Friday, April 17, 2009

Do you like RAINDOTS?


Well I am slowly recovering from my day of shopping yesterday at the Fiskars Warehouse. Actually I am sitting here with one of those pain patches on my back figuring I would take it very easy today so my back doesn't get any worse. Lower back pain can just stop you dead in your tracks and keep you from doing anything so instead I will entertain you with my shopping story.

Jen picked me up at 6:50a.m. and we headed up to Wausau. We weren't even first as there were 4 people ahead of us and 2 of them came at 5:30 in the morning YUK! We did bring lawn chairs to sit in as we knew we would have lots of time on our feet shopping. By the time the door opened at 9:00 the line was down the sidewalk and into the parking lot. Then the race is on to get a handcart or pushcart as they only have a few dozen.

The set up of the warehouse was a little different this time but we raced over to the far corner looking for the squeeze punches as those tend to go very fast. But alas there was none out this time. I raced back to the corner by the door and there were all kinds of Fiskar garden tools...........rakes, shovels, snippers, trimmers etc and I was lucky to get a lawn aerator for $10. There was a very limited supply of tools so it was first come first get!

Then it was up and down all the aisles grabbing papers, embellishments, flowers and ribbons etc. I actually had to go to an empty wall and unload my cart 3 times as it was totally overflowing.
After shopping the whole thing I went thru all my treasures and started boxing them up into boxes worth $50 or $25 just so I could get a close feel as to how much I was spending. After it got past $400 needless to say I stopped taking 2 of some things and actually put some back LOL! Then came the part of standing in line and it was like an amusement park where they funneled you up and down every aisle before you even got near the 5 checkouts that they had. We got in line near the bathroom at 10:45 and didn't get to the checkout until 12:45. Luckily Jen brought a truck along becuz I alone had 9 boxes and my huge bag. You need to checkout Jen's blog as she did some live videos of the whole trip that will give you a clue as to what we went thru yesterday plus she is having a great RAK with some gorgeous product from Heidi Grace Only Time line.............. here's a link to her.
http://www.willubmyhoneybee.blogspot.com/

So we get home at almost 2 pm and then comes the fun part of unloading it all. That would be the first picture of all the empty boxes. Now I will show you a picture of my dining room table (good thing we don't eat there often)










This next picture is one of so many different raindots that I didn't even know they made. There were letters, numbers, hearts, flowers, rain splots, multi colored dots and that was the small packages. Then there were big packages with words like Sprintime, Autumn fun, Snow fun, Family, Happy Birthday and Good Times. This whole box is full of raindots of every color imaginable so my RAK is going to be 24 packages of raindots.....all sizes and colors..........look at the picture and just drool! You can win this............send your friends over to my blog and make sure they mention you sent them and I will put your name in the drawing again. There are letters & numbers in this RAK plus 3 colors of flowers, hearts,orange & green BIG dots (go Fiskateers)and even the water splots. I will draw a winner on Tuesday night since it will be a busy week-end with a Fiskars crop tomorrow and a late Easter dinner at my in-laws on Sunday.

Don't forget to check out Jen's RAK too and watch our video of the sale!

67 comments:

Tona said...

I am still blown away by the amount of rain dots...it leaves me speechless. How fun.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Glad I didn't get in your way at the sale.

All I can say is OMG!

marla said...

WOW - what awesome RAINDOTS - I love the title ones.

neverbeenunloved said...

WOW!! What a stash! I totally LOVE raindots! The winners will be totally lucky! Awesome chance to win. Thanks:)

patty w said...

So many raindots ! wow! All those flowers and papers too, oh my!

Take care of yourself , Louise, get some rest and let that back relax!

Krysti said...

Wowie.. YOu still got a DEAL BY FAR - I don't even want to know what the total would have been if you bought that in stores! Jealous by far - lucky girl!

pattyb said...

Pretty cool Louise...I so wanted to go today early so I could make the sale. I will probably try and race up there after the crop tomorrow. Ahh...to shop so freely. Thanks for thinking of us.

Renee said...

Wow....I had no clue there were that many types of Raindots.

That is really an awesome RAK.

I'll be sur to send my friends to your blog.

Niki_Ray said...

