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Friday, February 26, 2010

Wedding fun! Jumping Wedding parties

These pics are from weddings of friends, Becky and Bill Banks- top- and John and Andrea Richardson son of my friend Ann. Wishing you all much happiness. (We didn't do jumps when i got married. Did any of you?)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fun! fun! Fun! Food and Flowers!

Fun! fun! Fun! Food and Flowers!

The snow is finally melting and it is raining today! Are you looking forward to spring? I am! Soon the crocuses will be out! Where ever you live, try to get out of the house and find flowers and good food. They are good for your soul!

Look at some wonderful pics of upcoming events. The Philadelphia Flower Show is a great way to see the latest in outdoor design and see wonderful displays of flowers and horticulture. There is a great section for shopping as well!

Jennifer aka Gigi

Philadelphia Flower Show Sun. Feb. 28 – Sun. March 7 Philadelphia Convention Center Above Table setting Adults $23, children $13

I used to work at Brighton Farm Orchids in Linwood. Waldor always has a spectacular display!

Philadelphia Flower Show

Some of the best restaurants in our area offer great prix fixe meals! A fabulous deal!

Atlantic City Restaurant Week Sun. Feb. 28 – Sat. March 6 – Lunch 15.10 Dinner 33.10 Below Brownies @ The Ram's Head

The Ram's Head

A highlight in March is the Restaurant Gala starting with an awesome cocktail hour with a lifeguard boat filled with fresh seafood & beautiful hors d'oeuvres ; then 40 restaurants offer their premiere entree and to top it off a huge dessert buffet! Cosmos!

Atlantic City Restaurant Gala Th. March 11 Bally’s $200 Benefit ACCC Culinary School

The Cosmo Station

Seafood in a Life Guard Boat

If you are skipping desserts for Lent, maybe you can break your fast for one meal?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Sunrise Key West!

It's time for an escape! Thought I'd share some warm and beautiful places to travel.

Sunset Key West!

The Water Club @ Borgata, Atlantic City

Our view!

The pool!

Tamarind Cove Barbados

Hyatt Key West

Rush Limbaugh's Guest house- Designed after
The Four Seasons Presidential Suite George V, Paris

The Bedroom

The Bathroom

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras, Lent

Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, brings Lent, preparation for Easter.
We enjoyed donuts for the last time for a while.
Seek the Lord while he may be found.

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

See my daughter's blog for suggestions of things to do with your kids during Lent.

Jennifer aka Gigi

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Dinner

Valentine's Dinner 2010

We celebrated a fabulous Valentine's Day. We have an empty nest and we enjoy time together. My husband is a big help in the kitchen. Here are some pics from our dinner.

Crab & crackers

Caesar Salad

Intermezzo - Raspberry Sherbet

Main course - Filet Mignon Garlic Mashed Potatoes Green Beans

Bananas Foster

Chocolate Mousse


Valentine's Dinner 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon
Crabmeat and crackers
Caesar Salad
Warm bread
Intermezzo - Raspberry Sherbet
Main Course
Filet Mignon w mushrooms & onion
Garlic Mashed Potatoes Green Beans
Bananas Foster & Breyer's Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
Valentine Cookies
Chocolate Mousse

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Love is in the Air" Valentine's Mantel

"Love is in the Air" Valentine Mantel

Welcome to my home! I'm getting ready for Valentine's Day. Planning a nice menu, decorating a pretty table and looking forward to some time with my husband. I love flowers, candles, soft music, teddy bears, hearts, a crackling fire and poetry. Hope you make things special for your love too! xoxox Jennnifer aka Gigi

I am linking to a fun mantel party check it out The Stories A to Z.

Song of Solomon:

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.
For love is strong as death and jealousy as cruel as the grave.
Many waters can not quench love, neither floods destroy it.
If a man offered all he had for love, it would be utterly scorned.
Jennifer aka Gigi