Balancing Gratitude + Black Friday Shopping

So I always find it a hard balance this time of year between celebrating gratitude and being thankful for all that we have and getting caught up in the consumerism that is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping hype. I’ve really tried to be more mindful of both my own shopping and also what I recommend to you. I don’t want to put out a bunch of content telling you that you need to spend money on a bunch of stuff. But at the same time I get that many of us wait until this time of year to splurge on something for ourselves or to do our holiday shopping. So, I’m going to share a few sales from my favorite brands or some of the things I’ve had my eye on. But really, don’t let the Black Friday craze make you feel like you NEED to buy or spend money that you don’t have. Do you really need it or will you (or the person you are shopping for) really enjoy it? If the answer is yes, then great! But if you are buying something just because it is on sale, then skip it. Ok, hopping off my soap box now 🙂

Black Friday Deals:

Beautycounter: Get 15% off your purchase! Now through 11/26. Guys, this never happens.

If you are a follower you know I love this brand so much I became a consultant with them (started for the discount but has turned into a great business!). So for anyone who orders under my site ( during the Black Friday sale I’ll enter you into a giveaway I’m doing for a Intense Moisture Body Duo.

Madewell: Get 25% off your whole purchase 11/20-11/25 with code DEALWITHIT

J.Crew: Get 40% off your purchase (yes, FORTY!) with code TOGETHER now through 11/22.

  • Some faves from the Crew: Sweater blazer, moccasin slippers (I’ve had this pair for like 5 years and LOVE them) pink vegan leather crossbody bag, a flask as pretty as it is practical, these cute vintage gingham pjs (I think I’d live in them all winter and since I work from home, I can!) and I’m buying this reusable tote for Charlie’s teacher to add some goodies to (like the Beautycounter hand lotion and a mug). It is $8, plus $10 to monogram, and then 40% off! 

ThirdLove: For every bra purchased, ThirdLove will donate one to a victim of the California wildfires

Disneyland Tickets from Getaway Today: Up to $95 off Disneyland tickets (per ticket!) from Getaway Today depending on dates of travel.

Small Shops + Businesses:

Mom Culture: Every year I buy teacher gifts here. They are always a hit. My favorite is the Teaching Tiny Humans travel mug. Throw in a local coffee shop gift card and it’s the perfect gift!

Shop Darling Clementine: Shop the sweetest collection of ethically-made goodies for mommas and littles. Spend $50 get 15% off – get15 / Spend $125 get 20% off – get20 / Spend $200 get 25% off – get25 / Spend $300 get 30% off – get30 11/21-11/26

June & January: Friday only – 40% off most basics, and 25% off on 11/24-25, plus the launch of their new MAMA line.

Nugget Comfort: My favorite nuggets are already discounted to pretty affordable prices (they are priceless, frankly!) but they are releasing new colors! We have Lagoon and love it.

Find Your Voice E-Course: My friend Chrissy launched a wonderful E-Course and she is discounting it by 50%, making it under $250 for a limited time.

Hello, Nourish: Bri is offering $100 off coaching packages AND donating 5% of all packages sold to a collaborative cause fund supporting those affected by the CA wildfires through 12/23. (and if you don’t follow @hellonourish on IG, you should!)

I’ll be adding more small biz sales as I discover them, so check back all weekend!

I hope everyone has a safe and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving. xo