Monday, June 20, 2011

House To Dos

 (Cool image of the house taken by my talented Uncle Tim)

We're been in the house for a little bit over a year now and have gotten a lot done, but there just aren't enough weekends in the year or enough bennys in our account to have done it all as of this date. We're working on it though - every.single.weekend. The list as it stands now:

1. Call to get gutters cleaned out 
2. Fix driveway (fix cracks or replace)
3. Fix front entryway concrete
4. Replace stairs leading to kitchen
5. Re-paint base of house (below brick)
6. Get deck bolted in securely - Dream: Extend deck to back of house
7. Replace stupid stairs leading to back yard from driveway
8. Mulch all areas of front and back yards
9. Replace wall in back yard
10. Replace firepit area with paving stones and portable firepit structure

Family Room
1. Replace carpet
2. Replace horizontal blinds
3. Replace curtains

Living Room
1. Get rid of or store Mike's old dining room set

Downstairs bathroom
1. Re-paint
2. Fix shower
3. Replace vanity

Dining Room
1. Re-upholster chairs

1. Repair paint around window
2. Install blinds
3. Replace oven
4. Replace microwave

1. Figure out how to solve dryer vent issue

Master Bedroom
1. Replace carpet
2. Figure out cables and fix
3. Install ceiling fan after figuring out how to go through attic  (aka Hire handyman)
4. Replace closet doors
5. Purchase new furniture

Gray guest bedroom
1. Need: Bedside table, dresser, curtains

Striped guest room
1. Re-paint
2. Replace carpet

1. Install roof vents to cool interior

I'll re-post this and cross things off as they happen.  Hopefully soon!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Delicious, little treat

I don't bake, but these have two ingredients so I figured even I couldn't mess them up. At 2.5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus each, they're a GREAT new find. They taste like angel food cake blueberry muffins. Will be SO good with a little bit of lowfat milk or Lactaid in my case. Oh and the recipe calls for light blueberry filling, but I didn't see any at the store. I adjusted the PointsPlus value considering that I used regular filling.

1) Angel food cake mix (15 box)
2) Blueberry pie filling (22 oz can)

Easy peasy instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Combine cake mix and pie filling in a bowl
3) Pour mixture into ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish
4) Bake for 30 minutes
5) Cool and cut into 24 pieces

These little treats are sticky, but who cares?!

Friday, June 10, 2011



Listening to

(In Everlasting Rum)


Wishing for

In the menu queue

Monday, June 6, 2011

Grilled Flank Steak w/ Tomatoes and Onions

I feel like I use FB as my blog, so there's nothing ever to share here but recipes. This one was SO good and lent itself to leftovers the next day. Perfect for summer.

Doesn't look so good, but it was deeeelish! We used white onion because the red onions at Giant Eagle looked old and scary. Here's the link for the recipe:

Wow, that's lazy. I didn't even list out the ingredients and instructions here. Sorry, but that's about all I can do on this sleepy Monday morning.

Here are the important nutritional details:
Servings: 6-8* • Serving Size: 3 oz steak, 1/2 cup salad • WW Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 167.5 • Fat: 8.3 g • Protein: 18 g • Carb: 4.7 g • Fiber: 1 g • Sugar: .5 g