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Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday Weekend

Wow.  What a weekend!  I remember waking up Friday morning and thinking, "Oh gosh, how am I going to survive this?  And now it's Monday and I'm a little surprised at how fast it went by!

As you all know I worked Black Friday at Best Buy.  I had a 10 hour shift and I was pretty nervous because I've had absolutely no training.  I walked into it wondering what I was going to do and at first I figured I was just being thrown to the wolves.  And while at times I felt like a fish out of water, by the end of the very long day I felt like I was getting the hang of things.  I will say that Best Buy was not nearly as bad as when I worked Black Friday at Caribou last year.  By the time I arrived at 11 the craziness had worn off and while we did some really great sales it was never just me and one coworker against a line going out the door.  Sorry Best Buy, you are no Black Friday Caribou!

I also worked on Saturday.  A six hour shift was a piece of cake after the 10 hour one I'd worked.  I did have a few customers that weren't exactly nice to me.  I mean, what do you expect, I'm new, I don't know everything!  But for the most part I felt relatively comfortable and the day went by fast!  I'm looking forward to getting a little more training so that I have the knowledge to back up what I'm talking about!

I had Sunday off, thank goodness.  It was pretty much filled with pumpkin pie and wine.  Not a bad combo, right?  I spend Sunday morning and afternoon working on blog things while Dustin and my brother watched football.

After Ryan left we decided to break out the few Christmas decorations we have.  Going from our apartment to the house has been quite a change and we're realizing that we're going to need to invest in some more decorations!  Hopefully soon.  But here are some pics from last night's decorating:

Monte helping Dustin set up the tree

 The mantle with Christmas decor

The first Christmas ornament

Us once the tree was all decorated

The tree.  We seriously need a tree skirt

Have you all started your holiday decorating?


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53 wonderful thoughts:


Lovely Christmas tree and decorations. I was about to say that you're starting the Christmas decorating rather early but then I realised that it is almost December in a couple of days! and its actually not that early.


Woo for surviving the weekend! You rock.

I love your tree x

Scientific Housewife

I'm glad it wasn't too bad for you. The Best Buy in PC was only letting 20 in at a time until like 11am, so needless to say we didn't go there!

Love the decorations :)


So glad you survived Black Friday! And I'm super-impressed with you getting that tree done up too - it looks great, tree skirt or no :)

Hope it was a terrific thanksgiving holiday otherwise!


sounds like a good weekend overall! Hit up stores like Target AFTER the holidays to snag some clearance decorations! :)

The Non-Student

Glad you didn't have the buttcrack shift on Black Friday! :-)


We have to get a tree skirt too! We put up the tree on Thanksgiving, so it's all done..woohoo for that.

Glad to hear that you didn't get trampled on Black Friday.

The Favour Shoppe

Haven't started mine yet, hopefully this weekend...busy at work :( Glad you are enjoying Best Buy!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Yay!! I'm glad you survived Black Friday and the weekend! I love your fire place!!

Cafe Fashionista

Congrats for surviving the weekend, Krysten! Your holiday decorations look adorbs - I put my Christmas tree up last night, as well!! :)


The Koenens--my true family, though they are not my biological family--and I started getting ready for the coming Christmas! It's going to be my second merry Christmas this year, and I love the lights Mr. Koenen put up. They are so beautiful!

I like your Christmas tree! I can't wait to put up ours =).

You must be quite a strong person. You deserve many hoorays from me for managing to work on this past Friday at a Best Buy! "Hoorays!"

I truly hope you and your family will have a blessed week!

-Anna Kristianne from

jeanette from everton terrace

We avoided all the madness of the shopping this weekend. Great job on your tree, love that your pup was overseeing it all. This is our first Christmas without our beloved dog, he liked to get as far under the tree as he could.

Jessie Szmanda

LOVE your christmas decorations, and tree! Can't wait to start decorating our home next weekend! And props to you for working Black Friday - lol.

Audrey Allure

I remember starting my first day working at Fossil on Black Friday too - good thing they just put me as greeter! haha.

I'm starting my holiday decorating today actually :)


We put up our tree and outside lights this weekend! It feels so much more festive in our house now!

Dancing Branflake

I'm so glad you survived! Black Friday is so crazy!

I put up our small tree last week and will be putting up our big tree this week.

