Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Lighting" your way to savings and celebrations!!

I'm not sure if there's an equivalent in the US, but we Canadians have Atlantic Superstore. (It may be called by a different name in other provinces.) It's a large grocery chain that has a little bit of everything -- food, clothing, furniture, housewares, seasonal displays, etc.
I don't shop there often. (I'm a Sobey's shopper.) But I dropped in yesterday for bananas and milk: and yeah! I had to walk down a couple of aisles to see what's new. I found some great little solar lights for the garden for cheap.
Does one ever have enough solar lighting in the garden? I think not!
These little guys were $2.49 + tax each; and they came in other pretty patterns in blue, yellow and orange. I got 2 each of these slightly different green patterns.

And I got 2 of these little globe lights for $4.99 each. (They come in blue and clear colors as well as this pretty lime green.)*
Now, just in case you're worried that I'm spending money in a haphazard way, I'll let you know that I did buy these for a certain holiday. Uh huh! Uh huh!
After all, I missed "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day" on Jan 28th: And I was a good, sensible girl and didn't succumb to April 21st being "National Chocolate Covered Cashews" Day. So, I felt perfectly justified in gifting myself for "Administrative Professional Day"!
(Where's my gift from any of my 3 bosses, I'd like to know?)
Now, I think I should get off Blogspot and go back to administrating professionally!!
Hmmmmm ................
Do you suppose I could write the lights off as a job-related expense?
If so, I'm headed back for more.


Terra said...

Oh you are so cute to gift yourself with beautiful solar garden lights!
I thought this was an early International Earth Day gift for yourself (April 22 in the US, don't know if Canada celebrates the same day). Then I saw it was for Administrative Assistant Day. Good for you and I hope a dozen roses appear on your desk from your bosses today :)

Eva Gallant said...

Your lights are a great find. I did not know about chocolate covered cashews day....gotta' get some!

Nezzy said...

I cannot believe what you paid for your garden solar lights! Girl, I'd be loadin' up a cart of those babies.

Bad boss..bad! You should have roses, decadent chocolate and a raise, baby!!!

Ya'll have a wonderful Wednesday!

Suburban Princess said...

Wow those are so pretty!
A few years ago I went into Home Hardware and saw dragonfly solar lights on for 5.00 - above them was a stack of coupons from the government for 5.00 of any solar lights purchase! I ended up with 10 of them for nothing!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's always nice to reward yourself for a job well done. I hope you are appreciated there.

Vonlipi said...

I don't think Loblaw's crossed over to the U.S. Here in Québec we have Maxi & cie and Loblaw's (that are really Canada's Superstore). It might be a political know! I love the solar lights! I'll go and try to find some :)

Annie Joy said...

I celebrate Chocolate Covered Cashews Day many times during the year! :) Annie Joy