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Friday’s Fun Finds Vol. 23

December 18, 2020


shop local

Ok – I am sure you have last-minute shopping to do and with the weather and a slowing post office you are pretty much out of time to order on-line – SO …. please shop local. If you are quarantining to have grandma for Christmas dinner then call your favorite store and see if you can buy over the phone and pick it up. Let’s keep our local businesses going!!!

some boston local stores

Here are some of my favorites around where I live:

Avery & Co. | Learning Express | POP! | Wellesley Holiday Boutique | M. Flynn | Newtonville Books | Blackstones Beacon Hill |


I am behind on everything Holiday this year. Not really from lack of time, but I think more because of my pandemic mood … so this week I had to restock my holiday ribbon supply. Here are a few places to find wrapping supplies last minute that should be in your neck of the woods.

The Container Store | Paper Source | Michaels

Gift's wrapped with personalized gift wrap from Minted


This is not an endorsement for a big holiday dinner (please don’t) … but you can still enjoy a yummy meal with your immediate family. Get dressed up, have a few zooms with family and friends and then put out your milk and cookies. Here are some of my favorite holiday meals (and yes they are all Barefoot Contessa!)

Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise | Easy Lobster Paella | Holiday Dinner | Duke’s Cosmopolitan | Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Milk & Cookies

Looking to up your game this year? Here are some new idea’s for milk and cookies.

Have a good weekend!

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  1. Wynne says:

    Everything you do is so beautiful. I need you to come help me!!! xoxoxo

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