Sunday, November 22, 2009


Good morning!

We are not hosting Thanksgiving this year (soft little "yay!") so I thought I'd post a photo of our table from two years ago. Little pie pumpkins covered in Martha's ultrafine glitters with brown painted stems, red velvet table runner, berry garland, gold velvet placemats and autumnal candles. Really simple, but pretty. Oh, when I set tables ahead of time I always turn the glasses upside down. That way nothing gets in them and you don't have anyone saying, "something is floating in my drink."

We are going to my aunt and uncle's house for Thanksgiving this year and everyone is bringing something. I am taking some roasted vegetables (carrots, leeks, brussel sprouts - tossed in EVOO, kosher salt and pepper, baked until browning but crisp) and a chocolate dessert. Where are you spending Thanksgiving?

My goal of freeing more of my time, tending to my blessings, and saying "no" is sooooo hard, but it is really working. Yesterday I had time to spend a few hours in the garage, organizing, labeling, and throwing a few things out. It felt so good just to have the time to do that, knowing I didn't have a deadline looming. I think as I declutter my mind I'm also wanting to declutter my surroundings. Hoping to work in some scrapbooking soon. :)

Have a sweet day!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,
For the first time in many, many years I am not hosting our Thanksgiving dinner. We are going over to Mike and Whitney's house. Matt and Morgan won't be coming home and Justin, Jenny and the boys are going to Oklahoma. Just making an apple pie and twice baked potato casserole to take. No dishes to do either!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy your family.


courtney gregory said...

Hey Jennifer,

I am making mustard glazed carrots and sweet potato biscuits for Thursday. Mitch, Allison and I are going over to Cheryl Schneider's house. :) So excited to spend they day watching football and eating! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Tinka said...

We will, as usual, be congregating at my brother and sister-in-law's house in La Vernia. They cook the turkey and everyone else brings the sides...mine are the mashed potatos and the stuffing/dressing and when the weather cooperates we have a big bonfire, since they live on 10 acres. The whole family is even more excited and thankful this year because my brother and sister-in-law, after many years of disappointment, were blessed with their twins, William and Lucy, in March. It's been a very long time since we had small ones in the family so we are all looking forward to experiencing the holiday season with them.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.