Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday I'm In Love (and a Special Reveal)

I am thankful for a lot of things:  My family, this beautiful baby growing inside me.... the fact that you haven't ditched me in my absence over the last two weeks!  It's been a crazy few weeks here.  My family came to visit from NJ (pics to come), I was in the hospital for pre-term labor (scary, but turns out I was just dehydrated), and...super exciting - we found out the gender of the baby!!

So, before I get into my favorites this week, I wanted to share the joy and excitement with you all.  Yes - I have it all captured on video!  Want to know what we're having?  Watch and find out (please pardon my annoying voice)!!

We are so excited, and thankful, which beings me back full circle to my favorites for the week!  I am a glutton for punishment, and have decided to host Thanksgiving for 16 people this year.  So, this week, I have been frantically searching blogs for decor and recipe ideas, and I must say, I have found such great inspiration!

Laura from Finding Home has created the most beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape!!  I love the mix of mediums, from the wheat, to the rustic wood, lace and tweed!  All of the photos on her blog show the detail - you have to check them out!  

These napkin rings are easy AND thrifty!  Christina from I Gotta Create shares a tutorial on her blog for these little beauties.  How adorable?  I love the organic feel (goes well with the wheat centerpiece from above)! wheels are turning!

And once again - from my favorite recipe blog, Dashing Dish, comes this scrumptious Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake (with Gingersnap crust).  GET THIS - each delicious slice is only 185 calories!!!!  I heart you Katie!!

Here's another Fall Tablescape that I absolutely fell in love with from Aimee at It's Overflowing!.  Pottery Barn, eat your heart out!  LOVE the antlers and Peacock feathers - this is gorgeous!

And finally, there is something to be said about simplicity!  How great are these Acorn Napkin Rings by Kim at Savvy Southern Style?  They look so great with the gold acorn napkins - adorable!

If you were featured, feel free to grab a button from my sidebar!  I hope you enjoyed sharing in our baby excitement! 


  1. I am crying right now.. So so excited for you.. what a beautiful family!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!

  2. Awww congrats! it's so much fun having one of each!

  3. wooo hooo! :) this post is adorable! love the video, and love the decor ideas! :) sooo glad to be a part of your 'menu'! :)

    God Bless and Congrats!!! :)

  4. CONGRATS on the boy!! Thanks so much for featuring my acorn napkin rings. You live close since I am in Buford.

  5. A BOY!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Keep hydrated and take good care of yourself!!! My baby boy came a month early and he's healthy, but the longer they bake the better!!! :)

    Thanks so much for featuring my Fall Tablescape and for sharing your special moment with us!!!

    Aimee @

  6. PS I'm your newest follower!!!

    Aimee @

  7. Congratulations, Jennifer! And thank you so much for featuring my 'simple napkin rings'. Have a blessed Thanksgiving :)