Michaels is a great hobby/art/ crafting store. They have a good selection of paints, brushes, scrapbooking supplies, fancy papers, fake plants, home decor, kids crafts, candle making supplies, unfinished wood products, yarns and knitting supplies, party supplies, lamps, and more. They usually keep up with their stock pretty well. The staff is nice, but they are not always that knowledgable about the products they carry. They usually have a coupon that comes in the Sunday paper that is good for 40% off any item. Their prices are generally low to begin with, plus they have weekly sales.