Saturday, May 16, 2009

7 Course Mother's Day Vegan Dinner from Nicky!

I really got spoiled for Mother's Day this year; my husband Nicky made me a 7 course, vegan dinner (in addition to presenting me with a card, a bag of my favorite Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos and my fave Harry Potter movie, Goblet of Fire)! You see, since we just got married last month, this is the first year that I've been an "official" stepmom! I missed the kids more than ever on Mother's Day, of course. That part was kind of sad, but the day was made happy by Nicky taking such good care of me. Would you like to see pictures and read about it? :)

He seated me at the table (complete with cloth napkins!) and wouldn't let me do a thing while he brought out first some exceedingly convincing vegan shrimp (not for the squeamish!), served with (yum, yum!) cocktail sauce:

Next came an absolutely delicious salad, with Follow Your Heart Monterey Jack flavored "cheese," fresh strawberries, redleaf lettuce, red onions, Lighthouse Raspberry Lime dressing and almonds:

Then a bowl of one of my favorite ready-made soups from Progresso (hey, come on, folks, he prepared this whole dinner by himself; packaged foods were a lifesaver!):

Along with garlic-herb crostini (cut from a mini baguette from the local grocery store):

Next, the cherished intermezzo was Ben & Jerry's Berried Treasure lemon and berry sorbet:

The two mains came side by side; vegan "cheese" ravioli with more Monterey Jack "cheese" and Boca's "chicken" parmesan, each with a different tomato mushroom sauce:

Lastly, a strawberry bundt cake with chocolate sauce and fresh berries (that cake didn't last long, lemmetellya!):

Here are some of the products that went into this scrumptious feast:

And here's the man who made it all happen! Thanks, honey, I love you so much:

Wishing each of you just as much happiness,
Celeste (Crickets)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Susana de Tumbleweed Studios!

Susana, digital artist and jewelry designer, is the owner of Tumbleweedstudios.
As she says:... "A place where you'll find a variety of Items of many avenues of the arts, such as, Giclee Prints, Digital Illustrations, Photography, Note cards, Pet portraits, and a variety of Jewelry items".

She is our featured member this week from Spanglish Team, a very talented group of artisans, crafters and designers who share the passion for quality handmade, one of the kind products.

If you want to see more of her amazing work, please visit her shop and take advantage of the fabulous promo she is offering.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Andrea de AG mode Tiene Many Talents!

Presenting Andrea of AG mode; fiber artist and Etsy Spanglish Teammate!

Andrea tells us a bit more about herself:

"Since I have memory I’ve being surrounded by fabrics, yarns, hooks, needles, buttons, lace, fashion magazines, and all the other things needed to develop and finish clothing. Since always I live with the design bug in my heart.

I have a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I specialized in lingerie and intimate garments. I love the well constructed garment, the good fitting clothes, and the unexpected accessories. After working for years in the Fashion industry, I decided to establish my own company, self-publish my originals patterns and sell my own handmade designs.

I love to work with different techniques to obtain stunning results, rich colors and textures. Sewing, knitting, crochet, Tunisian crochet, and beading are my passion."