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Friday, September 29, 2017

The Friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  Happy Friday!  I'm a happy supermodel trophy wife today because my #2 came home last night for the weekend.  She has to work all day from here from blog central so the Mister and I will be rolling up our sleeves and tackling our outside Fall decorating.  The weather promises to be sunny and crisp.

We plan on spending the next couple of days doing some shopping and lunching in Boston.  She is much more camera-shy than my #1 is, so I'll try to get at least one pic.  It's a bummer when my victims subjects don't cooperate.

Here are some things that caught my eye during the week.

The first property can be found in the great state of Maryland.

This gorgeous property is in Annapolis.

Did I mention that this one is for sale?
You can find more photos here.


This waterfront estate is located in Osterville, Massachusetts.

For more pretty pics, you can find them here.
P.S. This one is on the market too.


Who's excited about Will and Grace coming back to TV?

This is Sean Hayes' house.

If you love a dramatic before and after as much as me, you are going to love this one.


Need some inspiration for your outdoor Fall decorating? 
I do!  
There is plenty right here.  


Are you in the market for a Fall wreath?
Lots of pretty ones right here.


If you love white pumpkins like I love white pumpkins, you are going to love this site that is jam-packed with inspirational ideas.


Need some creative flatbread ideas?
They're right here.


If you have a taste for a hearty soup or stew, there are plenty of recipes here.

Holiday cocktail party season will soon be upon us.  If you need some points on how to kickstart your party talk here's some advice from the experts.


Do you wish that you could work from home?  
Find out here if it's the right fit for you.


Have you ever wondered what happens to your used bar of hotel soap?  Yeah, neither have I.  But if you're the least bit interested, you can find out your soap's destiny here.

I watched the first show of the second season of This Is Us with kleenex in hand.  We got a couple of clues as to what happens to Jack.  I can't help but enjoy the storyline of  Jack and Toby fighting for Kate's attention. The Randall adoption subplot is not nearly as intriguing, but it may have to grow on me.

This is what I look like every time This Is Us is on.
The Mister always asks me why I watch a show that makes me cry.
He'll never understand me.


What do you think of the Kelly/Ryan team?  I had high hopes for this duo, and yet on most days, I find them to be a little flat.  They love to impress us with the fact that they are practically best friends outside of the show.  I get it.  Who cares?  


I never watched Megyn Kelly's news show.  I have seen a couple of episodes of her new talk show, and my impression is that she and her writers are trying too hard.  I may warm up to her once she lets go of the jitters and settles in.  Then again, I may not.  I'll keep you posted.


One of my favorite sitcoms of all time is finally coming back.  Just like Seinfeld, I can watch reruns of Curb Your Enthusiasm over and over again.  Sunday night on HBO I will have a new episode to watch and I couldn't be happier.

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Enjoy your daughter's visit! This was a good week TV wise. I watch very little network TV, but both This Is Us and Grey's were back with great episodes. Now I just have to keep up with them.

  2. Happy Friday, Katie! Quiet, rainy morning here in Austin. Nice, very nice! Have fun decorating. I'll be eager to see the finished look. I still need to add some pumpkins to the front porch, but I have the planters spruced up. Enjoy the weekend with #2. See you soon...........

  3. Have a fabulous weekend with your daughter!

  4. You will not believe this, but I've never seen a Will&Grace, or Curb Your Enthusiasm! I am going to make an effort to watch the redo of W&G. I am only now just getting what Seinfeld was all about! Slow learner when it comes to TV. I did watch a Kelly/Ryan moment while on hurricane watch and terrified I'd be without power, or wiped out and never get to see them. I agree I think TV should care more about us then them. The other Kelly I am not too sure about. Bon weekend my friend!

  5. Sounds like a fun weekend Katie, Fall hasn't found the South yet, we are over 90 with no sea breeze today 😅 I am staying inside and will check out the fabulous Friday links you shared!

  6. Hydrangea wreath is making my heart beat a little faster!

    So glad your number 2 is home, that outdoor decorating will be done (and hopefully shared here) and I know you'll have a wonderful time!

  7. How nice that you get to have some time with your daughter. Those fall decorations are wonderful! What did you end up doing with your home outside? -Jenn

  8. I look forward to your Friday posts and I could spend hours looking at your links and Pinning. I always mean to come back when I have more time.

    Here's my low down:

    All of the houses are amazing. I feel for Sean Hayes. I'm sure he has someone taking care of that ivy, but we had to have it removed from our home after thirty years and finding it had creeped in and out of windows and gutters and actual brickwork. Very invasive, and it often became bug infested. A lot of upkeep, but I'm sure Sean can afford it! And yes---I was elated to see Will and Grace come back. That first episode was hysterical!

    I am more tearful than you. I had to stop watching This Is Us near the end of the first season. It was so darn sad. My daughters did so as well. I truly love Jack, and Milo Ventimiglia is truly easy on the eyes. It's different to know a character is going to die way ahead of the fact. It's gotten a lot of press. If it comes out that his death was all a dream, I'll be back!!

    Thanks, Katie!

    Jane x

  9. Love Will and Grace and so glad they are back!
    Yes, Ryan Seacrest is dull as dishwater. Kelly had so many other choices with better chemistry. I think he paid off the network,like he needs another job !
    I have a recommendation of a PBS show for you, it's called "Call the Midwife" a seriously "tissues needed show"! you will love it.
    Love your blog and missed you over the summer .

    1. Stephanie... I'm with you about Ryan paying off the network! I love "Call the Midwife" so much! Now the Mister and I are watching "Doc Marten" one episode at a time on Acorn. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you have a great week and keep me posted on other TV recommendations!

  10. Well, here it is Sunday morning and I'm reading the FF. It's been that kind of weekend. Hope yours has been great with #2.
    Love that soap story (no, not This is Us). I have collected the soaps before, and even made goody bags for my sister's never-ending outreach efforts in Appalachia, but this story is so much better.


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