It’s Day 43 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and recently I experienced the joy of TJMaxxing life for a team member, JT’s, new little life. If you know me at all or have ever read this blog, the fact that TJ Maxx is one of my happy places is no secret. I’ve been a Maxxinista since long before the term came into use. The official meaning is “A person who shops at discount designer department store T.J.Maxx. One who finds unique and original designer items at discount prices. Some individuals are obsessed with the store and even know what days they have new merchandise arriving.” This describes me almost to a T –– one of my nicknames –– other than the word obsessed. Although I do know my store’s new merchandise arrives on Wednesdays….Sorry. Not sorry! Seriously though, I have yet to find another store where one can find as much quality bang for so few bucks. Take for instance below: A normally pricey Boppy, four Carter’s long sleeve Onesies and coordinating socks, a huge gift bag with tissue paper included for a fraction of what a small bag costs alone elsewhere! My team was tickled with what I chose on their behalf as the designated baby shower shopper. : ) Of course, this store makes scoring big simple! And being a good steward of resources! So thankful TJ Maxxing life enabled me to represent the team and bless JT’s new little life.
Shopping is one of my superpowers. I can spot great finds from across the store and leap whole aisles in a single bound in order to snag them at bargain prices. When I’m doing it, I know I’m operating in my strengths zone because I lose all sense of time and can do it for hours on end without tiring. For me, it’s a creative outlet. As I peruse clothes, shoes, and handbags, I’m styling my wardrobe or that of a loved one or client in my mind so we can own our unique sense of style. And when turned loose in the home department, I’m decorating personal and professional spaces to be beautiful, comfortable and functional –– the three tenets of Shabby Chic design –– no matter the decor style. Being able to shop for someone else feels like shopping on purpose because I’m helping them maximize beauty and their best lives. Doing this for JT –– a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Swan with a true servant’s heart who gives so freely of herself serving others –– it’s a privilege to serve and give back to her. In that sense I’m maximizing beauty and my best life, too.
So thankful for this godly woman, wife, mother, daughter and member of our team. And for my favorite retailer that allowed me to be a Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose Maxxinista who TJ Maxxed life in order to bless JT’s new little one.
What about you? Need a special something for someone at home or in the office? Why not be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic and TJ’s Maxx their life and your own?
Day 110 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project set a record. As a new blogger, I received my highest number of likes on yesterday’s image consultation post from other bloggers. More than any time since I started blogging daily at the beginning of May, I felt welcomed into the blogosphere community. This was especially meaningful because it was one of the most rewarding consultations I’ve done. And the response the client received last night and today has been overwhelming – in such a good way.
In addition to the above, I’m giddy because I scored a Shabby Chic inspired screen that I spied at TJMaxx prior to my client arriving yesterday. Because the day was about her, not me, I didn’t even ask that it be held for me. But when I got home and kept thinking about it, I realized it might solve two interior design dilemmas. The first is that I have a serious dislike of the gray faux stone fireplace wall in my living room. Hate is a strong word, but, I’m just saying…To me, it’s ugly and massive. The worst combination. The second is that my attempts to hang my authentic Simply Shabby Chic tole white sconce from said wall have proven futile. And just for the record, Command Strips do NOT work on faux stone. Tried that and it was a colossal fail.
Afraid that the fantastic folding screen would be gone, I called the store and was thrilled that it was still there. Thankfully, with all of my returns from my She Shed bedroom balcony styling, I had more than enough to pay for the screen. After driving home with it protruding over a foot out my back seat window, I lugged it home and was tempted to beg the renovation crew next door to “Ayudarme!” or “Help me!” in Spanish but thought better of letting a strange guys into my house when my hubby wasn’t home. At any rate, I wrangled the heavy thing inside, placed it against the wall, and transformed that dark corner! Even the sconce worked out, now hung from a tack stuck in the wood. Please don’t judge the photo with the chord dangling – unsightly! I just wanted to get a feel for what the sconce would look like before I rushed off to Zumba.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick, I love it when serendipity is at work. Because I was at a TJMaxx other than the one near my home, at a time of day that I usually wouldn’t have been there, I spied the screen. The fact that it was still there today and I scored it makes me believe it was more than sweet serendipity. I’d like to believe it was Someone blessing me because in doing the image consultation, I blessed someone else.
Do you have a serendipitous score story? Please share it! Thank you.