The star of today's shopping trip: a new toaster. We've needed a new one for awhile: our old one is a 4-slot toaster we got from Freecycle that takes so long the bread has time to GO STALE. But I couldn't justify the cost of a toaster when we technically already had one. This toaster finally motivated me to make the purchase. For one thing, it's stainless steel, so now I can enjoy noticing every fingerprint like everyone else.
But wait, there's more! Gone are the days of spending tortuous long hours manually coiling the cord! This baby winds it up FOR you with the press of a button! Space-age!
Also, there is a COUNTDOWN TIMER, so you know when your toast is about to pop up! Now Mother won't totally screw up breakfast for her family by serving ill-timed toast!
But this is my favorite feature: a big dent, so it was $9.00 instead of $36. And it's not even as dramatic as it looks in the picture.
I also bought this handheld solitaire game. I wanted it at $14.99, but no. I saw it at 30% off and 50% off, but no. At 75% off ($3.74) it was MINE, BABY.
Nailpolish. Two-dollar nailpolish, so maybe it won't be any good, but I thought the color had potential.
The last time I bought the "beauty bar" bar soap I use on my face was when I found a bunch of 8- or 12-packs of it on 75% off, maybe...ten years ago. To my surprise, when I used up a bar and went to get a fresh bar, I was actually OUT OF SOAP. I thought I must be mistaken, but it appeared to be true: I would need to PURCHASE soap. I bought Ivory because I'd recently read in a celebrity magazine that some celebrity's mother told her to ONLY use Ivory soap on her face. When I was buying the soap I was remembering that it was Elizabeth Taylor, but when I was taking this picture I remembered that I think it was actually Jennifer Lopez. That is...not quite as pleasing, but she does have beautiful skin too.
Cute Easter eggs for next year's egg hunt, 90% off, so 50 cents. I also got some candy, but let's just gloss over that.
New Target-brand bandaids. The hearts/flowers set is nice, but the other set is even better: one is cute giraffes/monkeys/elephants, and another is rows of purple penguins. (The third is teddies.)
These were YESTERDAY'S shopping trip, but whatevs. Elizabeth likes to wear dresses and skirts (with four boys, I say "OMG THANK GOODNESS"), and she's been wearing her velvet-top-and-huge-poofy-gold-skirt Christmas dress once a week to kindergarten, and it really was not made for that many launderings, so I was looking forward to post-Easter dress clearances. I got one really-almost-TOO-dressy pink dress that would work as a flower girl dress and has beading and many layers of fabric under the skirt; one yellow eyelet sundress; and one brightly flowered sundress. All 75% off.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...