What I Miss About The Black Friday’s Of The Past

Black Friday's Of The Past


Black Friday is soon approaching, and just like you, I enjoy finding the savings online, but, if I’m being honest, I kind of miss the Black Friday’s of the past and here’s


Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving Day was a time for spending with your family and friends, and you didn’t leave your warm, toasty, home to get the deal of a lifetime.

Now, if you ate too much, and want to go as a family to find those savings then have at it, other wise, I try my best to stay home.  LOL



Turkey Day Newspaper


On Turkey day, I would get up in the wee hours of the morning, put my bird in the oven, and head to the gas station to get the massive newspaper, that was full of

colorful ads, and the anticipation of savings.

My mom and I would circle the items that we wanted to buy, plan out a route, and away we would go with that newspaper guiding the way.


Up At The Crack of Dawn


I can remember getting up at 3:00 in the morning, to go stand in line at the store, freezing my butt off, but as soon as those doors opened, it was time to become a team

and get that Black Friday deal!  Whoop! Whoop!


Get That Gift



This was the time you had to dive right in the middle of a swarm of people, and get that gift.

Sure, there were some people who weren’t very nice, but the majority of people were kind, and willing to help others too.


Hiding The Presents


At the end of the shopping day, your mission wasn’t over, you had to bring your gifts into the house and put them in secret spots.

Now, whether my family found these gifts, I will never know, because they always acted surprised on Christmas Day.


The Big Nap


And finally, after all that shopping on Black Friday, I would take a well deserved nap, with a smile on my face, because of all the savings that I got.



Sit And Click


Now, I’m sure that some people reading this think that I’m crazy to miss the Black Friday’s of the past, because today you can buy all those savings online.

In fact, certain websites share weeks in advance, what’s going to be on sale, and you can take advantage of the door-busters savings as you sit and click.

This really is great for those who have to work on the holidays, or can’t physically get around.


Time Well Spent


For as long as I can, I want to spend Black Friday with my mom, and hopefully, my daughter one day.

It doesn’t matter to me how we do it, just as long as we do, because it’s time well spent, which is priceless.

How To Support Kids With Food Allergies This Halloween Season

Believe it or not, some kids can’t eat all those Halloween treats due to severe food allergies.

A great way to support these kids on Hallows eve, is by placing a teal pumpkin outside, which lets these trick or treaters know that you have non food treats.




Here’s our Teal Pumpkin Project display at our Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center office in Maryville, TN.


Please visit TealPumpkinProject.org for more information, and free printable signs in both English & Spanish.


Also, here’s a list of Non-Food Treats to hand out to the kids.


I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween season and please share this with your family and friends.

Super Halloween Hats, Shirts, And Skirts


I may be in my 50’s but I still get a kick out of dressing up for Halloween.


Here’s some simple, budget friendly, work wear costume ideas that anyone can wear below.



Spider Head Band



Plus Size Long Sleeve Spider Web Printed Poncho Top



I wanted to share something a little different, and in plus sizes.


This spider poncho top goes so well with the spider headband above.  LOVE this top. 


6 Pack Of Assorted Halloween Head Bands



This is great for all those slackers who show up to work with out a costume on Halloween!
You can hand them out like candy!  LOL

Pumpkin Beanie Hat




Keeping it simple with this pumpkin beanie hat!  A costume in a flash with this one!



Halloween Steampunk Spider Witch Mini Top Hat



Peasant Blouse Vintage Boho Pirate Shirt




Steampunk Skirt 






A little steampunk fun, and heck, I would wear that peasant shirt outside of the Halloween season.




Star Wars Porg Pumpkin Patch Halloween Graphic T-Shirt




BORG Bigface Pom Beanie Hat



I just had to put some Star Wars love in this list of tees!

How cute would this shirt be with this beanie hat above!  Insta costume, it’s what I’m all about!


Men’s Western Cowboy Costume T-Shirts




Beistle Cowboy Hat Headband



This one goes out to my hubby, who thinks he’s a cowboy.  NOT!

Halloween Off The Shoulder Sweatshirt



Going retro with this sweatshirt, and of course you need to add some leggings like the ones below.  Large sizes on these!!

Halloween Spider Web Pattern Fashion Legging




Ok….I’m done being scary with all the sharing!

I hope that you see some costume ideas for yourself or another.


More importantly, have a safe Halloween with your family and friends.

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