Shop ’till you drop | Holiday 2017

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and spent time with those that you love and appreciate the most!

As I am sure you’ve caught onto, I took a couple-day hiatus from the blog to celebrate the holiday along with some birthdays and an over-abundance of Black Friday shopping! In honor of Cyber Monday, aka the continuation of Black Friday, stick around for an overview of my first Black Friday experience!

It was my first Black Friday as a non-retail employee, so I was super-stoked to partake in this event. This adrenaline, and a few cups of coffee, pushed me [and my boyfriend] to get every single person on our shopping list complete, aka our Christmas shopping is done – and it’s not even December! It took around 10ish hours, but man, we did it [as pictured below].

While I can’t list a legitimate “haul” for the sake of friends and family reading the list and seeing their gifts laid out to the public, I can tell you where our journey began and ended.

  • Tim Hortons: Niagara Falls, NY
  • Target: Niagara Falls, NY
  • Walmart: Niagara Falls, NY
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls, NY
  • *home to sleep for 3 hours*
  • Tim Hortons: Niagara Falls, NY
  • PetSmart: Amherst, NY
  • Best Buy: Amherst, NY
  • Starbucks: Amherst, NY
  • Target: Amherst, NY
  • Ulta Beauty: Amherst, NY
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls, NY
  • *home to pass the frick out!*

Overall, some things I took from this experience are: if you don’t go to a department store right when they open, everything will be sold out; there were not nearly as many people as I expected there to be; some things totally are not worth getting on Black Friday – you have to look for the deals; large coffees will become the love of your life; people go wild for cat litter on Black Friday; you will see a million people you know; you won’t spend as much money as you think you will!

Did you have a great Black Friday experience? What are some deals that you absolutely could not pass up? xoxo.


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