Little Flower Consignments 2019 Spring Sale: Early Shopping Pass Giveaway

With two sales each year, once in the spring and again in the fall, Little Flower Consignments is one of the largest children’s consignment sales in Loudoun County. At the sale you will find gently used baby and children’s clothing, baby gear and furniture, accessories, toys, maternity, and more. Everything is priced far below retail.

We are giving away two sets of early admission passes to the Little Flower Consignments Spring Sale. Contest runs September 16th through September 18th. Passes are good for EARLY ADMISSION to the sale. Winners will receive a second pass to share with a friend or family member. Visit our Facebook page to enter. Winner will be selected at random and notified on September 19th.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
St. Theresa’s School
21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn

Public Sale: 8am – 12 noon

Half-Price Sale: 12:30-2pm

Dollar Dash: 4-5pm

Early admission pass holders: 7:15am
Pre-Sale: 7:30 am (teachers & military, and first responders, with valid ID)
No strollers permitted inside sale area. No children admitted before 8am.

Little Flower Consignment Fall 2019

CONTEST RULES:

Eligibility: Little Flowers Consignment Early Shopping Pass Giveaway is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Sponsor: The contest is sponsored by Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals and Little Flower Consignments, both located in Loudoun County, Virginia. The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period: The contest begins on September 16, 2019 and ends on September 18, 2019 at 11:59PM. Entries that are submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest only online through Facebook.

How to Enter: Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LoudounMomDiscountsDeals) and follow the directions provided. Limit two (2) entry person, per Facebook account, and per household for the duration of the contest period. Entries received from any person, account, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Prize Drawing: On or about September 19, 2019, Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will attempt to notify the potential winner via Facebook messenger on or about September 19, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within two (2) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

Winner Notification: The potential winners will be notified by Facebook messenger. Each winner will be required to respond within two (2) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her early shopping pass.

Prize: Two prizes given away. Each is a set of early admission passes to the Little Flowers Consignment Sale on September 28, 2019; one (1) pass for winner, and one (1) for their guest. Early admission begins at 7:15 am the day of the sale.

General Conditions: If the contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, but not limited to, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, Internet failures and disruptions, and ISP problems, or any other causes, which, in the sponsor’s sole judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and determination of fairness, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and to select winners from eligible entries received prior to such action, in accordance with these official rules. Sponsors may disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, operation of the contest, or violates these official rules.

LFMOMC 2019 Fall Consignment Sale: Early Shopping Pass Giveaway

Twice each year (spring and fall), the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) holds a huge consignment sale. Shoppers will find lots of gently used clothing, toys, and other items. As parents of multiples and siblings, there will be enough to fill an elementary school gym and cafeteria with everything from infant to teens!

We are giving away two sets of early admission passes to the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Sale. Contest runs September 12th through September 14th. Passes are good for EARLY ADMISSION to the sale. Winners may bring along a friend or family member. Visit our Facebook page to enter. Winners will be selected at random and notified on September 15th.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Ashburn Elementary School
44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn

9am – 12 noon

Early admission pass holders, club members, and volunteers: 8:00 am

Pre-Sale: 8:30 am (military, & first responders)

No strollers permitted inside sale area.
Cash, check w/ID, or credit w/$3 fee.

 

 

Eligibility: Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Early Shopping Pass Giveaway is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 

 

Sponsor: The contest is sponsored by Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals and Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC), both located in Loudoun County, Virginia. The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period: The contest begins on September 12, 2019 and ends on September 14, 2019 at 11:59PM. Entries that are submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest only online through Facebook.

How to Enter: Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LoudounMomDiscountsDeals) and follow the directions provided. Limit two (2) entries person, per Facebook account, and per household for the duration of the contest period. Entries received from any person, account, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Prize Drawing: On or about September 15th, 2019 Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will attempt to notify the potential winner via Facebook or email on or about September 15, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within two (2) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

Winner Notification: The potential winners will be notified by Facebook messenger. Each winner will be required to respond within two (2) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her early shopping pass.

Prize: Two prizes given away. Each is a set of early admission passes to the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Sale on September 21, 2019; one pass for the winner and one for the winner’s friend. Early admission begins at 8:00 am the day of the sale.

General Conditions: If the contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, but not limited to, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, Internet failures and disruptions, and ISP problems, or any other causes, which, in the sponsor’s sole judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and determination of fairness, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and to select winners from eligible entries received prior to such action, in accordance with these official rules. Sponsors may disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, operation of the contest, or violates these official rules.

