What Did I Do/Buy This Presidents’ Day Weekend? (February 17-19, 2018)

Heya’ everybody! I hope to get things back to normal blog post wise around here this week, but I certainly was a working on some hobbies of mine all last week and this weekend! Today’s post is a special 3-day post since not a lot of exciting things happened to me this weekend, so come see what I did! πŸ™‚

On Saturday, I went to See’s Candy and got a free sample! I also tried their mint scotchmellow chocolate that was really good and tasted like chocolate chip mint ice cream! Yummo! Then I went to Goodwill to just peruse the aisles when I came across a rope cat scratcher. Naturally, it didn’t have a price tag on it, so I had to inquire somebody about that. They then came out from the back and told me it was 10 bucks. 10 BUCKS FOR A USED SMALL CAT SCRATCHER. When I can get one new at Wal-Mart for 12 bucks. Sheesh, who are they kidding? Goodwill, you are a thrift store, not a department store! As you can guess, that thing did not come home with me.

I didn’t find anything besides that though. 😦 Came home with nothing. Sometimes that happens.

Money Spent on Saturday

Two Chocolate Pieces – $1.85

Total Amount Spent: $1.85

On Sunday, LOCAunt came up to visit us for a few days and we had Chinese food for dinner! Man, was that ever good! I think I gained like 2 pounds though because I ate so much… Just gotta’ start over again I guess.Β Oh well, I think the food I ate was worth it. πŸ™‚

I don’t believe I spent any money on Sunday though. Lot’s of visiting with LOCAunt. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Sunday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

On Monday, LOCMom, LOCAunt, and I met up with LOCCousinJ at Goodwill for 50% off day and LOCCousinJ bought a cute pair of Wrangler jeans for her daughter, LOCCousinO! As for me, I did not find a new pea coat like jacket or shorts that I was looking for, but I did find this cute blue sweater in the coat section for 4 bucks (original price 8 bucks)!

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– insert Obama ‘Not Bad’ meme here –

I thought this blue sweater looked really cute when it was on me, so I had to have it! πŸ™‚

After Goodwill, we all went home and I played Mancala with LOCAunt and we each won a game! Mancala is a great way to make time pass by. πŸ˜€

Money Spent on Monday

Blue Sweater – $4.00

Total Amount Spent: $4.00

So all and all, pretty quiet this weekend! But my life is usually quiet besides shopping trips and grocery shopping, so I can’t complain too much. πŸ™‚

How was your weekend?

What did I do/buy this weekend? (February 10-11, 2018)

Heya’ everybody! Sorry for the late blog post! I had a lot of fun this weekend! Come and see what I did! πŸ™‚

Well last Saturday, LOCMom and I went up to Weaverville, CA to see the annual Chinese New Year Lion Dance! It’s the Year of the Dog, ya’ll! This year, instead of kids performing the Lion Dance, there was a Chinese martial arts group performing the dance and they were absolutely super! Really talented those people were!

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And the inside of the California State Park’s Weaverville Joss House Temple!

lion 3

Sorry for the red circles in the pictures on two pics. I just felt the need to blot out these people’s faces because if it were me being photographed randomly really well and uploaded to a blog, I would like permission first. πŸ˜‰ Didn’t do that for everyone in the pics, but I edited out the most obvious well captured faces. πŸ™‚

Also, LOCMom’s friends were with us at the Lion Dance and we had lunch together after the big show! The food was good, but my fries could have been a little warmer. Oh well. πŸ™‚ LOCmom’s friends then left and after checking out the local art shop and me hanging a memory on a Memory Tree in it, we drove home and relaxed all day!

Also bought a Starbucks’Β glass cup ornament at Starbucks for 40% off for next Christmas since LOCMom likes Starbucks a lot. It was really cute and she picked it out herself, so I just had to get it! πŸ˜€

Money Spent on Saturday

  • Starbucks Ornament – (around $4.50)
  • Postage Stamps (for leftover Valentine’s cards) – $10.00

Total Amount Spent: $14.50

On Sunday, I decided to hit up Goodwill and found two things there! A card shuffler and a shower mat. Alas, the shower mat was brand new in its package, but didn’t work for my tub floor. Booooooooo. 😦 I have tried numerous shower mats for that flippin’ shower floor and none of them have worked in theΒ past except my last one which was 15 bucks. I decided after the shower mat I bought at Goodwill that I will not be buying anymore. However, the card shuffler worked great! And I only paid $2.19 for it. πŸ™‚ Not a bad deal since they go for like 10 bucks each on Amazon last time I checked! LOCMom has been wanting a card shuffler for a while and I happily bought the one I came across at Goodwill that day. πŸ™‚

I also hit up the dollar store for a few small things as well. πŸ™‚

Then after Dollar Tree, LOCMom and I went to feed the birds! And oh my god, there were SO MANY PIGEONS THERE! Like, there was like, 200 hundred of them at least. I heard in a movie or TV show once they were called “rats with wings” and I must agree that they did act like a bunch of hungry rats with wings…

Here are three picturesΒ of all of them!

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And the last one…

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See? Crazy huh? O _O There was so many of them even the duckies and the geese didn’t want to eat around them. Little piggies!

