Target Essentials – What are Yours?

Hi Friends!  How did your Sunday turn out?  Hopefully you took it easy as I imagine most of us have to go back to work or school on Monday if you’ve had a long weekend or time off.

I didn’t take it easy.  

I was running errands, went to Target, have been cooking, and getting things organized for the week. 

And I worked out, too.  Thankfully I did some yoga and core exercises inside and then went for a quick 20 minute run outside earlier today because the weather has gotten worse as the day has progressed and it’s raining now. 

Today Skylar and I went to Target and stocked up on some essentials.

Toilet paper, Kleenex, and my Target now has groceries, too

 

I like Target brand light red kidney beans (which are lighter in color and thereby easier to camouflage than other beans I’ve tried) for Scott’s food because he’s not a huge bean fan.  Or so he thinks.  He has no idea all the beans he eats but doesn’t know.  

 And they are 66 cents a can.  It’s the little things that make me happy. 

I use them in things like Vegan Chili

And in the Spicy Vegetable Corn and Bean Soup I made earlier this week

I picked up some razor blades at Target, too.  The best razor blades.  Period.   I’ll save money on beans but I won’t skimp on razors.  6 for $19.99 is robbery, but smoothness counts.

I’m a Carmex Addict.  I have it in every room, purse, bag, and car.

Cheap, smells good, works for me. 

I love Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion and have been using it for about 15 years.  I have tried tons of other lotions.  For the price, this stuff is impossible to beat for my skin.

 And hair conditioner for Skylar.  I use sulfate-free vegan GF shampoo & conditioner that I adore and won’t skimp on my hair, either.

My goal was to walk in and get out for under $100.  I spent $101.33.  Nothing like blowing a Benjamin on random things that we “need”.  Ahhh, Target the Money Pit.  Gotta love Target, though! 

From my earlier post today with a Product Review and what Good Things in 2011 have already happened for you, I am glad the year is off to a great start for most of you.  If it’s already off on the wrong foot, that would….suck.

Dessert: Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Flour 
The perfect combo Peanut Butter + Chocolate, in cookie form.

Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Flour

Questions
1. Best thing you’ve ate or done this weekend?
I’ll shut up about my camera and picture-taking and leave you with these two self-portraits I just snapped.  I am so happy about the camera!  And it should be noted that I have ventured off totally auto settings and am using the P setting as well as Macro.  I am proud of that!

Other best things were being productive and getting errands ran, groceries bought, and doing it with a smile and with a preschooler in tow in the rain. 

2. Do you have work or school on Monday?
I am working, indeed.

3. Things you can’t live without from Target? (Or similar store for the non-US readers or non-Target shoppers)
Their 16.99 Champion Sports Bras as mentioned previously, are awesome.  My opinion only, but I love them more than $40 Nike and Lulu sports bras.

I also try to buy all my paper products like toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, etc there.

My “soaps”: bar soap, pump soap for hands, dishwasher pellets, laundry detergent, body wash, shampoo & condition for the family.  

All those items are so much cheaper than at the grocery or drug store, so when I know I need to replenish my supplies, I get them there.

Have a great first week in 2011, everyone!

   

2 Responses to “Target Essentials – What are Yours?”

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    seo india — January 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    you are so good at blogging you exactly know what to put in each post.

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