I was supposed to go to Disney World right after Christmas with my family (my parents’ gift to us), but I’ve been having anxiety issues lately and at the last minute I canceled because I didn’t want to take the 14 hour drive (7 hours each way) in the car.
But, I ended up having a nice quiet week to myself. I had already requested off at work so I kept those days and enjoyed doing NOTHING for an entire week. No work, no school, no P90-whatever workouts. I ate what I wanted, watched whatever I wanted and bought whatever I wanted! I basically told myself it was okay to blow some money to A) make me feel better for chickening out and B) because I had money I had been saving for Disney anyway.
Other than junk food and meals, here’s a few things I picked up last week:
Well, one of the first things I did was check Yankee Candle’s website for post-holiday clearance sales. No, the pic above is not what I bought, but it is my entire candle collection. I’m sure it pales in comparison to many others, and if so, I want what they have, too.
I ended up buying five large jar candles at half off: Apple Cider, Bavarian Pretzel, Fireside, Pinecone & Tassel and Yuletide Spice.
I was only familiar with Apple Cider. It’s one of my favorite candles. Unfortunately, it was not packaged very well and arrived broken. I emailed the company and they quickly responded and have shipped a new one out to me free of charge. After dealing that, I hated to throw a perfectly good candle away. Upon closer inspection, the big broken chunk of glass still fit perfectly with the rest of the jar. I used some quick bond glue and it seems to be working.
I wanted to put the spotlight on this particular candle. I’d never heard of Yankee Candle’s World Journeys line. This one smells exactly like pretzels. I bought it more as a curiosity than anything else. It makes me want soft pretzels. They should make a nacho cheese candle to go along with it.
More clearance stuff! I’m a big fan of Rankin Bass’ holiday specials. I bought the Snow Miser ornament at Hallmark for half off. I didn’t realize Snow Miser had an ornament this year! And I go the Rudolph mug set half off at Barnes & Noble. You can never have too many holiday mugs. Both were about $7.50.
I’ve been in a Batman mood lately, helped spurred on by Netflix streaming the two Tim Burton movies (they now have Batman Forever streaming). I own the first of the Nolan trilogy on DVD, but have never owned the other two and I had only seen The Dark Knight Rises once. They’re around $7 or $8 on Amazon a piece (cheaper than buying the box set), so I decided to get all three and do a marathon.
I also picked up the double feature of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, both are held within the continuity of the ’90s Fox Batman cartoon. I hadn’t seen either of these in a very long time.
Finally, my first Bob Hope film on Blu-ray — The Iron Petticoat. I’d never seen this movie before and that’s because it wasn’t released on video until the last year or two!
Like I said, you can never have too many holiday mugs. I think this is becoming another hobby of mine: collecting holiday mugs. And they don’t have to be anything fancy or expensive. Even cheap mugs make me happy. I picked up all three of these from Walgreens at 70% off.
Oh, and I bought myself a new pair of Nikes, but who wants to see a picture of shoes?
First up is a six-pack bag of Disney’s Main Street popcorn. They’re all pretty good. I especially loved the kettle corn. The PERFECT mix of sweet & salty. Honestly, it’s the best kettle corn popcorn I’ve ever had. The cinnamon toast popcorn is good and surprisingly, so is the cookies & cream popcorn. There’s actual bits of Oreo-like cookies in the bag!
Then I got two shirts featuring Grumpy from the Seven Dwarfs. What is my family trying to say?
At least I got these awesome flannel Marvel sleep pants:
Finally, Downtown Disney has a soap store. I ended up with a snowman bar of soap and the green one is made with caffeine and supposedly with invigorate you when you use it. Both smell like cleanser, but not in a bad way.
So that’s it! Everything I bought in the past week and everything that was bought for me!