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Soooo... A Hobby Lobby just opened up in town. This is a thing which we have never had before, and I have therefore only occasionally seen them when I'm on vacation.

As it turns out, this is the one store in which I have Absolutely No Impulse Control. They were also, in celebration of their grand opening, having a bunch of cool sales. Including 50% off such things as... this.


Apologies for the largish picture, but IS IT NOT BEAUTIFUL?

Okay, I'll cut for the other pics now, which were the actual reason I went to Hobby Lobby in the first place.

I was having trouble finding a good display case for the fossils. None of the craft stores and such in town seemed to have anything decent, and I'd looked online and found a couple options, but nothing that really seemed like quite what I wanted. I'd found one okay one, but it didn't seem very durable so I was hesitating to order.

Turned out, Hobby Lobby did indeed have several verrrry nice options - which were also half off. \o/ They had small ones that would've been just the right size, but would've been much trickier to open whenever I wanted to arrange or take them out. The only hinged option I really liked was a bit big... but I guess that means that I'll have to get a few more to fill things out properly? *g*


And with the lid closed:

I'm quite happy with the way it looks! (Heheh, even if I couldn't quite get the label maker to center properly.)

Also, I did lie about one thing. I do have a little impulse control. Maybe. Because they also had these amazing knobs -


- and I didn't buy one. Yet. AND they had adorable detailed Spinosaurus and T-Rex toys models, which I didn't get pictures of. Or buy. But since we now have this in our town, and I could at any time go back and buy some... The jury's still out.

Yes, I am a total dork, I am aware. But hey, at least I'm a happy one?

Date: 2016-04-27 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AHHHH, Hobby Lobby! I am sad because I used to live within 10 minutes driving distance of one--now the closest one is an hour. Which is probably a good thing...because the amount of sketch books/cheap wall sconces/wall hangings/candles/miscellaneous home decor I would spend money on would probably break our budget....

But oh yeah. I could spend hours in there. (And have.)

Yay, and very nice find for the display case. The fossils are so cool!

Date: 2016-04-28 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! I think previous to this the nearest Hobby Lobby was at least 100+ miles away, but every time I got to one they had such great sketch books and neat decor stuff at really decent prices.

Maybe while you're here we'll have to make a shopping trip? ;D (Hey, at least while you're here, you'd be limited to "the amount of stuff that can reasonably fit in the car.")

Date: 2016-04-29 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would be delighted if we were able to accomplish a Hobby Lobby shopping trip together. :D :D So fun just browsing around at all the pretty things! (From the sounds of it, our rental car is going to be pretty tiny, so yeeeah, the limitations of space might be a good thing....)

Date: 2016-04-28 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't Hobby Lobby the best? :D They also have coupons you can print up online. The moment it's the first of the month (pay day) my mom and I print up coupons and head to Hobby Lobby.

I should find a Captain America poster like that for my sister. It's awesome.

Date: 2016-04-28 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is an AMAZING store. I just love it. I've a feeling I'll have to make regular shopping trips a habit as well now - thanks for the tip about the coupons! The sales just happened to work out remarkably well this time for me, but next time a little more planning ahead would definitely be a good idea.

(It feels like we're suddenly getting an infusion of the South in town. There's also a Chick-Fil-A under construction, which is another thing we've never had up here before. I'm looking forward to it!)

Date: 2016-05-05 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know how I missed this post but ... THAT SHIELD PRINT IS AWESOME!!! *WANTS* And you got a case for your fossils. Double win!

Date: 2016-05-05 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the texture to it - perfect blend of artistically abstract and a nod to a more comics style of coloring. It turned out to be perfect for the narrow wall space just in front of the door coming into my bedroom. Definitely a productive shopping trip! :D


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