Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Target: A love/hate relationship

I used to love Target. My mom and I would always go there on the weekends and browse for hours. We would usually find some great deal and it was a lot of fun. That is no longer the case...

We have a "new" Target that is now part of our local and dying mall. The parking is a mess and I can never find anything and it is ALWAYS crowded. I'm sure it is basically the same as the old target stuff wise, but the layout is soo bad. It is actually stressful to shop there because you feel like you are in a rat maze. However, I do like there little "dollar" section. They do have the cutest things.

This Saturday, Sam's friend is having a birthday. Instead of the bday girl getting a bunch of presents she doesn't need her mom decided to have a gift exchange instead. I think this is a great idea. Since I was at Target the other day I thought I would pick up my gift. Sam isn't really into all the latest and greatest girl toys, so I was kind of stumped as to what to get. Target has a bunch of Valentine's Day cooking stuff so I thought I would do a cooking themed gift. I think everything is cute and I will throw in some cookie mix as well. So for less than 20 bucks I got the following: apron, matching pot holders, sprinkles, silicon baking mat, measuring spoons and cups, spatulas, doilies and tea towels.
I will probably go back and pick up some more stuff. Sam wants to have a Valentine Tea party and this stuff would be perfect for that.

I'm subbing again today and I gotta say, the mornings are tough. I don't see how working moms do it. Every time I sub I end up "talking very loudly" to my kids to get it in gear. I'm sure if this was our daily routine it wouldn't be such a battle, but it still isn't the nicest way to start the day. The upside to subbing of course is the little (and I do mean little) paycheck at the end of the month. I have to start squirreling some money away because in a couple of months, I'm heading back down to AZ for Jenny P's 40th bday. We are planning a repeat of nothing but sun, wine and girl talk by the pool. I can't wait.
Happy Tuesday everyone :0)


Timi said...

Very cute! What a great idea for a party. Kudos to that mom.
I feel the same way about Target. I use to love to shop there now I feel like it's a hassel, it's always a mess, and totally picked over. I still shop there, don't get me wrong but it's not always in my top 5 places to stop first when I'm looking for something.
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day

debra said...

I know what you mean. Our 'local' (an hour away) Target is brand new and clean but the 'old' one we go to in Vegas is dirty and a mess. I do love the dollar area though. You can put together some great gifts. Yours is darling. I need to go before Valentine's Day.
Hope you had a good day subbing.