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Pretty Presentations: Making Food Beautiful

The means something is presented to us tin give the axe greatly outcome our perceptions too responses. If an exceptional is beautifully prepared, nosotros selection upwards on the fact that an attempt has been made to delight us too to honour the food. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 subconscious communication is made, "This nutrient is worth it, too then are you." Food too imbibe that looks neat likewise predisposes us to savour too savour each bite; if it looks this good, how could it gustation bad? At times it may travel to a greater extent than a thing of imagination than reality (does Schlitz actually gustation expert inward whatsoever receptacle?); inward such cases, presentation is priceless.

But what's a daughter to create if she has unexpected guests, or simply wants a special tardily nighttime snack to part amongst the hubby? Pretty presentation ask non travel a complicated or expensive thing. Let me part a few quick tricks based on uncomplicated items that are…
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The Weekend...

WEEKEND DIARIES 11- 12 MAY



Continuing on amongst this week's Weekend Diaries...
For all of final week's dainty weather, this weekend was cold, rainy, in addition to windy. There were storms, hail; it was a veritable atmospheric wailing in addition to gnashing. But that didn't halt us. I attended the pinning ceremony for my wonderful sister-in-law, Nicole,who only finished nursing school. We are all prouder than words tin shipping away say. Enquiring minds may see above for what I wore (which was likewise what I wore Sunday). Please politely ignore the face-to-leg tan disparity.  
My sis Liz likewise graduated this weekend. Though I wasn't able to arrive to Steubenville, I was in that place inward heed in addition to spirit. And again, prouder than words tin shipping away say.
Sabbatum nosotros had a friend over for dinner. There is zilch ameliorate than proficient food, drinkable in addition to conversation when the conditions is blustering outside. The topics ranged fr…

Five Favorites

Today I'm going to create a petty something unlike together with link upward amongst Moxie Wife's Five Favorites. Don't worry, I haven't given upward on vogue posts! Recently, I did a invitee post service on tips for dressing postpartum, together with about other yesterday on themom uniform for This Felicitous Life. If you lot missed them, delight caput over  to the respective sites together with banking concern fit them out!
I'm going amongst a topic for my v favorites: kid shows. My parents really wisely restricted the sum of tv set my siblings together with I watched as children. I firmly believe that was a critical component inward our eventually becoming raging geniuses... Whatever the representative may be, I endeavor to bound the sum of tv my kids watch, but they create picket some. There are precisely those times when you lot ask 10 minutes to shower, or brand that telephone telephone to the doctor's office. And together with hence at that topographic …

The Casual Uniform For Men...

According to Vince Granado
This is my showtime (and hopefully non last)  [Editor's note: definitely non last!] post for my love friend Mary. My yell is Vince Granado in addition to I am an American expat living inwards Vienna, Austria. I moved hither for operate five years agone in addition to I at nowadays catch this Imperial metropolis every bit my home. Did I get upwards I met my beautiful married adult woman hither every bit well? It is a metropolis of art, music in addition to java in addition to maintains a rigid tradition to its rich history.

Anyways, living hither for five years at nowadays has allowed me to acquire the fine art of dressing appropriately for the occasion. I intend it’s something that is much to a greater extent than mutual hither than Stateside. One tin come across this inwards the eve gown in addition to dinner jacket attire of the ball flavour to the coordinated jumpsuits of the Nordic -walking clubs that crowd the jogging paths every morning. In Vienna,…

18-19 May

WEEKEND DIARIES
Images: Canticle for Liebowitz // Bernie
For all of final weekend's barometric fury, this weekend was sunny skies too warm breezes; for all of final weekend's hither too thither bustle for graduations too maternal holidays, this weekend was tiresome paced relaxing. We stayed or too thence domicile too made the well-nigh of the weather, catching upward on yard work, busting out the kiddy puddle too assorted H2O toys nosotros had tucked away for the winter. 
That's H upward there, pausing from play long plenty to produce a ballerina pose for the camera. We ate cherries exterior too the kids spit the pits on the ground. The married adult man grilled too I had some fourth dimension to relax. I couldn't set downwards A Canticle for Leibowitz, only every bit per my commons I'll fit my comments 'til the halt (really a page turner, though).  On Lord's Day nighttime nosotros watched Bernie. It was enjoyable too non every bit black every bit I expected…

He Said, She Said

1 On 1 of our regular walks at the local park, I enviously spied the inwards dearest couples of all ages snuggled on picnic blankets, eating, reading, or only existence together. H5N1 pipage dream for a raise of toddlers who won't sit down even thus for to a greater extent than than 2 minutes. After passing 1 specially unopen older couple, I turned to my married adult man together with said dreamily, "That volition move us inwards 20 years." Serious faced, he replied, "I promise not. That was 2 women."
2 My sis latterly went out amongst a grouping of friends. The girls inwards the grouping were already unopen friends, the guys were to a greater extent than casual acquaintances. After existence at a bar for awhile, the guys tried to instruct the girls to produce a shot. The girls preferred to sip their drinks, but the boys persisted, saying, "Don't worry, nosotros got this!" Finally the girls relented, together with the boys went to the bar together …

25-27 May

WEEKEND DIARIES
Hello, everyone! I promise that you lot all had a cracking vacation weekend! I was a niggling disappointed at commencement that nosotros weren't able to larn inwards to my cousin's marriage inwards Los Angeles - sometimes the logistics are but also much... But our weekend ended upwards beingness amazing! My sis in addition to her hubby did go, meet them upwards there? They await great, don't they? And, congratulations, Jake in addition to Lauren!
Anyway, our weekend was jam packed, in addition to it genuinely flew by.  Saturday nosotros hitting the Farmers Market earlier heading downward to the river to accept business office inwards Kites for Vets, an annual final result to back upwards local homeless vets. The kids each received their ain kite to wing in addition to a cracking fourth dimension was had past times all. Someone brought that beautiful pump kite, in addition to flew it high. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 plumbing fixtures symbol for what noso…