Posts tagged with "Black Friday"

The Best Black Friday Deals

Posted November 26, 2014 in Black Friday, Thanksgiving, shopping and 12 more

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this holiday because it's a great reminder to slow down and think about things we are grateful for. I have so much to be thankful for this year! The BF and I moved in together, my family is happy and healthy, my blog is better than ever, I'm halfway through my Institute for Integrative Nutrition classes, I feel healthy and happy and so much more!

The BF and I will be in Hastings at his grandma's house enjoying dinner with his family. While I'm not in love with most of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes (green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc.), I absolutely love the BF's family's sweet potato casserole. It's whipped sweet potatoes with a brown sugar nutty topping. Mmmm. That's what I'll be indulging in!

To prepare ourselves for the big food day, the BF and I plan to run the YMCA's Turkey Trot. Note the word "plan". Last year it was absolutely freezing, so we'll see if we get out there to brave the cold again this year.

Need some tips on staying healthy during this holiday?

Check out my 9 Tips To Help You Have a Healthy Thanksgiving, which was featured on Her View From Home.

OK, let's talk about shopping! I've always loved shopping on Black Friday! 

Years ago, my mom, aunt, cousins and I would spend the evening of Thanksgiving pouring over the ads looking at all the deals. We would get up at 4 a.m. Friday to start our shopping expedition. We had so much fun laughing at the craziness of the day and getting energized with cups and cups of coffee.

The photo above was taken in 2010 after an epic Black Friday shopping trip with my mom, cousin Kristi and aunt Adel.

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Thanksgiving Recap + Black Friday Bootcamp

Posted November 28, 2014 in Thanksgiving, Black Friday, workout and 6 more

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

On Wednesday night, I dragged the BF over to my parent's house to look through Black Friday ads. 

He was happy in the end because my mom made us a pumpkin pie. I made the homemade whipped cream. Seriously, never buy storebought whipped cream again (it's full of junk anyway!). This will change your life - 2 cups whipping cream, 4 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract. Whip in a mixer until stiff peaks form. Feel like a domestic diva.

My Thanksgiving day started with a gratitude meditation and a yoga class. My gym offered fitness classes Thanksgiving morning!

It really helped me take some time to think about what I'm thankful for. This year has been full of so many exciting changes! I'm especially grateful for all of you! Thank you so much for reading my blog, interacting with me on social media and supporting me! It means so much to me.

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BLACK FRIDAY: The Best Sales for Activewear and Healthy Living

Posted November 25, 2015 in Black Friday, shopping, activewear and 9 more


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If you've been reading Sweet Success for awhile, you've probably realized that I love to shop.

Years ago (before Black Friday moved to Thanksgiving), my mom, aunt, cousins and I, would get up early the morning after Thanksgiving with our coffees in hand and wait outside Target for the doors to open. We would divide and conquer to get the items we wished for. Then we'd move on to the next store. It was more about spending time together, laughing at the absurdity of the day and having fun than the actual shopping.

As stores open earlier and earlier, I become less interested in being the first in line for Black Friday. Last year, my parents, the BF and I drove to Lincoln on Black Friday for some afternoon shopping. The BF and I didn't hit up Target until about 9 p.m. The year before, we all went to Omaha for afternoon Black Friday shopping. I still get my shopping fix, but I don't have to be out with the crazies.

I've also realized that you can get all the deals (and more) online! More online retailers are offering discounts on items the entire holiday weekend. Which is why it's the perfect time to pick up some items to help you reach your healthy living goals!

There are tons of companies having major sales on high quality activewear and healthy living items. So I've compiled a list of some of the best sales this week!

Happy Shopping!

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Thanksgivig Recap {2015}

Posted November 27, 2015 in Thanksgiving, food, family and 7 more

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, laughter and delicious food!

My Thanksgiving was a bit different this year. The BF and I usually go to his grandma's house for an early afternoon dinner. But the BF has a new job, and had to work.

So we decided to make our own Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy when he got off work. And we invited my parents over.

This is the first time I made Thanksgiving dinner!

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 27-29, 2015} - Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted November 30, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Thanksgiving and 8 more


I'm so not ready to resume real life today! My long weekend was so wonderful. It was full of family time, relaxing, putting up Christmas decorations, holiday shopping and eating delicious food.

And when I woke up to the view above...I just wanted to stay in my pajamas, drink coffee and watch Christmas movies all day.

Here's a recap of my Thanksgiving, and here's how I spent the rest of the weekend...

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Health & Fitness Black Friday Deals {2016}

Posted November 23, 2016 in Black Friday, shopping, health and 5 more

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Get ready to get your shop on! Black Friday is almost here! 

If you have goals for getting healthier in the new year, need to upgrade your activewear or need some motivation to make healthy changes, Black Friday is a great time to invest in some new gear. Of if you have a friend or loved one that could use some fit gifts, now is the time to buy.

Here are some of the best deals for healthy living this year...

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