|Look at that rough pink carpet!|
|Tom's repair work|
|Ripping out that old carpet!|
|After (we are still decorating, but that is our new carpet and color scheme!)|
|Ahh fresh carpet!|
|What color should we make that accent wall?|
|Dining room accent wall (it's hard to see the colors on here)|
|Chicken Taco Salad|
I also made PW's pizza's on french loafs. These were so easy and you can make any kind you want. Tom and I had so much fun each making our own. We made regular pizzas with sauce and cheese and then Greek salad pizzas that were so yummy! For salad pizzas, only heat up the sauce on the bread, keep the lettuce ingredients cool and then top your bread, otherwise it will get soggy. This was a really easy weeknight dinner!
For dessert tonight, I made my mom's "Pineapple Nut Cake" with "Cream Cheese Icing." Licking the knife after frosting my cake, made me feel like I was a little girl again in the kitchen with my mom. She used this icing often, and it is by far my favorite icing in the whole wide world.
Pineapple Nut Cake
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar
20 oz can of crushed pineapple (un-drained)
2 tsp baking soda
2 cup of chopped walnuts
Beat all of the ingredients together. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cream Cheese Icing
8 oz cream cheese block
1 stick of butter
1 1/3 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Beat until smooth and frost the cooled cake.
I also made 2 sets of muffins, chocolate chip and blueberry for a "secret meeting" to be disclosed at a later date. They were Betty Crocker cake mixes, but they came out really good and I loved how the extras looked in my cake stand.
|Tom used to swim on this rock as a kid|
Lastly, my North Fork visit today was to Reeve's Beach.
We brought Indy and we had so much fun! Indy is still living with Tom's dad even though Tom is eager for him to move in with us. The big problem is we need a fence which is so much more expensive than we had hoped! We could probably do it, but it would take like our entire security deposit and tax return that we just got back, which would use up all of our renovation money. Tom and his dad are ready for Indy to move, I've honestly been the hesitant one. Indy makes me nervous at times, even though Tom says he is just being playful, but I am a lot less afraid of him than when I first started dating Tom. My other "pet" peeve, literally lol, is how much he sheds! I just hate dog hair all over the couch and people's clothes, so Indy is going to need a lot of grooming once he joins us! Today though at the beach with him, was one of the first times where he almost felt like my pet. I asked to hold the leash a lot and I really enjoyed walking him out there. I told Tom, maybe we should get a second dog, one that will be mine and then I will become more of a "dog" person overall. It is hard to bond with an animal that you didn't raise as a puppy, but because Tom loves him so much, and I love Tom so much, I guess by default I am going to have to grow to love Indy.
|Indy is driving to the beach!|
|Two new best friends? Maybe...|
Overall, we had a great weekend! Our painting was so productive and I am thrilled how the house is coming along.
|Dishes, the not fun part!|