 

LFMOMC Consignment Sale: Early Shopping Pass Giveaway

Academies of Loudoun 2019 Fall Plant Sale

The annual fall plant sale to support Loudoun students in plant science and biotechnology will be held at a new location this fall. Previously held at Monroe Technology Center, the sale is now at the new Academies of Loudoun school.

As in past sales, shoppers can expect to find part of the school transformed into a make-shift garden center, packed with mums, pansies, cabbages, kale, and so much more.

*Accepts credit cards for small fee.
Academies of Loudoun Plant Sale, Sept 18-20, 2019

Academies of Loudoun

42075 Loudoun Academy Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175

September 18

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

September 19

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

September 20

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Smithsonian Museum Day September 21, 2019

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, September 21, 2019

Free Admission to Participating Museums

Smithsonian Museum Day September 21, 2019

What is Museum Day?

Participating museums across the country will give free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Tickets are good for two people (bring a friend) and are for September 21, 2019.

Which Museums are Participating?

You will have to search the Smithsonian Magazine database to find a museum you want to attend. Search Here.

Right here in Loudoun County, the following museums are participating:

George C. Marshall’s Dodona Manor, Leesburg

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling

Morven Park, Leesburg

National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly *Still pay $15 for parking.

 

 

Fall 2019 Consignment Sales in Loudoun County, VirginiaFall 2019 Consignment Sales

Consignment sales are where some of the best deals can be found for children’s clothes, baby gear, toys, and more. You can fill an entire closet for a fraction of the price of purchasing new.

I realize that most my readers will be satisfied with sales in Loudoun County, but I’ve also posted a few that in neighboring counties that might be worth the drive for you. Before you jump in the car, please check out the sales’ websites for detail. Some have admission to the sale, others restrict children, and many have a half price selling period – all good to know.

Consignment sales are also a great way to make some extra money selling your gently used stuff. For example: that baby swing in the basement that none of your kids would sit in for more than a few minutes could bring you in big bucks. This list is also good to get you started if you’re thinking about becoming a consignor. Remember, busier longer sales might give your items more shoppers, but smaller sales give you less competition.

 

While not strictly a consignment sale, you can save big on children’s clothes, sports gear, books and much more at the 81st Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale at Morven Park, Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20th, 2019.

How I Make Extra Money with the ibotta app


I really like the ibotta app as a tool for getting back a little extra cash from my shopping trips. The main reason I like it is because it is easy to use and I really have made some actual money using it.

How ibotta works:

01

Find Offers

Before shopping, check what offers are available where you are going. Most of the large grocery chains in our area are included. (Sorry, Aldi lovers. You can’t make extra money with ibotta app when you shop at Aldi.) There are lots of specialty stores and even some restaurants, too. ibotta offers generic item rebates, too.

02

Go Shopping

Buy the products you’ve selected. Don’t forget to use your store card and take your receipt.

03

Redeem Your Offers

Take a photo of your receipt. It’s easy with ibotta. You may also need to scan the bar code on the matching item. I love the distinct “BEEP” my phone makes when I’ve scanned the correct item.

04

Get Cash

Once you’ve earned a minimum of $20, you can choose how you want your payout. PayPal is one easy way to get your money.

As of publishing this blog post, I’ve made $440.79 buying things that were already on my shopping list.

Here’s what I want you to do . . .

  1. Download the ibotta app to your smart phone.

  2. Open an account. Attach store cards for stores that use them, like Food Lion.

  3. Earn your first rebate easy by entering my referral code TRJGMRJ and redeeming at least one rebate.

32nd Annual Leesburg Car Show

32nd Annual Leesburg Car Show September 14, 2019

Presented by Academies of Loudoun (previously Monroe Technology school,) this annual car show is right on the streets in the heart of downtown Leesburg. Cars older than 25 years are shinned up for competition.

Park in any of Leesburg’s municipal lots, or on limited street parking. Plan ahead as some roads are closed during event hours. Enjoy one of Leesburg’s many restaurants while you are there.

 

This event is rescheduled from last May, which was cancelled due to rain. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

12pm – 4pm

Downtown Leesburg, Virginia

Suggested donation $2/per person.

Downtown Leesburg during annual car show
Downtown Leesburg, VA. Crowded streets during annual car show to support students at Academies of Loudoun.

9/11 Motorcycles Ride Through Leesburg

America’s 9/11 Foundation annual commemorative motorcycle ride will come through downtown Leesburg on Friday, August 16, 2019.  The ride, which will begin in Somerset, PA, and stop at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 1:15 p.m. and will travel down King Street through the historic downtown The motorcycles will proceed from South King Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass and onto the Dulles Greenway. 

