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Sunday, November 27, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Inspired Christmas


Vignette Design

Vignette Design

Through the French Eye of Design

Southern Living

Palm Beach Christmas

The Inspired Room

Southern Living

Monograms & Manicures - Cute wreath she made!

Southern Living

Southern Living

Victoria Magazine

Ooh la frou frou
think snow!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Family Ties

We had a blessed Thanksgiving with our family. Hope you did too!

The kids had their own table. I used plastic table cloth covers this year! No fuss, no muss.

I made herb butter for the turkey. It really made it moist!

Cousins holding hands

A smile!

Holding her little cousin.... We got the news our daughter in law will be having a boy in December! Nice our grandson will have another boy in the family.
Afterwards the kids watched a movie.
My Dad has been recuperating from a stroke so things have been a little hectic for my Mom and the family. He is getting good care at rehab and hopes to be home soon. I would appreciate your prayers for my Dad and Mom. He has faced many challenges in his life with little complaint. We serve a big God who never slumbers nor sleeps.
Now it's time to put away the orange and get out the red and green!
The weather has been fabulous here.
Wishing you a Christmas filled with special times as we hold on to our traditions and those we love.
Joy be with you while you stay,
Peace be with you on your way...
Jennifer aka Gigi
Leave room for me under the covers!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Thanks

What's on your list?

What I am thankful for:

1. A loving family

2. All our good health

3. A wonderful husband

4. Living in America

5. Forgiveness of my sins

6. Second chances

7. Wonderful friends!

6.The sun is out!

7. I am thankful for days off! Some cultures work 7 days a week!

8.Thankful I can go to the gym...2 guy friends had knee & hip replacements recently....

9. I am thankful both our kids sold their houses in slow markets and live closer

10. I am thankful for the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and long walks on the beach and boardwalk in the early morning...thank you God!

11. I am grateful both my parents are still with us and have great doctors. Dr Horowitz and great drs at Shore and Jefferson! Thanks God for your care over all our loved ones!

12. I am thankful all the bountiful food we have to enjoy!

13. I am thankful my children married wonderful Christian spouses and are raising their children for the Lord!

14. I am thankful for the 8 years George W. Bush was President!

15. I am thankful for our brave Military who protect us every day!

16. Answers to prayer!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn Inspiration

Pumpkins from William Sonoma

Pumpkins from Vignette Design

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Autumn Inspirations from Pinterest. Aren't these Pilgrims adorable? (from Brandywine Museum) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't forget to teach your kids about the true meaning of Thanksgiving-The Pilgrims giving thanks to God for his faithfulness. We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. May God's peace and continued guidance and providence rest with each one of us! Jennifer aka Gigi

Friday, November 4, 2011

Afternoon Snack!

Afternoon Snack!

Do you need a mid afternoon snack to make it through the afternoon? I usually enjoy a fresh pot of coffee. Last night I made my Mom's delicious pumpkin pie. My husband really loves's more custard that pumpkin.

Today we enjoyed Chocolate walnut croissants at coffee break time...just melted a Hershey's bar and walnuts in the microwave on top of a split croissant for about 20 sec. then close lid. Mmmm!
Enjoy your weekend! Jennifer aka Gigi

My Mom's Pumpkin Pie Recipe. Also check out my Pumpkin Roll too!

Pumpkin Pie

1 piecrust

1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin

¾ c. sugar

½ t. salt

1 ¼ t. cinnamon

½ t. ginger ¼ t. nutmeg ¼ t. cloves

3. eggs slightly beaten

1 ¼ c. whole milk

1 -6 oz. can evaporated milk

Mix ingredients. Pour into crust.

Bake 400 degrees 50 min. Test w knife. Cool. Refrigerate.