Saturday, September 15, 2012

Rolling in the Cheap



So I went to Target the other day to grab laundry detergent. That's it. The $3 little bottle of Method detergent. $3 and I'll walk right out that door.

Bullshit. 

If you can walk into Target and only buy one thing, you are eligible for sainthood any day now. I don't even say that to be snarky, I mean it as one of the most genuine things I've ever said.

However, on this particular trip, I ended up not spending the equivalent of my undergrad education because the Dollar Spot was AWESOME this time. I know its kind of weird to do a Target trip write-up, but i found a ton of stuff I had seen for much higher prices elsewhere. 


Okay, jumping right in. I had to buy two of these, just because for a dollar, how could I not, and if my last set taught me anything, I lose them all the time. These are almost exactly the same as the kit I bought on Amazon I used for the leather keychains that cost me seven times as much (so, I guess those were still only $7.) 

Not that I needed this, but as you know, I have a notebook collecting problem and this one was really graphic and simple, which is awesome.

I LOVE bakers' twine. Love it. It makes presents look adorable without being overdone, is perfect for Christmas and Valentines Day and Fourth of July and everything, but I've always been too cheap to spend $10 on a roll of string. Thank you, Target section for delivering it for a buck.

Man, whoever gets a gift from me next is not going to want to unwrap it, its going to be so goddamn cute.


These two stamps are perfect for those times when you need to send a card but don't have time to run out and buy one, they are perfect for just stamping on plain paper (or pretty paper!) and sending off in the mail.


Wrapping paper for a dollar is awesome, but wrapping paper that isnt ugly is even better. I'm loving the wood grain and the polka dots.  I might even frame some of it or use it in projects instead.

I also picked up some gift bags, these little box organizers, mini clothespins, skeins of yarn, burlap zipper cases, and a few other odds and ends, all for under $20. Well, not counting that three dollar bottle of laundry detergent...

This post was sponsored by Target.


That's obviously a lie, but that would be cool. If anyone from Target would like to send me tons of free shit, I have none of that blogger integrity that would keep me from accepting it. Just sayin. In the meantime, all of this is just fun stuff I found that I wanted to share to help you guys keep on making the things you love to make.

xo,
z



18 comments:

  1. Yes!!! I did the same thing a couple of weekends ago!! Such great stuff.

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  2. Holy hell. I need to get to the nearest Target asap! I've been resisting the Target urge for far too long now, it's practically cruel. I also just lost my letter "a" stamp so that needs to be replaced. Thanks for the heads up on all the goodies there right now!

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  3. Hi, I'm a stranger stranger commenting, but I just have to say that I am so impressed with all the Target goodness!! Must go to Target IMMEDIATELY.

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  4. I don't have Target here but I look forward to receiving an adorably wrapped gift from you, perhaps some sort of handpainted baby onesie...

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  5. Thanks now I gotta get to target. this stuff looks cooler (and way cheaper) than a lot of their new designer line stuff.

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  6. Love your blog! I read this post and was like, "wow, why doesn't my target carry cute stuff like that in the $1 bins?" Then I went today and saw (and bought, of course) some of those items and was super excited! Thanks for the tip off.

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  7. I take back the nice things I thought about Target. Ours didn't have one single thing that you found! Every bin was filled with Halloween crap, except for one nod to Thanksgiving: a large plush hat in the shape of a turkey, with the legs rakishly pointing skyward.

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  8. My Target hardly ever has the cute things I see on blogs... but they always win anyway because I have to go in... just to check of course.

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  9. I'm exactly the same way! I got the twine, the hello stamp, the polka dot paper, and I also got a pack of tissue paper with the polkas, the works and one other pattern. I envy that notebook!

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  10. I'm exactly the same way! I got the twine, the hello stamp, the polka dot paper, and I also got a pack of tissue paper with the polkas, the works and one other pattern. I envy that notebook!

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  11. I went to Target the other day and I checked out the dollar section in search of the baker's string! They had some so I bought 5 of them, plus the cute thank you stamp and the wood-grain wrapping paper!

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  12. i'm gonna have to check out target now.

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  13. i got the stamps too! what kind of ink pads do you use? i want one like this but the reviews are terrible

    http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Jumbo-Multi-Color-Stamp/dp/B004PBOKU6/ref=sr_1_2?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1348457950&sr=1-2&keywords=ink+pad

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    1. oh my god, do NOT buy that. i wish i would have read the reviews before i did, when it arrived every single color was dried out!

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  14. Girl - I'm just catching up on posts from being on vacation but I had to comment. I bought those stamps, too! And the zippered pouch. I'm really jealous about those wrapping papers. The Target I was in had only the one you have pictured all the way on the right - which wasn't doing it for me.

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    1. dude i think i just went on the right day or something, because i went to target five or six times in the week after i found these (um...don't judge me) and it was slim pickins!

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  15. The last time I perused the dollar section at Target, it was full of amazing coffee-themed trinkets. Coffee bean tins, coffee notepads, coffee pencils, coffee gift bags....

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