My Little Black (Friday) Book

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I. Love. Black Friday.

Black Friday is way more exciting to me then a turkey that had to cook all day and is eaten up in 15 minutes.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the together time with the family and the yummy food that was cooked lovingly but I spend the majority of Thanksgiving looking through the ads and making my game plan strategy.

We use Black Friday to pick up gifts for Christmas as well as things we have been eyeing for ourselves for awhile but just didn’t want to spend the money.  That being said, I Christmas shop for my family all year and I need somewhere to keep track of purchases and also to store coupons and receipts.  Usually I just pick up a new notebook but last year I was admiring my friend’s shopping notebook that she made herself.  I convinced her to help me and this morning we completed our project!

To make your own little Black Friday book, you will need the following:

  • marbled composition notebook
  • four pieces of cardstock
  • stickers or paper to use for decorative elements
  • glue stick
  • two sandwich bags
Cut out the four pieces of cardstock to fit over the top, back and inside covers of your composition notebook.  The paper should cover some of the binding but should not go all the way to the end of the binding.  If you go all the way to edge, it will ruin the paper when you open and close the book numerous times.  Decorate the cover with your paper, stickers, etc.
 After you have decorated your book, adhere a plastic bag inside the front and back covers.  One bag will hold my receipts and the second bag will hold coupons.
Do you go shopping on Black Friday or do you avoid it.

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  1. Elizabeth S
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    I love this idea! ;)

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