Jenny and I decided it was time for a Plum Adorable field trip, especially since we kept hearing all these RAVE reviews about the new Hobby Lobby that opened up about 30 minutes away from us! Jenny went to Hobby Lobby for the first time 4 years ago with her cousin Molly in Missouri. She has been emailing the franchise for FOUR YEARS since then begging them to open one up in Washington State. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t because of her emails, but they finally opened one up in Lynnwood!
The good thing about the Hobby Lobby in Lynnwood is that it’s also in the same shopping complex as TRADER JOES! Hobby Lobby and Trader Joes in one day! It was like it was my birthday!
We started our day visiting Amy (my newish friend and Jenny’s long time best friend) at the coffee shop that she works at (Jenny also recently designed a lot of their signs and they were REALLY cute!).
Amy made me the BEST hot chocolate I have ever had, SERIOUSLY. (Remember, I am the weirdo that doesn’t like coffee!) It was a White Hot Chocolate and it was SO GOOD! And our kiddos, (I brought Kaylee along and Jenny brought Carson or Cawson as Kaylee says!) got to have kid sized hot chocolates with whipped cream and SPRINKLES!! The sprinkles were a HUGE deal to the kids! Carson talked about the sprinkles on the way there and then got so excited when he saw them in his cocoa! We were in a hurry so we got our drinks to go and got spoons for the kids so that when the drinks were gone they could open them up and dig out the whip cream and sprinkles at the bottom! Seriously, the sprinkles made the kids DAY!
But, sadly as we got on the road and the kids got to the bottom of their cups, we opened the lids to discover that almost ALL the sprinkles had completely dissolved. Caron was HEARTBROKEN! He cried for 8 minutes straight (Jenny is interrupting Jess’ post-Jess is so nice- he cried for more like TWENTY MINUTES!)
He just kept saying SPRINKLES over and over. We felt so BAD! (SSSSPPPRRRRRIIIINNNNNKKKKLEEEESSSSS!!) We were both trying so hard not to laugh as Carson just kept saying ‘sprinkles’ over and over and then he had these huge tears coming down, it was so sad and so funny at the same time! (We are the worst moms!) We were able to find a few sprinkles in the bottom of his cup and Jenny promised to make him some special sprinkle hot cocoa at home later on. (Jenny is interrupting again-yes, I did make all three of my kids hot chocolate, whip cream and SPRINKLES on top!)
The sprinkle disaster was soon forgotten as we made our way to crafter’s heaven, I mean, Hobby Lobby! This place is HUGE and very cool! And as a bonus we found out that ALL the fall and Halloween items were 80% off!! AND that all the Christmas stuff was half off!!!!! I brought a coupon along for 40% off a regular priced item but I couldn’t even use it since EVERYTHING I bought was already on sale for 1/2 off! WOO HOO!
If you have never been in a Hobby Lobby before, it was very much like a Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s and Pier 1 all rolled into one store! We spent a few hours there and still didn’t get to look at everything. We did get to run into our friend Alyson (she is super crafty too and we plan on featuring her on our blog soon and she is an AMAZING cook too!) and her mom. The kids were on full on melt down mode before we were able to drag ourselves out of there! We both got some screaming deals and left very happy campers with plans to return VERY soon without 2 kids under 5!
There are a few pictures below! I brought my camera to document our fun field trip and then got WAY too distracted by all the cool stuff to take many pictures (story of my life right there!).
Since the kids were melting down, we headed to their favorite store of the day, “Trader Jones” as Carson calls it, or Trader Joes to the rest of us. Why do the kids love this store so much? Well, because they have kid sized shopping carts and a stuffed crab that makes it’s way around the store, hiding in a different location each day and if you find said crab, you get candy!! What kid wouldn’t love this store? What grown up doesn’t love this store?? We unfortunately were pushing our timing too far past lunchtime and almost too far past a little one’s nap, so we kind of booked it through Trader Jones!
We ended up our adventure with a trip through McDonalds since the kids were “STARVING” and this meant we could eat in the car on the road!
I like field trips!! Don’t you!?
I kind of had to laugh at this picture, the sun is shining down so brightly on it! It makes me think of my happy place!
Only a 1/4 of the store!
The kids were REALLY good! Especially since we were there for HOURS!
This was my new find at Trader Joes! (Thanks to Jenny’s recommendation!) I’ll be trying it soon and I’ll let you know if the Garlic and Herb crust tasted as good as it smelled!!!
Ready to plan a field trip anywhere special??