Hi there! First off, I wanted to share some great shopping deals with y'all that I posted on Instagram :)
Now, please don't go thinking I usually spend this much on clothes and shoes...in fact, most of the clothes in my closet came from Target, Walmart, Old Navy, and Kohls. :) But, for some reason, I've always wanted these Hunter boots. I just didn't want to pay full price for them. :) They're totally waterproof and are said to last a lifetime. And I think they're pretty cute too. :)
Plus, the Hunter Boot company has been in business for a very long time. Did you know they supplied the British Army with boots for World War I? Anyway, sometimes the stars line up just right and it all works out perfectly. Case in point... one day in late December, the velvet ropes parted and angels sang when I saw a post on Courtney's Blog where she talked about a fabulous sale at Nordstrom!!
These boots are normally $140, and they were on sale 40% off!! In addition to the sale price on the boots, they were offering free shipping and delivery by Christmas Eve. This was just a few days before Christmas too. My poor UPS man delivered them at 9:30 pm on Christmas Eve, but I DID have them for Christmas, as promised. :)
I posted this Hunter Boot deal on Instagram and have since heard from a few people who got in on the deal too. Sweet!
Now, as you know, sometimes one thing leads to another and this was no different. When I received my boots, I realized I needed to get some jeggings or skinny jeans to wear with them. If you give a girl some boots...she'll ask for some jeggings to go with them. LOL!
Anyway, just so you know, I DID find the perfect jeggings for a VERY reasonable price (and they aren't those pesky "low rise" kind that you're constantly having to pull up) they are now my favorite thing to wear and they seem to fit every body shape (according to the raving reviews) Needless to say, they made the top of my "Favorite Things Part 3" post...coming soon, I promise!
I got this little cake plate at World Market after Christmas. It came in three sizes and I got the small one. It was only $9.99. I'm going to love having it to display things on. :) I have a lot of dark colored furniture in my house, so I love to find light colored accessories that will show up really well.
Those that follow me on IG know I'm addicted to paper straws. (I've even bought a few more since this pic) Michael's had these in lots of cute colors for $1.50. They also had these cute gift tags.
Sometimes it seems like I just clean up when I visit Michael's. :) I also got these chalkboard markers (in a 4 pack) and chalkboard labels, only $1.50 each! I still can't believe I got FOUR of those chalkboard markers for $1.50!
Michael's was also able to feed my other addiction which is baker's twine. They had pretty big rolls in a variety of colors. I also found this skeleton key and some more gift tags. Again, all this for $1.50 each!
Okay, these stamps weren't in the dollar bins at Michael's, but they weren't too expensive (especially since I used my 50% off coupon) When I saw a crown stamp on Lisa's Blog, I just knew I needed one too. :) And I thought the "handmade by" one would be cute to use when giving homemade cookies and sweets to family and friends.
My fellow Downton Abbey fans will love this! Isn't it darling? I saw this childrens book at Target. :)
Speaking of books, I came across this pop up book in my closet the other day. Now, THAT'S a pop up book, huh? It was a favorite when my boys were little. We read it over and over and over. :)
This is how we spent our New Years Eve...and I wouldn't change a thing. :) Leftover pizza, sparkling cider with the kids, sparklers and poppers. Perfection in my book. :)
And here's a picture of my baby boys (that are now in college and high school!) I shared this on IG for #tbt (throwback Thursday) They were one and two years old in these pics. Sweet boys!
This was the leftover pizza we had on New Years Eve. About once a year, my hubby makes his famous deep dish pizza. Oh my, it's SO good!! Look how thick that crust is! Do I get a thumbs up from my Chicago friends? :)
And here's Holly with her present from Santa. I think she likes it. :) Are y'all on Instagram? I love posting about good deals when I find them. It seems like I'm constantly taking pics of merchandise at stores just so I can share it on IG. I get lots of crazy looks sometimes. Lol! You can always follow me @texasdecor. :)
One more thing...I just got an email from Amazon and for a limited time, they're giving you $30 off all Kindle Fire tablets. Just enter code: MAYDAY30 at checkout.
Have y'all gotten anything good lately in the Michael's dollar bins?
Thanks for stopping by!
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