Sunday, September 25, 2022

Neat Things That Followed Me Home...

Neat Stuff That Followed Me Home...

Feels like Fall around here - and some new things followed me home from a few places during the last few weeks.

Did a "Target Run" this week and was happy to see the Mrs. Meyer's Fall collection.  I had pulled out the last of what I purchased last year in Apple Cider scent and used it all up yesterday.  Love the Fall Leaves scent and it will make cleaning up after dinner fun.

I will admit I have a thing about dishes.  I love them - and downsizing meant I did get rid of some of our sets.   Our everyday white dishes ( that can be dressed up or down) had seen better days.  Stumbled upon these in our local Boscov's - do you have Boscov's near you ?  They are simple and I love the textured edges of the little beading on the sides.  I am a bit of a perfectionist...

So, when I got them home and washed them I noticed that one mug had a "blip" on the handle - right where your thumb would be - and one of the dishes had mark on the edge.  I had purchased two sets of 4 and when I was leaving the register the clerk told me to save my sales slip and if there were any that were not right to bring them back.  I was skeptical - but I took those pieces back and they exchanged them for two others in an open box used for display.  We have been loving our new dishes...the mugs have such a nice "feel".
I have been seeing these Blue Diamond pans advertised on television and thought they looked interesting.  Our pots and pans are Analon brand and about 15 years old.  They have held up great - except for the frying pans.  I was able to get this Blue Diamond pan on sale at Kohl's - and I had a coupon and 20 dollars in Kohl's Cash - and it was on sale - so it was a steal.  I was tempted to purchase the entire pots and pans set, but wanted to try this one first.   It is great - eggs slide right out and it cleans up well.   I don't think I will purchase the set, but I am on the lookout for the large, deep, covered fry pan.
We are off on a trip in the future and needed new carry on luggage - something with wheels.  We had nice tote bags that matched our luggage, but they got heavy carrying them through the airports.  We found these American Tourister models at Kohl's at 50% off...and I had a 30% coupon so we grabbed them.  I think they will be perfect for our carry on item and hold enough so that we will have some clothes if our luggage gets lost.  Been hearing horror stories of people not getting their luggage for days....or even for the entire trip.  I know there are folks who can go for an entire two weeks with just this size case - I am not one of those people.  We will check a bag and carry this with us...or roll this with us!
Fortunate to have a Talbots outlet near my home and they were having a big sale.  The stripped top is summery and will be for next year, but the T by Talbots top is going to be a great travel item.
And, of course I had to make a stop at my local Dollar Tree...where I never leave empty handed.  The Hallmark greeting cards they sell at a discount price are worth the trip, but some other great things made it into my basket...
These name brand (peds) trouser socks are a great color variety and I needed some new ones for the Fall and Winter.  6 pair for 1.25!

I can never have too much glitter....

Dollar Tree tea towels/dish cloths are not the best quality - but they are cute and I like to keep some on hand to wrap around a loaf of homemade bread to take as a hostess gift.

Had to pick up these...soon it will be time for pumpkin muffins and these will be perfect! You can find the recipe I have been using for pumpkin muffins for many years here - 

More glitter filler....found some in bronze and gold, too.

And...could not resist these skeleton salad tongs!  Not sure if we will be entertaining anyone during the Halloween holiday, but I had to have these!
And...all of the Christmas and Winter items were starting to show up in Dollar Tree this week.  I made myself not even look...until I see what I tucked away from last year.
What has "followed you home" recently?  I would love to hear from you - please leave a comment below.  Thanks so much for stopping by Our New Vista !


  1. You've bought some nice items Ann. I like Mrs. Meyers cleaning spray and I bet that smells great. The new dishes are nice and I like the carry on bag too. I hope you have a nice week Ann.

  2. I just got some of the Mrs Meyers Apple Cider hand wash and I love it! I got some fall candles from Trader Joe's and Aldi. I'm trying not to buy any fall decor until I see what I have but I did get a checked pumpkin at Dollar Tree. You've found some great things! That is exciting about your trip and the new carry on bags. I agree that mugs have to have the right feel. We do have a Boscovs but I haven't been in awhile.

  3. Love all of your Fall finds! I too found a few things for Fall, mini pumpkins, pumpkin candles and of course pumpkin soap. I've never heard of Boscovs? I will have to look it up. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your fun fall finds. Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns


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