Thursday, March 20, 2008
This is what happens when I'm left alone!
Oronzo doesn't like to shop but he often insists on going with me when he knows I plan to do shopping. Why, you might ask? Because he knows that if he's with me he can curb my spending. Left to my own devices, I can get a bit out of control! :) Sadly, I rarely shop for myself these days. I tend to shop for Snuggle Bug or now for Baby Bug or Boo.

As you probably know, I'm here in Ft. Walton Beach, FL for work. Yesterday I went shopping at an outlet mall...alone.

This is what happens when I'm left alone:

New clothes for Baby Bug.

New clothes for Boo.

This Silver Sands outlet mall had some amazing sales going on! I got 12 pieces of clothing for Baby Bug and 11 pieces of clothing for Boo, all for $3.00 or less!!! And believe it or not, all of the clothes you see here came from The Children's Place and Tommy Hilfiger outlet stores. Did I mention that they were all $3.00 or less?! I am so excited about this!

I've purchased some other things for the kids; two pairs of cute sandals for Snuggle Bug, a couple of toys, etc. I'm going to need to purchase a small duffle bag to send this stuff home in. The one suitcase that I brought here is too full of my clothes to add my purchases to.

I'm hoping Oronzo will be impressed with my frugal shopping skills. I saved a lot of money!

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At 7:12 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

Isn't shopping for little girls fun!?!

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Sandy said...

As much fun as boys are, you just can't beat shopping for girls!

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have some friends that live near an outlet mall, we are MORE than happy to go visit them. IT is funny we always find the best deals at The Children's Place as well!! We got baby and Claires coats for our vacation for $10.00!

Girls clothes are the BEST!

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous We are THAT family said...

I have the same problem when I shop! I love outlet shopping it's the best! You did GOOD!

At 1:23 AM, Blogger Milk Mama said...

Wow! I love outlet stores and especially SALES!!! I love to stalk Target... our closest store. They'll have sales on shirts for a dollar or two and pants the same. I love Target! :D I also love the Carter's Outlet, but it's too far away. I haven't been able to shop in a while because of financial reasons, but I really love to when I find deals! You did a great job!

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Love the Silver Sands! We vacation in Seaside every year and I take an afternoon and go to the outlets by myself. Fun! Fun!

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Stacy said...

:) to your post. I'm the same way... find me a clearance rack and I'm a happy camper! :)

I tried to email you back from your comment on my blog but it came back to me, so I'm responding here:

Wow. You really do *get it*.

My heart aches for YOU. You've had her a long time...

I'm with you, though.... as difficult as it is, this fostering thing, I am *so*
glad we're doing it. So glad that others are willing to do this. It truly is
looking after the orphans, and we know that's big on God's heart.

Thank you for your kind words...


At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Paige said...

Oooh, Shopping! And bargain shopping is even better. So, if you're in Florida, is your husband staying home with all the little ones? How does that work?


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