I'm not here to judge anyone who shops on Black Friday because I can appreciate a good deal with the best of them. That being said, the picture the media paints of this day is pretty much like my worst nightmare. I hate crowded places, long lines and mean people. I saw the news reports about all of the Black Friday fights and violence, which only confirmed the negative picture in my mind about this shopping experience.
So instead of dealing with the crowds on Black Friday, we decided to take advantage of the unusually warm day and hang our Christmas lights. And by "we," I mean, Pat does all the work and I just hold the ladder. Someone has to do it, right? As we were testing the lights, though, we realized each strand was half broken. After I finished kicking myself for not buying lights after Christmas last year when they were 50% off, we ventured out into the craziness that was Black Friday.
Pat went to Home Depot to get more lights and I went to JoAnn fabrics for scrapbooking paper to start my Christmas cards. The line was longer than I have ever seen there! I was instantly regretting my decision to go there until I realized the frames were on sale for 65% off. That is a HUGE deal and I was in the market for some frames. A few months ago, I pinned this on Pinterest.
I received a wooden letter R for Christmas last year and have been waiting for the perfect way and place to hang it. As always, Pinterst gave me a great idea and solution.
So when I saw the frames were on sale for 65%, I jumped at the chance to finally make this project happen. My one and only Black Friday purchase provided my once bare wall with this new decor.
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