Tuesday, March 1, 2016

candy jar woes


 So.. I was at Homegoods and I saw a big jar in their Easter section filled with Easter candy with big foil wrapped bunnies in it.. I can't describe it well, but believe me when I say it was stinking cute!  I wanted it but it was 39.00 and I couldn't make myself spend 39.00 on a jar of Easter candy.   If I had been thinking more clearly, I would have realized that I will end up spending that much on candy for all my kids and pies and that I could have enjoyed looking at it on the kitchen counter right up to Easter day and then I could have given them all the candy.. or I could have just never eaten any of it and just put it out year after year.  (I have some foil wrapped bunnies and chicks that I've had for years that I store away each year! lol!  I hope no one ever tries to eat them! lol!)  
Anyways...    so like I normally do, I became obsessed and couldn't stop thinking about that stupid jar of Easter cuteness.  Homegoods is an hour away and I just couldn't make myself go back to spend all that money on it.   But..  I SHOULD have!  lol!  Because then I got the idea to make my own.  And by the time I bought the jar, the 4 big bunnies and all the other candy fillers.. I spent MORE then the 39.00.. and it didn't turn out even remotely close to being as cute as the jar at Homegoods..  soo..  I am seriously considering giving this jar of candy away and going to buy the stupid jar at Homegoods..  Do not do the math because then you will realize just how deep the sickness goes..   Lol!! and dont judge me! LOL!!   I know Im a little nuts.  If I go back and buy that jar.. I'll surely post a picture! 


 In other news, I spent the weekend putting out all my Easter cuties and also working.. (work notes.. lots of them...)   As for the decorating.. it is getting more overwhelming as the years go by.  But I don't see myself cutting back anytime soon.  well, I suppose that's not totally true.  I only put out the things I love.  there were a few things that didnt make the cut.  The problem is that I LOVE SO MUCH!   lol!! 


I only have 4 bins of Easter stuff and buy Sunday afternoon I was already dreading putting Halloween out!  LOL!!!!!  SERIOUSLY!


But in the end.. the cuteness wins and now its done and the only obsessing going on is whether or not to take a trip to the Homegoods store! heehee..  (I probably wont...)
Happy March first!  
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

16 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm starting the chant right now! HOME GOODS! HOME GOODS! HOME GOODS! Go get the jar! it will make you sooo happy and you are going to be buying and trying all different things to duplicate it again and again when in reality you should just go BUY THE JAR! : Maggie

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I know exactly how it happened that you spend $100 on candy to put in a big jar!! Really!! I DO!! love all your Easter decor. I used to decorate for Easter like that when the kids were small. The Egg Hunts were so much fun..especially when the weather was icky and we had it inside.
xx, Carol

Susie said...

Viv, You cracked me up. LOL I love all your sweet Easter things. You have got your place looking very spring like. My mom won a chocolate covered bunny , one Easter at church, for bringing the most people with her...well it was her own kids. LOL.Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Cindy said...

What cute Easter things! I plan to work on mine today. I don't have nearly as much as you do. I understand your obsessing about the candy! Sometimes we just have to take the plunge or we regret it! LOL!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

The Homegoods saga is quite funny...I think you should go pick it up. Lucky you with the Easter stuff out...Im just pulling out my bins.

Theresa said...

I usually take a picture of things that I would love to have, and that is enough for me! LOVE all of your Easter pretties! I hope I can get up the energy to get my Easter tubs from the attic. Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Following along with the chant HOMEGOODS! HOMEGOODS! If you are anything like me you won't get it out of your head till you have it but the problem is when you go back someone else already sniped it..LoL... Love all the Whimsy.Cute as a bunny's butt....smile...~Amy

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love you, Viv! You are just like me. I get obsessed with a holiday idea and can't stop!! We have a nasty snow storm going on again today and I'm determined to get some Easter out after I make the wicked commute home. Yippee for Easter and spring treasures!

carol fun said...

Oh Viv...you have lots of company where seasonal decorating is concerned... I hauled my stuff out last week and after spending hours getting everything set up I was pooped! And Homegoods, oh my goodness... I have a love/hate relationship with that store. I LOVE their stuff and ther prices are good but I always spend more than I plan... this last trip I got a gorgeous Spring wreath for my front door... and some egg cups with chicken feet...and another cake stand. Cake stands are a BIG weakness of mine and they ALWAYS have a cute one that calls my name. This time there were at least 8 I could have taken home so I thought I was virtuous when I only bought one. I LOVE all your Easter goodies... so cute... and to echo everyone else... GO BACK TO HOMEGOODS! hugs!

Lynn said...

I took a half vaca day today and saw that jar at HomeGoods you're talking about-it's soooo cool! My thought was, some guy will buy it (they don't mind spending the money). I have no doubt yours is really cute too:@)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Viv you are cracking me up! Why does that happen when we leave something? Makes you want it more. We understand... bet everyone one of us has returned to buy something we left, lol. Wow you really have lots of Easter bins! I have maybe half a bin, and would like to keep it that way, lol. Keep showing us your cuties. :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Just go get the Bunny Jar at HG and then you can enjoy it and be happy!
warmly,
deb

bj said...

I did the same thing about a Mackenzie*Childs tea kettle...obsessed over one forever...too much money....couldn't justify it....wanted it...bought if finally and have enjoyed every single day since....go get that jar of cuteness before it's gone...forty bucks won't make or break ya....and I just linked up to follow you thru Google Friend Connect...xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Hi....you made me laugh because I am just the same way! Oh well....it makes us happy!
love your blog !

Nancy

Susan Clayton said...

Sooo much cuteness! I have cut back on the decorating but it is hard. I pretty much skipped St Valentines Day.
I hear and understand the obsession.
But you are so right about the cost. The trouble with Home Goods etc is if you don't buy it when you see it you lose out. Sometimes things just need to ride around in my cart for awhile. I have sworn next year the center will be stuffed with paper or something. Jann @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson says she says her candy in jars from year to year. I will tell you the same thing I told her. Not happening here! I congratulate myself if the candy makes in to a jar before I eat it.
Happy March, Happy end of winter!

Cheryl said...

lol... I can soooooooooooooo relate to what your saying!