Luna's Concierge Newsletter
A Time of Thanks
November 2007
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"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to
you without coming away better and happier."
- Mother Theresa

It is hard to believe that it is November already and we have two more months til we we bring in a new year.  Well the countdown is on to do all the things that you said you were going to do this year.  Make your list and start checking things off.  Think of Luna's to help "Simplify your Life"!
Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and it is never too early to begin planning for a day of family, food and football.   Good Housekeeping has some helpful hints to help you minimize the chaos.  They call it  -Early Bird Thanksgiving Preparation.
I wanted to share a family recipe with you from my sister-in-law that I think you will enjoy.   
Sweet Potato Casserole
(Great dish for Thanksgiving)
3 cups sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
Peel and boil potatoes until soft.  Mash the potatoes and add remainder of the ingredients.  Place in a greased 13"x9" baking dish.
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix melted butter with light brown sugar.  Add flour and pecans.  Sprinkle over potatoes.  Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  (If casserole has been refrigerated before baking, it will take a little longer.)
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Luna's Newsletter Subscribers are eligible for this discount.  Big Picture Framing does a wonderful job.  Tell them Michael Wilson (the owner) and Luna's sent you when you go in.  Act now - this is a great gift idea.  Take old/new family and friend photos and create a wonderful holiday gift. 
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Do you need someone to send out your holiday cards?  How about gifts of appreciation to your clients?  Contact Luna's for a FREE Consultation now!  We can simplify the process of choosing cards and provide unique gift ideas.  Don't spend another minute thinking about it!
Our lives tend to get chaotic and we often feel that we do not get the opportunity to do exactly what we want to do each and every day.  What we must remember is to take a moment and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  Make sure you take that moment and thank those who are in your life. 
Have a great November! 
All the best, 
Luci Chalian
Luna's Concierge