Time for a Tropical Interlude.



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


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)


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).

Wedding Inspirations



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


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.