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