I’ll Take Shrimp and Pineapple With a Side of Shoes : Mixed Media Art Journal Layout
This weekend, hubby and I went on our first date in over 6 months. It was so nice to go out to dinner, shop around and have an uninterrupted conversation. I am a lover of good food and sometimes I wonder if I am the only one that loves eating out more than sight seeing on vacation. Since I don’t eat out very often, I really look forward to it when we do. Usually, my craving is for Asian food but hubby talked me into Mexican this time. I was not disappointed. I got a delicious shrimp dish with avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro and rice.
Hubby got steak, chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onions with rice served in a half pineapple. He said it was delicious.
We also went shopping for our summer wardrobe. Recently, we purged our closets so we are missing some essentials for the warm weather. Vacation is approaching quickly so we figured date night would be a good time to get what we needed ( plus we were minus the children). While browsing the mall, now made up mostly empty stores, we stumbled upon a going out of business sale at Payless Shoes. Every pair of shoes in the store was $5. Boys are notoriously hard on shoes and ours are no exception. It seems like we are always replacing sneakers within a few months of purchasing. For $5 a pair we made sure to stock up. We walked out with 6 pairs for $30. Overall, a very successful date night. Yummy food, great deals and meaningful conversation.
What is your idea of the ideal date?
Creating the Journal Layout
In this layout, I used a Japanese wave stamp in the background along with PA Fresco Finish Paints.
To embellish, I used scraps of fabric, washi tape, thread, book paper, gelli print paper and chipboard.
I am joining the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s with my drink related beverage. I finally feel like part of the group today as I have a meal to share. Usually, I leave T day drooling over all the delicious looking food.
For my beverage, I am sharing one of my new teas that was sent to me by Tiesta Tea. I Gotta Colada is Oolong tea, pineapple, coconut flakes, sunflower petals and dried yogurt pieces. I don’t know if you noticed, but I have a thing for pineapple in my tea. It is not intentional but it certainly agrees with my taste buds. This tea has a strong flavor due to the Oolong but also has hints of sweet (pineapple) and nutty (coconut) flavors. I drink Oolong often by itself but I much prefer this lovely blend. The sweetness is not overpowering like in my fruit teas so I would drink this with a meal or as a morning pick-me-up. It is really delicious and I encourage you to give it a try.
Happy Tea Day,