And then I took off to the same citywhere I went to the library a couple nights ago, because I could.
Stop 1: Savers
1. A novelization of October Baby, because NOBODY LOVES MOVIE NOVELIZATIONS LIKE I LOVE THEM, and a perusal through it confirmed it was pretty good at masquerading as an ordinary novel that the movie might well have been based on, and more importantly, the two shippy scenes I most wanted a literary approximation of delivered. It was $3.49, which is ridiculous for a paperback, but I had a need for this to be in my hands and I have not seen it anywhere else in its 8 years of existence, so. (now watch it crop up at two church sales and a garage sale this year)
2. A really fun and brightly colored spiral-bound budget planner. Love it! $3 was kind of expensive, but it is something I have been vaguely wanting, and it is so pretty.
3. A pretty little necklace + ring in a box for $1.50, which I suspect are child's size, but if so I have absolutely no problem using them for My Little Ponies instead.
Did Not Buy:
-Candace Cameron Bure's 2017(!) book Staying Stylish, because I love her and it looked enjoyable, but not $5 + tax worth of enjoyable.
-A $3 travel journal, which I like the idea of -- just to record random trips like this! -- but which was not very attractive, brown paper cover with an airplane illustration
-Emily Osment CD "Fight or Flight," because way too many thrift stores sell CDs at a dollar now, and this is was two dollars. (I might regret this now. Maybe I should have bought it instead of the necklace. It's just that the little box that thing came in was so cute and looked like a subscription box trinket, which you may have noticed I am obsessed with.)
-Any of the so damn many baggies with G3 My Little Ponies in them, taunting me for not being G1.
Stop 2: Marshalls
Grand old time looking around here too, though I struck out at finding a Fancy Planner for my mom like I did last year. I did, however, find many clearance scores, such as:
-Nice pair of underwear, $2
-Large-size English chocolate bar, $1
-English (Molly Green) Christmas Pudding Fudge, $1 (which in retrospect: might be terrible. oh well.)
Did Not Buy:
-A small leather-bound (or leather-like) notebook my mom might like for $3
-A string of translucent/pink glitter mini clothespins and string lights for $3 (I want them so bad. I love their aesthetic so much. It was so much cheaper than their usual price of $7-10. Will I realistically use them? No.)
I wish I'd left a little earlier, because by the time I pushed myself out the door it was already 6, so with the dollar store stop to get pop, I ran out of time to stop at Barnes & Noble, but I still had fun. (and honestly, do I need more book titles on my TBR? No. But I was mostly gonna go there to look for a Fancy Planner, but there is one by our house too and unlike Marshalls, stock does not vary greatly from one location to the next)