But that said, I'm trying to get everything done before I find my time extremely limited. First, most exciting, tonight my husband and I are going on a CHILDFREE DATE. A friend of mine has volunteered to watch my daughter with her two daughters (who are adorable, wonderful, and sweet to my girl). I'm so excited I can't stop grinning.
And yesterday I ran off to have one last hurrah with my friend Amy and hang out, relax, and...shop, yeah. I didn't get much - I wasn't feeling the magic yesterday, but also I honestly don't need much to get me through the rest of the summer. Still, I had a ton of fun.
What you won't see are the seven books I bought for my kid's classroom - her teacher asked for new books, and I was glad to be able to provide. The woman at the thrift store for some reason gave me an incredible deal and only charged me $2 for the whole pile, which included two new Fancy Nancy books, a book about Yankee Doodle, Duck and the Truck, a giant board book version of Moo Baa La La La, a paperback of Quack Quack Moo, and one other that I can't remember.
Here's what I got at the Humane Society:
|Soooo cute. 50 cents.|
|Plain turquoise T, Red Sawx St. Patty's Day T (soft! comfy!) - 50 cents each.|
|More breaking out of my comfort zone - orangey-reddish Old Navy capris. $1.|
|Crinkle cutter! Now my carrot and butternut squash fries can look cute - I've been looking for one of these for FOREVER. 50 cents!|
|Ridiculous gothy witchy dress that actually fits nicely and looks cute. I say it's meant for "Princess Dragonblood Isis" or something - but I finally gave in and thought maybe I'd wear it for Halloween. $2.|
|Absolutely adorable dress that is poorly photographed. Can't wait to wear this one. $2.|
|Comfy flowy lovely dress - I love this one too. $2. Trust me, it's great.|
Then we went to our other favorite indie store, where I scored...
|SQUEE! AND OMG! AND WHEEE! The 70s Weight Watchers recipe cards as seen at Candy Boots/in the Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan/made fully humorous by Wendy McClure! SIXTY CENTS.|
|Could you just die???|
|AND a full set of Betty Crocker recipe cards from the same era! These were also 60 cents OMG.|
|Men's Favorites. Indeed.|
|I think these were $2 each - plain brown shirt, and P-A-T-S Pats Pats PATS! shirt.|
|Super cute beach bag for the summer. $2.|
And finally, I had a $50 Target gift card that I'd earned from MyPoints. I decided that despite the fact that we're having some financial issues (two freelancers + one disabled child = things can get kind of sticky), I was going to spend this on ME...
|I'd been staring at this bag for months, figuring I'd wait until it went on clearance. Instead, my local Target ran out of this design. I was at a different Target, saw it, and gave in to its charms.|