Monday, December 15, 2008

Marshalls makes me happy

I am not a shopper. I bargain-hunt, and I do lots of shopping to get the best bang for my buck, but I am not a shopper, and especially not a clothes shopper. When I am at the mall, I go to the stores I need to go to, and am fine with skipping the rest. Trying on clothes is annoying (especially with two children), finding something unique and pretty that doesn't go halfway to my bellybutton is sometimes impossible, and clearance racks seem a bit bare lately.

But then, there's Marshall's: my favorite place to shop. Period. And my Marshalls is also a HomeGoods, so it is a double-whammy favorite. I was there today to do a little shopping for Adam, and I did find a little something, but I can't say what it was because he reads here from time to time. But the shopping didn't stop there...

A quick scan of the kids shoes clearance resulted in some sneakers for Katie for $10. I know that isn't a fabulous deal, but I can't find them cheaper at Payless or Wal-Mart, and Katie is outgrowing her sneakers just about every two months.

Then I went through the ladies clearance rack and found gobs of cute things, but only bought this adorable number for $7!! I think I will wear it for Christmas at my in-laws. I also found an adorable green suede short trench coat, but that was not $7, so on the rack it stayed.

Then it was back to the toys, where I found for $6.99, the very same Thomas motorized engine I bought at Target for $9.99. So I bought one, and will return my other to Target. Katie is currently intrigued with the motorized trains. It's not a very girlie present, but there will be more trains to keep the two kids happy when having fun at the train table.

I told myself I was not going to go into the HomeGoods section, because basically I would be setting myself up for a session of serious coveting of the worst sort, but somehow (???) I wound up there. I was just going to look for King size shams, but I got distracted with the duvets on clearance. The screams in my head of "Run away! Run away!"were too loud to ignore, so I quickly left, only to scan the baby decor for a moment. Sigh... (where I found some cute wooden giraffes and monkeys with pegs that will go great in the kids bathroom, but now is not the time to be spending money on the kids bathroom!)

So I dashed for the check out, and I believe I left with a content heart. I got a stocking stuffer for Adam, a new blouse, a present for Katie, as well as sneakers and mittens for Katie all for $36.


And I hope all your final Christmas preparations will be happy too.

(I still have 4 or 5 gifts to get - is everyone else done?)


Dear Abbi said...

I don't know how you do so close to the Mega Marsall's and all (is that the one you're talking about?). I would have to steel myself against going in there all of the time too.

I think there are a few, little things left to buy, but I'm not in a hurry. There's a whole week left, after all. :)

**~Happenings~** said...

I'm not done with my shopping either and I'm starting to feel the pinch of time!

Katina said...

Score! What great deals!!!! I'm not done shopping, almost, but not done. I have to go to Walmart to buy a few more things. I haven't been to WMT in forever and I don't like going there. It's more fun to buy things at CVS & Walgreens!

No No Nanette said...

Wal-mart is one of my last stops too. I am hoping to go without kids.

Kay said...

I don't think I've ever been IN a marshalls.. I couldn't even tell you where it was! But I did brave the LV Mall today, Biglots, Kholes, AND Walmart! I know.. crazy. BUT I only have two presents left to get! Which is great because I had 16 people on my list :)