Monday, February 8, 2016

Its a Haul Post.

Okay, are you ready for shopping from our 5 day adventure.
I know we were celebrating Wayne's birthday and our 28th Wedding Anniversary....but you know, we love to shop when we go away.
We stayed in Tofte at the Bluefin Resort, but also drove to Duluth a couple of times.
So here we go!!!!!!!

1st stop was Michaels.
We do have a Michael's here in town, but their prices here are over everything I bought here was on sale!!!
I did use my 40% off coupon on one of the stamps though ;)

Then off to Dollar Tree :)
One thing I love about Dollar Tree in the US, is that everything really is a dollar.
Our dollar store, Dollarama, not everything is a have to keep your eye out, as many products are way more than a dollar.

We also traveled across the bridge to Superior, where there was another Dollar Tree :)
Isn't that little purse/tote cute!!!
I really don't need another tote, but this is a nice size to just carry a book or my journal and a pen around when I will have to wait it is so cute :)

Hobby Lobby haul :)
I know, I know, I don't need any more paper.
I will never use up all of the paper I have, no matter how long I live......but with all of these paper companies closing down, I think I need to stock pile a little bit more, teehee.

I do like my dies...I don't use them nearly as much as I should...but I do like them ;)
Wayne convinced me that I needed this match box die.
I know how to make one without the die, but this will be easier, when I ever do decide to use it.

At the last minute I remembered I wanted to check and see if there was a set of coloured pencils in some skin tone colours, because the 75 set I have, does not have any good flesh colours.
I did notice that they had a flesh tone in the water colour pencils as well :)
I had to really look at the price as some of the same exact coloured pencils were a dollar more.
I think they were new stock and the price increase was applied, but I bought all of these for the cheaper price :)
I needed a treat...we can't forget to fuel our bodies as we shop ;)

Now on to Target.
We had Target in Canada, but they pulled out last year.

I picked up this planner for Kristy as she took an interest, when Ashley and I worked on ours.
I had asked her if she wanted one, but she didn't think she would use it.
But when I saw this one and it was under $5.00, so if she didn't use it, it wouldn't be a huge investment gone to waste.
I have to say, she has worked on it the last 2 days and is really enjoying decorating it up :)
I can't tell you how happy this makes me...2 out of my 3 daughters enjoys planning with me :)

Still at Target :)
I knew Ashley would love these well as everything else I bought and she nabbed either half of it, so what I was going to give her as her BDay gift, lol.
But she gave me a new pair of boots that didn't fit her I think we are even ;)

I had to run back into Target, as I needed to get something besides chocolate covered pretzels for Heather.
She is enjoying those adult colouring books...I bought my girls some for Christmas.
I also bought them all a package of pencil crayons...but Heather is the artist of the family and even though there were 3 different shades of greens in the smaller pack, she said there weren't enough shades.
I suggested she use my Blicks colouring pencils, but she didn't want to as she knew how much they cost...which didn't matter to me if she took an interest in colouring.
So I picked up this set of 50 for her and hope there are enough different colours for her in here...if not, I hope she will use mine.

When we were over in Superior, I wanted to run into Walmart for my Cream Horn pastries, as they seem to be one of the only Walmart's I have ever seen them at.
But of course since I was in the store, I might as well check out the craft section ;)
I found these pocket cards to be they will apply to the not to perfect days, lol.

Also well we were in Superior, I had to check out Fabric Works.
I love paper crafting, fabric and wool/yarn...and this place has it all :)
Sadly they are only going to carry wool/yarn and are discontinuing their fabric and paper crafts sections of the store.
They did have all of the paper crafting and fabric on sale, but still sad they had to do this.

A couple of visits to both Wayne's and my favourite store Barnes and Nobel.
I picked up this book by Janet Evanovich...I have read so many of her books in this series, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember which book was the last one I read.
Good thing you really don't need to read them in order (even though it bothers me that I may have missed a couple).
I knew I was going to finish the book I was reading on our drive, so I needed another one to read on the way home :)
The note books are a set of 3....I honestly think I have them already.....but one can never have to many notebooks ;)

I bought another MiquelRius for my Fauxbonichi journal as well as a coiled notebook with the same cover as the sewn notebooks above.
I also picked up this book for Wayne as well as another one I didn't get a photo of.

Thats it, thats all :)
Now the fun part...or not so fun putting all of these supplies away.
Not so easy to do when my room is a mess and I need to reconfigure the whole room and how I am storing all of my supplies.

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Looks like a lot of fun stuff, Tracy, enjoy all your new items! :)

  2. Oh my gosh, what an amazing haul of goodies!! Wow!! How fun!! Have a great time playing with everything!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. WHOA!! That is a haul and a half!! Love those pocket cards a lot--I am on the lookout for a mail order photo print service for my phone (Android) that prints at 2x2 or 2x3 are you aware of any?? thanks enjoy your "STUFF"!! Julierose

  4. Fabulous haul of crafty things. Now organize and show us what you made with them.

  5. Looks like fun!!! I read the book 21, hers are always good.Nice haul..

  6. You were serious, great goodies. have fun creating!!

  7. I love to see what wonderful goodies you get on your shopping sprees! Nice haul!

  8. What a great haul! I love the Target Valentine Washi I've been using mine all month in my planner! That coffee cup die is too cute!

  9. Nice haul! I found a MiquelRius in RED and had to have it! I haven't even begun to use my black one yet! Soon, though…very soon!

  10. WOW - amazing haul! Hope you had a fabulous trip away!


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