TJ Ma-Friday

Please excuse the interruption of your regularly scheduled program.

California Friday will continue as planned next week but today there is more urgent news at hand!

TGIF…no, no, wait a minute…

T•J•Maxx Friday!


After work today, I ran down the road to PetsMart to pick up some food for this guy and welllllllll, since I just happened to be in the same shopping center as TJ Maxx (I only wish ours was as big as the one in the picture)…c’mon, I couldn’t NOT go in, right? 😉

So the first thing I did (which is the first thing I always do) was walk through the aisles of purses…

After not really seeing anything jump out at me, I moseyed my way on over to the shoes (this is sounding like a set up to a bad stereotypical joke, huh?)…

(And apparently I’m obsessed with parentheses tonight)

Now I know not all of you may understand my excitement, but as soon as I turned the corner, I saw these babies:

Besides these, I consider Merrell’s to be the holy grail of
“nursing shoes”

I already have a pair of the Dansko’s, but as most hospital employees who have them would attest, they take some “getting used to” and frankly, my feet just haven’t been in the mood to “date” lately…they much prefer the “sweats, ice cream, and a chick flick scene”…aka, my trusty (and very old) sneakers.

I’ve wanted to try a pair of Merrell’s for the longest time, but these kind of shoes don’t come cheap…and I already shelled out $100 for my other ones that see more of the inside of my closet then the bottoms of my feet. That’s where TJ comes in:

Frickin’ heck yeah!

Now while I couldn’t argue the price, it was still quite a bit of money and I’ve been burned before, so I decided to take them for a good test drive before I made my decision (yep, I totally walked around the store for like 30 minutes WHILE wearing these). And well, next thing I know I’m in the home-goods section frantically tweeting:

And that’s when the fun mayhem fun began!

Remember when I said I was going to order this granola online a few weeks ago?


It’s like the TJ Maxx fairy came! The only thing that could make this better would be if they had that vanilla bean paste that Janetha taunted me with back in December but I’ve yet to find…

What tha…?

Ok, ok…just a coincidence I’m sure. Hmm, howabout that mustard I was going to buy last week but decided not to spend $4 on?

Shut your pretzel dippin’ face!!

And now, TJ Maxx fairy, I wish forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

A Vitamix for under $100!


Ok, um…I’ll let you get back to me on that one!

Until then, I think I’ll just do a little happy dance in my new shoes!

Obviously the test drive was a success!

Have you ever spotted something at a store that you instantly became giddy over? What was it?
Giddy is not EVEN the word for my reaction over seeing the vanilla bean paste! I yanked that thing off the shelf so fast, I looked around to see if anyone saw me. Then I tucked it close to my chest and whispered “my precious”…

What is your biggest retail weakness (not including the grocery store my dear foodies)?
TJ Maxx is my faaaaaaaaaaay-vorite!

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