Thursday Thoughts The New Year’s Edition

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~Happy New Year! If you had a little too much to drink last night, I hope you aren’t feeling too too awful today.  And if you are, may I suggest running through the drive-thru at McDonalds and getting a large fountain Coke?  They have secret hang-over curing powers ;).

~Target clearance!  I went yesterday and picked up a “few” more goodies!  It was 70% off and my favorite Target still had a TON of stuff, including clothes for our Elf on the Shelf!  I even got him an Elf girlfriend for next year ;).  And I found enough Lego duplo packs to put in goodie bags when WB goes to preschool and enough Vaseline Rosy Lips for Valentine’s Day Goodie bags for the girls in L’s glass!  Yay!

Target 90% off Clearance
Target 90% off Clearance

~No mail today, but as for the rest of the week, I don’t have too many subscription boxes coming. Not at all! I have Koala Crate, Julep and yeah, I think that’s it!  I don’t hate it!  There will be plenty of boxes rolling in later in the month, so this will be a nice little break.

~A few people have asked about spoilers for the brand-new Lilee Box, so I thought I’d share a YouTube unboxing video that someone posted on MUT. I’m not overly wowed by this for the price tag, but I may still give them a try in the next month or two.

~If you missed it yesterday, I posted a New Year’s Eve Giveaway! It doesn’t close until next week, so you have plenty of time to get your entries in.


~Totally random, but do you have a TV in your bedroom? We used to, but we moved it into the basement so we could put the PlayStation down there. Anyway, I like having a tv in the bedroom, but B’s not really a fan.  Do you like to watch tv in bed?

~And finally, is anyone watching the college football games today?  I am super excited about all of them, but my Spartan game has me the most excited (and nervous).  Go green!!!!

MSU * Baylor
MSU * Baylor

~How was your NYE? What did you do?  And what are you looking forward to in 2015?
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  1. Squinj

    I have been wanting a tv for my bedroom or sewing room and every time I mention this to a family member they tell me not to put one in my bedroom because studies show if you have one in there you don’t have sex as much. Now I don’t know why they are worried about this since I am single and currently not in a relationship. Haha. I don’t like watching football but I fully plan on watching hgtv today!

  2. Lorennn

    I am so jealous of your Target hauls. I went the other day (Monday I think?) and there was almost nothing besides ornaments. I did get the Rachel Ray EOS gift packs…not in the clearance section, but when I saw them in the beauty section I went & price checked, only because I saw your post! So thanks for that! I will go see if the Vaseline also rings up as clearance, I like those. The only other thing worth mentioning that I got was Lindt dark chocolate truffles for half price…which is hilarious to me because the exact same bags (no Christmas design on them or anything) are still full price in the candy aisle. I figured it meant I should stock up!

    1. theramblingjen

      Yay! That is awesome! I love those and I LOVE the hidden clearance! Anything you see with a holiday label, scan!

  3. Krista

    OMG I almost died when I saw the Purlisse in the Lilee box!! lol If I get another Purlisse, I’ll scream. I haven’t heard of Lilee but definitely seeing the Purlisse was a huge turn off!

  4. wendy

    The Target here has only 30-50% off but it was still fun. I finally got my “W” mug (not marked 50% off- but I asked at the register & she gave it to me)! Side note: I’ve put all the decorations away, but the Elf is still around- in the bed, around lamps, sitting on toilet lid, in fridge etc… whoever finds him moves him. Ha!

    1. theramblingjen

      The Christmas clearance isn’t tagged with the red stickers. Well, the stuff that is 70% off right now isn’t!

  5. Sara

    Are those Snoopy PJs I spy? If so did they come in bigger kids sizes or just toddler?? My target is always seriously picked over after the second day so I doubt they have them but my 5 year old loves snoopy so I would go back tocheck.

    1. theramblingjen

      They are actually just in big kid sizes! There were in the regular kids section with the other pjs.

  6. Tabitha Hunter

    You have the best Target! Mine are always wiped. Which one do you go to?

    1. theramblingjen


  7. Jennifer Holzmeyer Louthan

    We do have a TV in the bedroom. I turn it on at night and M turns on the timer when he comes to bed. LOL I can sleep with or without it but he likes to fall asleep with noise on. We do normally turn it on the news/morning shows as we are getting ready in the morning and its nice to have and turn on when doing laundry and other things in our room.

  8. Mdjohnson13

    If I promise not to buy all the awesome Target clearance deals, will you tell me which one you shop at? The two that I shop at do not have the same awesome selection!
    My husband and I do have a TV in our bedroom, but we rarely watch it anymore. It’s in there because my husband likes having it.
    We didn’t do anything for NYE! My husband had to work today (firefighter). We were lucky to make it to the ball drop! But it was still nice! Happy New Year!

    1. theramblingjen

      LOL! The Eastland Target is my favorite for Clearance deals! There is enough there for the both of us 😉

  9. Erin Martin

    We JUST got a tv in our bedroom. I haven’t had one since I was a teenager. No cable attached tho so just for Netflix and stuff. It is nice if my husband is playing video games and I want to go to bed early or watch a movie.:)

  10. Squinj

    I went to my closest target and it only had 50% off and hardly anything. I did get some starbucks holiday keruig cups and an amaryllis! I think I’ll go to my next closest target and see what they have!

  11. laura r

    No TV in our bedroom. It’d be no electronics either but my boyfriend put a stand up desk and his work station in the master bedroom since it has good views of the near-by mountains.

    My NYE was the same as 99% of them.. asleep before 9pm! Haha. We somehow managed to rent a really cute cabin in Oak Creek Canyon (which is like a cooler, cheaper, less-touristy Sedona, and on the edge of Sedona anyway) so spent a couple nights there.

  12. Stacie Seidman

    Happy New Year!
    I fall asleep with the TV on every night! Probably another reason I like living alone 😉
    I love your Target hauls! I don’t have one all that close to me, so I don’t get to raid their sales. Looks like they had good loot near you though!
    My New Years Eve was super low key. I’m vacationing in Florida with my dad and step mom. We had dinner out (Thai, yummy!) and brought home tons of desserts from a local bakery to enjoy while we waited for the ball to drop.
    I’m not sure what 2015 has in store, but I can’t wait to find out!

  13. Sneaky Burrito

    I have a TV in my bedroom but I don’t use it. I canceled my cable for financial reasons so I can’t even watch anything on it. (I can stream Hulu and Amazon Prime videos on my other TV but I am not moving the Wii back and forth every night just so I can have something on the TV.) Whenever I used to try to watch movies in my bedroom, I’d fall asleep 10 minutes in. So it wasn’t really worth it to do that, either.

    But you are supposed to get better sleep if you don’t look at screens (tablets, phones, computer, TV) for awhile before bed.

  14. PA Anna

    No TV in the bedrooms. I went to Target today to pick up a few things for our cat and picked up cat toys 70% off including a gingerbread cat house that my younger son put together. The cats love it. I bought my younger son the same snoopy pjs at full price. He loves them. We picked up our oldest cat from the animal hospital today. He is doing much better.

    I can’t believe Purlisse is making a comeback. I like Purlisse, but in a winter box???

  15. Mrs. L

    Do not have a TV in the bedroom but since we have iPhones and iPads that’s almost as bad.

    I worked New Years Eve day so didn’t do much that night (gosh I sound old) but the two of us did stay up until 1am (we are on the West coast) watching everything and toasting the new year with some champagne and grapes. New Years Day was sleeping in, watching the parade and the hockey game then off to friends for dinner and a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity.

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