Thursday, February 11, 2010

Room Redocoating This site is amazing! I was able to turn this kind of layout planning: ...Into this: !!!
Ok now for the tough part: I'm switching rooms in my house to one about 2 feet wider! Although it is in the front of the house and one wall is almost entirely window! [single paned :( ... side note, if you put a layer of bubble wrap on it, its like intant sound and temperature insulation...or so I hope the worldwideweb is correct on this!]
Can you help me pick which layout to use? I'm not a huge fan of the desk (big white square) or the bed right under the window (red square shown in example B) but I'll do what I have to do.
In picture E, I took one of the small black squares (acually a tall narrow bookshelf and layed it on its side, stacking the "brown couch" bookshelf on top of it (its designed to do that) which is why those pieces aren't shown in that layout. The tan square is my dresser. The bottom right corner is the entry door (right side) and close door (bottom side).
And, I just noticed, the 3-box black/brown "couch" (my bookshelf) is designed in all these shots as if it is laying long-ways on the ground (looks nice under the window). It can stand upright (as it is in my current room) and only take up about 1/2 the length.

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Its like the Food Network in here" - Howard

My brother Nathan is bailing on the USA for the next 6 months!!! I'll really miss him! He is getting really good at making all kinds of good foods so before he left I wanted to show him how to make one of my favorites - Chicken Parmesan.

I love the kind of meal ordeal where everyone helps prepare the food. In this case, we modified our own red sauce, using onions, peppers, spices, garlic, a little jar-bought sauce and some plain tomato sauce simmered on the stove for a couple hours. YUM.

Then we breaded the chicken (tragedy of tragedies: ran out of shredded parmesan, so didn't have as much as I wanted in there), pan fried the outside, and baked the chicken.

We also made our on pasta, which was a first for Nathan but a repeat feat for me. I still can't get the noodles thin enough. Next time I'll try with less dough each time. (Note: the noodles reheated in boiling water the next day were

Overall, the meal was a big YUM!!!! Jess even brought over some delicousl bread to soak up some of the sauce. Yum yum yum. Oh and the boys made Ghiradelli brownies for dessert. Can't go wrong with those!!!