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What’s for Dinner?

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, many are thinking of what they will prepare as a dish for dinner. I know one person that already knows what she will bring to our family’s celebration. We can always count on her to bring this dish and for that, #IamThankful! Want to know who will bring it and what it is??

Click this link and you will find out!

The Best Thanksgiving Dish

Thanks for taking a minute to listen. If you need more details on the recipe, let me know.

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#iamthankful: This Week I Want To Thank 3 People For…

I am so excited in a few short days we get to celebrate Thanksgiving. In honor of this month I want to Thank 3 people for life, love, and happiness.

Georgia Beverly, my mom. I want to thank you for giving me life! Life begins in the womb, and if it was not for you being that vessel that brought me forth to live this life, I would not be here. I also like to thank you for being the example of how to live a full and complete life to the fullest. So no only did you give me life, you have been instrumental in helping me live my life. I am thankful for you.

My beautiful kids. Words can not really explain real, true, authentic love. I want to thank my kids for teaching me the real true essence of unconditional love. Love that has no boundaries, love that has no time or space, love that covers all things said and unsaid.

June Wells Baker, a friend I met over 15 years ago. We do not see each other, we do not hang out, or even talk very often, but I am  thankful for her and here is why. No matter what time of day or night I login to  my Facebook account I know that I can go to June’s page and find something that will make me happy. June has always been a happy jovial person and her happiness and fun loving personality bring me joy and happiness. We used to work in Labor and Delivery together during the night shift, and some nights I would laugh until my stomached cramped with June and some of my other co-workers. I want to thank June for being the reason that I laugh and smile many days.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

Love and Blessing!

 

Jennise

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Kicking Business in 2014

Amazing Accomplishments in the Making

WOW! What a year this has been for me in the business world of things.  I’ve been wanting to open up my own business and not a direct sales business for 20 years. This finally happened for me this year! October 2014 was the month that started my 20 year dream of opening my own business.  Bri’s Place was officially opened November 1, 2014.  Bri’s Place is a Women’s Inspirational Boutique/Photography store.  It’s inspirational because of the focus of Bri’s Place. I wanted a place that women could come, see a pretty store that felt like home to them, a place where when they left they felt loved and maybe even inspired, and it’s also a place where Heaven Bound Women’s Ministries is held monthly to inspire, encourage, and equip women through the word of God.

Bri’s Place is a place that you can currently rent for small business training classes for direct sales companies, it’s a place to get your photos taken, to find that cute little shirt or jewelry that you’ve never seen, and it’s a place to come and hangout with Bri (me).

I am so very thankful for this business opportunity that God has blessed me with.  I am blown away by how much actually goes into doing this and I’m blown away by the support I have had from friends and family.  There have been some challenges and I’m praying that they are easy fixes and they won’t be a challenge any longer.  I do know that being in Old Town Spring has been a fun experience so far and it is exactly where I’ve imagined having my store.  So thankful to God for how He is always faithful in helping us reach our dreams.

Hope to see you soon!

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What if the turkey got burned…

What if the turkey got burned? …..or worse yet, it wasn’t cooked at meal time!

The turkey, 12 years ago, only cooked 4 hours instead of at least 8 for 20 lbs. I had to catch a Greyhound at 5:00 and it was 2:00. We microwaved the outer layers of the huge bird and the potatoes and vegetables completed our meal. Gravy was not made as the broth was not cooked to a well heated consistency. And stuffing encountered the same scenario. But you know what?

We had time to play with the kittens and laugh, play with the kids and plenty of hugs before my 2 hour Greyhound bus ride back home. I was so happy to see my daughter and share these moments with her that day. So thankful for my daughter.  Love You Deb Debs 🙂

Ellen Towne

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Best Thanksgiving Turkey

What’s in your oven on Thanksgiving morning?

Everyone has their way of cooking their own turkey and my mom always did hers in the oven the morning of Thanksgiving really early. When I moved out and started cooking my Thanksgiving Turkey, I did the same thing and still kind of do. However, I’ve changed the seasonings a little, but I do still get up early and put the turkey on.  I have a counter top cooker that I use to cook my turkey and it’s the best thing ever because it frees up my stove and oven to cook all the other goodies.

Anyways, I take my turkey and rinse it off really good. Then I inject it with Tony Chachere’s Trukey injections and then I rub butter all over the outside and inside. Once I’m done with that I sprinkle turkey with the following: Powder garlic, salt, pepper, & lightly sprinkle with Tony Chachere’s.

I’m telling you what, when it’s done and you cut it open, the juice just runs out.  It’s so juicy and so YUMMY!! Give it a try I promise your family will love it!

