This weekend, HomeGoods opened (in Little Rock) about 10 minutes away from me. Alert…alert. I’m in total danger! I mean, of course my first loves have always been TJMaxx and Marshalls, but the older I get (and more domestic? Yikes.), the more I get really, realllllly excited over a gilded mirror or faux fur throw. I’m telling you, it’s a darn good thing our air conditioner went out this weekend or I would’ve spent my entire paycheck at this store in one day.
Friday was the store preview, and I was lucky enough to be invited (and sent a gift card) by HomeGoods. It’s my mom’s fav store, so bless her soul for keeping little C while I shopped with my friend. I bought frames and toys…my friend bought cake stands (lots of them)…love her, but we’re not the same people. 🙂
So we divided and conquered and met back in the middle…where I found new gold polka-dot wrapping paper, to be precise. I scooped up awesome eco-friendly toys by Green Toys and Hape for the baby, and found a really cool tent for little C. But perhaps my fav finds were two picture frames that were just $17 each. I placed one with the two kids in the living room above the TV, and the other in baby L’s nursery. It matches perfectly, and I’m so thrilled. I’ve been meaning to frame her newborn photo since, well, March. Blush.
So, basically this store is amazing and has so many things I love. Next on my list is a big framed chalkboard for the kitchen for $40, and I wouldn’t mind new funky pillows and a soft, fuzzy blanket for the living room. But, alas. I’m trying to be practical here and buy what I need with the holidays approaching. (Not to mention, both kiddos have winter birthdays!) I know I’ll be back shopping all the time, and there will always be something I want. That’s just how it works, right? 🙂 Here’s the rundown from my trip this weekend…I only spent $100!
Two gorgeous large picture frames
A kids play tent
A baby book with sounds
Baby wooden blocks
Kids head lamp
Gold polka-dot wrapping paper (can be used for Christmas and birthday!)
There are so many amazing deals, you need to visit your local HomeGoods if you haven’t already!
P.S. I methodically planned out my outfit, and although the event wasn’t dressy at all, I’m glad I at least changed out of my yoga pants. I saw about 20 people I know, no joke. (Pilates teacher…little C’s teachers…) Mama always told me to go out as if I’ll always see someone, even to the post office. 😉
Oh, and come back tomorrow to see more of how I’m using my Amika hair wand…was pressed for time last night! Xoxo