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Happy Monday friends!! It feels good to be back after the long weekend & feels really good to be kicking the holiday season into high gear! This Thanksgiving weekend was perfectly relaxing with a lot of to-do's marked off the list!! Here's a few snaps of it all...
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We celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister's house with a lot of people! We actually had two turkey's and for someone that isn't that big of a turkey fan I think I realized that preparation is the most important part!! My BIL brined one of the turkey's for more than 24 hours and then the other turkey we had was fried and wouldn't you know - tasted just like bacon! I also ended up making these apps - verdict - devoured by all! 

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I worked a half day on Friday, which flew by and I was on the couch devouring the first episode of the new Gilmore Girls on Netflix! I did take advantage of some of the sales - scored these OTK boots and this dress for 50% off from Ann Taylor! We had an impromptu double date with our friends at Fireplace followed by some intense games of Fibbage - have you played this yet?
I realize the crab cakes look like big globs - but trust me - they were delicious! 
One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to see the big tree in Faneuil Hall - it's always a sight and I honestly wonder where they find trees that big - must be deep in the forest! 
Boston Acorn Street
 The most photographed street in Boston - Acorn Street! 
When I say that I have zero celeb juju - I mean I've never run into anyone famous! To see John Kerry walking home (with secret service) from the store was pretty cool! Thankfully Gary wasn't too shy to ask if he would take a photo with me and I'm happy to report he was super nice & didn't seem to bothered by it!
The holiday cards were stuffed, addressed & ready to be sent! 
We started planning our next trip - the Pacific Coast Highway for my birthday in March! If you've been, have friends that have done it or have any suggestions - please let me know! 
It's weekends like these that have me ready to tackle the week ahead - well that and a little caffeine! How was your weekend? Link up below to share! 

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  1. Seriously where do they find ginormous trees like that? lol But how beautiful and perfect for Holiday photo backdrop. The spread at your sister's Thanksgiving looks amazing especially me being a huge cheese person and I love the table set up. Such a gorgeous family you have and so much to be thankful for!

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  2. You gorgeous beauty!!! Look at your family, love the pic of you, your sis and mom and dad...the sweetest!!! And that tree, so festive and both you...holiday dolls I tell ya! That purse in the coffee shot of you, very cute and great color. I am tickled you and such a great long weekend, yes, it will be hard going back today for sure!! Hope it is great for you!!

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  3. Happy Monday! Looks like such a great weekend. That tree is huge! Have a great week :)

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  4. Wow at the cheese and meat platters! Your sister seems like quite the hostess! Everyone has been posting about Gilmore Girls and I feel like that's a show I need to start watching haha! Have a great Monday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. All your picture are so gorgeous! The spread at Thanksgiving and the table settings look so great! And the rest of your weekend sounds perfect, too! Happy Monday!

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  6. Your thanksgiving meal looked delicious! And random, but I love those plates y'all had! How cool to run into John Kerry! Love all your pictures from the weekend- just gorgeous!

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  7. I was just thinking that same thing about the tree, where do they actually get it. It's huge! Looks like a great weekend full with family and fun. I really want to do the Pacific Coast Hwy, so I can't wait to hear all about it!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. I love your Thanksgiving table setup! You are on top of things with Christmas cards stuffed and ready to go. I hope ours make it here this week!

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  9. Y'all are going to have SO much fun driving down the coast!! Definitely one of my favorite trips!

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  10. What a gorgeous table setup! The weather looks amazing up there. How cool running into him and getting that pic. Ohhhhh that is going to be such a fun trip! I can't wait to hear all the details.

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  11. You look BEYOND gorgeous in all of these pictures! That burnt orange dress looks so fab on you--I think that's definitely your color! Glad you had SUCH a fun weekend with family!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  12. You are simply gorgeous, and your weekend looks like it was amazing! Have a happy week!!

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  13. Loving your outfits in these pics! It sounds like you had the best Thanksgiving, that turkey sounds delish! How awesome to see John Kerry!!

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  14. How cute do you look??? I love Acorn street it is so pretty! It looks like you had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving and weekend! Wishing you a wonderful start to your week!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks like you had a great weekend! I love your dress on thanksgiving. That is a great shot of acorn street! and how fun to run into John Kerry!

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  16. Your Thanksgiving spread looks amazing! SO much yummy food! And I love a good fried turkey :) Sounds like you guys had an awesome weekend and love that you got out so much! You look gorg in that last picture pretty friend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. A wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!! We had two turkeys, too. One was fried (gotta love the South) and one was in the oven. Both were fab! Now I'm done with food for the rest of the year, lol.

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  18. Everything at your sisters looks beautiful - sounds like the perfect holiday! That tree is huge - I can't wait to get out here and do all the local Christmas stuff. PCH will be such fun for your birthday! You guys will have the best time!

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  19. what an amazing weekend! you and that gorg family. also i shouldn't read this on an empty stomach! that food looks amazing. and PCH - seriously what a great pick! i haven't been but cant wait to hear about it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love those Thanksgiving plates!

