My daughter and I ventured out early this morning (4:30 a.m.) to partake in the Black Friday hoopla. We aren't the kind that go out for the doorbusters or anything like that - we just enjoy the festive atmosphere and look for some great deals. This year we even bought matching long sleeved "Black Friday" screen tees, lol!
(Super bad photo taken with my phone!)
The mall we went to had opened at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving (boo to that!), so it was very quiet when we arrived around 5 a.m. (after our Starbucks stop!) and we scored a fantastic parking space to boot!(Important since it was lightly snowing AND only nineteen degrees (with an eight degree wind chill!). After lunch, we ventured to another mall - big mistake! It was i.n.s.a.n.e.! I let my daughter go in while I tried to find a parking spot. By the time that happened, she was already done - so we got out of Dodge and moved on to the nearby Target - ahhhhh, back to tranquility.
I was really excited to find flannel sheets in a red plaid at Target. The last two twin sets, and at $16.99 each, they were quite the bargain in my estimation! They will be fun to add to my black, white, and gold guest room beds for the holidays. We also scored a great deal on holiday candles at Bath & Body Works - love the Balsam Fir & Evergreen this time of year. Their Black Friday deal was buy three - get three free, plus I had two ten dollar coupons, making it truly a deal.
Also, if you bought $40 worth of products, you could purchase a tote bag for $20 - along with a large tote bag, it contained a smaller makeup case that says, "Sparkle" on the front, a yummy, seasonal 3-wick candle, body spray, lotion, soap, and perfume. Great score!
My little Elf on the Shelf guy is especially excited about my Philosophy purchase today - "Hope for the Holidays." It contains three products tp help with wrinkles...."hope" it works is right!!!! And lastly, I picked up two cute, vintage-y peppermint lollipops to add to my Christmas decor.....if you come over, please don't eat them (although they are edible!). I have a lot of peppermint candies that I save from year to year to use in my kitchen Christmas displays...so most of them are probably a bit stale!!
Anyway, we had a super fun mother-daughter day together - shopping, drinking Starbucks, and lunch at The Cheesecake Factory - o.m.g. delicious! Now we are home, propping up our "toesies" by the fire, and hanging out together as family.
How about you? Did you venture out into the Black Friday world?