Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pink and Flowers

We are officially HOME OWNERS! We closed on Wednesday and started taking down wallpaper on Friday. We are a bit overwhelmed by the amount of flowered wallpaper and pink walls, but it's been a learning experience. We've talked to people at Home Depot (least helpful, despite the good paint prices), Lowes  (helpful but they take forever), and Sherwin Williams (most helpful). We've been scraping down wallpaper, backing, and glue for the past couple of days. If anyone needs advice I feel like an expert now. We've also been testing paint colors after the glue is all down. We slept in the new house last night on the guest mattress in the guest room. Having a ceiling fan was nice and so were the stars on the ceiling, leftover from the previous owner's daughter. I can't wait until we can officially be all moved in and sleeping in our bedroom. Our goal is to get all the main rooms done before we move in furniture.
Our pool has also been opened, thanks to a lot of support from family and friends, and two days of hard work. On a good note, when the cover finally came off the water was crystal clear!
I've been taking pictures of the whole process....enjoy!


More to come next week!

Sorry there's no pictures of the dessert, I'll add those soon!

Strawberry Strawberry Pie
from The Really Good Food Cookbook
1 pie crust, pre-baked
1 pint ripe strawberry
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup sugar
whipped cream

Pre-bake pie crust. Cool. Slice the strawberries into the pie crust.

In a medium saucepan mix the package of jello with the cornstarch.

Add the water and the sugar. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir occasionally.

Pour the boiling mixture over the strawberries.

Place the pie in the refrigerator. Chill for 3-4 hours until the jello glaze sets. Serve with big dollops of whipped cream over the pie.

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