Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your Monday wasn’t so bad! Today’s recipe is very easy and a little silly. But, it has an adorable back story that will definitely make you wanna try them out!
Here’s the story.
About 15 years ago, three little sisters and one best friend from Colombia, South America were very very bored and they decided to play kitchen. But they didn’t want to play with their kitchen toys, they wanted to play with real food! However, their grandmother was very strict and didn’t let them play with all the fun stuff so they figured it was okay to play with easy, no mess stuff that they found in the fridge. They grabbed some crackers, cheese and limes and decided to experiment.
They were very surprised at how good their invention turned out. So much so, that they even made up a name for their new recipe and they fantasized about it one day being in a fancy cook book. Pepiliana Crackers was the name they went with.
Today, the sisters are grown ups but still young at heart and last night reminiscing about their childhood, they decided to make Pepiliana Crackers and feature them on the Mashia Blog! Their inner little girls were freaking out.. (BTW in case you haven’t noticed this story is about me, my sisters and best friend) who would have known that our recipe would one day be featured on such a prestigious blog?! :) Last night we laughed as we remembered our fun childhood days and we actually realized, that Pepiliana Crackers are still pretty good! They're perfect for a late night craving and the best part, they are under 150 calories per serving! So, here’s the recipe, and you’re welcome!
You will need:
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a super amazing weekend! I had a beautiful one, celebrating my adorable nephew's' third birthday. It was Doctor themed and OMGOSH... everything turned out sooooo ridiculously cute! Pics coming soon! Anyways, back to Money Savin' Monday. Today's deal is a freebie <3 for all you lovebirds with a good sense of humor that are looking to spend your money on all those things that you can't get for free :) So I really hope you like this Monday's design. I found the quote online and it didn't have an original author so I just made it ours :). But the design is 100% designed with much love by us so feel free to print it, frame it, pin it, share it, clip it and any other thing you wanna do with it!
You will need:
I'll try to design one for each Monday until Valentine's Day so you can choose which one you like the most! Have an amazing rest of the week :) and for more Valentine's Day gift Ideas, please visit our Etsy Shop.
Maria & the Mashia Team
It's Workshop Wednesday people! Have you thought about what you are doing for your sweet valentine? There's almost exactly one month left so preparations need to start taking place! How about this lovely painted egg that contains a hidden message, packaged in a 100% recycled container? Adorable huh? the best part: you can make it for under $2! First, lets go over how to recycle your used 2 liter bottles into super cute packages for gifts such as this one.
You will need:
1 2 Lt. coke bottle
Now for the egg you will need:
This adorable gift would also be a super cute baby shower invitation, baby birth announcement and more! Also, try recycling all sorts of bottles. Mountain dew and sprite for a hint of green package and water bottles for a tiny gift :) Also, filling them up with colorful candy would look so adorable!
Check out our Etsy page for more adorable Valentine's day gift ideas!
Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's recipe was inspired by a delicious chicken salad sandwich I had at a local restaurant. I decided to try it at home and was pretty surprised with the results! Its Super easy to make too!
Serves 4 People
How to make it:
And we’re back! Wooaaahh It’s been a couple of months since we posted something on the blog and we are super sorry about that but things have been pretty crazy around here. Anyways, today we are back! And what a better way to start your week than celebrating with a super amazing deal?!
Simply Art Studios, a brand new and super adorable Art Studio located in Oldsmar, FL whose sole mission is to bring entertainment to art lovers by mixing the right amount of creativity with the perfect amount of wine. I just love their concept!
Mary and Hannah are the lovely hosts for this new Art Studio and they sure make the experience worth every dime. For a reasonable price, they’ll provide a two to three hour lesson taught by talented artists from around the globe and all the materials you need to create a masterpiece that you can proudly call you own creation. All you need to bring is yourself, your creativity and your favorite drink (optional)!
We are so proud to see one of our Mashia Crafts members join the Simply Art Studio family; our super gifted painter, sculptor, and jewelry designer, Angela Schiappa. She is an Italian artist with exhibitions all over the world and now she can teach you, one on one, how to create you own masterpiece.
To top it all off, when you visit their studio on weekend nights, you’ll also receive complimentary valet parking! And let me just say that the nightlife at their location is tastefully awesome! Simply Art Studios is surrounded by upscale restaurants and bars so you can continue the fun even after your class.