HOLY CAMOLLY!!! thats alot of dots Looks like you two had a blast!! XoXo Niki_Ray

ponch_49920 said...

WOW...sad i missed out on this sale. I live in South east Wisconsin but I didnt have a chance to get there this weekend! Great finds! Becky

Vijaya Siddharth said...

OMG...what a stash! Totally speechless!

Viji#5858

Redfern/Andrews said...

Wow- I sure am learning a lot by reading your Blog!..I find myself looking up words like "raindot" and "fiskars".

amycatalogna said...

Good for you -- looks like there was a lot of great stuff!! Thanks for sharing!

Maxine Hodges said...

You did one fabulous job. I hope your back feels better for your crop tomorrow. You are a one fabulous lady!

Maxine Hodges said...

You did one fabulous job. I hope your back feels better for your crop tomorrow. You are a one fabulous lady!

Sweepnut Denise said...

Wow, looks like you got alot of cool stuff!

jaci said...

woow!! now that was worth going shopping!!! lucky is the person who is going to win this one!! thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

So much fun!!! So little time!! LOL
Is sounds like a great day and I saw the video Jen did, totally awesome on how big the place is!!!
Thanks for the chance at some wonderful goodies!

doverdi said...

Wow...what a haul. I know exactly what you mean by back pain stopping you dead in your tracks. I have the same problems. Although it slows down my shopping frendzies...it hasn't stopped them. Enjoy your goodies & thanks for the chance to win some.

Robin said...

I think it is great you want to share

Kelly said...

Wow I so wish they had sales like this in New Zealand!!! You got quite a haul and I am dribbling over the stash of flowers you had on the table. Well done on your shopping spree and cant wait to see what you make with all your treasures.

Kelly Muir Fiskateer #1014

Chris C said...

You could start a shop with that stash lol. It looks like you had a wonderful time, thanks for offering up a RAK for those of us who couldn't get there.
PS I adore those big fisk-a-teer coloured raindots.
Christine C #2264

Paul said...

WOW....what a haul.....
Lorraine L.
#3700

Lesa said...

You and Jen must be the Queens of the warehouse sale. Great shopping! Awesome RAK and so sweet of you. I don't blog but will be sure to invite all my friends to come take a look.
WTG!

Christine said...

Does your DH know how much you spent? If so and he is still your DH, can you have him call my DH and let him know that $50 is nothing to freak out about? LOL
Have fun with all your new treasures and I've got my fingers crossed for the RAK!! Bye!

The Goodnights said...

Louise like you I didn't know they made so many raindots, how cool is that.
Shelly #4105

sandyh50 said...

Wow Louise, you had a big day at the warehouse. Take care with the back! I absolutely love raindots! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

sandy 4165

nancy said...

OMG -- what an amazing time you had (except for your poor back)! I never knew there were so many different kinds of raindots, but thank you for the chance to win some.

rayasunshine said...

I would love to win this!! Tks for RAKing all this :=)

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

rayasunshine sent me by. What an awesome time you must have has.

connie said...

WOW! look at the raindots! loved the video.
connie #2909

Gail said...

I can't imagine a Fiskars warehouse sale! sounds awesome!

Karee Sue said...

Wow those are great, I love raindots. sounds like you have lots of fun except for the back pain.

stamprgrl said...

wow! that is the mother of all sales!!!!

-- dalis

Brenmarie said...

Rain Dots!!!??!!!! Like Them??? I love them! If I'd have a million packages... I might share one but then I wouldn't have enough. I just LOVE them. Can't find them around here yet

Sandy said...

Wow, I so wish we had a Fiskars warehouse in Australia. I would be in heaven.

I'm glad that you had an awesome day.

Sandy

RobinV said...

That looks like an amazing day with friends. Would love some raindots.

Cher said...

OMGARSH! Count me in! LUV raindots! and I didn'tknow they had that many either! but so jealous u could spend 400 in one trip LOL..my hubby would have my head! If I were to win it would be fine to split it with another person...I share well! ty for the chance, Cher

ahiltz said...

WOW! What a fabulous sale that must have been!!! I was drooling looking at all of those packages all over the place! Yummy stuff you bought and that is so sweet of you to share some of your loot with a lucky poster here! :)

Heather said...

