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At Home Store Fort Worth Texas

#AtHomeFinds at the new At Home Store

Does everyone remember Garden Ridge? Over the last year or so they all turned into the At Home store. At Home is a home decor superstore that has everything from seasonal holiday items to just about everything you need to decorate your home! I visited At Home this week that is opening in my neighborhood and I was so happy to see that there was SO many items that I wanted to buy and everything was so trendy. I won’t lie and tell you that the last time I went into Garden Ridge (prior to the change) that I was impressed, I wasn’t. It was underwhelming and not trendy – but I will tell you that At Home has really turned into a great store! I know I will be shopping there from now on.

at-home-store-ft-worth-02As you may or may not know, we are in the process of moving and I have so many things that I want/need to get once we move in. I found so many items while I was there, that I can’t wait to go back after we move in to start decorating our new home. I want to show you some of the different departments in the store and items that I plan on going back for!

Of course, one thing that everyone shops for there is seasonal decor – from Christmas Trees to inflatable, they have them and bigger than ever! at-home-store-ft-worth-03Lennox really wanted that big inflatable! She also loved the Christmas Trees. at-home-store-ft-worth-04After we cruised through the holiday stuff – we’ll be back for more of that closer to Christmas! I wanted to check out the chairs and sofa’s they had. We have a formal living room in our new house and no furniture for it! Finding items that won’t break the bank is one of my priorities too! I found this cute sofa for only $399! It was very comfortable and seemed well-built. at-home-store-ft-worth-09There were some great bar stools – every size, shape and color was available for under $100!at-home-store-ft-worth-08I also found these nice chairs – I think I may get one for my computer desk that is part of the living room.at-home-store-ft-worth-06If you don’t like those chairs – they have about 50 other ones to pick from!at-home-store-ft-worth-07And if you really are unsure of what goes together and you don’t want a true set – At Home has some great room displays set up around the store!at-home-store-ft-worth-01After leaving the chair/sofa department, we saw aisles upon aisles of pillows…at-home-store-ft-worth-10They really had every color of the rainbow! They also had aisles of wall decor from formal pieces to children’s pieces. at-home-store-ft-worth-11at-home-store-ft-worth-12

There really was a little bit of everything in the At Home store. I really am excited to go back when I have some more ideas in my mind of what I need to buy and can’t wait to decorate on a budget!

If you live in the North Fort Worth / Alliance area of Texas – your new neighborhood store, located at 2201 Porter Creek Drive has their grand opening THIS WEEKEND (starting Friday October 15th)! You don’t want to miss a weekend full of festivities, giveaways and great deals!

Note: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated in return for this post. All photos and opinions are 100% my own and true.

 

 

My thoughts on the #LillyforTarget collection

My Thoughts on Lilly Pulitzer at Target #LillyforTarget

So what are your thoughts on this whole #LillyForTarget thing? Personally – when I first heard that Lilly Pulitzer was going to have a limited collection at Target I was so excited. I grew up with Lilly Pulitzer clothing around me – I personally never had any, because it was WAY too expensive, but living in a resort/beach area – it was a tourist favorite. 

My thoughts on the #LillyforTarget collection

After hearing about it at Target, I then heard nothing for quite some time – but then April 19th date popped up and I set a reminder on my calendar to get to the store when it opened.

The Shopping Experience

April 18th came around and I got online in the evening, while I was doing some work and saw that some items were starting to become available on the mobile site. I jumped onto my phone, signed in with my Target RedCard and ordered a bathing suit, shirt and outfit for Lennox – 4 things, nothing major!

It was time for bed, so I didn’t wait for anything else. I had planned on getting up in the morning and heading to the store a FEW MINUTES before Target opened at 8am. I got to the store around 7:40 and saw there were already ~50 people in line. I went and stood in line with them – it was very calm, orderly and everyone was a little embarrassed to be standing in line for clothes but it was all in good fun. It was a lot of parents w/ their teenage daughter or mom’s of little girls. By the time we entered the store – there were probably ~150 people there.

The employees of Target were very friendly, joked around with us that they had the whole collection and that it looked great on HIM! We laughed, we got in line and understood that there was no running, no pushing, and no entering the store until the main lights came on.

