Thursday, August 27, 2009

TJ Maxx Makes My Heart Beat Faster...

Someone gave us a duplicate of an item for one of Luke's baby showers, and they didn't include a gift receipt. Which means I needed to get a gift card to TJ Maxx.

Oh, darn.

I should probably mention that TJ Maxx is one of my most favorite stores in the whole entire world. It's like...a little more expensive flea market, but classier. You just never know what you're going to find on any given day, and if you can shop in the clearance department, the prices are really reasonable. For instance, some of my favorite picture frames are from TJ Maxx clearance and they were about $3 each.

Don't laugh, but I had $5.99 on that gift card and I was determined to make the most of it! (And before you start thinking I'm a horrible mother for spending his gift card, please know that this child has been extremely blessed with gifts and has more clothes than his mother, plus more toys, towels, burp cloths, blankets, and just about every other baby item than I know what to do with!)

First I located this bowl in the book aisle - it was stuffed with sticky rhinestones with a "Brides" logo on the top. I shudder to think what bride would actually consider wearing those on her wedding day...but I digress.

This little baby was $3.99 - love the fleur de lis - type pattern going on.

With $2 left to spend, I snagged this lovely pear for $1 (I have an unhealthy obsession with fake fruit):

and then I found these Williams-Sonoma cocktail napkins marked down to $1, which will be perfect for a little fall "party" I'm having the first weekend in October. I have never owned anything from Williams-Sonoma in my life. I feel so fancy. :)

My total came to $6.35, which meant I paid 36 cents for these items. I really hope the person who bought the present for Luke can forgive me... ;)


  1. I keep reading about all these great TJ Maxx deals... I guess I'll have to go one day.

    Love the pear!

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