New Additions Under $30

I am so, so happy for Friday!  We have a busy day planned, some contractors coming to the house early for a simple mirror project that I can’t wait to show you next week!   And since I like to keep y’all in the loop when I find cute things for the home for not a lot of money, here are some of my favorites lately: First up are these quatrefoil reversible handtowels from TJ Maxx.  I bought the bath towels too, but they weren’t very absorbent, so they’re back in the laundry pile.  The bath towels were $8. DSC_0033 These West Elm chevron accessories are holding my toothbrush/paste and contact case.   The tumbler was $8 and the little tray was $6.  I almost got these instead. DSC_0034 This white lacquer tray from the Container Store was $10.  Although I really don’t like to keep beauty products on the bathroom counter, it’s convenient to have a few daily essentials close at hand. DSC_0036 Next up – James’ bathroom.  I just picked up this fun, green soap dispenser from Crate & Barrel for $7.  It comes in other colors too. DSC_0020 (couldn’t resist adding this shot that captured James’ reflection in the mirror!) DSC_0021 Also in James’ bathroom is this wooden crate I found at Michaels for around $10-15.  It’s not new, but I love it for containing all of his bath stuff. DSC_0023 And in his nursery, my “You Are My Sunshine” print from Pretty Smitten ($18) has finally been hung.  I had a hard time finding a simple, shiny silver frame, but lucked out at Wal-Mart and found this one for $10!   DSC_0011 Speaking of Wal-Mart, these faux green apples were only $1 each! DSC_0052 But check out this fun elephant that was $15 at Homegoods!  How cheery!  It will probably live on the white dresser in the future. DSC_0040 And finally, Z Gallerie has these awesome round crocodile trays for $30.  They also come in lime, aqua, silver and white. DSC_0041 Happy, happy weekend to you my friends! 

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  1. March 25, 2011 / 3:32 am

    Especially love the elephant, I will have to go check our home goods, my absolute fave store!

  2. March 25, 2011 / 3:46 am

    yeah!!!! i love all these finds – it is always fun when people post things that are affordable and in stores that are easy to get to 🙂 thank you for sharing

  3. March 25, 2011 / 4:25 am

    Thanks for sharing your latest finds! Love the towels and crocodile tray! I need to get to Walmart and buy some of those green apples! I keep my apples in the fridge because I like to eat them chilled, but I also like to display them in my pretty bowl on the counter. I'm always torn– chilled apples or pretty display. Thanks for helping me solve my apple problem. Haha! 🙂

  4. March 25, 2011 / 4:47 am

    LOVE all the finds! Those towels are perfect

  5. March 25, 2011 / 5:05 am

    Thanks for sharing your awesome finds! I had a similar orange tray I bought a few years earlier from ZGallerie in the same shade and same faux crocodile motif but it's not round, it's a square! Great minds think alike?

    Anyway, I am just wondering where did you get the fabulous green geometric table runner? It will be a perfect fit for my dining table! Thanks.

  6. March 25, 2011 / 5:30 am

    Im soo jealous of all the cheap finds you have over there in America. They just arent available like that over here! *sigh*

  7. Anonymous
    March 25, 2011 / 8:07 am

    Did the towels get better after washing? Doyou recomend them?

  8. A Blissful Nest
    March 25, 2011 / 3:49 am

    Love them all!! I have a darling picture for you that is coming your way next week!!

  9. Elsa
    March 25, 2011 / 4:05 am

    I picked up the same towels the other day as well…our TJ Maxx was full of quatrefoil stuff! I love the orange pillows I spotted in your guest room.

  10. March 25, 2011 / 9:14 am

    Great buys – and such good deals!

    I especially love the elephant and that crocodile tray 🙂


  11. natasha {schue love}
    March 25, 2011 / 4:51 am

    Ok, I love the WE tumblers (both of them) and I like the little tray too! How cute!

  12. March 25, 2011 / 10:23 am

    Love the all! I am especially loving the little things at West Elm lately. That elephant is adorable.

  13. Lili
    March 25, 2011 / 5:49 am

    great finds! i love the chevron trays!

  14. Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
    March 25, 2011 / 5:54 am

    I love that towel! I was at TJ Maxx tonight and they didn't have any of those. I'll have to keep checking to see if they get some in. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. March 25, 2011 / 10:57 am

    I'm in lust with the orange elephant! I've just done a post on my Orange Odyssey. Can't get enough…

  16. March 25, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Which TJMaxx location did you find the towels at here in Houston?? I've found that there are a couple that get GREAT houseware items and some that never get anything!

  17. March 25, 2011 / 11:38 am

    great post! I love those frames from Wal mart- I just put them in a clients home for a picture wall. Great finds! Have a great weekend…-Ann

  18. March 25, 2011 / 11:45 am

    You've just inspired me to go to Home Goods. I love finding new things for the house!

