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Merriest Christmas 2017

    “Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days, that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home.” ~Charles Dickens         Well…ready or not     Christmas is here! almost     (baking done, cards sent, gifts wrapped) Santa’s on his way…     so… before Christmas present becomes the Christmas past…      let me share a special treat…. the dazzling annual Shore Acres Holiday Lights     It’s been a while since I brought you here. Christmas at Shore Acres 2015     This annual festive event display debuts on Thanksgiving Day     lighting up it’s beautiful 7 acre botanical garden (and lily pond) with over 325,000 lights.                 … Continue reading

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A Cottage Christmas Cocoa Bar🧚‍♀️

    🧚‍♀️“Christmas is too sparkly…said no one ever”🧚‍♀️ 🎄 Hello sweet friends🎄   I hope you’re doing well.🧚‍♀️         Recently as I was driving through the countryside I pondered as to why I LOVE the 🎅🏻“Ho!Ho!Ho!” part of the holiday season.🤶🏻 (any chance one of these might be Rudolph?)🧚‍♀️     You know that childlike joy that longs to be expressed.🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️twinkling lights…reindeer flying through the sky with Santa’s gifts… and yummy cookies🍪     Ok….I must admit🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️     🧚‍♀️I do believe…🧚‍♂️ I have social butterfly tendencies 😉 Spirit of Christmas     One month a year just doesn’t seem long enough…🧚‍♂️     🧚‍♀️to sprinkle a little joy & light in the world.🧚‍♂️     fairy dust everywhere 🧚‍♂️         🧚‍♀️This past week Joe and I finished putting up the Christmas lights🧚‍♂️     🧚‍♀️attended a Christmas Play, and…🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️     I finally finished … Continue reading

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AdVeNt, GiRlFrIeNdS, aNd CaNdYcAnEs….♡

 Below is a re~edited post from my last Christmas while I still lived in California before the big move I wanted to share it with you. My blog stats show many of you are new readers. This post is one of my favorites because it talks about everything I’m passionate about Home, Friendships, & Love. Happy Monday, and first week of Advent! (grin)  As the calendar year draws to a close, family schedules, programs, PaRtIeS, and “other” obligations for this time of year are in full motion… My week was filled with a combination of EvErYtHing…. An afternoon was spent putting up our outdoor ChRiStMaS LiGhTs….                          Of course, there was a day of decorating our home. Of course…*wink A necessary day of rest on a rainy day. ..♡   And, it’s funny how the busiest time of year also … Continue reading

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