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Friday, October 29, 2021

The Friday Files & 2 Winners


Hello, dear friends.  I've had one of those mornings where if it could go wrong, it will.  Have I told you lately that I hate technology?  All I can say is that I am grateful to the Mister who gave up his workout today to figure out my computer mess.  Btw... if there are more typos than usual, you know why.

Not too much new around here.  I received my Moderna booster, which knocked me out for a full day.  It was worth it, though.  I now feel like I have a superpower.

This morning, I'm taking Millie to get her first haircut.  She is getting spayed on Monday.  The Mister and I are dreaming hopeful that this will calm her down a bit.

I have a couple of things that I need to talk to you about.  The first pertains to Amazon users, and the second concerns anyone who writes a blog using Blogger.

Last week, I ordered Vitamin C gummies from this page along with another item.  I did not use the Buy Now button but checked out on my order page.  I double-checked the prices as well as the item total and then hit the place your order button.

I received the other item on time and after a few days, checked on the Vitamin C.

When I checked the order page, the price had been changed to $75.99!!!  I tried to cancel the order, but it wouldn't let me.  
I then called Amazon and told the service rep what had happened.  He did not seem at all surprised.  He then told me that because it was a third-party seller, there was nothing he could do.

Does Amazon not back the companies that operate from their site?  Finally, after much coaxing and prodding, he threw in the towel and authorized the return. 

By the way, the product was supposedly sent via Fed Ex five days ago and has yet to show up.

So, in closing, I strongly suggest when ordering from Amazon, check and double-check the price being charged to you.  

Attention: Bloggers who use Blogger

If you do not write a blog on Blogger, please feel free to begin the Home Tours.


Does this ever happen to you?  You write a post all in one font size.  You preview it and find that some sentences appear in a larger font.  Even after correcting the error, and publishing the post, it does it again.  See below for an example.  If you know how to fix it, please let me know. 

What Million Dollar Lister and Mrs. recently put this Beverly Hills Mansion up for sale?

It's no wonder that this charming home on a private island has such magnificent gardens.

Do you like to attend showhouses?
It's my favorite cardio workout.
Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy.

Here are six design tips that you can steal from this London Victorian  Townhouse.

Does your home look pulled together?
If not, this may be why.

Do you love Lucy?

There's a podcast for that.

Here is a snippet of the movie that is debuting in December.

Did you know that Amazon has an outlet store?
Yup, you can read all about it here

Did you watch Maid?

I loved it.

This is what the author is up to now.

Are you a fan of Breakfast At Tiffany's?
Are you looking for a getaway?
If you have room for me, I'm game.

I bet you never heard this before.

Are you or a loved one looking for a job?

Here are 13 questions to ask in an interview.

And one of them is not

Can I begin my two-week vacation on the first day of employment?

I learned that the hard way.

It's now wonder my professional career never took off.

This sounds like my kind of show.

Don't forget the kids' table!

My place is already set!

Need some Thanksgiving table inspo?

It's right here.

Here are the best Thanksgiving recipes that the editors at BH&G have ever tasted.

This morning, I recieved an email from my favorite bookstore on the Cape, Where The Sidewalk Ends announcing an event I thought would be of interest to you.

 You can find out more info here.

Last but not least, I have two winners of The Gobble Book.  I just want to thank everyone who commented.  I loved reading your answers.  Especially the ones that mentioned me

If you are in the least bit wondering what scientific method I use for my giveaways, it goes something like this.

I assign a number to every comment.  I then write them on tiny bits of paper and put them in a bowl and let the Mister pick the numbers.  I do that purposely because if you didn't win, I want you to be mad at the Mister and not at me.

The Lucky Winners are:

Agree with you regarding The Maid, mind opening.
I would need to invite two people to Thanksgiving, Jan Karon/Mitford Series and Louise Penny/Gamache Series. Two of my favorite authors. Would love to live in either town and interact with the characters in each. 


You didn't say dead or alive, so I am going with Jackie Kennedy. I think it is fascinating how she spun the whole Camelot story and made it a thing to add even more luster to her husband's legacy.

Congrats to Karen and Debbi!  

Please email me your addresses asap!

Until next time...

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Cashmere and lots of colors.

I ordered this one.

I bought a few of these tissue turtlenecks.

I love them because they aren't bulky under sweaters.

J Crew Factory

I couldn't resist!

I also picked up some for my girls.

They love dressing like their Mom.

They may not look like they do, but I know.

Up to 20% off sitewide!!

I have this lamp and love it.

I chose the green shade but they have several colors.

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