Good Buy Girl

My name is Town and Country Mom, and I am a Target shopper.  Recovering, Target shopper, that is.  What is it about that place?  When my children were little, I would go, list in hand, intending to buy diapers and detergent and baby socks and a birthday card.  I would come out with those things and a mirrored tray and a pair of whale print rain boots and a new book and some sort of holiday decoration and . . . .  Truly, a $40 list became a (mumbled) amount on a weekly basis.  The good news was that I always had enough quota for my Junior League donation.  The bad news was, well, I was spending money that could be used in a better way.  So, I put the brakes on, stuck to the list, and have learned that when something “off list” catches my eye to think along the lines of just because I can doesn’t mean I should.  There’s a surprising rush of freedom that comes with exercising a little self-control. 

And, then, there’s clearance.  So, without further adieu, here are my “off list” finds of last night. 

cheetah print shoe $11.  B001R1SX3M_16__SX400_SCLZZZZZZZ_V249334318_

$18.  For Little.  She thinks they are sooo cool.

 navy cardigan

$23. Cable cardigan in navy cotton.

Thinking about pink, white, and green as well, but they are so not on the list!

you've got mail$9.  One of my favorite romantic comedies. 

Whenever I change out the window or re-merchandise our little store, Go Fish I pretend I’m Kathleen Kelly, Meg Ryan’s character in this sweet, if completely unbelievable, story. 

So, there you have it.  My confession.  I’m back on the wagon.  One day at a time.


  1. I would so love one of those cardis in pink and/or green!

  2. Every time I read your blog, I am that much more glad we have met in blogland! I looked at your shop and think I should take a trip to visit you. I am so impressed with what you and your husband are doing to glorify God with your vocation. Have you ever heard of White Harvest in Pawley's Island? Very similar...

    Bless you and your family!

  3. I saw those shoes but I hesitated to get them from Target. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!

    Who cares? They are adorable.

    See you later ...


    Denise Burks

    Thanks for reminding me cute is cute regardless of the price tag.

  4. My mother forbids me to talk about Target. She has no store in/near her little burg and has suffered from extreme Target-envy for years. Good luck staying on the wagon! tIO x

  5. I was there this afternoon and came home with items I never knew I "needed"! Each time I go my list magically doubles ~ who knew!:)


  6. Target is definitely all about self control (that is why I really rarely go!) Last time I went, New Year's Day, a girlfriend and I dropped in to pick out a pair of shoes to go with my J Crew splurge from the day before... 2 pairs later (me!) and THREE pairs later (Kathryn) we headed out the doors. I think I'll hold off for a while... just avoid the temptation altogether!

  7. I hate getting derailed at Target too...But such a cheap and cheeful thrill you got! Now go enjoy and don't feel bad!


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