So I did some running around today on my lunch hour. My intention was to visit Target in hopes of finding some super cheap gloves, like I saw while in Philly, and score some other great clearance items. Well, my target was fresh out of gloves. Since it's 64 degrees here at the moment and I do own two nice pairs of gloves, no tragedy. It's just nice to have some extra bargain gloves, just in case.
I did however land a few great clearance purchases. If you're looking for socks, lingerie or toys for cheap, visit your nearest Target
ASAP. I didn't actually buy any of those things though...
What I did get:
Queen size inflatable mattress for $10, just in case. It's not one of those super ones with it's own inflation system, but since I bought the little air compressor for $12.50 the day after Christmas I'm set. I thought this might come in handy should we ever actually follow through with our musings to go somewhere (like this
for a chili cook-off) and spend the night in the Suburban.
Spinning star lamp
for a mere $7.50. I've wanted one of these for a long time, then they got really trendy and I decided against it, but for $7.50, I had to have it. I can't wait to install it in my room tonight. I remember seeing a lamp of this type available at Book People
a few years ago that came in a kit so you could make more of the turning cylinders with your own designs. Cool!
Post Target, I made a whirlwind stop at Barnes and Noble to pick up the new issue of Belle Armoire
. I haven't looked at it at all as I plan to take it with me to the gym tonight and I need all the incentive I can get to haul my butt to the Y. I also bought Lapidary Journal
- there's an in depth article about soldering, though it does look pretty intimidating, flux, torches, pickling, oh my! Somerset Studio
- something called "Altered Books" really caught my eye, you take old books and remove most of the pages and put little shrines and such inside - and a special edition of Crochet Fantasy
- there's a sweet baby afghan that would make a good Project Linus
donation and a nice, beginner level floor mat in yummy blues and greens. The floor mat is one of those projects worked with two strands of yarn that I really want to try. I would think it would work up really quickly.