I came in for a jewelry class and was completely amazed at the results! Hannah walked us through the project step by step and showed us innovative techniques in super simple ways that anyone can do. I was also impressed by the quality of the tools and materials they use throughout the studio. It really is a beautiful place that honestly just makes you wanna make art! Take a look at the super cute Starry night necklace I made :)
They Currently offer classes in painting, jewelry design, floral arrangements and more. But the best part of it all is that if you sign up for a class by Tuesday, Jan 15th (tomorrow) you get another one of your choice for FREE! So you can pay for a painting or jewelry class and come back for any other class you might be interested in. Don’t miss out on this super deal, sign up today!
Visit SimplyArtStudios.com, to sign up & for more information
also, like them on facebook
all images belong to Simply Art Studios, Inc.
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Happy Friday everyone! Today's Fashion Friday will teach you a really simple way of re-purposing an old skirt into a super cute purse! It's super easy to make and the possibilities are endless!
You will need:
An old skirt
Scraps of colorful fabric
Hot glue gun
The first thing you'll need to do is remove the tag from your skirt and make sure to remove any major wrinkles from the skirt so it can lay flat.
Flip your skirt inside out and using a sewing machine, or by hand, sew about one inch from the end to seal your skirt shut.
cut your fabric scraps into thick strips. Mine were about 1.5 in wide.
sew your fabric scraps at the ends to make a long colorful strip.
Make at least three long strips and braid them together to make a resistant strap for your purse.
Sew the ends of your braided strap onto the sides of your purse.
Optional: using leftover fabric scraps, cut out different colors of fabric hearts and hot glue them onto your purse for an extra feminine touch <3
Today I am thankful for other people's trash, as funny as that sounds, it's true! I think just as much as like going shopping, I love taking trips to the dumpster and finding treasures! For the longest time now i had been shopping around (in stores lol) for some cute accent chairs for my apartment but everything I had found usually ranged from $75 - $100 and that is simply way out of budget for me. So I took a few trips to my local dumpster, and one day i finally found some chairs that seemed "makeover worthy" so I brought them home. My hubby was a little confused but I told them that this would make me happy so he went along with it. :) here's a before picture of what the trashy chairs looked like...
So the first thing I did was to figure out how the cushion was attached to the chair. I found that it was screwed in the metal, so I went ahead and unscrewed the cushion out like this.
This specific chair had five screws. When I was done unscrewing the cushion, I started to spray paint the metal structure of the chair.
I had to give it a couple coats and rotate the chair in different directions to make sure everything was covered in red. Next, I used the fabric of a pretty & matching curtain I had bough at Lowes, but any outdoor fabric will work too. I wrapped up my cushion with it and pasted it with hot glue. This is probably ideal to do with a staple gun but I don't have one so I improvised and it worked!
I made corner cuts and wrapped it up tightly.
When I was done wrapping up the cushion, I screwed it back up to the painted and dried metal structures and I was done! I wanted to make really unique chairs so I made sure my fabric matched lots of colors so I could paint my chairs with different colors for a more whimsical look :)
Pretty huh? So, today I am very thankful for that stranger neighbor who threw them out <3
Hello everyone! Today's Workshop Wednesday is about dyeing! For our Mashia Crafts stand at the Ybor City Market, we wanted to create bunting flags using materials we already had. We cut our fabric into 8.5 By 11 pieces and decided to give them a little bit of color! Check out this super easy tutorial that will teach you how to dye using stuff you probably already have at home.
Here's what you need:
Stay tuned for the Bunting Flags Workshop Wednesday on 9.19.12 <3
Ohhh Sushi! If you are anything like me, you are willing to pay the high price of quality sushi, just because it's worth it to you. Well, It is sooo worth it to me but it sucks when I can't afford it. :( so, I did some researching and found out that sushi is not all that expensive to make at home and once you buy the ingredients, they go a long way! So, I don't claim to be a sushi expert but the rolls I have made so far definitely satisfy my craving and I hope yours too. Follow these simple instructions and you'll be able to enjoy delicious, quality sushi without having to dress up and spend big bucks!
What You will need:
(I bought most of my ingredients at the local oriental market)
Sushi rolling mat
Roasted Sesame Seeds (I got mine at Publix for 1.99)
Asparragus (Steamables work great)
Cooked Crab meat sticks
Making sushi rice
For two cups of rice
two and 1/4 cups of water
4 tbsp. sushi vinegar
4 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Stay tuned for more sushi recipes!!