Monday, September 15, 2014

Haul - Target & Dollar Tree / Fall

The Fall Slut strikes!

I did a bit of shopping today.  You know that kind of shopping where you just have to go because you're bored and then you buy things you absolutely don't need?  Yeah, that was me today.  Luckily it was mostly cheap, dollar stuff . . . for fall!  I'd been having an itch to check Dollar Tree for fall things, and wanted to get back to Target to see if their dollar bins had been switched to fall stuff yet.  I'd also been thinking about picking up a few fall things for Ty's apartment.  There were sooooooo many more things that I wanted but I found a trace of self control and tried to minimize the damage.

Got this cute door mat for Ty.  It's really cheap, really thin and light foam.  No biggie if it gets trashed or if someone swipes it.  It was only $1.00 at Dollar Tree.  My plan had been to buy these things, then stop back at his place while he worked, and set them out.  I thought it would be funny for him to get to his door and wonder what the heck this mat was doing there.  LOL!  But no, when I got back to his place, I couldn't get his door open.  The key felt like it was opening the lock but the door just wouldn't open.  I remember him saying something about it sticking or being tricky or something, but I gave up and left, bummed that my surprise wouldn't happen.

This is one of those stiff felt decorations.  I don't know if they're meant to be placemats or what but I bought one last year set it in the center of my kitchen table.  It looked nice, worked fine, and was cheap.  So I grabbed this one for Ty.  He doesn't have a proper table yet but he has a card table set up until he gets one, and I thought he could put this on there.  ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

Grabbed this pumpkin one too, figuring he could change to this from Halloween to Thanksgiving.  ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

They had a bunch of different styles and colors of these little pumpkins/gourds decorated with flowers.  I love these!  I wanted to grab a bunch for myself.  I only grabbed this one though, for Ty.  It's small, around four inches tall.  I thought it could sit in the center of his table, or maybe go on the one small end table he has.  ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

Highly doubtful he'll carve any pumpkins for himself, so I grabbed this little guy for closer to Halloween.  There is a switch on the bottom and the face lights up and flashes different colors.  This is a little bigger than the one above, but still fairly small.  ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

This one, I'm not sure if it will go to Ty or stay with me.  It's a plastic candy dish (or chips, crackers, whatever), orange-y tan color, shaped like a maple leaf.  I have several candy dishes already, so I thought this small one would be cute for Ty to have on his counter or computer desk or something.  ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

Stumbled across these kitchen towels and pot holders and immediately had to grab them for myself.  Remember when I was whining about not having any 'early fall' decorations?  Well these just have leaves on them, no pumpkins or anything to hint at later fall things like Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Yay!  ($1.00 each, Dollar Tree)

Headed over to Target and found this super cute squishy, felted pumpkin.  This is fairly small too, maybe three or four inches wide.  Figured Ty could set this anywhere . . . desk, table, TV stand, top of fridge, etc.  ($1.00, Target)

In my mind, this wooden pumpkin looks perfect in one corner of Ty's kitchen counter.  I'm sure it would look cute anywhere, and if he doesn't want it, I'll happily find a place for it here at home.  ($3.00, Target)

I also grabbed this wooden turkey one so he can switch the pumpkin one closer to Thanksgiving.  Or just set both out.  He does have a lot of empty spaces to fill!  These are so dang cute, if he decides to keep these, I might just go back and grab more for myself.  They are about nine inches tall.  ($3.00, Target)

 
They had soaps and lotions in the dollar bins, and when I saw this one was Cranberry Vanilla, I grabbed it.  I tried to smell it in the store but there was a foil seal over the opening.  I wasn't expecting miracles, being so cheap, but thought it would be pleasant enough for the season.  Unfortunately this one is an epic fail.  It smells horrible, nothing cranberry OR vanilla about it.  Just smells like something industrial.  It's a horrible lotion too, a clear-ish white gel looking goo with a liquid-y mess around it.  I tried shaking up the contents to mix it but it didn't seem to matter.  And it almost immediately dried my hands out.  I mean, DRY!  It was like that tight, dried out feeling you get after washing your hands with cheap soap.  Only this was after using lotion!  Bad, bad, bad.  Good thing I only wasted a dollar.  ($1.00, Target)

