I went to the mall on Monday because I needed some black dress pants for work. While I was up there, I visited a different Walmart just to see if they had anything fun on clearance. I also visited TJ Maxx because I had seen someone haul some cute journals from there.
Here's what I found at Walmart:
I picked up the pencil pouch to fill for a swap, I decided if I found one for less than $1 I'd get one. Why spend more when there were some cute pencil boxes at the Dollar Tree. I found these metal "Smile" embellishments, I also found these cute flower buttons. I talked myself out of a lot. I didn't realize that Walmart had a separate scrapbooking/crafty section than their office supplies. I also found duct tape washi with owls. I found some cute feather, bowtie and donut washi. I also bought a pair of shorts, but no one wants to see those.
Next up, I went to JCPenney's for dress pants, but I just didn't like how they fit. I guess a trip to Goodwill is in the future.
I also went to Claire's I've been wanting to buy cute stuff there. They do have cute stuff, but not at prices I wanted to spend. They had this sign out front saying all their clearance was $2, I didn't find any clearance that was $2. They were also having a Buy 3 get 3 free, but everything I wanted was more than I wanted to spend.
Last up was TJ Maxx, I was pleased with what I found there:
I found that smiley faced guy first, I was turning and found him in the dog toys aisle, he's got squeakers in him. I don't have a dog, but he should hold up pretty well if he's made for a dog. I've been craving macaroons lately, but I can't find them anywhere. There used to be a person who'd make different flavors for the local farmer's market, they were soo good. Sadly, that was a couple years ago, and I haven't seen her lately. These were not that good, see below. I picked up the notepad with an idea, but I don't know if that idea will come through. I also found these adhesive runners. I'm always in need of tape, I guess I'll see how well they work.
I actually stopped at Jimmie Johns for lunch, cause it was there. When I got home, I went to the grocery store for milk, I've been craving gummies lately, so I picked these up as well.
Tuesday, I went back to Dollar Tree (cause I felt bad that I didn't visit the sticker aisle on Friday).
Like I said, I've been craving gummies. Dollar Tree usually has some good gummies, I haven't been finding them lately. I picked up the crackers because they looked good (I was hungry). The pepperoni sticks were a bit spicy, I wasn't pleased with those, but I ate them because I was hungry. I loved the Moose Tracks, I wish the bag was bigger. I love these little dipper things, they are usually too expensive at the grocery store.
I also went back to Hobby Lobby, I found out last week they had clearance in with their regular stuff, not just in the clearance aisle. I also wanted a flower punch, and they had those 40% off.
The bookworm cross stitch was there on Friday, he's actually a bookmark when you're done. The buttons were 50% off, these were in the sewing department, I usually don't go over there, but I saw the 50% off sign and was curious what it was for. I got the flower punch, but it's the wrong size. I have a 1" circle punch I bought for handmade embellishments and I've been having so much fun making them. I thought I'd cut out some flowers, apparently I'm not very good at freehanding flowers. So, I thought I'd get a punch, they didn't have measurements on them, I had thought this one was 1", I believe it's actually 1/2" or smaller. I figure I'll just have to layer, I'll make it work. When I got home, I saw the cashier gave me 50% off instead of 40%. I wandered over to the charms and found a lot of clearance over there, plus a separate little clearance section, the round pink charm says smart girls rock, the square one says evil genius. I didn't realize there were wood pieces in the jewelry section, I wish I knew before. The gemstones by Paper Studio were 50% off, I picked up these cute glasses.
I talked myself out of a lot here, I put back a bunch of cute clearance things, and some charms. I talked myself out of some paper packs. I'm failing at being good, but I do great filling up my basket and then putting half of it back.