Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daughter #3 Desk Redo

So....this is the desk that daughter number 3 has been using for the past two years. We recently (2 months ago) deep cleaned her room and I decided to take the leftover wall paint from daughter #2's new bedroom makeover and liven up this lovely little desk.

It really was this ugly before. I sanded it very lightly, applied kilz and then this lovely Robin's egg blue.






In this shot I was not quite finished with the paint on varnish but doesn't it look just lovely.

She is happy to have it back in her room and holding her 4700 pencils, papers, and important items.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yummy Yummy



Cool and refreshing is the idea with this dessert. I have made several new pies over the last few weeks as my sweet husband does not like cake very much. This is a 'Grasshopper' Pie. The last frozen pie was quite hard to cut and serve so this time around I just used my spingform pan that I normally use for cheesecake. It was so much easier this time. One of those voila' moments.
The recipe is from Kraft Foods. I get their weekly coupons and recipes in my email and this just sounded delicious. I made only one change. I did not have FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers, so I used crushed OREO cookies instead. All the kiddos loved it, and I loved that it was low fat and no one could tell...NA-NA-NA.

4 FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers, divided, CRUSH 2 wafers; sprinkle onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.

1 pkg. (1 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding

1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping

1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped make it.

BEAT pudding mix, milk and extract with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP and chopped chocolate; spread onto bottom of pie plate. Top with remaining wafers, cut into quarters. FREEZE 6 hours or until firm. Remove pie from freezer 10 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly before cutting to serve.


Desk MakeOver





This sweet little desk was in her room. It was very dark natural oak and quite old. A fresh coat of robins blue and it is just too cute now.