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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Inspiration and a Jar

I don't get out much.


I don't travel often. I don't go out often. I don't shop often.

When I do shop it's usually at the same stores. Walmart. Target. Shoprite. Bor-ing.

I decided last minute to venture off track on my way home from work last night. I had found this Laundry Detergent tutorial by Being Creative to keep my Sanity, blog on Pinterest and I bought everything to try it.

Here is the final product from Being Creative to keep my Sanity:
So anyway, I ventured off my normal highway to home and stopped at Marshals/Home Goods.

There has been one in my hometown for, ohhh about 10 years now and I may have stepped foot in there 3 times, to buy clothes mind you...not even to go to the Home Goods section of the store.


 It was like walking around a real life blog!

I didn't know what to do with myself, no wonder all you bloggers out there love to go to Home Goods for inspiration. They had everything.

Burlap pillows

Subway Art

Painted/distressed trunks

Place mats (to turn into pillows- duh)

Lamps and desks and dressers- Oh my!

Whew. I was lucky though- I walked out of there unscathed. Well, at least only what I went in for. A jar for my homemade laundry detergent.

I found myself snapping some photos with my camera phone (as I've read some of you sneaky devils do) of some inspiration. I've been itching do make a piece of subway art.

Pardon the unedited cell phone shots:

I love how that one is all different colors!

I love this pet one! I have many dog lovers who would swoon over something like this. Ok, maybe not swoon- they'd love it though.

I'll get to making my homemade Laundry Detergent in my nifty new HomeGoods jar and provide a review soon.

What have you seen at Home Goods that you used as inspiration?


  1. I love the puppy one also! I don't have a Home Goods close by. :(

  2. We don't have a Home Goods, but TJ Maxx rocks, too! I found the neatest wire cloches. Isn't it wonderful to have such a great place to shop :)


    1. Karianne, we have a TJ Maxx! I guess I should wander in there too :)