Joy the Baker!

If you are thinking of baking holiday treats for visitors, neighbors, co-workers, friends….Think Joy the Baker!  She was in Boston today at Eat Boutique’s holiday market and I had the pleasure of meeting her and having her sign my copy of her cookbook.  Pick one up – I highly recommend it!  Thanks Joy! Advertisements

six smiles.

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!


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


Charles Street, Boston.


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


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


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


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

weekly photo challenge: reflections

The holiday stroll along Charles Street in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill tonight was reminiscent of a simpler time.  The street was closed to cars, leaving our legs and a few horse-drawn carriages to do the transporting.  I took this photo because everything about the scene screamed “1800s” to me.  However, when I uploaded the photo to my computer I realized that the reflectors on the carriages just didn’t fit in.  Oh well.  I tried.  Nevertheless, it was a beautiful night to be a Bostonian.