Now that is a huge SCORE!!!! Such a lucky duck :) I am green with envy!

Holly said...

Wow! Even though the wait time was long, what a haul! Fun!

Nic said...

Oh my goodness! Thats not a raindot shower, its a raindot monsoon!! Thanks for sharing!

Celeste B. said...

WOW - that is a haul fo scrap goodness. And what a RAK - didn't know they had so many raindots.

Carla Rae said...

Thump! That's my Jaw hitting the floor...LOL, I would love to have some Raindots...I posted it on my blog..
http://momthememorymaker.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting this contest!

Josie0602 said...

Carla Rae mentioned this on her blog...http://momthememorymaker.blogspot.com/


Looks like you had a great time shopping. I wish we had great things like that here in our state!

Deanne said...

Wow that's a lot of stuff I am so Jealous! I bet you had a blast! Get some rest now and enjoy your goodies! Crla Rea sent me from her blog....

Groovy Deborah said...

The answer is yes, yes, yes I do like RAINDOTS!!!

Eww I hope your back gets better; I am with you this morning. I went out for a bike ride yesterday and geez I am feelin it today! Be well Fiskasista :)

Congrats on getting some GREAT shopping done!!!
Deb♥

Prairie Girl said...

Hi there! My friend Carla from http://momthememorymaker.blogspot.com sent me here. This contest is great!

Patricia said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff! I love raindots! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

apanf- willowtraders

Jingle said...

Wow! That is a lot of stuff! Carla Rae sent me over!

Barb said...

That's a whole lot of raindots. The weather up here fits your RAK (smile). It's been raining on and off for the last couple days. :)

The Hawkinson's said...

OH MY DOG!! That pile is so dreamy! I would have loved to ride on your shoulder and see all you did. I was garage saleing this morning and felt the true rush of Spring! Deals, Deals, Everywhere! Although, I almost knocked a gal down just to look at some Resue Heros for my sons; that she already paid for(very embarrassing!) Enjoy the goods!

Ladybug Linda said...

I am new and this is the first I have heard of raindots. Looks like you had great fun.

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

I'm so glad your shopping was successful! Take it easy today! Thanks for putting together a RAK as well. Barb

Mary said...

Wow, what a stash, I am so jealous! I love raindots too, you made a great haul of fun stuff. It was good seeing you on Saturday. I'm sorry I did not make it to the sale, but my hubby isn't :) Mary #5509

luv2stamp said...

Sorry to hear about your back pain hope you feel better soon..you have an awesome looking stash lucky is the winner who will get them..Thanks for the Chance!!

Mardi said...

Honest to goodness Louise, I really do not think I could keep up with you! What a load of goodies!

Shannon Smith said...

Okay, there's a puddle from me drooling. Count me in!! I love raindots!!!

Nathalie said...

WOW!!! That is some serious shopping!!!!!!! :D I wish I lived near a Fiskars warehouse!

Peggy VanDomelen said...

I can only imagine how much fun it must have been to be at this sale! It's nice to know I am not the only one who doesn't understand the concept of a dining room actually being used for family meals!
You are very kind to be sharing...I'll be keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed!

Vicky's Place said...

OMG! So cool. I love raindots and I am in awe of how much fun that must of been.

Julia said...

What a great story!!! And what a trooper--I know about back pain, so I really feel for you....

BTW, I LOVE raindots!!! So much fun to see what else is available...

Julia

Jenny B in Indy said...

I've already won something from you so don't put me in the running.. I just wanted to let you know how blessed you are.
I paid $4 for those Summer raindots.. they are super expensive!!
Love your hull and am going over to Jen's blog now to see the videos! You two are some really lucky ladies :)

Maureen said...

I've never seen some of these raindots. I would love to hit a sale like that

Scrappy Rat said...

Holy Frijoles, you lucky girl! I'm drooling over those heart-shaped rain dots you found! So cool!

katherine said...

WOW WOW WOW all those dots u sure had fun shopping. Thanks for this chance.

{jennie} said...

Wow. You found some great goodies. Wish I could have shopped with you and Jen.
Jennie K