Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weekend recap

Friday, Geof finally came home from his business trip to Chicago. I hadn’t seen him all week, so it was great to have him back. He was a good sport and came on a quick trip with me to DSW (I didn’t get anything) and then we went to Five Guys for dinner. He loves that place. We came home and had a relaxing night just catching up and watching some of our favorite shows.

Saturday, we had ice skating and then went to Macy’s to do some Christmas shopping during their Friend’s & Family sale. Geof found some shoes for work that he liked and I just need to order them online. We scooped up a few things then browsed the Coach section and there was a lady that was putting a bag on hold and it was the last one. I instantly fell in love with it. I spoke with the sales associate and she tried another store for me, but they were all out as well. She gave me a printout of the stores that might have one on hand and said that I could call them if I wanted to and she would call me if they still had the bag after 24 hours. More on that later.


The bag!

After the mall, Geof and I went to Rose Tree Park for the Festival of Lights. We also had our first snowfall of the season and it was a perfect scene for all of the pretty lights. They had a tent set up with entertainment and a salute to our troops. This is a place that we like to visit a few times during the season and I hope that we’re able to take the dogs for a walk there next weekend and get a good look at all of the scenery.


Festival of Lights! I need to bring my camera next time.

We came home and then I started on my Macy’s list of stores. After several calls, one was finally located for me at the Macy’s in Appleton, Wisconsin! This bag was a steal. It is not often that I find a ridiculous deal, but this was one of those. I basically got it for over $300 off the original price because it was on clearance and then the 25% F&F coupon took an additional amount off of the clearance price. I was definitely doing the happy dance.

Sunday, Geof left again for another work trip. At least he was home for a few days. I’m really looking forward to him getting back, so that we can spend next weekend getting ready for Christmas. I ended up taking it easy and got sucked into another Lifetime movie, 12 Men of Christmas. It was cute and Kristin Chenoweth is adorable. Runaway Bride and The Holiday came on, which are two of my favorites. It was just another relaxing Sunday. I don’t get many days like this, so I take advantage of them when I can.

31 comments:

Becky said...

That is a great bag and an AMAZING deal! Wow! Sounds like you had a great weekend with lots of Christmas lights :) Have a great week ahead!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

That bag is gorgeous!!

Shannon said...

Love the bag! My husband went to high school with one of the "five" guys daughter! They also sponsor Ethan's fundraisers at his preschool since one of the owners children are Alumni there, every fundraiser has all you can eat five guys burgers for free. Basically my husband is in heaven.

Christa said...

Love the bag!! I am watching 12 Men of Christmas right now!! I also watched The Holiday earlier...love Christmas movies!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

love the bag!

Gwen said...

YAY for the bag!!! That's a fabulous deal and I love the color. Please post photos once it arrives. :) XOXO

The Browns said...

That is a great deal on that purse - LOVE IT! Jules, next time you come to Vegas we HAVE to get together. I would love to meet up with you sometime. Hopefully ya'll will come back someday, but I don't have a lot of friends here. We can go to the Fashion Show mall or Forum Shops!
I hope you had a great weekend :)

<3 Bon

Preppy 101 said...

Huge Congratulations on the purse!! Love it when that happens! xoxo

Mrs. Dew said...

LOVE the bag! You guys went to see lights too! FUN! I saw that 12 Men of Christmas was on and ALMOST watched it, I should have!!

Melissa said...

I love that bag and you definitely got a great deal on it!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Don't you just LOVE bargain bags!! I got a similar sale this summer on one. I was beyond ecstatic!

Sounds like a good weekend, I Have the 12 Men of Christmas on my DVR and I can't wait to watch it!

MCW said...

What a great weekend! This weekend I watch the Holiday too (And the Family Stone and Love Actually!)

Kim said...

That is AWESOME that they found the bag for you and you got such a good deal on it!! yay! and I love the grey color!!

Lindsey said...

I watched 12 Men of Christmas too last night, so cute!!

Chloe said...

lovely bag! ice skating must have been fun!!

Lindsey said...

That is an awesome bag and that's great that you got it for such a steal! I watched The Holiday yesterday too! I love that movie!

Tasha said...

I ADORE that Coach bag! I'm so glad you found it AND got a great deal on it! Way to go! The festival of lights sounds like such a romantic way to spend an evening!

Katie said...

LOVE the Sabrina bag! Good pick!

Melissa Miller said...

Jules what a joy filled Holiday weekend for you and your hubby!

I LOVE the silver grey bag!
Fabulous! Great buy too.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Blair said...

That bag is gorgeous, I love the color! I am a bag whore! The Coach outlet here had extra 20% off everything and I cannot believe I didn't buy anything b/c most of the bags were 50% off.
Sounds like a nice weekend, I hope you have a great day! Monday is ALMOST OVER! WOO!

Blair said...

okay, for some reason the comment you just left me disappeared! why does this keep happening to all of my comments that people are leaving??? UGH! So if you don't see it on there it's not b/c I deleted it!

Tatiana said...

Yay for the supper gorgeous bag and awesome deal on it! And I have been totally sucked into all the Christmas lifetime movies. We recorded all of them, and watch three last night :-)

Annie said...

i'm totally jealous of your new bag! i love it!!!
glad you had a good weekend hun! :)

Beth Dunn said...

I love 5 guys. How you must miss your husband when he is gone. Love the bag! xoxo

SC

Geof said...

Aww you really did miss me. I know this because the chicnpink is bible.

When we go to the Festival of Lights again, I just hope our dogs behave better than last time. Mandy becomes an extreme snob once her "Steppin' Out" jacket is put on her. You should post a picture of her highness in that getup.

And lastly, let me say that I am SO sorry I missed 12 Men of Christmas, not because Kristin C. was in it, but because that is the type of film I could review at the Man-Cave. ;)

Brittany Ann said...

What a steal on that bag! It's so gorgeous!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

You always have such fun and eventful weekends!

Love the bag!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I love reading about your weekends! I've heard Five Guys was a good restaurant. That Coach bag is soooo pretty! I remember looking at it in the store and loving it. So glad that you were able to track one down - and what a great deal! I can't believed I missed that Lifetime movie - I really wanted to see it. Maybe they'll show it again.

Jill said...

Congrats on getting the purse. I love it! It always feels good to have a retail victory!

Whitney said...

Yay! That bag is amazing!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

Got sucked into that movie, too- I heart Kristin Chenowith!