Whew! Did everyone survive Black Friday and this weeks Cyber deals? I do not brave the crowds on Black Friday and, honestly, unless you are just into that there is really no need to. Shopping from home in my pj’s worked just as well! Every year I promise myself to focus on the gifts for others and once again I ended up buying gifts for myself. Was it just me or did Black Friday and Cyber Monday all just seem to run right together this year?
So many stores are still having great deals and I created a December Deals tab in the navigation bar to help keep track. Target, for one, is having lots of one day specials worth checking out over the next week and with free shipping and returns through the 23rd it’s a win! Amazon also has some fun deals I’ve been trying to keep an eye on. And ever since adding the Ebates tab to the my toolbar I haven’t missed out on the cashback on my shopping. Can you believe I’m already up to $106!! If you haven’t signed up you can do so here!
So yes, shopping and all things Christmas have pretty much been my favorite this week! Let’s get on with what I’m loving shall we?
Black Friday Purchases
I’m not going to lie, I have no idea how in the world this sweatshirt is still in stock!! Heck, I ordered 3 for gifts and of course one for myself! I’m wearing a large in this picture but ordered the medium to try and am still debating on the size. I feel like it’s true to size and lightweight enough it could be layered with a top underneath but just not sure how often I would do that. Did I mention it is SOOOO soft? Well, it is and I will probably be wearing it tons!
I also ordered this fun poncho on Black Friday and was really hoping it would work for me. It’s also super soft and I’m really loving the color. It also comes in a beautiful green and I really debated between the two colors. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off but I think once I added the leopard booties I was sold! My booties were a sale score from Sam Edelman last February when I was in Vegas but this pair is under $25 but looks to be hard to find in stores.
This sweater is NOT on sale but I am having a really hard time not snagging it for a cute casual holiday look! It comes in both green and red but also black. I may have ordered to see if it is actually soft, all for you guys of course! It sure is adorable in this picture so I’ll keep you posted!
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Our Christmas Home
I’m loving our new little breakfast nook since adding the built in (I promise to show you the before and after soon) and this skinny tree found a new home here! The kids typically had this tree in our front room but right now it is empty so I decided the tree would be much cozier here! I’m kind of crazy over the whole tree in a basket trend and thought this turned out so cute. Bonus, this basket will be used under the bench once Christmas is over.
I will be sharing a little home tour with all the Christmas decor soon as well. This year the new layout of our living room really inspired me to change things up ever so slightly and I really tried to keep things a little more simple.
I love finding special gifts for others! While I really want to find something they love, I also really like to at least attempt to keep it a surprise. I’ve tried to pull together some fun gift ideas for several different groups of girls that will hopefully help you just a bit. I am working on a list for the guys too and hope to have that up really, really soon!
We have not one but TWO holiday parties this weekend! I love being able to get together and catch up with these girls and this party is seriously our favorite. My friend Sarah legit makes all the food and it’s amazing bite site party food and the best broccoli cheese dip! Yum! This picture has me missing my hair though I have to admit.
Then Keith & I will be heading to his company Christmas party on Saturday evening! Working for the state we don’t exactly get the perks of a night away on the company tab so I definitely enjoy this little treat from Keith’s company. I loved my dress last year but am pretty sure I will be keeping it a little simpler this year.
Now, would you believe I have not bought ANYTHING to wear to either of these parties (or if I have I don’t remember and it hasn’t arrived yet) and will just have to wing it! Any suggestions for a great party outfit? I bought this top recently and actually wore it in our Christmas card pictures so it might be an option if I can find some bottoms to pair it with.
Wishing you a happy holiday inspired weekend!
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