Friday, November 4, 2011

I Just Went In For A Lampshade . . .

I don’t understand what happened.  I searched for Walmart, found it.  Went in specifically to get the script lampshade.  Found it ~ $7.67 for the last one on the shelf!  When I walked out of there, I had spent over $100.00!  I don’t know what happened!


I think what happened was I started seeing things that I had on the dozens of lists I keep in my purse.  {That or my mind went numb because they were playing Christmas music on November 2nd}.  First up, the dual control heated blanket.  Because I’m freezing, then I’m warm during the night, then I’m freezing when I wake up.  This will keep us from fighting over something other than whether it’s “snoring” or “breathing loud”. 


The little digital clock my hubby asked for, so that he can check his time in the bathroom while he’s getting ready, without disturbing me in the morning.  He’s very thoughtful, even if he does “breathe loud”.


Decorative glass bottles.  With the stopper. I thought these were a great price at $3.97 for the large {olive oil} and $2.97 for the smaller one {vegetable oil}.  I’m using these in my kitchen tray.


Oh, and I finally found some reasonably priced, clear, plastic storage drawers that I can use in my craft room.   I only got four, but it’s a start.


I have been putting this room off until last, but I am going to want to get in here soon and be able to actually move around in it.  Once I get the bins emptied and those pictures out of here, it should be much better.


So beware.  You may think you’re going in for a lampshade, but you may come out with more than you bargained for!



  1. Ha ha ha, isn't that always the way!!! Love the lampshade!!! Have to chuckle at the breathing heavy, hubby tells me I do that, but I think it's Sophie, LOL


  2. Kathy, I went in for a two bottles of propane for my portable outdoor heater this afternoon and came out with $100.03 worth of "stuff." What is it about Wally World that makes me want to spend the bucks there? LOL
    I like that shade. Maybe I should go to "my" store and see if there's one there! :-) Sue

  3. oh my goodness:) I got 3 of those last week and 4 this week. no wonder they are sold out..
    and I was just about to post about mine:)
    great minds think alike I see.. lol
    I rarely walk in w'mart and spend less than 100.00..

  4. That is how it is when I got to Costco too! Those places are dangerous. :-) Love your finds though!

  5. Haha... happens to me all the time! Especially when I shop at Costco.


  6. Hi Kathy,
    Happens to me everytime! I bought that lampshade too. I love it! I think on that day I spent around $75.just on stuff!



    I love your scripted lampshade....I really must look out for this next time I go into Walmart...that place is so great for finding low budget / gorgeous items! thanks for sharing! I need to go shopping!

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

    stop in and enter my giveaway if you like!


  8. Of course, that's normal! I've told my DH to "quit breathing!" during the night. Those lampshades are really cute, I didn't know Wally World had them. Oh, and I'm glad you got the oil containers, they're so much prettier.

  9. Those are cute lampshades. Luckily for me Walmart is a bit of a hike so I don't get caught there too often, but I know exactly how it all adds up!

  10. I went to my local Walmart to find that shade and at my store it was a drum style shade I left without spending a penny..I had blinders on.

  11. Hmmmm....I'm headed to Wal-Mart when hubby gets home....may have to walk around the lampshade harm in that, right? :)

  12. I really like the shades! I read Sonny's post...I think she bought her store out!!

    I need a silverware tray for my drawer and Target has a beautiful wood one that I bought for the lake. Believe it or not...I am hesitating going because I always overspend there. That sounds crazy but it's the truth!!


  13. Oh, what a cute lampshade. Lots of humour and truth in what you said,that usually happens to me in the grocery store. I'm a new follower, whenever you have a chance I would love a visit.

  14. Okay, I want that shade. I was at Wal-Mart just last night buying last minute stuff for a slumber party (I'm still waiting for them to go to sleep....) and I would have bought at least one of those shades had I seen them! You can't step into any store these days without spending a bundle. At least you got some real bargains!


  15. I am going in tomorrow for 5 things...........I will come out with 5 things as long as I go by my self, or leave my husband in the car. Otherwise the bank will be broke!

  16. Oh Kathy, that happens all the time. It's easy to do in stores like Walmart. I was telling the grocery cashier just yesterday I so wished I could just stick to my list. Oh well . . .

    BTW, love the shade ;o) And, not fair, you paid less for yours at you Walmart than I did at mine. Mine was $9.99.

  17. I saw this one too, Kathy! Our Walmart had it in two sizes, large and small. It is great! I have been in your shoes. I can't get out of Target or Walmart without spending a $100! Crazy, I know! I do love your script shade!

  18. Same at the grocery store.
    Since you moved away the Tablescaper and I have had to make up the loss at CTS. Between us it was 500!
    Have a great. Weekend. It is gorgeous here today, what a change from last Sat.!

  19. Oh Kathy, this is funny but I think we all do that...I KNOW I do. My mind gets off course and usually what happens is just before I checkout, I checkout my basket and ask myself "hmm, what are you going to pull out and NOT get"?

    Wow, I didn't know Walmart had those shades...they're so cute!


  20. LOL I picked up two lampshades and that's all they had left. They must be selling them like hotcakes. Mine were 9.99 each.


  21. Kathy, I'm going tomorrow to see if our WalMart has the little lampshades, too. Hubby has gotten to where he "tails me" to keep an eye on what I'm throwing into my cart! :0)

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  22. Oh, my, you just had all kinds of things hopping in your cart. You sound like me with the hot and cold. I thought it would get better after menopause, but I think it is getting worse. Love that lamp shade.

  23. Yep, you pass the test for normal as normal can be! I think we all do these things! That lamp shade is gorgeous!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. That is how it is at Target for me LOL
    I really don't like walmart and only go there if I absolutely have to, like if Target is closed. hahaha


I always enjoy reading your comments! Kathy