The store that will break you

Oh, Target, target, target.  Why do you have to tempt me with all of your fabulous products?  I had a few free minutes the other day and thought

I’ll just take a quick run through Target.  I won’t buy anything.  I’ll just take a peek at some of the new Fall items.

Famous last words.  Duh.  I should know by now that whenever I am “just looking”, that is always the time that I see the most amazing things.  And when I go to the store looking for something specific, I usually end up coming home empty handed.  I guess that’s just the way it goes, but let this be a warning to you all.  If you are trying to refrain from extra purchases, DO.NOT.GO.TO.TARGET.  They are expert tempters and even the most will powered individual will begin to falter.  I snapped a few pics of things that caught my eye and figured I’d share.  Maybe you will feel as though you’ve been there and I can help you keep those precious dollars in your wallet.  It’s worth a shot, right?  Oooooorrrrrr, I suppose that you might see something on here that you cannot live without so you rush up to Target to purchase “the certain something” and then whatdoyouknow, I ended up costing you money.  Argh…plan backfire.  I apologize to you now in advance.

First up is that crazy dollar section that always has something that you would never go out to specifically buy, but always end up needing.  For instance, like these ramekins…in fall colors!?!   

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This product can bring on thoughts such as these…I’ve been wanting to make creme brûlée desserts?!?  Now, I just need the blowtorch thingy.  {I realize those last two sentences sound insane, but that is actually what went through my mind whilst standing in the dollar section eyeing these cute ramekins}  Good on ya, Target…you hooked me.  I kind of imagine the owners of Target coming up with this idea and then watching people like me struggle and eventually giving in all while “another one bites the dust” is blaring in the background.  Seriously.  Close your eyes and run past this section.

However, if you did this you would totally get taken down by the women’s apparel section. Let’s just say that I saw so many cute things.  I somehow ended up with two dresses

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and a lovely ultra soft cardigan


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in my orange cart next to my very fallish ramekins.  But, check out who else has the tweed dress above…not how I imagined wearing it, but ok…SJP and I have the same dress???


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Then, I ventured over into the home decor section.  I figured I was getting a big fat “F” on my no shopping trip so I might as well take it on home.  After a few aisles, I think my head spun around 20 times and then exploded.  Everywhere I looked, there was something that was fabulous.  I held my phone tightly and managed to not put anything else in my cart, but it was tough.  These rugs were only $12 and screamed fall and cozy.  I thought they looked so much more expensive, too.


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And this bedding.


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It makes me want to go out and buy these (click on image for link) to go on it.


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I was digging these orange tribal flannel sheet set.  Only $24.99.


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And these about broke me because I have been looking for something like these for our master bath.


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But, we have not even begun to budget for our master bath makeover.  And for those of you who like to DIY and redo rooms, following a budget is really necessary. One of them was on clearance so I’m secretly hoping that they end up on the Goodwill aisle (doubtful, but I can still hope).


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Check out this geometric lampshade.  How fun is that?


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This little owl


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reminded me of the one I scored from Goodwill for $2.


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I spray painted him gold.  For some reason, I don’t have a picture of him with his new color, but you can imagine what he looks like…cute.

And how cute is this journal?


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I am a such a pencil and paper girl.  As much as I love all the technology, there is just something I <heart> about writing down my thoughts, making notes, jotting down “to do” lists, or scribbling quotes that inspire me.  And I have far too many journals at the house.  Not kidding.  There are probably no less than 6.  As much as I loved this journal, I did not NEED it.  But, I am thinking about painting one of my pumpkins in this pattern.  Don’t you think that would be fun?  Add it to my things to do… :/

I was on my way to the register when I stopped to get a birthday card and about wet my pants.  

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Something about these cards made me laugh so hard.  You know the kind of laugh that you try to hold back and then it comes out with so much pressure that it sound more like a snort.  I would try to stop laughing only to do it again as soon as my eyes caught another one.


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Still looking at them here makes me laugh out loud.  I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who has a twisted sense of humor.



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I only posted three, but there are tons!  If you are ever having a bad day, go check out these cards.  I guarantee a laugh or two.


So a “just take a look-not going to buy anything” really turned into “I got 2 new dresses, a cardigan and some ramekins” trip.  Not too bad for Target.  It could have been way way worse.