Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

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It seems like minutes turn into hours and hours into days and days into weeks and weeks into years a little too quickly lately. When I was young the Holidays seemed to take ages and ages to arrive. As an adult they seem to whip in and out of my life before I have a chance to enjoy them.

As autumn comes to a close and the mad rush of the Holiday Season arrives I hope you take a second to whisper a word of thanks that you woke up this morning to enjoy it all. Sometimes life is a cake walk other times it feels like we’re climbing up a never ending hill but at least we are here to do it. The only thing that matters is you can crack your eyes open in the morning, give a yawn, and face the exciting adventure ahead yet again. Give thanks that you’re here today to enjoy all that this wonderful world has to offer. Give thanks that you have someone to share it with even if that someone is just your cat! Give thanks you have a pillow to rest your weary head on at the end of the day. Give thanks for that toast and tea you enjoyed this morning. Give thanks even if you had a crappy day because at least you’re here to experience that day!

A million people will tell you that life is to short and I sincerely doubt you want to hear it again. But it is. We age so quickly and we seem to rush through our life so very fast. Take a moment to sit back, breath in, and look around at all the wonderful things that make up your own life and remember to feel grateful for all of them be they big or small.

You don’t need Thanksgiving to give thanks for all that you have. Giving thanks for what you have should be what you utter the moment your head hits the pillow after a long day. But Thanksgiving is a great holiday to give you a little nudge and reminder that you sure are lucky enough to enjoy this rather grand adventure we call life.

I’m very blessed and thankful for all that I have and that my dear friends include every single one of you. Thank you for spending your precious time with me! We may not be traditional friends but friends we are none the less.

Happiest Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  • 11/21/12 20:23 Icequeen81:

    happy thanks giving for you for your loved ones and all the readers of your blog

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  • 11/21/12 20:55 Leigh:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse-Chan!!! I’m making Apple Pie with a crumb topping instead of a crust and Hard Sauce on the side for the family dinner so my Grams doesn’t have to do much (let her have fun with her bf ;) ). And then on the sixth it’s straight into Hannukah! :)

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  • 11/21/12 21:01 Nikki:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse! :)

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  • 11/21/12 21:10 Winni:

    Thank YOU Muse for your awesome personality and tireless swatching/reviewing/makeup wearing. :) Enjoy the weekend. We are headed to the inlaws for baby Cora’s first Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/21/12 21:11 Winni:

      P.S. did some DAMAGE w all the FF sales. Planning to do some more for Black Friday! Sephora, here I come!

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      • 11/26/12 16:45 the Muse:

        ha winni whatcha haul? today is beauty crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy deals ;D

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    • 11/26/12 16:45 the Muse:

      aw happiest to baby cora and all your family, belated I know but I sure hope it was a very special tday for you!

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  • 11/21/12 21:49 Saira:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse!!!! Loved the words of wisdom :-) Enjoy your day…

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    • 11/26/12 16:46 the Muse:

      aw thanks saira hope you had a lovely one!

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  • 11/21/12 22:13 tina:

    happy thanksgiving! i want to thank you for being such a great blogger!

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    • 11/26/12 16:45 the Muse:

      aw thanks tina <3! Hope you had a love t-day!

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  • 11/21/12 22:26 Marcela:

    What a wonderful post! Happy thanksgiving Muse, and thank you for your clever makeup “musings” and specially for posts like this one that remind us just how blessed and lucky we are.

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  • 11/21/12 22:50 OrangeLipstickBlog:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I’m thankful for you this year! I hope your holiday is happy, fun, and safe. Oh, and full of delicious foods!!!

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  • 11/21/12 23:14 Amy Amethyst:

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Muse!

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    • 11/26/12 16:46 the Muse:

      hope you had a lovely one too amy!

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  • 11/21/12 23:21 Kmmyp:

    Though we don’t celebrate it here, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and your family as well!

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    • 11/26/12 16:47 the Muse:

      aw thank YOU kmmyp!

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  • 11/22/12 1:07 Marty:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse!

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    • 11/26/12 16:41 the Muse:

      and to you marty, hope it was wonderful!

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  • 11/22/12 3:50 Cristi:

    Aww~! We’re thankful for you too, Muse. :3

    You have provided such a great resource for me these past couple of years. You’ve saved me from crappy products, told me which ones would save my makeup life, and injected geeky humor into some of my most glum days.

