Okay, so my mom actually found my fabulous find, but it really is FAB-U-LOUS! Over at Hobby Lobby, I've been drooling over this incredible desk caddy for weeks (unbeknownst to my mom), but it was $60! It has three magnetic drawers, a place for a photo, 12 storage areas, plus the center one, and on top of all that...it spins! Anyway, my sweet mom saw one that was broken - no spinning bottom anymore - for $11.99! It just so happens that I recently bought the smallest rotating spice tray ever, from Wal-Mart, for $4. I borrowed my hubby's drill and drilled right through the plastic rim of the spice tray, then screwed it into the bottom of the spinner-less caddy. Voila...a $60 dollar item for $16! I was so excited that I added scrapbook paper to the fronts of the drawers, ribbons to the little tag holders, and threw in some junk I had just so I could make a video to e-mail my mom to show her how adorable her fab find was. This picture is "before" my little additions.
My own purchases this week were mostly at the Dollar Tree - how bad is it that someone can spend $80 there in about five minutes, when every single thing is only one dollar?
I did find some deals at Target. I'd been looking for clear acrylic or plastic jars to use for storage, but they were all about $15, which I thought was ridiculous. The nicest guy at Target had the best idea - he pointed me toward the Archer Farms snack aisle, and showed me some caramel corn in the perfect sized clear cylinder. I also noticed some sesame snack mix in another fab container. Together, these containers cost $7, and were full of yummies! I dumped the goodies in ziplocks, washed the containers, removed their stickers, added some scrapbook paper, and made these (sort of - this is a Hobby Lobby inspiration picture - I didn't take pics of mine, but they're cuter!).
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