Wishlist at Target

TGIF everyone! The weather is so good today, so I’m feeling peppy. Am I the only person that cannot resist all the new products that Target is constantly pushing out? I am trying not to load up on seasonal home decor like Valentine’s Day and Spring, BUT there are still other things that I want.

For instance, I am going to be a little heartbroken if I don’t find these dinosaur planters ($5) at Target. I just love dinosaurs and the bright colors. It’s also a great excuse to get more succulents. The DCPI is 234-21-0390 if you want to check on Brickseek if it’s in stock.

And then I saw these signs that are only $3 from the Bullseye’s Playground too. The DCPI is 234-21-0404. I think they will look cute in our laundry closet. Yep, we don’t have a laundry room at our house, but it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try to make the closet look cute. I mean look at Emily Henderson’s old laundry closet!


Finally, Target has Buy 1 Get 1 Free on select Wii U video games. I feel like we have absolutely wasted our money buying the Wii U because we rarely use it since the games are always too expensive to buy.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Third week of 2018

How did everyone’s week go? I ought to post my weekly update on Mondays! We had a pretty ordinary week where we spent most of our time indoors. It’s so easy to come up with excuses. I only went outside for a brisk walk around the neighborhood on Friday when it was 57°F (14°C). My silly dog wouldn’t even walk past our driveway which made me sad because we really need to exercise more.

I can also tell you that it’s incredibly hard to do a lot when my husband works the afternoon shift (4pm-12am). It always feels like no one can comprehend how difficult it is for us to hang out with people of normal schedules. His usual sleeping hours are 8am to 3pm. That leaves us with only a few hours in the weekend to run errands and meet up with people. Why are there not more people like Mariah Carey who prefers linner (late dinner) over bunch? Everyone is pretty much in zombie mode by 10pm, and that’s kind of our prime time. I also really hope we would start cycling in the wee hours of the morning in Spring just to get some exercise in daylight because it keeps me from getting too cranky.

Homemade Torta

Food wise, Larry made Torta (which is a Mexican Sandwhich that we love) since there were some sirloin steaks that were marked down at Walmart. Here’s his recipe.

Larry’s Homemade Torta


  • Italian Bread
  • Steak (Any cut that you prefer. We like ribeye, but we usually get whatever is on sale)
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded Cheese (Optional)
  • Spices (Paprika, Cumin*, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Onion Powder)


  1. Marinate steak with spices for at least an hour.
  2. Grill steak to your preference. (I like it medium well. Larry likes him medium cooked.)
  3. Let steak rest for at least 5 minutes after it is cooked. Cut into small pieces.
  4. Add a light coat of Mayonnaise on Italian bread and brown it on a skillet.
  5. Add tomato, lettuce, avocado, steak and cheese to the Italian bread.

*Tip: Go easy on the cumin.

Homemade Meatballs

We also had success making meatballs last week. We made them with Italian sausage, ground turkey, ground beef, crackers and an egg. It is awesome how they taste so much better when you add different kinds of meat in it. I had enough leftovers that I made a meatball soup a few days later with potatoes, carrots and celery.

As for shopping, I scored two Magnolia Hearth & Hand stoneware dessert bowls for $1.18 each (from $3.99) thanks to someone who posted it on Instagram. I can’t remember exactly who, but they said to scan the prices to check if they are on clearance. Same thing for the hammock. AllThingsTarget.com posted them on clearance at $14.98 (down from $49.99), so I tried to see if it’s lower than the price tag and it was. I felt like I was more ahead of the Target employees at pricing their products which was pretty funny.

I also dragged Larry and his nephews all the way to Atwoods because I wanted to get some seed potatoes early. Didn’t find them, but got some seed onions and some Burpee seeds that are 40% off instead. Also got a pink camo seat that you can attach to five-gallon buckets for $5.94 that was down from $9.99.

Post-Christmas Target Haul 2017/2018

Following Instagram accounts and blogs that updates all the new items in Target’s clearance is the best and worst thing that I have done to myself. I feel like it has made me even more addicted to Target. Case in point? It was 4°F (-15°C) early this morning, and I dragged my husband out to two Targets near me even though I’ve already gotten some good deals the last two days.

We were so lucky to find the last few Philips Christmas LED Illuminate Starter Kits at 90% off. Our new house will finally have outdoors lights for Christmas next year! I can hardly wait. We may actually put some of the mini string lights up just to familiarize ourselves with the Philips Illuminate app.

Without further ado, I present you our loot.

