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They have finished the construction at my Target, thank heavens.
I'm not getting the new floor plan - one enters sort of in between groceries and accessories. And all the departments have shifted 180 degrees. I didn't try it but it looks like one might be able to do their grocery shopping there now - minus the produce and meat.

Since I spent the day cooking, cleaning and laundering yesterday, I thought I'd hit Target today.
Ostensibly, I went to get gifts for the child we chose from the church mitten tree but you know I had no problem doing other shopping as well.

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...Soda and lightbulbs (for the porch)and q-tips.
Hair color and soap. Birthday cards and mailing sleeves.

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Thought I'd try the Method floor wash, shower gel and picked up some holiday handsoap for the downstairs bath. Gift wrap and tape, some stocking stuffers and a cute tank top for my niece.

And for our mitten tree girl?

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I asked K to choose a girl child and a teenage girl if there was one.
Members of the church choose a paper mitten from a christmas tree with information about a needy child written on it and then buy a gift for that child.
With a house full of boys, I like to shop for a girl, and as teenage girls (I think) love to get handbags or make-up or jewelry, I have fun deciding what to buy.

While I shop I try to imagine what she is like... who she is and if she'll like what I choose.
I bought her: a black leather handbag with silvery chain handles, a gorgeous white glittery scarf with a matching hat and soft delicate mittens. To go with these I chose a three strand silvery necklace with crystal and filigree beads.
I had a great time buying them.
These gifts often turn out to be the most satisfying to shop for.
I wish I could see her receive them...

Comments

Elan Morgan said…
Look lady, I'm hormonal today, and I already teared up over the World Vision Christmas catalogue, so I did not need to imagine some young woman getting such beautiful things simply because there are nice people in the world. I cry because people are nice! Help!
Anonymous said…
Yup! I dropped off my Operation Christmas Child shoebox a few weeks ago. I hope the stuff I filled it with will be wanted. I kept praying to buy the right things.

Guy & I don't have children. But, we get to take lists off of trees and fill shoeboxes. Last year, we bought the most adorable outfits. The best score was a cherry red boiled wool sweater. I hope the little girl liked it.
halloweenlover said…
Oh, she is going to LOVE them. What beautiful gifts! Perfect for a teenage girl!

Do let us know about the floor cleaner. I'm intrigued.
Anonymous said…
Sorry to butt in, but I use Ecover floor soap on my floors, and it works great. If you're interested, you can find it at ediblenature.com
Anonymous said…
I was wondering, do they make "Method Personal Lubricant?" these things keep me up at night. Maybe I'll ask next trip to tarjay
Carol said…
I work with teenage girls everyday. You NAILED it. She'll love everything! (unless she's a jock. Sorry, just thought of that. DOn't see a lot of jocks with glittery anything!)
sueeeus said…
I think your special girl will be very happy. Very nice choices. I love Target!!!
Susie Sunshine said…
What a fun package for a girl, love the matchiness.

I also love that your lotion and floor scents will be matchy. Why didn't I think of that?!
Suse said…
How fun that you got to shop for a girl.

Am also jealous that your Target shops have groceries!
sara said…
You're very generous. It's great to be able to go Target, buy a bunch of cute things, and still feel virtuous because THEY'RE FOR OTHER PEOPLE. I can't ever get out of Target without buying something but at least if it's a gift, I don't feel guilty.
Anonymous said…
you have such a beautiful heart bb.
Anonymous said…
Lemme know how the Method stuff is. I *almost* bought it the other night, but didn't.

Love Target.