Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Valentine's Day Mini Mailbox from the Target Dollar Spot

Bullseye’s Playground is all kinds of amazing right now. I found planner supplies, oodles of things to help get organized, and plenty of goodies for Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t walk away without these pint sized mailboxes making their way into my cart. These things are as cute as they get. Tiny metal mailboxes in bright colors for only a dollar…score!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Dressing up these mini mailboxes is a ton of fun. You could easily use whatever craft supplies you have on hand. For my mailboxes I used:

  • Valentine stickers (found in Bullseye’s Playground for $1)
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • ruler

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Measure and cut the piece of scrapbook paper to make a rectangle that is 2.5″ x 12″. Wrap it around the mailbox and tape it together at the bottom.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Add stickers to each side of the mailbox. I found quite a few different sticker sheets at Target. Be sure to dig through Bullseye’s Corner until you find something you like!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

The mailbox can be opened up so you can tuck a small Valentine’s Day card inside.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

I plan on adding some sweet treats before I gift them. Who wouldn’t want to receive such a cute little surprise?

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

New Items in Target Dollar Spot (Valentine, Birthday, Calendar & More)

There are tons of new fun things in the Target Dollar Spot!   You will find things for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, calendars, note cards and so much more.   I took quite a few pictures so you can get a peek at some of the Dollar Spot goodness.   I am finding more items priced at $3 (and even $5).


Ceramic candy dishes for Valentine’s Day priced at $3


The mailboxes and popcorn containers are back for Valentine’s day in fun colors.  both are only $1 each.


Fun new Valentine pencils for both both and girls.

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The glitter heart jar is adorable and priced at $3.  Hanging flag banner and yarn with clip are both $1.


Two packs of milk bottles with a straw are $3.

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Ceramic cake stands were $5.   I love the striped pitchers, but sadly most of the ones at my store were already cracked or chipped.


New notecards!


I love the colors of these ceramic containers.   They would be great for holding pens.


Lots of festive birthday stuff this time around, like these ice cream cups.


More paper straws.


Felt Happy Birthday banner can be re-used every year (as long as you remember where you put it).

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Gift and treat bags too.


I love this Framed Clip Display that comes in lots of bright colors.


Colorful artwork is priced at $3.


Colorful bins for storage.

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Art supplies for the kiddos.  Oh, who am I kidding…I want it all.


Striped round canvas storage totes are $5

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I’m in love with both of these chalkboard menu planner and chore chart.  Both are $3 each

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I noticed quite a few different calendars including this one on a clipboard with I love.

Does your store have the new Dollar Spot stocked with these goodies?   I’d love to hear about your favorites

Easy Snowman Ornament

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

December is when I kick my crafting into high gear. I have so much fun making things to decorate my home and gifts for the ones I love. I bought a variety of ornaments from the craft store in hopes of creating unique ornaments for our tree. Finding “magic snow” in Bullseye’s Playground was great since it makes the perfect snow to put inside these easy to make snowman ornaments.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

You’ll need:

  • magic snow ($1 from Bullseye’s Playground at Target)
  • clear plastic ornament
  • chalk markers
  • ribbon

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Draw a snowman face on the ornament. Chalk markers work really well for this since they work kind of like paint to leave a thick, colorful design on the clear plastic.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Let it dry and then fill the ornament with the magic snow. Once you add ribbon it’s all done and ready to hang.

The holidays can be a bit hectic, so it’s nice to have a simple but fun activity to do with the family. You don’t even have to stick to making a snowman. Use different colored chalk markers to create any design you want on your ornaments.

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!


Manicure & Pedicure Gift Baskets with Amope Pedi Perfect (FREE Beauty Bag)

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System and Electronic Foot File

Looking for a great gift idea for friends & family members that love manicures and pedicures?  The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System and the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File would make great gifts.   Both of these item give the full spa experience without having to set foot in a salon.  You can add them with other goodies for a manicure or pedicure gift basket.  Here is a little more about each product:

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

  • Shiny, natural-looking nails with a simple push of a button.
  • An easy-to-use system–inserts attach easily to the device.
  • Three inserts included to file, buff, and shine nails effortlessly.

