This past Saturday, May 3rd was the grand opening of a much needed grocery store in the Visitacion Valley area. Grocery Outlet on Bayshore Boulevard opened its doors to the neighborhood with some great festivities. They gave a pallet of food worth $1000 to the Visitacion Valley Strong Families, offered free coffee, free eco-frugal reusable bags for the first 500 customers, games, prizes, free face painting for the kids, and more! This area has been missing a good grocery store for quite some time. My grandparents, who have lived in the neighborhood for 4 decades, used to take the bus to Chinatown for all their grocery needs because they couldn't find it close to home. However, with their age now, they aren't able to take the bus and carry all their groceries back home anymore, therefore Grocery Outlet being blocks away from their house, is something very needed! When I lived in Visitacion Valley, I would have to drive to all the surrounding neighborhoods to get everything I … [Read more...]
Last year September, I posted about Just Between Friend's (JBF) Fall sale and I scored so many wonderful things from it! JBF has 2 sales a year, a spring and a fall sale, this year's spring sale will be starting March 6th-9th. Why try to drive around town looking for good garage sales with no guarantee they will have good quality children's items for sale. Why not just head to JBF and know there will be tons of good quality children's clothes, toys, furniture, books, and even maternity items. When I was at the last sale, there were items from newborn through size 14 in kids for both genders! There was so much to buy and tons of things that I wish I had waited until the JBF sale to buy! The exact same potty bench that I had for Kiggster at home and spent some pretty pennies on was on sale for less than half what I paid for and it was in excellent condition. I got a lot of new (yup, even new stuff) items for Kiggster like an … [Read more...]
I was recently introduced to a shop called Slap Dash Things that was started by an 11 year-old girl with the help of her mom and I was definitely touched by the inspiration behind her starting her fundraising efforts. Jenelle understands first hand about being bullied and instead of retreating, she has taken action to fundraise money for anti-bullying efforts! I wish I had the courage to do something like this when I was growing up but instead I allowed depression and insecurities take over me. I remember middle school years being the worst years for me, where the verbal bullying was so bad that all I wanted to ever do was stay home and avoid school. I remember it happening during class one time and the teacher heard so she asked the 3 boys to formulate an apology. When it was time for their apology, they all stood up in front of class and sang a song...making fun of me and calling me names instead. So the teacher didn't know what to do … [Read more...]
The Holiday Guide is finally here and live! I am so excited to present to you Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide Magazine! It's my very first time putting out a magazine and though it was a stressful process figuring out the best programs to use, it was actually very fun being able to do the layout and find the best content for the magazine. There is a ton of really great ideas in this magazine, not just gift ideas but DIY crafts, recipes, and more to help you this holiday season! I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you thought about it! Open publication - Free publishing - More diy crafts If you are having trouble viewing the magazine above, you can also go here to view it. If you have a Holiday Guide on your blog, please feel free to link up below. I'd love to check them out and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more ideas too!