Have you ever experienced a runner's high? Well, I've heard of it....but must admit that I would only run long enough to reach that exalted state if the hounds of Hades were after me. Then again, maybe not...sweating is so not me!!
Anyway, back on track. Some people get a high exercising, while I prefer to get mine shopping. Not just any old shopping - bargain shopping! Moving into a media center means that I am going to need to do seasonal decorating atop those endless rows of shelves. That meant a trip to some of my favorite shopping spots. Yippee!!
The giant bunny was marked down to $5, the adorable Peeps $1.29 apiece, the basket (I got 2) was $3, and the two country bunnies on the end were $1.50 each. I was able to score all of this for less than $18. People, that big bunny was $19.99 originally....cue the happy dance!
I checked out JoAnn, but they had already been picked over. Womp, womp, womp. However, my local Michael's craft store had 70% all of their Easter decorations...score!
This is the largest arrangement and came from the floral department. Do you see that tag that says $59.99. As if a teacher could afford to pay that. (Or anyone else in her right mind!)
Too stinkin' cute to pass up! (Except I would have if it had actually been $49.99.)
This one is smaller in size but just as cute!
These are my miscellaneous items. They include the cute bunny, two chickadee garlands, one Happy Easter garland, and two bags of eggs.
The entire haul from Michael's was less than $50!!! All I can say is oh, happy day!
Remember, it's always good financial practice to shop for seasonal items after the holiday. There are two advantages: 1) Price (need I say more???) and 2) You have an entire year to locate ideas on Pinterest, TpT, or various blogs. For those creative individuals, it gives you time to create your own fabulous lesson with those eggs, shamrocks, etc.!