Thanksgiving Recap (Arkansas edition) + epic Black Friday Roundup

Today I’m giving away two $500 Amazon gift cards to celebrate Black Friday; be sure that follow me on IG for more details!

Hello friends! How are you? I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving! We are here in Arkansas with the pilot’s mom, sister and our niece and nephew. It’s the first time we’ve spent Thanksgiving here in years and it’s a pleasure to spend some time together. The girls were very excited to take a trip here and were impressed by the trees and greenery. It’s a stark contrast to our beautiful brown, cactus-filled desert of Tucson.

The pilot was visiting his dad this week, who lives in Atlanta, so the girls and I flew out very early Thanksgiving morning and he flew from Atlanta to meet us in Little Rock. We rented a super cute lake house for the long weekend and are looking forward to watching movies, hiking, and exploring.

Well, we all know what it is for today:


I LOVE Black Friday. I have fond memories of shopping with mom and nana growing up. We would wake up while it was still dark and head to the stores when they opened. While I enjoy frenetic energy and chaos (in a weird way), here’s something I enjoy even more:

eat a piece of cold leftover cake, drink coffee and order everything online in your pajamas. Technology is a gift, I tell you.

I was able to check out some of the sales early and created this list of the best things I’ve found! I know every blogger and creator in the country is sharing their affiliate links today, so I just wanted to thank those of you who choose to purchase through my links. You are directly supporting our family and the work I do here on the blog, and I hope you know how much I appreciate it.

Now, on to the good stuff!

Amazon finds:

My beloved walking platform. I use it every day and love taking extra steps during the work day.

Theragun with a 33% discount. Perfect for those sore muscles!

Peloton bike! This is the best price I have seen.

Incredible price on the new iPad. This was Liv’s only Christmas request (along with skincare and makeup).

One of the most hyped gifts of the season! I think kids would go crazy for this.

An Instant Pot for almost half off. I use ours at least once a day.

The best blender in the entire country..

A cute mini refrigerator for skin care.

A packable quilted jacketwhich is waterproof and comes in many colors.

If you have a PS5 on your kids’ (or your husband’s) list, this is an amazing package.

Thanks to my friends at Amazon for sponsoring today’s big giveaway. Be sure to check out my reel on Instagram to enter.!

Organization: BIG savings on my favorite staples including Harmony, Red Juice, Green Juice, Immunity and Pure. If you use this link, will accumulate my code in the current Black Friday promotions.

Equivida: Up to 25% favorite and 10% discount on laboratories. (If you are interested in lab testing, I can do bulk orders for 1:1 clients. Email me at Use code FITNESSISTA10. I will stock up on universal binder, magnesium, B complex, and daily nutritional support. New subscriptions save 30% and so you won’t have to think about placing orders every month. You’ll get a free Theraband with orders over $149!

Aviron: This is their only sale so far this year. I’ve wanted a rower for years and was very excited to get this one, after doing a lot of research. It’s well built, STURDY, and stylish, and you can stream Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, and play games.

Sakara: You can still use my link and code XOGINAH for 25% off at Sakara. This is the best time to try their food delivery! The meals are fresh, vibrant, beautiful and made with organic ingredients. I’ve tried a few meal delivery services and nothing compares to Sakara. They also have great snacks (the metabolism bar is a favorite!) and supplements. Their Christmas Popcorn Trio was also a big hit in our house. Treat yourself here.

Oura Ring: This is a lot. I LOVE my Oura ring and am tempted to upgrade to this new gold one.

Beauty counter: 20% off sitewide, free shipping on $50 and choose a free gift with orders over $150. This is the best Black Friday promotion I have ever seen from them!

Butcher box: We get almost all of our meat from butcher box, as they have wild caught seafood, organic and grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and also dog treats. I’m ordering our holiday meat for our December shipment, including a turkey and their amazing beef tenderloin.

Higher DOSE: If you’ve had your eye on a sauna blanket, PEMF Go Mateither Red light mask, Now is the time! These products have made a huge difference in my mood, my sleep, and my skin. Check it here and use FITNESSISTA20 with a 20% discount.

Pvolve: 20% off sitewide. Can Click here and use the code HOLIDAY20. pvolve and sculpture society are two of my favorite at-home workout options right now. You can also try Sculpt Society for free here.

lululemon: Check out the “We Did Too Much” section for their cyber offerings – they are always adding new products!

Some more of my favorite things:

Erin Condren. This is the planner I order every year on Black Friday for the following year. I’ve been going for 7 or 8 years now (maybe more?) and it helps me keep my life together (for the most part lol). Paper planners for life. I also order personalized stationery for me and the girls, mail-back labels, and note cards.

Hanna Andersson. This is where we get our Christmas pajamas every year and now they’re 50% off.

Our place. We switched to non-toxic cookware years ago and Our place It is still one of my favorites. The skillet is used every day and I love the pot too. They are beautiful too!

Spanx set. If you don’t already own this Spanx set, it 100% lives up to the hype. It’s the softest, most dreamy fabric and I’m close to ordering another set. They have dupes on Amazon, but from what I’ve heard, it’s worth the splurge because it’s more personalized and structured. I wore it all day yesterday: on the plane and then to our banquet! – and I was comfortable all day. The top is here and The funds are here.

Team J: 50% off almost everything. I love this classic cable knit sweaterthis everyday turtleneck, and These dancers.

gap: As I write this post, it’s 40% off everything, but I’m thinking it will increase to 50% today… I recently ordered some of the cutest things for P, including this. ruffled sweatshirt, velvet t-shirt, pleated corduroy skirt, polka dot t-shirtand Flower dress.

Madewell: This is one of my favorites for basics and denim.

Anthropology: 30% off! give to me All Somerset dresses.

Are you buying today and Monday?

What’s on your list this year?



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