I'm just so excited to have another Homesense to frequent on the regular. I love that place. Their is always a deal to find, something original, something essential.

Target is in the same plaza, which means Starbucks. Amazing!

Although, did I tell you what happened to me when I went to the new Target there? It was a very windy morning. I parked the car in the underground parking lot and took M2 out of her car seat. Basically skipped into the store because I was so excited about buying Easter items... Namely mini eggs. Hopped into the elevator and pressed two. Slowly started going up and within moments the lights went out and the elevator stopped. I couldn't even see M2 in front of me - that was how dark it was. Not to mention one of my worst fears was being realized - I was stuck on an elevator and made worse was the fact that I was in the pitch black and the emergency call button wasn't even working because the power was out. I used the light from my phone to shine on my daughters face to make sure she was ok and debated whether to scream or not. I tried prying the door open and could open the elevator door but not the door to the store. It was at that point that I really started freaking out. And when M2 tells the story now she says "we got stuck on an elevator and mommy was screaming." So yes, I gave in and starting yelling "help" "help" and that was when the elevator started again. Slower than normal but moving. It took me back down to the first floor and the doors opened. I was ready to hug the first person I saw, I was so relieved.

Very traumatic.

Needless to say, I will be taking the escalator tomorrow.

This is what it looked like in the elevator: