Frugal Friday- Marshalls and TJMaxx

frugalfridayYes, I know I have blogged about my love for the Maxx and Marshalls before. But I am a lover of shopping and an even bigger lover of a bargain and these 2 stores combine those two loves into one big puffy heart. So imagine my complete delight when I was approached to participate in their “Spendervention” in which they are reminding people that they don’t have to sacrifice quality and style to look gorgeous. Now, I realize to some, truly being frugal would be sacrificing having new stuff at all. But that is totally not realistically ever going to happen for this fashionista, so I am all about the bargain.

Alas, there isn’t much for a fashionista to do at those stores when she is pregnant. Unless she is ingenious and creative as I am . I firmly believe when you are preggo, it is all about the accessories. So I headed over to Marshalls in search of some new shoes or a smashing purse. Not a ton of luck in the shoe department (this could be because I already own too many sandals-bad frugal girl), but I scored in the purse department. Note to all fashionistas. Do not go purse shopping with a 3 yo. Hannah’s idea of a rockin’ purse and mine were 2 very, very, VERY different things. Hopefully, we can refine her tastes as she gets older.

Here is what I scored for $20.


Do you love it? I love that is in an animal print, but doesn’t scream “I live in the jungle”. Hannah even approved. To round out my $25 gift card, I picked up a toy for a birthday party Lily is going to this week and a bag of Jelly Belly’s. Don’t judge, I am pregnant.

Then I headed over to TJMaxx and after poking around for a while landed in the home section where I scored these throw pillows to round out my bed. I had eyed them before, but didn’t pull the trigger. Two pillows for $20. That is a deal even Target would have a hard time beating.



I am not sure you can get the full effect cause the lighting in my bedroom stinks, but needless to say, I am jazzed. To round out my $25 gift card, I threw in a basting brush (cause mine keep falling apart) and a plastic measuring cup (cause mine keep breaking).

What I love about these stores is that even a preggo can score good deals. For $50, I got something for me, something for a gift, and some things for my home. And while I was at TJMaxx, I ran into my mother in law who was buying clothes for my girls. You can get a deal in a variety of departments and something for the whole family. I would say the jelly beans are for my hubby, but who are we kidding. He can baste something with the brush.


  1. Yay! for Maxx ‘n’ Marshall, and Yay! for grandmothers who buy clothes for the kids!! I really like your pillows and the colors in your room. Very soothing. Good stuff.

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  2. Love the purse!

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  3. Sherry says:

    Sweet! I always love a good deal. We have both of these here, but I haven’t really taken the time to go investigate. I need to take a 2nd look. :D

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  4. I’m ahuge fan of Marshall’s too! I just picked up a pair of Kenneth Cole Reaction sunglasses there for $10! Love it!

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  5. i got my wedding shoes at marshalls for $5 on clearance! :) i love those stores.

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  6. I’m a huge fan of tj maxx and Marshalls. I am also a huge fan of Marshalls home goods. I pretty much decorated my house with items from there. (well things like towels, and pillows and pictures, and frames) Great buys! Love the purse!

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  7. Wow! A mother in law buying clothes for your kids. That’s something to celebrate! I too love Maxx and Marshalls. It’s dangerous in there!

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  8. Love the pillows–2 for $20 is incredible!

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  9. Hmmm… love the bag. And the pillows too. Although I wish we had Maxx’s store HomeGoods where you just get more options for the home (a store full).

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