Monday, January 25, 2010

My Favorite Things

Happy Monday! I hope all of you have had a great start to your week! I must apologize for my absence during the majority of last week. Last week was my birthday week, and while it was very wonderful it was also very busy! I look forward to catching up with you all this week!

It's no secret that I have a love for all things cute and inexpensive. That is why my favorite thing this week is the dollar bins at Michael's (the arts and crafts store)! Michael's has the cutest dollar items! During my most recent trip, I spotted precious note pads, coasters, luggage tags, menu planners, and more! They had such a variety of items from elegant to preppy. They even had a line of products with a hipster look.

One of my favorite line of dollar bin products was the "Queen of the Kitchen" products. They were all so cute. I purchased these disposable coasters. I thought they would be fun the next time the girls come over for a night of kitchen fun!


The dollar bins contained a lot of kitchen related products. I fell in love with all the cute recipe cards they had. I purchased five sets of recipe cards. I plan to put them in my gift closet. I thought they would make a precious gift combined with a cute apron and some wooden spoons all tied up together with a pretty ribbon or maybe given in combination with a cookbook or other kitchen accessories! The possibilities are endless! Here's one of my favorite sets. I love the little lemons!

However, my favorite purchase has to be these precious lanterns.


The lanterns are designed to hold a battery operated tea-light. I purchased several pink ones to use at a baby shower I am hosting in the Spring. I couldn't resist buying the other colors. I plan to use them as fun decorations on our back porch this summer and even use them at the luau we are hosting in May.

One of my favorite blog friends, Miss Fancy Pants, also loves the dollar bins. Click here to see all the cute things she found!

Like I said, I love the dollar bins at Michael's. I always find small items that are perfect for adding that special touch to gifts, or I find something cute to make a coworker or friend smile when they are having a hard day! Oh, and I can always find something fun for myself! The next time you stop in to stock up on craft supplies make sure you take time to check what goodies the dollar bins have to offer!

16 comments:

Lexilooo said...

How cute! I don't get to Michaels as often as I'd like, as there isn't one super close by, but I love the dollar bin at Target. They usually have really cute things as well!

Heather said...

I've never been in Michael's (the closest one is an hour from where I live). I will definately have to check it out when I'm in the area of one!

Kelsey Claire said...

I love the lanterns! They are so cute! I might have to go and pick myself up a few!

MissJody said...

AWWW!!! That is great!!
Don't you just *LoVe* it there!
Thanks for giving me a shout out!! {Heart} ya girl!!xoxoxoox

Teresa said...

What adorable finds from the Dollar Bins!
Love the coasters...and the lanterns will be oh so cute for a party!
Speaking of parites...do pop over...I think the PINK PARTY may just begin sooooon!
XXOOOXX
Happy Birthday Jennifer!
Kisses to the doggies!

Jules said...

I don't think I ever noticed the dollar bins at Michaels. I'm definitely going to look for it now. I love the recipe cards and lanterns!

josephinechoo said...

Super cute!!!!!

Ms. Attitude said...

The dollar bins are the best! I love looking through those.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

The dollar bins are the best! I love the ones at Target as well!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

I've never seen the dollar bins but will have to find them. I love your idea about pairing the recipe cards with a cute apron and some kitchen utensils.

Katiebell said...

Cute! I want to come over soon, and we can use those Queen coasters!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

You found some great things! I love those little lanterns...so many great uses for them! :)

*kimmie* said...

I just love the dollar section at Michael's (and Target!) such whimsical finds that you don't mind splurging on since they don't break the bank!

Rachel H. said...

I love Michael's...I especially love all the kitchen products like the menu for the week! It helps me stay organized!

kara battel said...

found your blog and it's adorable! love michaels-- however- i always spend more than i need too!!!!

prashant said...

I love the ones at Target as well!

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