Monday we meet again! It was a fun filled weekend going on a mother daughter shopping trip! I am so sad it’s over already!

Every year my mom and I go on a mother daughter shopping trip just the two of us. We take our shopping trip very seriously and quite literally shop until we DROP!  So, I am writing this late on Sunday with my feet up on the couch and snuggled under a blanket!

We always go out of town for our trip so that we can have uninterrupted time together and so we can venture to different stores than at home. We start on Friday evening and go until we are shopped out on Sunday. As I mentioned in my Friday Favorites post, we look forward to this event all year long and plan for it accordingly. Therefore, we end up with a big haul on clothes and home goods for ourselves but also we get a big start on Christmas gifts for the family.

This year, we started our adventure after my husband finished up work on Friday. Our drive is about two hours and it’s a perfect time to come up with a game plan for the stores we want to hit and for the items on our wish list. We hit the ground running when we got into town and started with several home stores including Homegoods, Kirklands and Pier One. Shopping was our priority and we didn’t even stop for dinner until almost 9. I tell you, my mom has more energy than I do!

My absolute FAVORITE find of the trip were these buffalo check ottomans from Kirklands. I have a thing for buffalo check and have been on the hunt for a bench or stool with this pattern. These are perfect! They are actually storage ottomans so I can’t wait to decide what to keep inside of them. For now they are in our dining room, but I am sure I will move them around a lot throughout the seasons. They are a great size and seem very sturdy.

Fall Farmhouse Mantel

As if the ottomans weren’t enough buffalo check, I also found this adorable Christmas pillow also from Kirkland’s! #givemeallthebuffalocheck

Buffalo Check Pillow

If you are crazy for buffalo check like me, here are a few more fun ways to get your buffalo fix!  I have pajama pants similar to the ones found below–so festive!

The next day, Saturday, we started bright and early at 9:30 by going to the only store open! Yes, we went to a different HomeGoods!! It’s always a treasure hunt going to this store!

Mother Daughter  Shopping Trip Tradition

Coffee in hand, my mom and I are ready to take on the day!

After we finished up at the discount stores, we went to the big outdoor mall in the area. This is where we spent the bulk of the day and where we got to over 16K steps rather quickly. Maybe this is why I can barely move my legs!

We HAD to make a trip into American Girl for my daughter to check off some of her wish list items. Since she is ten years old, I know my days of seeing her play with American Girls are numbered. It makes me sad to think that she is moments away from ‘outgrowing’ most of her toys. But I’ll revel in the fun for now since she is still requesting these things for Christmas.

We really lucked out this weekend as there were a TON of Columbus Day sales. We didn’t even realize this when we planned the date for our trip. We’ve now decided that our future trips should continue to be on this weekend. Most of the sales continue through Monday, so if you are reading this on Columbus Day check them out. Our favorite deals were at Loft, Gap, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn…just to name a few!

Another one of my finds included this Halloween pillow cover from Pottery Barn that was under $20.

Halloween Farmhouse PIllow

We finished up at the mall around 6 o’clock on Saturday and somehow still found energy to head to another area of town for Nordstrom Rack and a few other stores. It wasn’t until after 8 that we decided it was time to have dinner! We were too tired to even eat out at a restaurant, so we grabbed soup and salad and headed back to the hotel to eat.

Mother Daughter Traditions to Start TodayI posted this over on my Instastories. We were so TIRED!

By Sunday our shopping lists had pretty much been finished so our motivation to shop was (finally) starting to wane. Our last stop before leaving town was the brand new Ikea that recently opened. Amazingly, we did not find anything to purchase  except for their cinnamon rolls. Who knew Ikea had cinnamon rolls?! I thought it’d be a nice “souvenir” to bring home to the kids. Not the healthiest thing in the world –ahh well!

Spending Time With Your Mom


The best part of the whole trip is spending one-on-one time with my mom! It is so rare to have this kind of time with our schedules. It really is so important to make time for your family. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and not make the time. But, whether it’s an hour for a cup of coffee or a long weekend away, any amount of time together can be special!

Mother Daughter Experiences

As a mom, I really hope my daughter is up for these kind of bonding experiences when she gets older. I cherish the time so much and I am always sad at how quickly how trip goes by.

We came home with a FULL car, empty wallets and sweet memories.

Mother Daughter Traditions

**Special shout out to my husband for holding down the fort! Between all of the kids activities it is a lot to juggle. He is more than capable of managing the kids but, from my own experiences when he is out of town, I know how tiring and challenging it can be! Don’t worry, he has his own vacation coming up soon!

Hope you all have a great start to your week!


  1. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on October 9, 2017 at 8:04 am

    SO FUN! What a great tradition! I love all of your finds too 🙂

    • Jaclyn on October 9, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Holly! It really was a fun time.

  2. Katie on October 9, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Looked like an amazing trip & such a fun tradition! The picture of all your bags is impressive!

    • Jaclyn on October 9, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Ha ha thanks! We covered a lot of stores!

  3. Sally on October 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Just ordered the buffalo check tablecloth!

  4. Shannan on October 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    So festive and fun! Love it!

    • Jaclyn on October 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Shannan!

  5. Diana on October 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Those ottomans are to die for! Love!

    • Jaclyn on October 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks–they are so fun to style!

  6. Britney on October 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    So fun! I love shopping with my mom, you guys got great stuff!

  7. Caroline on October 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I think you and your mom need to include me next year! Your mom and I always were great shoppers as I recall❤️

  8. Angela Amores on October 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    This sounds like such a good time. I’ll definitely have to do something like this when my daughter is older. Impressed with the 16,000 steps. Holy moly that’s a lot of steps.

  9. Kristen on October 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I love that you do this annually with your mom. You guys got some super cute finds! Those IKEA rolls made me hungry!

  10. Rachel on October 10, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    First, those ottomans are GORG! Second, IKEA has cinnamon rolls!?!?!?

  11. Eryka on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

    omg I’m crushing on all that festive decor!

  12. Michelle M on October 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Ok the buffalo print pillow with Merry on it- I need that right now

    • Jaclyn on October 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      Yes you do–ha ha! Check out Kirklands!

  13. Jaclyn on October 12, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I love HomeGoods so much!!! I wish we had one near us!

  14. Aly Funk on October 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    That’s so fun! I love shopping with my mom!

  15. Erin on October 18, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Great pic of you and your mom!! ❤️ Have always loved this tradition of yours!

    • Jaclyn on October 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you:) Mother daughter time is the best–especially as we get older!

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