Monday, March 19, 2012

Pie Day!!!

Did you all take advantage of this holiday?
Well, I sure did.
Even though National Pie Day was March 14th, Bethany and Tere over at M.O.M. had their 4th annual Pie Day on Sunday March 11th. (I decided to celebrate both days until I was completely sick to my stomach.)
Normally, I'm really good at looking away from these sugary treats, but dammit....sometimes you just gotta do it.
I don't think I'll be craving pie for another year though...which is good, right?
This year, I made these mini banana cream pies.(pictured above) So delicious and the perfect size to get a taste but not commit to a whole piece.
My intentions were really good in the beginning. I was going to make everything from scratch....but as the week went on, my recipe changed from homemade to semi-homemade....and then, well........just assembled.
You know.... why try to compete with companies that have spent years and thousands of dollars perfecting their recipes. At least that was my reasoning, plus my oven was broken.

Want to make these for yourself? Here's how.
I bought pre-baked pastry shells, piped in vanilla pudding, add a slice of banana, and top with whipped cream.
Done! Shameless, I know.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Ugliest Before and After Project!

This shelf/cupboard measures 6x6ft square and proved to be the most challenging project rehab I've tackled in a while. Dripping with what was thought to be broken old jars of canned goods oozing their goo from the top shelf to the bottom. Such a mess!

It took 4 guys to load it in the truck. My husband was the only one who had faith that I would be able to transform this nasty beast into a beauty. Others thought I was crazy, which only made me more determined. Even the lady who sold it to me had her doubts. She only asked $25 bucks for it. Score!
To me, it was all cosmetic. Check out those cool sliding doors. Reminds me of something you'd find in an old classroom.

Well, it took quite a few hours to scrape, sand, degrease, paint 3 coats of primer, and 2 coats of a brilliant peacock blue.
But now... it's my pride and joy, sitting proud in our living room.