Saturday, April 23, 2011

Table Cloth Weights (& Cous Cous Salad)

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I'm back! :D  What.....? You never even noticed I was away?? Hehe...  Well, on Monday afternoon we decided to go to the sea the next day until Friday.  So we drove 6 hours to spend about 2 1/2 days at the sea - but it was so nice to be at the sea again! :D  My dad booked himself in a hotel there (when we were still in school, we used to go there EVERY year around the Easter holidays, it's my favourite hotel at the sea!) - anyway, he went alone this time, so we decided to surpise him with a visit - nobody told him we were coming so he got a good surprise.  Anyway, we got back last night.  It's weird thinking that just yesterday morning I was looking at the sea from my bedroom and listening to the waves, and now we're back here again...*sigh*.  But I'm happy to see my kitty again, hehe! :)

Of course I had to take some crafting stuff with to keep myself busy, so I took with some beading supplies and finally made some table cloth weights that I've been wanting to do for a long time!  Here they are - I made a set of 8 of them:
My little creation at the sea, hehe:
This was the view from our hotel room - I love this place because it's RIGHT on the beach, just the way I like it!
This was the morning that we left - you can (just barely) see my husband & dad being the only ones swimming, hehe.  The current was really strong that day, so nobody was allowed deeper into the sea.

Anyway, we can't wait to go there again! :)

Well, for lunch today I made our favourite cous cous salad.  I got this idea from my sister, so I can't take any credit for inventing this meal.  But it's simple, here's what I use and I think it's enough for 2 people:

1 cup dried cous cous (then cook according to package instructions, with salt to taste)
2 tomatoes, chopped into smallish cubes
1 avocodo, chopped into smallish cubes

Once the cous cous is cooked, just add the tomatoes & avo and mix.  We love it. :)

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Aahaa..these are so cute n smart,i think its a very easy idea for every one..keep it up my dear :)

Cris said...

Beautiful!!! What a great idea!!!

Shelly said...

I came over, and thought I was at the wrong blog! Your new look is really fun. :) Love the weights, they are so cute!

Tina said...

Found you from the Tattered Tag! This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more posts from you! :)

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to 'meet' you :) You have a lovely blog. I'm off to check out some more of your posts.

I'm your newest follower.


Crafty Cre8tions said...

Looks like it was a great place to be! Glad you enjoyed yourself and made great use of your time making those terrific tablecloth weights!!


Happy Easter

Maggie said...

These are gorgeous, I usually put a small rock on each end, but will make this much more elegant.
don't forget to add it to our linking party this week

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Monique... your new look is beautiful ... very creative idea you shared ...

Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

Tante Kiki said...

Hi from Greece!! Your crafts are fabulous and your ideas too!!! I'm glad have found your blog. If you would like, visit and follow my blog

Its A Blog Party said...

Love the idea, need to make a set for summer picnics.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Those are so creative!!! Love the pic at the sea! ;) And the new blog design!!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

These table weights are so pretty - and great recipe, too! ~Lori

Maggie said...

you are featured on passionately artistic this week. You are featured here

Hope to see you again this week.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Love those table cloth weights!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Your blog is super fab and full of awesome inspiration. I love these tablecloth weights -- so clever!!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Monique~

Cute craft & yummy recipe! Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week. :)

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