144.0…Back In Black

Creativity. I don’t have it. I am an awesome direction follower and can follow a recipe to a “T”. But artistic, I am not. Last night I was blown away by my friend Corene’s decorations at Bunco. She has creativity and artistic design nailed!

The theme of Bunco was Halloween and everyone had to wear all black.

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I bought a bottle of wine to bring over based solely on the label. We all do that right? :)

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Ok, check out Corene’s decor. The pictures DO NOT do it justice.

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Corene made a delicious champagne cocktail using mango juice, champagne and vodka. Don’t you just love the orange color?

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I love the orange cheese puffs idea!

Corene made the Tomato Basil soup from the Nordstrom cookbook. Again…loving all the orange food!

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Corene made a delicious pasta salad with different colored tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and regular colored AND black colored pasta!

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For dinner we had our choice of Butternut Squash Cannoli, Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and the Tomato Pasta Salad. I had a bit of everything of course!

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Dessert was just as fabulous as dinner was! Check out this amazing chocolate cake that Corene made:

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It’s made with zucchini but you’d never know it! The cake was delicious but the ganache was really outstanding.

Corene also made a pumpkin cheesecake:

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And if that wasn’t enough, check out these cookies she made:

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Thank you so much Corene for a spook-tacular evening. :) Sorry…had to do it!

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After all that indulgence last night…..and let’s get real….for the last FEW nights, I decided I need to reel things back in for the next couple of days. So for the next 48 hours: healthy eats, no wine and tons of water. I think I can do it. :)

Breakfast was an omelet made with egg beaters, pickled jalapenos, onions, green bell pepper, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. I poured Tabasco on top. :)

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I took the kids to school and went to Cardio Boot Camp class. After changing, I grabbed an apple and a Babybel Light cheese and went to my wax appointment.

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Afterwards I stopped into Corner Bakery for a salad. I ordered the entree size of the Asian Wonton Salad except that I asked for no fried wontons and the dressing on the side.

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Then it was off to Target and to pick up the kids from school. Tonight I have nothing going on and I’m glad. Here’s to putting my feet up for one night!

And now for the winner of the Eggland’s Best Giveaway: According to Random.org, the winner is Mellissa from A Fit and Spicy Life. Congratulations Mellissa!

Are you a creative type of person?

Do you decorate your home for Halloween? I put out a pumpkin. End of story.


  1. I love that when you enjoy yourself it always seems to be with good friends and family. That's when it's completely worth it and you HAVE to live a little!

  2. I just decorated for Halloween tonight! Your friend did an awesome job!

  3. Love all those decorations, so cute! Yeah for winning the giveaway so excited :)

  4. Not a creative bone in my body. I wish I did but that gene appears to be missing! Awesome party. She is the hostess with the mostest for sure!

  5. I want to be in your bunco group. Yum!!


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