Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The nice thing about his room is the built in desk. We pulled out some of the closet organizer but left a lot of it in there. Ben definitely has the biggest closet in the house.
His room took 3 solid days to paint because of all the colors but I love the way it turned out.
This picture turned out a little dark but it shows his little table with the "Lego Soft". I found these giant legos on ebay and had planned on attaching them to wall somehow but Ben decided he would rather have them to use so they stay on his table.
Ben decided he wanted bunk beds so off to Ikea we went. The dresser on the left, the bunk beds and the bedding are all from Ikea. Fang has decided that Ben's room is where she is going to hide from Ziggy.
Monday, March 30, 2009
3 TBSP sugar
2 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese - softened
1.5 c. cold milk
1 pkg (3.4oz) vanilla instant pudding
2 c. thawed cool whip
2 c. frozen pound cake cubes - I could only find chocolate chip pound cake and I think it tasted better that way
1 square semi-sweet baking chocolate
1. Combine berries and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk.
2. Add pudding mix and mix well.
3. Blend in 1.5 c. of cool whip. Spoon half into serving bowl.
4. Top with cake, berries and remaining cream cheese mix. Refrigerate 4 hours.
5. Melt chocolate, drizzle over dessert. Top with remaining cool whip. (I just realized as I type this that I totally forgot that part)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So we got a new puppy today! I friggin love him!!!! We decided we want to add a dog to the pride of cats we already have just to shake things up a bit. I started looking online last week and found him and fell in love. We went and got him this morning from PetSmart and now he's home! His adopted name was Ziggy and we are thinking about keeping it unless someone else has a better suggestion. Feel free to leave ideas in the comments section. He is 8 weeks old and a husky mix.
Here is a view of the room with the cabinet torn out. It really opened up the kitchen.
Behind Ben is the new wall Nick built. At the bottom of the wall you can see the gas line he and his dad installed. Thank you so much!!! I am so tired of cooking on electric stoves!
We are waiting on the new cabinets and then we will be replacing the counter top. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We looked at this house when we first started our search and liked it but wanted to see what else was available. Well after 3 months of searching and having a bank that wasn't cooperative with a foreclosure, another home rented out before we could see it and a third home bought out from under us buy some fancy investor guy we decided to look at it again. As luck would have it, there was another offer on the table. We decided to go for it and put our best offer in....AND WON!
It is a 1400 square foot ranch with a partially finished basement. There is a 2 car garage that is not attached. Stay tuned because inside pictures are coming next!!