Monday, May 16, 2011

I Clocked In At Home Goods!

I love pay day.  Aside from the obvious reasons, every other Friday my husband's wonderful parents come over and watch Cole so I can have some time to myself.  I usually go food shopping, but this past Friday I got to spend time with my sweet sister, Darcy, who treated me to lunch after a power shop at Home Goods.

I feel terribly sorry for anyone who doesn't live within a reasonable driving distance of this magical place.  With so much decorating goodness to behold, it can almost be overwhelming.  I admit, there's been more than one occasion when I've left HG and needed a good nap, a pair of Advil, or a stiff cocktail (depending on the time of day) to decompress.  Because from the moment I walk through the door, I'm like a kid in an eye-candy store.  I.just.can't.get.enough.

Having said that, there is one small problem with Home Goods.  One has a tendency to pick up things one does not necessarily have a logical use for.

Here's an example.

I'm a sucker for anything Laura Ashley, but stamping her name on a broom and dustpan is just plain silly.  Clearly, it is just an excuse to jack up the price - a gimmick to lure some poor sucker me into buying something I do not need.

On the other hand, just picture how cute I look dusting the floor with this set.

One might even say I look Domestically Blissful.

My next purchase is even more perplexing.  At first glance it looks like a ruler.  And kind of it is.  So why was it in the kitchen gadget section of HG?

Wait for it.....

I'm begging you to ignore how dirty my oven is...

Folks with this revolutionary un-ruler I no longer live in constant fear of losing the use of my limbs by grabbing a burning hot oven rack with my bare hands.  WHY has nobody invented this before???

Finally and most rationally, I was in the market for an alarm clock for my new/old nightstand.  This clock had me at hello.

It may not have an alarm, but at 29" in diameter, I will no longer have to throw myself over Big Daddy in the middle of the night to see the time.

Just look at the size of her!!!  AND I had reverse sticker shock when I saw the price - $25!!
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!  I've seen smaller versions on CSN and World Market for 5 times that price.  I thought for sure it would tick but not tock, but I hardly cared.  It was comin' home with me regardless.

Surprise!  It tells the correct time and fills up a bare wall, killing two birds with one purchase.

Bought anything lately that you don't need?  Don't beat yourself up - it just may become your new favorite thing!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the broom and dustpan, tres chic. My stove looks worse. The clock makes a nice statement. As far as buying things I don't need. Garage and city-wide sales have opened up in my area. What do you think?

Gemma said...

Oh WOW, the oven rack pusher-puller is AMAZING.> I NEED ONE!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love your new headboard!!!
Nice makeover in your bedroom.
I try very hard to stay away from HG!!! I do spend way too much for things I don't need there!!!
Cute broom and dust pan!

Comeca Jones said...

Im literally pickin myself off the floor we dont have a home goods! I love it !

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The very reason, I have been trying to stay out of stores these days. :D Still trying to get rid of some of my "over abundance" now. I have seen the rack hooks before but not like that. Your oven looks like that because you actually use it. :D
Enjoy your evening.

Nancy said...

Sadly, I'm no where near a Home Goods. I would love to go there someday. I love the clock!!!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Feel sorry for me because I do not live w/in driving distance of a Home Goods. Ugghh! I have been on the lookout for a cute new broom because I need a new indoor broom and going all diva on it! Haha! LOVE that oven ruler...that is genius! :))

Beth in NC said...

You got some great prizes. I love the clock and yes, that was a great price!

Amy said...

I am in love with Home Goods also. Soooo amazing!! you got some great stuff!


CAS said...

I can truly picture you looking ever so cute and blissfully domestic using that broom & dustpan. I've seen those push/pull things, but never with the ruler markings. I like that. That clock, just let me say WOW, really cool! And, alas, I am one of those rare people who does not have one of these great stores close by, but that will all change here soon, when we make our big move. I've already Googled to find where all my favs are located. Yay, the land of plenty!

Susan @ Busy at Home said...

Fun finds! I am on the lookout for a clock JUST LIKE THAT. Thanks for the headsup, now I just need to book it all the way out to our not-so-close Homegoods. Cool beans!

Karrie said...

Great finds!!!!! I LOVE HG!!!!!!!!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Thanks for the laugh! I have to admit the broom set is cute. What a deal you got w/ the clock! I love HG's but have learned if you see it and like it you better get it then... no second chances most times.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE all your finds, especially that clock!!! HomeGoods always has great stuff at unbelieveable prices! They get lots of my $$!!

Did you hear I'm hosting my Wedding Blog Party and Giveaway on June 10th? I do hope you will join us as I'm sure you would share such sweet things!! Read all about it on my blog!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tiff said...

What amazing finds! Your oven ruler just takes the cake! (do you even say that over there?!) I am in awe of it... I am quite devistated we don't have that store here in Australia! I would definately buy the clock.... and the broom and brush set too! What a great day! X

Pamela said...

Love your oven puller and all of y our other HG goodies!! I need to see if ours has a puller! That is soo neat!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I live within driving distance, but forbid myself from going there.

I was actually on my way to buy a gift for a friend one time and got a flat tire...I think that was my bank account trying to tell me something!

Mariah said...

These are some great finds!!

I'm stopping by from this week's Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you'll join us again next week and I hope you'll stop by and visit me if you haven't already!
Mariah, FormulaMom

Traci said...

I'm one of the poor souls that doesn't live near a Home Goods. I'd never even heard of it until I started reading blogs. Of course based on everyone's love for it, maybe it's a good thing I'm not close to one. I'd be broke!