Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrated yesterday.
Who’s up extra early for some Black Friday shopping? Scott and I have never really gotten into going to aimlessly shop at different stores the day after Thanksgiving, but we have taken advantage of the deals and have purchased a few big items on this day before.
If there’s something we are in the market for or need to replace (like last year’s television in the living room), we’ll scope out what stores have the best deals on what we are looking for and make that one quick trip. It’s worked for us on several items throughout the years!
Whether you are gearing up to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, enjoying a cozy morning at home, or getting ready to head into work (bless you) today, Happy Friday!
Every week, I like to take a look back at what I have been loving lately. It’s a fun way to get ready for the weekend, and I always love seeing your favorites at the bottom of this post, too.
Before I keep rambling, let’s roll into this week’s edition of Friday Favorites!
Friday Favorites #117: Week of 11/27
After walking by the store several times on the way to my barre classes, I finally decided to go into a Lolë store that is located right next to the studio. I found plenty of cute activewear and outerwear, and my friend Alex talked me into walking out with this adorable Cotton Knitwear beanie before we left.
The pompom is removable, but that’s kind of my favorite part. It’s also lined with a fleece material around the inside of the rim. I’ve been wearing it around all week, and I already want to go back for more colors. I’ll be back, Lolë!
• Sanders chocolates
If you are a longtime reader, then you might recall me mentioning Sanders a time or two. We have two of the gourmet chocolate stores near us, which can be both awesome and daunting at the same time. I stopped into the Rochester location over the weekend to get a little something to gift my mom when she arrived for her visit to see us this week.
Of course I had to get a few extra somethings for us too…
I prefer the dark chocolate, and the combination of that and peppermint patties is where it’s at. I picked the dark chocolate sea salt caramels for my mom and came home to an appreciative husband, thanks to the milk chocolate cherry almond torties.
Gosh, it’s all so good!
• eos lip balm (flavor combos)
Pictured above is vanilla mint, and I’ve also tried coconut milk. I hate that I love lip balm so much, you guys. It’s awesome, and a definite necessity as we gear up for the winter season.
So yes, little things like new flavors (and combos!) of lip balms get me excited.
• Mrs. Meyer’s candles
I guess today is the day I bring up old favorites, because I found an old go-to from the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day line this week that I never blogged about. It’s the same scents you know and love to clean with in a soy-based candle!
I have tried a few of them before (all of which I’ve enjoyed), and I am especially digging the Basil scent. It’s found a home in the center of our dining table, and I can’t help but light it throughout the day. As in all day, every day.
By the way, I found this one at Target and took advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free on any Mrs. Meyer’s products currently going on. Score!
• time with Mom
It’s been so nice to have my mom in town to visit over Thanksgiving!
She likes to make a solo trip for some extra mother/daughter/girl time once a year, and we have been loving taking her around some of our favorite places in the area. We made a trip out to Detroit for America’s Thanksgiving Parade yesterday, and she was such a trooper to deal with our last minute decision to head downtown.
More stories from our time together this week to come!
• giveaway winner
Thank you to all who left sweet comments about my new haircut, and also those who entered the Salon Legato giveaway!
I realized yesterday that I never announced the giveaway for my Detroit readers this week. (Sorry, guys!)
Entry #6: Maggie S, you have won a $150 gift card to Salon Legato! You have been emailed and need to respond with your shipping address to claim your prize.
I hope you love your services and well deserved excuse to treat yourself to some pampering during this busy holiday season!
• favorite LIL posts
• Black Friday deals
Check out these stellar deals I found in my email inbox… (most include shopping online, too!)
» 30% off & an extra 40% off sale items at Urban Outfitters
» my favorite hair dryer & straightener (Ultra CHI) is on sale for $74.95 (each) using the code 308308 at Ulta!
» 40% off clothing & accessories at Target
» Up to 90% off & free shipping at LuLu’s
» Buy 3, Get 3 Free at White Barn (<- amazing candles)
» Buy 3, Get 3 Free off of everything at Bath & Body Works (holla!)
» Lots of great deals going on at Victoria’s Secret & Free Tote with any $75 purchase using the code FRIDAY
» Take an extra 15% off at Kohl’s using the promo code AMAZING15 (& lots of door busters)
» Get 40% off and free shipping at American Eagle
» Get up to 70% off necessities at Office Depot
» Get 30% off of everything at Lucy throughout the weekend
» Get up to 60% off sale items at Lorna Jane
» Get 15% off & free shipping (with more deals on the holiday collection) at Crate & Barrel
» Up to 50% off online items at Petco
» Get 25% off your entire order at Tervis using the promo code GRAVY (<- obsessed with their water bottles)
» Get 30% off two pairs of shoes & a free blanket wrap at DSW
» Lots of great deals going on at Amazon!
That should keep you busy for a bit. Happy Shopping!
• Friday funnies
Themed out for the shopping festivities, of course. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: Friday Favorites is a series of posts that features items I genuinely want to share with you. While #FFavorites isn’t sponsored, affiliate links may appear from time to time. As always, any support is much appreciated! <3