Monday, October 10, 2011

Back in the New York Groove

This weekend, AJ flew out to Kansas City for a boys' weekend, and I flew back to New York to see my family!

I didn't want to say anything before, but since AJ is back in Chicago now, I don't feel like I am advertising the fact that we aren't home! (Not that I think anyone is actually to go do anything, but why tempt the fates?)

It was a great weekend! I got to see my parents, and my Ben, and my Nonni. And, I got to see my best friend, Liz. It was great to be able to see everyone before we go back for Thanksgiving, which will be so busy!

Because I was in New York, I didn't get any crafting done this weekend, but my mom and I did spend all day Saturday shopping. We went to Home Goods, Macy's, Wal Mart and Michaels. I wasn't planning on buying anything, except at Wal Mart and Michaels, because the tax is so much less here than in Chicago! But, of course, I ended up buying more than that!

So, instead of having a card or layout to post today, I am going to post pictures from my trip to New York!

First up, is Ben, our dog. He still lives in New York with my parents. He is very hard to take pictures of, but he was waiting so nicely to come inside, I couldn't help grabbing my camera. But it was very nice out, so the extra 30 seconds outside were okay for Benny :)

My mom decorated for Halloween too, and I just love seeing the decorations! This little guy is my favorite one. He just looks so friendly and sweet :)

She also put up the candles and the Halloween banner. But I forgot to take pictures of those!

We went shopping on Saturday, which was awesome! I got this dress for $13, on sale from $49! And I had a rewards certificate to Macy's, so I actually paid $0 for this dress!!!

We went to Homegoods too. I got some things I needed, like the sink mat, slotted spoon and door hanger. But I also got some things that were the Peppermint Hot Chocolate and the Merry Christmas light up thing.

And this fabulous Martha Stewart Stamp set, that will definitely be part of my Christmas tags this year. And I got it crazy on sale, only $1.99!

Of course I went to Michaels. I had forgotten my 40% off coupons in Chicago, and my parents don't have a printer (I took it with me when I left!) so I couldn't print out a coupon! But, the woman on line behind us had three, so she gave my mom and I each one! I was able to buy my Xyron sticker refill that I needed!

And, they were having a sale on Cricut cartridges. I was between this one, and Who Gives a Hoot, but they didn't have that one, so it made my decision really easy!

And, I found these awesome baking cups in the dollar section!

We also went to Wal Mart and Penny's and picked up some cute shirts, and fun socks :)

And on top of all of the things we bought, my mom had gotten me these decorations for my apartment! I can't wait to get home and put them out. And fill up the pumpkin candy dispenser with Reese's pieces :) They are the perfect colors for fall, and one of my favorite candies!

Well, I'm off to get some crafting done :) I hope you had a fabulous weekend, and enjoyed seeing all the fun things I'm bringing home from New York!

1 comment:

Becky said...

LOVE that dress, especially since you got it for free! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Loved seeing all the stuff you picked up!

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