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School ideas We’re so excited for back to school! It’s one of Kid to Kid’s favorite seasons. The back to school trends are so cute this year. Read more about what’s popular for back to school in this blog. Here are some great ideas for getting back into the swing of school and cute ideas to brighten your kids’ day.

Add notes and jokes in lunches

We love this simple little idea to make your kid smile. Add cute notes and jokes to their lunchbox for a nice little surprise and a reminder of home. Get these cute fruit note printables for free from Happy Home Fairy. You can also draw on plastic bags with permanent markers and you can draw on paper bags too! Check out these adorable drawings one dad did on his kids’ lunch bags.

Plan weekly outfits for easy mornings

Check your local weather, then plan out your kids’ outfits for the whole week. This creates less of a morning hassle with outfit planning. Plus you can always make sure you can find a matching pair of socks! Finding that you need new clothes for your kid? Stop by Kid to Kid for some great kids’ fall fashions. Find your local store with our store locator.

Create a homework calendar

Constantly working with your kid on their homework last-minute? Create a homework calendar to track all the homework and when that homework is due. That means less last-minute homework cramming! You can create tons of easy DIY calendars including chalkboard and dry erase calendars. Check out this magnetic dry erase board DIY.

Hold a weekly backpack clean out

Backpacks are a catch-all for lots of old homework, teacher’s notes, lunch bags, and more. Plan a weekly backpack clean out at the end of each week. Take care of any trash and make sure all of next week’s homework is ready to go before the busy weekends hit.

Here’s to a successful and happy new school year from all of us at Kid to Kid!

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Plano Star Courier – Kid to Kid resale stores in Plano and Frisco, Texas not only provide affordable, good-quality merchandise, they also help the community by offering families who are on tight budgets provide more for their kids.

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-261

Recall Summary

Name of product

Bean bag chairs

Hazard

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

Consumer Contact

Ace Bayou toll-free at (855) 751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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Recall Details

Description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., are announcing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. The voluntary standard requires non-refillable bean bag chairs to have closed and permanently disabled zippers.

A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs.

The recalled bean bag chairs have two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper.  The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.  The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

The recalled bean bag chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair and Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com, Meijer.com and Walmart.com before July 2013 for between $30 and $100.

Consumers should check their bean bag chairs for any zippers that can open, take those that can open away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit to permanently disable the zippers so that they cannot be opened.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Crunchy peanut butter bananas

Quick Breakfast Ideas

We love these quick banana treats for breakfast. Roll a banana (or even an apple) in nut butter
then roll it in rice cereal. Learn more about this recipe.

Freeze and reheat pancakes

Frozen pancakes

Making breakfast in bulk is a great way to save time and money. Make a big stash of pancakes then freeze them.
They last for two months and reheat in about a minute in the microwave.  Get more info here.

DIY instant oatmeal packets

DIY instant oatmeal

Save tons of money by making your own instant oatmeal packets. This calls for instant oats, brown sugar,
powdered milk, salt, and cinnamon. However you can also add your own seasoning! Get full instructions.

Chocolate protein breakfast smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

A smoothie is a great on-the-go breakfast! This nutrition packed one calls for fruit, breakfast powder,
peanut butter, and ice. Get the full smoothie recipe here.

Breakfast banana split

Breakfast Banana Split

Yummy! Make a breakfast version of a banana split with fruit and yogurt or cottage cheese.
See more options and a full recipe from Food Hero.

Uptown Cheapskate

Uptown Cheapskate offers shoppers an upscale experience while they shop for stylish, gently used fashions.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, resale stores and trademark brands of BaseCamp Franchising, continue their growth with announced stores opening soon in Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Idaho.

Currently, Uptown Cheapskate has 42 stores and Kid to Kid has 105 locations throughout the United States and Portugal, with an additional 15 franchise units planned to open by the end of 2014.

“It’s an exciting time here at BaseCamp as we continue to experience rapid growth for both our upscale resale brands,” said Scott Sloan, co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate. “We attribute some of this success to a gradual change in the way people view resale as more of a main-stream alternative to the mall.  Also, as we’ve become more sophisticated in our management tools, it’s made multi-store ownership more accessible.  Many of our franchisees have added additional stores—both of the same brand and cross-concept.  This creates a win-win for both BaseCamp Franchising and our franchisees.”

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate both offer current, stylish, gently used items in an upscale shopping experience. Kid to Kid buys and sells new and gently used children’s and maternity clothes, toys, books, and baby gear. For young adults, Uptown Cheapskate buys and sells new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags.

“You don’t have to be a fashion expert to be a part of the Uptown Cheapskate franchise.  Similarly, you don’t have to know of the latest clothing or toys to own a Kid to Kid franchise,” said Dave Martell, Business Development Manager. “Our franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds, and the common thread among them is a belief in the resale model as a way for stylish young men and women, mothers and fathers to save on the styles they love. We provide the tools and in-depth training it takes to learn how to price items and control inventory, and sophisticated reports that help manage gross margins at nearly 70 percent.  It’s a great partnership for our franchisees because they get the training and tools they need in order to leverage our experience for success. Their positive experiences are what enable us to keep growing in more and more states.”

For franchise information about Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate, contact BaseCamp Franchising by calling 801-359-0071 ext. 101 or visit basecampfranchising.com.

About BaseCamp Franchising

For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 42 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 105 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S. and in Portugal, Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 19, 2014
Recall number: 14-258

Recall Summary

Name of product

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs

Hazard

The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.

