Saturday, December 31, 2011

Harry Connick Jr. - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?





This song is extremely romantic to me. I bought the Harry Connick Jr. CD with this song.
I remember dreaming about this song...it has some nostalgia in the music. It was Christmas time. I had short curly red hair. was it 6 years ago? Maybe.

I wish all of you a wonderful new year.
For those of you who struggled and had an awful 2011. 
I pray 2012 will be a relief and the start to a lot of good things.
Full of peace, love and hope.
Keep your dreams.
Lots of love,
Isabelle.

See you in the New Year :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pregnancy update at 35 weeks.

I saw my Doctor and everything is doing great. baby's size is right on target. I gained 1 pounds witch is fine. Total of 18 pounds gain. Doctor said that because of the diabetes, he would induce me one week early...So, i have 4 weeks to go...Until February 2nd that is!
I was induced for my Fairy and it was a "piece of cake". Took 6 hours to get her out.

I thought my Fairy looked cute today...


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! Our past few days and Christmas Eve diner

We saw the lights at Thanksgiving point and saw Santa's reindeer.



The kids were so exited to see them. They are very pretty animals and they have a soft fur.



Then, we had some snack at their food area. Potato soup, quiche and chili fries.
It was soooo cold outside.


Tonight is our French Christmas Eve diner.
Ham, Roasted potatoes, Roasted carrots and turnip.
Pigs in a blanket.
This is pretty much my portion. I will have more veggies though.
Everything is so good and tasty!


I made some Pain aux raisins, a French pastry. Santa will be spoiled.



I wish you to all a Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Lots of love!
The Thornton family


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Egg nog French toast recipe. The best recipe!!! To die for! *12 days of Christmas*


One of my friend on Facebook said she made some Egg nog French toast and i thought...Hmmm i should try...
I made up my own recipe. Very simple, with things you already had in the fridge.
You have to make this!!
Christmas morning, For a special diner...Before egg nog is not in the stores anymore.

Frenchy's Egg nog French toast recipe.

5 eggs,
1 cup Egg nog (low fat, Kroger)
Bread (Grandma Emilies's Old fashion white bread)
1 teaspoon butter for the pan,
powdered sugar,
Maple Syrup of choice.


Beat the 5 eggs and Egg nog together.




 Melt a little bit of butter in your pan on Medium heat.
Dip your Slice of bread in Egg mixture, turn it once. let the extra liquid drip out.
Place in pan and cook with a lid on until lightly brown.
Flip your bread on the other side and cook other side too with lid on.

When cooked, place on your plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar, add your Maple syrup. 

Makes 10 AMAZING French toasts.



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The winner of the Shabby dress is...

We have a lucky winner! Thanks so much to all of you for participating!!



 Gina M Maddox said...

shared on fb-https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=152038414899419&id=100001464938109

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Congrats!!!


Email me at isafrenchy@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread man tradition *12 days of Christmas*

This is a fun one to do around Christmas. The gingerbread dough is from Pillsbury. It is pretty good and easy since it is already made for you. I use a big Gingerbread man cookie cutter.



350 for 12 minutes. Turn the cookie sheet around half way for even cooking of the cookies.


Icing in plastic bags. I cut the tip. Very easy for the kids to use.


Mini M&Ms, Holiday Nonpareils and cinnamon candy.





The kids always have fun decorating and eating them...

Monday, December 19, 2011

The winner is...

The winner of A true binky story, the babies in heaven need it Ebook is:

Lauren said...

I would love to win!



Congrats!!
Send me an Email at isafrenchy@gmail.com




Saturday, December 17, 2011

Getting Creative: Super Mario Cakes For the Perfect Birthday Party

Guest blogger :
Melissa from http://www.blogcontentguild.com wrote this great article for my readers.

What's the most important part of a good birthday party? Well that point could probably be argued for hours but most will agree that a good birthday can often separate a memorable birthday shindig from a forgettable birthday sham. When you're trying to think of how you want your child's cake to look, don't be afraid to think outside of the box. For themed parties, there are Super Mario cakes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cakes and Dora the Explorer Cakes. For sports fans, you might want to consider baking a confection that commemorates your little athlete's favorite professional jersey. The possibilities are really endless. Here are a couple of my favorite ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Combining toys and cakes might seem like an unappetizing proposition but there is a way to make it work. A lego cake is a creative and delicious option that your party animals will probably love. It's also a pretty easy recipe. First, freeze a few various sized poundcakes. Then place various sized marshmallows on top of the poundcakes to create the interlocking tops of the lego pieces. Coat the cakes and marshmallows in bright powdered sugar frosting and let sit for an hour. Voila! You've got a delicious alternative that your kids probably haven't seen at every other party they've been to this year.
Using fruit in your recipe is great for two reasons. Fresh, brightly colored fruit can add a lot of pizzaz to your child's cake and also provides a healthy alternative to just dumping candy all over your creation. One super fast healthier option is to use yellow cake mix to create the cake layers, fill the gap with vanilla pudding and use strawberry icing to coat the outside. Garnish the top of the cake with strawberries and vanilla wafers and you've got a cake your kids will go gaga over.
The key to creating the perfect cake is to think outside the box. Don't rush into the endeavor planning or making the same old yellow cake with chocolate icing. Put some thought into your creation and help make your child's birthday one they'll never forget.



