Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inspiration: Jessi Arrington & the Late Night Walmart Run

"Fitting in is way overrated. I spent a whole lot of my life trying to be myself and at the same time fit in. Just be who you are. If you are surrounding yourself with the right people, they will not only get it, but they will appreciate it." - Jessie Arrington from Wearing Nothing New

I sat down in the 'Papa Chair' downstairs with our laptop to blog about the late night Walmart run I just had. Funny how my post is not at all what I thought it would be. A darling lady posted a link on my Facebook to a short video of Jessi Arrington talking about packing for 7 days away with only underwear. She was certain she could find everything she needed to not only clothe herself but also feel fabulous wearing it:

This is exactly what I needed tonight! Sometimes I just need a little reminder that I can put on whatever I want & as long as I am happy with myself on the inside, I can be amazing on the outside. No matter what, really.

Jessi's blog, Lucky So and So, is full of color, life & happiness and serves as a reminder to all of us how fabulous we can be without even trying (or spending money!). Also to mention, I love-love her style and am completely inspired to make some thrift runs before the week is over! Ha!

In other news, I was nearly horrified by the Walmart remodel near my house. I wasn't even thinking. It was such a zoo, such a mess, they closed early and I thought they would be open all night, aaannnd I got stuck with a chatty sales associate in the lotion aisle and I am too nice to tell her to shut-up (and she was talking about back rubs none-the-less, ugh! aaannnd she went on to recommend lotions she used after some mystery surgery that left her 'itchy', double ugh!) <----I never wheeled my cart away so fast.

I still scored a couple things. It was nice enough anyway. Just me, the mess & the people of Walmart. Ok, and I just won 9 Swag Bucks searching "people of walmart" which is freekin' hillarious. What a night...

Anyhoo, onto the goods:

2 Scotch Brite Basic Sponge $.84/ea or $1.68
MFR Any Scotch Brite Product $1/2
= $.68 or $.34/ea

2 Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-Ups $1.28 or $2.56
MFR Gerber Graduate Snacks $1/2
=$1.56 or $.78/ea
The image on the coupon was for breakfast bars or cookies but they took the coupon on the meals. These are great for putting in my diaper bag when I am not sure where we will be for lunch!

Lever 2000 Bar Soap 8pk $3.97
MFR Lever Bar Soap 4pk+ $1/1
= $2.97 or $.37/ea
Walmart didn't carry a 4 pack so you might find it elsewhere for cheaper. I wanted to try the citrus smell but Pete and I use the same soap and I didn't think he would be down.

Curel Ultra Healing Lotion 2.5 oz $2.27
MFR Curel Lotion 2.5oz+ $1/1
= $1.27
This wasn't a crazy steal but it goes good on the go.

2 Earth's Best Organic Sesame Street Cracker $1.87/ea or $3.74
MFR Earth's Best Sesame Street Brand $1/2
= $2.74 or $1.37/ea

Tide to Go Stick $2.94
MFR Tide to Go $1/1
= $1.94
Both Target and Walgreens carry the Tide to Go for over $3. I have been working on a wedding shower basket for my sister-in-law to be and have kept my eye out for this at a reasonable price with the coupon.

Tic-Tac $1.04
MFR Tic-Tac $.75/1
= $.29
After doing the math if I bought the $2.88 4pk they would be $.25/ea after the coupon FYI. However, I got the new Fruit Adventure flavor! Wow.

Mentos UP2U Gum $1.28
MFR Mentos UP2U Gum $1/1
= $.28
Click the link to get directed to their Facebook page where they are giving away free packs of gum.


  1. LOVED the video! Someday I need to go shopping with you! It sounds like so much fun!

  2. Groupon as an online groupon $!5 for $35 at e.l.f cosmetic! I am pondering buying it, I wonder if I can spend $35 on the elf website :)

  3. I should add that it is only for their mineral make up collection


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