Today I woke up feeling SO much better! I actually was able to get out and run 6 miles. I am not breaking any records, but after 5 days of utter sickness, it felt AMAZING!
I actually only had to work one of my jobs (the new one!) today. Consequently, I was able to squeeze in some retail therapy. Sadly, I did not find any shoes. However, I did get several much needed items I have meaning to purchase.
One of the reasons I have put off this shopping errand, besides complete lack of time, was because it required me to enter the store that is the bane of my existence. Simply seeing the sign gives me hives. I realize that many people adore this retailer, but it stresses me out from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.
Yep, BB&B. It. Kills. Me. It will henceforth be called the store that shall not be named.
However, after breaking both my food processor and my blender attempting to make frugal coconut butter and save $10 (I recognize the irony thankyouverymuch), I needed a replacement.
My mission was to be in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes and I totally crushed it! Plus, I had a TOTAL frugal frog win.
I bought this beauty:
And I paid $15. No joke. It was on sale for $19.99 and I had a coupon for $5 off any purchase. The thing about the store that shall not be named is that they ALWAYS have coupons circulating.
After my frugal frog success, I meandered into Pier 1.
After diving into the world of Pinterest, I am becoming increasingly obsessed with all things home decor. I cannot wait to live in a real house (in 7 months!). I found some lovely linens and plates and could not resist bringing something home because they were on clearance. I walked out with these two lovely additions, which will be just grand for blog photos!
Um, can we pause a moment for everyone to marvel at the fact that this placement is REVERSIBLE! I stinking LOVE anything and everything reversible…two for the price of one?! Sign. Me. Up.
No retail therapy is complete that does not include a stop at the Mecca of shopping.
I realize that Target is a source of angst when trying to stay on the frugal frog straight and narrow path. It is impossible to go into Target and just buy one thing. In fact, that ruins the whole entire experience! The beauty of Target is that you can buy a suit, a plunger, and gourmet cheese under the same roof!
With that being said, my strategy for enjoying Target but not spending a gazillion dollars is to only allow myself to use a shopping basket.
This strategy, coupled with the fact that I have the arm strength of a kindergartener guarantees that I will not drop $100.
Today, I walked out of there spending less than $15. And I even browsed. Here is a picture of my awesomely random loot:
To break it down: A pair of black leggings ($5!), the new Silk coconut milk (I am intrigued…), sugar, oil, and bananans.
All in all, my day of “therapy” only set me back $35. I am happy as a lark!
What are the stores that you love or hate? Any other Target addicts out there?