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Friday, May 17, 2024

The Friday Files

I hope that you had a good week. Mine began with my 38th Covid booster shot on Monday. Ok, it wasn't 38, but it felt like it. The worst part was I had a sore arm the next day so I couldn't play pickleball.

Note to self: my 39th booster goes into my left arm.

I don't think that I have to tell you what the highlight of the week was for the Mister and me. 

I bought this little preppy dress a day after we found out that her Mama was having a girl.


Grandpa... Are you going to eat that, or am I?

We had a delightful lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, il Bracco.  Il Bracco has my very favorite dessert, the Olive Oil Sundae, which is pictured at the top of the page.

I love their take on a family portrait.

I am in love with this Salt Lake home full of color and personality.

Fasten your seatbelts for this gorgeous English-manor-style home in Atlanta. 

This lovely Dallas home is a mixture of old and new.

Do you have some questions about orchids?
Click here.

When we moved from Massachusetts to Texas, the hardest part was purging the sentimental stuff.  This article approaches this difficult process.

If you are headed to Europe and need to rent a card, you need to read this. 

Looking for a side dish or two for your next party?

If you own a vacation home or are looking to buy one, you may find this interesting.

Here is a comprehensive list of the best OTC drugs.

If you love Instagram dog stories you are going to love @aguyandagoldenn.

On our TV Watch List


We watched a great interview with John Mulaney.

This is the inside scoop on the Ashley Madison case.

Looking for a good book?

My favorite tennis skirt is on sale!

I love this stuff!
The Mister uses it, too!

Another great product on sale.

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I always love reading my favorite blog and I was especially happy that this wasn't your "sign-off for the summer" post! You are greatly missed during those long, hot summer days! Julie

  2. Such a beautiful baby!

  3. I love the picture of you and Lucy. Do you think she resembles your daughter to a t? I do!

  4. I love the lovey and Lucy pics!

  5. Lucy sure is a highlight! I LOVE aguyandagolden Instagram. I get so much joy from it.

  6. Ohh! I have heard no more mention about Covid boosters over here in England. I hope your arm is feeling better now.
    Those houses are just stunning!

  7. Your precious grand-baby looks just like you!

  8. Oh, Katie! I love that preppy dress and Lucy looks so adorable in it! I clicked on the link and ordered two... one for our own Lucy (now 2 years old) and her brand new baby sister, Parker (born May 4)! I don't know if you recall an earlier comment I made this winter, but my daughter and our SIL were waiting to learn what their second child would be (as they did with Lucy). I was able to spend this Mother's Day with all my girls... our two daughters and our two granddaughters... and lots of snuggles, too! 💕


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