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  21. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!! All those food snaps look so amazing!!! So cool that you ran into John Kerry! Those boots are amazing and I love the colors of that dress, it is going to look fab on you! I don't think I have heard of Fibbage but I am off to check it out. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  22. That cheese spread is on point!! Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  23. Oh I LOVE that you had a placesetting at your house! I love formal meals like that, especially when you also have pretty things like that gorgeous cheese plate!


    The Adored Life

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  24. I'm officially hungry now after seeing all that amazing food, what a beautiful spread! And love that the foliage is still hanging on, so pretty! Too funny you ran into John Kerry, funnily enough I ran into him in Boston too several years ago at the Harvard Med School graduation since his daughter was in the graduating class. I had no idea he was so tall in person! Looks like your celeb juju is changing! Cheers to a fabulous week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  25. You and your sister are so GORGEOUS! Love the place setting. I love Acorn street but that cobblestone is no joke. That is so neat that you ran into John Kerry! I walk by his street all the time but have never ran into him. Maybe one day.

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  26. I think I know why that Acorn Street is the most photographed street in Boston - it's gorgeous! It looks like you had such a great Thanksgiving with your family this year. Those appetizers look absolutely delicious! Happy Monday :)

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  27. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Happy holidays! I just love this time of year :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  28. Looks like you had a great long weekend! Making time for Gilmore Girls was a for me, as well. By the end, I had Scott asking questions about it!!

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  29. Looks like a great weekend!!! Love these rondups :)


    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  30. Seriously-- I would be stuffed after the appetizer round! Everything looked beautiful! And I love how your family all matched for your photo of 4!! :) Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!! XOXO, R

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  31. Love your sister's table setup, so pretty! You two look so much like both of your parents, it's unreal! Usually kids look like one of the other, but y'all have a great mix of both of them. Gorgeous gals!
    So glad y'all had a great Thanksgiving, the food all looks so yummy!
    I saw on the Today show when they were getting the tree for the Rockefeller Center in NYC...it came from someone's backyard! Crazy right!?!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  32. This looks like such a great Thanks Giving, all of that food just looked delicious!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  33. Oh I KNEW this was going to be GREAT and it WAS!!! OMG your family REALLY knows how to do it! I'm coming next year ;)
    You both look incredible, you are just gorgeous!! Of course John Kerry wouldn't turn down a photo op with a woman as beautiful as you!!! LOVED the street scene...just loved it! xoxo

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  34. Oh my goodness, your Thanksgiving spread looked so delicious, and I'm so glad that you liked fried turkey! Acorn Street looks so pretty, and I totally understand why it's the most photographed street in Boston! So cool that you ran into John Kerry too! I wouldn't have been brave enough to ask for a picture! I hope that your Monday back is going well!

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  35. haha I don't believe you see John Kerry!
    Great pics
    I absolutely love your blog, I'm a new follower :)

    Nothing but Chrissi | Instagram

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  36. That tree is so massive- I love it! It looks like you picked up some great deals in the sales this weekend and I'm sure it feels so good to have all your cards ready to be sent out! Love that you got that picture with John Kerry! I actually ran into him the first time I was in DC with John McCain before they both ran for President. Your Thanksgiving sounds amazing-- that's such a great family photo of the four of you guys!

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  37. I absolutely love that last photo of you - so cute! How awesome that you ran into John Kerry. Glad you had a good holiday weekend, girl!

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  38. Looks like a great holiday weekend! I love that you got a picture with John Kerry. That's so cool. I want to do the PCH so so bad. My cousin & I talked about making that our next trip, I also had wanted to do it with a different friend this coming March but now he won't be home so that won't be happening.

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  39. I love John Kerry is carrying his own bags :) So cool!!!!
    That dip in the little squash is the cutest idea!!!
    That picture of your family is precious. Such a beautiful gang.

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  40. Looks like y'all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I showed my fiance the snap of that Boston street and said can we please go there and he said absolutely! If we take a trip, definitely going to ask for advice from you! So pretty. And loved your Thanksgiving look!


    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  41. Looks and sounds like a great Thanksgiving! Your pretty fall pics are giving me all the feels.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  42. The tree looks like it's every bit as big as the one in Rockefeller Center! WOW!!

    And how fun that you're taking a trip up the Pacific Coastal Highway! It was a bucket list item of mine to ride up it in a convertible and we checked that off of my list back in 2014 when we drove from Malibu to Ojai for my cousin's wedding. It is STUNNING. You guys are going to have a blast!

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  43. That's so cool you ran into John Kerry! And I JUST ordered my Christmas cards and can't wait to get them so I can start addressing- I just love doing calligraphy!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  44. All of the food looks amazing!!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend! I've always wondered where they find those gigantic trees lol

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  45. Seems like it was a fantastic holiday weekend! Always love your sister's set up for Thanksgiving!
    I saw your snap about walking around John Kerry's hood, and then to see you WITH him was like jaw drop moment! So cool!!

