Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Give Thanks 2010

I've really been neglecting the old blog lately. There's just so much to do!
We're hosting dinner for 13 tomorrow so I've been running around like a whirlwind the past couple of days.

This year, I made these little placecards for the table. They're just some precut wood ovals from Michael's that I painted with chalkboard paint. (The holders came from The Christmas Tree Shop a few years ago.) Kinda cute, huh?

Other than that, I've almost got the rest of the table set & ready to go. Just lots of cooking remains. (The pies are done though. My mom, sisters & I made 7 pies today!) Of course, this year (thanks to my committing a design sin) I have this wonderful item on my kitchen counter:

to enjoy this:

Have I told you that one of my most favorite parts of Thanksgiving is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? I've watched it faithfully every year since I was a kid. I also cry (although I'm reluctant to admit here) when the Rockettes dance. Awe struck, I am!

Since I inherited Thanksgiving dinner two years ago from my husband's aunt, with all the cooking & such, I could no longer watch the parade. I would DVR it, but somehow watching the parade hours after it occurred really took all the fun out of it. It was never the same. Thanks to my little kitchen TV, I can now watch the parade live & still cook. See, there's something to be thankful for everywhere!

So with that, I would like to wish all my blog friends & their families a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I hope it's a happy one and filled with lots of blessings. Please know that I am thankful for each & every one of you!


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Hey girl...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy your day.


  2. Hi Gina,
    Cute placecard holders...Bet your table looked beautiful. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving...Thank you for your sweet email. I am truly thankful for your friendship. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  3. Those are just way too cute Gina. Those soda bottle you adored are from World Market...I bought the fun sodas for the boys. When they were finished I thought hey those are too cute to throw away, what can I do with them? Well you will see the entire display soon.


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