Our shopping day was great. I met my friend at 7:00 a.m. at Walmart for those early bird sales. Now I was lucky to wait till 7:00, cause by the time I got there, most of the crowd had left. My friend said it was a mad house at 5:00 a.m. That was hard to believe since it was cold and rainy outside. I figured it would detour people from getting out. NOT!!! Anyways, guess what I purchased?? The Cricut Expression for 199.00. It was just too good of a deal to pass up. The machine and 2 cartridges. I was on the phone waking my husband up and convincing him of how much money I would save him if I took advantage of this sale. He of course agreed!!! He knew he would eventually be buying this machine for me, so why put up a fight. LOL!!! I have the smaller Cricut and just totally love it and have just about worn it out. Now I have one to leave at home, and one to take to crops. This will be helpful in loading it and unloading it from my bag. I can now keep it packed up and ready to go in a moments notice. I did have on my Christmas list to purchase a "Slice" and a "Big Kick", but decided to wait on both of those and go with the Expression. I really do think out of all the die cutting machines out there, the Cricut is indeed the best of the best!!! Of course that is my opinion only. I am sure others have their favorites as well. To each his own is what I say. I have the Cuttlebug, which I also love, and I have heard that it will cut the XL Sizzix dies that Sizzix has now made. If this is true, than there is no need to purchase the "Big Kick" I need to find someone who has one so I can see if this is true.
Anyways, the day did prove to be a good shopping day as I also purchased a 8GB USB Flash Drive for 17.00, 2 Dickies shirts for my Son for 15.00 each, 2 hooded shirts for myself for 10.00 each, and a bottle of Cologne for my Girly Girl for 5.00. To top off the day, a little scrapbooking time with friends and then dinner. I cannot think of a better way to end a perfectly good shopping day.