December at Mara Mi

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When the weather outside is frightful–it’s rainy and overcast–I head over to Mara Mi–my favorite little shop in downtown Stillwater.  As I’ve mentioned before (read about it HERE and HERE)–the sun is always shining in Mara Mi, and they always have something pretty to inspire.  Even the windows are decorated this week:

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I had to take a closer look…

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And of course, I was not disappointed…

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Cookies and candies, ribbons and wrappings:

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Many of their products are sold at Target and TJMaxx…

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Snowflakes and ornaments, elves and…

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CUPCAKES!  of course, they always have the greatest cupcakes…

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And though it will cost me another 2000 steps today…I chose the gingerbread chocolate cookies…

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I’m saving it for tonight…after my workout…and when the house is quiet…

I’m Smiling Because You’re My Sister…

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And laughing...because there’s nothing you can do about it!

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Happy Birthday, to my sister Pat…

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She’s the kind of sister that is there to help no matter how big the job…

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Nor how small…

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She makes everyone feel welcome…

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and she’s always fun to hang out with…

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She’ll go for the ride…

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or just be at your side…

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Everything is more fun when she’s there…

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And the world is a better place, because she’s around…

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Wishing you all the best!