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!