Friday November 27th, 2015: Why I’m Over Black Friday And I Never Even Started

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I had a great thanksgiving filled with so much love and food and family and more food… Literally so much food. I vote we have thanksgiving food more than just once a year? Okay good thing we all agree. I spend Thanksgiving in the middle of nowhere. Look up Breckinridge, Texas and you will understand how middle of nowhere I’m talking. There’s a Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply in town but that’s about it. I’ve always grown up having Thanksgiving in the middle of nowhere so whenever people talked about Black Friday Shopping I just assumed that was for the crazies. Last year I came home early on Thanksgiving Day and stopped at Target to pick up some cookies that night and they wouldn’t even let me in! They told me I had to wait in the line, for one more hour nonetheless, to get my cookies. That was when my hatred for “Black Friday” began.

So after eating my pumpkin pie yesterday and plopping down on the couch for some good ole’ fashioned Facebook scrolling I was outraged by what I saw. These crazies on my timeline were posting pictures standing in line for Black Friday at like 4pm ON THURSDAY. Wait. You just posted 2 hours ago about how thankful you were for your family and ‘blessings’ but now you be posting about shopping for things, you don’t need, on THANKSGIVING?

Okay I just took a chill pill and now I’ll get back to some reasoning. I don’t know why Black Friday gets to me so much, I mean I hate it when people tell me how I can spend my money, but I just have a problem with people shopping for the sake of ‘it’s such a good deal.’

Two words that changed my life: Dave Ramsey.

I took his dumb course a few months back and it has me all types of messed up. I swore I was never eating out again (dramatic but I didn’t eat out for 2 months). I took off my nails (I miss them daily. RIP). I only go to Starbucks if I have a gift card (so now you know what to get me for Christmas 😉 ). I’ve set financial goals for myself (getting close to my goal for this year!) Since taking his class I’ve starting thinking more before I swipe my card.

Dave Ramsey ruined my life, in the best kind of way.

When we buy something just for the sake of ‘it was so cheap,’ or ‘it was on sale’ instead of REALLY needing it, we’re not being wise with our money. We were given our jobs and money from God. We don’t own it. We are stewards of that paycheck or job title. How we spend it SHOULD reflect God.

I was am still guilty for buying things for the sake of a good sale or pressured buy (I seriously can’t say no to Thin Mints or new lipstick. I just can’t). Heck this year I almost went to Wal-Mart to buy a new TV because it was so cheap. Then I heard Dave Ramsey’s voice in the back of my head, “Would you buy this in two days? Can you pay cash for it?” The answer would be no to both of those questions. Black Friday is a marketing tool, probably started by credit card companies, used to get to spend money you don’t have!

I really don’t know why I feel so angry towards Black Friday… But I do. I just think it’s so silly especially since we just spent a day claiming to be so thankful. It just doesn’t make any since to me…

I just want to be more thankful and content with what I have than what I do not have. Is that wrong of me?

If you don’t know me, you know I can out-shop just about anyone. I love a good sale. But you wont find me waiting outside Target on Thanksgiving. And I may just have to quietly slip off Instagram bc I may scream if I see another sale alert. Actually I will.

Always,

Hannah Moore

*in no way was I compensated for this post, I just love Dave Ramsey’s program that much.

**My goal was NOT to shame ANYONE for Black Friday shopping, I mean you do you, Boo Boo so please do not think that.

thankful and grateful

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Monday November 23rd, 2015: Thanksgiving Look #4

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Thanksgiving Look #4
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Here’s one last Thanksgiving outfit inspiration. This outfit is one of my favs! I’m a sucker for a plaid shirt and this one is on sale! You can see the other Thanksgiving outfit inspiration boards here, here, and here. After school tomorrow I’m free for a whole week and I’m SO excited. I’m headed West to visit my family. There is simply nothing better than some family time and time in the country to disconnect for a while. I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday! ❤

Thursday November 19th, 2015: Thanksgiving Look # 3

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Thanksgiving Look # 3
Happy Thursday! When I’m having a rough week I can always count on some outfit inspo to lift my spirits. This outfit did the trick!
This plaid skirt probably brings me too much excitement. It’s so festive without being too much. I’m LOVING the lace up flats trend… I got some a few weeks back from Steve Madden (which are a great quality). Then I realized Old Navy had a pair for half the price… I don’t know how great the quality is but I do know I like that $29 dollar price tag! Hollaaa. Another trend I’m loving is the mini bag. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my new pink mini bag from Henri Bendel… It. Is. Perfect.
As Always,
Hannah

 

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Tuesday November 17th, 2015: Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #1

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Thanksgiving Outfit #1 2015
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Thanksgiving is filled with so many great memories! Our whole family gets together and it involves my moms infamous corn casserole and my cousin Bailee’s cheesecake. Mmm I just love Thanksgiving! Here’s some outfit inspo for those of us who search for something cute and not too tight (that way we can eat un-godly amounts of dressing.) 😉

I’m loving the navy and burgundy trend this year! It’s so rich and classic. This shift dress has been sitting in my cart at Nordstrom for a few weeks and I think it’s finally time to just buy it already! It’s the perfect kind of dress for the crazy weather we have here in Texas. Throw on some gorg gold accessories, some classic riding boots, and hat… Cute and effortless. Happy Tuesday. 🙂

As Always,
Hannah

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV