Saturday, July 09, 2016

Dollar Tree, Target, Hobby Lobby and tiny JoAnn's haul

My internet has been intermittent all week, it started last Saturday, and finally came up for a longer while for Wednesday, and then when I got home from work on Thursday, yesterday it was off and on, we'll see what it does today.
Anyways, that has been bothering me. I have found I can do almost everything I want online on my iPhone except post on my blog, read my blogs and check my work email. 
Because of all that, I went shopping today. I am failing at not spending money, but I am not feeling guilty for spending money, and I got a raise on the 1st.
Let's start with a few things I saw. This sign was on a display of decorative boxes at JoAnn's.
 It says 4.99/yd-24.99 ea. I didn't know you measured boxes per yard. Also the dates are for April.
In Target, I found a couple cute cards:
 It says Happy Anniversary of Being Alive. Inside:
 Let's celebrate everything amazing about you! (This will take awhile). These cards were really cute, but they were $7 each.
Next card:
 Let us celebrate your existence with cake and possibly ice cream.
 and then possibly additional cake and ice cream. Happy birthday!
Found this cute bag
 And then, this set of erasers made me laugh
 That one on the bottom left reminds me of grumpy cat. They were $1.99, so I did not pick it up. It's already Christmas in Hobby Lobby (though I'm happy to see not all the Christmas was out yet), it's back to school at Target, Dollar Tree and Walmart. I don't know if stuff is on sale, but I picked up things at Target that were pretty cheap.
Hobby Lobby was having a Paper Studio/Stampendous 50% off sale, here's what I got:
 12x12 paper pack, chipboard stickers, Art pack, bird pillow, bow stickers, cat stickers, and stickers.
I bought the 12x12 paper pack and the chipboard stickers because they went together great. I think the stickers were pool party, and the paper pack is Soak up the sun. They both had scooters, swim suits, ice cream trucks, ice cream treats, cameras. They just coordinated so well, I think I'll be making a summer themed flip book soon.
I'm not entirely sure what that art pack says. I loved the stuff it had in it, it's got stickers and paper and wood pieces and buttons and it was on clearance. I've been eyeing this bird pillow for awhile. I've been wanting to try to use some bow stickers, these were really cute and on clearance. I love these cat stickers, they are realistic looking cats with butterfly wings. The circle stickers, I thought there were more in the package, it felt heavy, and the clearance sticker is over the amount of pieces listing. It's really only 2 sheets, I love the stickers, I just thought there were more.
gemstones, la petite stickers, frog, locker hook, donut pieces, banners, cupcake washi, and succulent washi.
I only picked up four items that were included in the sale. The spring frog was 66% off, I love him. The camera stickers are actually gems with white gems as the lens, one of them is missing it's lens, but I'm sure I can fix it. I want to use cameras in my art. I loved the mason jar stickers, there are only 4 of them, so I don't know where I'll use them. I bought the locker hook for work. We have cubbies, but they're not metal, so nothing magnetic sticks on them. I'm hoping this hook won't leave sticky residue behind. I love donuts, and they're everywhere, I did talk myself out of a lot of donut stickers, and donut washi. I love these banners, I think they'd be really cute to use in a flip book. Since the washi was on sale, I picked up the cupcake one and the succulent one, I wanted it last time they were on sale.
I went to JoAnn's after that, even though I said I wouldn't go back. They're paper crafting section is like half an aisle, the other half is adhesives and punches. Plus, they remodeled a few years ago, I feel the aisles are really small (I'm pretty sure you could not get a wheelchair through them). I was there on Sunday with my mother looking for my birthday present, I picked up a couple things for a swap package that were on clearance. I thought I'd see if they had anything left in their clearance, it kinda felt like they were clearancing the clearance.
Here are the two items I picked up:
 washi, and ribbon.
When I was making a flip book for a friend, I decided I needed more solid colored washi, especially black. I wanted to get this ribbon a few times ago when I was in, it's owls why not.
Next up was the Dollar Tree:
 Two notebooks, some black gel ink pens, gold/silver gel pen, duct tape, Squirt from Finding Nemo.
