I Had ALL Intentions of Skipping Black Friday…

Dear Black Friday

You are so…enticing! Although I swore I wouldn’t be drawn in this year somehow I couldn’t quit you!

Although I do think that it’s really silly that Black Friday has now become Black Thursday as well, the deals did not disappoint.

I did have the sense to remember that I am not in the market for anything so I purposely avoided the sales this year, I turned away from Black Friday commercials on tv, avoided Black Friday ads in the paper and yes, bypassed the Black Friday blog posts in my reader. (I still love y’all though)

After all was said and done I did an amazing job avoiding it all the husband comes to me and says that his agreed upon Christmas gift has been reduced from $250 to $50.

Oh Black Friday… Why can’t I quit you?

So y’all know I was on the phone Thursday night purchasing this mans upgraded phone and just like that the Black Friday spider bit me and I was all over the interwebs looking at things I wanted but not necessarily needed.

Amazon had some seriously good stuff and when I saw the newest version of my favorite game series just dance 4 on sale for $25….


Yeah, see what had happened was…

Did you guys score any good deals on Black Friday?



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Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.


  1. See I am so happy I didn’t hear about that one!

  2. First off love the new background. I did not do the Black Friday this year I just could not. I needed some shoes for kids but I will wait. I will however support small business Saturday today.
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  3. This is the first year that I’ve been able to get out there and participate in Black Friday, since college…LOL! I didn’t plan on it, but after catching a deal on pots/pans at IKEA, I was all in! My honey and I desperately needed some household items, and the deals at IKEA couldn’t be passed up! Happy Holiday!
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  4. I have safely avoided all shopping thus far. We’ll see how it goes through Cyber Monday. :)
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  5. I didn’t check the deals either. But the deals were amazing in the store! I got most of our Christmas shopping done so that was awesome!!

  6. Thats an awesome deal… I would have caved too, heck you had good reason to, you saved 200.00 bones in the process, lol-and I hear that phone is off the chain, let me know how he likes it. My hubby has a Samsung Galalxy S phone, and he’s do for an upgrade.

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