Usually I plan my shopping trips for the weekends, when Jason can join me. Shopping with my toddler is probably a lot like alligator wrestling (I’m from the South, they do that), so for my own sanity, I avoid it. Jason is not a Pottery Barn fan, though, so I didn’t even try to ask him. Grant and I started our trek to Lancaster, PA, armed with juice boxes, Trader Joe’s Cat Cookies, raisins, and fig bars, and planned our attack by starting at The Disney Store.
We requested the most obnoxious toy they had, thinking it would surely keep him entertained while I looked for a media cabinet. Look how happy he was with his drum, maraca, and tambourine set.
Sonoma Extra Large Medicine Cabinet-online $299, in stores-$29. This was some sort of “inflatable waving arm man” special (that’s a Family Guy reference), usually you won’t find anything quite so discounted.
Even the most expensive sofas are about 50% off what you’d pay in store. The couch below isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, but at $199 I’d take it. You can’t even get something that cheap at Ikea.
I used this island as inspiration for the DIY one in our kitchen. It’s $1000 from the regular store and only $599 at the outlet.
|Kitchens marked down to $179 from $249|