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Thursday, April 7, 2011

South Side Shopping Day

Last Saturday, my mom and I went on a little shopping trip.  I have been wanting to blog about it for awhile now, but I was sick last week and didn’t get around to it. Tonight I finally got around to it. J

I used to live on the South side of Indy before moving to the North side three years ago.  The best part about having an apartment on the South side was the shopping.  Without having to drive very far down HW31, I could go to a dozen of my favorite stores and find good deals on home decor.  Now don’t be offended Northsiders; I have grown accustom to the North side, but everything is a little more spread out up here.  For that reason, my Mom and I planned a South side shopping day.  We met at McAllister’s for lunch and spent about seven hours shopping as we made our way down 31 searching for great buys for the new house. If you like everything in one place and are looking for great buys on home decor, then you should definitely head to the South side. 

First Stop was McAllister's for some good food and conversation.

Just behind the McAlister’s is Flower Factory.  Don’t be fooled by its name.  It has a lot more to offer than floral arrangements.  I purchased the following:  “Live Laugh Love” rug - $7.95 ; “Home” sign - $6.95 ; “Faith” sign - $7.95; glass container - $3.96.
Burlington Coat Factory ~ where there are more than just coats.  The napkins I purchased for $3.99, but I am not going to use them as napkins. There will be a post about that project in the near future;)   I also picked up this set of white towels for the guest bathroom (2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 wash cloths for $9.99). I have a plan for them….another project for another post;)

Next stop Hobby Lobby.  One word ~ LOVE!  Even if I’m not going to buy anything, I love to walk around and “window shop” at Hobby Lobby.  It inspires my creative side and puts me in a great mood.   I NEVER pay full price at Hobby Lobby.  It should be a sin for a frugal girl to do so, because whatever I want is bound to be on sale within four to six weeks.   Just watch the ad and have patience.  This week I specifically went for these items for my dresser. I have been eyeing them for weeks, and they were finally half off!!!  I purchased the following: mirror - $11; oval mirror - $7; jewelry holder - $5; candle -$6; basket - $2.

Right next door to Hobby Lobby is Michael’s.  Just like Hobby Lobby you can always find printable coupons on line for items that are not on sale.  To be honest, I don’t have much luck at Michael’s, but this time I did find a small glass container to go in the bathroom for only $3.

I don’t always find things at TJ Max, but it doesn’t hurt to look.  This time I found this cute arrangement of potted daisies that will go great in my front room sitting area…and I only paid $2.99 for it!

Stein Mart can be pricy at times, but once in awhile you can come across something really great such as this pillow that I got on clearance for only $14.99.  It will go perfect in our bedroom, and I love it!

I love Jo-Ann Fabric.  I found these planters half off.  I plan to use them for some herbs I want to plant and display in my kitchen.  I paid $5 for each set, so that’s $10 total.  I also picked up some scrap booking paper for a decoupage project that I am going to work on.  Paper is usually $.69 a piece.  It was 5 for $1 this week, so I only paid $.60 for the paper.

Next door to Jo-Ann Fabric is the Christmas Tree Shops.  They have way more than Christmas in the store.  I found this rug for only $5.99.


Next stop, Kirkland’s….or not?!?!  When did Greenwood get rid of Kirkland’s???  Love that store.  So sad…tear…sniff sniff….oh well, I’ll just go to the one on my side of town.

While at the mall searching for the Kirkland’s that no longer exists, we planned to stop at Cheesecake Factory for dessert and order a slice of my very favorite 30th Anniversary cheesecake…..but it was getting late, and I really wanted to go to Old Time Pottery before it closed… we skipped dessert :( 

Due to time, our last stop of night was Old Time Pottery.  I love Old Time Pottery.  If you’ve never been, it's like a warehouse full of discounted items for your house.  You have to dig a little and take your time, but you usually walk away with a bargain.  I purchased the following:  rug - $2.99; two wire baskets (I have a specific plan in mind for them) - $3.99 each, so a total of $7.98 for both baskets. 

My car at the end of the night:)


  1. I must check out this "Flower Factory" the next time I am home! I can't believe you found that apothecary jar there for $3.96! Target charges a fortune for those things! You can use them for a million different things so I have wanted some but I won't pay $15-$20 each. Anyway, I love Old Time Pottery. We don't have one here :-( Looks like you got a lot of good finds!

  2. Yes, I love Flower Factory! I can't always find what I'm looking for, but if I do it's a fraction of the cost:)

  3. Yeha, I am loving the apothecary jar too! And all of the other great finds yhou got! Sounds like you had a fun-filled day! :-)