I know that I have shared on more than one occasion that I have Italian roots which run deep.
This is why it was very easy for Sabrina and I to get a little creative when we decided to partner with UASHMAMA.
UASHMAMA is a brand that started on the tables of local restaurants in Tuscany. Because the patriarch of the Marconi family was truly an artist, he began playing with paper one day in the same way he would cure leather. What came out of his experiment was a product that is food safe, fashionable, and can be adapted for both home, table, and even the garden.
UASHMAMA uses washable paper and is made with cultivated fiver that does not contribute to deforestation. It’s a paper product that washes like fabric yet holds form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability which is perfect for catering and housewares.
Admittedly, I had first been made aware of this product when our friends from Baby Barangay had shared a few Instagram posts about some of the cute bags and accessories in their style posts.
So when, Patty of www.mrspcuyugan.com messaged me and Sab saying that her friend Fiddy, was thinking of highlighting the use of this versatile product for the holidays, through a Mothers Who Brunch event, we were both up for the challenge.
Italian Brunch Food.
Italian Pretty and Functional Products.
And fun with the mommas.
That’s a recipe for time well spent with the ladies.
Don’t you agree?
If Sabrina and I always have our first choice in partners with an event that includes styling, we would always love to work with Boqueria Lifestyle Market. We have worked with Lady and Steph quite a number of times, and together, I think we make a pretty good team. Their magic hands and props encourage our Momma friends to get creative in ways that Sabrina and I totally appreciate.
We like to get creative in the kitchen, and we like them to get creative with the styling. And how easy is it to get creative when you are starting with these beautiful washable paper bags from Uashmama.
Aren’t they pretty?
So, what was the assignment after we introduced the product to our guests?
Take the product and style four parts of our “would be” home in The Viking Range Showroom. We grouped our friends into four different parts of the house that are perfect for using Uashmama in for different types of organizing and serving.
First we have the KITCHEN CREW:
These ladies used our washable paper bags to highlight the use that they are food safe and perfect for serving and keeping fruits and vegetables on the counter.
Then we have the READING NOOK CREW:
I loved how this team was able to use plants and greenery to highlight the fact that Uashmama Washable Paper Bags can serve as planters too.
We also had a COFFEE TABLE CREW:
Because our coffee tables often have a mix of different things nestled atop and sometime strewn across it, this group highlighted these same uses as well.
And lastly we had the COMFORT ROOM CREW:
The Comfort Room Crew did the best job of highlighting all the different ways you can use Uashmama in the home. From storing make up on the bathroom counter, to containing all the hand towels we would need, close to the sink, using larger paper bags for plants, and one even for dry trash, these ladies figured out every possible way to incorporate these convenient and stylish little bags into one of the most used rooms in the house.
We are loving this @uashmama_ph challenge! My team mates @gojackiego @atelier818jewelry @mrsmommyholic and I were tasked to style a bathroom using @uashmama_ph super sturdy and chic bags. Swipe through to see the different ways we organized our ideal bathroom. Edit: Our team won! Woot! #mwbxuashmama #gatherathomefottheholidays #motherswhobrunch #uashmamaph #washablepaper @motherswhobrunch
Of course when it comes to our events, we need to make sure everyone goes home with a happy tummy.
Sabrina and I have partaken of a Yogi Brunch buffet once before. Joy from YB seemed like the perfect partner to cater the rest of the Italian Brunch that we wanted to serve our friends from the media.
We shared our demo menu with her and she was able to come up with something that complimented what we were preparing for our guests.
This easy to make quiche boasts all the things that an Italian themed lunch should have. Organic cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil from Earth Origins in Westgate. The only thing we changed up was the shape. Doesn’t it look super cute as a loaf? And it fit so perfectly into the Uashmama Loaf Paper Basket!
One thing we knew we wanted to share with everyone was just how easy it is to make spiralized veggies. We can throw these veggies in our salad, or as in the case of my kids who super love zoodles (zucchini noodles), saute them quickly in a little olive oil and garlic, and then toss in homemade pesto.
Want to make spiralized veggies for your salad? It’s really not hard at all to do when you have the proper tools in your kitchen. This is also why Sabrina and I love using the different counter top appliances that Severin offers, here in the Philippines.
Whenever Sab and I host events like this, I love it when my family comes to support us.
He didn’t always used to be around, but now, I can see that he takes an extra special interest in making sure that our plans go off without a hitch.
Here’s a truth in our home:
Nino takes care of the meat.
Sous Vide Steak.
Check out this video about how we use our Severin Sous Vide Countertop appliance at home.
Doesn’t that look amazing? Nino makes it actually look pretty easy. So this is why Sabrina and I asked him if he wouldn’t mind demonstrating just how easy it is to use this appliance to create the perfectly cooked steak at home.
And of course, because Nino was behind the wheel on this one. The New York Delmonico came out perfectly.
Thanks Babe for helping us out on that one 🙂
Whenever we have our momma friends all together, and we have the opportunity to share some new information with them, or we get to share some new tricks in the kitchen, we also love surprising them with some treats.
Check out all these happy faces from the different raffle prizes that everyone went home with. And I’m not quite sure, but I do think that EVERY single guest went home with something, which I think is amazing, and we only have our very generous sponsors to thank for that.