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Mother's Day Shopping for Myself

Yesterday we took the kids to Barnes and Noble so that the boy could use a gift card that he received for his birthday.  Our trips to Barnes and Noble usually consist of my Hubby taking the kids to the children's section to look for books while I go and find some magazines I want, then I head back to the children's section where I sit with the kids while he looks at books.  Eventually I am ready to go and I call him on his cell to tell him it is time.

Well the greatest thing happened.  For his birthday, the Hubby got a Nook.  And while in Barnes and Noble, you can read any book they sell on your Nook for free.  No need to go and find it to see if you like it.  So the Hubby sat in the children's section with the kiddos and his Nook, while I went across the street to Pier One.

Best trip to Barnes and Noble ever!  Don't get me wrong.  I like books and bookstores, but I never seem to remember what I want to read or look at while I am there.  And I haven't been inside a Pier One since I moved to Texas.

I bought myself a Mother's Day present:

Just the small one on the left.  Actually 10 of the small ones on the left.  They will be the cutest dessert bowls and they remind me of my grandma.  She always had really cute dessert bowls.  Of course, I always have a hard time deciding how many to buy.  It is like place setting.  So how many do you get?

I talked myself out of this bowl, because I knew I wouldn't use it as a serving dish like it was intended, but after looking at it online, it would have made a gorgeous centerpiece filled with flowers:

And I seriously stood in front of these for 15 minutes putting them in my cart and taking them back out:

They were just too small to use for anything that I would want to use them for.  They are oven safe, but really the size of pinch bowls.  And these ones were too small too, and they only had green and yellow left, so it was easier to walk away from them:

I loved these, but they were $8 each, and knowing that I would want at least 10, I couldn't talk myself into them:

And I am not a tea cup person, but if I was (or if these patterns had come on regular bowls) these would be mine:
These were the second runners up for dessert bowls, behind the white flowers.  I just figured it was safer to go with white:
Man I still want those though!  *sigh*  And they didn't have these in stock...otherwise I would probably still be there trying to decide:

I am the type of shopper that can talk myself out of anything if I stay in the store long enough, and I usually do.  But if someone is with me, they can usually talk me into buying things, which is why I like to go shopping by myself.

  What about you?  Are you a rational shopper, or do you lose control when you look at all the pretty things they have to offer?


just call me jo said...

Love ALL the bowls. Just go back and buy them all! You can do it! Happy day!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Holy crap I need to hit up Pier One!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What gorgeous thing! I haven't been to Pier One in ages. Apparently I need to go!

We are apparently kindred spirits in the shopping department. I talk myself out of things all the time!

Unknown said...

I am the same way! I can talk myself out of anything if I stand there too long! Otherwise it's I'll buy it and return it later lol... white serving pieces rock - so easy to throw other designs with them depending on the occasion!

Happy Mom's Day!
hugs Kim @
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Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

I am totally the same way, but I like to go with others. When I go shopping with others I might actually end up getting something!

Rae said...

What a fabulous shopping experience!! Happy Mother's Day!

LunaMoonbeam said...

My husband can talk me out of ANY houseware...unless I tell him I need it. Then, for some INEXPLICABLE reason, he believes me. Because they're the tools of my "trade" dunno.

But those bowls are fabulous!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I bought myself a little sumfin' sumfin' too! and it was for the kitchen. Go us! ;)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

When Grant was little I loved going to Barnes and Noble because they had a Thomas train table set up that he would play at and I could sit and read magazines.

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

Have you visited Garden Ridge since you moved to Texas? They sometimes have similar styles of bowls to the square bowls for less than $2 each. Check it out! :)

Emelie said...

I love those bowls you picked out! I'd have chosen the same ones.

Emelie said...

I love those bowls you picked out! I'd have chosen the same ones.

Suzy Q said...

I am a firm believer in sets of 12. Which is funny, since there are two of us and I don't entertain as much as I would like to. But a girl can dream!

Love the white dishes. Must hightail it over to Pier One!

Miss G said...

ha ha< I'm the same exact kind of shopper as you! love it. kelly

Amanda said...

Ok. So do we really have to add "best shopping budies" to the list? Really? LOVE everything you picked out. I would have gone nuts in that store! :)

Hope your Mothers Day was AWESOME!