Who is still recovering from Thanksgiving?! This girl right here that’s for sure!
Thanksgiving may be one of my favorite times of year. Family and friends gathering around food. It may be a time you get to spend with loved ones that you really don’t see throughout the year and then there’s pies…lots and lots of pies. It doesn’t get any better than that! Well, in our case, there was pies on top of red velvet & chocolate cake. If the Weaver’s are hosting an event and you are in charge of dessert, don’t come in here without something red velvet or chocolate LOL.
This year was our 3rd year hosting Turkey Day. Every year I choose to do the Turkey Trot 10K here in Houston. Yes, it kind of stresses me out because the entire time I’m running I’m thinking about all the things I still have to do that morning, but 1) That makes me run faster 2) I don’t feel so bad about everything I am about to consume that day and 3) It is for a good cause!
What really helps is that I prepare as much as I can the night before. I cook what I can in advance and also doing things like dicing onions, peeling potatoes and chopping up anything I will need for the next day. Doing this really saves so much time!
So did you guys brave the mall yesterday? I sure did not! I was so tired and looking forward to relaxing that shopping was the last thing on my mind. Can you believe it?!I did not purchase one thing yesterday, but with so many Black Friday sales through the weekend and Cyber Monday coming up, I plan on making up for it!
Today I am sharing some of my favorite small businesses! If you have been following along for some time now, you know I am a big fan of boutiques and small businesses like Swirling Honey Boutique so what better way than to celebrate them today, on Small Business Saturday! The boutique originally started on Etsy and the owner, Stephanie, is just the sweetest thing! Customer service is always key in my book and though some major retailers have got that covered, great customer service isn’t always the case.
Not only is their customer service top notch, but the items are so on trend (like the blue sweater I have on above) and the prices are too good to pass up. And even better you guys…she is offering 30% off through tomorrow using code BLACKFRI!!! Sharing some of my favorite picks below along with some of my other go to boutiques! All codes are valid online so no need to get out of your pj’s! You’re welcome!
Swirling Honey: use code BLACKFRI for 30% off through Sunday, 11/27
Gabee Tees: use code THANKFUL25 for 25% off through Monday, 11/28
The Songbird Collection: use code THANKS for 40% off Monday, 11/28
Verity: use code VERITY2016 for 25% off though Monday, 11/28
Happy (continued) shopping guys! Don’t forget to support the small businesses!
**Sponsored Post: This post was done in collaboration with Swirling Honey Boutique. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.