Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lotion and Lamps

AHAVA is the Hebrew word for love and also happens to be a brand of Israeli skin-care products that makes a mineral hand-cream that I absolutely love! I've been using it for about 6 years now. When I was in college, the mother of the little girl for whom I was a part-time nanny first introduced it to me.

The price tag of this hand-cream is something I do NOT love. Enter, TJ Maxx and/or Steinmart. You can find it at either one of these discount gems for half the original price. I am so in love with this hand-cream that I have one tube in my night-stand drawer, one in my desk drawer at work, and one in my purse. I mentioned to my MIL that I was looking for it b/c Steinmart was out the last few times I was there. [I usually get it at Steinmart b/c it is closer to my house than TJ.] Well, my MIL called me yesterday to tell me TJ had it. So, after work and before the predicted snow storm hit last night, I went to go stock up.

Of course, I had to browse a bit before leaving b/c it's been a while since I've been to TJ. And what did I find?? This beauty, further proving my love affair with the color red. It's a problem, it really is.

I've been looking for lamps that have a turquoise base [or any other color that coordinates with our quilt] for our bedroom night-stands. The TJ sales associate told me they did have this style in turquoise too, but they only had one red lamp left. I was really wanting a pair. The sweet associate offered to call another TJ and find a 2nd lamp for me. [I was pleasantly surprised by her offer b/c sometimes they won't call another store for you, or they do it w/ a tude.] She tracked another one down and I went to snag it up. I love how they look in our room. The tan burlap shade compliments the base really well.

Interesting how a trip to TJ to get hand-cream turned into a new set of bedroom lamps. :/

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