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File

  • Buff away hard skin in minutes for smooth feet with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals.
  • Ideal for the safe and professional removal of hard skin from your feet at home.
  • Ergonomically shaped soft touch handle.
  • Micralumina replaceable head that is extra coarse for stubborn, thick hard skin.
  • Battery operated and ready to use – four AA batteries included.


In-store at Target you can stack the savings on these Amope Pedi Perfect items with the following deals:

Not only can you score the FREE Beauty Bag in-store, but you can also get the FREE Beauty Bag online at too.   Just add 2 Amope Pedi Perfect items into your cart and the FREE Beauty Bag will be added automatically.   Target is also offering FREE shipping through 12/25.


I thought it would be great to gift one of each of the Amope products, so I stopped by the Target dollar spot to find gift baskets, a jar and tags to assemble my gifts.

Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

First, I wanted to make a homemade Peppermint Foot Soak to go with the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File.  I thought it would compliment it perfectly.  I’m sharing the recipe with you, so you can make some too. It’s super easy!

Foot Soak Supplies

Combine the following items in a bowl (I found all the supplies at Target):

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3  drops of peppermint essential oils

Add to a jar and tie with string or ribbon.   You can also attach a Mini Wood Scooper 4″

Pedicure Gift Basket with Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File

Gift the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File with a pedicure kit!   In my kit I added the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File, the homemade Peppermint Foot Soak and a cozy pair of fuzzy socks.  I put everything in basket and added a couple of candy canes for fun.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.   I know the recipient will love it!  She will love how the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File will leave her feet feeling luxuriously soft.

Manicure Kit with Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

You can assemble a manicure kit with the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System.  My daughter loves to do her nails so I know she would love a kit just like this.   For this gift I chose the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel set and a pair of gloves.  Once again I added all the items into a bucket and I attached a tag.   With the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System they will be able to buff and shine their nails at home.

Free Beauty Bag

Since you receive a FREE beauty bag when you buy two items you could even gift them inside the beauty bag.  You will find all of the Amope Pedi Perfect items qualify for the gift card offer as well as the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel sets.   I’m sure we all have at least one or two people on our list that would love the gift of pampering.

This post was sponsored by Amope.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and true. 

Target Dollar Spot is now Bullseye’s Playground #BullsEyesPlayground

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Target Bullseyes Playground

Target has reorganized the Dollar Spot and named it Bullseye’s Playground. As usually they have filled with with tempting goodies priced at $1 and $3. I am noticing that there seems to be less items price at $1, but that’s ok because the $3 items are pretty sweet.

Here is a peek at the new section and some close-ups of some of the items.

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Cute wooden signs for Christmas are $3.   These wood be fun to put on your mantel.


How adorable are these Christmas striped cake stands?   They are $3.00.


Once again they have cute glass bottles.  I think these would be great to put treats inside and you can gift them to your neighbors or coworkers.   I’m kinda loving the polka dot chalkboard for $3.   The chalkboard charger is really cool too.


I am a sucker for cute gift tags and the new ones they have stocked are awesome.   Hello…I need those ones with the jingle bells.

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Both of these items are $3, a cute clipboard Christmas Wishlist and a cute canister full of tags and twine.


This 6-pack of Chalkboard Easels were $3.  These would be great to use when you want to label the dishes you have at your Christmas party.


Again with the cute gift tags, only this time they include twine.    I am surprised I made it out of the store without buying any of this cute stuff.   I am going to have to go back!   I am having non-buyer’s remorse!


Lots of cute stockings and stocking stuffers for the kiddos.


Tubes or ornaments for $1 and light up plastic figures are $3.


Star Wars is huge right now so they have an entire section for Star Wars items which would make perfect stocking stuffers.


Travel mugs are $3.00.


There is a whole section with Alex art and craft supplies.    I really like this brand!

Are you seeing anything you HAVE to have?   I’d love to hear about some of your faves from the newly redesigned Bullseye’s Playground (I’m sure I’ll still be calling it the Dollar Spot).

Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Halloween Centerpiece with supplies for Target Dollar Spot

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. As usual, the Dollar Spot has me covered with plenty of Halloween goodies to choose from. With just a package of decorative lights and bat stickers, I was able to turn a plain glass vase into an exciting Halloween centerpiece.

