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There are wreaths going up all around town and I love it.  By Christmas, almost our entire street will be lined with wreath-clad doors.  The trees in the common are all lit up.   The neighborhood Civic Association will be putting up garlands on the lamp posts this weekend in Beacon Hill, and then it will officially be Christmas time (and therefore appropriate to listen to Frank Sinatra’s version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas on a loop in the office).  This weekend I’m looking forward to some quality Christmas tree shopping and spending time with my family.  My grandmother (formerly a Radio City Rockette – how rad is that????  She taught me, my sisters and our cousin how to do those signature high kicks when we were young, though I’ve never quite perfected the technique) is flying in tomorrow and we’re all very excited to see her.

And now for some peeping . . . Who else would have so many spectacular wreath specimens for you to feast your eyes on besides Martha (arbiter or all things tastefully done)?

Last but not least – I couldn’t resist this Alphabet Wreath from Ballard Designs.  Wreath worship.  Want it ASAP!

For more information on all of Martha’s wreaths (including some DIY projects) visit marthastewart.com.

Have a great weekend, lovelies!  See you Monday xx


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So pretty.  So manicured.  Such an easy way to give a room (or your front stoop) a little extra something.

Want the look without the upkeep or the money?  The web is abuzz with tutorials.

Don’t forget about Amazon.

I’m gonna head out back and do some specs . . . Hoping to check in with the Man later on about whether or not he’d be comfortable installing something along these lines.

Have a lovely weekend all xx

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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The other night we were walking home through the Financial District (after literally gorging ourselves at Les Zygomates – disaster) when the Man spotted some flowers and got super confused.  He was all “Don’t those flowers know it’s cold out?”. . . at which point all of the females in our party yelled out “MUMS!”  like we had just spotted Brad Pitt in a bathing suit across the street.

I love mums.  They could not be more lovely or more representative of the changing seasons.  So in honor of mums (and fall flowers in general), Friday Blooms is coming at you hard core with a fall palette.

And yes, maybe I will throw a party just so that I have an excuse to make a mum pumpkin . . . what’s your point?

p.s.  The Man and I totally got up at 6:15 this morning and schlepped through the rain to wait in line at the Verizon Store in Downtown Crossing so that I could get the new iphone.  My old blackberry has been within an inch of its life for the past month and a half and so this was necessary, if not a little over-eager on my part.  The Man wasn’t even getting a phone but offered to keep me company in line because he is that rad.  Now that I have the thing, I’m entirely convinced that each time I touch it I’m going to break it.  And, just to be clear, in no way, shape or form do I know how to operate an iphone.  Learning curve starts . . . now.

Enjoy the weekend everyone! xx






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