My town's very first Hobby Lobby opened in October, and I can't believe I haven't shared about my first trip in!
HL had the decency to schedule their soft opening on a Friday morning, which is a preschool day for Natalie. After
My friend Meri and her youngest two met us in the parking lot, and the
I had not been inside a HL in months, and the rush of delirious commercial joy that came over me can only be described as indescribable because I am eloquent like that.
So whether you are looking for a faux pumpkin with your monogram carved into it, or a tiny wooden acorn, HL is going to have it because they have pretty much everything, and it's probably on sale too.
I normally roll my eyes and mutter under my breath when I see retail shops drag out Christmas displays in mid-October, but not so at Hobby Lobby. Meri and I oohed and aahed over the aisles of ornaments, wreaths, crafts, tins, and wrapping papers.
I think this sign pretty much sums it up for me...
And shop we did. We piled all sorts of goodies into our cart because we couldn't help ourselves and the deals were good and we didn't want anyone else to get a hold of that super cute garden flag because step off, it's mine! I'm not kidding. HL is serious business, people.
Lest you think we forced our children to drag their tiny feet behind us, I have proof that they also had a very pleasant morning frolicking in the fabulousness.
I guess some people just can't handle the pressure...
We finished our perfect morning with mochas at the shop across the street. Michaela Byrd rounded out the ambiance by throwing a tantrum when the barista claimed they were out of donuts. It was lovely. I needed another trip to Hobby Lobby just to erase the memory.
I have since hit the HL once or five times over the course of the month. It won't be any different now, because I have my eye on some Christmasy things that. must. be. mine. Surely the addiction will fade over time. Right?
*If you don't have a Hobby Lobby (which, by the way, doesn't know I wrote this and is not sponsoring this post, but I totally wouldn't mind if they wanted to send a little gift card action my way to finance the addiction), you can still get your craft on by entering my Silhouette Product Giveaway. Stop by and enter today! They're also offering 25% off of all Silhouette Accessories to customers who use the code SERENITY.