(Florida) Girl

Christmas is the time of year I seriously wish I had a fireplace to decorate. Your new place looks great!


cute tree! love all the colors!


oh i'm so glad it was better than you thought it would be! i'm still amazed at how successful our society has been at creating one day a year that makes everyone insane. sheesh!

we also decorated our house this weekend! it was so much fun and really got me in the christmas spirit. isn't that first decorating of a new home great?!

hope your week is starting off well!

Miss Kiki Lovelace

ohh la la! happy almost christmas to you dude! :)


Your mantle looks super cute! I'm glad you survived. No better way than to dive in right?

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Congrats on a successful Best Buy weekend!

Teenage Bride

Well I am glad you survived Black Friday haha

we pit our tree up to! I was sooo happy

la petite coquine

I'm relieved to hear that you survived the weekend! Don't worry too much about Christmas decor-the house looks charming and one of these days you'll wonder when you accumulated so much stuff!

Sandy a la Mode

soo cute! i love your decorations!!! glad black friday wasn't THAT bad for u!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

Decorated as well this weekend, no three yet though:)
Black Friday was all about shopping for gifts to send abroud:) Have a fab day!


Glad you survived Black Friday and it wasn't too awful. I've heard Best Buy has the most crowds. :)


way to go surviving the w/e!!! and your fire place looks so cute :)

The Blonde Duck

I'm so sorry you had to work Black Friday. I would have curled up in a ball and cried.


I'm glad you survived Black Friday at Best Buy and that it wasn't too bad! Yay! :)

We're probably going to decorate next week. We usually wait until the first weekend in December to get our tree & decorate. :)


I'm so glad to hear you survived! I can't wait to start the decorating :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany }


we put our tree up, but no ornaments yet. we figured the kittens need a few days to get tired of knocking it over. or maybe we'll just have a nekkid tree the whole holiday. ha ha.


Your mantle decor is adorable!

We've put up our tree and some decor around the house. I hope to post pictures soon; we just ran out of steam at 10:30 last night and so we'll have to finish up tonight. ;)


Yay, you survived the weekend and even relaxed a little! I am sure things will get easier at BB once you know a little more. What dept did they put you in??
PS I do not decorate for Christmas or any other holiday. Sad, I know.

Amber Blue Bird

Glad to hear best buy wasnt a mad house (and there were no box cutters). Your tree came out very nice and little monte is super cute. Holiday decorating will being this weekend for me, cant wait!

the "L" spot

I'm glad you made it out alive!
Your Christmas decor looks lovely I just put mine up last night!


glad to hear you survived Black Friday!

and I love decorating for Christmas! I need to get some more decorations myself :)

I'm still working on just the outside, and now the weather has decided not to cooperate by being cold and rainy. Super.


Your tree is amazing! Oh my gosh, I am LOVING it! I am so glad you survived the weekend! We went to BB on Saturday and I was totally thinking of you!!!


I am so glad your Friday went well! I was a little concerned.


You guys like like a super cute couple!

kelly ann

cute little family. <3 SO glad to hear black friday wasn't that bad, phew!


I'm glad your weekend wasn't that bad! I was thinking about you when I saw all the Best Buy ads! I was so tempted to go look around but was worried about all the people! And you're right..pumpkin pie and wine is the best combo :)


I'm glad you survived black friday! :)

Erika Grover

Ur tree is cute! Congrats on surviving the epic shift bleh ....and glad u had a day of rest including pumpkin pie and wine def not a bad combo! Happy Holidays :)

Poppies and Sunshine

How pretty! I just put up all the decorations after working black Friday and Saturday as well. Glad you survived it too!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama

So cute! I bet you could make a little tree skirt easily! With some felt?

This is very simple and cute:


Awww! Your house looks so cute :)

Maria Celina

I like the "Family" knick-knack on your mantel.

I started decorations today, but it'll be done over the next day or so. Our family goes all out decorating for Christmas.


You guys are the cutest :) I'm glad you survived Black Friday (I would never want to work retail on that day but more power to you, girlfriend!!).

Love your decorations!


Ha, my tree looks just the same - naked at the bottom! I desperately need a tree skirt too!!



I love your fireplace!!!

Oh, My Darling

Oh man, good for you making it through that hectic weekend!!! At first I was surprised that Caribou would be more hectic than Best Buy on Black Friday, but then I realized that all those enthusiastic shoppers need their caffeine and energy for buying things!