I also took some time this week to look for good deals on kids clothes. I do this every year in August and in mid-January. I hate to pay full price for anything, especially clothes. So I scour a few stores for good deals on end of season clothes for the coming year. Target and K-Mart always warrant a stop as well as Goodwill. Thanks to this strategy I have all the kids outfitted for the coming Summer and coming Fall and Winter. Most of their school clothes are also bought, washed, and tucked away in tubs, bigger winter coats are ready for next year, and shorts and t-shirts are all ready for warmer weather. I love being able to pull out clothes as needed instead of having to run out and buy things as the seasons change. I don't mind used clothes one bit, as I am picky about what I buy, but I always seem to find some amazing things. For example I found Elijah 4 pairs of basically new shorts for .99 cents each. And then thanks to sales last August, he is ready to go for Summer. The only things I will never buy used or try to buy in advance are shoes, underwear, and socks. These things tend to be needed at weird times of the year and I just can't deal with used for what I hope are obvious reasons. :) Oh, and yard sales can have some good items as well...you just never know.
Oh, and I had a birthday last week. 34...hmmmm, I feel pretty good about it. It was a nice day, my babies spoiled me with jewelry and chocolate. This week is David's and my anniversary and then Elijah's birthday. February is a short yet big month in our family. I've always been partial. :)
I hope things are as they should be in your neck of the woods.