I was Christmas shopping for others. I was not shopping for myself. I just want to clarify that up front. We were at IKEA, which is a major weakness for me. I probably shouldn’t have been there in the first place, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this pillow cover. At only $5.00, I couldn’t pass it up. I bought the standard $2.99 insert which made this 20×20 pillow a pretty good deal for $7.99 total. It fits into my ever-expanding bedroom collection quite nicely.
I also bought this kitchen timer in green for $1.99. (I’m too lazy to take a picture, but it looks just like this one from IKEA’s website.) I purchased it because every kitchen timer we have it battery-operated and they’re all dead. We have a timer on our oven but I always forget to set it for some reason. This is the kind that you wind and it ticks loudly until it shrilly rings. It’s perfect for me because I get distracted and it’s hard to ignore it as opposed to the battery-operated timer’s soft “beep, beep, beep”. Plus, I love the colors! They’re very happy colors. I might buy a yellow one the next time I’m there because I could use more than one timer. So far, it’s worked great! When I was at the store, I set it to make sure it worked and it went off in our cart 10 minutes later in a completely different department. There was a poor lady in the aisle that nearly jumped a mile. I felt really bad and apologized. I told her I had set it to make sure that it worked and she laughed. She said it was definitely working, ha ha. Thankfully she was a good sport about it.
So what about you? Did you buy anything for yourself when you were out holiday shopping for others?