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Monday, May 26, 2008

Long Weekend

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a nice relaxing, or eventful (depending on what floats your boat) weekend. Mine was kind of relaxing, rather uneventful, and rather boring. I came down with a cold last weekend, and have been trying to kick it ever since. The congestion is mostly gone, my ears are nearly clear, but I'm still coughing a bit and my voice is decidedly lower. Urgh. So, I didn't go to my youngest step-brother's high school graduation party that was yesterday, and I didn't go visit Kristin and the baby (just in case I am still contagious).

But, since I am feeling a bit better (even though the energy lags, and there's occasional coughing), I wandered over to Kohl's for their Memorial Day Sale. Mainly because all luggage is on sale for at least 50% off, and I've been using old (and ugly) hand me down luggage for the last decade. I've been thinking about buying a new set of luggage for years, but it's expensive, and I'm cheap... You know, the luggage I have been using has wheels, but it's the old-fashioned, attach the strap and pull kind. If I bother trying to wheel it around with the strap, it just ends up falling over.

So, I bought a brand-spanking new 4-piece set of luggage (in royal purple - that should make it easier to spot on the luggage carousel), for $59! I am rather proud of myself. I hope it's of good quality - but I didn't want to pay the ridiculously high amounts for a single piece of a more well-known brand (the American Tourister and Dockers were double and triple the prices for just one item). Anyway, here's what I got (the online photo makes the purple look like navy, but trust me, it's not).

I'm so easily satisfied, aren't I? I also got a mini-coffee maker (4-cup), a beach towel (realized last summer that I didn't have one!) and 2 cute casual t-shirts. In total, I ended up spending just $10 over the original price of the luggage set. I love me a good sale!


Kristin said...

Good job. You could spend more on some stuff if you wanted. I just paid you good!....As for me I was home all day! boring. night night time for me now

Cait said...

Yeah, Can't wait to see the new luggage when you visit Labor Day weekend w/ Moriah (Hint-Hint)\
What a deal you got. It looks really nice too :)

Moriah said...

I need a new suitcase too... The one I had from high school is missing zipper pulls, and feet! I have a couple of Kohl's gift cards (for some reason, that's all my in laws get me, and I don't usually buy stuff there unless its pants for Eric or Happy Bunny)

Joie said...

Congrats on the finds. I wouldn't guess that the Docker one would have been any better anyway. On that one I'd guess you're paying for the name. Aren't you good, doing your part to stimulate the economy too!! :)

I didn't hit the sales this weekend though goodness knows I should. I am really getting low on wearable shorts. I just hate shopping for them. Ugh!

I hope you have many happy travels with your new luggage. Maybe someday I will be lucky and they will find their way to my house....

Kerri said...

Glad you finally got awesome luggage you wanted. I love a good sale. :)

I didn't end up going to the cabin. Man, was I tired! No sales for me either, just target. :)

Cait said...

I Love Target!!!

Christyn said...

Why didn't you go for the nice hot pink luggage?? :) It is SO you!! HA HA!

BellaKarma said...

I would've totally bought the pink set. :)
Went to Joann's Memorial Day Sale -- spent more of Mom's money there than on what you paid for your luggage. ;-)