We are on our second day in a row of dreary weather. Yesterday it just rained and rained and rained. Today has been more misty but still grey and just wet. So, what do I love to do now that the baby is napping and the house is (somewhat) clean? Peruse blogs! One of my most favorite things to read about is other bloggers' recent purchases. So, here are a few of mine. :)
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I purchased Camille's kitchen for her big Christmas gift! We were at a playdate yesterday and I nudged her over to Emmy's play kitchen, and sure enough, she took right to it and was opening and closing all of the little doors and playing with the food. Later that day, we were exchanging some items at the mall and she played with the kitchen at Pottery Barn Kids (super cute, but oh-em-geeee PRICEY!). So I had double confirmation in one day that a kitchen would be a well-used and very loved gift.
I mentioned to my friend hosting the playdate that I had the kitchen sitting in my Amazon cart, and she said -- it's on Zulily now for even less! So I hopped right on and ordered it.
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Don't forget my Zulily shopping tips that I recently shared in this blog post!
Kate Quinn Organics is one of my favorite lines, and they are on Zulily for the next few days. I mean, look at this little tunic, marked down from $48 to $9.99! (Looks like it's just available in 3-6 months, though). If this fit Camille now, it would be so adorable during the holidays with that little touch of velvet. I think it would look darling with skinny jeans or black leggings.
Now that I've covered my big purchase, a few fun cheapies to share from my recent Target trip.
My friend Justine from Full Hands Full Heart raved about this scent, and when I spied it for $2.99, I quickly tossed it into the cart! It's not available online at target.com, but it was easy to spot in the store near all of the other Glade products -- and this one was featured on an endcap.
I also picked up a new e.l.f. brow kit for $3. I have tried several brow fillers and this is my favorite! Even though I have dark hair, I like the Light kit. Here's a link if you're shopping online, and it looks like all orders currently ship free?!
I love the combination of the powder (which I use at the part of my brow closest to my nose) and the gel, which is great for accentuating the arch. I wasn't blessed with beautiful, thick eyebrows, but this little $3 fix is a great help.
This last purchase to share is silly, but have you ever had a Take 5 bar? My friend Katie was in disbelief that in my 33+ years, I'd never had one. And I looove a good candy bar. She said that they can be difficult to find but that they often pop up at Target around Halloween (this MAY have been the whole reason I went). They are really delicious and feature caramel, pretzels, peanuts, and peanut butter, all covered in milk chocolate. I have no idea how much the bag of these snack-sized bars cost, because although I'm usually cost-conscious, I just added that bag to my cart without even questioning it.
Tomorrow is a big day ... it's the day I get to see the new baby on the big screen again! I have my 18-week ultrasound in the afternoon, and this is the one where they will check all of the organs and make sure that everything is healthy and growing perfectly. This is also the appointment where we have the option of finding out the sex of the baby, but I think we are holding strong to the idea of letting that be a surprise! With this likely being the last Baby R in our little clan, I think it's a fun way of experiencing the pregnancy in a totally different way then when we had Camille.
Boy or girl, I am just so excited to see that wriggly peanut tomorrow and hear that wonderful heartbeat!
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