23 November 2011

Christmas Touches & Happy Thanksgiving~

Good morning all. I know everyone is probably prepping for Thanksgiving tomorrow and I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful and joyous day with your loved ones!!
I'm cooking as usual, but this year's menu will definitely be different from the past. Because of my illness and issues with my stomach I have had to dramatically change the way I eat, which means lots of healthy foods and cutting out all of the fat including no more red meat! It's been a month and half without all pf the fat and red meat and it hasn't been that difficult. So tomorrow I will be cooking a light yet delicious meal, cutting out all of the high in fat foods. It will still be good but much better for us all.

What's on your menu?

I also wanted to show you a few more touches of Christmas that I've added around the house.
 So please enjoy and again, have a great Thanksgiving!!!



  1. Gorgeous Christmas touches.

    May I be nosey and ask if you have shared what your illness is? I would be honored to begin praying specifically for you.

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

  2. As always, I absolutely LOVE your photos! Good for you in getting rid of the red meat! I haven't eaten meat in almost 20 years and I don't miss it. I do eat fish though.I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are going to El Torito and then down to the Seal Beach pier where they have a playground in the sand. Should be fun for my little ones!

    Take care, Sue

  3. Love all your Christmas vignettes... you sure have the touch!
    Hope your light meal turns out lovely. And praying you feel healthy and strong through this Holiday season :)
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  4. Hello dear friend! How are you? I just LOVE your Christmas photos...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope all is well with you and your health. I totally understand how you feel...that's why I am no longer eating meat. It's been that way for a few years now! Anyway, take care and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! :)


  5. Happy Thanksgiving Melinda, I hope you have a lovely day. xx

  6. our menu is the traditional Thanksgiving fare...turkey, stuffing, mashed and gravy! your sounds lovely as well melinda. i am also loving your sneak peek at xmas. so JDL! Happy thanksgiving to you and yours! ;)

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Melinda! I so enjoy all the pictures on your blog. Thank-you for sharing and inspiring me. You are such a sweet person and I pray that you feel better this holiday season!

  8. Beautiful christmas touches. Happy thanksgiving to you and your little family, have a super time. Glad to hear the change of diet is helping you. Take lots of care, hugs, dee x

  9. Beautiful touches... I love the natural look with the bling thrown in! Great photography.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Melinda!
    Hugs, Sherry

  10. Hi Melinda! With the Thanksgiving menu in mind... 1/2 of us are vegetarian, and 1/2 not so that can be a bit tricky sometimes. Now throw into the mix that I am TRYING to be vegan and well, that changes everything! I am enjoying a healthier way of living, and actually feel empowered by the whole thing, it makes cooking an adventure once again. I hope your diet continues to make a marked improvement on your heath! Your home looks just lovely and makes me want to dig out my old metal toolbox/ tray and put a pitcher or two in it! Happy Thanksgiving! t.xooxoxo

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Melinda. Your photos are lovely, the last one is my favorite. I hope you have a great day.


  12. Hi Melinda!
    So happy you are feeling better!
    I am loving the peeks at your holiday nest...I am starting today and this is great inspiration!
    Have a great day!

  13. Oh Melinda...that last photo is to die for...I am going to set it as my background I just love it!!!!!! x0

  14. I'm Loving your Styling for this Christmas! And a Healthy Thanksgiving is admirable... can't say that I DID THAT though! *Le Sigh and a Wink*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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