Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bargain Shopping

Yesterday was one of my rare Saturday mornings off work.  So, I thought I would take advantage of the free time and do a little bargain shopping.  

After eating breakfast with Dan,

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I pulled on some sweatpants and braved the Dollar Store and Big Lots.  After 3 hours of wandering around and not really knowing what I was doing (those aisles don't really have a rhyme or reason), I came home.  I don't know if I would call it successful but here are a few things that happened:

- I picked up a candle to smell it and the person before me didn't secure the lid, which fell to the ground and shattered around my feet.  After confirming that no one saw me, I went to the front of the store to tell the manager that there was glass on the floor.  Hehehe.  I did make it home with a $3 candle.  

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- Dan needed deodorant, but he told me to make sure it was the kind with anti-perspirant.  I was so worried about looking for it that what I brought home was just anti-perspirant, with no deodorant.  I wonder how that will work.

- I was excited to find a pretty good deal on powder Tide.  However, when I was bragging to Dan about it he told me our washing machine doesn't take powder detergent.  Fail.  

I am starting to think that paying the few extra dollars at Target may have been worth it.  

Dan went to go shoot guns with his friends.  No words.

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I was slightly worried about him wearing camo while just shooting guns, because I am pretty sure he would want his friends to see him.  Good thing for the hat.  

I spent the afternoon catching up on The Big Bang Theory, putting out my fall decorations,

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making some butternut squash and black bean chili (which I found on Julie's blog),

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and watching the rain fall down.

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My friends came over for a night cap and some s'mores.

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However, Sarah brought over her mom Charlotte's famous jack-o-latern cookies.  Sugar cookies with some spices in them and the icing is orange flavored.  YUM.

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You would have to be crazy to pick a s'more over one of these babies.  Charlotte has been making them since I can remember, and they have always been one of my favorite things about Fall.  

Charlotte also sent me this super cute towel - now my Fall decorations are complete.  Thanks Charlotte!

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We spent the night chatting, watching football and then baseball, and setting up a blog for Liz.  

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It isn't quite ready, but when she posts her first post I will be sure to let you know - believe me, you wouldn't want to miss out!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Thought for the day

Question for the day

Do you bargain shop?  How much money do you think it saves you?  What is your favorite store?

4 comments:

  1. Those cookies look amazing!!
    Also nice wine rack!:)

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    1. I love my wine rack - if only I could use it! ;)

      It was a nice Christmas present from Dan a few years ago.

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  2. The cookies look super yummy and love the picture of Dan! :)

    I'm with you on the bargain shopping - sometimes it isn't worth the frustration. I do like wandering around the dollar store every once in awhile, though.

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    1. He is adorable isn't he? I agree, wandering if way better than going there and actually needing something.

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