Have you ever heard of a “come apart” before?
We have them in Kentucky.
You have a “come apart” when something is so amazing or so awe-inspiring or so over-the-top incredible…
…that you just can’t even.
That was me at the Dollar Spot this week.
I drove to another state and walked through the sparkling shiny glass doors and picked a lucky red cart and drove it by the bins by the front door and enthusiastically started tossing things into my cart and right then and there in the middle of Target…
…I had a patriotic come apart.
Here are my favorites from my haul. 🙂
1. Patriotic bobby pins
Let’s pause and take a moment to tell the person to your left how cute these are.
You know I love a good bobby pin and a teased up messy bun.
The higher the hair the closer to heaven.
2. Stars and stripes treat bags
I love something that looks cute without any effort.
Just imagine handing these out at the fireworks display.
Everyone would look at you like you’d been preparing all week.
3. Stars straws
I like the non-committal holiday stars on these straws.
They would work for the Fourth.
Or New Years.
Or a seventies disco party.
Take your straw pick.
4. Tiny banners
I wasn’t sure what to do with these.
But I didn’t let that stop me.
They made it into the cart because they were cute.
5. Galvanized map with magnetic heart
This artwork has a galvanized metal USA with a heart that’s magnetic and travels the country.
I put it next to Kentucky, but it’s also covering Illinois, Indiana, and parts of Tennessee.
I heart those states, too.
7. Blue and white striped ribbon and canvas banner
This doesn’t really say HRFO.
It says Happy Fourth.
The better to celebrate with.
8. Patriotic party napkins
There was a whole set of paperware that matched these napkins.
But I’m cheap.
So I thought I’d splurge on $1 for the napkins and .25 for white dishes from a yard sale.
9. Patriotic decorations
These paper medallions came in a set of three.
They are sturdy and super easy to put together.
Well played Target. Well played.
Here’s to the red, white and blue.
Here’s to this land that I love.
And here’s to a patriotic come apart–with extra sparkle. 🙂
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