Christmas Lights from Target Clearance Post Christmas 2017/2018

Philips Christmas Lights from Target Clearance Post Christmas 2017/2018

Febreeze, Soap and Glory Gift Set, Yesto Mask from Target Clearance Post Christmas 2017/2018

Items from Target Clearance Post Christmas 2017/2018

  • Washi Tape – $1
  • Starbucks Ornaments – $2.38(70% off)
  • Mini Roses Grow Kit – $3
  • Red Sports Jacket for Dogs – $2.99 (70% off)
  • Maltesers Christmas Gift Box – $1.24 (75% off)

Have a great 2018, everyone!

2017 Christmas Haul from Target’s Bullseye’s Playground

2017 Christmas Mantle

Here is my messy Christmas mantle this year. It’s a mishmash of new and old stuff. I think my favorite buy from Target’s Bullseye’s Playground this year are the $3 ceramic tealight candle holder houses. I wish they had more designs, but it’s also fun to collect them over the years if they continue to put out new ones. There were $1 and $3 bottlebrush trees that come in silver, gold, white and ombre pink. Many people on the Target Facebook groups love the $5 sleigh. It looks really good when you add gnomes or even the $2 fake snowballs that Target is also selling.

Target Bullseye's Playground Christmas Haul 2017

Am I the only one that can’t resist all the Christmas stationery, especially when they are all $1 to $3? The stamps, ink pads and sticker labels are a dollar each. The Christmas cards (16pcs) and gift wrapping tissue paper were $3. The snow globe jars are also $3, so I grabbed all three designs.

Last but not the least, there are many garlands and signs for $3. The designs for the garlands are a little on the kiddish side, but I had to get at least one garland. I ended up purchasing the reindeer garland to go with some decor I got from Dollar Tree and the multi-color lights garland. The Merry Christmas sign above my mantle and the Fresh Cut Christmas Trees sign (pictured below) are both $3 which is quite a steal if you ask me.

Let me know if you need the DCPI for any of the items. I’ll try to find them for you to track them down on brickseek.com.

Christmas 2017 Dinning Room

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The secret to get the best deals in Target

Hi everyone, sorry for taking such a long break. I’m trying to recover from my flu and sore throat after our trip to visit Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and Los Angeles early November. I can’t wait to tell you more. For now, I’m going to share how I shop for my home decor at Target.

Target has a section of good deals in the stores. It’s called Bullseye’s Playground and the items cost either $1, $3 or $5. So far, I have realized that they stock up their seasonal items about one to two months ahead of time. Halloween items were available around end August, and Christmas items have been out since 1st November.

The more I dig into the items that they release each season, the more I realize I need to up my game. Here’s my secret:

Through Instagram

Through Facebook

  • Join the Facebook groups that posts good deals on Target. I have been pretty obsessed with Bullseye’s Playground Fanatics. Nothing beats chatting with a group of people who like the same things you do. Lots of people are really helpful and friendly too.

Track the items you like thru Brickseek

  • Brickseek.com is a great site to track down the items that you want. It works for a few stores beyond Target too. What I usually do is find the DPCI of the items I want from Target and use Brickseek to find out which Target outlet still has the item. So far, it has been very accurate for me. Most people on Instagram or Facebook would tell you the DPCI number if you ask them. The numbers are usually located on the price tag of the item itself.


Let me know if you have any questions, or if you love Target as much as I do. 😉

My favorite pieces from Target Project 62™

Living Room w Project62

Our living room is still pretty plain even though we have moved in for close to a year. Furnishing a house is just so expensive that we would probably take quite a few years to complete everything. As you can see, our priority is comfort for our living room. My husband insisted that we get recliners, so we got a two seater recliner as well as a regular three seater because that was cheaper. Our coffee table was a steal ($30) from an estate sale. I think it’s a West Elm piece that had damaged corners. The rug was left behind from the previous house owner.

I decided to put together some of the Target Project 62™ pieces just for fun because a girl can dream right? We are missing a small end table, and I thought the Mawr Metal Accent Table would look great at the corner along with the Cohasset Table Lamp. The pink tone of the table lamp will go well with the art pieces I picked for the wall. I threw in some cushions too because we don’t have any at the moment.

Target Project 62

1. Framed Knots Decorative Wall Sculpture   2. Framed Abstract Watercolor Wall Canvas 3. You Are My Sunshine Wall Décor *This is the only piece not from Project 62™* 4. Color Block Throw Pillow 5. Solid Textured Throw Pillow 6. Mawr Metal Accent Table White Marble/Gold
7. Cohasset Table Lamp 8. Round Wire Basket Medium – Copper 9. Hello Doormat

I would also love to get the copper Round Wire Basket for my dining room since I would usually have garden harvest sprawling all over. Last but not the least, isn’t that a cute doormat! I think it will probably be the only item I would buy.. due to my lack of spare cash!

Image credit: http://www.target.com