Time for a Tropical Interlude.

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If I ever won a million dollars I would have two homes and one would be in tropical style. To beat the winter blues here is an easy tropical recipe to cheer you up.

 

Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
Serves: 4
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PARADISE FRIED RICE

Ingredients

4 cups cold cooked rice
2 Tbsp. Peanut or vegetable oil
¼ cup cashew pieces
½ cup chopped onions
¼ cup golden raisins
1 Egg, beaten
½ cup pineapple tidbits
¼ cup chopped scallions, divided
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Use your fingers to crumble up the cold rice and break up any clumps.
Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the cashews, onions, and raisins. Let cook for 1 minute.
Add the beaten egg and cook for 1 minute while stirring to scramble the egg.
Add the pineapple pieces, followed by half of the chopped scallions. Add the rice, fish sauce, and sugar, and cook, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the rice is warm.
Mound the rice on a serving platter and garnish with the leftover scallions (and cilantro if desired).

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Wedding Inspirations

 

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You can get married in the morning, afternoon or at night. You can be married in a church, a hall, a yard, at the beach, on top of a mountain. You can have a tea, a dinner, a brunch or a wiener roast. It’s up to you which style is your very own. There are celebrity weddings, country weddings, beach weddings, formal weddings,casual weddings and weddings in the snow. Me personally I like informal. I don’t believe in spending the bank on a wedding. It’s a day to celebrate for sure but your friends and family are all you need.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

With that said here is a wedding DIY

Cup cake stand

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DIY cup cake stand

Lots of great ideas and inspiration on my Pinterest board “The Wedding Files”

 

Floor and Deck Solution

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Got an ugly floor?  These click and go wood tiles from Ikea may be your solution. These are outdoor tiles but I’m thinking bathroom flooring as well. They come in 3 colours:  wood, black and grey. Tile size 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 one package covers 9 sq feet. Easy to clean: Use a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean dry cloth. They vary in price wood is most expensive.

These definitely could be used as temporary flooring easy to take up when you move out.  Great for Renters.