Easter Notecard Party

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It's time for another Notecard Party at A Haven for Vee. My theme this month is Springtime Whites.  Here are a few I think could make nice notecards...     There's another Springtime White I could have included. We saw it today. SNOW! Yeah, that's right. Two days after a warm, sunny weekend that included hanging ferns, iced tea, and sleeveless tops, we saw fluffy, white snowflakes. There's something absolutely gorgeous about the intermingling "lace" of dogwood blossoms and snowflakes...   So what's "hopping" at your house?   I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and a very happy Easter. I'm planning to get some "grand" hugs ... and celebrate a two-year-old's birthday! Seems like we were ... Keep Reading...

The Secret All Seasoned Tablescapers Know…

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Seasoned tablescapers know:  All-white dishes are power players in the dish pantry.   They can be "dressy" – as I recently experienced them at The Cliffs Preserve in Chile...   ...or "casual" – as I enjoyed them at the girls' residential care home while sitting around another "table with heart".   White dishes are the perfect foundation for any meal. BREAKFAST    LUNCH DINNER DESSERT Do NOT try to tell me you've never made a meal of dessert...   Even a SNACK is tastier when served on an all-white plate.   If you’re just starting your collection, I hope I've convinced you: Invest in a set of all-white dishes and you'll be "set" for a  lifetime of versatile ... Keep Reading...

Do you like sushi? Thank Hugo!

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There he was in his blue jeans, red shirt, and knee-high rubber boots... walking along the beach. Walking out to sea. His name is Hugo. He's a seaweed harvester. So are these men and women... If you like sushi, you can thank Hugo and his friends. They work hard to gather the various kinds of seaweed that make sushi so beautiful and tasty.  Sorry, Hugo. I only like the beauty of sushi! Theirs are lives of much uncertainty... When the weather cooperates and they can gather and dry the seaweed, they have a good day. But when it rains, the fresh water renders their already-gathered seaweed "ruined". Obviously, timing is critical... Although Hugo's life is one of subsistence living, Renaissance Man and I were blessed to see ... Keep Reading...