You’ll need:

  • LED string lights ($3 in the Dollar Spot)
  • stickers ($1 in the Dollar Spot)
  • glass vase (found near the decorative fake flowers in Target)
  • candle

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Cover the vase with the stickers. You could use whatever stickers you like, but I couldn’t resist these bat stickers. They’re flocked so they have a nice texture to them. Plus, they have glitter that gives off a bit of sparkle.

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

I’ve had my eye on these LED lights for a while. Target seems to carry them in different colors for various holidays and seasons. This time I found them in silver, black, and orange. I love how versatile and sturdy they are. The lights are nice and bright too.

You’ll want to wrap the lights around the bottom of the vase. I started with one end of lights and worked my way around and around. Once you get to the battery pack, tuck it under the lights and towards the back of your vase. Add a candle and you’re all done!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

If you wanted to get creative, you could fill the vase with other Halloween items. Candy corn, plastic spiders, or rubber eyeballs are some of the fun things that come to my mind!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels

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Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels (from Target Dollar Spot)

Have you been to Target lately?   That’s a silly question, of course you have!   Have you noticed all the plaid items throughout the store?  Plaid is in right now!

Target Plaid Listerine

Target has a Mad for Plaid collection that includes plaid clothing, kitchenware, home decor, pet supplies, scarves and even plaid LISTERINE® bottles!

Plaid Listerine

I bought the LISTERINE® Cool Mint with blue plaid packaging from Target.   The fun packaging brightened up my bathroom and totally got me thinking I would love to add some more plaid around my home.   Which is why I made some storage jars with plaid labels to store my cotton balls & cotton swabs in.

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I used these glass jars that I found in the Target dollar spot and decided to dress them up with some plaid labels.   You can make some too!  It’s so easy to customize the plaid print to whatever colors you desire.   I’m particularly fond of the blue on the LISTERINE® bottle.

tape and paint

I started with some black vinyl and I used Washi Tape to tape off the lines I wanted to paint.  I started with vertical lines.

paint and tape

Once the paint was dry, I taped off the black vinyl for the horizontal lines.

peel tape

You can see what the finised paint job looks like after removing the Washi Tape. It’s seriously cool.  I could see doing a fun red and green print for the holidays too.

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Once both stripes were dry I used the white American Crafts Galaxy Marker (also found in the Target dollar spot) and a clear ruler to draw the white plaid lines.

label pattern

Since the jar had an embossed area for the label, I made a pattern that I could use to cut out the label.  I taped a piece of paper to the jar and used and end of a paint brush to mark the edges where the label will go.    I used a pen to trace the outside area.  I used this as a pattern to cut out the black label.

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I am totally impressed with how the paint I chose matched the LISTERINE® bottle perfectly.   This makes me happy because I love the pretty blue color on the LISTERINE® Cool Mint bottle.


I taped the label to the plaid vinyl and cut it out.

finished jars and listerine

The finishing touch was adding the labels to the jars and filling them with cotton balls and cotton swabs for my bathroom. Not only does the new plaid wrapped LISTERINE® bottles dress up my bathroom, but LISTERINE® can also help me achieve better oral health.   By keeping the LISTERINE® Antiseptic on the counter it reminds me to add it into my twice-daily routine of brushing my teeth.

Target Listerine

You will find the limited edition Plaid LISTERINE® bottles at Target on an end cap near the dental care items.   If you pick up some LISTERINE® make sure you take advantage of the 10% off Cartwheel offer good on LISTERINE® products.  Cartwheel offer is good 9/13-10/31.

What plaid items are you loving at Target right now?

New Fall Items in Target Dollar Spot

Here is a peek at a bunch of new items you can find in the Target Dollar Spot right now.


I love these fun popcorn containers for Halloween.


Paper plates and napkins for Halloween.


We also see these buckets for every season and there are some great new designs for Halloween.


They have a nice variety of notes for Halloween too.


Fun socks for Halloween are only $1.


These fun decorated jars are $3 each.   I love them all!


I also love these fun chevron, glitter and burlap pumpkins all priced at $3.


There are some new items for kids including these foam bath shapes.


As usual, we have lots of new note pads, sticky notes and cards.   I always love checking out the new design for every season.


I spotted some divided trays that would be great for desk or make-up organization.

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There are lots of new themed Star Wars and Frozen themed merchandise.

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