On this trip I was looking for a few things:
- Pants or shorts for middle child
- T-shirts for the girls
- T-shirts for me
- Cool books
- Jewelry (just in case there’s something interesting)
- Pour-over glass coffee maker
- Manual coffee grinder
First, it’s random object time.
Here’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle taller than my son.
My father-in-law used to have one of these. His sang “Don’t worry, be happy”, if I remember correctly.
This stunningly 80s pedestal.
On to the book section!
Kids these days are all into Japanese comic books. So lets make a Manga Bible for teens.
Everyone loves a good leadership book (or, at least based on the number of people writing leadership books, at least a few people do). But the ultimate leadership book is by a guy who leads an actual ship. That is, a starship.
Hey, I found something on my list!
A pour-over glass coffee maker! It’s a bit small, but should work for 2 people. And it’s half-off today.
Something else I’m looking for! T-shirts!
I didn’t even live in the States and I remember this campaign.
Hey, a The Flash shirt! Eldest child will love this.
Ah yes, the war in the stars. I’m not a Star Wars fan (le gasp!), but Eldest child is. Although she will have to share both these shirts with Middle child. Because I’m a mean mom. Moo hoo ha ha.
Here’s a good shirt for me. I like the song and all the things on it describe me.
Here’s another one that’s perfect for me. I’m not a sportsy person, and the rules of most sports escape me.
Here’s a shirt that I will NOT be taking home today. The only thing that could make this shirt less classy is a mustard stain.
Collectibles and collected things.
Someone is going to find these Disney princes and be absolutely delighted.
Someone had a thing for elephants at one point. Until they didn’t.
It’s art time!
I think this is one of those paintings that are produced by the thousands in Dafen. I kind of thought it’d be cute in the girls’ room, but they weren’t digging it.
Oh. My. Word. No.
I asked an employee if I could gently lift off the sticker, and she said it was ok. You’ll see the painting at the end of the post.
Now to search for a crossbody bag for Eldest child.
Eldest child had requested a crossbody bag, as her mini backpack just wasn’t terribly easy to access. First I showed her this polka-dotted bag.
Then I dug a bit deeper in the store and found this genuine leather FOSSIL bag. She liked it a lot more, and honestly, it fits her personality better.
So what came home with me?
I spent a bit more on this trip than I usually do, but that was because my kids had a lot of clothing needs to fulfill this time around. Middle child was running low on pants and shorts, so I had to get a number of those.
I got some t-shirts for myself too.
I did buy the goofy leadership book for $3, but it’s for a specific reason so I can justify it.
The Kalita pour-over vessel.
The FOSSIL bag. We cleaned it up with leather cleaner/moisturizer. Eldest was so thrilled with it that she wore it around the house for a few hours.
And finally, I present to you “Seaside”, by G. Malek:
Thanks for coming along with me!