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Monday, December 1, 2014

Black Friday & a German Advent Tradition // Weekend Recap LinkUp

Hello and HAPPY MONDAY!

Congrats, if you can read this, you survived Thanksgiving, and Black Friday! Did you guys do some shopping? The husband, his mom, and I headed to Texarkana, TX, to watch the craziness! Since I've bought my new laptop on bestbuy.com for the very same price and free shipping, the whole LIVE Black Friday experience was just entertainment for us. For me, being a good old German soul, I can only say: Black Friday is the most insane shit I've ever seen. Some deals might be awesome, but what I saw was people goingh insane over stuff that wasn't even cheap at all.

DON'T Y'ALL HAVE ANY DIGNITY???? Ah no, I forgot, you leave that at the door. Fighting over $8 PJ sets & "Frozen" bean bags???? SERIOUSLY???
Plus: I went to Wally World yesterday again. Guess what: All that shit is still there. Sorry you lost some hair (and your dignity) while fighting for freakin Olaf on a piece of fabric Friday night. While dragging your 4 kids along. At 10 pm. Not cool.

BUT: While everyone else was fighting over Olaf, Elsa, fluffy PJs and 40" TVs, my husband just walked over to the Automotive section, and grabbed a 50" Samsung smart TV for less than $500. No line at all. No craziness. Not bad for just watching, right? The picture below shows Target, btw. We didn't go in there... And I'm happy about that. People look like fenced in kettle.




Anywho...

A German tradition I didn't se over here so far is the "Adventskranz" = "Advent Wreath". Every Sunday until Christmas, you light one more of the four candles. This is my "Adventskranz", and yesterday we lit the first candle and had too much Glühwein and Eggnog:



Since it was 73F/23C over here, and 33F/1C in Germany, I was sharing this picture on Facebook with my friends and family. It felt different and strange celebrating the 1st Advent in shorts and flip flops... :oD


So, now you know what I did last weekend! Let me know what you did by leaving a link in the comments! Or just leave a link to your favorite recipe post, DIY, or getaway - inspiration for the coming weekends!






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3 comments :

  1. I never Understood BLACKFRIDAY friday. I much prefer the comfort of my couch and if I need anythinf, there's always cyber Monday.

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  2. Oh YUM! I LOVE eggnog!!!!!! Glad you had a good weekend & didn't get trampled!!!!!!

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  3. We totally stood in line at Target... actually my hubby stood in line while I went shopping in Michaels... I'm such a nice wifey LOL

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Black Friday & a German Advent Tradition // Weekend Recap LinkUp

Hello and HAPPY MONDAY!

Congrats, if you can read this, you survived Thanksgiving, and Black Friday! Did you guys do some shopping? The husband, his mom, and I headed to Texarkana, TX, to watch the craziness! Since I've bought my new laptop on bestbuy.com for the very same price and free shipping, the whole LIVE Black Friday experience was just entertainment for us. For me, being a good old German soul, I can only say: Black Friday is the most insane shit I've ever seen. Some deals might be awesome, but what I saw was people goingh insane over stuff that wasn't even cheap at all.

DON'T Y'ALL HAVE ANY DIGNITY???? Ah no, I forgot, you leave that at the door. Fighting over $8 PJ sets & "Frozen" bean bags???? SERIOUSLY???
Plus: I went to Wally World yesterday again. Guess what: All that shit is still there. Sorry you lost some hair (and your dignity) while fighting for freakin Olaf on a piece of fabric Friday night. While dragging your 4 kids along. At 10 pm. Not cool.

BUT: While everyone else was fighting over Olaf, Elsa, fluffy PJs and 40" TVs, my husband just walked over to the Automotive section, and grabbed a 50" Samsung smart TV for less than $500. No line at all. No craziness. Not bad for just watching, right? The picture below shows Target, btw. We didn't go in there... And I'm happy about that. People look like fenced in kettle.




Anywho...

A German tradition I didn't se over here so far is the "Adventskranz" = "Advent Wreath". Every Sunday until Christmas, you light one more of the four candles. This is my "Adventskranz", and yesterday we lit the first candle and had too much Glühwein and Eggnog:



Since it was 73F/23C over here, and 33F/1C in Germany, I was sharing this picture on Facebook with my friends and family. It felt different and strange celebrating the 1st Advent in shorts and flip flops... :oD


So, now you know what I did last weekend! Let me know what you did by leaving a link in the comments! Or just leave a link to your favorite recipe post, DIY, or getaway - inspiration for the coming weekends!






Put this LinkUp on your blog! get the InLinkz code



 photo Footer.png
 
Check out my amazing sponsor:

3 comments :

  1. I never Understood BLACKFRIDAY friday. I much prefer the comfort of my couch and if I need anythinf, there's always cyber Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh YUM! I LOVE eggnog!!!!!! Glad you had a good weekend & didn't get trampled!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. We totally stood in line at Target... actually my hubby stood in line while I went shopping in Michaels... I'm such a nice wifey LOL

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni