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Fun Decorations for Different Seasons

leaves hang on rope
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Decorating is something a lot of people associate with special occasions, such as birthdays or Halloween. It can be fun to put out unique adornments for these events, particularly if you’re hosting a party. People also think about decorating when moving to a new home.

Your decor does more than fill a space. It can impact your mood, and redecorating is an effective way to give yourself a mental boost each season. Instead of adding holiday decor throughout the year, transforming your indoor and outdoor spaces can help you embrace the new season. Let’s explore some fun decor for each season!

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Instagram Photo of The Week: Thanksgiving is Back!

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving this year? I sure did. The day was hosted by my friends Lauren and Gary, with a tight, vaccinated crowd of just their immediate families, plus me, so about a dozen people in all. Very intimate and relaxed. Not only was the food just insane — because Lauren and Gary, they can cook — but everyone is on the same page politically, so there are no arguments or lost appetites. It’s the little things that mean so much. I am very thankful for friends like them. Here’s a closer look at that spread:

thanksgiving dinner photo by gail worley

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Tips For How to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween During a Pandemic!

halloween carved pumpkin photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail Except Where Noted

October is here already — wow! — and this pandemic is still a thing that we have to make allowances for in our daily lives. The safety of ourselves and our families is a consideration for any type of activity planning, and Halloween is fast approaching. We need to keep kids safe, but their social and emotional wellness can also be affected by being unable able to participate in festivities that create so much happiness and sense of connection.

How can we celebrate Halloween in the Covid life, you may ask?  While door-to-do trick or treating may be off the table, we have a few suggestions for keeping the Halloween spirit alive. Parenting expert, guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) has compiled a list of practical tips addressing fun and creative ways to accommodate a traditional Halloween during this pandemic. Let’s get to it!

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Shark Attack Ugly Christmas Sweater!

Shark Attack Christmas Sweater
Photo By Gail

The most amazing thing about this official Shark Attack Ugly Christmas Sweater, which I saw at TJ Maxx, is that the shark on the sweater is also wearing an ugly Christmas sweater! Meta!

Merry Christmas from New York City!

Christmas Holiday Window Display
All Photos By Gail

Store Windows Photographed on Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. Merry Christmas, to All of My Readers!

NYC Xmas Halloween Window Display

Tiny Reindeer Made From Christmas Tree Bits

Reindeer and Wreaths
The One on the Far Left, Rear,  Appears to be Some Kind of Pirate (All Photos By Gail)

I had just gotten off the C Train at Spring Street when I passed right by a lovely Christmas Tree Lot, where someone had created these adorable little Reindeer from  leftover twigs and bits of trees.

Reindeer and Plant

What a clever idea! I don’t know if they were for sale, or if they were just for adding Holiday spirit to the lot, but I enjoyed looking at them.

Reindeer and Wreath 2

New York City’s First Snow!


At least we don’t have to shovel it! Filmed in the Papyrus Card Store on Broadway and Park Place. Enjoy!