This Mother’s Day I got to do one of the things I rarely have time for: I’m not talking about spa time or a sit down brunch. I’m talking about simple retail therapy. For me retail therapy is not about big purchases. It’s about the little things. Finding the perfect mirror for my guest bath, a pair of sandals for my kid who’s had a growth spurt, a delicious smelling soap for my kitchen. These things are so mundane, and yet bring me so much joy. Lately, finding time for a leisurely shopping trip, has been completely impossible.
My shopping trips are usually accomplished blitzkrieg style – in & out in under five minutes.I purchased all the vases and incidental decor for my daughter’s bat mitzvah while shopping in this fashion, two year old in tow. Time is not the only asset I can’t afford to waste. I’m pinching pennies as well. Which means that shopping usually induces guilt. But not at Homegoods. This is one of my favorite go-to stores because there is almost always something I genuinely need there, at a decent price. What a win. I get to go shopping, and feel good about it too. Today I had time to peruse, a whole unheard of hour!
I only spent $40 at Homegoods but I got a lot of great stuff including a bright cheerful turquoise colander that made me want to smile. I can already see the garden fresh berries in.
I wasn’t surprised to find many other moms out shopping today along with me. It was chilly and blustery here in So Cal and why not? Sometimes the biggest treat is a little time to treat yourself.
Did you shop on Mother’s day? What did you buy?