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Thanksgiving was a bit early this year, and I felt like we were given a little “bonus” week to prepare for holiday festivities.  I think this year I will actually have some time to really enjoy the moment because I got so much done over the last 2 weeks.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Enjoy!

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This message was on the floor of Children’s Hospital Waltham.  I love it.

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Charles Street, Boston.

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A “paint can” Christmas tree in the window of a hardware store

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Tiny hand painted boxed filled with Christmas chocolates from Beacon Hill Chocolates

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My ornament from the 70’s – miraculously still intact – shining on my Christmas tree.

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A giant loaf of bread from Le Marche de Noël at the French Cultural Center in Boston

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It’s baaaaackkk!  The holiday season.

What says “holiday” more than a big red satin bow?

Homemade place cards for the Thanksgiving table!

My nephew’s photo in the Boston Herald.  His team won the Cape Ann League Title…Go#7!

Tiffany & Co. window display at Copley Square in Boston

The expression on my little godchild’s face as her sisters lifted her up.  Captured!

Candy! while shopping on Black Friday

I’m thankful for all of my smiles!

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As the holiday season quickly approaches, I urge everyone to recognize your smiles.  Funny thing about the holiday season I find…  it is called “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” yet sometimes the pace and pressure make it a little more difficult to smile.  Interesting.

A special book by one of my favorite  authors – as we prepare for Thanksgiving

My oldest was away on a class trip to Washington, D.C. for a few days, and my youngest texted him.  A lot.

From Scentsy – a pretty, fragrant glow in my kitchen

My 12-year-old and her best friend (big “Beliebers”) at the Justin Beiber concert in Boston

Watching intently, anticipating  JB’s stage entrance!

 Balloons from the grand opening of a friend’s beautiful boutique – K Girl.