The lights came on, everyone entered through the 2 doors and headed to the sections of Lilly Pulitzer items. This is where it started to get a little “crazy” but still NOTHING like “Black Friday Crazy”. People walked quickly (remember, no running!) to their section and grabbing what they wanted. I personally walked to the girls section, they had what I wanted – grabbed up the size I needed in a dress and a jumper. I then, grabbed a cell phone case in the accessories department and went to the toddler section to find 1 more dress I was looking for. I lastly headed to the woman’s department but it was already bare. Oh well – I personally wasn’t looking for too much for myself! On my way out I saw A LOT of people with very full carts – one lady even had about 10 beach bags… one lady was confronting her about it – but I walked away. 

Those people who get 10 of one item, or 1 item in 5 sizes, those are the people who drive me crazy. If you are getting a few dresses or outfits for yourself or children, I don’t have a problem with that – but lets not buy EVERYTHING on the rack. And let’s REALLY not buy everything to just re-sell. Maybe in the future Target should limit the number of items you can buy, so that they don’t sell out AS fast – but honestly, those people will still find a way to get it all. It would still be sold out in a day, just maybe a few hours versus a few minutes.

Spread the love people, SPREAD THE LOVE!

What I think about all of this…

So what do I think about the whole thing? If you check out Target Style on Facebook, people are PISSED OFF! Yes, they had website trouble, like EVERY big event and Black Friday shopping site that goes live at a certain time to a large audience – we should not be surprised by this anymore. I think the thing that I’m even more confused by is why people are so mad at the fact that they are already sold out – there were thousands of people in store shopping today, thousands online shopping last night when the site finally went live. Of course they are going to sell out fast! Maybe I’m being naive, but I went into this assuming that it would be similar to all their other designer collections – only available for a few hours, probably only 1 (possibly 2) shipments and that would be it. If you went into this thinking it was something that was in stock over and over again, I think you were sadly mistaken. It is amazing to see how much they probably spent on airtime for tv commercials – but at the same time, it worked right? The whole product line is sold out, they got a ton of shoppers in their stores, and Lilly Pulitzer will now have some new customers that had never heard or tried Lilly before. To me, that sounds like a good marketing “stunt” if you will.

What do you think? Am I being unrealistic with my thoughts? 

Speaking of LOVE – Lennox LOVED her new #LillyforTarget outfits! Each summer she usually has a Lilly Pulitzer dress that I find on Consignment at Just Between Friends Fort Worth, but since we were in Europe during the sale – I didn’t get one. Now she has some cute outfits for the summer and our trip to Cape Cod later this year! 

 

Trying out her new Lilly Pulitzer outfits 🙂 #lillyattarget #lillypulitzer #lillyfortarget

A photo posted by Heather Terrell (@heatherterrell) on

Honestly – near the beach or in a resort area – is where Lilly Pulitzer looks best – not in Dallas or Texas – especially on adults! 

 

  I think Lennox will be living in her #LillyForTarget #LillyPulitzer clothing this summer!   A photo posted by Heather Terrell (@heatherterrell) on

black friday trips and tricks

Black Friday Tips & Tricks

Black Friday is just over two weeks away. Personally – I love Black Friday. Not just because of the deals – It’s not AS amazing as it used to be – but because it’s the official kick off of the Christmas season – shopping, Christmas decorations, Christmas music, red Starbuck’s cups – It’s always a fun day for me! I never did black friday shopping as a kid. We didn’t have a lot of stores available really close to us on Cape Cod and it wasn’t as much of the hype I don’t think. But I remember going one year during college and have been hooked ever since.

I thought I would gather a few posts that will help everyone this Black Friday while you are out shopping or at least while you make your plan of attack!

black friday trips and tricks

Black Friday 2014 Tips & Tricks

We all have our iPhones and Androids while you are out shopping or even while you are planning your shopping trip. This post has a great list of 6 Must-Have Black Friday Apps!



Once you have your mobile apps – learn what you should NOT be buying on Black Friday with this What Not to Buy on Black Friday post!

Stores are opening earlier and earlier every year – Trying to figure out what stores open when? Here is a great list of 2014 Black Friday Store Opening Times.

Here are some tips on how to NOT Lose Your Mind While Shopping on Black Friday!

Want to get the in-store deals without going to the store? Here is how to get Black Friday Deals online!


Are you going to skip the stores and just shop online? Here are 7 Things No One Tells You About Online Black Friday Shopping

Here are 10 Huge Predictions for Black Friday 2014!

Make sure you are not overspending with this Black Friday Budget Plan Printable

And if you are not into shopping – then here are 15 Fun Family Activities for Black Friday that don’t include shopping!