Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dollar Store Shopping

I LOVE the dollar store and I never in a million years thought I'd ever say that.

Before I had kids, I had never really been in a dollar store, but then when Katie and I were staying home together we would go for walks in town and there was a brand new dollar store that we would visit.

Here are the things I ALWAYS BUY there.
  • Books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Board Books GALORE - and not just crappy, no name versions - all the stuff in the picture above is from various Dollar Stores. Coloring books, Preschool work books, Board Books -I even managed to grab some big girl hard cover Disney Princess storybooks once
  • Stickers - Katie went through a phase where she used stickers all day, every day and we made lots of projects... we got regular stickers, (current characters) foam stickers, foam shapes, re-usable stickers to decorate her walls and more
  • Flash Cards - Katie LOVED flashcards (Ben just tries to eat them) She learned her alphabet and numbers from flashcards from the dollar store
  • Balloons - I hate balloons because I had the sound when they pop - I also hate how much they cost - but they are only a buck at the dollar store and I'm talking legit Mylar balloons with princess, elmo, mickey, etc......
  • Bubble Bath - I hit the jackpot the other day and found Strawberry Shortcake Bubble bath, Abby Cadabby hair de-tangler, Elmo hand soap and more - I stocked up because seriously - for a dollar you can't go wrong! And when they run out, I will re-fill the bottles with regular bath soap
  • Some Cleaning supplies - I found some Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaner the other day and grabbed it - cause it was WAY cheaper than at Target.
I have also found Littlest Pet Shop toys once - so you NEVER know what you are going to find! Check out your nearest dollar store, and I guarantee you will be glad you did - Dollar Tree is the more popular one by me and the one that I have found the most awesome stuff in - if you go for nothing else, hit up the coloring books and board books and you will be glad you did because you will be able to create a whole new library for your child with 10 bucks!!!!!!

Happy Shopping!


  1. I love Dollar Tree too, but suggest you take back the Elmo baby bath soap. I tried it on my granddaughter and it burned her eyes. The lable said "safe for all parts of babies bodies. Will not irritate eyes," but it did irriate my granddaghter's eyes. I have been trying to find the website of the company that makes it to no avail.

  2. I love the Dollar Tree. We actually just went there. Devin loves to get the washcothes that you put in water and they grow and they have all different characters; batman, scooby, spiderman. They also have disney princess and other girl themed ones too. Also if you want to get candy for a treat the have movie size boxes for $1. I also get brown paper bags, bendy straws, etc there.