Let me know if you need more directions with my recipe!

Happy November! #IamThankful

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Serve Before Being Served

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How can I help someone less fortunate on Thanksgiving?

November is normally the month where most people will spend time sharing the things they are thankful for. I believe this is why this is my favorite month of the year. I tend to take a somewhat different approach. Each day during my devotional time I ask God to use me to help at least one person. It is deeply planted within my fiber to serve others.  As I reflect on the month at hand and brainstorm ways I can help someone less fortunate on Thanksgiving, I came up with one idea that I have pondered for years. This year I am going to volunteer to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. This will give me an opportunity to serve someone else before I serve myself a big plate of food, fun, and laughter with my family.  This may not save the world, but it will be a way to give back and to show my gratitude and thanks to God for choosing me to live such a vibrant and fruitful life.

 

Happy Serving!

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Bri’s Place is ROCKING!

Bri’s Place…A Place You Will Feel WELCOME!

At Bri’s Place you are able to benefit from several services and products. Bri’s Place’s Boutique offers a wonderful selection of clothes, handmade jewelry, purses, scarfs, and rustic wall pieces.  I’m also in the process of starting a consignment rack of good brands & in still good condition items! It’s called the New to YOU rack. This will consist of clothes & shoes to select from!!

Bri’s Place Photography is where you can book a photo shoot of your choice! Whether you are looking for something as an individual, for the family, children, seniors/graduates, sultry Boudoirs, professional business headshots, or just for fun! I have great rates and promise to make every photo shoot lots of fun.

Bri’s Place also houses a women’s ministry named Heaven Bound Ministries that reaches women where they are to inspire them, encourage them, and equip them through the word of God.  Heaven Bound does community outreach such as taking up donations for the local Montgomery County Women’s Center. We have monthly gatherings to hear a devotion, fellowship, and pray for each other.  This is open to any women whether you attend a church or not and of course no matter what your religious affiliation. Our Christmas Party & Dinner will be December 6th at 6:30 pm. Please call and RSVP at 832-791-5501. We would love to have you there!

When you have time stop by Bri’s Place and hangout with me, but if you can’t make it in, you can always see our selection online and shop anytime!

Happy November!

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#IamThankful for Thanksgiving Travel

Where we go for Thanksgiving

The last few years we’ve taken turns to either go to my Aunt’s house in Arkansas, my parents ranch in Madisonville, TX, or my house.  I love to travel on the holiday’s and of course I love to cook so I always enjoy having people to come to my home as well.

Over the years, I’ve learned that family isn’t always blood. This year we’ve been invited by a member of my church family, the Forga’s, to join them and their family for Thanksgiving.  We’ve decided to join them because we love them so much and because I opened a small boutique a few weeks ago and since this is the largest shopping weekend of the year I want to be open.

I will of course miss my family and our traditions but I’m also really looking forward to making new traditions.

Happy November!

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#iamthankful: What I Am Most Thankful For In My Business In 2014

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Thank you for taking a few minutes to watch the video.

The Three Cs of my thankfulness in 2014

Courage

Consistency

Collaboration

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Love and Blessing!

Jennise

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#IamThankful for My Favorite Fall Desserts

#IamThankful for My Favorite Fall Desserts

Pumpkin from the actual pumpkin, cut up and boiled and then ingredients added to put in a pie crust made a delicious pumpkin pie treat for family on a couple occasions in the last few years. My Father enjoyed one pumpkin pie that I sent home with him.

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My stepmom and Dad spent a day, a while back, baking 25 pies in one day for their freezer. I am thankful my folks taught me how to make apple pies that day – All from scratch! Now, since then I try to make 3 pies in November for our freezer. We gobble those up over the holidays. Fresh apples, pie crust with tender flake (which my stepmom said is the only lard to use…..she was so sweet…miss her so…. Xoxo), flour, vinegar and such, rolled out on my kitchen counter with care. My step mom’s recipe makes 6 pie crusts, equaling 3 apple pies.

Many many times, I have made chocolate chip cookies, Bird Nests with jam and chocolate macaroons.

One of my favorite desserts lately is the Monkey Bread that my daughter brought over for Easter and makes a great fall dessert. She cut up cinnamon buns into small chunks, bought from the grocery store. She baked it in our oven with a brown sugar and butter mixture on top, all in a bundt pan. It was served with vanilla ice cream. Deelish!!

Thank you to all my family and friends for their great and scrumptious cookies, pies and breads. I love you all.

A great November 2014 to Everyone!

I hope everyone enjoys their favorite baked goods from loved ones in this colourful time of year 🙂

Kindest Regards,

Ellen Towne

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