Small Success Thursday: Retail Therapy WIN

Small-Success-Thursday-400pxThursdays at CatholicMom.com begin with a look at the past week’s Small Successes!

Yesterday was a rough day and I was having trouble getting my mind off things. With an hour to go before I had to pick up Little Brother at theater camp, I had to get out of here and do something completely different. (My waistline–or lack thereof–can’t handle too much more Chocolate Therapy. Even if I did go to the gym early yesterday morning.)

So I headed over to the local shopping center where there’s a Staples and a HomeGoods:  2 out of my 3 favorite places to browse (add a bookstore and we’ve got a hat trick.)

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Clearance Sale FTW! I found a terrific new bathmat at HomeGoods for only $9. The regular price was $30, and I refuse to spend that much on a bathmat. At Staples, I picked up a few sets of earbuds for $3 each. My kids are very hard on earbuds, and the expensive ones don’t last any longer than the cheap ones, so cheap it is!

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One of my kids used one of my favorite kitchen tools and left it too close to the flame on our gas stove. I found a replacement at HomeGoods–even nicer than the ruined ones–for only $5. BONUS:  the new ones are blue, which matches my kitchen. These tongs are workhorses around here.

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I repackaged Little Brother’s “diabetes carry-on” in a large pencil organizer I found at Staples for $5. This is much less bulky than the multiple small pouches and huge Ziplock bag he had been using.

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One side holds his care plan, Glucagon and book to look up carbs.

The other side holds testing supplies and an insulin pen.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday: Retail Therapy WIN

  1. Thank you! I am continually organizing those diabetic supplies. He has to carry all that with him no matter where he goes–PLUS a supply of snacks. This is relatively flat, so it’s string-backpack ready.

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