Thursday, October 6th, 2011


So the very day that I knowingly sent Chase to school in a pair of tights with a hole in them I went out in search of more.  I planned to order some from LL Bean because I was really happy with the ones from last year and they offer free shipping but last year I also bought them on sale and that made me happy.  Ordering tights not on sale?  Way less happy.

Then my friend Jill gave me a tip about Mondawmin Mall so we went to check it out and discovered that there’s a Marshall’s over there!  And so we have tights for days now.  Five new pairs for five bucks a piece!  And not crappy, I shrink in the wash, tights from Target.  Nice tights by Trim Fit and Stride Rite.  The store had good selection and all kinds of stuff.  I picked up an enormous pair of footed pj’s (by Absorba for nine bucks) in 6x for Christmas per Chase’s request.

I’m going to keep Marshall’s in mind for birthday presents too.  They had a good assortment of Melissa and Doug puzzles and toys at good prices.  I love our independent toy store but sometimes you need something quick and in a hurry, very close by and, sorry, but did I mention cheap?  Anyway, it’s nice to have options.

While I’m thinking about it, another place around here to get a good birthday present at the last minute is Amazing Spiral. They don’t have a huge selection but what they have is well edited and it’s just a few minutes away in the Rotunda.  Anyway if you live near me I’ve probably already told you all of this and if you don’t live within spitting distance you probably don’t care.  I’ll get this blogging thing figured out eventually.  Meanwhile, if you take away one thing from this post it’s to never, ever buy tights from Target ever again.  However desperate you are.  Whatever you tell yourself to rationalize the purchase even though you know better… don’t do it it’s not worth it.  They WILL rip and they WILL shrink too.  Trust me.

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