Monday, November 28, 2011

Friend Makin' Mondays: Holiday Shopping

I've been out of the loop for way too long. Part of it is that I was focusing on other stuff like getting the house cleaned, prepping for Thanksgiving and getting some crafting done for my son's school. It's been busy around here and I've been pulling back. I'm trying to claw my way back into the world though, so please bear with me while I try to find my spot. I'll talk more about that this week. 
Onto FMM:

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Holiday Shopping

  1. Do you like to shop? Not really. Although I do love my Target runs. 
  2. Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? Of course! I am an early shopper. I try to have everyone except my kids done by Thanksgiving. I just about had that accomplished. Still have one niece to get something for though - they get tough as they get older. I tend to over buy for my kids so I try to wait until later to do their shopping so I don't forget that I have already bought them 100 things. :D 
  3. Did you shop on Black Friday?  If so, what did you buy? I'm not typically into the Black Friday thing. I don't like crowds. I hate it when people push and shove and behave like barbarians. However, I did decide to partake in the activity this year. My reasoning was two-fold; 1. We could use a new TV. and 2. There were things in the Toys R Us ad that I wouldn't have otherwise bought if they weren't on a really good deal. That all being said, I dropped hubs off at Target to wait in line for the TV while I headed over to TRU for the toys. I did have to wait for 2 hours in the cold, but it wasn't all that bad. I would certainly do it again. Hubs on the other hand?  He had to wait for 5 hours in the freezing cold with people who were, well...not sure how to finish that statement while being nice. And to add to that, Target security wouldn't let me get in line with him. So, I waited in the car. At least I was warm. Sorry honey.  Anyway, he did get the TV but you won't be seeing him on the curbside again in any year to come. 
  4. List a few of your favorite stores.  Target and  Michaels
  5. What is the last thing you purchased for yourself (food and drinks excluded?) clothes. I hit the holiday sale at The Avenue on Saturday. Did pretty well for myself.
  6. Do you prefer to shop in-store or online?  In-store. I like having what I want when I want it. 
  7. If you could purchase one thing that you don’t need at all for yourself today, what would it be?  Not sure. Either a camera (not in dire need of one but the two I have (DSLR and point/shoot are both on their way out) or a Silhouette Cameo. 
  8. Does your significant other shop with you?  Do they love it/hate it? Sometimes. He doesn't mind shopping. 
  9. Do you shop at thrift stores? No. I don't have the patience to ruffle through racks. Wish I did, could save me some serious cash. :D 
  10. When you’re holiday shopping, do you make lists?  Yes. I have an app for that. ;-) 
Now it’s your turn so copy and paste, add your own answers then come back here and link up!  Happy Monday friends!


  1. Came by from FMM. I'm kind of new to my smartphone -- is there really an app you're going to use for lists? That would be awesome. We just found out last night about this app that is a bar code scanner and you can for example scan in the bar code of the wine you liked drinking and then see where you can buy it. Unfortunately of course the wine wasn't in the bar code directory for the app we tried, but I was just in awe of the fact that there even would be such an app! I'm way behind the times and it's kind of fun catching up, learning about all these new options!

  2. Oh man that sucks that Target wouldn't let you stand with your husband. You're super devoted to stand in line in the cold for that long. I can't think of anything that would make me stand in line in the cold for! Stopping by from FMM

  3. Yes, there really is an "app for that" :) The app I'm using doesn't have the scan thing as part of the app though - wish it did, would make it that much better! But, the scan apps are fun too. It's what I used to make my big-guy's list for Christmas. We went around the toy stores scanning stuff.

    And @Kim- not devoted - just crazy! LOL! I wouldn't normally stand out in the cold like that. But we really wanted the TV and at some point it becomes a "must have" while freezing to death in line. :D