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Pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole…. SHOPPING!!


Shopping is an essential part of any Thanksgiving celebration!  I literally shopped until I dropped this AM.   I forgot my camera at the house, but I stopped into Starbucks around 12:30 and bought a multi-grain roll that came with a packet of almond butter (only $1.69! I love their new line of healthy food).  I also had a green tea.


Here are my super awesome purchases:


New jewelry to wear with my rehearsal dinner dress….


Black jewelry is definitely the "thing" right now. It was all over the stores!


I also bought a new dress (very Gossip Girl-inspired).  This dress definitely channels my inner Serena.


And the open back (super hot):


A pretty purple satin halter top


A satin black pencil skirt with fun detailing on the behind.  Love this! Gives me an arse! :)  Here’s that back:


Two sweaters to wear in Napa on our honeymoon.  The dark blue one is really purple.


And two tank tops for $2.49.  Old Navy is having an INSANE sale right now!


After I got home, I ate my "real" lunch at 3:00 PM! Whoa — my eating schedule is all crazy-off today.


I had carrots and celery with Sabra hummus.  This hummus is so delicious!


And the last of my crock pot chicken soup….


I’m planning to go on a run shortly and then I need to prep for some Thanksgiving cooking!  I’m also working my first shift at the doggie kennel tonight. 🙂


Are you a fan of shopping on Black Friday? I LOVE IT – but I have to work at the kennel on Friday.  How early do you hit the stores?



  • jenngirl November 26, 2008, 2:13 pm

    Beautiful jewelry, dress, sweaters…everything! I definitely love channeling my inner gossip girl, ahhh so glamorous!

    I am not really into the shopping after thanksgiving, even though the sales are good, the crowds make the whole experience miserable for me.

  • HangryPants November 26, 2008, 2:18 pm

    I love the Gossip Girl dress!

    I love Black Friday, just for the crazy experience of it, but I don’t get out there too early. 😀

  • Lyss November 26, 2008, 2:19 pm

    where did you get that dress?! I love it!!!

    I don’t normally do Black Friday, but I’m very into cyber Monday. I love online shopping- no crowds! I MIGHT hit the stores for a short time Friday morning before I babysit at 8. We’ll see. Let me know where you got that dress!

  • Oh She Glows November 26, 2008, 2:24 pm

    haha I just realized I wrote the same thing as Lyss…! (*about the dress) Great minds think alike!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 26, 2008, 2:30 pm

    great deals!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~
    I like your dress a lot!
    it happens to me often that when I go out for shopping, I forget totally my belly…..hahahha…so 3pm lunch is so common!

  • bitesoflife November 26, 2008, 2:36 pm

    wow, those are some awesome finds, especially the “gossip girl” dress.

    I don’t sop Black Friday anymore. I went once and some lady ran me over with her cart for a Barbie. That was enough for me. 🙂

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 26, 2008, 2:44 pm

    Black friday is so fun! i usually go shoppping around 11 or 12 🙂

  • Erica November 26, 2008, 2:45 pm

    Ow! Fun purchases! I love the pine nut hummus! It is def my fav! I bought some last weekend but Josh pretty much destroyed it in 1 sitting! I <3 the black Friday!

  • girlrunningaround November 26, 2008, 2:47 pm

    Wow! You did some great shopping!

    I L-O-V-E Black Friday! It’s so much fun to be a crazy and stand out in the cold at 4am. My step-mom made it a family tradition years ago. Even when I worked in retail, I loved it. I had to be at work at 4am, but I was out by noon and the day flew by.

  • Halie November 26, 2008, 2:51 pm

    Great buys! Very cute!

  • ksgoodeats November 26, 2008, 3:23 pm

    Cute purchases! Old Navy always has some crazy steals 🙂

    I am so not a black Friday girl! I hate crowds!!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 26, 2008, 3:51 pm

    lyss and oh she glows – its from a store called windsor!

  • Oh She Glows November 26, 2008, 4:24 pm

    awww I dont think we have Windsor in Toronto….!?

    Shucks I love it. Great pic! Sexy yet sophisticated!

  • Mica November 26, 2008, 4:39 pm

    You got cute things! I like the halter top.

    I actually just went to Old Navy yesterday to buy some jeans and a couple shirts. I *hate* shopping though because it usually just makes me frustrated. Glad you had an enjoyable time 🙂

  • Bridget November 26, 2008, 5:05 pm

    I love the Serena dress!

    I like to shop on Black Friday, but not super early! I wait until all the crazies are gone 🙂

  • Marissa November 26, 2008, 5:05 pm

    I love getting jewelry at Forever 21 – especially trendy pieces that I can’t wear long

  • November 26, 2008, 5:06 pm

    love the clothes! i love going black friday shopping – i usually head out around 6 which isn’t bad for me b/c im usually up by 5 🙂

  • strongandhealthy November 26, 2008, 5:35 pm

    Beautiful new clothing and jewelry! I went to Old Navy today too and they have awesome deals!

    Yes, I shop on Black Friday! I’m all about the deals!

  • Meg November 26, 2008, 5:37 pm

    Great buys, especially the jewelry! I love Black Friday! Ilove looking at all the ads on Thanksgiving morning!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 26, 2008, 6:03 pm

    Nice buys!

    The soup looks great!

  • Barbecued Peaches November 26, 2008, 6:56 pm

    I love,love,love the Gossip Girl dress. Where did you get it?

    I’m all about Black Friday! My BFF and I go every year. Last year we outdid ourselves and were at the local mall before 5 AM! I have no idea that ETA for this year yet 🙂

  • imadedinner November 26, 2008, 7:55 pm

    I love all your purchases!! I have to start thinking about what to wear to our engagement party!!!

    I hate black friday shopping. I always have!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 26, 2008, 8:36 pm

    bbq peaches – from a store called windsor 🙂

  • Katie November 26, 2008, 9:33 pm

    You had me at Forever 21. And then Gossip Girl. Lady, you had me this whole post! Such cute things!

  • Lara November 27, 2008, 7:10 am

    LOVE the Serena dress! Happy Thanksgiving!

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