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Happy Monday. Can I just say how excited I am for this short week. I have some PTO days stocked up that I have to use before the end of the year or I lose them. So, since I never seem to take vacations…..I have a lot of “personal” days going to be taken between now and New Years. I thought I would start my holiday week a little early, like after Tuesday early. I really need a break let me tell y’all. This past weekend was a nice relaxing one at home before the craziness of the holidays are going to start. Let’s do some quick recapping with B.
I was off on Friday (see above) so I took some time to run over to my favorite gal to get a little trim and highlight touch up. Then I headed into my office to pack it up, something that I have been dreading and avoiding all week. We upgraded to a bigger office space and I had to move my 9 years worth of belongings over to that one. It was a production that involved some bleeding as I dropped a frame on my shin but all in all, it’s finally done!
Saturday we headed over to the Bourbon and Brew Fest. I will tell you, usually I don’t love these events. They tend to super oversell them and it’s overcrowded. Or, you pay a high admittance fee and then still have to pay when you get in there. Well, this event was perfect. It wasn’t too crowded and once you were in; everything was taken care of. I don’t drink Bourbon or any brown liquor for that matter but Mark definitely enjoyed himself and had no problem being my blog reporter for the night. The VIP tickets included drinks and food by 4 Rivers Smokehouse which was excellent. I was overall very pleased with the well run event right down by the Hillsborough River. The rain held out just long enough to enjoy the event.
Also, the vendors did not mess around. We got some really nice dry fit tshirts, sunglasses, glasses, bags, etc etc. Mark had actually been to the Bulleit Bouron tour when he was in Kentucky and wanted to get one of the shirts. He held off (limited closet space remember?) but they were handing out the exact ones he wanted. Day made.
We then took an Uber over to the hockey game to see the Lightning win 5-0. It was such a fun game!
I know everyone gets all jazzed up about Black Friday sales but y’all they have already started. Nordstrom has incredible sales right now. Check out this Tory Burch York Tote or the riding boots on major sale. This cosmetic case would be a really great present to someone where you want to give them a nice gift but it doesn’t break the bank. I love my Dolce Vita booties and this pair is less than $80! I just bought these leopard smoking flats and have been wearing them non stop. I bought this NEST mini candle and it is powerful enough to deliver fragrance throughout our entire house. Plus, it lasts forever. Also, there are a ton of Vince shoes marked down to half off. I’ve also had my eye on this crossbody forever and it’s 40% off now. Things are selling out crazy fast just to let you know! Last, these heels. Insane and half off.
Also, check your credit card deals right now (not sponsored, real life stuff). My American Express card has an app that gives me major deals. Currently it has spend $150 at Bloomingdale’s and get $30 back (I want to kick myself, I just bought a few things from there before). Spend $60 or more on Amazon and get $15 back. Henri Bendel is spend $200 get $50 back (they currently have crazy sales running right now. Check out this gorgeous ring stack). Whole Foods spend $60 and get $10 back and Burberry spend $500 get $100 back. I’ve had my eye on this coatforever. Or if you are using Minted for your holiday cards, spend $100 get $30 back. Those are just a few. Check yours to see what deals they are running right now!
The rest of the weekend I was hunkered down, finishing grading papers and scoured the black hole of Holiday sales for you. Trust me. You will want to check back this entire week for everything I found for you. Plus, there is a top secret sale that is going live tomorrow. You don’t want to miss out on it! Make sure you come back tomorrow for all my picks of it!
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