Just Between Friends Review {or GIVEAWAY!}

One thing I love about the DIY blogging community is its excitement over a good deal. So often, I'm inspired by wonderful tutorials recreating fancy pants decor for not fancy pants prices.

Its this drive that sends many of us to the wonderful world of thrift stores and consignment sales to shop for our kids. Let's face it. They just keep growing. And they get things dirty. And they like an empty cereal box way more than the brand new toy the grandparents just sent them in the mail.

I do my best to avoid buying clothes new for my daughter. Besides the occasional splurge, I just don't have the budget for it. Instead, I try to buy most of my clothes at the bi-anual Just Between Friends Sale here in Fort Worth.

For those of you who haven't heard of JBF, its the mother of all consignment sales focusing on all things kid-related. You can buy and sell a wide variety of items ranging from kids clothes, toys, strollers, and books. JBF sales are locally owned and operated. They have them all over.

The JBF Fort Worth sale is HUGE. They say its over 75,000 square feet. I say its Costco sized {That makes way more sense to me than square footage!}. There are rows and rows of kids clothes separated by size and gender. Also, the sales are seasonal. No digging through tank tops at the fall sale when all you need is a rain coat.

Clothing items are inspected and are generally in great condition. Occasionally a dud slips through. The quality is way better than you would find at a Goodwill. All toys have to have all their pieces and must be in working order. They'll let you open up a box to check it out or plug a toy in to test it. Most items are at least 60% off retail. Many times, the toys are new in package and the clothes have tags on.

JBF is the best way I've found for keeping our spending on our daughter under control. Also, consigning let's me make money off of old toys or clothes that would just be sitting in our garage or filling up her closet.

Want to check out JBF Fort Worth? Well the sale is going on right now. Check out the calendar for hours of operation as well as when the 50% off sales are!

Want $15 to spend at JBF Fort Worth? The wonderful women who run this sale have kindly offered a $15 gift certificate to one of my readers. Since each sale is independently owned, this certificate is only good at the Fort Worth location. However, it will be good at the Spring Sale as well. Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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So, what did I score this time around? My favorite was defiantly this adorable Baby Gap raincoat. It's fleece lined, in fabulous condition, and it was only $5. That's right...$5!

$3 for these new, tag on pair of Levi jeans!

Now this guy was my splurge {at only $6}. Its new with tags. And I can't decide if its the cutest thing ever or the most ridiculous thing ever. Either way, it was a great deal.

I also picked up four pairs of footed, fleece Carter's pjs and three pairs of long sleeved shirts. Add to that a cute Carter's legging/top combo and a fun pink mega blocks set with wagon and I only spent $43. The wagon alone is $30 new.

*** JBF Fort Worth upgraded my volunteer pass {let me in at a super sweet early sale time} as compensation for posting this review. All opinions are my own. Check out my disclosure page for more info.***


  1. Oh Wow Michaela!! This is awesome! I wish they had one in Corpus.. BOOO!! Im still going to enter because I have family in dfw..or maybe Ill take another trip up there. Hmmm.

    And the best deal I ever got.. we have a thrift store here in town that has the most amazing prices! We always leave with a cart full of kids clothes for like $20! :)

  2. Love the Fort Worth JBF sale! One of my daughter's favorite toys is a Leap Frog microphone that I found at JBF last year for only $3!

  3. I love JBF! I got the SAME rain coat for $5 as well!! Maybe it was from a family with twins!

  4. I got a Fisher-Price car garage/ramp toy for my 1 1/2 year old for $10!

  5. I love, love, love the JBF sale. This was my first time at the Fort Worth sale and it is MASSIVE. Our favorite find this year was a radio flyer wagon with canopy in perfect condition! Clara has been wanting to "go, go" every day since we brought it home. haha We save so much money thanks to JBF!!! <3