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asian lettuce wraps

Anyone who grew up in Hawaii, or knows of anyone from Hawaii - knows that we LOVE our white rice.  You eat it with everything- which includes spaghetti, sloppy joes, eggs, putting it in ramen- yikes!!  It comes with every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner...  In an honest effort to eat 'healthy' I'm trying to decrease my rice intake and decided to make lettuce wraps for dinner.

YUM-O!  This is going into the dinner rotation for sure!!
First of all, I apologize for my cheesy screen shot of my Instagram- but I posted the pic and then deleted it!  Second of all I apologize for being too lazy to edit and crop the darn photo.  Third of all, I apologize for not taking more pics!  
I swear that it was darn amazing.  Eric told me he'd definitely eat this again!  And the best part is that this recipe can be altered to suit anyone's taste!!  I used shrimp, tofu and quinoa as my main sources of protein.  You can find the recipe on Allrecipes.com
Here's the Original Recipe…

wrapping with lace

A wonderful someone emailed me asking a few questions about my post "bridal shower gift: wine glasses and a wine basket" and mentioned it would be for her daughter's wedding favors.  She wants to wrap the favors similarly to the way I wrapped the boxes.  Assuming the favors would be much smaller I decided to do some research to show her examples of smaller lace-wrapped boxes and wanted to share my findings.

Blogger: Such Pretty Things has a wonderful tidbit on Paper Lace Favors - and the textured paper she uses adds such a delicate detail to the presentation.

(photos courtesy of: Such Pretty things)
I also found one of the greatest inventions to add to a gift-wrappers arsenal- Lace Tape - WHHAAATT?!  Yes I said it, tape with a lace design on it!!  And most are decently priced!!

This one is like a sticker- found on Amazon.com
(photo courtesy of: oyang)
This one is actual lace- found on Etsy - ships from South Korea
(photo courtesy of: fallindesign)
Pen & Paper Flowers ha…