    Thanks so much, Muse, and may your day be full of wonderful memories and delicious food. <3

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  • 11/22/12 4:02 Ruth:

    i wish you and yours a happy thanksgiving! thank you so much for all that you do and i can’t even tell you how much joy your blog brings to my dull and dreary work day. you’re the awesomest! ((hugs))

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  • 11/22/12 4:38 Sara:

    Very lovely entry and very true! While we don’t outrightly celebrate Thanksgiving here in Singapore, it is still important to give thanks for everything in life!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    • 11/26/12 16:24 the Muse:

      aw thanks sara! <3! Even without t-day we def should be thankful for every single day we get to live our lives ;D

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  • 11/22/12 7:46 Joanna:

    Very inspirational! It is true we don’t need Thanksgiving to be thankful for all we have but we should give thanks everyday. Thank you for your continuance of hard work and dedication and keeping us up to date with your amazing blog. Wishing you all the best hun XOXO

    :) <

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    • 11/26/12 16:44 the Muse:

      aw thank YOU joanna <3! thank you so much! Wishing you the same, Hope you had a lovely t-day!

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  • 11/22/12 7:47 Joanna:

    Very inspirational! It is true we don’t need Thanksgiving to be thankful for all we have but we should give thanks everyday. Thank you for your continuance of hard work and dedication and keeping us up to date with your amazing blog. Wishing you all the best hun XOXO

    :) <3

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  • 11/22/12 7:58 Joan:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family also. One thing I’m thankful for is Musings of a Muse. Have a great day!

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    • 11/26/12 16:22 the Muse:

      aw and I’m thankful for you joan ;-D and your invaluable blush knowledge ;D

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      • 12/6/12 7:55 Joan:

        Thank you! LOL

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        • 12/6/12 9:33 the Muse:
  • 11/22/12 9:06 Hannah:

    Thank you for your heart-felt words, and your fantastic blog that gives me (a mom of two little boys, a wife of one big boy, and a secretary for four guys) a little “girl time” everyday – even if I don’t get a chance to see spend time with my girlfriends that particular day or not. I hope you have a calorie-laden day filled with family and friends – and a fruitful black Friday haul :)

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    • 11/26/12 16:44 the Muse:

      aw hannah you’re most welcome! thank you so much for visiting with me daily ;-D <3! I hope you had a wonderful T-day with your lovely family :-D and of course, did some major shopping today and on black friday ;D!

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  • 11/22/12 9:24 Kim:

    Happy Thankgiving, Muse!

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    • 11/26/12 16:15 the Muse:

      and to you kim hope it was lovely!

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  • 11/22/12 9:54 Sarah S.:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/26/12 16:12 the Muse:

      happy belated sarah hope it was lovely!

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  • 11/22/12 10:53 Heather:

    Beautifully said. I read that and got teary-eyed because it is so true-even if we have a crappy day, at least we are alive to experience it. I know my crappy days are still far better than others’ who are even less fortunate than me. Thanks again for that message. Sometimes we need an outsider to make us see. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/26/12 16:37 the Muse:

      so true heather so true :-D <3!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful tday!

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  • 11/22/12 10:58 Swims alot:

    What a beautifully written heartfelt sentiment. It made my morning. Happy thanksgiving to you and all your friends. Even in these bad economic times you reminded us they we are well and truly blessed.
    Thank you

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    • 11/26/12 16:37 the Muse:

      swims alot truly we are! truly we are :-D Happiest to you and yours, I hope it was wonderful!

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  • 11/22/12 11:11 Karrie:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse!

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    • 11/26/12 16:08 the Muse:

      and to you karrie, little late sorry :D

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  • 11/22/12 11:28 Stephanie L.:

    Well said, happiest to you and yours.

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    • 11/26/12 16:15 the Muse:

      thanks stephanie and to you! I hope it was lovely ;D

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  • 11/22/12 12:12 Colleen:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse! Thank you for all of your hard work throughout the year. Hope you have a great day filled with family, great food, & fun.

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    • 11/26/12 16:36 the Muse:

      it was amazing colleen! thanks so much for the well wishes sure hope yours was equally great ;D

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  • 11/22/12 12:12 Iris:

    A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too!

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    • 11/26/12 16:07 the Muse:

      little belated iris but to you and yours too!

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  • 11/22/12 12:45 Amy:

    I’m so thankful for you, Muse!
    Your blog is an oasis in the vast beauty world.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    • 11/26/12 16:07 the Muse:

      aw shucks thanks amy! AND I’m thankful for YOU! :D <3!

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  • 11/22/12 13:27 ink:

    What a wonderful post! I have to read it every morning :)

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    • 11/26/12 16:07 the Muse:

      ;-D

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  • 11/22/12 13:40 Rbk:

    That was beautiful Muse!.. You made me smile :)

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    • 11/26/12 16:07 the Muse:

      aw happy to hear it rbk hope you had a lovely one!

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  • 11/22/12 13:56 Brooke:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Muse!

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    • 11/26/12 16:07 the Muse:

      thank you brooke! happy belated ;D

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  • 11/22/12 14:17 Kiss & Make-up:

    Happy Thanksgiving :-)

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    • 11/26/12 16:06 the Muse:

      thank you kiss & makeup! I don’t think you celebrate tday but happiest anyway ;D

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  • 11/22/12 15:15 Nancy:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse!!

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    • 11/26/12 16:12 the Muse:

      and to you nancy hope it was wonderful!

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  • 11/22/12 16:16 Rebecca:

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/26/12 16:15 the Muse:

      it was great thanks rebecca hope yours was too!

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  • 11/22/12 17:22 Anne:

    Wow, thank you so much Muse for this great post. It really made me stop and think about all the things I love about life and living. It’s all so hectic most of the time so it’s great to be reminded how lucky we are to be here. Very inspiring, thank you. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    • 11/26/12 16:36 the Muse:

      aw thanks anne happiest t-day! yeah, sometimes, we need a sec to breath and take it all in and remind ourselves how darn lucky we really are ;D

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  • 11/22/12 17:49 Grace:

    Happy thanksgiving to you ! Unfortunately, there is no thankgiving in France :(
    By the way, I don’t know where to put my comment but do you know which e shop are planning some sales or free shipping for the black friday ? Usually the shipping costs are extremely expensive for France and I know that some eshop like sigma gave codes for free shipping last year. J’m looking for Kett hydro foundation and Ben nye products but shipping costs are almost 30$ on camerareadycosmetics ! So do you know some good site where to go tomorrow for the black friday ?
    Thank you in advance
    Excuse again my bad english please….

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    • 11/26/12 16:11 the Muse:

      hi grace thank you so much for the well wishes. sorry, I didn’t really post much on Friday but there are TONS of sales today which I did post :) I posted all the ones that I know of!

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  • 11/22/12 18:21 Efrain:

    Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico thank you so much Muse

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    • 11/26/12 16:12 the Muse:

      aw thank you efrain and happy thanksgiving anyway! :D

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  • 11/22/12 22:04 Alexis:

    2012 hasn’t been very kind to my family, so today was especially important to remember that there were blessings hidden among the tragedies. Life does move too quickly, so it is so important to find happiness in each day and to be kind to everyone. I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving and a lovely start to the holiday season.

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    • 11/26/12 16:21 the Muse:

      well said alexis! I hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving as well! <3!

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  • 11/22/12 23:45 yelena:

    what a beautiful post! happy thanksgiving! thanks for reminding us what we should really be thankful for. sometimes we get caught up in the less important things but thats all they are – things.

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    • 11/26/12 16:36 the Muse:

      agreed yelena, just things ;-D <3!

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  • 11/23/12 19:14 Delmy:

    This is so wonderful. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well.

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    • 11/26/12 15:54 the Muse:

      and to you delmy :D

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  • 11/23/12 20:35 Sara Elisabeth:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/26/12 15:54 the Muse:

      and to you sara, sorry belated :D

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  • 11/24/12 8:18 Camilla:

    Thank you for this post muse, very thoughtful. I wish we had thanksgiving here in the UK, a great holiday. I wanted to ask if you still had your youtube channel up? I used to love watching your makeup stash videos, have you changed accounts? x

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    • 11/26/12 15:58 the Muse:

      hi camilla! thanks so much for the well wishes for the holiday! I still have it but haven’t updated it in years :-D

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  • 11/24/12 11:04 ggggg:

    Muse,

    I want to thank YOU for the wonderful words you wrote. They were inspiring, heartwarming and oh, so true. It is quite a task to remember the little things in life and just to be happy to wake up each day. We take for granted the gifts were are given.

