The Adventure Starts Here: $10 at Target | All By Myself!

Monday, April 18, 2016

$10 at Target | All By Myself!

I've been following along with the $10 Link up for a few months now.  A few of my blogging friends (Becky at bybmg, Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls, Courtney at Sweet Turtle Soup, Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason, Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me) host it and many of my other friends link up each month.  I was definitely intrigued by it, but I never participated because I never leave Target spending only $10.  For me, it's usually a grocery trip in addition to picking up some cute and random things.  But this month I decided to play along since I was going to Target ON MY OWN!  That's right, I didn't have Noah tagging along with me this time... it was my own little Target heaven!  While I still spent more than $10 (I did still need some bread and wraps), it was fun to peruse the store and pick up some things I wouldn't normally be able to stop to look at with Noah.  And like most moms, I couldn't help myself from picking up something for Noah as well!

 dish towels ($5) | Mrs. Meyer's hand soap ($4) | Paw Patrol chalk ($1)

Now to tell you how I ended up going to Target all on my own!  On Saturday, I had a bridal shower to go to down in Princeton.  One of my good friend's from college is getting married next month. While I've remained friends with these 3 girls from college (photo below), we don't get to see each other as much as we used to.  I can't believe that it's almost 10 years since we graduated from the University of Delaware!  I really appreciate that no matter how much time has passed, we make sure to show up for the big stuff!  

Since I was going to be gone most of the day (50 minute drive there, 4 hour shower, 50 minutes back), Chris made plans for his parents to come over for lunch and to play with Noah.  It was a nice treat to get all dolled up (full makeup, curled hair, a dress and heels) and spend the afternoon with some of my girlfriends!  I knew Noah was in good hands, so I decided that after the shower, I'd swing by the Target that was only 5 minutes away.  I recently ordered some swimsuits from Target and while I kept two (paisley, black), one of them just didn't fit right.  It was a really cute black & white polka dot retro style suit, but it just didn't fit well in the chest area.  Noah was in love with the polka dots and literally had a melt down when he saw me putting it back in the bag to return.  Who knew 3 year old boys had such strong opinions on bathing suits (or such a love for polka dots)?!?  Anyway, I decided that it would be best to return it on my own as to avoid a possible second meltdown in Target.  Once I made my quick return, I was able to walk through the store without Noah rushing me or begging for another toy.  



While I was away, Noah was in grandparent heaven.  They all went to our neighborhood playground, played some soccer in our yard, and Noah even showed them his stomp rocket (though I'm told he didn't let them try it out themselves).  Then they played board game after board game with him before heading home.  It's so nice to be able to leave for the day knowing he's having a blast with his dad and grandparents.

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14 comments:

  1. Target alone?!? What's that like? Haha! You did really well spending less than $10. I have tried so many times, and I just can't do it!

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  2. Yippee for a Target trip by yourself. Wow! That never happens in our house either, so when it randomly does it's such a treat. You grabbed some great items. Glad you had such a good time with your friends and you looked great! Love the outfit.

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  3. Yay Target! I almost snagged a towel like that!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  4. Thanks for joining in the $10 Target Budget link up this month. It's good to meet you and what lovely finds. I relish in those moments alone at Target.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  5. Totally same for me - I feel like my Target minimum is more like $100 given the groceries and house stuff I always need, but I loved the excuse to slow down and have fun with $10 for myself. And I got those same dish towels! Love how they cheer up my kitchen, and it's even more fun with coordinating and nice smelling hand soap!

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  6. Target alone is the best! I considered going to the U of Delaware, but I ended up going to Rutgers!

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  7. I need to go back and get that Paw Patrol chalk for my kiddo, he'd be in heaven!

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  8. I have to agree with Noah on this one, polka dots all the way! How rare is a solo trip?! Glad you got the most out of your day. And so sweet you ladies are still friends, that is special!

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  9. Love the items you got with your $10. I need to try that soap. And bummer that the polka-dotted swimsuit didn't work. I'm with Noah and loving it.

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  10. So fun to have a reason to get all dolled up. Looks like a great time was had by everyone!

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  11. oh fun soap, I need to look at that next time! And Target alone. ahhh. Def a requirement for this link up I think. Even if I'm with the kid, I toss her off to dad and wander alone. It's win win.

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  12. Love your hair curled like that! So pretty! Also, I am dying to find that Mrs. Meyer's spring scent at my target. I bet it smells divine!

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  13. YAY for a trip to Target alone!!! And you scored some good stuff! I love Mrs. Meyer's soap and have been buying it for a couple months now. I may need to try a new scent soon! And Paw Patrol chalk?? Mason would be in heaven!

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  14. Those dish towels are cute! And yay for some you time, and time with friends!!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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