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As the month of December rolls along, let’s try to be thankful for the everyday “stuff” that we have.  Let’s try to decrease the list of “stuff” we want.  I think we will feel really good about ourselves if we do this together.  Cheers to December 2012!  Smiles this week as follows:

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As close to a red carpet as I’ll ever get!  Friends and fun at the grand opening of KGirl

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I spied a cardinal sitting in the branches along my porch, but he would not let me get too close.


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Walking home from work in the rain.  I like sparkly raindrops.

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Stag candle from Patch NYC.  A must have for your holiday mantle

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My first red Starbucks cup of the season…smile!

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Watching my nephew play for my high school alma mater at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots…priceless.

Woo Hoo!  So proud of the Lynnfield Pioneers!

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six smiles.

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.

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As I looked back over my photos from the past week, I had to laugh.  I have been all over the place.  Mentally and physically.  The best thing to do is just share a few of them with you.  Six smiles from one interesting week:

Roses are blooming in November along the path I walk to work.  Unusual, but I’ll take it.

Holiday hair bows!

A text from a dear friend, who loves me just the way I am – horrible voice and all –

My 5-year-old nephew’s self-portrait he drew in response to the question, “How are you feeling today?”  He placed himself on top of the Eiffel Tower and told his mother, “Mom.  I am a 10 today!”

The beautifully adorned altar where my son received Confirmation Thursday night

“Decked out” wine bottles at a Holiday shopping Expo, made by Stole ‘n Notions