New & Notable Mentions 4/29/23
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This week on New & Notable Mentions…
People are thinking about Mother’s Day right around the corner.
Mother’s Day Tablescape
Eleanor Rose created a Mother’s Day tablescape in for those who are dining at home.
43 Vintage Porch Decor Ideas You Can Easily DIY
Breakfast Nook Ideas For Brunch
Molly In Maine’s Cornishware
Propagating Spiderettes: Learn How To Root Spider Plant Babies
Sissinghurst Castle-style White Garden In Containers
A lovely container garden that will glow in the moonlight. I’d suggest adding a moon flower vine. The blossoms are huge and delightful.
Does Gardening Feel Harder Than It Used to? Here’s Why (And What You Can Do About It)
How to Paint Something to Look Like Wood: Plastic Mirror Makeover
16 Pantry Items You’re Probably Keeping for Too Long
Make This Candle Pedestal From Unfinished Wood
Patio Trees for Small Gardens And Containers
Chicken Souvlaki Pita Bowls
This Mediterranean Grain Bowl Boosts Energy and Longevity—It Really Is the Perfect Lunch
Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad
Bananas Foster Cobbler
Postage Stamps Are About to Go Up in Price—Here’s How to Save Up to 14%
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plot, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Latecomer is a layered and immersive literary novel about three siblings, desperate to escape one another, and the upending of their family by the late arrival of a fourth.
The Latecomer follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna, under tragic circumstances, to their triplets born during the early days of IVF. As children, the three siblings – Harrison, Lewyn, and Sally – feel no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, even as their father becomes more
distanced and their mother more desperate. When the triplets leave for college, Johanna, faced with being truly alone, makes the decision to have a fourth child. What role will the “latecomer” play in this fractured family?
A complex novel that builds slowly and deliberately, The Latecomer touches on the topics of grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics. It is a profound and witty family story from an accomplished author, known for the depth of her character studies, expertly woven story lines, and plot twists.
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Wild Beautiful And Free
From award-winning author Sophfronia Scott comes the story of one young woman’s bold journey to reclaim her birthright and carve out her own place in a world that tells her she doesn’t belong.
Born the daughter of an enslaved woman and a Louisiana plantation owner, Jeannette Bébinn is raised alongside her white half sister―until her father suddenly dies. His vindictive wife refuses twelve-year-old Jeannette her inheritance and sells her into slavery.
Now on her own, Jeannette must fight the injustices she faces because of her mixed race. She escapes enslavement and travels from Mississippi to Philadelphia to New York to Ohio, all while searching for purpose, love, and her place in a country torn asunder by the burgeoning Civil War.
Everything seems to fall into place when she meets Christian Robichaud Colchester, the white proprietor of Fortitude Mansion, a safe haven for escaped slaves where Jeannette teaches. But despite their instant connection, Jeannette isn’t convinced she belongs in his circle.
In a world that tells her she doesn’t fit anywhere, Jeannette must decide what’s more important: bending to the expectations of others or embracing her true self.
49 Small Garden Ideas for a Lush Backyard
Your works are all great. There needs to be more creative people like you.
Thanks Brenda, I have a gold mirror that I would like to do that diy to. Again thanks for all your work.
Didn’t she do a great job! I was fascinated.
Thanks, Brenda. I especially liked the vintage porch ideas and the morning affirmations.
I had time to read a few affirmations. I want to go back to read more of them.
I always look forward to these Saturday posts of yours!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful information and ideas.
You’re so very welcome!
Well, you can tell I didn’t proofread my comment! Sorry for all the typos and left-out words. Hope you can make sense of it!
Don’t worry. Happens to everyone. I can usually make out what is intended.
Good post, Brenda. I especially like he Courtney Carver quotation. Purging is a constant battle for me. I need all the encourage and motivation I can get! The white container also drew my attention as well as the bananas foster cobbler and the tabouleh recipes. A nice assortment of topics. Keep doin’ it!
I have been wanting to buy and plant a Japanese Maple in my backyard. I inherited one when I bought this house in 2014, but it was (1) planted too close to the house and privacy fence in the backyard and (2) grew too big for its space despite diligent pruning. I very reluctantly, decided it had to be taken down a few years ago. I won’t plant the new tree in the same space which is in a tight corner of a planting bed, I want to put it into the yard, probably near the middle of the yard, so I can see it from my Shezebo and from my dining area and living room through the patio doors. The link you put up to “Patio Trees for Small Gardens and Containers” has helped me zero in on my choice. There is a nursery a friend and I visit every May and they have a large selection of Japanese maples, so this year I’m buying – and now they deliver so my friend and I won’t have to try and squeeze a potted tree into her car.
My potted Japanese Maple likes part sun. Full sun burns its leaves.
One of my favorite post formats. So much info in small bites that piques my interest.
I’m glad you like it!
I really enjoy your Saturday magazine Brenda. Recipes, books, tips, helpful information …… Well done
Good. I’d been thinking about doing away with it. But if you all like it, I’ll keep doing it.
I love to take a peek Saturday morning to see what I’ll be enjoying all day when I have my rest, read and enjoy time! Lots of good reads today also! Thanks and take care.
I enjoyed putting it together for you. I put myself in your shoes and ask myself what I’d be interested in reading.
I think you found lots of interesting things for us to look at this weekend. I still think you should make a small commission on your referrals! YOU ARE STILL MY FAVORITE!
Most bloggers don’t like to give other bloggers the links to their sites. I don’t understand it. We should want to help one another.
I have a book to recommend to you.Lessons in Chemistry.
my 37 yo daughter recommended it. I was about to quit reading it within an hour just under page 100. the language was rough. I preserved however. There is a darling child in the book, turns out I really enjoyed it tremendously.
Enjoyed your post today. I am a fan of white gardens.
I’ll go check it out now. Thanks!
A plethora of fun information! Thank you so much, Brenda for sharing every little tidbit.
You’re of course welcome, Darlene!
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