HAPPINESS ADVENT CALENDAR 2016

Good exercise to turn Bah Humbug to Cool Yule. πŸŽ„ Inspired by @victoriaedel & @MissJess
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    Dec. 24 50-70% off!!
    Already?!? Or the stuff we couldn't move before Christmas Day. Either way.
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    Dec. 23 Sleeping in! Husband brings you coffee in your Brooklyn Nine-Nine cup β˜•οΈπŸ˜„
    Saying, you don't have to get up but coffee is here if you want it ☺️ (we had a very late night 🍾πŸ₯‚)
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    Dec. 22 Checking out the decorations at the Carson Mansion.
    Shopping and wrapping done βœ… Spend time with friends βœ… Drive by a few places to see the lights βœ… Head home before it starts raining β˜”οΈβœ…
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    Dec. 21 Some greenery on the front door, finally.
    Usually I'm able to make a beautiful wreath from fallen redwood branches. No big wind storms yet this year so nothing much to work with. Not my best but at least it's fresh, homemade and DONE.
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    Dec. 20 Christmas Surprise Bouquet πŸ’
    Thinking I'd have nothing to add today since I overslept, managing only to drink coffee β˜•οΈ and read li.st (@cvlop61 knows πŸ˜‰), these beautiful flowers were delivered!! Friends make everything better-so grateful ❀
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    Dec. 19 Christmas presents from my BFF
    Opened these yesterday at our girls lunch prior to seeing The Nutcracker. She knows me SO well-adore anything Day of the Dead related. And the magnet also has Krampus bonus. Boom πŸ’₯
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    Dec. 18 Seeing 'The Nutcracker'
    Never get tired of this holiday tradition. New costumes, new dancers and the little BonBons trying to remember what they're supposed to do πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
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    Dec. 17 Finals are over and most students are on their way home to spend the holidays with family & friends.
    When you're used to seeing the streets in a particular place filled with people and suddenly it's deserted, it feels melancholy. Knowing most will be on a month long and much deserved winter break from school, makes me happy. Benefit to the locals? We now have our choice of bars to celebrate 🍸
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    Dec. 16 Purple and Red flocked Christmas trees
    As seen at the local hardware store where they also sell freshly cut Christmas trees. They're pretty and makes me 80% happy. Like an already beautiful woman with way too much makeup. πŸ€”
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    Dec. 15 Start listening to Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
    My SIL got me the audiobook! Will get me πŸ’―percent prepared for seeing the production in May. Already immersed in the soundtrack and I'm pretty sure husband is getting me the mixtape for Christmas πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„
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    Dec. 14 Lucas and Blue have settled in for a long winter's nap. β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒ¬
    Looks like a advert for Starbucks 😸
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    Dec. 12/13 Got a ticket to see ⭐️Hamilton⭐️ in May!!!
    General Public Sale for the San Francisco production of Hamilton went on sale today, Dec. 12 at 10AM. I was 166,630th in line!! Show dates are from March 10-August 5th but only June & July were left after I bought the last ticket in May. 😳😊
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    Dec. 12 Early Christmas Present 🎁
    Did our mini-gift exchange with SIL. She knows what I like β˜•οΈ. Thanks Helen πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ½
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    Dec. 11 Street mural with a message.
    First thing I saw from my SF hotel window this morning. Word. Or three. πŸŽ€
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    Dec. 10 Remembering there's leftover Carrot Cake from last night! 🍰
    Thank you Cheesecake Factory! (The diet starts Monday)
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    Dec. 9 Christmas tree lots πŸŽ„
    Nostalgia. But for now, it's the Target pre-lit artificial 😐Maybe next year...
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    Dec. 8. Gifts for the relatives and neighbors dogs & cats 🐢🐱
    Chew on this little buddies. And catnip euphoria FTW
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    Dec. 7 Forgotten photo in my πŸ“± 's album
    As I'm clearing out my phone photos before my SF trip this weekend, I found this one. Taken before @kcupcaker posted her li.st WHAT I SAW* AT THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL Wondered if it could be her at one of the panels so I took my shot. πŸ€”πŸ˜‰πŸ“½
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    Dec. 6 Using the adorable wrapping paper ordered from @marceline for my Secret Santa gifts 🎁
    Without giving away the contents, each paper represents the gift inside πŸ€”πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ Thanks for making gift wrapping even more enjoyable!!
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    Dec. 5 Peace on Earth πŸ•Š
    Crookedly perched on a house near my street. Though the picture is blurry, the message is clear as a bell.
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    Dec. 4 A celebrity discovery!
    Today some friends & I went to Ferndale to see a performance of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Waiting in the lobby, I noticed this plaque. What? Sara Bareilles apparently was the first recipient of the Ferndale Repertory Theatre scholarship. I've been here many times but never noticed it before 🎭Sara Bareilles Appreciation List From a Hometown Fan
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    Dec. 3 My F21 order came today!!
    I got these for someone but I might have to order another pair for me. Feeling a reindeer themed Christmas is starting to develop πŸŽ„
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    Dec. 2 Finished my Winter puzzle.
    So fun to do while watching Love Actually for the second time so far. Not sure if it's visible (bottom) but there was a piece missing. What you get buying a puzzle from eBay. Love Actually love stories ranked β€οΈπŸŽ„ Read this awesome li.st if you ❀️LA
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    Dec. 1 Finally getting to use my Tiffany silver reindeer ornament!!
    Bought this way back in April on a trip to NYC. I've kept it gift wrapped, inside the bag so I'd have the fun of being delighted all over again!