This morning I woke up early again and GOT UP! :) I decided to finish mopping our tile in the Scrapbook Nook and the Living Room. Normally I wouldn't have been too satisfied and excited to touch it. This morning, however, was rather refreshing and serene. As I mopped and thought, it felt invigorating. I completely detest, with a passion I might add, cleaning. I can't stand it. But it has felt good to have tackled it head on.
Last night I ventured to a new dollar store on my way home from work. I must admit that I was in love!!! I don't typically go into dollar stores anymore. When the first came out, I was a fanatic. I would want to go to the dollar store to see what they had. It was exciting. You could get so many things for a dollar. How much better could life be? Then I came to the realization that a lot of the stuff was junk and cheapo. Some things, however, were worth going there to shop for. Unless I go for a specific item, I don't really go there just to browse.
I found myself excitedly walking through the aisles of this dollar store with eager anticipation. I found some awesome finds. However, I soon realized it wasn't a "dollar store" as you would think. It was soon discovered that this store was a "dollar AND UP" store. Instead of things being a dollar, they were about $1.39 plus tax for the cheaper items.
Still I was soon consumed with such excitement in finding some gorgeous flower, beaded and feathered hair things for my daughter in all different colors. I couldn't resist buying a few. They were so cute. I am so excited to put them in her hair on Sundays for church. When I showed them to her at home, her face completely lit up and she was smiling from ear to ear. I also decided, on a complete whim, to buy me a ring. It might seem to be some cheapo piece of crap to someone else, but I love it. It is silver. It was $1.29 plus tax. That $1.29 is worth the happiness I feel today. :)
What do you think? What are your favorite dollar stores? What are your favorite finds at dollar stores?