Among the hundreds of black Friday emails that flooded my inbox over the weekend, one of the few that caught my eye was a 10% off coupon for the Williams Sonoma outlet.
10% off is not much of a savings, but it was enough enticement to get my fanny out the door. Let’s be honest, I really don’t need much enticing when it comes to Williams Sonoma.
That said, I ran out of sanding sugar when I made this to die for cookie recipe yesterday and I’m sort of holiday cookie decorating paralyzed without sanding sugar.
As I was heading out the door, Aidan asked where I was off to and when he heard it was the outlet mall, he asked if he could come. Of course I said yes, but I warned him that I was just running in and out of Williams Sonoma for the sanding sugar and that I wasn’t planning to be there very long.
With that, he told his dad that we would be back well after supper and could he save him a plate of dinner. It was only 2:00pm. How well does my kid know me?
So, we get to the outlet mall and find a parking spot which was a Christmas miracle in and of itself. It seemed like the entire state of Massachusetts was at the outlet mall.
I told Aidan to come along with me into Williams Sonoma, as I was just going to grab the sugar and get out of dodge, but he knew me better because he grabbed a cart instead of a shopping basket. Smart kid.
Straight to the baking aisle I went, ignoring the sale signs that were plastered all over the store. After tossing the sanding sugar in the cart, I saw a sign from the corner of my eye. 75% off. That isn’t a sign I’m capable of ignoring.
Anything that had to do with Thanksgiving was 75% off. Including the Nordic Ware pans. I’ve had my eye on the sweet little maple leaf cake pan and that too was 75% off. Into the cart it went. The adorable little Thanksgiving cupcake papers? Those too went into the cart. I can’t even remember if I’ve ever even made cupcakes for Thanksgiving. Who does? I easily succumb to holiday cuteness.
Considering the thirteen turkeys that are nesting in my freezer, I thought this turkey stock would be a smart buy. Whenever I make gravy, there’s never enough juice from the bird to make more than one meal’s worth of gravy. This should help.
You’ll notice the sanding sugar in the middle, surrounded by all kinds of 75% off goodies that jumped off the shelf straight into my cart. Funny how that happens.
Aidan was a dear and carried my heavy packages as we searched for an item he was hunting for. Shopping is so much more fun when someone else carries the bags. Don’t you think?
The rest of my day today will be spent rearranging my cabinets to fit my new goodies. And I’ve decided that it’s time to tackle the Tupperware cabinet. It’s so bad that I’m devoting an entire post to this endeavor. More on that later.
How did you do this weekend? Find anything amazing? Are you taking advantage of the cyber Monday deals?