Monday, April 7, 2008

Oh happy day

For Bug's 11th birthday, I told her that we could paint her and Nan's room and get new bedding for their beds (Bug got her bedding probably about 7 or 8 years ago...I managed to find the matching set for Nan's bed when Ande and I got married 5 years ago.) Needless to say, the girls are a little tired of it, and want to upgrade to something a little more "grown up". (You know, because at 10 and 9, respectively, Bug and Nans ARE grown up...LOL)

Last weekend, when both girls were home, I took them to Bed Bath and Beyond to see if they could find a color scheme they could agree on. It's hard, because they have different tastes, but I told them they had to agree on something or we wouldn't be doing anything. The girls talked it over and decided that they wanted their room to be "sunset" colors (like orange/red/dark pink). I said that was fine - and they found a comforter that was the color scheme they wanted and I was okay with buying.

I interrupt this important programming to tell you that Puckey was just combing my hair for me, and she said, "You look SO pretty!" What a sweetie. Last night she was singing "You are my sunshine", but when she got to the end, she sang, "Please don't take my mama away." Talk about melting my heart!!

Okay, so back to the bedding...I went back and forth in my mind about going ahead and getting the comfortors they picked, because there were only 2, and Bug's birthday isn't until the end of May. This morning I decided to go ahead and get them. I grabbed Puckey and The Jib (and some 20% off coupons) and headed over to BB&B. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled with my purchase!! Let me break it down for you:

2 Liz Claiborne Twin Size Comfortors - Regular price $99.99 EACH

2 Liz Claiborne Twin Size Sheet sets (to match the comfortor) - Regular price $59.99 EACH

2 Liz Claiborne "Breakfast Pillows" (Decorative pillows) - Regular price $39.99 EACH

(For those of you who aren't so good with the math, that adds up to $399.94, and that's not even for the whole set shown in the picture on the package)

Now, those of you who know me know there is NO STINKIN' WAY I would pay that much for some bedding. I'm just too cheap. So how much was my total bill???


Are you sure??

You're gonna be JEALOUS....

The total, including sales tax, was $87.51!!!!

Yeah, you read right. Everything I got was on clearance - I got the sheet sets for $9.00 each!! I'm going to hunt up some more coupons (I love the fact that you can use the coupons from there even if they're long since expired, as long as you have an item for each coupon you use) and go back to get a few more sheet sets - I can use them for curtains, throw pillows, seat it's always nice to have a couple of extra sets handy.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE some bargain shopping!!!


Devin said...

Oh I am so stinkin' jealous!!

I have a history of being a bargain shopper too, but that deal even made me envious! Good for you girl! The sets are beautiful!

And Puckey, you are about the sweetest thing on earth!

The Other Julie said...

Wow, that is awesome! Great job! My little Reygann has been being a super sweetie too (maybe is the moon or something?) every other sentence out of her mouth is 'I just love you so much momma' or something of the like! I'm eating it up while she's dishing it out!

amanda said...

I am so excited, I feel like I got the bargain...good story-telling and suspense building...I could barely scoll down fast enough to see the total...YOU ROCK...and not only that, I love the color scheme, and the pillow with the buttons, oh so pretty...

and too too cute, with the please don't take my mama away...those moments are such treasures!

Destini said...

How cool is that? I never seem to get to the right sale at the right time. My sister has the knack for finding what she wants for way less than anyone would ever pay for it. Maybe it is because I am not much of a shopper. Most of the time, I have to take kids shopping. Normally I go and get what I have to have no matter the cost. Any way, the bed stuff is awesome! Way to Go!
Hug Puckey for me...she is adorable. Jib too! She melted my heart the other day letting me put her to sleep!
Thanks for the visit. I needed the encouragement that day :)

Zac and Jenny said...

That is so awesome! I love a good bargain.

The colors of the bedding is great. Perfect for girls your daughter's ages.

Way to go!


12-arrows said...

Way to go, Julie! Your girls are gonna love their new room-makeover! Jacqueline has been asking for an update as well. Just don't have the energy to even think about it! LOL Thanks for sharing too, I love a great bargain and at BED/BATH/BEYOND, no less. Awesome! Take some pictures of before and after and post them too! Always fun to see!

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Wow, what a bargain. I love the set the girls picked out. I am soooooo jealous! It's always more fun to shop for girls.


Coralyn said...

Awesome deal!

Almost makes me want to run to BBB right now!

Michelle said...

wow! what am amazing deal! sometimes it's easy to get a good deal but it's not easy to get a good deal AND get really cute stuff! you rock!

Christine said...

All I can is Wow! Which store?