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Journaling Crop

Journaling:
One of my most recent memorable meals was at Haruno Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill, in Springfield, Missouri. After a second straight weekend of busy performance schedules and lackluster festival food, our group treated ourselves to a night out!! This upscale modern-Japanese restaurant, with its posh interior, low lighting, and comfortable couch seating, was fancier than any restaurant Ive ever frequented. I was instantly overwhelmed and nervous by the extensive drink, sushi, and dinner menus. Rather than tie myself down to one dish, I opted for a bento box, which included a variety of items. I was not disappointed with my decision! The meal began with a simple garden salad, a bowl of earthy miso soup with seaweed and tofu, and some salted, steamed edamame. When the waiter delivered the decorative bento box, I was in shock at how much food it actually contained! Perfectly cooked sticky white rice. Flaky salmon teriyaki resting atop a bed of crisp shredded cabbage. Light as air tempura shrimp, lotus root, sweet potato, and asparagus. Crunchy fried spring rolls. Delicate California rolls. A perfect sampler of Japanese foods. Despite stuffing myself with these delicacies, I still managed to find room in my stomach for dessert a bowl of simple, mildly sweet, green tea ice cream topped with tart fresh raspberries. To top it all off, I had the pleasure of dining surrounded by this group of individuals who, over the past year, have become my taiko family, engaged in lively conversation.

Supplies:
ABR ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 12 Mini
JRA Ginger Jar Collection Mini
MPE Autumn Spice Collection Mini
CTH ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spicy 14201 Super Biggie
LLA Cayenne Paper Mini
AFT ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Artful Canvas 6401
JWH Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie
SBA ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
USC Geisha Dream Collection Mini [retired]



    Ok, you've done it - my mouth is watering now!! Beautiful page! I love how you did the title and how you added the cherry blossoms here and there. I also really like the date on the end of the chopstick.
    Very nicely done! I like the blocks of colour, and the date on the chopstick. Your journalling makes me want to get some Japanese food. Sounds so yummy.
    Yum! Sushi. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I love all the Japanese embellishments.
    Wonderfully descriptive journaling and super photos, Theresa and I really like the kit you used. :)
    Very nice! I like how you repeated colors and elements in your design and described your evening.
    Reading this has inspired me to do a layout as well. I love the photos and journaling and the collections that you used. Wonderful layout.
    Simply gorgeous! I love the colour combination and the clever use of just a little white. The meal sounds fantastic too.
    I really like the fan behind your arrangement of photos. Yummy!
    I feel like I was right there with you thanks to your journaling! Beautiful layout and thanks for the tips!
    What a wonderful page! Great photos, perfect embellishments and I love the overall composition. Your journaling is fantastic - I really enjoyed reading. Thanks for the tips!