Thank you for thanking me

Happy Tuesday!

Thanksgiving is next week so I thought it was the perfect time to blog about the proper protocol for thanking people.

I guess I should say it’s MY proper protocol because most of you will find this ridiculous. :)

Imagine someone is browsing the Milly & Grace Online Boutique and decides to purchase a gift for you.


You get one of our lovely items in the mail and you are ecstatic!  You immediately rush to the Milly & Grace online boutique to purchase these cards to write a thank you note! (Please forgive the intentional Milly & Grace product placement.)


You send out the thank you note and you wait… and you wait…  You don’t hear anything back… Did they receive the note?  Do they know how thankful you were for the gifts?  How will you ever know?  You go crazy thinking about this…

Well, Hallmark has got nothing on me because I came up with “Thank you for Thanking Me” Cards!


Let me give you the back story of how this concept came about…

While James and I were planning our wedding, I wrote out so many thank you cards to our loved ones.  I would constantly ask my friends and family, “Hey, did you get my thank you card?”  They would say “Yup! Ummm thanks?”

I told my friends that I feel people should acknowledge when someone sends them a thank you note.  One of my friends asked, ” So, wait, you expect a “Thank you” for thanking me!

I said, “Not necessarily a thank you for thanking me, but at least a “Hey! I got your thank you card!”

She said, “But where does it stop?  Then do you have to send a “Thank you” for “Thanking me” for “Thanking you” card!

After this conversation, my friend gifted me with custom “Thank you for thanking me” cards!

Then I sent her a thank you card for this thoughtful gift.  Then she sent me a “Thank you for thanking me” card! I believe we kept this going for about 6 times, meaning I wrote a “Thank you for thanking me for thanking you for thanking me for thanking you for thanking me for thanking you for thanking me, etc” card before we finally stopped the back and forth!

It was very humorous to us, but also I was very happy the “Thank-yous” were being acknowledged!

In conclusion, this Holiday season, remember to “Thank everybody who thanks you!

The world will be a much happier place! ;)


So, the next time you buy something at Milly & Grace , just write, “Thank you” in the notes section of your order and I will send you a “Thank you for thanking me” card with your item!  How is that for customer service! ;)

See you on Tuesdays!

Saturday Night Live Bloopers

Who needs a good laugh?  With the weather getting cooler and with it getting dark so early, I think we all do.

You know what makes me laugh more than anything?

People cracking up on TV when they are not supposed to. As an actor,  I understand how hard it is not to laugh when you find something funny.

Saturday Night Live has some of the best crack-ups ever!  These experienced comedians are trying so hard not to laugh that it brings me such joy and always puts a smile on my face!  Here are my Top 5 Saturday Night Live Bloopers!


They are really funny and I promise you will laugh out loud at some of these! ;)  Just click on the image to see the skit!

1. Debbie Downer

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2. Super Showcase

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3. The Californians

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4. Extremely Stupid People

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5. Stefon: City Correspondent 

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I could watch these every day and never get sick of them!  Hope you got a good laugh out of some of these today! ;)

See you on Tuesdays!

A Nantucket Halloween

Halloween on Nantucket is very special because it’s a Holiday for locals!  There are not many holidays that can say that! ;)

With hardly any tourists here on island, it was very special to walk down Main St. and see all of our lovely “neighbors!”

A Nantucket Halloween starts with a parade and then the kids “Trick or Treat” up and down Main Street!  It reminded me of Halloween in the small town I grew up in…

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(Photo Credit: Nantucket Bucket)

James and I waited until the last minute to decide our costumes.  This is very unlike us.  Usually we know weeks in advance.

So this is what we pulled off in 2 minutes!  I was Alfalfa from the Little Rascals and James was Prince Charming.


Not our best effort! I was Alfalfa because I need a haircut and I didn’t want to style my hair how I usually do and James was Prince Charming because it was the only costume left at Dan’s Pharmacy!

When I was finished getting ready, I found that I actually look a lot like Alfalfa. :)  Don’t you agree?


Some of our friends had a party and I got to hang out with my bestie Emily (Rosie the Riveter).  Just because you live on an island and work together, doesn’t mean you get a lot of quality time every day so it was so great to see her and Steve out and about!

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Steve’s “Walter White” costume inspired James and I to start watching “Breaking Bad.”  We are addicted that’s for sure.  We watched almost 3 seasons in 2 days!

Next year we want to have better costumes, but we had a great time with great friends at the party!


That was our first Nantucket Halloween!

See you on Tuesdays!