I love these notebooks, they are by the jot brand, they remind me of the new layered stickers everyone's been hauling. I feel I'll include them in friend mail (at least one). I'm always on the hunt for black gel pens, I usually guy the Pilot G-2 ones from Target/Walmart and just pick up the two pack refills for $1.87, but if Dollar Tree has good quality gel pens, why not. I actually have not tried the other ones I picked up. I picked up the gold/silver pens because on someone's haul video, they said they are the best quality they've tried. Everytime I find the cool duct tape, it's randomly on some shelf, that's how I found the bicycles, typewriters print one. This one was on some random shelf as well, it kinda looks like a back to school print. I also saw someone haul this Finding Nemo toy, and was very excited to see it at my DT.
 sandwich crackers, gummy watermelon slices, a card, floss, paper clips, and a flashlight.
I love these crackers, they are so yummy, I was actually looking for the gummy peach slices, but they didn't have them. One of my co-workers had a death in the family, so I picked up a sympathy card. I needed floss. I want to try to make altered paper clips, these are the large ones I think they'd work better than the tiny ones. I saw K is for Karen haul these flashlights, I love how bright they are.
Someone hauled some cute socks. I wear flats with my dress pants and they give me blisters if I don't have socks on, so I've been trying to pick up some fun socks, I'm pretty sure no one notices my socks. I picked up the flip flops because I don't have any, I think it would be nice to have a pair to use.
Target was next, I usually only visit the dollar spot and the clearance sections, but when I was in the clearance toy section, I found there were a lot of clearance in the aisles too, that's where I went wrong.
 Dr. Seuss journal, binder clips, bookmarks, chalkboard stickers, girl pen, washi, masking tape, tags.
These were mostly from the dollar spot, again they are on a back to school kick. I really wanted the ruler looking washi, but couldn't find it. I love that the Dr. Seuss book is actually a journal. I don't know why I keep collecting journals, I don't use them. I think it's because they work great for friend mail and swaps, and if they're cheap, why not. The binder clips actually have smiley faces cut out of them. The bookmarks say I Love to read books, on the back it says My favorite books and a list. I work at a library, I love these. I love these stickers, they look like an alphabet a teacher would write on a chalkboard when kids are learning to write. I could always cut them in half and have more, there are five sheets in this package. The girl was to add to my pen cup at work. I did find the cursive washi, so I picked up one of those. I found the masking tape ruler in the back to school supplies, they had it in a spot that said $0.88, it rang up as $2.99, which makes sense but they had it in the $0.88 spot, so they gave it to me for the $0.88. I LOVE these tags, they are like an old library card that libraries used to stamp the due dates on and put in the books, I bought two.
Smurf toy, Hello Panda, Lion Guard toy, Ghostbusters toys.
I loved the Smurf toy. I thought the strawberry Hello Panda would be better, it's not. One of these Lion Guard (apparently it's new movie) blind bags was open and I thought the other one was going to be Pumbaa. Sadly they were both the elephant, which is ok, I'll just give one to my boss. The Ghostbusters toys are soo cute, I read the tag wrong and thought it was cheaper than it actually was, so these were not as great a deal as I thought they were. But, they're still cute, and when you squeeze them, they make noises. Slimer growls, and The Staypuft Marshmallow Man plays part of the Ghostbusters theme.
I also went to Walmart and was going to buy some Duct tape washi of owls and some really cute monster stickers, but I just didn't feel like it when I was getting to the checkout.

I stuck all my purchases (minus the everyday stuff, food and 12x12 paper stuff) into a box to enjoy after I move. Maybe it will feel like a housewarming present. It was quite a bit of money that I spent, but like I said, I'm practicing not feeling bad for my purchases.
I was going to go garage saleing today, but after being on my feet basically all day yesterday (I worked at 8:15, standing at work, went shopping right after work, got home about 7:30) and spending so much money, I just decided to catch up on a few things while my computer's up.

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