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Last weekend the Hubs and I went to a “shell” party that our friends threw. You are probably thinking to yourself… What the hell is a shell party?!?! That’s okay, because I had the same reaction when I first heard of it. So here’s what it basically is. Our friends are building their dream house and before the house is completed they threw their first party. Just the shell of the house is up. It was really cool and exciting to get the tour and walk through the rooms and try to imagine what it will look like when completed. I can’t wait to see the finished product!!!
So being that my momma raised me right, I couldn’t go to this shin-dig empty handed. I didn’t want to do wine or champagne. Too generic for this occasion… I wanted to do something different. So like any other person scratching their head for an original idea I went to Pinterest to rip a craft idea off of someone else. Let’s face it. We all do it, some of us even call it our own, but for me I like to give credit where it’s due. Thanks Pinterest! These house warming/ shell party mugs were a big hit!!!!

All you need is:

Permanent markers (whatever brand or color you fancy).
An oven heated to 350 degrees.
A ceramic mug, plate, or bowl.
A clock or timer and 30 minutes of patients.
And possibly some sort of minimal artistic ability.

Luckily, I have all of the above. I was set to get my craft on!
Here is how the final product turned out!!

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I think I know what everyone is getting for any special occasion this year!!! 😉

I think in total this little crafty project took me about 50minutes.

Now I want to monogram all my china!!!! The Hubs thinks that’s going too far!!!

Oh well!

Until next time,
xoxo

the tasti life

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Tonight’s weather was rainy, gray, and dreary. Booo!!!
Hello?!? Where the hell is Summer???Listen here weather in the North East- if I wanted misty and gray I would of moved to Ireland!!!
Anyway here is a quick post on what my thoughts are tonight:

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Wine is part of the major food groups… right????

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The soft glow and soothing aroma of a coconut candle and a nice glass of chianti and a date with the DVR!
How romantic!!!

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Story of my life 😛

Until next time,
xoxo

the tasti life


Well this is the married life. While the hubs is away the wine comes out to play!
When all else fails and there is no one around to bug. I did exactly what a good housewife would do. Turn on The Style network and flip flop back and forth from E to Style. Then go searching in my growing collection for the perfect bottle of wine.
Here was my wine-o adventure before I found the perfect spot on the couch with the remote in hand! take that hubs!! All the glorious fashion and trash TV I can handle and a delish glass or bottle of Gascon Malbec from Argentina voted #1 in The Wall Street Journal.

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Bottoms UP!!!

Cheers!
xoxo
the tasti life


Hello out there my fellow food loving readers and bloggers. I apologize for not blogging in awhile. But don’t you worry while I was absent in the blogging world I didn’t go hungry in the real world. just because I wasn’t blogging doesn’t mean I wasn’t eating
This post is from a dinner I made a couple weeks ago and I was inspired by looking through a take out menu.

Take out is always fun and relaxing. But recently I have been feeling more a bit domesticated and decided to do my own take on Asian. Yes, I cooked and pigs didn’t go flying around like the hubs said they would.
I would have to say Asian and Asian fusion type restaurants are the hubs favorite so when I told him we were having Chinese for dinner he was very excited until he saw me take out the pots and pans.
I would like to say that cooking a take out inspired dinner was a delectable decision.

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Until next time,
XOXO
the tasti life



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