Two weeks ago I told you all about the awesome HomeGoods and BlogHer event I was going to and I have to say it was a great time! Let’s get right to it,HomeGoods has everything. And they certainly know how to treat a blogger well. I was a bit bummed to get a chance to shop there at their special event right after my wedding (literally three weeks) because I just got almost everything I could have wanted for my home courtesy of bridal showers and wedding gifts. The newest NYC location was super easy to get to,and we were welcomed right away with a representative and a gift card for my mother and myself. And hat tip to HomeGoods for letting me bring my mom,who just helped me plan for my wedding,as she is a huge HomeGoods fan. I looked at it as some serious bonding time,and doesn’t love some shopping quality time with mom. Since I had only a few must-pick ups at the store,I wanted to really see what they had to offer before settling on the best way to tackle this shopping excursion.
The selection was great,with brand names at great prices but as opposed to similar stores that offer bargains on top brands,it didn’t feel picked over nor leftover merchandise. It was awesome to go shopping with a bunch of other lifestyle bloggers because we all chatted about what we were getting throughout the party and I picked up a few ideas from some of the ladies. I knew I wanted to check out the linens section as we were still in need of a lighter comforter for the upcoming summer months. I thought it would be cool too to see if there were any throw pillows to go with my brand new couch and some smaller pots to complete my kitchen collection. There were a handful of things that caught my eye that might not be considered necessities,but I wanted them anyway. My mother picked up two new sheet sets for her new bedroom set and a few kitchen items,including some cool cooking mixes.
I left with two new sets of pillows,a light comforter for the warm months,a serving bowl for events and I still have some money left over to spend on my next trip there. Since my house is already chock full of the house ware gifts from my bridal shower and wedding,there was a ton of stuff I would have a loved to have picked up but just didn’t really have the space for it or someone had just bought it for me. There were some great pieces and table settings that I would like to go back and pick up once my husband and I settle on the right dining table! And I am still thinking about a pirate head made out of coconuts –I mean not sure its a necessity,but…..
I can’t wait to head back to HomeGoods again,but the next time I find myself there I will come way of automobile –lugging all that stuff on a subway was NO FUN! My mom loved the event,her goodies and I think for the first time really understood the role of a blogger. YEAH! Want to find the HomeGoods closest to you so you can get your shop on to? Use their trusty HomeGoods locator! And you could celebrate with HomeGoods yourself as I am giving away a $100 HomeGoods gift card,provided by BlogHer,right here! Leave a comment about how you use HomeGoods for your decor needs and a winner will be chosen at random (Rules). Don’t forget to enter the contest over on BlogHer promotions for your chance to win one of the ten $25 HomeGoods gift cards they are giving away! But hurry because the contest ends on June 30th!. And to avoid any confusion,here are all the rules!