life is about learning to dance in the rain

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Rainy days are no fun and this week it looks like the rain will not go away!

I have put together some of my rainy day essentials. I wish I was at home on the couch curled up reading a book but instead I am stuck in this gloomy office today!

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What are some of your rainy day must haves?

work hard, so you can shop harder

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As a PGL-er we work 40 hours a week, not including the commute to work and back home. So what else do we do on a Tuesday night when it is no longer acceptable to participate in Tequila Tuesday because we have to be up early for work the next morning? I formed a very expensive hobby. I shop. I shop for things I want and things I need.

My trip to Target is always fun and I never walk out with just some new shampoo and clothes hangers. Since I was not going back to my college house I felt like I missed out on buying decor and a new comforter. I had a guest room on my floor that was very blah. It was full of zero personality or decorations and mismatched furniture. So a few trips to Homegoods and Target later I have a new favorite room in the house. Check out my previous post a few months back for pictures and details!

When Christmas came along I wanted to decorate the house for Christmas with my own style and have my own tree. My parents gave me the second floor which I had previously redesigned over the summer to make into a winter wonderland. I fell in love with the affordable and stylish decorations they had. Just walking around brings me happiness looking at the pretty stuff even if I cannot have the budget to buy everything.

But good news!! Right now the store is up to 90% off! This is how it works…. Since it is now 2016 the 2015 is considered old and it needs to go to make room for the new pastel and blush tone collections coming in for 2016. So almost everything on the shelves need to go! A lot of the stuff is not marked clearance so be sure to use the scanner to find the real deal. I did some shopping yesterday and came home with pillows for $1.99 that were originally $19  !! Go walk around and see what you can find.

Some Target Insta-Bloggers I follow do the clearance shopping and post their finds. These gals are professionals and can find better bargains than me!

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  • @targetdoesitagain

Looking at these Instagrams are a great break from working during the day!

 

My December obsession is starting to roll over into January as well. Everybody needs to go to Bath & Body Works right now and buy a candle. Right now they are still on sale and are $10 compared to their normal price of $22. I did a lot of after Christmas sale shopping and got some Christmas gifts for some friends that I had not exchanged gifts with yet. These candles are my new nightly ritual at night while I try to stay awake watching a Netflix episode!

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What are some other stores I can find cute things I don’t need?! Anyone else have cheaper PGL hobbies that don’t consist of trips to Target every week??

Shop on my friends! We will be paying off our student loans forever but these sweet deals only last for so long !  😉