Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Random Shop-a-thon

First I want to say that it is Tuesday night, school is in session, and I'm home for the 2nd night in a row!  I totally feel like I'm playing hookie from school!  I think I'm going to enjoy having 4 of the 5 nights during the work week at home again!

Today, I thought I'd pop by a couple of stores and look for a throw to lay over the arm of my sofa.  Lola likes to lay on the left arm of the couch when I am home, and it's getting some little snags.  I mention the "when I am home" part because she only does it when I am at home.  Period.  If she is alone, she lays on her adorable Anthropology bed.  She's an odd duck. 

Anyway, I thought I could find a pretty throw to lay over the arm and solve my problem.  Sure I could make her stop laying on the arm of the couch, but I think we all know who rules the roost around here and that ain't happening. 

Anyway, turns out that when you go into a store and ask if they have any throws within 24 hours of this...


...people tend to look at you like you've lost your mind!  I did greatly enjoy my trip to Hobby Lobby today.  In addition to a great selection of Halloween stuff, they have the Christmas ornaments and Christmas trees out, and most excitingly in my book...
Christmas Wrap!!!

Not their whole selection, but enough to make me excited!  I know that many of you are thinking, "Christmas in August! Why the rush?".  But to me, it was like a glimmer of hope in this August heat wave.  A reason to keep on livin'...cooler times are a comin'!

I never did find a dadgum throw, but I collected the most random assortment of stuff ever in the history of shopping trips...


Would you look at this adorable dish scrubbing brush.  Of course I got the pink one!
They came from Pier 1

Also from Pier 1, and from their clearance...

I got the small, blue tumbler for my bathroom (you know teeth-brushing/water cup)

Finally, the most bizarre purchase of all... Christmas wrapping paper.

I was able to hold off and not buy any at Hobby Lobby, because I knew they were still getting more in, but I ran across this at Tuesday Morning and COULD NOT pass it up!
Silver foil background, pink, lime green, zebra print, polka dots...I could go on and on about what all I love about this paper!

6 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

That wrap is FANTASTIC!

Spotted-Bird said...

Love the wrapping paper!

Abby said...

Love the wrapping papper! I agree love love when Hobby Lobby gets their paper in. I'm going to buy more this year too...even if it sends my husband right off the deep end!!

The Ffrench's said...

I was just in Hobby Lobby yesterday and was very encouraged also by the mix of Fall and XMAS that cooler times are ahead !!! Oh and however odd this is I was in Lowes today and noticed that they have throws in there...not sure of the quality but they were just solid colors.

Emma said...

Hi there! I found your blog and could not have been more excited about the first post I read. Wrapping paper! I am always so excited when fall decorations and Christmas items come out on the shelves. I had to stop by Hallmark a few weeks ago just to check out the ornaments! :)

Ann said...

I love the wrapping paper too. Very cute! I went to hobby Lobby the other day and purchased a new Christmas wreath for my front door. I may have been jumping th egun just a little. :)

 

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