My TJX Obsession ~ What I Love about TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods

My TJX Obsession ~ What I Love about TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods

If you are familiar with the stores; Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading Post and HomeGoods, then you have great taste! I love shopping at all the TJX Companies stores. I have been inspired to write this post after cleaning out a box of receipts I have been keeping for the past few months in case I needed to return something. After looking at the pile, and not returning much, I have come to the realization that I might have an addiction.

Although, this should probably be an inspirational post in sharing steps on overcoming addictions,  it is really geared more toward feeding the addiction. This is one addiction I am not willing to give up or go to therapy for, unless it is retail therapy!

Our nest is empty and my husband travels a ton for business so it is easy for me to tag along. While he is working during the day, I am off to find the closest TJX stores and will sometime frequent 2 or 3 in one day.

With the travel, comes quite a bit of exposure to swanky shopping districts and areas with high end and luxury brands. Although, I could probably afford to make purchases now and then at one of those stores, I just can’t bring myself to do it because I know there is a good chance I will find it at one of the TJX stores!

Some of my favorite finds have been a Trina Turk swimsuit for only $49.99 that I picked up at TJ Maxx in Washington DC.

Trina Turk 2 piece

Trina Turk Two Piece Swimsuit

My Kate Spade bag I found at TJ Maxx in Chicago for only $149.00.

Kate Spade Purse

My Michael Kors bag I scored at Marshalls in Denver was $199.00.

Michael Kors Bag from Marshalls

Michael Kors Purse

I found a pair of Frye shoes for my hubby at the Marshalls in Houston for $99.00.

Frye Shoes from Marshalls

I got two Le Creuset pieces a few months apart, one large and one small in Wichita. Both were under $200 bucks, One was from TJMaxx and the other was Marshalls, what a steal!

Le Creuset Pots

As you can tell by the pile of receipts that is just the tip of the iceberg of some of my favorites!

Marshalls, TJ Maxxx and HomeGoods receipts

Pretty much every piece of clothing in my closet is from one of their stores. My favorite brands I have found there are Max Studio, Kut From The Kloth, Hudson Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Coach, NYJD, Bobeau, Born, Max Studio, La Blanca, Trina Turk, Born, Frye, 7 for all Mankind and more! The active wear selection is out of this world and I get plenty of work out wear with RBX and 90 Degree by Reflex being a favorite brand.

Workout Gear from Marshalls

Sierra Trading Post which is another store under the TJX belt, sells mostly online. They do have a handful of stores in Colorado and Wyoming. It is more outdoor related and carry active wear, hiking gear, climbing gear, sporting goods and an amazing selection footwear. I got the cutest pair of Lane Brand Cowboy boots online a couple months ago.

Lane Cowboy Boots

I’ve also gotten Keen and Chaco brand shoes and have bought plenty of name brand clothing as well such as North Face, Columbia, Lucy and more. Our family is into indoor rock climbing so guess where I purchased our harnesses, shoes and gear needed for that!

My husband knows when he goes to Colorado for work, a visit to the Sierra Trading Post in Fort Collins store is a must! He has also come to the realization that I need the TJX reward credit card as I would be making money with the reward certificates you receive just for using it! Please note that if you are interested in the credit card only apply for it in one of their stores or through the official TJX website as other links to apply are scams!

Most of my home decor is from HomeGoods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Between the three of them it is easy to outfit your entire home. They have a great selection of lamps, pillows, bedding, curtains, towels, rugs, furniture, decorating accessories and more!

I am currently looking for a small love seat or chaise lounge to fill this big empty space in our bedroom.

Considering all of the recipes on this blog, it is safe to say I am an avid cook and get plenty of my kitchen gadgets there too!

I have started sharing some of my favorite finds on my Instagram account @sharminmeadows so be sure and follow me there to check out the latest. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

If you have not shopped at any TJX stores, I encourage you to start. I promise you will not be disappointed. If you do shop at the TJX stores, you know where I am coming from! I would for you to leave a comment below on your favorite find, or maybe I should say #fabfound!