  19. March 25, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    I love me a good bargain, what a great round up. That elephant had to be my favorite though.

  20. March 25, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    I love those handtowels! I'm currently obsessed with that pattern. I also have the West Elm tumbler but I put it in my office to hold pens 🙂

  21. March 25, 2011 / 2:12 pm

    Great finds! I love them all.

  22. March 25, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    I love all of the orange in the elephant photo. I wish my city had a Homegoods, but we do not.

  23. March 25, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Love the orange Elephant!! I have an ugly color elephant at home waiting for it to warm up in Minnesota enough for me to spray paint it… can't wait now that I have seen yours!

  24. March 25, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    I love this post! It is so colorful and there is not a thing you showed that I don't want!

  25. March 25, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    I am slightly obsessed with your blog! I drool over your home quite frequently and can't get enough of it!

    You have a beautiful style! I just love it!

  26. Ms. Bright
    March 25, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Great finds, Megan! I espesh love the hand towels!!

    I found some "Imperial Trellis" sheets there last weekend! Gotta love TJ Maxx!

  27. Let's take a coffee break
    March 25, 2011 / 12:49 pm

    Love your great finds! The elephant and all the orange items you have is soooo pretty!

    Where did you get the sand hourglass item in the first picture?


  28. Michelle @ Ten June
    March 25, 2011 / 2:37 pm

    Great finds! Love that little elephant in the guest room! Happy weekend, love! xo

  29. March 25, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Love your nightstand that holds your pillows! Where did you find it?

  30. Katie
    March 25, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    What great finds! You've certainly got an eye for deals!

  31. Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten}
    March 25, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    Great finds!! I think I will have to hit ZGallerie for a tray like that…and so glad you found a frame for your You Are My Sunshine print. Hope you are enjoying it! 🙂

  32. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    March 25, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    Fun finds. Love James' reflection in the picture. I have that same tray in silver 🙂

  33. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    March 25, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    Great home finds! Am especially liking that green soap dispenser and the chevron bathroom ceramics!

    Happy weekend hun xx

  34. March 25, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    Orange and Chevron – they warm my heart! Great finds for Great prices 🙂 Happy Friday to you, can't wait to see the mirror details!!!

  35. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    March 25, 2011 / 4:10 pm

    Not only are these great additions but it's a brilliant idea for a post. xoxo to you Megan.

  36. Emily
    March 25, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    I love your orange room! I'm assuming the guest room, right? How awesome that you found everything in that exact shade! Hope you have been enjoying this fabulous weather! Have a great weekend, girlie. 🙂

  37. Allison
    March 25, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Great finds! I love your guest room. So fun and fresh! I have the crocodile tray in black and found it at Costco a couple months ago. Love it in orange!

  38. March 26, 2011 / 2:05 am

    Oh, my word, have got to get by TJ Maxx and see if ours have any of those fantastic towels!!! Love, love!

  39. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    March 26, 2011 / 12:27 am

    So many great finds, so little time…and funds!!! (c: I'm wishing my HomeGoods had that darling elephant, he is adorable! And that crocodile tray is *begging* to come live with me…(c: Happy Weekend!

  40. CAS
    March 26, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    Love all the cool stuff. I'm guessing you like "orange" & so do I. The tray is great. The artwork will look great on that wall — good that you can move the thermostat. I don't understand why builders & contractors position things the way they do sometimes. They should always have women making the final decisions. LOL!!!

    That is really cool that you are getting together with some local bloggers. I'm hoping to do the same thing when we move to the Phoenix area. I'm meeting more & more from that area all the time here in blogland.

  41. March 27, 2011 / 12:01 am

    Well hello! GREAT deals and cute stuff! This is my first time here it will certainly not be the last! Lovely blog. I'm off to read some of your previous posts! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  42. March 27, 2011 / 4:41 am

    Bonnie- the TJ Maxx was on West Grey.

    Let's Take a Coffee Break- the hourglass is from Pottery Barn.

    Anon- haven't tried out the towels yet after washing so don't know how absorbent they are now.

    Tracylyon- the nightstand is a hand-me-down, don't know where from??

  43. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    March 27, 2011 / 3:36 am

    Great finds! I almost got those WE chevron items too! And love that tray!!

    Happy weekend, friend!

  44. March 27, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Such great finds! I love them all.. especially the elephant! You are one good shopper girl:)

  45. March 27, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    Great finds- I love the splashes of orange in the elephant and tray! You have great taste. 🙂

  46. emily
    March 28, 2011 / 2:58 am

    I just bought those West Elm bath accessories too!

  47. May 3, 2011 / 7:38 am

    I have to find this elephant, but in white! Ahhhh my fiance is in love with it and wants one for her birthday. Any ideas? There is not a home goods here in New Orleans….

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