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Me and the Fam! I have news. A few weeks ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. It was my second COVID/lockdown birthday and I wasn't even sad about it. I'm not a huge birthday bash kind of girl, so not having to break the news to everyone that there would be no crazy party felt sooooooo good.  I've thought a lot about this post. About turning 40. What do I want to share here to help document this milestone birthday? When my kids look back and read this online journal so to speak, what do I want them to know about what I was thinking on May 11, 2021? And here's what I came up with: On celebrating my special day: COVID birthdays aren't so bad as an adult. Sure they suck shit for kids (can't have a party, can't see their family and friends, hardly any presents because said parties are a no-no). But for me, as an adult, I understand why I can't party it up with like 50 of my closest friends and family members. I understand that a Vegas trip is out of the questi

Costco Fashion Finds: Is That Even a Thing?

Did I mention I'm not really a selfie taking pro yet? 

When I was a kid, I used to HATE getting dragged to Costco. No idea why. I just hated going. I was also ultra mortified if my parents even THOUGHT about buying my clothes there. Sooo uncool mom. So uncool. 

Now, fast forward like 100 years later, I'm OBSESSED with Costco. I follow every "Costco Find" Instagram account and am like a top commenter/over sharer in my local Costco finds Facebook group.

Last Friday night, I was psyched. My hubby took the kids tobogganing and I, decked out with a mask and hand sanitizer went to Costco to pick up groceries for the week. I prewarned my husband not to look at any online banking or credit card statements later that night. I was a mom on the loose. We are under strict COVID-19 lockdown measures and I hadn't left the house in weeks. My mission was simple. I was going to spend as much time looking at every single item in that store...even if it killed me. And even if I didn't need said items.

Look don't judge me. YOU DON'T KNOW!!! Every store is closed. No Winners. No Home Sense. No DSW. No Sephora or MAC, or .... no MALLS!!!!! All I had in my life were the staples: the grocery store, Walmart, and the LCBO. I needed to get the hell out of this house. Costco was my ticket. And baby...I cashed that sucker in so hard.

I walked every aisle. I gazed at the pots and pans, examined every towel, and cried a little at the thought of no more taste testing stations (I totally could have gotten a free dinner out of this trip). I had a great time. 

I can't pretend I saved so much money (I may have passed out when I saw the total...just kidding) or bought some really amazingly tasty treats (my groceries were pretty basic that day) but I did pick up a few sweaters and leggings for myself and sweaters for the kids. All I want are comfy clothes that look cute but are loose and amazing, and won't break the bank, and these fashion finds definitely delivered on that front. Everything was between $12.99 and $14.99. I didn't take any pics of the leggings. I mean, they're black, made of cotton, have a comfy waistband and came folded in a package of two for $12.99. Does it get more tragic than that? If only my 12 year old self could see me now!

Here's a peek at the two sweaters I bought though...both from Buffalo Jeans...both super soft, lose, covers my mom butt, and looks good with those cotton leggings I splurged on. HA!

Buffalo Jeans Sweaters from Costco (black with stars, red with hearts)

Do you have Costco weakness? How do you get out of there without spending $300+? Is that even a thing? If so...please share your secrets!

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  1. OMG, Jen, you are hilarious! That was really fun to read! All I can say is that I totally relate. Every once every few months or so when I realized I haven't even stepped outside of my house for weeks, I seize any opportunity to go browse the thrift stores (I don't have a Costco near me). Those sweatshirts are super cute and I am sure the leggings cannot be all that tragic! Thanks for linking up with me and making me laugh!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  2. We have Bj's near us (and not Costco) but I did buy myself some velvet leggings when we went in December and with our family of 3 we rarely get out with less than $300 worth of food and stuff.

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  3. I had no idea that Costco Finds was a thing but I def going to find a few IG accounts to follow. Last year after our area's first lockdown, the non-essentials areas of the stores that were blocked off in the those that were allowed to be opened. Not much is sadder than seeing the center area of Costco walled off by pallets and stacks of detergent, soda, and assorted automotive products. And we never get out of Costco without spending at least $200.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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