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Hi.  I'm Joey Fortman.  Mom to two boys; Hudson & Boston.  I have a dog Rocky and my husband is a sports nut who runs a sports radio station in Philly. Go figure.  And no, I'm not a sports fan.  I am the loudest one on the sidelines at my sons soccer games but don't tell anyone. 

So, I use to have this 'blog' where I'd go and share my deep dark secrets & struggles as a new mom in a new world of the unknown.  Fast forward to today.  In 2015.  And I'm about as far from that 'real mom' as I've ever been!  Blogging has changed over the years and as opportunities come by I take them which leaves this blog and the very creative side of the business taking a nap.  Cause unfortunately, when the job becomes a job, it's no longer a hobby, right?

Fortunately over the years one thing is consistent - my relationship with Just Between Friends in Philadelphia!   The national Just Between Friends sale has been around for a few years and was founded by a mom in Oklahoma who wanted a way to save money!  She went out and created franchise locations across the country and for the 4th year in a row I'm working with #JBFPhilly. 

Apart of this experience - I was able to grow a little personally. I needed to bring in someone who new how to do the entire process of purging and teach myself & JBF team members the value of compassion for sure!  Although most of us are moms and although I though I was ok with being done having more babies, this was a major eye opener for sure!  Darla DeMorrow from Heartwork Organizing has been a friend of mine for years.  I've always known she was a fab organizer but until I really got to experience her expertise - I had no idea how fab she really is!  

The little tidbits that Darla shared with me as she drained my junk drawers & help me find the bottom of my closets I'll take with me for the rest of my life, I think.  Honestly, that poor woman heard more from me in those few days of purging & putting items on hangers that I'm sure she won't forget what a crazy mom I am! ha.  Yeah, so I do happen to organize my kids LEGO's.  Honestly, I don't do it for the organization.  I do it for my own sanity!! Darla said 'don't organize your kids LEGO's'.  And I do.  But it's therapeutic for me!  It really is!  But I was shocked when she told me that it was a waste of time.  

I guess I never really thought about the truth that comes with this whole process.  It's like shedding a part of me.  Now that I'm on the other side of it, I'm able to look at things more clearly and really feel the need to shed those layers that hold me back. 

OH MY GOSH?!?!  WHO KNEW that this sale would be SO PHILOSOPHICAL! lol

I've been working with #JBFPhilly for about 4 years now and I have such a love and respect for Tracy, the woman behind the Oaks & Reading sales.  She's one heck of a mom, entrepreneur, business owner and friend.  The first sale that Tracy hired me to help with bringing influencers in she got Franchise of the Year!  Over the years I've watched her rock it big time and it's been fun to be her cheerleader.  She's helping families!  

Ok, now that I UNLOADED my JBF-Baggage on you! hahaha  Although it's a good baggage.  Purging is a process.  But, tomorrow I get to spend and buy more!  Wahoo!

Tune into my favorite morning tv personality Jennaphr Frederick of Fox 29 tomorrow as she will be there from 7-10a with me.  You'll catch the story of a woman who does JBF and took her ENTIRE family on vacation with the money she made & saved!  Also, Graco is doing a buy back with JBF - get the details on their latest recall and how you can profit from it. 

Ok friends, here's the schedule, what time/date are you coming?

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Monday, March 16th

Tuesday, March 17th

  • 8am-7pm: Drop Off for all Consignors. Refer to the Drop Off page for details.

Wednesday, March 18th

Qualified Presale Entry Only - See window to the right for details.

Thursday, March 19th

  • 9am-8pm: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ $3 Admission   Children and strollers welcomed. 

Friday, March 20th

  • 9am-8pm: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~  No admission
  • 8pm-9pm:  2nd Chance Drop Off.  Consignors are welcomed to drop off toys, strollers, furniture, baby gear and anything else that does not require inspection - no clothing or shoes, please!

Saturday, March 21st

  • 8am-5pm: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ No admission

        50% Presale - Pass Required

  • 6pm-9pm Team Members + 2 Friends
  • 6:30pm-9pm Consignors + 2 Friends

Sunday, March 22nd

  • 8am-3pm:  50% OFF Sale!  Many items an additional 1/2 off all day!

Monday, March 23rd


  • 5:00pm-8:00pm: Consignor Pick Up of unsold items