I went shopping yesterday, again I was hoping to find some of the great stuff I keep seeing on YouTube, but I guess I should just accept the fact that my stores are not as great as other people's stores. My town is not huge, it only gets bigger 9 months of the year when the college students are here, sadly they go elsewhere to shop.
I worked yesterday morning and went shopping after work, I don't have a car, so I walk everywhere. My first stop was Target, please excuse my foot at the bottom of the picture, I didn't notice it there until I was editing the picture.
I did talk myself out of some notebooks. I don't use notebooks, but I keep seeing people haul them. I found the set of notebooks that had three sticky flags, three small square notebooks and a large one that were so cute, but I only wanted them to send them to people with pocket letters. I also saw the notebook with the gold hearts and pen, and talked myself out of that. I have so much stuff at home that I don't use and will probably send with pocket letters, that I really don't need more.
I was supposed to look at their jewelry, but I keep forgetting. I want some simple black dangly earrings. I also want to go to Claire's and check out what they have, I keep hearing about sales they have there, and want to go. My Claire's is in a mall where there's a few other stores I want to go to, and I'm not that great at talking myself out of stuff.
My next stop was the Dollar Tree:
I did pick up some cute owl pencil sharpeners. I love owls. Some Velcro fasteners, I saw someone use these for an envelope in a craft video. A cute emoji pen, saw this on someone else's haul video. I have some pens at work that are pom pom monsters, they have big heads like this guy, I thought it would be cool to have a whole mug of giant circle head pens. And gummy jelly fruits, I love these, I can't pass them up.
I went to JoAnn's, too. I've decided there's nothing I want in my JoAnn's, every time I go there, I never find anything to buy. They don't have the dollar bins anymore, they barely have any papercrafting supplies, I never see good paper or stickers. So, I've given up on mine, maybe next time I'm in Ankeny, I'll check that one out. I had a coupon for 15% off my total purchase, I was trying to find a pencil pouch for a wish I granted in Lori's wish video and a chain and clasp for a necklace I broke (or more it broke when I touched it) Monday night.
My last stop was Hobby Lobby. I try not to buy anything for full price at Hobby Lobby, they always seem to be having sales and I love their clearance section.