Black Friday Shopping

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I hope everyone had a fun relaxing Thanksgiving!! I planned on posting on Monday, but decided to extend the Thanksgiving weekend a little bit longer, I hope you all understand. We didn't do a whole lot of  shopping on Black Friday { we didn't leave our house until after 10am! } talk about late, but got some good deals on a few unexpected items that made us smile. Our first stop on Black Friday was Best buy, we mostly looked around at TVs and CD's but left empty handed, then we headed next door to Target. Oh how I love Target, amazing we only bought one thing a DVD of It's Complicated. I love Meryl Streep and loved the movie and for only $3.99 I gladly took it home with us. Do you remember the amazing kitchen from the movie? 

{ via here }

Next we stopped in Hobby Lobby, its my third time there since my first visit a few weeks back. I picked up a few things for Christmas. Then we headed to Goodwill. I discovered last year that Goodwill has half off days on Black Friday. The Goodwill we popped is was buy, people had cart fulls of items. I was super happy when I spotted a large gold paper mache  reindeer and a mini one. Here's the cute set I bought for only $ 3.50. One of the antlers on the large reindeer needs repair, nothing a little hot glue can't fix.

Hasani thought I was crazy was crazy when he saw me pushing our stroller and carrying a large gold reindeer under my arm. Are you thinking the same thing? I'm planning on spray painting the pair glossy white, which will give them an instant modern look, kind of like the West Elm Paper Mache ones at $100 each. So cool, I only spent a little over three bucks to achieve almost the exact same look.

Oh and Z Gallerie also sells deer at $ 129 bucks a pop! The Z Gallerie version is white and glittery. It's much larger in person than the West Elm ones are, more like my deer which is over two feet tall!
Then we gabbed some lunch at Boudin SF, they have the yummiest bread ever! I love eating there, especially on a brisk sunny Friday afternoon. Too cute Daddy and Baby matched! Grey on Grey. After lunch we popped in Anthorpoligie, sorry no pictures, I just browsed, because I really wanted to go to West Elm. It's my new favorite store. 

I love West Elm's clearance section, so many goodies!! I took my time and looked though all the bins, they have a ton of pillow covers on sale and tons of dishes. 

I found two pretty green pillow covers, that I'd seen online and didn't think much of until I saw them in person. The green is so pretty and the circle dot print it subtle and delicate it adds a nice textural pattern against the green fabric. I also liked that the back of the pillow closure was done in brown buttons. I bought two pillow on clearance for $ 9.99 each. I also grabbed an egg shaped greige vase, they were only  bucks can't beat that. Do you remember the bathroom hook that I was hoping to buy that matched the Textured Bath Hardware I bought for a steal { each piece was only $ 1.99! } I found the hook in the store for $ 4.99, so I didn't complain. 

I made a few more updates to our living room in the next couple of days. I'm in love with all the changes. It's all coming together so nicely, and I love how the green pillows look in our space. It's feeling more finished & polished. Oh and we did buy one more item from West Elm, it had to be shipped so when it arrives, I'll share. Lastly we popped into Kmart on a whim and I stopped in their Home Improvement section and bought four cans of white glossy Krylon paint for a $ 1.00 each!! They where on clearance so I bought all the the stock they had left! A girl can never have enough white glossy spray paint. I already stared using a can on the picture frame { new artwork for the living room } I'm going to spray paint both the deer today! 

So that was our day out Shopping Black Friday sales, I'm so happy we popped into various stores and picked up a few items on the cheap that made us happy. You know I love a bargain!

Did you go Black Friday Shopping, and great finds? Where you an early bird or did you get a late start like we did, but still scored a few good deals?


  1. Score! Score! Score!!! Such fantastic deals! I cannot wait to see the decor reindeer transformed. bought a sewing machine on Black Friday thanks to you!!!

  2. I just glittered a paper mache reindeer I picked up at Goodwill for $1.99! I painted elmers glue all over it then glittered in a silver/gold mix - it's soooo pretty, I want to do more! Next time I think I'm going to use spray glue though, the Elmers took a while to paint on on such a large reindeer. Can't wait to see how yous turns out!

  3. Love those green pillows (my favorite color!). You got some awesome deals!

  4. Great finds ! I love the paper mache reindeers, especially. Also, I'm so jealous you got to go to Boudins. We love their food.

  5. The reindeer is a great find! Go you! No Black Friday shopping around here...but I did score a few things online from Crate & Barrel yesterday :D

  6. Summer, I'm so glad you got a sewing machine you will have a blast!! :)

    Abby - yay! I'm so happy to hear you also scored a reindeer at the Goodwill, I saw some more gold reindeer 50% off at Micheal's, but I think two is good for our house (maybe) lol

  7. Wow, you did good! ESPECIALLY on the $1 spray paint. That's a staple in a DIY household, lol!

    I went out on Thursday night to the outlet mall here in GA and they had some STEALS there. I also went to Target on Friday afternoon, but nothing in the Christmas area was on sale. I still scored some good stuff though :)

    Myers Maison

  8. Great job grabbing those deals! I can't believe how much your baby has grown! Super cute!!
    Amy R.

  9. Amy, he is getting so big on Sat he;ll turn 6mos! Where does the time go! :)

  10. Oh I did nothing for Black Friday. I see you made it out to Goodwill. I made it out to Value Village and picked up some corduroys (which I should have worn today).

    I keep sending people to your drapery tutorial. Once I learn how to do it...



    Hope your family had an amazing Thanksgiving.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  11. Hubby and I went out of state Outlet shopping and on our way home we stopped at Target...The spray paint was a steal!!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  12. Mr. GWH, Thanks for the Drapery tutorial love! :)

    Wish we had a Value Village, I hear cool things about them in blogland :)

    Mrs. Delightful, love outlet shopping Carters Outlet is my fav store the baby

  13. Awesome deal on the reindeer Katrina! I bet you skipped all the way to the register with them in hand! They'll look great painted white! West Elm is a favorite of mine too. I head straight to the clearance section too, crossing my fingers I find a great deal!!

  14. Great scores! I went to Hobby Lobby too. Love that place!

  15. Brandi, I was so happy!! I got some crazy looks while I was in line, lol :)

  16. Great finds! We didn't do any shopping. We tried to buy a Blue Ray player online, but it was sold out =(

  17. Your deer are adorable - and what a steal! Great finds. :)

  18. LOVE the reindeer!

    i actually did the exact same thing about two years ago, but painted mine black instead of white... you can see them here

    although for some odd reason i'm LOVING gold lately and wishing i hadn't spray painted them in the first place!

  19. Laura, I'm in love with your black deer!! So glad you shared yours! :)


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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