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5 Things I love at Target: Edition 1

Target Favorites

Like the rest of the world, I adore Target. Who doesn’t these days? These favorites caught my eye as Everett and I did some shopping yesterday.

All items available at the Target in Bellingham, WA on March 15, 2014:

Blue Rain Boots, In-stores only, Near the garden/patio supplies, $15
I thought these were fun and simple for the kids, and at under $20, they’re also a steal. Also available in pink.

Women’s Mossimo Audrey Braided Strap Sandal, $20
I tossed all of my super worn-in sandals at the end of last summer. They had lived long lives and were just worn out. I think I have one pair of black rubber flip-flops and a pair of leather Tory Burch flip-flops left for summer. (sob story, obviously.) I could use one more pair, something a little fancier, to get me through the warm weather days. 

Black & White Polka Dot Storage Boxes, In-Stores only, $7 each (Clearance price)
These have caught my eye over and over again at Target. Maybe for storage boxes in the girls’ room? Or the craft closet?

Nate Berkus Decorative Pillow: Silver Triangles, $25
Everett was my pillow model and I nearly took this one home with me, but I wanted two and, alas, there was only one to be found.

Threshold Kilim Square Poufs, $70 (In-store price), $48 (Online sale price)
I need all of these. They are all my favorite and I’m not sure I could ever settle on the one or two that I like best. I had Ev sit on one and it seemed pretty stable, so I wonder if they would work well in the living room, around the coffee table for snacks and coloring? Or, maybe in the kids’ rooms? Does anyone have one? I’d love to hear how they hold up…

Native Shoes on bellingFAM

Kid style: Native Shoes

Everett needed a new pair of shoes after he completely thrashed his TOMS Botas Boots and we grabbed these Native Shoes while we were out running errands over the weekend. He’s been wearing them nearly 24/7 since, even asking me to take them in the bath yesterday. I think that means he likes them.

We’ve had Natives in the past and Meg still has a pair that started as Janie’s. They are a hip update to Crocs, but with the same functionality. Consider them the super-cool hipster cousin of the Croc, if you will.

If you haven’t had a pair in the past, they do seem to fit pretty true-to-size, although they only come in whole sizes and you’ll want to get them a bit bigger, rather than snug, because it can be hard to get sweaty summer feet in them if they are too small. A little room seems to help and they stay on well, regardless.

Also, the white part around the sole gets scuffed up easily, but also washes easily with a quick dip in the sink. Be warned: Do not put them in the dishwasher or in hot water, as they will shrink! (Learned that lesson the hard way!)

If you live in Bellingham, you can pick them up at REI (they are along the wall, all of the way at the bottom and also available in pink!). You can also grab a pair via Zappos or on the Native Shoes website (they have a larger selection of colors and styles, but shipping will run you about $10). I have my eye on this pair for myself!

Do your kids love Native Shoes too?