Consumer Contact

Contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, toll-free at (888) 673-6652 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.franklinandben.com and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,000 in the U.S and 100 in Canada

Description

This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on the front and back of the crib in varying heights and can convert to a daybed, toddler bed or full-sized bed. There is a storage drawer at the base of the crib with two metal knobs. The recalled cribs were sold in weathered gray and rustic brown, and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact the firm for a free repair kit. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

Sold at

Juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 through June 2014 for between $600 and $700.

Manufacturer

Bexco Enterprises Inc., of Montebello, Calif.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 19, 2014
Recall number: 14-257

Recall Summary

Name of product

Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids

Hazard

The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard

Consumer Contact

Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 242,500

Description

The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off and have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.  Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Incidents/Injuries

Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund.

Sold at

Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart Stores, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com. Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014. The bottles sold for about $13 to $19.

Importer

BRITA LP of Oakland, Calif.

Manufactured in

Mexico

Enter to win a Kid to Kid gift card!

Halloween Costume Contest

It’s our second Halloween Costume Contest at Kid to Kid! Take a picture of your kid in their Halloween costume on Instagram
and use #kidtokidcostume to be entered to win. Your profile must be public to be entered so we can see your submission.
Get your costume at Kid to Kid this year and sell last year’s costume for cash or 20% more in store credit!

Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card
The photo with the most Likes gets the Grand Prize!

Additional Winners: $50 Gift Card
Four additional winners will be chosen to receive $50 gift cards

Enter by November 3, 2014

Upload a photo of your costumed-kid on Instagram.
Use #kidtokidcostume to be entered.
Make sure your profile is public.


RULES and TERMS:

  • This Promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Instagram. You are providing your information to Kid to Kid and not to Instagram.
  •  Photo must be an original photo.
  •  Participants must be located in the United States and at least 18 years of age (or legal majority in your state) to participate and submit a photo in this promotion.
  • Prizes left unclaimed for 30 days will be returned to company. Prizes can be given as a gift.
  • Kid to Kid will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion and reserves the right to modify and change promotion without notice.
  •  As a participant in the promotion you will be required to privately (through direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide your name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the prize, if you are selected as a prize recipient.
  • Each winner of a prize in a Promotion is solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes on any prize), regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used.
  • By participating in the Promotion, you agree to (i) be bound by the Official Instagram Giveaway Rules, including all entry requirements provided at the time the Promotion is announced and/or promoted, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Kid to Kid and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for any injury, damage or loss of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion.
  • Each winning Participant, by acceptance of prize, grants to Kid to Kid and each of its respective designees the right to publicize his/her name, address (city and state of residence), photograph provided in connection with the Promotion, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose (“Winner Information”) in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
  • Participants may not take actions that are negligent, injurious or reckless in pursuit of any prize offered in connection with a Promotion. Participants who do not follow this rule or who otherwise participate in a Promotion in an unsportsmanlike manner will be disqualified from the Promotion. Participants are solely responsible for any injuries or other damages that are caused from their behavior. Participants agree to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages or injuries of any kind with respect thereto.
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Kid to Kid in Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER, NY – The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for July to Lena Golubkov in Rochester, New York.  Selected from over 100 Kid to Kid franchise locations, the Rochester store is recognized for consistent year over year growth in invoices and sales.  In addition, Rochester increased purchasing product from families in the community.

No stranger to business ownership, Lena built a successful salon after emigrating from Ukraine 24 years ago with little more than the clothes on her back.  As with her salon business, she has focused on customer service and product selection to grow one customer at a time.

Lena teaches her customers how to prepare their kids’ clothes and toys so they can earn the most money when they sell to Kid to Kid.  “I want to teach my customers how to save money.  If I can help them save money, my business will grow and that’s a win-win situation,” explained Lena.

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Lena and her staff make it easy for parents to shop and find the things their kids need and want by keeping the store organized and full of top quality product.  “It’s amazing how much a family can save at Kid to Kid,” said Lena. “They can buy all the things their kids need at up to 80% off retail prices, and they can earn money selling the things their kids don’t need.”  With Kid to Kid’s sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate, located next store,  parents can shop for their teens heading back to school. Uptown Cheapskate specializes in new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags for teens and young adults.

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment.  With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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IMG_1730_cropped ROCHESTER, NY – The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awards the Kid to Kid Store of the Month for July to Lena Golubkov in Rochester, New York. Selected from over 100 Kid to Kid franchise locations, the Rochester store is recognized for consistent year over year growth in invoices and sales. In addition, Rochester increased purchasing product from families in the community.

No stranger to business ownership, Lena built a successful salon after emigrating from Ukraine 24 years ago with little more than the clothes on her back. As with her salon business, she has focused on customer service and product selection to grow one customer at a time.

Lena teaches her customers how to prepare their kids’ clothes and toys so they can earn the most money when they sell to Kid to Kid. “I want to teach my customers how to save money. If I can help them save money, my business will grow and that’s a win-win situation,” explained Lena.

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Lena and her staff make it easy for parents to shop and find the things their kids need and want by keeping the store organized and full of top quality product. “It’s amazing how much a family can save at Kid to Kid,” said Lena. “They can buy all the things their kids need at up to 80% off retail prices, and they can earn money selling the things their kids don’t need.” With Kid to Kid’s sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate, located next store, parents can shop for their teens heading back to school. Uptown Cheapskate specializes in new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags for teens and young adults.

To learn more about Kid to Kid, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.