Etiquette In Gift Giving

 

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Gift is a non-verbal way of saying “this is how I think of you” or “this is how special you are to me” or if you’re so thoughtless,your gift will say “this is how LOW I think of you”.

There is an etiquette in gift giving,we don’t need to be a genius to know that a gift should be 1.appropriate 2. presentable (that’s why we wrap gifts and take the price tag off),and I’m not trying to make you feel bad if you’re not crafty or artsy (because let’s face it, not everyone has an artsy side),but pleaseeee try your best to make your gift look as presentable as possible regardless of what age or gender the recipient is,try your best to gift something you can afford and something the receiver will love,NOT WHAT YOU WILL LOVE,because (for me) it’s not only  the  thought that counts,the effort counts aswell.

Have fun wrapping your gifts for me”),I mean for your loved ones,xoxo.

Question??? Is there an age limit for a duck face???

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Vegetarian Restaurant In Phoenix

 

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Someone said black and white photos photograph souls,looking closely at my photos I know that there is something lacking in this soul,I don’t know what it is, but I know my search will be over soon.

With my soul incomplete,my smile though is complete,I am all smile to find this vegetarian restaurant in Phoenix,not that I’m vegan but it’s nice to try something new.

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 This place is called GREEN,they are located at 2022 N.7th st. Phoenix,they have another branch in Tempe,,just google that ha! I mean hehe.

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Let me share what we had 1.spicy peanut tofu—-$4. (wasn’t too spicy 4/5 just because it wasn’t presented the way it was photographed on their website).

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2.This is what I had,the big WAC, served with thyme fries—-$9,,,, 5/5,being a carnivore (even Boyfriend) did not taste the difference,it was just awesome.

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3.Boyfriend’s choice Thee “argentine” po-boy,o boy was it great??? you bet it was—–5/5 $8.50.

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4.Drunken Mongolian,portabella mushrooms sauteed in sake and organic tamari  5/5—–$8.50.

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5.Their drinks were not as fabulous as their entrees but I tried this ginger lemonade,and mmmmm it was okay,maybe  2/5 and I forgot how much we paid for this,but their drinks are free refill”).

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Eat your burger like no one is watching,with feelings and sound effects”) nom nom nom.

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Green’s interior is industrial/minimalist,the feel is super casual,the crowd??? I didn’t see kids (except me,this kid in me) but It should be kid friendly,the food??? they serve COMFORT food but 100% vegetarian.

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Tom Yum Soup

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Are you like us who’d browse on the menu for 2 hours but will end up ordering the same???. I try to claim that I’m adventurous that my palate is not as boring as Boyfriend’s (my husband),but I guess I’m not,or maybe I’m just frugal because I didn’t want to order (and waste) something that I might not like,not unless it’s free then maybe I’d try something different (I guess I’m  not cheap after all,I’m just frugal eh?).

Anyways these photos were taken the last time we wanted Thai food again!,and as usual after looking at the menu,we ordered our usual Thai favorites 1.Sea food tom-yum 2.deep fried tofu with peanut sauce 3.oh we tried panang chicken (yayy away from the usual well, it was awesome 5/5) and  a Thai resto visit will not be complete without the Thai tea of course and our staple food WHITE RICE.

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 This outfit post by the way was taken before lunch,my belly does not look that flat after a meal,and the Thai restaurant we went to was at Avondale,AZ it’s called “The Orchid Garden”.Their food was okay the tom-yum was great,if there is one dish that a Thai restaurant is consistent with? it’s gotta be the tom-yum,it’s been good everywhere we went,the rest on the menu varies.

Now ladies and gents please say hi to Tom-yum (oohh I can smell it from here).

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and another Thai favorite the “Thai tea”.

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 Good luck with your next menu browsing adventure.

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Pana Cota

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I promise this is the last set of photos with a Christmas tree back ground this month.I just want to share a really easy dessert  I tried last year,it’s called “pana cota”.Pana cota is an Italian dessert which means cooked cream,so if you’re ready here’s what we need.

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup skimmed milk

15 ml of knox unflavored gelatin powder or 1/2 oz.

2 and 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. 1.Pour milk into a small bowl, and stir in the gelatin powder. Set aside.
  2. 2.In a saucepan, stir together the heavy cream and sugar, and set over medium heat. Bring to a full boil. Pour the gelatin and milk into the cream, stirring until completely dissolved. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and pour into  ramekin dishes.
  3. 3.Cool the ramekins uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before serving.

Easy right???,If you will look at my pana cota below, the one on the right has a light shade of yellow that’s because I used an eggnog,same measurements and instructions,I just substituted the heavy cream with an eggnog and added an extra 1/2 oz. of the knox gelatin powder.

Have fun making your version,xoxo.

 

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Cheap Versus Frugal

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Am I cheap or frugal???.Let me share how much it cost me to look like this (talking about this  outfit),let’s start with this ear muffs $1.50 less 50% = .75!!! (from Goodwill-properly sanitized properly washed..pardon my defensiveness),this Cynthia Rowley throw which I’ve worn as a scarf was $32,went on sale for $19.99 before Christmas,but I waited till after Christmas to buy it-which then dropped to $14, this jeans are old which I’ve probably worn a hundred times,this winter boots were $79.99 from skechers  got it for $24.99 – (oh yeah,,,this is what I’m good at, finding good deals) and most of all (you can’t top this) this faux fur-lined jacket from aeropostale,was originally $119!!! I got it for a whopping almost free at $6.99,,,did I hear ya say nooo wayyyy???,I know pat me on my back for that.

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 Let’s talk about this winter look.

1. To achieve this look,I used the 3 color rule, I mixed browns and gray with black (although black is a non-color),but if there’s no other color on the outfit you can definitely use black as a color.

2.I have no extra accessories,I used the earmuffs and the scarf to do the job (I didn’t want to look like a Christmas tree).

3.I wore a little make up,a pink blush for my cheeks to achieve that winter glow (I did not conture my cheeks and jaw) a hint of pink lipstick,a brown brow liner and a neutral shade of eye shadow to complete the look.

Now going back to the question,am I cheap or frugal???,I guess I’m both,what do you think???

(You know that my post will not be complete without showing the goofball side of me right? so here’s that below).

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Photo below is the famous Weatherford Hotel,famous for being haunted and venue of Flagstaff’s New year’s eve traditional “Great pine cone drop”,and another yet “haunted hotel ” hotel Monte Vista” which is the house of a famous bar called the “rendezvous”.

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Our cold feet were originally set to have dinner at the “Karma” sushi restaurant,but were packed that night,and so we settled for another Asian resto called the Swadee Thai,the place was good 3.5/5,clean,friendly their soup was good (as usual we had tom-yum and wonton soup)it’s 3/5 because the appetizers and their sauces weren’t as great as we expected them to be.

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And to end this post,I’m pleased to introduce the whole gang at the snow…”).

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