Then to end the day, LOCmom made a nice meatloaf dinner for LOCAuntV who came over and visited with us for a bit! It’s always nice to see her and catch up. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Sunday

  • Circle Hair Brush (OCC Gift) (Dollar Tree Item) – $1.00
  • Hershey’s Cookie and Cream Candy Bar (Dollar Tree Candy) – $0.89
  • Shower Mat (New in package) (Goodwill item) – $4.19
  • Card Shuffler (Goodwill Item) – $2.19

Total Amount Spent: $8.27

So yeah… My shower mat failed, but at least I got a cool card shuffler! Battery operated! πŸ™‚ I fear that this month may be a bit spendy, but I will try to make everything work! ^_^

How was your weekend?

Ask a Millennial! Do I like clothes and/or stuff with logos on them?

Welcome to my blog series, ‘Ask a Millennial!’ In this blog series, I, as a millennial, discuss things pertaining to millennials that people and companies think we like, dislike, or things we supposedly like to do or not do! Let’s get started!

So I was Business Insider again reading when I came across this article saying that logos are back in style among millennials. According to the article, millennials like myself shunned clothing or purses with logos on them, but since Ralph Lauren’s logo t-shirts were their best sellers this season, it appears that logo stuff is going to come back strongly! And even Calvin Klein is getting on the train advertising their clothing on Kardasians.

So… Do I as a millennial like clothing and stuff with logos on them? Well, the answer may surprise you, but it is either yes or no for me. It really just depends on the stuff with the logos on them and it really comes down to what the logos look like. I guess these companies were onto something when they thought millennials liked logos on their stuff because I am person that is in the “it depends” logo market. In the article’s examples of actual clothing and a lone Coach purse with logos on them, I really do not see the problem with most of the stuff. Heck, I’d even wear some of it. πŸ™‚ But alas, I am too cheap to buy logo stuff new at retail prices, so it’s either discount store prices or thrift store prices for me. But this millennial likes wearing logos only when a brand I consider “high end” is on the clothing or purses. Yes, I have a wine taste on a beer budget attitude when it comes to this stuff. πŸ˜›

For example, I like designer purses that are real and not fakes. Bought at a discount or thrifted, of course. πŸ˜‰ Β I like the fact that I can display a fancy schmancy logo to the world that says, “Yes, I have a REAL designer bag! And look how cute I accessorised it with my cute keychains! :D” So it’s not all about advertising the company’s logo for me as in me saying that I have a designer bag. Yes, I would wear a bag that wasn’t designer and didn’t have a logo on it if it was the perfect cross body bag (the only bags I like), but something about having a logo on my bag gives me the feeling of having status despite my financial situation and therefore, that makes me feel good. It’s like me saying to the world, “Hey, I have a cool bag! I can afford this sh*t too! :P” What REALLY makes me feel good when I buy a new bag at a discount store or at a thrift store is that I didn’t have to finance it at all and it is already paidΒ for it! That is the best feeling ever! πŸ˜€ Knowing you actually paid cash for your bag and you own it entirely! No monthly payments on your QVC card you could say. πŸ˜›

But I do feel some bitterness toward certain logos. Back in the 2000’s when I was in high school, Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostle, and American Eagle stuff was all in style. Unfortunately for me the time, I was a size 16 pant size and you could say my waist and butt did not fit the stereotypical “popular girl” teenage body. I was very curvy and when I looked at those girls who were so thin in high school, I wished I could have been as thin as they were so I could wear American Eagle pants too because you see, I enjoyed the eagle logo on the American Eagle pants a lot when I was younger and I still do. It’s been a secret dream of mine to own a pair of American Eagle pants or clothing in general because I liked the style of their clothes, but I didn’t want to pay the retail price tag for their clothes. I guess it’s not a secret anymore, haha. πŸ˜› But as for Aeropostle and Abercrombie and Fitch clothing, even American Eagle clothing, I also kindΒ of didn’t like the brands too much. High school me attributed them to “popular student clothing” and after being teased by popular kids in middle school or how I judged “popular kids” in high school, I didn’t really like these companys’ targeted market so much. But now, I have let those high school feelings go and actually want to find clothes from these stores in Goodwill for cheap just to say that their clothing fits me and makes me feel goooooooood. Times change, feeling from the past change, and I am a whole new me basically. πŸ™‚

As for the logos themselves, I don’t really want to wear a logo I would consider to be ugly or using my clothing or purses as a “billboard”. Meaning, the logo can’t be too big, ugly, or intrusive. Everybody, including myself who wears and carries designer stuff no matter where we got it from, doesn’t like to be considered a walking billboard. We are not your walking advertisements for your brand! 😑 If you are going to make logo stuff for us millennials to wear, it better be discrete, neatly designed, and creative. This goes for any clothing or purse brand that hops onto this whole logo trend. No walking billboard clothing or purses please! I am aware you are using your logos on clothing and bags as billboard material already to advertise your company/brand which we as consumers purchased in one way or another, but I would like your advertising to not take up entire pieces or clothing or purses. This is how this millennial roles. πŸ™‚

So those are me views on logos as a fellow millennial! As you can see, it all comes down to for me how the logo looks and not wanting to be a walking billboard for a company. Keep it clean, simple and classy if you want me to wear logoed stuff in the future, clothing and purse companies. πŸ™‚

What do you think of logos? Do you like them on clothing or other things?