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Friday, December 3, 2021

What I Bought on Black Friday


Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you had a good week.  The weather has been picture-perfect, so my walks have been longer than usual.  I've even enjoyed my lunch and reading on my patio.

I get lots of wonderful emails from you all.  Some of you tell me what you like about the blog, and some tell me what you don't like.  Some people ask me for one of the Mister's recipes.  

The only recipe I am asked for is my 1-point WW muffins.  Btw... did you know that WW redid their point system again?  Is anyone out there doing it?  I'd love to hear your feedback.

Anywho, I received a couple of emails from readers inquiring as to what I bought on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  

I usually don't do a lot of shopping on Black Friday.  I always think that I can do better with the after-Christmas sales.  But last year, I got burned - my size was sold out in every item that I had my eye on. 

It's not easy wearing size quadruple zero.

So this year, I made my purchases early.
I can't give you a lot of reviews because most of the items haven't arrived yet.

There's nothing to see here.

This is described as oversized. 
That means I can buy a smaller size and feel better about myself.

I am a huge fan of Cuddl Duds.
They are warm and thin, something I strive to be someday.
Btw... I snatched a couple of these tops up at a third of the price of what Amazon is selling them for.
At least I think it was, but I was never the brightest bulb when it came to Math.
Or English. Or Science. Or French. 
Btw... they are still on sale.

True confessions: I'm lazy.
I never wash my brushes; I just wait for sales so I can ditch my bacteria-infested ones.

It does make nice brushes.
These brushes were $10.00 apiece last weekend.

And if my girls are reading this, please don't get me a super-duper brush cleaner.
I'll give it back to you next Christmas.

Getting old stinks.
I have noticed that my eyebrow hair is getting sparser and reappearing on my upper lip.
I've never used a pomade, so I thought I might as well give it a whirl when I get a deal on it.
Any pomade believers out there?

The girls and I visited Sephora last weekend.  They had a half-price promotion on this hydrating moisturizer.  It's a light cream, and I could almost feel my dry, old skin slurp it up.
I'll definitely repurchase it.
Btw... Sephora is having a 20% off sitewide sale and 30% off Sephora brand sale now.

I received this package last night from Ulta, so I can't give you a review.  
I do have good news, though.  
Both the mascara and concealer are on sale today.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I absolutely love Tuckernuck.  They had a 20% off sitewide sale on Black Friday, and I treated myself to this little number.
PS I already own the aviators.
Can you spell d-o-p-p-e-l-g-a-n-g-e-r?
Now say it fast ten times.

I love quarter zips.
This sweater arrived yesterday.
It is true to size, and I love the color.
It's a keeper.

Love the color and neckline.
It's 60% off today.

Yes, another turtleneck.
I love neck camouflage.
It also arrived yesterday.
It is a bit fuller than I am used to, so I'll probably return it.

I'm usually not a hoodie girl.
But I made an exception when I saw this gorgeous color.
It's still on sale.

I bought this through one of the Steals and Deals promotions on one of the morning shows a couple of months ago and loved it.  It is a rich cream, it is SPF30, and it smells delish.  I ordered another jar at half price.

What can I say... I can never turn my nose up on a sale on pearls.

You are probably thinking... didn't she buy any gifts for anyone besides herself?

I'm getting there.

Are you looking for more gift inspo?
You can find it hereherehere, herehere, and here.

Until next time...

Well-made and still half-price.

60% off!

50% off sitewide sale on full-price items on Land's End.


Love these!

Big sale on Egyptian cotton sheets on Amazon.

I just bought this one this morning.
I know, I know...
there are other people on my list besides me. 

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. The button collar tunic from J Crew Factory is my fav, I have it in multiple colors. Shannon

  2. Always fun, Katie! Going back to shop a bit! Thanks always for the good recommendations! xo

  3. Love your blog and everything you recommend, Katie! Thanks for adding joy to my inbox!

  4. Amazing finds, Too funny about your brows. Merry Christmas sweet friend.


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