House Projects on Black Friday

Good moooooorning! How was everyone’s Black Friday? Did you shop ‘til you dropped, or avoid the crowds completely? Besides a quick trip into Walmart on Thanksgiving night to buy shampoo for a rug cleaner (which was quite amusing to see everyone crowding around the various spots in the store before the deals were done and they were “let loose”) we didn’t do any shopping.

Instead, we actually tackled quite a few projects around the house…


We shampooed the rugs, hence the random furniture everywhere.


We cleaned out one of our basement closets, which was quite a project.

I took down all of the fall decorations.


And then it was time to put up the Christmas treeeeeee. Looks pretty good like that, right? Winking smile


I listened to my Mariah Carey holiday station on Pandora all afternoon long while I decorated the living room. I’ll tell ya…I have way too much fun decorating for Christmas!


We also decided to move our tree to a different spot this year; every year we’ve lived here, it’s always been in front of the big window because, well, it just seemed like the right thing to do. But this year, we decided to switch things up a bit.

So since we moved the tree, we also had to do a little rearranging of the furniture which, I must say, I like way more than I expected (here’s what it looked like before).




So much more roomy! We may just have to keep this setup for a while now. Smile

Around the time I finished up inside, Jay also finished up with the Christmas lights outside, so we put in my favorite day-after-Thanksgiving movie (Elf), and enjoyed some delicious leftovers for dinner.


There was really no question what was going to be for dinner…I had been waiting for it all day.


Mom’s homemade applesauce,


And a turkey, stuffing, provolone, and cranberry sandwich on whole wheat toast. THE best leftover Thanksgiving meal ever, in my opinion.


It was definitely a busy and productive day, and a good one at that. The three of us definitely enjoyed a little down time for the rest of the evening by the tree before calling it a night.


Oh yeah…Cody says hi and he hopes you have a great weekend. Winking smile


  1. says

    I kind of love rearranging furniture and tackling house projects, so I’d say it was Black Friday well spent 😀 I didn’t do any shopping yesterday, and I tried to avoid the malls as much as possible. I didn’t even think Black Friday was a huge thing in Canada, but the stores were absolutely packed. It would have been nice to go see some of the deals, but I’m not a big fan of crazy crowds and long lines.
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  2. Lisa says

    I love your tree and the way you reconfigured the room. It does look more roomy. I braved the mall at 9am this morning. No one was there. Got what I needed and was out by 10:45. How does Cody handle the tree? When our cat was alive he would hide under the tree so sometimes all you would see would be his tail hanging out from under the branches. It was too cute.
    Enjoy the rest of your decorating.

  3. Beth says

    Ha! I was the same as you – my only ‘Black Friday’ shopping was around 9pm Thanksgiving night when we had to make an emergency Walmart trip for a breakfast crockpot casserole we were having Friday morning (we needed a dozen eggs and only had 2. Oops!) There were tons of people in the grocery section and I had no idea what was going on – I finally asked an employee and she said it was the line for one of the sale TVs. The table with the TV stickers was right in front of the case with the eggs; I got a very weird look when I told them I really was there for eggs!

  4. Julissa says

    I tried this sandwich for dinner tonight using our leftover- holyyy moley was it GOOD! I now know what I’ll do each year with our leftovers :)

  5. says

    Your tree looks beautiful! Love the set up 😉 Normally we wait till the 1st of December but we’ll have to do the tree a week after because we will be moving house and it’s too much of a mission to set it up, pack it away and set it up again!
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