There’s a TJ Maxx right down the street from my gym. Most days, I drive right by it without a second thought. This morning, however, I was easily distracted by it. I guess the rainy weather put me in a shopping mood today! 😉
I love discount stores like TJMaxx, including Marshall’s, Kmart, Ocean State Job Lot, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, Christmas Tree Shop… honestly, I love ’em all! 😀
When it comes to shopping, I usually have an item or two in mind that I want to buy when I enter the store. But, today, I just wanted to wander around and browse. Although, you never know when you’ll find a great deal, right? 😉
I spent about 45 minutes perusing the goodies in my favorite departments: accessories…
Home goods and dishware.
And, of course, the clearance section, my favorite of them all! (I’m totally my mother’s daughter!)
I know that a lot of people get impatient and even frustrated sifting through the clearance stuff (junk?), but I absolutely love it. You never know what you might find. Plus, you can get some really great deals on everyday stuff, like ground coffee, note cards, and fun/funky dishes (not sold in a set).
Initially, I picked up a few things that I wanted to buy, but after some thought, I figured that I didn’t really need them. It’s always tough for me to turn down a clearance item that only costs a few dollars, especially if I don’t need it. Even if costs $5, I’m still spending $5, ya know?
Even though Murphy didn’t need it, I really wanted to buy him one of the adorable doggie bowls at TJMaxx. My weird-o dog eats his food off of a plate, so it would have been a waste of money. (Apparently, Murphy had a bad experience with a bowl as a small puppy, so now he’s afraid to eat out of them. Poor guy.)
While wandering around the store, I stumbled upon this gem:
Pugs!!! How adorable! But, I didn’t buy this either– mostly because my pug is WAY cuter (and I’d rather have a framed photo of him) and my husband definitely would not let me hang this in our house!
What I did buy at TJMaxx was two long sleeve, dry-wick “performance” shirts– one for me and one for Mal. Once it gets cold, we’ll need warmer running gear for our marathon training, so I took advantage of this deal.
The shirts seemed like they were decent quality, so hopefully, I didn’t waste my money!
When I got home, I whipped up a big salad with roasted brussels sprouts for lunch.
I also had a YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals Yogurt, which I find delicious. I had the Apple & Sweet Potato variety today.
I finished up lunch with two Sandwich Thins with peanut butter and chocolate chips on top. This treat never gets old.
Lots of exciting things are happening in the NuVal world! Just wanted to share a few! 😀
- NuVal Partners with ACE Fitness
- NuVal Featured in the October 17th Issue of Family Circle
- Big Y Launches NuVal
Feel Great Weight
This week’s post was inspired by my recent trip to Newport: 6 Ways to Keep the Weekend From Wrecking Your Diet.
Time to take the pug out for his long walk of the day. I wish it would stop raining! 😕