rachel Hoeing Read More
Sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4
The Triad’s favorite tie dye studio is holding its Grandest Opening Celebration this Saturday, June 11th, just in time for summer. The event takes place at its new location at 2717 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro (the same shopping center as IPD Eatery) from 12 to 6 pm.
Kicking off with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Noon, there will be free refreshments, crafts, raffles, Looney Lanny, live music with Sol Flo, make your own tie-dye merchandise and cupcakes! Keep reading to learn more… Read More
By Rachel Hoeing, Sponsored by Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware might have just gotten much closer to your neighborhood! Two local families have brought two new Ace Hardware stores to our area and we could not be more excited to shop local. Locally owned, but nationally known, this is the place that men and women alike are going to LOVE! (Don't worry moms - I'll get to the exciting part for you as you read a little further!)
Recently, the first store opened at the Village at North Elm (Pisgah Church Road and Elm Street) in Greensboro, and as of the week of April 18th, there will be a second store opening at Cloverdale Plaza (Cloverdale and Miller Street) in Winston-Salem! Yes, Cloverdale Plaza ... perfect for anyone who lives anywhere near the hospitals and does not want to fight Hanes Mall traffic to pick up hardware supplies! Read More
By Rachel Hoeing, Sponsored by St. Paul's Preschool
You will not want to miss one of the best consignment sales in the area. Mark your calendar for this weekend, and stop by St. Paul's Preschool, located at 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem. Not only can you find clothing, shoes, and toys, but this sale always has fun raffle prizes as well. This sale is very well-run and well-organized by preschool volunteers, so if you have never been, be sure to check it out! All details are below ... Read More
By Guest Blogger Chrissy Freeman, founder of Consignment Mommies.com
Readers take note: Wee Runs Consignment Sale in High Point starts next weekend, and it's shaping up to be fabulous. Expect to find children's clothing, toys, furniture and equipment, and maternity clothing. Sale starts Friday, January 28 at 5:30 pm. For all the details, dates and address, visit our Event page. We have Wee Runs listed as a "Featured Event" on the right side of the calendar. And for other upcoming consignment sales in the Triad, check Consignment Mommies.com often! - KM
Consignment sale season is upon us! Believe it or not, its time to start thinking swim suits and sun dresses and start getting ready for all of the Triad Consignment Sales!! Here is a quick list of tips to get you motivated for spring: Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
As we get ready to sit down with friends and family to feast and give thanks, let’s not forget there are many families right here in the Triad who are not as fortunate. Recently a reader named Kristen reached out to ask if we knew of any organizations that provide Thanksgiving dinners to families of need over the holiday weekend. While we're familiar with Second Harvest Food Bank, we didn’t know any groups off-hand that “adopt” families, other than local churches.
I did a little research and found some great leads, groups, ideas and events - but I'm sure many of you might know where Kristen and other readers can go to "adopt" a family - as well as other ways to give. Please offer your comments below! Here's what I found out... Read More
By Mary Craig Tenille
If you’re looking to treat your kids to some fun and support a great cause, come out to the Festival of Trees November 20-21, 2010 and support Brenner Children’s Hospital. There’s plenty to keep anyone busy and having fun.
For kids 2-12, there’s Christmas Playland, where they can write letters to Santa, make crafts, play games and have their faces painted. They can even go to their own Children’s Shop (no adults allowed!) and buy gifts for under $6. Read More