How I survived Black Friday …

Black Friday … hmmm.  Some love it and some hate it.  I’m somewhere near Switzerland on this one.  I see it more as a spectating event and perhaps maybe a deal or two stumble upon me.

Black Friday for me starts on Thursday.  The mother unit and I get two newspapers and go through them – reading the ads and looking for anything that peaks our interest.  Nothing this year seemed 4 am worthy, or even midnight worthy for that matter.  We decided to leave the house somewhere around 5:30 am on Friday.

I woke up about 4:45 and my mother was still sleeping.  So, I decided to let her sleep a bit longer — after all, there was nothing imperative we HAD to buy.  I leisurely got ready in my Brooks attire … hey — it’s comfortable and stylish at the same time.  And – if for some strange reason I HAD to run after something … GAME ON!


There:: that’s better.


Starbucks in a mug.

Brooks Run Happy hat.

And a smile.


Best not forget these two gems:

Women’s Adrenaline GTS 12

Women’s Utopia Thermal Cozy Pant


I then woke the mother.

ACK!  Big mistake letting her sleep in.  Apparently, she wanted to get up early.  Oopsie Daisy.

After another 30 minutes or so, we were out the door in the pouring rain to power shop people watch and sorta shop.

First stop —

Need you wonder?

This, my friends — makes every day start out just right.

Next up:: JcPenny.

Total craziness people.  Especially in the shoe department. I stood by and watched everyone dig through boxes of boots, because they were all on sale for $20 or $25.  Yes – I love a great deal on shoes.  In fact, some would say I might have a bit of a shoe problem … however, NOT TODAY.  I have my limits and today was not a shoe shopping day for ME.  So, I stood by and watched and took a picture or two.

I shopped around a bit, found a few great deals, then waited patiently in the longest line EVER — (it felt like ever!)

Key here:  patience.

No peeking!


Another stop to Freddy’s, then guess what?

More fuel! What better fuel than some more coffee and a yummy pumpkin scone to share?! Mmm.

See how I’m making this day work?  It’s all about priorities.

My favorite find of the day?

Of course, I had to get him.

This (and Starbucks) is how I survived Black Friday.

***Tell me — what do you do for Black Friday? Any fun finds?

11 thoughts on “How I survived Black Friday …

  1. Katie!

    That is crazy! I I can’t believe you even ventured out… I don’t have it in me. But I must admit, the game on gear probably gave you a leg up. I did some Saturday shopping (for essentials) in the same attire. Funny how a little Starbucks goes a long way 🙂

  2. I used to ALWAYS go out Black Friday shopping with my sister to shop for their kids. It is amazing what deals you can find on toys! Its kinda like a game. Since I moved to Seattle, I don’t go any more. It’s not the same without blasting nsync’s Xmas album in the car with my sis. Haha Nice work on all the coffee stops though. It is a Black Friday MUST have!!!

  3. Switzerland is the perfect way to describe how I feel about Black Friday. It is a total specator event for me too! Tons of people to watch and coffee to drink. We slept in and then hit up DICKS for some great Nike and Under Armor gear and Old Navy. I waited in line for EVER too and got the BEST deals including a 17$ red coat. So cute! Then met some freinds for lunch which is the real fun of Black Friday! BTW, that pumpkin scone has my mouth watering. My friend just made Starbucks Pumpkin Scones at work and I had to have the recipe. I can’t wait to make them soon!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! What a great deal you found on that coat! I bet it’s adorable!! Sounds like you had a fun Black Friday!! Let me know how those home made pumpkin scones turn out. I’d love the recipe!! 😉

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