 Thanks to Melissa from http://www.blogcontentguild.com for this Article.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shabby apple dress giveaway...Very french if you ask me.

I love the Vintage dresses at Shabby apple.

**Giveaway closed**



Whatever your taste, their women's dresses and skirts are pure beauty.

You guys are so lucky!
Shabby apple is giving you the Moon river dress to win.
Very French! I used to have a Jacket look alike in Paris!




All you have to do is to like Shabby apple on Facebook.
Leave a comment telling me you did.
*Don't forget to leave your email*

Extra entries:
1-Facebook about this giveaway. Tag me here: @Le Chateau des Fleurs  /Leave a comment.
2-Twitt about it @Frenchychateau /Leave a comment.

US only.

Winner announced on December 21.


You can also do your Christmas shopping with a 10% off coupon using the code  "lechateau10off" at Shabby apple
The coupon will expire in 30 days.

Winter wonderland sleigh ride Shabby chic Christmas tree.

This tree is a dream! I got so inspired and kept on dreaming of all the possibilities and decorations fitting it.
Of course, you can spend $2499.94 on it at Tai pan trading...
Or make the decorations yourself an put it all together. The colors are white, gold, silver, green and a lot of snow.


I have seen a lot of owl decorations around...


Any mittens, hats, little coats ornaments...


White ornaments get a forest look. Collage some pine trees on simple white ornaments with green paper or fabric and glitter.
Use green ribbon, snow cones sprayed with fake snow, Textured white mesh ribbon.


A green bird or white bird would work...


white snow flakes.


This is a great idea under you chandelier. A wreath and ornament.


Here is the full tree...Marvelous!


Add a little sign saying sleigh ride or winter wishes.
Lots of gold and silver ornaments and of course...Spray your tree with fake snow. 
Hope you like this dreamy inspiration!




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lots of cookie recipes for cookie exchange parties and Christmas on recipe.com

I find this on recipe.com and thought i would share. If you are out of ideas with cookies this Christmas. Here, are hundreds of them! They also have Diabetes recipes!





I really want to have a cookie party exchange next year...Oh perfect!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8 weeks to go. Pregnancy updates

Got my check up...Actually right now, i see my OB once a week to check on my blood sugar chart that i keep, my weight and the baby's measurements.
We are doing good. I lost 1 pound. So 17 pounds gain so far.
The diabetes's diet is very hard. I am starving a lot and I still feel sick all the time. But i am keeping it to the letter.
I have 8 weeks to go...almost there.


Christmas is almost here...Where did the time go?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mimi is an artist. She draws Pokemon characters







The girls playing Pokemon cards...I love to see them play together. Mimi is an artist. She can draw.
My Mom and i used to draw very well too.
Have a good week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A true Binky story, the babies in Heaven need it by Isabelle Thornton Giveaway


I am offering my reader a free Ebook copy of my book:
A true binky story.

If you have a little kiddo who is addicted to his/her Binky. You will be glad you read this book and shared the story with him/her and act the story!!
Fail proof!!!

To win:

Leave a comment

Extra chances:
1-Facebook about this giveaway. Tag me here: @Le Chateau des Fleurs
2-Twitt about it @Frenchychateau


Winner December 16.
Good luck!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scout's wolf badge



My boy got his "wolf" badge. Congrats for your hard work sweetie...(And Mine).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Melt in your mouth Chocolate orange cake made in crock-pot *12 days of Christmas*

Melt in your mouth Chocolate orange cake made in crock-pot.
This is truly delicious and if you love chocolate orange candy. You will LOVE this.
This is my recipe...




Frenchy's Melt in your mouth Chocolate Orange cake

1 box Pillsbury German chocolate cake mix,
3 eggs,
1 1/4 cup water,
1/3 cup oil,
2 tablespoon coco powder,
1 1/2 Teaspoon orange extract,
1 cup sour cream,
3 teaspoons grated orange peel, ( for cake batter and 2 for garnish).
Whip cream,
(serves around 6)

In bowl, add to cake mix eggs, water, oil, coco powder, extract and orange peel. Add sour cream.
Mix until smooth.


Pour in a family size crock-pot on low for 3 hours. Check often. Turn off when no more dough is in the middle. Check with a knife. The cake is a very soft, melt in your mouth cake.
Scoop all the cake in pretty dish and let it cool in the fridge.
Top with whip cream and orange peel before serving. 


Be ready for your guest to ask for the recipe!

This is a very special treat for the 12 days of Christmas treats.
Nothing like Chocolate orange flavor to bring back memories at Christmas!
Have a super week!


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