I was chosen for a Smiley360 mission, to do a review on Kmart! Â I received a $15 Kmart / Sears gift card for this mission, to be used towards Christmas decorations.
Christmas is such a special time of year. Â It’s almost… magical. Â As much as I hate cold weather, snow, sleet, etc. Â I just love the holidays. Â The holidays bring so much warmth and love, and there’s nothing more important to us than spending holidays with loved ones. Â So we really enjoy decorating our home for the holidays.
We already decided, like way back in January, that we were going to have a blue theme this year. Â Every year we have a different color Christmas theme. Â One year we did purple and gold. Last year it was green, and this year we are going blue! Â Multi-colored lights are pretty too, but we really love the one or two colored themes for now.
We have already bought some of our decorations, including our many boxes of solid blue lights, but we still need more things. Â So off to Kmart we went! Â They had so much Christmas stuff, we could have spent all day in there. Â Aisles and aisles of Christmas decorations, trees, outdoor decorations, wrapping paper and accessories, and most importantly – aisles full of Christmas candy 🙂
I knew that Jaclyn Smith had her own Kmart Holiday Collection, but I was surprised to see that Sandra Lee had her own Kmart Holiday Collection! Â I thought they both had beautiful decorations, but Sandra Lee’s stuff was just oh-so-cute! Â I’m a big Sandra Lee fan (and absolutely LOVE her kitchen gadget collection, I own several of them) and her stuff is always quality. Jaclyn Smith’s stuff was really nice too though. Â I really loved the off-color shades of bulbs she had. Â Everywhere else you just have basic greens, blues, etc. Â But Jaclyn Smith’s collection had those slightly different shades of blues and purples that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
We found a bucket of these really cute pine cones, and they had them in silver, gold and blues. Â And although our tree is going to have all blue lights and blue bulbs, we decided to go with the white dipped & glittery pine cones to stand out on our blue themed tree:
We also needed a new tree skirt. Â They had the biggest selection from any store we’ve shopped at yet, and we FINALLY found one we agreed on! Â It’s royal blue with silver sparkly swirls and will look so pretty with our blue themed tree!
Every year, there’s a Christmas decoration / toy that kinda makes you laugh, right? Â Well we saw some customers in the store that had this thing on the floor and it was singing and dancing around and we just *had* to have it. Â I’m sure this will bring lots of laughter for many Christmases to come!
After we finished our shopping, we had some Cesar Pizza in the Kmart cafe.
We had a great afternoon doing some Christmas shopping at Kmart today! Â Will you be doing any Christmas shopping at Kmart this year? Â Visit http://www.kmart.com/decorateitforward and enter the Decorate it Forward Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Holiday Shopping Spree with Sandra Lee or Jaclyn Smith and other great merchandise from their exclusive Kmart Holiday Collections.
And here’s something fun! Â Click here to Decorate it Forward with Kmart’s Virtual Ornament Creator! Â You can build and send a virtual Christmas ornament to friends and family!
And lastly, visit www.ShopYourWay.com to sign up for the Kmart reward program. Â Earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Â No minimum amount of points to redeem!
If you aren’t a member of Smiley360, you should sign up! Â Anyone can be a member, you don’t have to be a blogger! Â They are always looking for new people to review products and sign up for their special Smiley360 missions, and it’s completely free!
Now we just have to wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving to go pick out our Christmas tree and we’ll spend the entire day decorating for Christmas! Â We’ll have some Christmas music playing, or Christmas movies, and we’ll just enjoy decorating our tree and home. Â I can’t wait! Â I’ll be sure to take a picture when we’re all done!