Even though I went to the post office on Monday, I didn't have any of my bigger packages ready to mail, so it didn't really save me a lot of money on postage. I was productive in getting my tags put together after work on Tuesday. I was really tired after getting home, but I did them anyway. I knew if I didn't, I wouldn't get them done.
Wrapped Christmas gift:
Wish for seam binding:
Taking the early shift, totally threw me off, I kept thinking it was Wednesday, because on Tuesdays I get home take my shower and go to bed.
I received a tag, Wacky Wednesday: striped:
Thursday: I'm hanging out with my aunt. We're supposed to be talking about games for Christmas, but I'm hoping we can do some shopping somewhere outside of Ames.
My advent calendars:
Turns out she figured we'd be shopping for prizes for the games so we hit quite a few stores I normally don't get to. We started out going to lunch at Red Robin with her son, my cousin. I'd never been there, but I inhaled my sandwich, it was really good.
Saw these cool Pac Man mosaics on the wall:
Love those chipboard stickers and I was in the mood for chocolate, I totally got the good chocolate today, it should last me through the season. I might share some of it, no promises.
Here's a close-up on what's in the Bo Bunny ephemera:
I picked it up because of the colors and the fairy theme.
Close-up on what's in the Domestic bliss journaling card set:
Close-up of the tiny envelopes:
Next up was TJ Maxx, because it was about right next door:
My aunt said I should try the oreo candy canes, so our next stop was Trader Joe's:
Last time I was at Trader Joe's I wanted to buy some frozen mochi, but it was July and we had about an hour drive home. I thought the spring rolls looked good. I thought this Holiday travel passport chocolate was cute and probably pretty good. It has chocolate from 8 different countries around the world, I didn't realize until I got home that it's dark chocolate, and very dark chocolate, those numbers are the %. I'm not a fan of dark chocolate, but I still want to try these out. I might just cut a little off for me and give them to someone else, but everyone I know that I think would like it, I'm already done shopping for. We did not find the candy canes.
Next up was Aldi:
I picked up the cheese bites for a friend. It was after 4 at this point and I was getting hungry. I saw someone pick up this tiny sewing machine and said she was going to try it for sewing on paper projects and I thought I'd do the same.
Last stop before going to my aunt's house was Dollar Tree, to pick up some cheap stuff for the games:
I was saddened at the selection of stickers at this store. I was actually saddened at the selection of paper things, like the teacher section, the pen section the paper pads. This coloring book is one of those paint with water, basically you spread water over it and something on the page is activated. I remember having these as a kid. I really need more duct tape, but they didn't have any, so I picked up some packing tape. I go back to covering things with washi tape that I don't like and then packing tape on top, when I run out of duct tape.
Then we went to her house and created a couple games. The saran wrap balls, where you wrap a bunch of things in saran wrap to create a ball. Everyone gets an amount of time to unwrap the ball and collect the prizes they unwrap.
On the way home, we stopped at another TJ Maxx for something she wanted to pick up for another game:
After buying the cheese bites, I needed to get a gift bag to put them in.
We were going to go to the Tuesday Morning there because I liked it better than the other store, but apparently they close at 7, which is wicked early. So, we wandered across the street to Michaels (it's been almost a year since I went to one)
I need socks, and I figure this was a pretty good price for 12 pairs, the thing is you can get knee highs, crew or the very low ones. I can't pass these by, I love squishies, they had these really big ones for $5, I didn't feel like spending that much, though. I love these stickers. I was a little saddened at the selection, but I didn't need to spend more money I'd spent over $100 already.
Here's my first pair of socks: