Today was a super lovely day!
My mom and I went to a $1 sale at my local scrapbooking store, A to Z Scrapbooking. They had all kinds of items with values of up to $10 marked down for $1, 2 for $1, 3 for $1, etc. On the way home, we stopped at Big Lots because I mentioned that I hadn't been in there for years and she said it was probably better than I remembered it. I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice-sized crafty section - with real brands like K & Company, Jolee's, and Martha Stewart. We also wandered through the holiday sections looking for ways to decorate my booth at the El Segundo Holiday Craft Boutique next Thursday. I'm okay with garlands, but they didn't have any that were cheap enough and looked okay, so I picked up some glittery pine boughs and decided I'd put them in a vase with pinecones.
We turned a corner and found the lighted outdoor decor section - something my mom had been trying to find all last week. I fell in love with a lighted duck family set (although they look more like geese), so tomorrow I'll be setting that up and taking pictures! We decided that my mom should get these ($20!!!) figurines that look like they're made of melting ice. She also bought a deer, but they don't have it on the website.