I don’t know about you but as a mother of three children every penny in my household has to count. In order to be able to do for the children extra things like paying for them to participate in sports and other school activities I have to stretch my dollars. Thankfully my children are not ones to ask for the hottest clothes or newest fad. They just want nice looking clothes and shoes that fit within the dress code at their respectable schools. So one way I stretch my dollars is by shopping at places such as Bealls, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx. You can find some pretty good deals on some name brand and non name brand items.
Honey and I spent the past Saturday shopping. My boys, well they are not so much shoppers. My husband would tell me all the time I’m not a shopper I’m a buyer. He goes to a store buys what he wants and leaves. Unlike Honey and I, we spend our time looking, comparing and of course trying things on. We hit Marshalls first with a gift certificate we were so generously given for participating in this review and giveaway with no expectations in our minds.
You have to go into this store with a knowing that you will spend some time looking through racks to find the perfect find. It is not a run in run out type of store. The great thing is you can really find some steals if you look. So Honey and I browsed the isles and loaded up on things to try on. Here is my little cutie showing off her picks in the dressing room.
I had some photos of me trying on my things as well but it seems my 4 year old and the camera that day didn’t get along. I ended up with some blurry photos. We decided that though this outfits were cute, I personally love the purple one the best that you can’t just buy the first thing you try on so we headed over to the shoe section Honey’s favorite section only 2nd to the toys. I didn’t try on any myself but Honey was ready to try on every pair in any size she didn’t care if they were too big, in fact if she liked them she could convince you that they were not too big. Here are some cute shoes she tried on.
Honey absolutely LOVES the brown pair that say Love she begged me for them. They were a little large and her birthday is coming up so I didn’t want to buy something for her just to buy it. Little does she know mommy went to another Marshall’s the next day to buy the correct size. She will be so surprised when she opens them up she loves them because they say “Love” on the side.
Despite the trying on of various outfits and shoes I decided to purchase a new blow dryer and bedspread. Honey was not all to happy with that because she still wanted the shoes. During our shopping trip we did run into a little snag when it came time to check out. The weather was messing with the system that scans gift cards so we were unable to make our purchase. The cashier did her best, even calling support to try to get a manual over ride but it just didn’t work out. Though this was a little frustrating it was of no fault on the part of Marshalls. So Honey and I headed over to TJMaxx to see if we could pick up the same items.
We were able to find the blow dryer and purchased it at TJMaxx and then towards the end of the day we went back to Marshalls and were able to purchase the bedspread. (I ended up taking back as it was not quite what I was looking for and purchased the shoes for Honey instead.) I will say that between the stores I prefer to shop at Marshalls their “home” section is much larger at least in my area it is. I love that there are a lot of things on clearance and once and a while you can really find a steal. As I mentioned in my heading “I’m a Shop-A-Holic”.
TJMaxx/Marhsalls is offering one lucky reader here at Shibley Smiles a $25 gift card so you can have your own shopping experience.
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