Thankgiving Dinner + Shopping Black Friday Sales


I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving with lots of good food!

For the first time since 2019 (before the pandemic), we were able to have Thanksgiving in the city at my aunt and uncle’s apartment with my cousins. Last year I was sick with a cold and the year prior was still very much the pademic time period so this year felt really nice to seem back to normal!


I missed a picture of the sweet potatoes but everything was delicious as always.

I had two plates full of food – the stuffing and sweet potatoes are my Thanksgiving favorites.


Black Friday Sales

I get very overwhelmed by the Black Friday deals each year. Now that you know I’m a Gemini who can be indecisive over the little things that matter but don’t really matter, are you really all that shocked?

It’s even worse this year because the sales started earlier than ever. Why do they do this to me? Shouldn’t Black Friday actually mean something? What does the tradition of Black Friday mean when they start Black Friday sales weeks ahead of time?

And, if I’m being honest, the Black Friday deals I browse are all about me. Forget the gifts, this is the best time of year to buy what I want on sale.

Alo Yoga is 30% off sitewide. You know I love everything! Grab the headbands for sure. And the Foxy Sherpa tote! I keep looking at the Knock Out Faux Fur Jacket too. It’s such a good deal on the sale.

Bloomingdales has 25% off items labeled for the sale. It’s worth browsing the site and in-store! There’s so much to look at but I love these Love Pop Top Mittens.

Shopbop is 25% off with code HOLIDAY –check out the Stoney Clover accessories they have, it’s so rare to get them on sale! They make excellent gifts.

J.Crew has been running the 50% off just about everything (not cashmere) for a good week already. The actual Black Friday sale now includes an addition 10% discount. So many good finds! I love this top with the bow in the back. The gloves and matching hat with pom pom are well-priced on the sale too. Oh, and the coats. You can’t beat the sales on the coats from J.Crew!

Gap is 50% off plus an additional 10%- I just did a whole post on the tops I got from GapFit for the gym. Now is the time to shop!

I ALWAYS stock up during the Glossier Black Friday 20% off sale. And if you spend $100, it’s 30% off. I’m buying my favorite balm dot calm lip balm and mascara in bulk today.

The Nightstand Duo is an excellent gift – the duo contains balm dot com and hand cream. The hand cream bottle is everything. Oh, and definitely grab the Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer Duo on sale – such a great combo. No matter which other foundations and concealers I buy, the Glossier duo remains my go-to classic.

From Biossance’s sitewide 30% off sale, I restocked my Squalene + Hyaluronic Toning Mist supply. I bought the full size and the travel size. It’s a great makeup setting mist and hydration mist all in one.

Charlotte Tilbury has really good sales too with up to 30% off everything! Pillow Talk is my favorite. The Superstar Glow Kit Beauty Light Wands are such a great gift for anyone, or for yourself.

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”4895471″]


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: