Monday, December 2, 2013

Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Sleepy Saturday!

Boy, oh boy do I LOVE shopping! So of course, Black Friday is right up my alley. Each year I wake up early, grab a coffee, the massive Dallas Morning news, and plan out my route!
This year, the coffee was swapped for a coke from McDonalds, due to the fact that Starbucks was closed and I had no intentions of making my own coffee that morning!

 I normally have a huge list of things for me to buy, as well as a list compiled with what time each store opened and what I needed from each store. This year was a little different. Considering I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping, I didn't really need anything, but somehow I managed to throw a list together of things I felt I needed! My top stops included Old Navy, Target, Bath & Body Works and Khols! We (My good friend Leah, Thomas and I) headed out around 6:30, and didn't stop till around 1am, only to take a short nap and head back out at 5am!

After about 15 hours shopping, and only 3 hours of sleep, the only thing more exhausted than I was, was my credit card!
This year, a vast majority of my shopping was done on clothes, and things I can use in my apartment (not till July), and small gifts. In total, I saved over $600, and spent less than 1/3 of that! It was certainly a successful shopping day for me. After shopping, I helped Thomas & his mom decorate for Christmas, and then returned home to decorate my own house.
Here's the tubs and boxes that were tossed all over my living room. I'm not much for neatness prior to my decorating, but the finished product is always neat and tidy!

Early Saturday morning, my friend Kaitlyn, her sweet baby girl Maddy, and I headed out to First Monday in Canton. If you don't know, First Monday is a giant flea market, I use the term flea market loosely, because it's not  your average flea market. There is SO much stuff! Lots of western/ Texas themed housewares, small boutiques, and just about everything else you could imagine. When I was younger, we'd go to Canton a few times, I have such fond memories of riding around in my red wagon looking at all the cool stuff out there. Kaitlyn and I found tons of cool stuff, and lots of stuff we both wanted, but being out there in my Civic, and having Maddy's stroller in the trunk, sadly, we both knew most of the stuff would never fit. Although we passed up on lots of stuff, I found a ton of cool things that I could buy. Mostly clothing, and a few house ware things, I was satisfied, and knew I'd be back again soon.
On the drive home, I got extremely tired and started getting a headache, probably from the huge lack of sleep. Once I got home, I headed straight to bed (at 4pm), and didn't get out of bed until the next morning. Thankfully, my migraine medicine kicked the remaining headache I had the next morning.

After a long break last week from work, I am happy to be back at it today.
This week is going to be busy busy preparing for finals next week, but I know I can do it!

I hope everyone has a great first week of December!
XoXo- Tiffani



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