Last night, Greg and I took time out for a much needed date night. After dinner at one of our fave restaurants, Greg arranged for a private screening of my all-time favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast (3D). Okay, so he didn’t really rent out the theater… though he totally acted like it for a few minutes, and I almost believed it for a second. Just for a second. Nevertheless, we were indeed the only ones in the house – which gave me the glorious freedom to sing along with every lyric and recite every line… just like any normal Disney-loving 26-year-old would do. Duh.
The night was rounded off with a trip to Target. Yes, Greg knows the way to my heart. Actually, I just needed to pick up some vitamins and hairspray. But along the way, I came across some fun, blog-worthy Target finds and here they are…
First off, my weakness: storage containers. They had all of these in three other colors (pink, teal, and black), but the green really caught my eye. It’s so fresh and Springy. When things are organized, yeah, I’m a happy camper. But when things are organized AND pretty, I’m downright emotional about it. True story.
I particularly loved this little guy ($14.99). You can’t have too many lidded boxes. And who doesn’t love a good zig zag pattern? These would be great to store extra dog toys or even out-of-season sweaters on the top shelf of the closet.
Let me start off by saying… It’s about time for someone besides Anthropologie have cute dishtowels. These are by Dwell Studio and were on clearance (at only $8.91 for three towels)! The yellow set is actually the same design as the bedding we have in the guest room. They also had matching pot holders for $3 a piece.
On the other side of the aisle were some Target brand kitchen towels. I thought these were really cute too and a little more on the modern side. The other ones were more like “dishtowels”, these were more like flour sack material (thin cotton). Come to think of it, either of these kitchen towels would make a great pillow… Hmm.
We’ve been keeping our eye out for curtains for the dining room for a while now. During my search, I saw these on the Target website (here) and seeing them in person makes me love them more. The only thing I’m concerned about it that the texture is a little too like the fabric on our dining room chairs. On the other hand, we’ve been thinking about switching those out anyway – but that’s an entirely different blog post way down the road. But I just love these panels! They are only $21.24 each (for the 54″x84″ panel) – a lot cheaper than what you’d find at other stores – yet, they are heavy and have a nice, rich gray color.
These storage ottomans ($59.99) would be perfect for extra seating in a living room set up. I wish like everything they came in other colors because I’ve been looking for some like these for my office. Throughout the house, we’re trying to steer clear of beige and leaning more towards grays and charcoals – so they wouldn’t really work in our space. So if these came in charcoal, two of them would be in my hot little hands at this moment.
Speaking of grays and charcoals, they did have these ottomans ($49.99) on the other side of the aisle. While I’m totally digging the color, I wish they doubled as storage. But sadly, they don’t so it’s not quite what I’m looking for.
I love, love, love these storage baskets ($39.99 a piece)! The chunky chalkboard labels had me at hello. I just wish I had a place to use them. They are rather large, so I don’t think I have a place to use them at the moment. They’d be great in a play room for toy storage. So, if you have kids, go pick up a few of these in my honor, ha!
Spring is in the air and it shows on the accessory aisles of Target. They are filled with bright green, white, and teal accents like this picture frame ($11.99) and decorative finials ($14.99). I really like this shade of blue – it’s kind of like a marriage of teal and cobalt.
These giant chess pieces ($12.99) caught Greg’s eye. He’s one of those I-like-playing-chess-against-myself type people. Me on the other hand, I don’t even know how to play.
I’m a sucker for trays. Put anything on a tray, even the remote controls for the tv, and they just automatically look and feel extra special. Now that I’m looking back at this photo, I think I might go back and pick up the one on the far left. It was only $12.99 and it came in a navy/cobalt-ish blue that I really liked. I’m not sure what I’d use it for, but like I said… sucker.
I really like the leather / nailhead action going on on this pillow ($22.99). The design reminded me of the one we used for the contact paper window project a while back.
Everyone needs a set of outdoor dishes. At least that’s what I told myself when I saw these. I think the chevron plates ($1.99 each) would be super cute mixed with some solid color bowls and cups. It would make for a fun and festive outdoor party – which we are planning on having as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer. Score.
Across from the outdoor dishes was the grocery section. Now… we’re cookie people. Nine times out of ten, you’ll find cookie dough in our fridge. But on the other hand, these days we’re all about eating healthy and “whole” as possible. Which is why we had to try the new Simply chocolate chip cookie dough from Pilsbury. They have no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. Should be… interesting. So in the cart they went. And yes, also in my cart were two matching pot holders mentioned above.
And if those fail…
…we always have a backup. So much for being healthy, right?
On our way out, I spotted what I affectionately call, “the Giada section”. Okay, so, confession: I’m a total Giada De Laurentis fan girl. I love watching her shows on the Food Network, collecting her recipes, and I’m obsessed with her line at Target. I have the bamboo spoons, the hand-held strainer, the colander, the butter warmer (which, btw, is actually super handy)… and my collection keeps on growing. Every time I go past this section, I have to pick up something. This time around, we picked up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Since Giada loves her olive oil, I’m anxious to try it out and see how it compares to “regular” EVOO.
When it was all said and done, the conclusion of our date night ended with purchasing two pot holders, two packages of cookie dough, Giada EVOO, and some outdoor plates. Oh, and the hairspray and vitamins I originally went in for. That’s how Target trips go, it’s impossible to stick to your list.
How about you? Any good Target finds lately? Or good date night stories?