Tuesday, June 29, 2010

If You Like Tiramisu...

Then you're gonna' love these!

How good does that look?!

Not only was June 20th Father's Day, but it was also Will's birthday!

Sadly, he was flying that day, but he arrived home at 4am on the 21st and went straight to sleep, which gave me plenty of time to prepare an especially decadent breakfast for him.

Will makes the best Tiramisu (thanks to Williams-Sonoma and their delicious "Dessert" recipe book) and he is the resident breakfast-maker around here, so I definitely had a lot to live up to and I was feeling the pressure! Granted, it was entirely self imposed, but I really wanted them to turn out perfectly.

And they did.


The recipe for these Tiramisu Pancakes comes from The Ivory Hut and you must check out the post on how these pancakes came to be.

The pancakes, creamy filling, and the glaze are all made from scratch, but the directions are so easy to follow and the effort is definitely worth it!

Needless to say, Will was extremely impressed and a very happy Birthday Boy and Father!

When I grabbed my camera to snap a picture, he had already made it through 2/3 of the stack...

They were really, really yummy!

So if you like Tiramisu, you must try these!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Living With It...

My turquoise wall.

In our entryway.

I'm living with it.

For now.

Don't get me wrong, I like it.

But that's the problem.

I like it. I don't love it.

And, more than anything, I want to love it.

The way I love my family room blue.

In the morning it's such a pretty color, but by the time the afternoon sun hits it, it turns a color that I am just not a fan of.

After I got the paint up on the wall I thought...

"Ok. I'll leave it up for a week and see how I feel about it then."

And then summer vacation took over and my plans have given way to family plans.

But I wouldn't have it any other way!

I will find a solution for that wall.

I considered mixing two colors that I already have and Googled it to see if it was even a good idea. Unfortunately, what I read was just scary enough that it has kept me from moving forward with that plan.

So I have to ask...

have any of you mixed paint colors and been successful not only with the color that you ended up with, but also successful with the application of it? I read things about peeling paint and bubbles and all kinds of crazy things that can happen when you mix paint.

I'm definitely open to hearing what you have to say about that!

For now, it's back outside with the kiddos.

We've had way more rain than sun up here, so when the sun comes out to play, so do we!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Craving Turquoise...

...in a big, bad way!

I want a fun color for our entryway and it's going to come by way of turquoise...

or teal...

or aqua...

or whatever you want to call it!

Something like this...

but with a little gray in it to tone it down just a bit...

I've got my gallon of "Thunderbird" and hopefully by the end of the day my entry will have the pop of color that I've been craving.

I've got all the photos and decor in place to create the new look and feel that I want...


I just need that color!