This past weekend was gorgeous, I believe we were in the high 60's both Saturday and Sunday. I had a basketball game I worked on Saturday and walked home by way of Hobby Lobby and JoAnns. My dad had given me a $100 gift card, one of those ones you can spend anywhere (except Walmart, apparently, he had tried and it wouldn't go through at Walmart, I haven't had issues anywhere else). I stopped at a gas station for lunch (it was about 3pm by then) of cheeseballs and a Mello Yello, after enjoying those in a sunny spot. I headed into Hobby Lobby. I really wasn't going to buy much, but I found some cool stuff on clearance:
I don't know if you guys like it when I open the kits and spread them out for you, but I did with this shopping haul again. This is the My Mind's Eye, my story journal cards:
These are the MAMBI Journaling cards packs:
This is the Valentine kit:
And these are my favorite buttons from the pack:
Next up, JoAnns:
I haven't been shopping at JoAnn's much lately, it seemed like they didn't have much in papercrafting stuff since they remodeled. I had heard that their Valentine's stuff was 80% off and that they had a cool $1.99 section, so since my Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's are in the same strip, I thought I'd check it out.
They had a 'President's Sale' where their paper pads were 50% off, normally there's no paper I want, but I did find this paper pack, Happy Day Stack by DCWV and got it for about $10. I had found another stack at Hobby Lobby called She said Yes, or something like that, that was gorgeous, but I didn't pick it up, I really don't need more paper. I was also hoping to find it in the 4x6 size, but I didn't. Most of their Valentine's stuff was marked as on sale, but they didn't have their new $1.50 and $3 section marked, and I didn't feel like paying full price for a couple things. I did find this cute sticker book called Ride my bicycle, or something like that. It's basically a whole bunch of different animals riding bicycles, and only $1. I also found the $1.99 section. The tiny paper pack, washi, tags, and foam squares were from there. I'm not sure they're really worth $1.99, but I was excited to find the mason jar tags, the foam squares, and the fox washi. I liked the small paper pack, it looks to be the perfect size to layer in pocket letters.
Sunday, I worked a wrestling meet and then walked home, but didn't go shopping, I had to meet with my parents to plan our Chicago trip, more on that below.
Monday was a staff training day at the library, lots of sitting.
Tuesday, I headed out to the post office and then walked up to the mall. I had to return something to TJ Maxx before the end of February and since it was still nice, I figured, why not. I tried to find something to spend my return money on, the only thing I found was this:
Next I headed to our Walmart. It's across the street from the mall, they are converting it to a Super Walmart, and they are getting close. It was very empty, if I didn't know they were converting it, I might have thought they were going out of business. I wanted to see if they had any good clearance deals on Valentine's stuff. I barely found any Valentine's stuff, I did find a couple packs of underwear, I needed those, so I grabbed them. Especially since the two of them were less than a regular priced pack. I also picked up a sheet of Easter stickers and an Easter activity book.
I took my refund from TJ Maxx and spent it on lunch at Jimmy Johns and rode the bus home. Later when I mapped out my route, I learned I walked about 3 miles, no wonder I was tired.
I've been wanting to check out Target to see if they have any Valentine's stuff left, but I don't need anything, and even though it would technically be free because I still have giftcards from Christmas, I'm not doing it. Today, the temperature dropped down to a high barely below 50. Tomorrow, we're supposed to get snow. It will get warmer again, but looks like we'll have snow for a few days. It is February in Iowa after all.
I'm going to Chicago about the middle of March. I'm ready for a vacation. My parents want to plan everything out, but other than the aquarium I really have nothing I want to see. I just want to relax, not think about work and not be here. I'm hoping to just kinda explore, walk around. My brother lives in Chicago, so we're staying with him.