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  46. I love your sister's festive plates! And that photo of Acorn Street is beautiful; how funny that you ran into John Kerry! I also have ZERO celeb juju. No fun!

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  47. I never wanted to be your friend more than I did last weekend haha your snaps, the food, the atmosphere, your hair! Gah you killed it! Glad ya'll had a fabulous weekend and holiday!

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  48. How cool is that, that you you were able to take a photo with John Kerry, such a humble little story how you bumped into him! Girl, the food in the first pic looks out of this world delicious. I'm telling you, you know all the spots and great food, was this from Thanksgiving or the double date!? My goodness it look sooooo good! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  49. I want to know how they decorate trees like that! And the Pacific Coast Hwy! You are going to love it!
    So glad you had a nice holiday!

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  50. All that food! It looks like you had an amazing weekend, Biana! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  51. You look gorgeous!! And yes to all of the turkey prep - we did one in our smoker and it was a huge process, but SO WORTH IT!

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  52. What a fun weekend!!! Love your photos... glad you had an awesome time! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  53. That family pic is adorable! The appetizers look amazing as you promised! And your sister's spread looks amazing! How cool that you ran into Secy. Kerry and that he was so nice to take a great pic! Here's to a great week!

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  54. what a fun time! looks like a great adventure!


    kelseybang.com

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  55. What an amazing Thanksgiving weekend! So cool you met John Kerry walking around! Boston is so pretty! I seriously need to take a trip there!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  56. Acorn Street is incredible! My Step-Dad is from Boston and I'm hoping to take my family there this summer for a little vacation so I need to remember this-ha! Have a great day!

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  57. Acorn street is so quaint and pretty! How fun that you got to meet John Kerry! I love the pic of you and your family!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  58. How cool to see John Kerry! I get so shy around celebs I usually just say hi and get too nervous to ask for a photo. Mind you, I haven't met a ton of celebs. lol Mostly tv show people. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! (:

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  59. I thought I commented on this yesterday...womp womp. Your Thanksgiving weekend looks amazing! First off you and your sister are gorgeous and I am loving the table settings she had. Where did she get those plates?! How cool you ran into John Kerry and got a picture with him! Acorn street is now on my list of must visit places. Hope you have a great week, girl! xo Beautifully Candid

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  60. What a fun holiday weekend, doll! LOVE the shots of Boston- that tree is amazing and Acorn Street is so pretty- and sounds like you had several incredible meals! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  61. Two turkeys? Sounds like my mom! She buys a HUGE bird so they have leftovers. It's so crazy to me. Your apps sound delish! I may need to make for one of our holiday shindigs! Did you finish all of GG or just Winter?

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  62. Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving!! Great pics! XO -

    Anna | www.parkavenueblogger.com

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  63. The food looks amazing!!! And that huge tree is gorgeous! Sounds like an amazing weekend!

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  64. This all looks so amazing! I love those plates, so pretty!

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  65. Looks like it was a great Thanksgiving weekend! I love the cute plates, so festive! And so funny that you saw John Kerry. We have to take our Christmas pictures this coming weekend and then I can order our cards. You are so on top of it!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  66. That's crazy you ran into him! I always freak out when I see celebs, haha! I once saw Reese Witherspoon in Nashville eating tacos with her family like it was NO BIG DEAL ;) I couldn't bring myself to ask her for a photo...I mean Nashville locals are so used to it so no one was approaching her. I couldn't keep my cool ;) I'm so glad you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!!

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  67. I love that you ran into John Kerry. Awesome!

    The apps look fabulous, and I love the family photos from Thanksgiving!

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  68. Your Thanksgiving weekend looks so relaxing, your family is adorable! I love that you had a John Kerry sighting - so random and cool. Have fun planning your pacific coast highway tour! It's something I've always wanted to do. We made it down the WA and part of the OR coast this summer - so gorg!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  69. those apps are making me SO HUNGRY!!

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  70. Your Thanksgiving food looks so good & so do those crab cakes!! LOVE that huge Christmas tree!!! How cool that you ran into him!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  71. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! That food looks so good.

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  72. I am SO excited for you to go on your PCH trip! It's seriously so gorgeous! Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving-I love your tunic!

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  73. I'm dying to see the new Gilmore Girls! Netflix has been doing such a good job with re-creating beloved series.

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful holiday weekend!

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

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  74. Your weekend sounded wonderful! And the food looks so good!
    We kept it simple because it was just the two of us... then took a little roadtrip to Maryland to help my SIL move! Yeah, that wasn't that fun! lol

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  75. All that yummy food oh my gosh!! And I am dyyyying to do the Pacific coast highway. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  76. Wow all of the food looks amazing. I want those plates! They are perfect for the holidays. How cool to see John Kerry in the streets.

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  78. Your pictures are always beautiful and always make me hungry! :) What a lovely weekend. Hope you have a great one this weekend too!

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  79. What a perfect Thanksgiving weekend! Two turkeys!? Wow! Those little tartlets sound super yummy!

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