It's been months in the planning, today's trip to Costco. It used to be so easy to either stop off on the way home from where I used to work. Then I used to make a day trip out of it with the then Toddler SSG when riding in a trolley was still a novelty he wanted to last forever. But since we've moved (and I now have a very independent and agile Preschooler on my hands) the only safe and sane way of tackling Costco is to do it on my own on a weekday. Which I just did, armed with a shopping list that's been in progress since the last time I visited all those months ago.
The catering rolls of food wrap have been stowed away (I find their size and the thunk they make on the bench top every time I use them deeply satisfying), I've squirrelled away three dozen biros in my work bag and the grown ups chocolate jars have been refilled and rehidden in the pantry. It was the highlight of my day finding those snack sized Butterfingers today. Coming a close second was the half hour I spent this morning ironing name labels into all 15 items of my latest order from Next for Preschooler SSG.
It's all a bit different at Costco these days. Trolleys now have to be paid for, Aldi style. Fortunately, it's not as much of a hassle getting your coin back because there are return keys chained to every trolley return bay in the car park.
It wouldn't be a trip to Costco without me shopping beyond my list, would it? Do you remember Bettina Liano jeans? Unfortunately, the label went into liquidation in 2015 but you can find her logo-ed Ts and denim shorts at Costco as of now.
Just under $20 for a pair of denim shorts. I couldn't walk past an offer like that. The denim has a nice weight to it too. I ended up buying a pair in black because all my other summer denim is blue or white. Props to the girl next to me who reckoned we could both try on our pairs over our jeggings rather than chancing it by stretching a pair over our clothes and hoping for the best, It worked first go for both of us.
I will leave you with the lastest in clothes pegs from Daiso. Our laundry will be drying in the breeze this season from under my new Mickey Mouse pegs.
Do you own a pair of Bettina Liano jeans? I can't remember whether this was The Label in Australian denim before or after Sass&Bide? I'm feeling my age just posing this question.