    Not to make this about me but 2 years ago my life changed dramatically. We were near financial ruin, my brother had a life changing accident and was hospitalized for over 6 months and in rehabilitation for the same. He had 9 operationa and his heart actually stopped on the operating table for over 10 minutes. He will be having another operation soon. My mother had an accident and was incapacitated for 3 months and I took care of both of them. Thats just the tip of the iceberg and more than what I should have written to get my point across.

    Having said that, I have a renewed thanks for life and how easily it can be taken away. Life is hard but I would still rather be here and you just have to be smart enough to be able to see throuh the struggle and appreciate the tiny little joys that really are the essence of life.

    I was especially thankful this Thanksgiving as for the first time in 2 years we are all on the upswing. We are doing better financially, no one is in the hospital and we were all together eating in our dining room for the first time on our good china because I just got a dining room set (I have been married for 16 years hand have never used my china). I am so happy to be alive and am truly thankful for everyone and everything in my life. I could not have written what you wrote any better. And I thank you for bringing this to light so eloquently, for doing what you do and for being my non-traditional friend at 11pm when I finally have a chance to sit down and do something for me!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • 11/24/12 16:55 Kay:

    I enjoy your blog mostly because your adorable personality shines through. Thank you for blogging!

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    • 11/26/12 15:46 the Muse:

      aw thank you kay! <3!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 11/24/12 22:57 Melissa:

    I’m thankful for your lovely blog that I have followed for so many years. I had a lovely thanksgiving with my extended family as I will be seeing my Las Vegas family for Xmas. I hope yours was wonderful too!

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    • 11/26/12 15:51 the Muse:

      aw melissa thank you for following me, it means so much to me! I am so happy you had a lovely t-day! It was amazing! Really really lovely! And I hope both of your thanksgiving are equally as lovely ;-D update me when you return from vegas ;D

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  • 11/25/12 8:00 Michelle from MI:

    Hi Muse-Happy Thanksgiving to you also! I enjoyed this post very much & you are so, so right. I try every so often to “count my blessings” & remind my grown-up children to do so also. Life is indeed an adventure-sometimes quiet & sometimes a wild, crazy ride. You never know what might happen-seize the day (do you know the movie?)!

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    • 11/26/12 15:49 the Muse:

      hi michelle! I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving! I do indeed know the film ;-D and we should do just that, Seize the Day! ;-D

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  • 11/25/12 17:18 Lynnie:

    Happy Thanksgiving to YOU, Muse!

    Thanks to your blog, I now know what cleansing oil is, and that there is such a thing as eye primer.

    People at work have started wondering if I’m having an affair, because I’m finally wearing makeup and new jewelry again in my 50s.

    I am very grateful for your help, and so is my husband (who I am not cheating on, BTW).

    Lynnie

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    • 11/26/12 15:45 the Muse:

      aw lynnie it was a pleasure reading this lovely comment ;-D lol! good for you!!!!!!!!!! You’re never too old for new jewelry/makeup :-D Enjoy yourself! I bet your hub is loving it too hehe! Stay beautiful dear girl and I hope you had a lovely t-day!

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  • 11/26/12 1:25 Tiffany Martin:

    I like it. You have such a great attitude, Muse!

    As for me, instead of saying “life is short” I say “make every day count”; something positive is far more motivating than something negative ^_^

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    • 11/26/12 15:44 the Muse:

      aw thanks tiffany! that’s a GOOD outlook!!

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  • 11/26/12 16:42 Miss D:

    Thank you Muse! I hope you had a very special, wonderful day this Thanksgiving too. Cheers!

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    • 11/26/12 16:43 the Muse:

      aw thanks miss d was wonderful hope yours was amazing as well!

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  • 11/26/12 22:50 Denise:

    aww. thank you also muse for making my workday mornings better with your lively posts and for doing it consistently. *hugs* hope to see more of ‘em. :D

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    • 11/27/12 9:23 the Muse:

      aw shucks thanks denise <3! Hope you had a lovely t-day!

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