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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Friday Files




Hello, dear friends.  Happy National Lobstah Day!  Who knew?  I wonder if the lobstahs know that it is their feast day.

Next Tuesday evening, with the Mister's enormous help, I will be hosting my book club.  I am very excited because as I have told you before, these ladies are positively delightful and so much fun to be around.  

The good thing about having a blog is that you don't have to remember much.  The Mister asked me what "we" served last year and I sent him the link.  The new menu is already in the works.

I chose Lisa See's latest novel which I enjoyed.  
I'll keep you posted as to the ladies' response. 












We begin with this gorgeous property in Wainscott, New York. 




This is the guest room den.  
How do I get an invite?




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This fabulous house can be found in Barrington Hills, Illinois.  











The Mister is going to go weak at the knees when he sees this garage!



What's a house without a full indoor basketball court?


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Need some porch inspiration?
There is plenty right here.


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These are the new, old thing to look for in antique shops.


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Sit back, put your feet up and take a tour of my buddy, Meredith's casually elegant home.



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Is this the summer that you make your own ice cream?
Some delicious recipes can be found here.


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And I thought the Mister made a gorgeous cheese board...

Take a look at these and read the step-by-step guide.

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People gravitate towards a gifted story teller.
Can you tell a good story?
Here are some tips on keeping people captivated.


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Will this show fill the hole left in my heart by Downton Abbey's departure?



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Is your grad looking at buying his/her first car?
Here are some helpful guidelines.


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For some reason, I am fascinated by the Secret Service.  
This article spills a lot of their intriguing secrets.


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Don't tell any of my buddies, but I just may have bought some of these to use as hostess gifts.  
And naturally, I will keep one for myself.
Just to make sure they work.

Have a great weekend.

Until next time...







Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

20 comments:

  1. I want Meredith's kitchen! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh goodness, keep the houses but send me that wine glass! Your book club isin for a treat with the Mister preparing the food!
    Jenna

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  3. My favorite thing is the porch inspiration. I don't have a porch anymore, but I love the inspiration. xo Laura

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  4. Katie so far I have been disappointed with every show promised to take Downton Abbey's place. Let's fave it , DA was a bright spot in time that can never be replaced.:)

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  5. Cannot wait to see what the Mister prepares, and to hear about the book. We are always looking for suggestions for our book club.

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  6. So many gorgeous pictures! I especially love the deck overlooking the lake. I'm having a mom's night at my house tonight, and that wine bottle/glass gift would be perfect. Enjoy your lobstah day!

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  7. My brother in law is a retired secret service agent. Unfortunately he rarely tells any secrets, but we did get a special tour of the White House when he was on the president's detail. Happy Friday Katie!

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  8. NO COOKING for YOU EVER!!!!!!!!!
    I think that makes me a tad bit MAD!
    XX

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  9. Another great Friday Files. I especially loved Meredith Viera's home. I miss her on the Today Show!

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  10. You had to bring it up, didn't you. Lobster. Now it's all I want -- and I'm not so lucky as you to be in the east where you just nip down to the nearest 'monger and get one! Sigh!

    I am, however, heading straight to Amazon. Those would be such great gifts for my Cork Poppers! What a great cast on The Halcyon. I don't have that channel. I hope it surfaces on streams!

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  12. I stopped by earlier and got sidetracked to Pinterest before I left a comment. I'm in love with the collection of roosters and the way they are displayed.
    The homes are gorgeous. The last one with all those garages reminded me of one that I visited in Maryland. I bet this owner is a car collector! '-)
    Have fun at the book club dinner. I'm going to get a copy of the book. It looks like a great read.
    Happy Weekend!

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  13. How about that wine glass and a handsome hunk to keep shelling the lobster till the bottle is empty?! I married one....Happy Daddy's Day to my Mr. LBD.-Laurel

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  14. I wish I had known about Lobstah Day! I would have loved to help them celebrate! :) Can't wait to see the goodies The Mister cooks up for your book group. Your group sounds like my idea of fun! Have a good weekend. Linda

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  15. Going back to check out Meredith's house. I love her style on everything else, so I know I'll love her house too! Happy weekend, and enjoy Lobster and pretty cheese boards, which I picture you having all the time!!!

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  16. Horrors, Sis. I do believe there won't be a Season 2 for The Halycon ... good thing you introduced me to that novel wine glass concept.

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  17. I love these Friday posts. I sure miss my porch. I will check out the book too. The houses are amazing, it is hard to believe that some people actually live in them. Wow!

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  18. A Place to Call Home ( on acorn tv, available through Amazon) is even BETTER than Downton Abbey!

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  19. Another superb Friday file! I love all of your topics! The Mister should also be congratulated on the fabulous cheese tray!

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  20. Always love your links! I cannot wait to check out your book club book and your Downton Abbey replacement.

    I also cannot wait to see your book club menu!

    Have a great night.

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