Christian Mom, family, rhyme, shopping

The Home Depot Haul

If it’s not just to your taste,

Get off your butts there’s no time to waste!

You can remodel that ugly room

that makes you feel all full of gloom.

Head on down to your local store,

And you can spend a dollar (or more).

They’ll trade you for your hard earned money

And I’m not joking or joshin’ you hunny,

This is what might come to pass

as you start that remodel task.


You will drive, music on,

make a turn, and make it wrong

You went right and said, that’s fine…

I go here quick, and I’ll have time

To get the things that I wrote down

I’ll just peek here, then turn around!


You pop into that cute, fun store

and roam around and poke some more.

Now focus, remember the important list?

But what’s this now, a new body mist!


You’ll left the house with goal in mind

Do you think that is what you’ll find?

No, you’re attention was not paid

How was that mistake just made?

A random thing you didn’t need,

In spite of your determined creed,

will end up in your awesome truck

oh joy, oh bliss, oh man, what luck!


You found some treasures, you feel great!

oh no, time’s past, now your late!!

And your list was left in aisle 2

right beside that pretty red shoe!

Shrug, you bought expensive pants

That fit too tight, but you took a stance

And said I’ll diet, that’s what I’ll do

Don’t you judge, you’ve done this too!


You blame it all on the wrong turn

and smile big as you burn

the receipt from your shopping spree

at TJ Maxx, not Home Depot…hehe!



As you know, I am determined to remodel that gross laundry room that lurks at the end of my hallway.  I am going to do it for sure.  It will be kinda fun to pick out new fixtures, new hardware, paint, storage, accessories…

meah…I’d rather go to TJ Maxx.  That place is so fun.  I can buy some cute accessories for that laundry room…plus, I can buy some new books for the kids!  We were there yesterday, and we found this book at TJ Maxx for $8.99.  That’s a $4 savings Y’ALL!!! That series is amazing by the way!!!  If you don’t have these books yet, you have to get them!  ahem….See how easy it is to get distracted while shopping?!

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I love shopping at TJ Maxx for cute outfits.  I just started a new page on my blog called  Daily Style Card where I post cute outfits for discounted prices.  I worked in fashion for 7 years, and it is still my passion, so I am super excited about adding that to Simply My Swank.  Sorry Home Depot, I found it much more rewarding picking out that cute outfit, instead of the pulls for my cupboard doors in the laundry room…

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I also love working on projects around my house.  It’s super fun to own a home and to customize little things here and there.  I also think it’s super fun to buy new clothes and look cute now that I am back to a healthy weight.  It is an awesome reward for all of my hard work.  That 10 Day Detox made me feel so healthy, and I feel great in my clothes.  It’s fun to get dressed in the morning and feel confident and beautiful.  I am pumped to see how beautiful my laundry room looks after I complete my remodel!  This new task is going to be really rewarding too.


Dear Lord, 

Please keep me grateful and thankful for all of the things I have.  Help me to be humble and responsible with my shopping.  I am an example to my children and I want to raise them knowing that hard work pays off.  I want to stay focused on my goal and achieve the tasks that I have set for myself.  

Thank you for fun days with my children.  We love them so much and we are very thankful for all of the talented authors that make story time so much fun.  Please bless our home.  We love you so much!  

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 1:1-6  

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; …

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6 thoughts on “The Home Depot Haul”

  1. I’m dying laughing over here. I am no longer allowed I Target because I come out with way more than intended. I feel your pain on an ugly laundry room. At least you don’t have a hunter green and plum purple kitchen 😂(previous owners must have been colorblind or something. It’s hideous.) Thanks for following me, I followed you back and after reading this post, I look forward to digging through your older posts. 😁

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    1. I’m so glad I made you laugh. Isn’t laughter the best medicine?! God is so good. 🙏🏻🌹💕
      Oh man, those colors sound straight-outta-the-90s!
      What were they thinking back then…how was that a happy color scheme? 🤦🏻‍♀️ When I remodel I want to stay far, far away from any sort of trend and just do classic style, so I don’t regret what I do in 20 years…I should probably stay away from TJ MAXX then. ☺️🙊 Haha
      Thanks for following back! I love classic homestead posts. God is so, so good! Have a happy Sunday!😀


      1. Happy Sunday. I am thinking gray (very very light gray) would go better with the hunter green tile countertops. I don’t mind the green, but purple walls are crazy. Every other room had a beautiful neutral color scheme except for the kitchen. It was done by the owners we bought the house from because the owners before them came by to visit and she asked did you paint this. When I said no, she said it’s so ugly and I didn’t want to hurt your feelings. It was wallpapered with a vineyard scheme. (Grapes and such) it was really quite nice. The dining room still has wallpaper and I am keeping it because of how nice it looks. I will have to take some photos and show off my purple kitchen 😂😂😂

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