January 17, 2013

Target is calling!

Where did I go yesterday?  Say it with me..... TARGET.  How did you know?  Well, it was either there or TJMaxx or HomeGoods.    And well, I kinda went to TJMaxx too, but it is only for you guys that I jump into my car, drive all the way to the store, and walk down all those isles of pillows and rugs and accessories.  OH THE AGONY! 

Naaaahh.  It's really for me!  Sometimes I just love to go to a place where you don't have to hear, "MOM, did you sign my homework?"  "Mom, why is my smoothie so watery?"  "Mom, why did the dog just leave poop streaks on the side of the couch."

See what I mean, so Target just quietly calls to me, "Helen, come, relax and stroll around with some coffee."   OK Target if you insist.

So yesterday, I went with my dear friend, our coffee's in hand and found some new things that I really liked.

Disclaimer:  These shots were taken with my phone and the phone may or may not have had a coffee finger smudge across the lens.  

Curtains/Shower Curtains

 If I've said it once, I've at least said it twice.  Right?  Nate Berkus gets me, he just gets me!  Softness, color, and texture.  That's all I ask for Nate and you deliver.

This here is navy and white striped shower curtain that said, "take me home, I will look great in the kids bathroom."  Apparently a lot of decor and stores for that matter just seem to talk to me.  And yes I do answer back, cause that would be rude if I didn't.

So, I brought him home.  The first room in transition is the kids bathroom.  The walls are beige  the counters are cream, and the current shower curtain is white.  Blahh!  I am thinking this shower curtain, some board and batten, hooks for towels.  I think a design board is in order. 

These are not large, they are little clipboards that I think would go great at the bottom of your organizational command center.  You don't have an organizational command center?  What is wrong with you ;-)  I don't have one either, YET.  You could give each person their own. Use them for permission slips, things to be signed, lunch money, receipts, whatever.

I'm thinkin, kids art space to hang all of their masterpieces. Or maybe on the bottom of a cork board so kids can hang photos of them and friends.

 This is the mirror I want.  I can use two of them side by side in my master bath or the kids bath instead of the big huge rectangle plain mirror if the size is right.  They may be a smidge small.  Say that 5 times fast, Smidge small, smidge small... You know you're doing it!

My friend near took out a lady passing by just to get to this beauty.  Target is catchin on to all the DIY windows people have been creating.  I saw a repurposed one the other day full of mirrors.  It was so pretty.
This one would be great with a black and white pic in each window frame or one large black and white pic behind all four frames. 

Citron, Celadon, Celery stick, I don't know what you would call that color, but I like it.  It gives me the feeling of spring.

It's like someone walked around my house, picked out all of the colors and threw it on a shade.  Ok I love it!  It's springy, it's beachy, it's me.

I like all three of these pieces.  The one in the middle is a brighter yellow in person.  I think any of these would spruce up a place and look great on a shelf.  Don't you?

Particularly this one!  I would love this in my kitchen or on my reclaimed wood shelving in my morning room.  What shelving you say?  Exactly!  I still haven't gotten around to it, but I will very soon, hopefully ;-)

Let's head over to TJMaxx!  

 Horrible picture clarity I know, but look past that and see what this subway art said to me.  "Eat dessert first" and "Say yes to chocolate."  Is it sad that these are the first sayings that caught my eye and not "Take the High Road" or "Win with Grace."  If you have seen me play basketball and win against my neighbor, who always puts up a fight, well you would know why "Win with Grace" is not on the top for me.  I rub it in with that girl every chance I get.  And now thanks to my husband, who so kindly pointed out that her and I only call each other "girl", instead of our given names, we hear it every time we talk to each other.  Do you do that with your friends?  "Girl, check this out."  "Girl, what are you eating?"  "Girl, let me tell you."  If you don't you are missin out! Girl.

And here is the final item I found.  $8 bucks for each of these is a great deal.  Don't they look like the ones from Pottery Barn.  Maybe for the kids bathroom with extra towels in them for guests or for my son who takes showers without looking to see if there is a towel and then yells for you to bring one.  Now that I am typing this, I think I will have to swing back by and pick them up.

Thanks for going to Target and TJMaxx with me!  I had a great time!!!

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  1. I must have a crappy target where i live, because I never see any of these cute things. Every time I go there I am disapointed.

    1. That's no fun at all! We have a few Target's in our area and we one of them carries better stuff than the other or at least more of certain items. I wish they would sell everything online that you see in their stores. It doesn't make sense to me why they don't.