The house has been NOISY this holiday season. I realize this is a good thing because it means I have family who still wants to be at home. As the kids move out, our lives are changing and sadly this noisiness might not always be the case. That said, I needed some alone time today! How do you find alone time when the house is full? I decided to take to the after Christmas sales, because nothing says alone like shopping, am I right?! I can be in my own little world and look at pretty things. If I hear someone yelling for Mom, I don't need to respond. Not my circus, not my monkeys!
However there is a great danger in hitting the after Christmas sales alone. It's a fine balance because while there is no one there to beg you to buy something, there is also no one there to reign you in!
Now before you start judging -
It was all on sale at least half off, with most of it 70% off.
It will all be used - some year.
And believe it or not, I did control myself.
I left a LOT at the store!
Perhaps I didn't need three Washi Tape Dispensers, but they looked like they would hold ribbon too and I really need more ribbon organization, especially since I found some great deals on more ribbon. What I didn't realize was that there is a blade across the front of the Washi tape dispensers, which makes it very easy to tear off the tape, but might get in the way with ribbon. I might need to buy more Washi tape.
One of the things I was most excited about finding were these alphabet letters:
They are a cute font.
AND even though the stamps themselves look Christmasy. . .
. . . the letters are the only thing that print.
I am a little crazy about letter stamps. . .
. . .So I bought them.
One of the things I was intentionally shopping for was a stamp pad or two,
but this is what I found:
15 different Cat's Eye® pigment inks from Color Box®. NOT on sale, BUT I did have a 50% off coupon. Normally I would research this purchase for hours and make sure it was a great deal with the coupon BUT instead, I threw caution to the wind and made an impulse purchase. I now have more than enough stamp pads, and I can give one or two to my daughter to use with the stamps I made for her. Oh the price of spending a few hours alone in a craft store!
It was totally worth it.
I might even go back again later this week.