Well, I am off to HomeGoods to look for a love seat and apply for my TJX rewards credit card!

Also to be clear I am not paid or endorsed by the TJX Companies to write this either, although I would like to be! I just enjoy using this blog to share the things that I have done a found that make living finer!

Happy Shopping,


Virtual Reality Comes Alive at Verizon Wireless

Virtual Reality Comes Alive at Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has all a plethora of technology including the new Virtual Reality glasses. I recently had the chance to visit one of their smart stores and was amazed of all the fun gadgets and gizmos available to make living fun, safe and easy.

The Verizon Wireless Smart Store is divided into different zones where you will find items to make your home smarter, get your body fitter, enjoy surround sound, make your car safer and more!

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I have to tell you about are the new Virtual Reality glasses. These things are crazy! I have never experienced anything like it. The glasses allow you to play games, watch movies, experience deep sea diving, watch a theater performance and more.


With my experience I went swimming with sharks and watched Circus Soleil. The virtual reality is a 360 degree experience. In Circus Soleil you find your self sitting in a theater with cast member performing on stage. Look to the right and left and you will see cast members sitting beside you and when you turn around the entire theater is behind you.

While swimming with the sharks when you look up you can see the sun reflecting on the top of the water, look below and you see the the bottom of the sea. Looking left and right your surrounded by an array of sea life.  You can check out my reaction here.

Stop by the closest Verizon  Wireless smart store nearest you to check them out yourself along with all the other fun gizmos and gadgets they have!




Whole Foods Market Beauty Week 2016

Whole Foods Market Beauty Week 2016

Whole Foods Market

The Whole Foods Market Beauty Week 2106 (March 16-22) is a dedicated week that celebrates the Whole Foods Market Whole Body Department, featuring the largest selection of clean beauty products with the highest quality standards and brands.

In celebration of Beauty Week 2016, Whole Foods Market is offering deep discounts on select natural and organic beauty products. From March 18 to 20, all facial care products will be 25 percent off regular price.

The real highlight of beauty week is the beauty bag release.

whole foods beauty bag

Whole Foods Market Beauty Week Beauty Bag Photo Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

On Friday, March 18, stores will offer limited edition “hello, beauty” bags for $15 a piece. The bags are made by Riji Green, which is a business committed to ending human trafficking. Valued at $80, each bag includes products from Acure, Burt’s Bees, derma e, Dr. Hauschka, evanhealy, Mineral Fusion, MyChelle, Pacifica, Trilogy and Weleda.

There are a limited number of bags so make plans to get yours early while supplies last!

Being a Whole Foods Ambassador has a few perks and getting a sneak peak at this beauty bag is one of them.  Trust me your going to want to get your hands on one of these.

wf beauty bag

Items in the bag include:

· Dr. Hauschka® Soothing Cleansing Milk .34 oz

· Derma e® Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask .5 oz

· Acure Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub 1 oz

· Evanhealy Rose Geranium Facial Toner HydroSoul 1 oz

· Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + ml

· MyChelle® Perfect C Serum .17 oz

· Mineral Fusion® Lash Curling Mineral Mascara (Gravity) .57 oz

· Burt’s Bees® Sunset Cruise Lip Stick .12 oz

· Weleda Skin Food .34 oz

Just as I shop Whole Foods Market for nourishing foods for inside my body, I also shop the whole body department to nourish the outside of my body as well! Some of my favorite products include the Everyday 365 Shampoo, Body Wash and Conditioner. Whole Foods Market Lip Balm, Whole Foods Market hand lotion, Burt Bees everything, Alba Botanica, Pacifica and Earth Science just to name a few.

beauty products

I wish to thank Whole Foods Market for supplying me with a gift card so I can nourish the outside of my body! I am in desperate need of a facial moisturizer and looking forward to the 25% off sale coming up March 18-20!  I will see you there!