Thanksgiving and Black Friday Success

Thanksgiving was a success! Ron and I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time - I was a little nervous about burning stuff I'm making or not having enough time but starting around 2-3 was perfect. We did not have the typical American Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham, stuffing and mashed potatoes. We went the Filipino way because... well, we're Filipinos. LOL Mommy, my sister, sister-in-law and her brother came over and helped us clean out the serving plates ;)

Hours later, we headed to Target to get the stools we wanted (and luckily was a part of their Black Friday deals) and found out that if we get them between 4am-12noon, we get a $10 gift card... so we hid the stools and decided to go back later in the day. LOL

Like Thanksgiving, our Black Friday shopping was a success! Here's our haul...
Cotton On - 50% Off Everything
J. Crew - 50% Off Everything
Stools - 50% off (Normally $100 a box)
Lacoste - 30% Off Everything
Target and Best Buy - Random Good Deals

Also, in this house, we take Christmas seriously. VERY seriously.

We're almost done with gift shopping, a few more presents to go and we can have peace of mind :)

How's your Thanksgiving weekend going?

Have you entered the Thanksgiving Giveaway? It ends soon!


  1. Awww looked like a successful Black Friday shopping for you guys! I decided to stay in and do on-line black friday shopping instead. haha... I didn't want to be out in the cold. Plus it was all raining crazy up here in Seattle. :(

    Your Thanksgiving food looked delicious! Great job on hosting for the first time! ;)

    xo - Sheila

  2. Aahh beef mechado! Miss that dish! :)

    So glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Looks like a delicious Thanksgiving, so exciting that you hosted the first time. Fantastic haul!!

  4. Loooove that you kept a part of your culture going within the American holiday! The food looks yummy!!!

    Great job with all you got for Black Friday!

  5. That Filipino food looks delicious! Glad your thanksgiving went great!

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  6. Wow that is a great haul! That's so funny that you hid the stools!

  7. Wow, you all are on top of your Christmas shopping!! We were pretty successful on Black Friday too. A lot of people hate it, but my mom, sister, and I make a tradition out of it every year, we have a blast.
    You guys were brave to host your first Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to doing it in the future, but I can imagine it is nerve wracking...looks like yours was a success!

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  9. Great, it was such a wonderdul day :)
    I would like to invite you to join my GIVEAWAY :)

  10. Look at you go! You got some great bargains there and so organised already wrapped and under the tree :)
    Im glad the Thanksgiving hosting went well, I know what you mean I always get so nervous when hosting a party or having people over for dinner I turn into a complete stress head I want it all to be perfect :)

  11. Great finds dear! It made me crave for Mechado! The food looks really delicious


  12. okay can I say that I'm totally jealous that you're almost done with Christmas shopping? Want to come and think of great gifts and do my shopping to? Pretty please :)

  13. Pancit! I had a feeling you were Filipino :) My fam takes Christmas super serious too, presents get stacked to the roof! It's crazy.

  14. I didn't know cotton on was international now!
    hope you had a great thanksgiving
    PS loving the christmas tree x