Happy Monday! I’m in denial that we are already half way through January. Wasn’t Christmas just last week…? Either way, I’m trying to enjoy the last few weeks before baby #3 joins the party. I headed over to Target this last weekend (kid-free!) and joined the throngs of women
wandering walking with purpose through the aisles. (Who am I kidding? I spent 2 hours just browsing through different departments.) If you were with me last year, you know that once I month I go to Target with the goal to spend just $10 and see what I can get, so let me show you!
I’ll be honest and tell you that this month I didn’t do much digging for great deals or obscure finds. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular so of course I beelined it for the dollar spot the minute I walked through the door to find some of the things I never knew I needed. *wink* With Valentine’s Day coming up next month, the majority of what they had out was pink, red and white with hearts all over. I have enough Valentine’s decor for the time being so I looked around for other items. I’ll start with my favorite one I found: shrinky dinks.
Who did these when they were a kid? Maybe it’s just one of those nostalgic activities like spirographs or the Easy Bake Oven, but I thought my kids would think these were so much fun! My plan is to pull them out in February when it’s a little closer to Valentine’s Day. For $3, it comes with a decent number of shrinky dinks plus some markers and string.
The next thing I found were packs of pencils with cute designs on them. Perfect for Valentine’s for my daughter’s classroom with a few to spare. I’m thinking I might do something simple like, “You’re so sharp, Valentine!” or something equally cheesy. *wink*
Every year I tell myself that I’m going to plan a fun Valentine’s dinner for my family, like some of the ones I shared in my ultimate Valentine’s Day round up last year. But part of what makes it fun is having items specifically used for these little celebrations. So when I saw this set of four flower plates for $3, I grabbed them up.
And last, but not least, I threw a Snickers bar into my cart before checking out. Snickers are my favorite candy bar and it was less than a dollar, which means I came in just over $10 including tax. Not bad right? I’m pretty happy with my purchases and know my kids will be excited about them too!
Like I said above, each month I go to Target and see what I can make it out of the store with for just $10! It’s a fun challenge and I’ve got a fun group of ladies who join me and share their finds as well. You can check them out below and then tell me: do you think you can make it out of Target spending $10 or less? I’d love to see what you buy!