Rainy Day Blues but the Irises Bloom

Rain washed out the Mini Cooper club's participation in the Dillsboro Easter Parade yesterday.  The director of the club pulled the plug on the event Friday afternoon.  Moderate rain was predicted with even some snow in the high elevations.  Since the event planned was an all day affair with the outdoor pre-party, the parade, then …

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Preparing for the Easter Parade

Tomorrow, the Mini Cooper club will participate as a group in the Dillsboro Easter Parade again this year.  We went to last year's event, although we didn't have our Mini yet so we couldn't be in the parade.  This year, we will be part of the procession, and I needed to get a few things …

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Spring Holiday Celebrations

Ham is the traditional Easter meal in many households and today I want to share some ideas for ham again for my newer readers.  Then, I'll share a new recipe for lovely spring asparagus to go with it. Last year I think I found the absolute most perfect way to serve a Slow Cooked Holiday …

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Easter Hat Parade with the Mini Cooper Car Club

One of the most wonderful things about living in western North Carolina are the small towns and the fun things there are to do with every holiday, and most weekends through spring, summer and fall.  Every year on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the small town of Dillsboro hosts an Easter Hat Parade, marching all …

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Easter Decorating

Easter is just days away now.  I didn't do a lot of decorating for this holiday this year.  One thing I do have to put out every year, though, is this adorable, now vintage, Happy Easter train.  Look closely and you can see the word Happy spelled out in twig letters held by the little …

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Stamping Easter Cards

Bunnies and spring colors were the theme of my Easter cards this year.  I found these adorable fuzzy bunny cut-outs on 90% off clearance at the discount store last year, so of course I had to snap them up.  Don't they have adorable cotton tails!  I wasn't sure what I would do with them, until …

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Easter Tablescape

Taking the Spring Tablescape from the blog hop to Easter was pretty simple.  I already had a good theme going with the yellow and green colors, and a few vintage rabbits. Last year I got these Easter crackers to have for the gals at the office.  But alas, the party I had planned to surprise …

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Springtime Tablescape

Spring is just around the corner, and I am looking forward to warmer weather. Easter is in March, coming just ten days after St Patrick's Day, another opportunity for a tablescape. But, I have much to finish this month, including a new recipe for Moda Bake Shop, so one tablescape will have to do for …

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Gardening Rabbits Tablescape

I just love this tablescape!  I was gathering some pretty things for the table, and I really wanted some springtime colors.  So much of my tablescaping in the past has been in the cooler months.  Seems I like to do more nesting when it is cooler.  But, I saw these in a  catalog, and I …

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