Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Back at Target: Dylan's Candy Bar

Remember earlier this year when Target featured sweet treats from Dylan's Candy Bar for Valentine's Day? Well the brand is back just in time for the holidays, with a wide array of confections (as shown here). Look for the sweet selection in a special display near the Women's Department, or find them online here. But a word to the wise: while these treats boast colorful packaging and cute names like "Pucker Up, Buttercup" and "Hangry Fix", the quality isn't the best. I bought some back in February, and I found the chocolate to be chalky and the gummies to be stale.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fab Find: Project 62 Faux Fur Pillow

This past weekend at Target I got a pair of these heavenly Mongolian Faux Fur pillows by Project 62 (shown on top of the stack in this pic) for half off - just $9.99 each! A lot of faux fur pillows can feel excessively cheap and fake, but these are amazingly soft and luxe. These seem much more like Pottery Barn-quality than Tar-shay.

In a wonderful beige color called 'Neutral'. I was afraid these would clash with my dark leather couch, but I brought it all together with this Threshold Twill Throw Blanket (also in 'Neutral') which I scored for 75% off - only $7.50!

Clearance Alert: Fall Home Decor

For those of you looking to refresh your home style, head on over to Target where they have select (if not most) Fall home decor items at 50% off. It looks like they're trying to clear it out to make way for more holiday home decor.

Note that this is different than Target's "Up to 25% off Home Decor" online sale, which I find a bit misleading as many items online are only 5% off. I always find the deals in stores to be better on home decor, anyhow. In my next post, I'll share with you what I bought on clearance this past weekend.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fab Find: Holiday Pie Dish

Another cute Christmas item found recently at Tar-shay: this adorable ceramic pie dish. Just $5 in the Dollar Aisle at Target!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Target's Beauty Department Gets A Makeover...

Does the Beauty Department at your local Target store look like this? Mine doesn't - yet - but in this pic snapped at an area store I don't frequent that often implies that some stores are remodeling this department to look more like a Sephora store, with lower racks you can see over (vs. the traditional tall aisles) and round displays of testers.

What do you think, readers? Is this change good, and will it encourage you to buy things from - or at the very least stop and browse - the Beauty Department more often?

A New Day Turns "1"

Target's corporate blog is touting the fact that their in-house womens' brand A New Day is now 1 year old, and thus far has rung in 1 billion dollars in sales. That's nice and all, but I for one am still not a fan, so outside of purchasing a couple of A.N.D. shirts this past year, I haven't contributed to that financial milestone. And it makes me wonder how that compares with past yearly sales for Merona, which I still miss.

Meanwhile, although I've heard some positive reviews of Target's mens' brand Goodfellow, my husband doesn't care for it and actually asked me yesterday to NOT buy him any more Goodfellow shirts. He believes the quality is sub par to the old Merona and Converse One Star shirts I used to get him at Target, and I tend to agree: the fabrications are cheaper with Goodfellow and don't hold up well with multiple washings.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fab Find: Christmas Kitchen Towel

How cute is this?? I found this fun kitchen towel in Target's Christmas Wondershop. For just $5, it'd be a great addition to a plate of homemade cookies as a holiday housewarming gift.