Hey, what’s that? Not a selfie in the Target family bathroom with little ones in tow??? That’s right. I skirted out at 8 pm last night to after getting the kids to bed and was at Target by myself. You’d have thought that was heavenly but when I passed by the toys, I actually sort of missed them. Anyway, here I am, dressed to the NINES, to take a gander at the latest Chip and Jo goodies. Let’s go!
What’s a visit to Target if you skip over the dollar spot though? A waste of a visit, that’s what. Dollar spot’s Christmas stash was pretty well picked over you’d think it was this weekend. I don’t even get it. The Halloween stuff was just there. I thought I was in the Upside Down. (That doesn’t even work, but I wanted to put some Stranger Things reference in. Probably more to come.) Cute Christmas towels, mugs. I bought these. I’m a sucker for Charlie Brown AND the original Rudolph. To go in the boys’ stockings if I can wait that long.This was pretty cute, but was hanging solo in the dollar spot so I don’t think it actually belonged there. Was there ever such a let down as seeing something in the dollar spot that doesn’t actually belong there? (Yes. A million things are worse than that.) (Also, you wanna make your own? I got a DIY for that!) Aren’t these mugs so awesome?! They were on a shelf with a bunch of Elf eye shadows on the other side so if your Target is identical to mine, look for the eyeshadow and then go to the other side. My direction skillz are 100. Are bottle brush trees ever not cute? These ones light up.
ALL. OF. IT. Target at Christmastime (Target at ALMOST Christmastime, ok, ok.) would warm even the coldest, dead heart. Maybe Trump should visit Target’s Christmas aisles? You need a bear in a scarf for your tree, yes you do!Actually had to say in my head to myself, “Just keep walking” when I saw the Oreo Thins. It was actually very hard. And fuuuuu** now that I’m seeing them in this picture I am really regretting that. I am certain we will soon read the study that proves that Nabisco has been putting crack in their Oreos all this time. Heard it here first. Men gifts that make me eye roll. More the packaging than anything. I’d take a mixology set too thank you very much Refinery.Drumroll…. CHIP AND JOOOOOOOO! Side note: does anyone feel like there’s just a lot of names to keep up with? Chip and Jo. Magnolia. Hand & Hearth. Fixer Upper. Like just pick one guys and stop being selfish. Anyway. The whole thing is definitely a bit of a show stopper for Target. It’s like it’s own special spot with that whole black tent surround thing. Feels like it’s reserved for the VIP customers. Also it totally smells like Abercrombie and Fitch. I was like… did a 16 year old boy just walk through or are they piping in the same fumigation-cologne that A&F uses? It’s actually a candle and we’ll get to that. For now, would you look at that galvanized tree skirt thing? Love. Surprised Chip and Jo let this opportunity go to waste to put their own faces in that picture frame so all of America could hang them on their Christmas trees. Serving tray game strong. Really liked those. That. That’s the Abercrombie and Fitch candle. If you’re feeling nostalgic for your teen years, maybe you want to buy it. And an oxygen mask. Bought one of each of these and am going to fill them with Marcona almonds and let no one else eat them but me. They’re smaller than this picture makes them seem. Like perfect for olives in the middle of a cheese tray. I don’t even like olives and thought to myself, “Perfect for olives.” The things Chip and Jo will do to you. Really loved these placemats. Didn’t buy because I felt like they will definitely get tomato sauce on them as soon as I bring them over the threshold but maybe you should you risk-taker. I did however buy the tree skirt in the above print. It wasn’t even IN the VIP section. It was in a whole other Target section entirely and I did a happy dance. Also, love these napkins but they didn’t have them! I do not need another book but suddenly wanted to become a poet when I saw this one. It really is a pretty journal. Really cute laptop sleeve. This was actually adorable. A nesting Advent Calendar! And look how cute when taken apart! OK. Please note we’re leaving Chip and Jo for the rest of Target. What’s that?! Shame on you. Rest-of-Target will always love you back. Chip and Jo are a passing fancy! This gray bench is so awesome and making me wish my bedroom was such that I could put this at the end of the bed. Or in a foyer. #smallhouseproblems Oh wait, I lied. One more shot of the VIP section. There was actually a Martha Stewart like character carding you as you went in. But the “card” you had to show was your finest Pinterest board. Look at those cross sheets! And with that red quilt?! Would be so cute. And these lumberjack flannel pjs? Polar bears on freaking skis?! Get the hell out Target. KEWT. Stood here putting combinations of wrapping papers for close to 10 minutes until I landed on three that I liked together. SOMEONE SLAP ME. Love those two in the middle. And those in the middle. Ok do you see these?!? I had to do a double take because I’ve had my eye on THESE beauties forever and this Target version is a pretty darn close knock off. You cheats Target! (I didn’t mean it, Target! I love you!) Love both of these.And these too. A perfect kid shoe!
Ok, phew. So, what’s your take on Target these days? And how about the Chip Jo/Hearth/Hand/Magnolia line? I will say ours had a good amount but there’s definitely a good chunk online that wasn’t there. Also, I spent $143 which isn’t AWFUL for the damage I can do at Target. And a $25 sweater is definitely going back because Professor Steve didn’t approve. (YOU WILL WEAR WHAT I TELL YOU TO WEAR, STEVE.)