I had a perfectly relaxing first married Thanksgiving with Austin, and I learned a few things:
- I can successfully bake a Pumpkin Butter Cake as good as Mom makes.
- I have some amazing extended family on my married side who helped make my belly and my heart overwhelmingly full with delicious food and so much laughter.
- Dallas Black Friday is nothing like Amarillo Black Friday –in a very good way.
More stores = more options = less crazies per store. (Except Ulta –ladies be crazy for beauty everywhere.)
A Thanksgiving with a little baking, a little crafting, Macy’s Parade, an overflowing of food, family, and shopping. What more could a girl ask for, I ask you? God has given us some beautiful blessings.
A fourth point I learned: I’m becoming a seriously boring old married woman (who’s surprised?). I got way too excited over a little Dirt Devil Hand Vac, and way too disappointed the yarn selection had been picked over. (What weirdo out there –besides myself– noticed crafting yarn was on sale and got there early and bought it all before me?)
To follow up on what I actually came home with versus my picks, a few Black Friday Buy highlights (link to products through photos):
A couple of much needed BOGO free storage baskets from World Market to keep my crafting messes under control. (World Market was such a great idea. If you haven’t gone, do.)
A couple of (much needed -ha) BOGO free pretties from World Market.
I was too exhausted in Target last night to find what I was looking for (I obviously didn’t properly caffinate. Rookie mistake.) But I’m willing to bet they see me again before the sun sets on this Black Friday.
Did you have any luck? Tell me about it in the comments!