Interior Cravings

Mini homegoods haul

I hardly go to HomeGoods because I always have to buy something so I try to stay away from temptation. It’s extremely hard when I work two doors down from a HomeGoods and some of my clients work there. Always telling me to come in, HA! Not today, Satan! If you don’t know, let me give you the privilege of knowledge. HomeGoods is in the name. It’s a store that sells home goods. Everything a home needs as decor, it’s there. Pillows, and art and lamps oh my! My house is made out of HomeGoods products. It’s all designer things sold at low prices. It’s the Marshalls or TJMaxx home section but giant. Which makes sense because they’re all from the same company. The one things about HomeGoods is that you can’t put something back on the shelf and say you’ll get it later. It’ll be gone later because someone else with taste bought it. It’s the devastating truth. Leaving with one or two things is always a win for me. Like this stuff:

I was in desperate need of a new picture frame because I only had one that contained a picture of my son. I wanted one for a picture of my boyfriend and I. HomeGoods has a whole aisle (both sides) dedicated to beautiful picture frames in all different shapes and sizes (my regular HomeGoods that is). They have intricate ones and simple ones for pictures of all sizes. I fell in love with this rectangular thick gold frame that has a chevron pattern all around it because of the texture of it. This frame was originally designed by Sheffield Homes and retailed at $10.00 but bought for $6.99. Not the biggest savings but savings none the less.

I’ve recently become obsessed with candles. I don’t feel like my room has been completely cleaned until a candle has been lit and the room smells like some tropical island or fruit. My favorite candle being the Burt’s Bees Papaya Guava. So I would just buy a candle and light it but when you have an (almost) four years old, you can light a candle without them blowing it out. So I started buying these candle domes? I know they’re called candle holders but I always think of candlesticks and then Friends when Rachel and Monica keep packing and unpacking and then I get distracted and don’t do anything because I’m binge watching my favorite show ever. ANYWAYS!! I already had a candle dome from Target that I bought during the summer but this one is so winter theme. I love the wooden bottom and the carved out snowflake and the winter baby in me is so satisfied. I cannot for the life of me remember the original or sold price. I do know that I paid less than ten dollars. SO WIN!

This mini Christmas tree was a gem that I found that my mother and I fell in love with. Our original goal when we made our way to HomeGoods was to get some Christmas decor to place on the random tables in our house. Our routine is to go up and down each aisle and when we go through all the aisles once, we go through it again but separately so we can focus. I found this beauty in one of the aisles we already passed but I guess we over looked it. I grabbed it and went out in this crazy HomeGoods world looking for my mother. When I presented her this cute medium-sized tree, she fell in love with it. There was a few chipped parts but I like character so I was fine with it. We actually encountered a woman on our way to the checkout who had a similar one in her cart but the leaves (I guess) were more scalloped while ours were pointed. She gave it that look like she wanted it but I don’t play games when it comes to my purchases. Again, I don’t remember the original price but we paid $40 for this gorgeous tree that is now sitting on our radiator cover in our dining room.

My mom actually came back from her solo mission with a “believe” sign. After I finished singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop believing” I began to think of ideas to make the sign more Christmas-ey. I didn’t care for it because it looked so bland so be prepared for an upcoming DIY post possibly this week or next week. I’ve learned from my past posts to not make a deadline. The picture of the “love” sign is just to give you a comparison of the gold the “believe” sign had before.I think we paid $15.00 for this sign. I promise next time I will keep a record of the items original prices so we can have a comparison.
Last minute items my mom bought while we were leaving the store was this vase with fake water and flowers that we’re saving for spring time decorations (yes we plan ahead and change by seasons) and these cute little golden trees. They were the cutest things I saw and only cost $12 I believe (seriously I wish I had the prices.The flowers in a vase cost my mother (because I refused to have any part in this basic purchase)$45.00 which was on clearance apparently. This plant is apparently from the brand NDI which specializes in silk flower arrangements (didn’t even know this was a thing), faux greenery, trees and even faux produce. I do not know what these fruits and vegetables are made of but they can cost $200 or more. Our yellow kinda orange rose arrangement originally (we kept the sticker on) costs $186.00 but HomeGoods was selling it for $129.99. I guess because the season changed and it was still there, my mother got it for $45.00. Still wouldn’t have bought it but it’s her money. Also, can’t show you guys a picture because guess what! It’s out of season so my mother immediately put it in storage. Ah Nuts!



Now, I can NEVER EVER go to HomeGoods without two things happening. I lose my mother ALWAYS which makes me scream out “MAAAAAAA” after twenty minutes of looking for her. But the other thing that always happens is that I ALWAYS buy a new mug because I’m a weirdo. I have over ten mugs that are specifically mine in this household, all from HomeGoods with exception of two. One is my Deadpool mug from Hot Topic and my custom-made “I’m not a princess, I’m a Khalessi” mug. This specific mug is a pretty round mug that says “undercover Unicorn” which is basically a description of myself. It’s one of my new favorite mugs and Holds so much tea (12 ounces without overflowing). My Khalessis’ mug was also bought with a mug for my boyfriend that says “I’m not a Prince, I’m a Khal“. We like cute shit like that soooooo obviously I had to buy these adorable wine glasses. My boyfriend isn’t a wine drinker like I am, but he still sits next to me with a glass of Coca-Cola and pretends he’s drinking. These two stemless goblets by Fifth Avenue Crystal were originally $10.00 but I paid $6.00.The Unicorn mug, which was made by a brand called “Clay Art” retails at $6.00 but I paid $3.99. Ahhh, so much savings.

Anytime I leave HomeGoods with something, I can say it was a good day. I’m known to be very picky with my shopping and honestly if it wasn’t for my job, I wouldn’t have as much make up as I have today. I save so much with my discount that I just take the money with me to HomeGoods because I KNOW at least I’d leave there with a mug. I’m not an interior design expert but I am a HomeGoods expert. At least I think so.

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