money can buy happiness:


Socks with “McQueen! And Curious George! And Mater! And Tinkerbell, momma!” : $1 each


McQueen Bubble bath: $3.49


Festive, upcoming holiday (it’s 54 days away, did you know?) appropriate kitchen towels, which are appeasing the young one’s fierce desire to decorate, which I won’t let her do yet because, well, it’s still 54 days away: $2.50




Pack of 4 punch balloons, the most exciting thing to happen in this house since ever: $1.99

Thank you Target, for making our home a happier place today.

8 thoughts on “Apparently

  1. I love money.


    Even more, I love using it to make my children happy!

    I’m a WAY nicer mom then you. I already started putting up Halloween decorations!

    I’m totally kidding. I’m pretty sure you are way nicer. I’m just a push over! 🙂

  2. Maryanne on

    I don’t know, Jess, chances are you ARE nicer. 🙂
    The reason I haven’t let her start putting up decorations is – you know the Halloween aisles at Michaels? That’s what she wants our house to look like. And if I start now, by the time it’s actually Halloween, that’s what our house WILL look like, because like you, I’m a pushover, and we’d just keep adding to the decorations week after week. And while that would be cool, I don’t have space to store all the decorations afterward. So if I just make the stand now, then I’ll only have so much time and money to put into decorations, and thus my storing needs will be less. 😉

  3. Hilary on

    Oooh! Punching balloons! Where did you find them at target? What aisle??? 🙂 I want to partake as well. Love you! And it was so nice to be in your presence on Saturday!! 🙂

  4. Maryanne on

    Hil, they were in the party aisle. I hadn’t seen them there before, so if they’re not at your Target let me know and I’ll grab some for you the next time I’m there. Tiny loves chasing them- they bounce and fly differently than regular balloons. I’m sure Adam would LOVE them.

    It was so nice to see you on Saturday! We need to get together again soon. Soon!

  5. We have about 4 bags of punching ballons in our garage in a box entitled “bored”.
    I used this box quite a lot over the summer….

  6. As Rhett Butler told Scarlett O’Hara: “If money won’t buy happiness, it sure buys some amusing substitutes” 🙂

    I spent $3.00 on sticky notes the other day that are entitled “Total Crap” with then room for your notes. I heart them 🙂

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