The 4 Day Weekend


Posted by Rebecca, January 18th, 2011

Last week, I started drafting a post about all of our big plans for our upcoming 3 day weekend. This is as far as I got with it…

“Since Mike and I both work full-time, we are always counting down to the weekend and potential projects. We haven’t had a chance to really do anything the past few weekends because of the holidays and vacation, but this weekend we have to ourselves AND it’s a three day weekend! I start up a new semester of grad school next week, so I feel like this is my final (and first) weekend to tackle anything house related without being distracted.”

All was hopeful and dandy, and then I got a stomach virus/flu/still don’t know what I have. I haven’t left the house since Saturday, so obviously my big dreams were squashed. We planned to hit up the Philly Home Show, hang our new curtains and organize a bit. Oh and disassemble our Christmas tree, which has been naked since before we left for Disney, but is still standing since we got home late Sunday night.

But on Saturday, before we were hit with the plague, we were out running a few errands and managed to hit up the Crate & Barrel outlet sale and West Elm. I’ll tell you about my Crate & Barrel finds when I have the energy to actually unpack the bag, but I cannot hold my West Elm find in anymore!

Remember this Christmas tree I wanted with the hefty $69 price tag?

Well it was on sale for $8.97. Oh and it was 20% off of that, so I paid $7.17 for it!!! And it’s giiiinormous, like 3 feet tall. I basically skipped out of the store.

Another thing I learned during this West Elm trip? I have a $10 threshold. If I like something and it’s less than $10, I buy it. More than that and I’m like whoooa! too much! So I also picked up two things for $8 each that I’m not sure about now. I’ll keep you posted.

But for now, back to bed šŸ™

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9 Responses to “The 4 Day Weekend”

  1. What a kick butt deal you got on that tree! Also, hope you feel better soon. I caught something nasty during my Christmas vacation, which was a total bummer.

  2. That tree is awesome, especially for $7.17!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Get better!

    And I can’t tell you how many draft’s I’ve got sitting in the queue with some witty one-liner or some introduction to a story that I don’t remember.

    And the only time I’m not scared when Ashley says “I’m going shopping” is during the Christmas Clearance sales…it makes my wallet happy.

    • Rebecca says:

      Haha I normally don’t keep drafts, but my bedroom painting post ended up morphing into well, a bedroom painting post instead of the weekend plans post I originally intended. So I saved that paragraph to write a new post about weekend plans…which I never got around to!

  4. LOVE THAT TREE! Did you say you have a West Elm outlet? Not fair! How cool is that! I can never get it together enough to do those post holiday shopping trips only you are inspiring me that maybe next year I should!

    • Rebecca says:

      Just a regular West Elm! I wasn’t even thinking of post-holiday sales, since I thought it was too late for that. I just don’t stop in West Elm often and we were near one, so it was a quick “check out the new stuff” run. I had no clue there would be such good deals still!

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