• The Recovering Pessimist | My Favorite Places to Buy Smell Goods #HomeWithJoy | www.therecoveringpessimist.me | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist
    Home With Joy

    My favorite places to buy smell goods #HomeWithJoy

    There’s something about walking into a room that smells soooo good! It’s an instant mood booster. While I love shopping for smell goods, I also don’t want to spend too much money.

     

    I wanted to share some of my favorite stores to find smell goods & some of the specific items I’ve purchased from these stores. Without further adieu, here we go!

    TJ Maxx & Home Goods

    The candle sections of TJ Maxx and Home Goods are outstanding! There’s a wide variety of candle sizes and scents that are so affordable. I have no problem spending $10 for a huge 3-wick candle. Oh, and both stores sell candles by DW Home & Sand + Fog. #notsponsored

    Target

    Over the years, Target has upped its candle game. Some of their scents are close to popular candle brands and much cheaper. Target also has a pretty impressive variety of wax melts, oil diffusers, and room sprays. Next time you’re in the store, take a walk down the home scents aisles.

    Walmart

    I buy a lot of incense from Target. It smells delightful and I get at least 20 incense sticks for less than $2.00. A steal! They also have a huge variety of candles and wax melts that smell lovely.

    Bath and Body Works

    I love the wallflowers from Bath and Body Works. I love the range of scents. They’re on sale often and last quite a long time.

    Kroger

    Kroger carries some good-smelling candles and oil plugin scents that go on sale often. If you have coupons, you can save even more money. Definitely worth checking out.

    Kohl’s

    Did you know Kohl’s sells Yankee Candles? Yep, they sure do and they’re on sale throughout the year. Plus Kohl’s always has a coupon.

    These are a few of my favorite places to buy smell goods. Where do you get your smell goods from? I’m always interested in finding new places.

    Until next time,

    Joy

     

     

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    Home With Joy

    The Importance of Neighbors #HomeWithJoy

    When looking at homes there’s one thing you should absolutely do:

    Talk to the neighbors

    I know I may be asking a lot, but hear me out. Neighbors are a valuable asset in your homebuying journey. So helpful that I suggest that you have something on hand to take notes with.

    Neighbors Know Thing

    When I talked to the neighbors, I started with the same three questions:

    How’s the street noise?

    Are there any parking issues?

    Are there any issues/problems with other neighbors?

    Those questions often led to great conversations.

    Neighbors Look Out

    Something I appreciate about my neighbors is that they look out for you out of genuine concern.

    If I get packages while I’m not at home, one of my neighbors will call to let me know that I have a box at my door. She doesn’t have to do that and I don’t take that for granted.

    When we get ice/snow here, I and a couple of neighbors are out shoveling the walkways and vehicles of elderly neighbors on the block.

    If you think that homeownership is a solo journey, guess again.

    Until next time,

    Joy

  • Home With Joy

    My Home Emergency Must-Haves #HomeWithJoy

    The Recovering Pessimist | My Home Emergency Must-Haves | www.therecoveringpessimist.me | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist #HomeWithJoy #HomeDepot #Lowes #Target #Homeowner #Homeownership #AtJoysHouse #HomeWithJoyFaves #WelcomeHome #homedecor #HomeMaintenance #Pinterest

    When it comes to owning a home, my favorite quote comes to mind:

    If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.

    You hope that you won’t experience an emergency, but that’s damn near impossible. Emergencies WILL happen. The best thing you can do is to prepare as much as possible. If want to get an idea of what your emergency must-haves should include, check out my must-haves below:

    Supplies
    • Batteries
    • Flashlight(s)/LED lantern(s)
    • Non-perishable items
      • I keep canned/dry beans, canned fruit, rice, and canned tomatoes in my pantry.
    • Blanket(s)
    • Water
    • Tool kit
      • An easy way to get your basic tools (e.g., hammer, tape measure, level, wrench, pliers, screwdriver, etc.).
    Know where they are (and how to use them)
    • Water shut off valve
    • Circuit breaker box
    MISC
    • Home contact list
      • My list has the names and phone numbers of my neighbor, HVAC servicer, contractor, plumber, and home insurance provider.

    I hope you find this list helpful.

    Until next time,

    Joy

     

     

     

  • The Complexities of Life

    Thankful: Target #XD31

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    Target (aka Tar-jay) is an awesome place to shop. Especially now that certain stores have a grocery section. Some may say that they’re more expensive than Wal-Mart rolls eyes but you get what you pay for.

    (Shade fully intended in the previous statement)

    I’m convinced that there’s something in the air circulation system that causes shoppers to overspend. You walk into Target with a list. Get everything in your list, go the register and now you have all if these extras plus your list, and a receipt that makes you want to cry.

    That doesn’t make me return a damn thing though. I just shake my head, take my bags, and sashay out of the store. ‘Tis is the life of the dedicated Target shopper.

     

    Updated March 14, 2015

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