Beanstalk in the news…


2017


KGW – Portland Today

consignment shopping

 

 

NW Kids

  • Healthy feet & toes: choosing shoes for new walkersHealthy feet & toes: choosing shoes for new walkers
    Kids’ feet grow fast: an infant’s foot will reach almost half its eventual adult length by the end of their first year. Toddlers’ feet grow about one shoe size every three to four months, and their feet will double from their birth size by age 4. Babies are born with their feet wide at the toes, which spread out like a fan. As we grow and begin to wear modern (and perhaps more fashionable) footwear, our foot structure is often altered by shoes which isn’t necessarily healthy for foot development.

 

  • Airplane Travel With Little Ones – 7 Tips
    Traveling on an airplane with your kids means the days of one checked piece of luggage and your carry-on handbag are long gone. Your wiggly, happy toddler is your new carry-on, which is basically like having a Gremlin on your lap. Everything they can touch, pull, tap or put in their mouth is fair game.

 

  • 4 steps to involving kids in grocery shopping and meals

    Many kids can’t wait to get older so they can do more of the things you do. Depending on your child’s age and abilities, it can be easy and fun to include them in family tasks like shopping for groceries. Grocery shopping is a wonderful opportunity to talk about food groups, where food comes from, how food is grown and the process of getting food from various places to your family table. We’re fortunate in Portland to have a large variety of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and garden stores that offer avenues to be more connected to our food sources.

 

Spring is finally in the air, and it’s the perfect time to clean out your cluttered home! However… decluttering and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of can be overwhelming, so much so that many of us skip it all together or procrastinate until unused items start smothering us.

 


Choosing outfits for family pictures can be a daunting task; how do you capture the essence of your family in a 30- to 60-minute photo session?

 

 


2016


KGW – Portland Today

 

 

 

NW Kids

  • Glass or Plastic? The baby bottle breakdown
    Many of today’s plastic products, from snack containers and water bottles to sippy cups, baby chew toys and bottles are marketed as BPA-free. But research is showing these BPA-free plastics share similar qualities that made BPA potentially unsafe. Here are a few questions to think about when shopping for the safest baby bottle option for your little one.   read more…
  • Six Fun Ways to Teach Kids How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
    Earth Day (Friday, April 22, 2016) is a great opportunity to teach children some fun activities that support a sustainable Earth. In this feature, Beanstalk shop owner Carmen Ripley Wilson explains six ways we can show kids how to respect the Earth every day.
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  • Teaching Children the Importance of Giving
    With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to step back and take a moment to reflect on everything we are fortunate to have. From our loved ones, good health and a place to call home, most of us have more than enough to be thankful for.
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PDX Parent

  • 7 Tips for Back-to-School Shopping at Resale Stores
    There’s a big misconception around the idea of shopping resale. Some people may think that you can’t find good quality merchandise at a second-hand store, but that’s just not true. Nowadays, consignment shops offer a wide selection of quality products in a bright, cheerful environment, supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Shopping resale can also help you consume less while saving so much more. Beanstalk children’s consignment shop owner Carmen Ripley Wilson shares some tips to make the most of your back-to-school resale shopping experience.
    read more…
  • Take Five: Carmen Ripley Wilson
    Carmen Ripley Wilson, mom to 7-year-old Zephir, opened Beanstalk children’s resale on Northeast Fremont in 2012. It fulfilled her passions to help others and live sustainably — and quickly became a go-to spot for neighborhood families. Ripley Wilson recently opened a second storefront in the Montavilla neighborhood. Here she talks spring must-haves and the joys of having a bigger storefront.
    read more…

 

Red Tricycle

  • Strategizing Your Back to School Clothing Process
    Back-to-school shopping can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Not only is clothing one of the biggest expenses parents have to prepare for as they send their kids back to school, but it can be difficult to manage kids’ clothing preferences. Here are my tips to saving money and saving sanity this fall.   read more…
  • Just Opened: Beanstalk’s Newest Location
    Take everything you love about Portland resale favorite Beanstalk’s current location on 15th and Fremont and then imagine a much larger space, add a fairy-tale kids’ play area, throw in a fitting room or two and POOF! Introducing Beanstalk’s all-new location in the Montavilla neighborhood. Consignors, start cleaning out those closets. And shoppers, bring your holiday lists because you’re in for a resale shopper’s delight. Read on to see what we found when we took a look inside.   read more…

 

 


2015


Care.com

  • Reusable Snack Bags for Kids: What to Look For and Which Ones to Try
    Have you ditched the plastic baggies for your kids’ lunchboxes yet? Here’s how to make the switch to resusable snack bags and which bags to try. You may have been thinking about making your home plastic-free for a while now, but making the big move to get rid of an entire family of products can be tough. Try taking it in baby steps instead, starting with replacing those handy plastic snack baggies with ones that are reusable.   read more…

 

Golocalpdx

  • Children’s Resale Store Celebrates Third Birthday
    Children’s consignment store, Beanstalk, celebrates its third anniversary with a birthday bash on Saturday, April 25th. With a refreshing and inviting atsmosphere, Beanstalk is so much more than your average clothing store. “We try to foster an open and inviting, community oriented culture. The store is brightly lit, clean, colorful and distinctly organized into categories. It’s easy to find things and easy to shop. The space has a cheerful, relaxed vibe,” describes Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner and founder of Beanstalk.
    read more…
  • Beanstalk Hosts Event with Infant Sleep Expert Natalie Willes
    Portland children’s consignment shop, Beanstalk, will host a free informational and Q&A event with infant sleep consultant, Natalie Willes on Thursday, June 25th. Natalie Willes is a mother of two and has worked for the last four years with families all over the world who were in dire need of a sleep expert for their infants. Willes is able to design a custom action plan for each unique family, and now Portland families are able to learn more about this opportunity during this free event.   read more…

Hollywood Star

  • Fremont’s Beanstalk grows a new branch
    Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner of children’s resale shop Beanstalk in the Sabin neighborhood, is getting ready to open a second, larger location in Montavilla this month. The grand opening for Beanstalk Montavilla will be Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 8021 SE Stark Street.   read more…

 

The Oregonian

 

PDX Parent

  • 7 Tips for Back-To-School Shopping at Resale Stores
    There’s a big misconception around the idea of shopping resale. Some people may think that you can’t find good quality merchandise at a second-hand store, but that’s just not true. Nowadays, consignment shops offer a wide selection of quality products in a bright, cheerful environment, supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Shopping resale can also help you consume less while saving so much more. Beanstalk children’s consignment shop owner Carmen Ripley Wilson shares some tips to make the most of your back-to-school resale shopping experience.
    read more…

 

Red Tricycle

  •  Just Opened: Beanstalk’s Newest Location
    Take everything you love about Portland resale favorite Beanstalk’s current location on 15th and Fremont and then imagine a much larger space, add a fairy-tale kids’ play area, throw in a fitting room or two and POOF! Introducing Beanstalk’s all-new location in the Montavilla neighborhood. Consignors, start cleaning out those closets. And shoppers, bring your holiday lists because you’re in for a resale shopper’s delight. Read on to see what we found when we took a look inside.   read more…

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