Sunday Skim

The Sunday Skim 11/19/17

Black Friday… Y’all it’s almost here.  My High Holy Day and this is the first time in like 10 years that I will not be hitting the sales Thursday and Friday.  I want y’all to be prepared though so here is the scoop I have on sales so far.


Old Navy: 40% off all merchandise on Friday BUT you can get 50% off now in their pre black Friday sale if you use code FRIYAY

GAP: You can get early access 40% off starting now using code GIFT.  However, if you have a GAP card you can get 50% off with code CARDVIP


Anthro: Can we talk about how I want all the things from their party look book???  They haven’t released their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals yet but if you sign up for their emails you get early access.

LOFT: They haven’t released their sale yet either but it will likely be a percentage off the entire store.  They are also offering a sneak peak if you sign up for their emails.

So last night I launched a new group on Facebook called Sales, Steals & Deals!  This will be a place for me to share special sales, discount codes and deals my affiliates are planning before they are released to the public.  Did you know I know what is going to be onsale at Target the week before it actually goes on sale???  Believe me you want to be a part of this group!  Even better is that this will be the place to be for all your Black Friday and Cyber Monday needs!

Fashion…  Should we rename this category to shopping?  It always seems like I am linking to sales or things to buy.  Tell me what you think…  Also, this is a link to the first look at the Target redesign that will be happening at 500 stores across the nation.  You’re welcome.

Food and Drink…  This week I attended a holiday Cocktail Event at the Southern Hotel.  It was kind of amazing and several local mixologists were there to give us their special holiday recipes.  I have never been a fan of eggnog.  Like never ever ever but Paul Calecas (@paullagers on Instagram) has converted me.  This was his recipe on the best eggnog that I have ever had…

Paul Calecas Eggnog

Pint of Brandy
Cup of Whiskey
Cup of Rum
4 oz Sherry
12 eggs
12 tsp sugar
Quart Half and Half
Quart Condensed Milk

Combine with a blender or mixer.  Serve chilled over ice.  Garnish with a small amount of nutmeg.

Family…  Shutterfly has been having some amazing sales lately but I learned something new a few weeks ago.  Sign up for their app and they will send you reminders about getting free stuff.  Just this week I got a free Christmas stocking, notebook, phone cover and 16×20 print.  Great Christmas gifts and you are only responsible for paying shipping.

Social…  Several things coming up!  Next Sunday is the Northshore Parent Holiday Tea.  Tickets are almost sold out so do not miss out.  The Lobby Lighting at the Roosevelt Hotel is 11/28.  The Flannel, Fur & Fizz Holiday Market at Maison Laflitte is 12/3.  The Sips of the Season Stroll is 12/8.  There is so much fun stuff coming up I can’t wait!

News…  I couldn’t be more excited about Christmas and as happy of a time as it is for me and my family I try to keep in perspective that it isn’t happy for everyone.  In fact it can be a stressful and anxiety ridden time of year for families.  I am grateful for so many things in my life but being able to give my kids gifts on Christmas day is definitely one of them.  Several places in the area are offering ways to give back for Christmas.  Rouses has a tree for seniors who have needs this year.  You can check them out at the exits and pick an ornament with the persons information on it and drop off at Rouses.

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