I always thought retail therapy was stupid. But then I realized I've been doing it wrong. First, find the things you actually want to buy (hint - for me that is NOT shoes). Second, don't feel guilty. If you're going to get it, get it. It's no fun if you spend the whole trip worrying and picking bits and pieces because it's too expensive. Wouldn't do it all the time of course (there's my thrifty nature panicking again) but I feel a lot better now...
Throat Soother for me, in anticipation of many colds to come. Fox Trot, which has mint and chamomile and smells soothing. Strawberry truffle, because it smelled good. And lots of almond and chai for my tea of the month club for my mom and sister.
Mmmm. Watermelon water, Texas grapefruit, winter plums, two kinds of granola, avocados, a really good honey crisp apple, and tasty grapes. I got some olives, bread, and cheese too.
LOTS of seed beads for my bead curtain. I love the way they feel all silky and slushy in my hands. I am going to need a lot of strands to finish my curtain.
Having figured out you can get mats in whatever color you want and cut to size, I purchased a mat for a poster I got at ALA. Yes, I know most people put frames around them. Until about a month ago I always thought of these as "the affordable frames in pretty colors" until I had a sudden realization...I see no reason to change that viewpoint.
There is a small Joanns where I live, but it's....not very good. I like to go to the BIG one with lots of options. I got solid blue to go with a yellow print that I'm making into a quilt, and some others just because. Also two skirt patterns. I haven't made clothes in years, maybe I will try again...
A closer look - I love this fabric with cats and flowers, makes me think of Miyazaki for some reason. I'm thinking of using the solid red as an underskirt and the print on top with the skirt pattern I got.