|Violet when she still had curly hair!|
|Mimi hanging out with the tulips!|
Pretty much everyone who knows me knows I love a good bargain. Not only do I love a good bargain, I am really good at finding good bargains. Since last year's famous trip to Boston, I had been coveting the Mad Men line of dresses and Banana Republic. With my laid off status, there was no way I was spending $150 on a dress. But, I waited and I waited and I now have two of them and spent a total of $33 on both. 715 Awesome Shopping Deals, anyone? Back to the point of this post; Mimi and sewing. Earlier this week, my mom gave me a $5 coupon to Kohls and I also had a 15% off coupon. I needed a couple things so I packed up the girls on Friday to do a little shopping.
Good behavior at a store is always rewarded with trip to the toy department, not to buy, but to look. Yes, I am a mean mom. While "looking" I found a shelf with toys marked 60% off. Then my eyes met a glorious box that screamed, "Figure out a way to buy me without Mimi seeing me." That's right, I found a small sewing machine for ages 6 and up. It was originally $40 marked down to about $11 and I got it for $7. Holy smokes!!!! She is going to be one excited six year old. It is small for small hands, it is portable, and it actually sews. How cool is that?!!?!?! I got a hand held basket, placed the sewing machine in, and stuffed coats on top. When it was time to pay, the girls were send over to the Kohls Cares for Kids display. Success! Mimi never saw the machine!
|Every so often, I get gift giving right. I think this is one of those moments.|