Okay, moving on now...
I've been slowly working on gifts for the remaining birthdays and Christmas. I'm searching for things that aren't run-of-the-mill. Trying my hands at crafts. And yes, checking clearance. Its the thought that counts, not how much money was spent. Besides, I still to what I know about people and try to be creative in what I give them.
(Yes, she's wearing a super hero shirt and looks adorable!)While there, we also went to look for pajamas for my older daughter. She will be turning 5 next weekend. *eeee!* Where has the time gone?! My baby isn't a baby anymore. She's starting kindergarten in a couple more weeks. I'm excited, but also sad. Anyhow, we needed to get her a gift and she's been needing some new pjs. Walmart, at least our store, has a very limited selection. As a matter of fact, most of the ones they had on the one rack of pajamas were on clearance. But guess what size they didn't have? Yep. Hers. So that was a no-go. But wait! I need to get gifts for my two younger sisters. And they had everything in their sizes. So now that I know that, I'll be going back to get them pajamas or shirts in the cute horse and unicorn prints. They also had all their Wonder Woman clothes for girls on clearance.
Is it just me, or was that movie a bust? I mean, all the Wonder Woman merchandise is already on clearance. Or was it a great movie that no one needed the stuff for? Hmm... Haven't seen the movie still (shocking, right?!), so don't ruin it for me. Even if it wasn't that great, I have to satisfy my WW craze. She is my hero after all. And I did like her in the Batman movie.
We also grabbed a couple tee shirts for baby girl. She is outgrowing her onesies and I try to put her in tees and pants when she's crawling around on our stained concrete floors so that she's not scraping her legs. They were $2 a piece. Not a huge discount, but I only needed a couple more.
We checked the clearance aisle. I like that Walmart keeps it mostly to one valley (that is retail talk for an aisle with both sides having the same thing). There, was where I found some pretty good deals. Like the doll food set for a few bucks.
My sisters are into the American Girl dolls and are thrilled to have 18" dolls to play with. My girls are getting their own from their Nana as well. So I had to grab this fun set to add to my sisters' collection.
I found these bath toys for the baby. She is quite the inquisitive one who loves to splash and play in the bath. Unfortunately, we only have Mommy and Daddy's stuff like soap bottles in the tub. So now she has actual toys to play with. Best of all, they were only .50 each. There were some toothbrushes on clearance. I can't do the cheap brands. They always leave bristles in my mouth. But these Colgate ones should work. I grabbed a few to keep on hand. Plus, I have them in case family visits and needs one. They rang up .50 each, which was cheaper than the sticker said.
My final grab was a framed mirror. I had this big bag of pearls my mother sent me.
And I've been using them for various projects.But I still have so many left. Then, while on Pinterest (so addicting!), I came across a marvelously cute idea for a girls room decor item. And it spawned another idea that would make the perfect gift for my oldest daughter. I decided to decorate a mirror with pearls to hang in her room. She loves to dress up and dance around. And a couple times, I've caught her doing so in the bathroom in front the mirror. Now, she will be able to in her own room! In addition, its girly. Just like her. But classy enough that she can grow with it as well. I have to get more glue sticks, but I'm excited about it so far!
Yes, I went to Walmart for one thing. I left with much more.BUT, in my defense, I now have some more gifts out the way. Who else out there has already started putting gifts to the side??