This Black Friday was our best yet! David & I have been planning what we should wait to buy for the past few months & I’m happy to say that the wait was worth it. You never know if you’re going to get the best deal on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday these days, but we were lucky to get the best prices each time.
Kelcy and I have been wanting to do this for ages & we can’t wait to share our findings with you! Since we’re identical twins, we only had to get one test (since our DNA is identical). Even more savings! I was so happy when I went onto the 23andMe website to find that it was $150 for the Health & Ancestry (normally $200 & the combo is rarely on sale). I almost hit buy…until Kelcy told me it was only $100 on Amazon – AMAZING! We got one kit to share, our mom bought a kit & the boys each got a kit too. Now we just have to wait however many weeks to get our results back.
Arm Chairs from All Modern
David & I have been looking for the perfect duo of arm chairs for our “coffee nook” since we moved in. My office ordered these chairs for the reception seating area, and after seeing & sitting in them, I knew we’d found what we were looking for. They match perfectly with our mid-century style and come in dark grey and light grey.
This is another item that we’ve been waiting to buy since last Christmas. We had just missed the Black Friday 2016 sale and knew we had to hold out even just for a bit of savings since the company rarely has sales. We ended up going with the new Sonos One (only $25 off vs. $50 off for the Play:1), but we love that it incorporates Alexa so essentially we’re killing two birds with one stone. My favorite feature so far? Not having to open my phone for the weather app, and just asking Alexa!
Kelcy introduced this company to me & I’ve been obsessed! They have a store at Century City mall that smells amazing whenever you walk past it, and I knew I wanted to get one of my own as soon as they were on sale. We got the Aromaom diffuser in white and Relaxation diffuser blend collection.
Side note: We noticed how curious the kittens were last night when we diffused the oils for the first time, which prompted us to read some scary articles online about essential oil diffusers not mixing well with cats because of toxicity. Does anyone have any insight into this?!
This was a spur of the moment decision when walking past the store after picking up my iPhone X. We decided to check out the skillets and pans they had available & were so impressed by the salesperson Phyllis, that we just had to buy (keep in mind I normally hate sales people). Plus, we’ve been wanting a set of stainless steel pans! We ended up going with a set of 2 All Clad d5 Stainless-Steel French Skillets. Unfortunately, we can’t figure out how to get them to be non-stick. Anyone have any tips?!
Framed Art from Society 6
We’ve been looking for the perfect diptych or triptych for our condo since we purchased our couch. Kelcy was a huge help (subscribe to @TheInspiredAbode on IG if you haven’t already!) & took our favorite pieces and inserted them into a photo of our living room using Photoshop so we could really see how it would look in the room. We can’t wait to show you how they really look in our space once we hang them!
Our only Cyber Monday purchase of the year, we each got a 2018 dated Passion Planner for $10 off + free shipping since we hit the $40 minimum. Amazing! We’ve tried so many different planners throughout the years, from Erin Condren to Start Planner, & we were excited to give this minimalistic design a try. Plus, it’s so much less expensive! We’re hoping it will also force us to be more creative! If we’re good at it, we’ll definitely share how we use the planner with tips & tricks.
My one regret? Not buying ANY clothes or shoes!
What did you all buy so we can add it to our “Buy on Black Friday 2018” list?!