And I am not being sarcastic with my "Ain't life grand" LOL. Just feeling really good today and in a really good frame of mind! Must be all of that retail therapy :):) Steven and I just got home......he needed new shoes so we went out and found him a pair and found him a very cool Tapout MMA shirt as well for under 10 bucks!! Well the shirt was under $10......dang that would be cool to find shoes AND a shirt for that!!! I can't even manage that at our local Goodwill!!! I also treated him to a bag of Jelly Beans from Dollar Tree.....he's so easy I tell ya!! And we got 2 of the big 44 ounce drinks at Pilot for $1.09.....cheaper than Happy Hour at Sonic!! WOOOT!!! Then we kinda goofed off and went to Big Lots......came out with nothing more than a huge bag of cereal for them. Nothing cool in the scrappy stuff.....it's usually hit or miss there. But I did meet a really nice lady who is also a mad scrapper and she told me about this place called Tuesday Morning. Does anyone have one near them? She told me they have killer deals on scrappy goodies......so I am gonna have to check em out and report back......it's my duty ya know :)
And speaking of scrappy shopping........you had to know this was comin!!!! LOL. Thursday I took off and went to Hobby Lobby......I loveeeee looking thru the bargain aisle!! And the discount fabric bin!!!! Even tho I can't figure my sewing machine out.....LOL.
They had lots of awesome deals......I refuse to pay retail for anything at Hobby Lobby....cuz if you wait long enough you will either get a 40% coupon or it will go on sale. So I bought a few things......double sided tape, a great big container of Prima flowers...I will never need to buy flowers again, cuz seriously....how often do you see flowers on my LO's???? It was $12.....
Then this lady asks me if I have a coupon....I didn't but I thought she was asking ME for one....I told her no and she gave me a 40% coupon. How sweet of her!!!! I had it in my hand when I got to the checkout and just laid it down to get pout my wallet. Everything I had was on sale so I knew that I couldn't use it. And then the cashier picked it up and took another 40% off my total. OMG!!!! I had 2 bags of stuff.......and got out for around $20.
So since I came in wayyyyy under budget I went over to Marshall's, which is right across the street. I was actually looking for large wooden candle holders. And the last time I was there I found a Martha Stewart choo choo border punch for $2.50......so of course I wandered right over to the stationary and books and stuff and ohhhh myyyyyy starzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
2 American Crafts bundles of cardstock....one 12 by 12 and the other 6 x 6.
The first one is ALL pastels and really pretty...perfect for cards. This one is my fave....boy themed withe lots of bold color!! Now please make sure you are sitting......and look at the price tag.....
Now the paper alone was worth my trip.......but I also found Martha ink pads for stamps at $1 each.....these HUGE packages of Remarks letter stickers.....
And this fun gift tissue paper.....lol. I have a plan for it....honest!!!
My total there was a little over $30.......yeah usually a $30 impulse buy isn't a good thing but I couldn't pass it up!!!! I deserve to spend money on ME once in a while!!!!
Ok...........nuff rambling.....it's been another caffeine fueled day......lol.
I have missed the last couple of Sketchy Thursday sketches :( So I jumped on this one the day it was posted.....um, yeah I am just now putting it on my blog......lol. Cut me some slack!!!!! My mind was on overload between the kids (that is another post altogether!!!) and running errands.
Other than the awesome Sketchy Thursday (who is having a DT call BTW!!!) this also fits challenges over at:
Leading A Craftastic Life: I chose to do the shopping list challenge....I had to choose at least 3 of the following
~ 2+ Photos ~ 2+ Buttons ~ Stars~ Color Teal~ Punches or Die Cut~ 2+ Pattern Papers~ 3+ Chipboard Pieces~ Charm~ Stamp~ Journaling~ Doodling......I have the pattern papers, photos,and journaling covered :)
Playdate Cafe Color Challenge Black and White with a splash of color. i THINK I have done that but my splash may seem like more of a tidal wave......lol
And Paper take Weekly: anything goes
I have one I have been working on that I HOPE to have done later tonight so I can share with ya....or at the very least before the challenge ends....lol
Have a good one!