I browsed the grocery aisles because I keep hearing you can find all these wonderful fall foods at Target that you can't find other places.  I did see the Tazo pumpkin spice latte mix, and the Pepperidge Farm Miano pumpkin spice cookies the were talked about on Instagram but decided to hold off on getting them.  Not sure then, why I decided to go ahead and grab these . . . ?  I eat cereal bars and granola bars all the time at work so I always have some on hand here at home.  I probably won't actually try these until closer to Halloween, but for some reason I couldn't help grabbing them now.  ($1.99, Target)

And then this.  It isn't fall related but I was happy to find it.  My sister posted something on Facebook the other day about the Yes To company having a coconut line now.  The Yes To company is one I always say I'm going to start using, but then the cheap side of me shies away when I actually go to pick something out.  Coconut was too enticing though, and I had to see if it was available yet.  And it was!  I was tempted to grab the body wash, but settled for this lip balm instead.  I'll dig up some Yes To coupons online, and maybe get something else next time I'm shopping.  I haven't actually used this yet but hey, I guess the colors on the package to make it a bit fall-ish, huh?  ($2.84, Target)

That's my fun little fall haul.  I really hope Ty will accept these things, that he doesn't find them too dorky for a young single guy's apartment.  I want him to have a homey and inviting place, not just a space he spends time in.  But if he really doesn't want them, I know this Fall Slut will gladly adopt them.

Have you found any cute or interesting things for fall this year?

12 comments:

  1. Love the glittery pumpkin and door mat for Ty! He will appreciate you trying to come over, even though the door/key was/were being a pain in the butt, lol! You found some really cute stuff on this trip! :)

    Have you used that lip balm yet? I have their hand lotion on my list for our next Target trip, it's on sale and looks like a good product!

    Do let us know how you like those cereal bars!

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    1. I have started using the lip balm. It's taking some getting used to because it's one of those really slick, almost melt-y types (know what I mean?) and the scent is quite strong at first. It's a wee bit sticky too once it all settles into your lips. It's not bad, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again.

      I had a mint one a while ago that was fabulous but I can't find it in stores anymore.

      ~Deb

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  2. I went through the same thing with Yes To. They seem quirky and that appeals to me. I don't know if you keep track anymore but

    ¸.•*´¸.•*´♥•.* 100 followers, congrats *.•♥¸.•*´¸.•*´

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    1. Thanks. I had 100 a few days ago and posted about it, then the next morning I was back down to 99. A day or two later and I went back up to 100.

      I think I'm just going to start trying some Yes To things. If I find coupons, all the better. Plus, it'll give me something to blog about. LOL

      ~Deb

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  3. Cute stuff! I saw what I thought was washi tape in the dollar bins at Target the other day but it turned out to be ribbon :(

    I use the Yes to the Cucumber face cleanser and like it a lot, but it's a little more pricey than I'd prefer.

    Have you tried the Glade fall candles yet? The Sage & Thyme is very nice, but Woodland Library is a huge disappointment--no throw and it tunneled immediately :P Haven't fired up the Pumpkin Pie Diner yet.

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    1. I was fooled by the tape/ribbon too! The cheapie crafty section at Walmart has ribbons and tapes together that always fool me. And of course the cutest ones are ribbon.

      I don't know which Yes To product I want to try first. They all look interesting.

      I have the pumpkin and the maple Glade candles but have not burned either one yet. I'm waiting till late October or November. I've had some stubborn ones in the past (horrible tunneling) but have pretty good luck overall.

      ~Deb

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  4. Such a festive fall haul! I love the glitter light up pumpkin. I am going to see if I can grab those for the girls. They would love them. WD-40 woman!

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    1. I know there were black glittered pumpkins, and I think there might have been other colors. I think there were skulls too. I wanted to grab one of everything. lol

      ~Deb

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  5. I have a very hard time paying full price for seasonal decorations, knowing they will be at least 50% off if I can just wait until after the season and willing to hope the cute stuff is still available.
    Seeing all your loot makes me want to go out and buy every orange thing.
    I was rather angry (AAG!) reading your lotion review. I wanted to slap the commuter screen with my well moisturized hand.

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    1. I'm going to try and snag some clearance things this year. Usually I don't even bother looking. But yeah, all the good stuff will be snatched up before I get to it.

      I threw that crappy lotion directly into the garbage and mourned my one dollar. >;(

      ~Deb

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  6. I have the same door mat and hand towels from Dollar Tree. You got some cute fall decorations. I have to look when I go back on Friday.

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    1. I ended up not liking the towels. They didn't really absorb water, just spread it around. *sigh* Ty did enjoy the things I took over to his place though, got a kick out of the fact that I am forcing such festive things on him.

      ~Deb

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