Fragmented Freewrite #20

How was your Black Friday???

It's not really my thing, but we did head over to a favorite thrift store of mine. They always have great treasures to be found, and on Friday everything in the store was 50% off! I got the boys (and myself) so much great stuff and didn't even pay $50 total.

In fact, I think we left with 18 items, which were all name brands. Here are my favorite buys, tho...

For Luke...all 3 pieces totaled $5.71

For me...just under $4 for BOTH


I received a totally random package in the mail this week. It was 4 used books sent from Lakewood, WA. No note and no name on the return address, which was a PO Box, by the way.

The books weren't even anything that I would typically read. Call me stumped and bummed.


We are getting up our Christmas decorations slowly-but-surely. It seems like it used to be more fun. Of course, I didn't always have SO much stuff.

Here's a taste...


Sam is doing fine!! Thank you for all of the nice comments, emails and prayers. The doctor isn't sure what was going on, but it seems to be resolving with the antibiotic.


Sweet Sara at The OmniCouple gave me an award and now I shall pass it on. The rules state that I need to choose 10 blogs, but I'm kind of a rule breaker, and I want to just pick 3 women that I really think deserve it.

I love these ladies and their blogs...

Boyd's Crazy Mama
Life with Kaishon
Unknown Mami


I received my Secret Santa package this week and love it! My partner did a great job and I want to say a big THANK YOU!!

Love the ornament, candy (YUM!) and beads a ton. Oh, and I use that elf lip balm everyday. Seriously. I can't wait to find out who YOU are! Great job.


And, I can't think of a better way to end this FF episode than to say, "I HAVE 100 FOLLOWERS!!"

I'm a bit excited, considering I started this blog for my in-laws. (Just wanted them to see the boys more since they are all in NY. We are in GA.) Now, I have a bunch of new friends...from all over the world.

A big, extra special THANK YOU to Amanda at ParentingByDummies! You are #1...ummm...I mean #100.

CHECK IT OUT. It's a really great/clever/fun read.


Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...what a steal!!!!!! You got some cute things too!!! Love deals like that.

Yaya said...

Yay award!
Yay Secret Santa gift!
Yay followers!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

You had some great finds! I LOVE that jean jacket!!

I know what you mean about decorating being slow - and you hit the nail on the head by the fact that it's because there's so much...that's what I'm realizing this week! :) I'm hoping to have all the decorating done today so I can relax... ;)

Congrats on the award!

Your Secret Santa did an awesome job!

Glad Sam's doing better...

Enjoy your weekend! :)

blueviolet said...

Congrats on your award!

I like your decorations so far! They're cute! And your swap goodies are great!

But that book thing is so odd...

won said...

I love the jacket you scored for yourself.

Glad Sam is doing better!

Cat said...

Nice clothes and a great deal! I'm glad to hear Sam's doing better. And your decorations are adorable. And 100 followers... wow!!! Amazing! I tend to subscribe in a reader rather than follow these days, I need to look at the difference...

Caution Flag said...

Congrats on 100 followers. That's exciting.

I love that denim jacket. Why doesn't my thrift store have one like that?

Life with Kaishon said...

A thrift store just MAKES MY DAY!
I adore the deals you got!
I love that you have 100 followers.
You are so fabulous you should have 1000!
That is next : )
Thank you for the award.
You are the nicest!

Eve said...

Wow - great finds at the thrift store!!
I usually go in to find craft projects or clothes to remake and walk out with at least a couple great 'wear right away' items! ;)

Congratulations on your 100th follower!

Nancy Campbell said...

Yay for your many accomplishments this week.

We, too, have a basket of random Christmas plush. They multiply at night, I swear.

parentingBYdummies said...

Howchy Tap! (that's 1 year old for Holy Crap!) I'm the 100th follower?! Cool! When I decided to follow you I did it b/c I thought, anyone with such awesomely bad Christmas photos has got to pretty dang cool. Was I right or what?! Thanks for the shout out.

Dawn said...

Oh, my word! You got some great bargains at the thrift store. I wish I could do that well at our Goodwill here. Pffft...

Awesome Secret Santa gift! I got mine yesterday. Woot!!!

Kirby3131 said...

The Secret Santa gift was great! I hope who ever got mine loves theirs, too :)

Nicolle said...

Thank you for the award!! :)

I love your thrift store finds! That jacket is awesome. We have 3 or 4 thrift stores near us, but I just don't go often enough. I need to!

That little nativity set is so pretty. I love it.

I'm glad Sam is better. That is great news!

Unknown Mami said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! I got my SS gift today and I love it. It was so thoughtful.

Mrs4444 said...

Your SS fragment inspired a fragment for me--the first year that I organized SS at my work, I paired people up (they had each other). One person regifted her presents to her SS. Needless to say, she was very embarassed when she learned who her SS was. VERY funny, no? Also, I found the e.l.f. makeup at Target yesterday and bought a ton for Kendall (and me) for stockings this year--Everything is about a dollar each; I love it.

So glad Sam is improving.

Love the bargains. I need to take the time to hunt for some!

Shutterbug8162 said...

Your SSS did great! I received and opened mine this weekend, too. My first year for participating and so glad to find such great bloggers, like yourself as a result! Merry Christmas!

jennykate77 said...

Congrats on your 100 followers and your award!

LOVE your Secret Santa goodies!!

Hope you're having a great day!

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your 100th follower. I am going to be following too. Your SS did a great job. I am still working on sending out my package. I am such a slow poke.

♥Georgie♥ said...

congrats on your award and Hooray for the followers and bargains! your SSS did a fab job!

Baloney said...

Just checking all the SSS links. Congrats on the 100 followers!

shannon717717 said...

YEEE! CONGRATS on your secret santa gifts! I love your blog and congrats on 100 followers!

Crazee Juls said...

Awesome stuff from SS! :)

Rona's Home Page said...

What fun items!