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(An impromptu carousel ride from last year’s stay-cation)

I leave this evening for my parents’ house to have our second (hopefully annual) “stay-cation”. It was a concept my mom introduced to our family last December where the four of us spend a weekend at my parents’, explore things in our hometown we’ve never made the time to do, eat entirely too much (but amazing) food, and enjoy time by the fire playing games and decorating the house for Christmas. I’m looking forward to relaxing this weekend, buying an oversized tree for our living room, and spending some much needed quality time with my family. It will serve as a good re-charge before my busiest week of the year at work, and as a nice preview of going home for Christmas in a couple of weeks.

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(Essentials to be packed for this weekend away)

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(“Playing” Taste Test of Caramels with Ryan)

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(Ryan + tree lights)


(Making time this week to complete a couple of long awaited house hold projects: hanging up photos + a home for my favorite accessories)

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(Documentation of Miss Luna Lee’s first Christmas season – photo by Ry)


(Rustic and simple holiday decor)