Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday Favorites (September 30, 2022)


Hi Friends and Happy Friday!  We made it!

As always, linking up HERE and sharing some recent faves


and more specifically the Frenchie MEMEs.....

Truth Be Told..We Could Really Create Our Own ;)



My Hubby obliged and got me an awesome little electric fireplace for the bedroom..can't wait for the Christmas Tree to be up in here and the crackling fire....with a Halllmark movie on in the background...Happy Place!



Rehearsal Dinner Dress

I am happy with this dress I got for Kayla and Marshall's Rehearsal/Dinner...can't wait!  Less than a month away :)

Election Season

With Eva running for student council and now joining the team, we encouraged Diana to do the same.  So she is running- she doesn't think she has a good chance but we tried to explain that just putting yourself out there and trying is brave.  Fingers crossed!  This photo is from my junior year in college when I was running for Senior Class President- I shared it with Diana and showed her that I went for it- I lost BUT I had a blast doing it :)  (Gotta love the BIG hair of the 90's)

Caught On Our Ring

"Will ya lift me?  Can we try the fish dive?" This is Diana and her bestie Harry who will be The Nutcracker this year and we laugh at how much she tries to get him to try the lifts....hysterical

40 Years!

Last night, Willmott celebrated 40 years in Boston.  We headed into the big city and to The Bostonia Public House- an amazing local venue- we got to spend time with clients and candidates and celebrate the special firm that we are.  One thing stood out for me and reminded me why I am here- it has been proven that you can be kind and be successful at the same time- truly

That's a Wrap!  Have a wonderful weekend friends...we are getting ready to Hocus Pocus over here...how about YOU?

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Monthly Musings: September 2022 (All About Fall Decorating and Halloween!)


Hi Friends!  Patty and I are so glad you stopped by!  We hope you will join in on the fun and answer our questions below...

I never hesitate to talk about Fall Decorating...Halloween...Traditions and all of the fun so let's go!

How do you Decorate for Fall/Halloween?

So typically outside we decorate with pumpkins and gourds and cornstalks with bows and a mum here and there

Inside, we go all Halloween with pumpkins and scary characters adorning our family room and kitchen





2. Do you Decorate Inside?  Outside?  Both?

See above- BOTH :)



3. When do you do your Fall Decorating?


We start in September because we learned years ago that everyone sells out of pumpkins by October- it is crazy!



4.  How do you "pumpkin"?  Decorate with pumpkins?


I put real pumpkins outside in our planters and in some buckets in one area of our yard.  Inside, it is about ceramic pumpkins as part of our decor


5. Do you add lights to your decorating?   Share photos!


Sometimes..sometimes not...I did purchase this awesome jack-o-lantern stand that lights up and we keep that out on our front steps


Exhibit A



6. Do you do anything special for Halloween Dinner?


Growing up, I LOVED my Mom's Halloween Dinner because she said "it is going to be light" and she would make her homemade souffle which is to die for!  I will never forget it...we were so excited to get all of our candy and eat it so we ate it up in a jiffy so we could get to the junk!  Ha!


In recent years, we have eaten at Lea's party..this year is up in the air right now..we may all follow Eva around to start with her friends, so we shall see!


7.   Favorite Halloween Candy?


Would have to say either 100,000 bars or Baby Ruth- Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat? Yes please ;)



8. Full Size or Fun Size Candy Bars?

Fun Size says Halloween to me!



9. Best Fall Decor Tips?


Buy your pumpkins early!  See # 3



10.  Pumpkin Spice?  Yes or No?

Yes...I do enjoy pumpkin flavored treats...I will occasionally get a PSL at Starbucks and I order it with only 2 pumps of pumpkin and no whip and that cuts down on calories but not the flavor! 



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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What's Up Wednesday: September 2022


Hi Friends!  It is time for my favorite linkup of the month!   It is time to share "What's Up With Us!"  Linking up HERE

Here it goes.....

What We're Eating This Week

Monday- Veggie Pasta with Vodka Sauce with Cukes and Carrots on the Side

Check out the Vodka Sauce Recipe HERE


Tuesday- Baked Chicken Nachos with Homemade Guac

Find the Recipe HERE


Wednesday-Sheppard's Pie

Thursday- Breakfast for Dinner- Breakfast Burritos, Chicken Sausage and Berries

Friday- Pizza and Salad Night!



What I'm Reminiscing About 


Falls of Past and My Favorite Traditions....need to do a Fall Bucket List Soon!


What I'm Loving

With all of the uncertainty out there...the crazy stock market...the slowdowns...that I am still busy working on a ton of awesome HR jobs....grateful and don't take it for granted!


What We've Been Up To

We went back to school!


Mama celebrated her birthday Labor Day Weekend with Friends and Fam

We visited My Mom "Mimi" after her Knee Surgery- she is making great strides with her recovery!

Then I had a setback and had to have an additional surgery- wasn't my plan of course and it was very scary...I have been slowly recovering...not taking life for granted for sure!


The girls auditioned for The Nutcracker and it has become a BIG Nutcracker Season for sure....

Eva was cast a Solider and Reindeer

and Diana was cast as......

Clara :)


 Eva ran for 3rd Grade Student Council and Won!


Fall Activities Have Started Again Too- Dance, Hockey and Softball for Eva and Dance and Voice for Diana!


Family Faith has started back up to...big year for Eva as she will be receiving Holy Communion This Spring!

We Decorated for Fall!


We enjoyed the first Nutcracker Cast Meeting and the Announcement of Roles

We completed a successful Windham Blackout Cancer Week- 12th Year Running
Mama and Cass Bought Some Serious Wine Last Weekend ;)
Snuggles with Remi have continued and never get old!
and the first weekend of Nutcracker Rehearsals was a success!


What I'm Dreading

Nothing right now...just trying to stay positive and focused and continue healing but I do have PTSD and I am afraid every day at some point of having another post-surgery issue so just trying to get through this time



What I'm Working On

Family-Work-Health and a Nutcracker Documentary!


What I'm Excited About

A Little Hocus Pocus Get Together with Some of Eva's Friends and Their Moms This Weekend

and all of the Nutcracker Prep of course :)


What I'm Watching/Reading


So I binged the 1st Season of "Abbott Elementary" and LOVED IT...now I am watching it like everyone else every week...always love shows/movies about schools and getting a big kick out of this one!


 and Rob and I have been binging "Last Man Standing"...we LOVE it and we are up to Season 6


and I continued with the Spellmans series by Lisa Lutz as I am loving these light and funny reads about a family in the PI Business...so my Two Books for September were....


Spellmans Strike Again



Trail Of The Spellmans


What I'm Listening To

Does this shock you?  Ha!

What I'm Wearing

Mostly Comfy Workout Clothes as I recover but I did dress up a few weeks ago for Laurel's Bday Dinner and felt HUMAN...

and last Friday, I donned my Blackout Tee Shirt Of Course :) (This year we had neon STAFF shirts made so we could find each other once it turned dark...truth be told I got to sit most of the night in the honors tent but so happy was able to be there)

My Bestie Taking Care Of Me :)

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Resting...Observing and Filming Parts of Nutcracker Rehearsals and enjoying a night of Hocus Pocus with some of my favorite girls and Mamas



What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month


All of the Fall and Halloween Traditions



What Else Is New?

My Firm is Celebrating 40 years in business this year and we are having a large celebration on Thursday night with our clients and candidates in Boston- so looking forward to this!



and tomorrow is Monthly Musings!  Patty and I hope you will stop by and join in on the Fall Fun!



So...what's new with YOU?

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