I went to Kohls on Saturday night and was thrilled to come across an amazing deal on a few bathroom/kitchen mats that I've been in need of. Our house has been coming along quite slowly due to financial restrictions but we really needed a few rugs to help with warming up the floors and with decreasing the amount of dirt that was being tracked inside.
I am quite picky when it comes to materials. I really like natural fibers and am not a fan of "plastic" rugs that have come onto the scene in the form of indoor/outdoor rugs. I'm a hypocrite when I say this because we have a huge one sitting in our living room right now. But in defense, I am rather looking forward to selling it on Craigslist and purchasing a nice wool one.
Anywhoooooooo, I grabbed a couple of these nice little woven mats by Eco-Brights and took them to the price scanner. I wasn't expecting them to be on sale because they weren't included on the little "sale" pricing screen. So you can imagine my surprise when they popped up clearanced out at $2.99! I wanted to cry. I did have to fan myself off though. I immediately sent photos of them to my sister but the snob (JK Diana) didn't feel the colors worked in her place. Luckily they'll work in mine!
I ended up getting 4 of them. The colors are a little off in the photos but what can you expect from a cell phone, huh? They ended up coming to $2.39 since I had a 20% off coupon. Not too shabby for a girl on a budget, huh?
I love them because they really hide the dirt (until I get to wash them... weekly, of course)! They also remind me of my Grandma, which is always a good thing.
I got a larger one that wasn't on clearance but it was originally $90 and I only paid $28 for it. It's now warming up my kitchen floor. It's a lovely teal with bright green stripes. One of these days I'll be ready to post more photos of the place. It's just a slow (yet praiseworthy) process right now.
HALLELUJAH for our trials! (It's not always easy for me to remember to praise God through these things, but it's wonderful to have friends who are there to remind us that "decorating a house" is not much of a trial. Wisely said.)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, -James 1:2
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.- Philippians 4:6-7