HomeGoods Loot

by Chris on July 30, 2012

I almost titled this “Booty”, but I started to imagine the searches it would get. Darn. So…I’m back. We went back home this weekend, and it was chuck-full of busyness!

We started out with the Warrior Dash. For some reason, the more mud and the more obstacles my husband can find, the happier he is. This is his third of five races this year, so I went to complain about how bad it smelled show my support.

Warrior Dash

Obviously not the best quality picture, but this is turning into a tradition. The juxtaposition of clean and dirty? Passive and aggressive? Good and evil? :) Who knows…

Warrior Dash-001

The next day, however, was alllll mine. My mom and I got up and went on what we deemed a “Homegoods Hop”. In other words, get on the computer and map out as many Homegoods stores as we can to figure out how many we can shop at in one day. Our total? 5  With a bonus of a marathon shop through Ikea.

I easily could have done five more, but my mom was d.o.n.e. I thought about leaving her behind in a parking lot, but my conscience wouldn’t let me. If there’s any doubt that we like to shop, here’s a sampling of what was purchased. I didn’t even get evidence of my mom’s finds!

Homegoods Shopping

Retail therapy—especially when it’s at HomeGoods—is always good for the soul. Now it’s back to reality. And laundry.



brandi July 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Your husband is a trooper! Love your loot! I laughed out loud at you contemplating leaving your mom in the parking lot. Home Goods does that to me too. Love that place!

Jessica July 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Wow!! I feel you – Home Goods is my happy spot. But how disappointing is when you aren’t successful, those rare times are the worst!

Christy July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I am doing my First Warrior Dash (first anything, honestly!) in September. I’m soooooo nervous about it. lol

Chris July 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Any chance it’s in Michigan, Christy? My husband’s doing another one then too! While it is just NOT my thing, everyone I know that does them just LOVES them. I’ll bet you’ll have an awesome time!

Susan July 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I’ve never been in a Home Goods…unless it’s the same family of stores as Marshall’s? Anyway, I envy you wherever you live w/ that many nearby! (ps>> what did your mom buy? I’m curious)

Molly July 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

No, no, no…this isn’t a shopping hop it is more like ShoppersDreamVacationInParadise/DestinationResort. Oh mercy, be still my heart. Wish I could fly over to take your mom’s place in the relay when she gets tired. Sounds like you had so much fun and what a haul!!! You are a good wife to cheer on hubs with all that mud. My daughter and SIL enjoy those things too. If done correctly, shopping can be great exercise too and it is so much cleaner. lol Thanks for the entertaining, if somewhat envy-enducing post.

Chris July 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

What a great comment, Molly! I like your idea of a relay!! Too funny. And yes…shopping can be a great workout. I know I slept very well that night. :)

Chelsea @ two twenty one July 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

NICE! I love Home Goods. I’m pretty sure my husband suffered some hearing loss from all the screaming I did when I found out that they’re opening one less than 8 miles from our house. That means I’ll have 3 within a 25 mile radius.

Cindy * Daisies & Crazies July 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

A. Your husband looks like a badass.
B. You’re lucky — it would be a form of torture to drag my mom around like that all day.

haha xo

Barbara Grooms July 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Oh yes, Chris’ mom (me) had a great time shopping. I had a huge haul of goodies too: two canvas art paintings, a magazine basket, an accent table, ceremic coffee cups, two jars of jam a gorgeous square shaped cracked mercury table lamp. The thing she forgot to tell you all is it took me two days of bed rest to get over all that fun I had. I was sweating my Beehind off and took a look at my daughter’s sweet face. She had beams of glowing light sparkling from her eyes. I just had to keep going for her sake! What a shopping day we had. I love “Home Goods”. I can’t wait to get one closer to my house.
You didn’t tell me you were going to do the mud run! I can’t picture you doing that. Love Mom…

Erin Kaven August 1, 2012 at 12:21 am

So I’m thinking your favorite Peanuts character was pigpen?

Judy August 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

I adore Home Goods and I would love a day like that. I try to go to a Home Goods whenever I go to a tournament with my daughter. The best Home Goods I have found was actually in upstate NY where I almost didn’t go in thinking it would be a bust. Great finds and it sounds like it was so much fun.

Shaunna August 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Absolutely love this post. SO cute of you and your hubby who doesn’t understand us. And your loot is gorgeous. How ya doing, my friend?

Chris August 3, 2012 at 1:10 am

I think the question is how are YOU doing?? Miss you!! Hope you’re feeling better!

Beth@AtoZ August 3, 2012 at 4:03 am

Love the bowls, mugs, and herringbone frame, and…well really all of it! Sounds like the perfect weekend :).

Beth August 9, 2012 at 2:16 am

Are you such a sweet wife. I need a shopping buddy like you. Of course I love home goods wow you got great stuff. My mom and I are dangerous together as well. We hit Tuesday morning and can do some damage!

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