Happy Hump Day readers!  I'm baaaaack!!!

It's been awhile!  I can't believe I haven't posted in almost two weeks--I'm now in my fourth week of full time teaching and I have been pouring my heart and soul into this class.  I'll be honest, the situation I came into was no good.  I'm the students' third teacher of the year, there are multiple behavior issues in the room, and I'm trying to get the students' back on a strong academic track....BUT, the class has made HUGE gains!!!  Friday was field day and hearing positive feedback from parents meant the world to me.  Now I've just got four and a half more weeks to go before summer!

Anyways, I've had lots of posts up my sleeve for the last few weeks, but no time to post.  I'm hoping to now be back to my regular schedule!  Today I wanted to share a recent trip to TJ Maxx with you.

I've posted about my love for Marshall's before, but TJ Maxx has never been my thing.  I've heard great things, but I don't love the clothes our local TJ Maxx has to offer.  About a month ago I was on the hunt for some cheap colored denim though and thought I'd give TJ Maxx a shot.  I was still disappointed by the clothes, but I died over a purse...

bright yellow, adorable shape, and leather--perfection in my book!

It was a little pricey for a TJ Maxx purse and I'd never heard of the designer (Pulicati) so I decided I would leave it at the store and think about it.

Well, my friends, I dreamed of that purse every day for a whole week!  I decided to go back and give it a second look.  Luckily, it hadn't been bought!

I still wasn't 100% sure if I wanted to take the plunge, so I decided to hold onto it as I browsed the store.  I'm sure you know how well that ended.

While browsing I found some other treasures...

Remember This?
I dedicated an ENTIRE post to my love of lucite bamboo chairs (see here)...these babies usually run close to $300.  This one was $80!  Upon closer inspection it had some imperfections, so I restrained myself from buying it.

Next I found these lovelies!  You know I'm a sucker for pink and green so I had to have these cutie cocktail napkins!  I also thought those wine glass bow ties would be perfect for keeping track of wine glasses at our next get together.

Next I found this gorgeous Wedgwood vase!  It's classic look would be the perfect touch just about anywhere in a home....AND what makes it even better---

The original price tag was on the box!
I always get super excited when I can see just how much I saved.  The original price of the vase was $118 and this one was selling for $19.99.  I bought TWO!

And finally, I think my last find was fate.  Remember these bamboo director's chairs I ogled over at CWC's river house (see post here)?


Well...I found the exact chairs at none other than TJ MAXX!

I'm picturing them with a traditional monogram in the exact ivory color as the canvas...subtle and chic!
These chairs were only $29.99, so naturally I got two of these as well!

My parents were a bit overwhelmed when I came home...

My total loot!  I went a little crazy, but got a ton of bang for my buck!!!

What's your favorite of the goods I scored?

Are you a Maxxinista?  What are your favorite bargain shopping spots?

How have you been?  Fill me in...I've missed my bloggy friends!!!

Have a great Wednesday!