The time the riders will enter Leesburg is approximate, based on traffic, road construction, and weather. King Street will be closed to traffic as the motorcycles pass through town. All King Street intersections will be closed to east-west pedestrian and vehicular cross traffic. The road closures are expected to last 30 to 45 minutes until the motorcycles are clear of town.

Where to Park:

Anyone wishing to come downtown, watch, and cheer on the riders as they pass through Leesburg are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. Parking will be available in several areas around downtown, including the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Church Street Parking Lot, and the Liberty Street Parking Lot. Spectators are asked not to hand anything to the motorcycle riders or passengers, for safety reasons.   

For more information, visit www.americas911ride.org.

 

 

August 2-4, 2019 is Virginia Tax Free Weekend

Skip the tax on qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, and more!

During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.

What is eligible?

To get a complete list of what is, and is not, eligible check the Virginia Dept of Taxation website.
School supplies, clothing and footwear
  • qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
  • qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Hurricane and emergency preparedness products
  • Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
  • Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
  • Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
  • Other specified hurricane preparedness items – $60 or less per item
Energy Star and WaterSense products
  • Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use – $2,500 or less per item

 

Free Summer Music Venues

Where to find the best free concerts in Loudoun County, Virginia

 

If you’re a lover of live music, then you live in the right place. Loudoun County if full of places to catch the notes, indoors and outdoors. Here are just some of the places you will find a free concert:

Lansdowne Town Center Village Green

Main performances start at 7pm, Pre-show presented by Bach2Rock student bands start at 6:30. Bring picnic blankets or low lawn chairs. This is family friendly.

Performances subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, please visit the website

Acoustics on the Green in Leesburg

Acoustic on the Green is held every year on the Leesburg Town Hall Green.

Saturdays June 8th – August 3rd, 2019, 7pm. Bring your Lawn chairs and blankets. Pack a picnic or pick up something from one of downtown Leesburg’s restaurants.

No smoking or alcohol will be permitted and no pets, please. in case of inclement weather, the show will be moved inside the Town Hall Building.

Dulles Town Center Concerts on the Plaza

Concerts are every Saturday in June and July outside on the Plaza at the Dulles Town Center mall (near PF Chang’s and The Cheesecake Factory). Bring chairs! There will also be games and giveaways from 7-9pm. See the calendar for concert lineup.

Dulles Town Center hosts kid-friendly Playdate Thursdays with a free concert at 10am on various days throughout the year. Check their site for dates and performers.

Leesburg First Friday

Leesburg First Friday, downtown Leesburg, each first Friday of the month 6-9pm. There are many opportunities to listen to tunes of all kids throughout the town. Check the website or Facebook for venues or just wander around. You’re sure to find something that you enjoy.

One Loudoun

Every Monday from 11am-noon, Rocknoceros will rock the plaza at One Loudoun. Runs June 3rd-August 26th.

Broadlands Live!

This free concert series at Hillside Park in Broadlands is held on the second Friday of May-August from 6-9:30pm. Family-friendly, bring your own food and drink (bring your ID if you want to BYOB) Food is also sold on-site for those who want to pack light. No pets. See calendar for more dates.

Brambleton Summer Concert Series

This free event is held in Legacy Park. Bring your blankets and chairs. Bring a picnic or grab dinner from one of the food trucks. Bring a photo ID to enjoy adult beverages. 

Gates open at 6. Kid-friendly opening acts from 6:30-7:15pm. Headliners from 7:30-9:30pm.

*Shows are intended for only Brambleton residents and their guests. More info here

Village at Leesburg

VAL’s Pals at Village at Leesburg is a weekly program for children every Wednesday at 10am from June  12th through August 14th, 2019. Occasionally, performers include kid-friendly musical acts: Rocknoceros, Tony M., Rainbow Rock Band, and 123 Andres.

Hillsboro Music in the Gap

Join the Town of Hillsboro this summer for great music on most Fridays from June 8th-August 23rd. Admission is FREE is doors opening at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. 

Lovettsville Summer on the Green

Music starting at 7pm June 15th and July 27th. more info.

More Music

Loudoun wineries often have free, live music.

Looking for FREE tunes for listening at home or while on a summer road trip. Yup, you can get that, too. Freegal is offered through Loudoun County Public Library and gives you three FREE download each week that are yours to keep. There is a pretty decent selection, too. The library also has free, live music for all ages. Check their event listings to see who, what, when and where.