Sales This Week

The Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland consignment sale continues Thursday, March 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 27th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half price sale), Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to noon (half price) at 1199 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Admission is free; cash or credit accepted for purchases.

Lots for Tots Consignments runs Friday, March 27th from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday March 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the half-price sale on Sunday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Libertyville Sports Complex (1950 N. Hwy. 45, Libertyville). Admission is free; cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted for purchases.


Love this wall art that lends a pop sensibility to a paper airplane. Available for $249 at CB2.

Keith Haring Dominoes


This adorable set of wooden dominoes is adorned with the pop drawings of Keith Haring. Available for $68 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sales This Week

Share Our Spare, which donates new and gently-used baby items to needy families, is holding two drop-off events this week on Saturday, March 21st from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25th from 1 to 3 p.m. at 935 W. Chestnut St. in Chicago (enter on Sangamon). Click here for a list of accepted donations.

The Moms of Multiples consignment event is Saturday, March 21st from 9 a.m. to noon at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston). Admission is $1; purchases are cash only. Bring one laundry basket to shop and leave those strollers at home.

Rhea Lana’s of West Chicagoland, one of the biggest consignment sales in the area, runs Sunday, March 22nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, March 23rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 24th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 27th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half price sale), Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to noon (half price) at 1199 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Admission is free; cash or credit is accepted for purchases.



Listen, I love Pixar movies as much as the next mom. But sometimes I like to mix up the rotation of movies with a little something from my childhood, if only just to give myself a little break from Cars for a week or two.

So I searched Netflix for a little retro Disney and came up with Fantasia, which I hadn’t seen since I was probably 10-years-old. It took a little convincing, but about 10 minutes into it, they were sold. (The dinosaur sequence in particular was a favorite. We have re-watched that part about 10 times in the last week.) The music gripped them in a way that surprised me, and it made me feel like I was offering them culture. (Hey, when it’s too cold and muddy for the park, you find rationalizations wherever you can.) I had a few kids in my lap during The Night on Bald Mountain, but it was a hit overall. They can’t quite remember the name of it, so they ask for “the show mommy liked when she was a girl with the drums and Mickey Mouse.” Close enough.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Chicago store Strange Cargo has one of the best selections of St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts, including those in kid sizes. Check out all of the options here or stop into 3448 N. Clark Street to see for yourself.

Sales This Week

There are a lot of consignment sales this weekend. Check out a few of these if you need to stock up on gently used threads or kid gear.

Church of the Nazarene: Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale is Saturday, March 14th from 9 a.m. to noon in the church gym (12725 Bell Rd., Lemont). Admission is free; purchases are cash only. One laundry basket allowed; no children or strollers permitted.

The Lake County Mother of Twins Sale will be held Saturday, March 14th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach). Admission is $2; purchases are cash only. No strollers permitted.

The Millburn Kids Resale event runs Friday, March 13th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Millburn West Middle School (640 Freedom Way, Lindenhurst). Cash only purchases, and no strollers allowed.

Step by Step PTA resale is planned for Saturday, March 14th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; half-price sale starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. The event will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds (2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton). Admission is free.

The Babies 2 Kidz sale runs Thursday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 13th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Most items half off on Saturday)The event will be held at the Kane County Fairgrounds (525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles). Cash and credit cards are accepted for purchases.

Chalkboard Wall Panels


Keep the family organized with these chalkboard wall decals that are easy to apply and remove. Available for $50 at WestElm.com.

Fossil Taxidermy


I came across this while looking for decor for my son’s new dinosaur room. I wasn’t sure if it was cool or creepy, so I asked my son. He said, “Are you crazy? It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” Well, there you have it. Available for $79 at PotteryBarnKids.com.

Sales This Week

Growing Cents of Style consignment sale runs Saturday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 22N102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington. Admission is free; cash and credit card accepted. Bring your own bag to shop.

The 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.) is hosting the Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore event on Monday, March 9th. Pick up a relaxation pass for a $30 donation to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to receive access to six relaxation stops between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Stop down at Mario Tricoci (Lower Level) for a Mini DermaSound Facial, their Wax & Brow Bar or make a purchase that day and 10% of the sale will go toward the charity. Sweat the winter blues away at Equinox (Lower Level) with a Biometric screening with a trainer and 3 day membership trial. Receive a hand massage and mini facial fromL’Occitane (Level 1) or stop on Level 2 to experience a Mini Mani and Back Massage from Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Spa, and ‘Juice Cleanse’ samples from Freshii. Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy an evening yoga session by Lululemon starting at 7pm. Guests can RSVP to OTB@900nm.com.




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