Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Weekend Recap

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was pretty quiet. It was just my parents, my brother, sister, and I. It was nice that we were all together, since with my dad's job that doesn't always happen!

Thursday morning my dad and I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. It was kind of boring, but we've watched it every year since I was little, so why stop now? Haha. 

My mom and I spent most of the day in and out of the kitchen cooking. My dad helped out when he could, but our kitchen is small and there isn't really enough room for three people. 

We ended up eating in the late afternoon. We then spent the evening watching TV. While not super exciting, it was definitely nice to relax after all the cooking! 
On Friday, I hadn't planned on going shopping, but my mom wanted to go, so we left at like 10:30 or 11 to head to the mall. 

I ended up only getting one thing. We found some nice flannel shirts for $10 at Macy's (full price they were $35!), so I got one for my dad. Coincidentally, that morning we realized my dad doesn't really have any nice going to town type shirts, and my dad was the only person left on my Christmas list I needed to buy something for, so it worked out. 

With that purchase for my dad, I only need one more thing for him, and something else for my mom and I'm done with my Christmas shopping!

After the mall, we headed over to Costco for a few things. I was worried it was going to be really busy, but it was actually pretty empty! Which was shocking because Costco is almost always crazy busy around here!

We dropped our Costco stuff off at home, then headed out to get a Christmas tree. When we lived in Washington, we always went to a tree farm and cut a tree down, so it is still weird going to a lot and getting one. It's just not the same! 

The first lot we went to didn't have anything. All of their trees were either really short or really tall. (Like around 4' or around 8'. We were looking for something in the middle.) And their prices were really high. 
I thought there was a lot closer to our house, so we drove over to that one and fortunately they had a ton of trees of all different sizes. And their prices were lower than the first place.
We found a nice, tall tree with sturdy branches. We have lots of Hallmark ornaments, which are heavy, so we always have to get a tree with sturdy branches.

I did some online shopping that evening, since I never did really find anything at the mall. I ordered this top from H&M. It's plum colored, so I couldn't pass it up. 

And I also ordered these jogger pants in black from Target, as well as this burgundy boyfriend cardigan. I really like the boyfriend cardigans, and the one I have needs to be replaced.

On Saturday, my brother and I went out to lunch and then stopped by Target. While I was trying on some other stuff, someone had left a pair of the jogger pants I ordered the night before in the fitting room (although in a different color), so I tried them on real quick and they fit perfectly and were really soft! So if you're looking for some comfortable pants, I'd recommend those!

I didn't really find anything at Target, just some eyeliner and another little Christmas bird. They don't have them listed individually online, but I got the one on the far right.

And then on Sunday we just kind of relaxed and I pulled out some of my Christmas decorations and decorated a bit.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do any Black Friday shopping? Score any great deals?


  1. I just love how relaxing Thanksgiving can be!! Mine was pretty relaxed too, although we did have my dad's brother and sister and their families over so it was a little packed and crazy there for a while :) Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

  2. Me too! I feel like holidays are the only day I can really get away with not really doing anything. ;) That's nice! Having family around can be fun, but it certainly can be crazy!