Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

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Fashionista Fall Fashion Tips (via Des Moines is NOT Boring)

This year I was lucky enough to go to BOTH February and September’s New York Fashion Week. Since fall has started arriving upon us, I thought I would share about the upcoming fall fashion from the NYFW runway to Des Moines. Fall is always about a…

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I am an Entrepreneur! I Dream Big! I Dream Loud! I Dream Confident! I Dream Proud!

I am an entreprenuer

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I take risks. I am focused. I hustle. I know that NOTHING is unrealistic. I feel overwhelming love
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I take flying leaps into the unknown.
I contribute to something bigger than myself.
I create. I learn. I grow. I do.
I believe it is NEVER to late to start living a dream.
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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Men Digi Stamps

Today will be short.

Because…

My man is taking the day off today to spend a day with me since we both have been so dern busy. He has been working so hard and hasn’t had a lot of time off.

So I thought I would find a few Digi Stamps for you…

This one is funny to me because my man was in the doghouse a bit.

I thought I would give you some Vintage Digit Stamps  to play around with for scrapbooking or just perusing

Hopefully you are lucky enough to have a good man in your life. If not, you can print these out and make yourself one I guess 🙂

For those who want the Muscle Man here is a funny one for ya!

Until Next Time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

 

 

What’s Happening Wednesday: Catch Up Day

I have been busy doing so many other things and trying things out I have been bad in not devoting time to the “needed” things like Inventory, updating the website, updating my Online Store, and most especially sewing, making Aprons and Pocket Squares.

So today, that is what I am doing here.

I hate doing those businessy things because it is time consuming and takes away from the creative side of things, but those things must be done. I mean how you going to know what to buy if the item is not updated?

As I said I DO need to get some sewing done and I have been wanting to start on the Vintage Male Chef Aprons I have had an idea about for some time. I know my male followers will be super happy to see what comes out of this! Let’s just say, when I am done, you might be a bit “overdressed” at the BBQ or in the kitchen! 🙂

Taking care of my business is an essential part though so today I will handle those little tasks that need tended to but I will do it with fun and style! I still put on a fun outfit, add a fun “working or crafting” apron, add some tuneage then have some fun. I take care of the mindless tasks and then interchange it with the fun things. This way I don’t feel overwhelmed.

In the end, I hope for this to be a productive day, though I know it will be very busy!

Hope you have a fun Wednesday and you make it fun while going about your business.

Here is a little song to help you get along your way. Whenever I think of doing BIZNESS I think of the beginning of the song and then as the lyrics go through I change the words to

“There’s no business like my business like my business I know…” and so on so it makes it more fun!

Until Next Time,

Trisha Trixie

What’s Happening Wednesday: Retro Auto Time

Today I need to take my truck/suv to the Auto Repair Shop. As I am describing on the phone the sounds and clanks I start smirking to myself thinking,

image of Small Best Service Tin Sign

“Is this how all women sound to auto repair guys?” and

What did women do in the past when the car or vehicle needed fixing?”

There were some women who evidently could handle it all or at least that is what the old ads WANT you to belive

Some women gave it their all

Although I don’t know why but whenever I think of Car Mechanics I can’t help but think of the boys fro Grease

Though the image below is about something else, the way it makes me feel is the same. This is what I want. I want a mechanic to be the guy who is looking over my car and tells me what to do, but won’t cheat me because he is a respectable man and I am a lady in aid.

if I could fix my car I still wouldn’t because I just feel there are some things a lady should not have to tend to.

Fix my car and I’ll bake you a cake if you want, just don’t ask a woman to do a man’s job. I know that way of thinking is out of the norm, but it is how I feel.

Now, to finish getting ready, run my last errand to shop for the home then take the car to my mechanic guy.

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

 

Throwback Thursday: Funny Vintage Humor

I wanted to share a wonderful Throwback spot I found many Retro or Vintage Stamps and Images. I love this little place and she also has links on the side to many others on the right hand side. Here is some funny Vintage humor on her site

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Vintage Kitchen

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These just make me crack up…

So, there you have it. Enjoy your Thursday and remember to not take others, bashers, haters or anyone too seriously…

 

Have fun and Enjoy the show…

Until next time,

XoXo, Trisha Trixie