Included in our final #ShareGratitude post today: Black Friday, Sisters, Friends, Bling, Sales & Giveaways (and yes, somehow these all tie together!)
Black Friday, Sisters, Friends
I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Black Friday. For me, it’s a special day. Right after this post goes live, I will head out shopping with my two sisters and two girlfriends. This year we are headed to northern NH to shop the outlet stores and quaint downtown shops of North Conway. It’s not so much about the shopping; it’s more about girl time. We spend one night at a nice motel and enjoy eating out and visiting. We don’t go for the special sales, we go for this simple reason: Everyone has the day off from work, we can shop for two days and we still have a day at home before having to go back to work. It also leaves December weekends open for other Christmas activities. I am grateful for what is now an annual tradition that we look forward to every year.
Friends, Bling, Sales
Today I also feel grateful for other friends – my pet blogger friends. Even though I haven’t met any of you in person yet, you have become important to me. This group of people is not competitive as you might expect; they are supportive, helpful, and caring. I am also so grateful for every person that comes by to read this blog, I consider you all my friends as well.
In that spirit, for those of you who are staying home on this crazy shopping weekend, I want to share a couple of blogger friends’ businesses, and let you know about some sales and giveaways. Since Thanksgiving is over and we can officially think about Christmas now, I’m thinking about bling. Christmas is a sparkly time, with silver, gold, and colorful decorations. I try not to be materialistic, but I do love some pretty jewelry. Even though I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt type of girl, when I go out I like to dress up. These days when I dress up I like some of my jewelry to reflect my love of animals. Luckily I have two great places to find that kind of bling, along with some other pet related items.
I’ve shared For Love of a Dog jewelry on my blog before. I’ve bought jewelry there, won some from other sites, and even given some away. Each piece of Sue’s jewelry is handmade and unique. She offers a variety of jewelry as well as ornaments, dog leash holders, and more. All products include free shipping to USA addresses. Sue is having a huge sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. On top of the already discounted prices, you can use our own discount code: WAGNWOOF (case sensitive). By providing this code at checkout you will receive an additional 10% off your order ($24 minimum purchase). This code is good until midnight 12/31/14!
I’ve also shared beautiful jewelry that I bought from my friend Jenna’ s Pawz & Clawz store. Jenna is in business with her mother and they sell handmade jewelry as well as other items for pet lovers, such as our favorite Damien’s Best dog toys and wood crafted pet signs and blocks. Almost all of their products are customizable, and shipping is a flat $4.00 worldwide. They are currently running a promo where you can have an item gift wrapped and mailed to wherever you would like. Many of us have out of town friends and family, so this is a great idea! Also watch for a 12 days of Christmas sale event starting on Monday!
More Sales & Giveaways
I also want to remind you that 4Knines is having a huge sale today through Monday on their automobile cargo covers and seat covers and their dog bed liners. Everyone with pets needs one of these to help keep their car and home clean! We are also giving away a cargo cover and if you haven’t entered yet, click here to be taken to the giveaway page. Our giveaway ends Sunday at midnight so time is running out!
In addition we are giving away this great book PETCAM by Chris Keeney. Click here to read my review and enter to win your own copy! This giveaway is open through Wednesday night. This book would make a great stocking stuffer.
Last but not least, the huge Advent Calendar for Dog Lovers begins on Monday. Stayed tuned for 24 days of giveaways. If you follow us on Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ you will be able to find links to each day’s giveaways on there, and some will also be right here on the blog, as well as at Kol’s Notes (where all the giveaways are hosted), Heart Like a Dog, Dogthusiast and NEPA Pets. Come join the fun and see what you can win!