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I had a chance to shop alone today (a treat, as those of you with young ones know!) and stopped by Carousel Kids to check out their winter clearance. Right now all items in the store are 10% off, with winter wear at 40% off! Since the kind owner let me use my $5 Brass Ring Club coupon, I was able to score some serious deals!

Here’s what I got:

  • two pair of boots (my poor kids didn’t have any that fit! The ones I got my son are Timberland and seem brand new.)
  • one Children’s Place zip hoodie
  • one Gymboree cardigan sweater
  • three pair Children’s Place knit pants
  • one Osh Kosh skirt
  • two Carter’s sleepers

And it all came out to $20 and some change! That’s an average of $2/item for brand-name clothing in fantastic shape, including boots! I was pretty excited. 🙂

While we get tons of hand-me-downs for our son, we don’t have a great source of free clothes for our daughter. So most of what I bought today is to stock up for her wardrobe next winter.

What about you? Could you buy some items now to save big toward next winter? The sale at Carousel Kids goes through Saturday, January 15, so you’ll need to hurry. If you get some great bargains I’d love to hear about them!

Does anyone know of other resale stores in the area that are offering fantastic sales right now? Do tell!


We attended the Loop Ice Carnival last year and had a great time wandering The Loop and admiring the various ice sculptures! There are so many activities to pick from, you’ll just have to look at the event website and pick the ones that appeal most to you.

Generally speaking, the fun begins 11 AM at The Loop on Delmar in University City. And the great news? It’s almost all free!

Here are some highlights:

  • Ice Slides
  • $1000 in coins given away, frozen in ice cubes, along with 9000 chocolate coins
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Ice Carving demonstrations
  • Temporary Tattoo scavenger hunt
  • Game Booths
  • Loop Trolley Car Tour

This sounds like an unusual way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family!

  • Saturday, January 8, noon-4:30
  • Old Courthouse Museum, downtown
  • Re-creation of a King’s Ball: cake, dancing, music, and an intro to French Christmas customs
  • For more information, call 314-655-1600

The YMCA of Greater St. Louis will be offering free admission to all this Saturday! If you have been thinking about joining the “Y”, this is a great time to try it out! And don’t forget that you can visit the Carondelet Park RecPlex two times for free! This is a great way to get some wiggles out on a winter day.

Here’s the scoop on this week’s free day:

  • Saturday, January 1, 2011
  • All Greater STL YMCA’s participating, excepting Marquette
  • 10AM-2PM
  • Some branches will have special events during this time
  • Find the branch nearest you and consider contacting them to confirm activities

The kids are off school and there’s still some snow on the ground!

If you’re looking for a new sledding spot in the St. Louis area, check out this list. Classic favorites, such as Art Hill, are rated, as well as some locations that will likely be new to you.

It’d also be fun to discover some FrugaLouis readers’ favorite sledding spots. Please share in the comments on this post!

With thanks to PublicDomainPictures for the photo.

One of my favorite things about Christmastime is all the beautiful lights folks hang! We have a street near our house that goes over the top, and we often detour down it on our way home. So fun!

If you’re looking for some fabulous free light displays in the St. Louis area, check out David O’Brien’s post on the topic.

And, of course, please let us know in the comments if you’re aware of other great neighborhood displays!

Thanks to PublicDomainPictures for the photo.

If you’ve been holding off on getting your Christmas tree or simply would like some “filler” greenery, head to Eckert’s in Belleville or Millstadt and take advantage of their 50% off sale!

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