It’s official folks. We are big bad homeowners of a money pit.
Just kidding. It’s not a money pit. That’s just what my father keeps calling it. But we’re not taking it personally, he calls every home a money pit.
We’ve official spent a full 24 hours in the house and nothing has fallen apart. Yet!
Can I just say I am loving all of this space! It just goes on and on and on…
Seriously though. I actually had to yell to find the hubby earlier. He was in the house but I couldn’t see him. That’s so foreign to us!
Background info: we’ve spent the past year and a half in a very…. quaint…. studio apartment. Just one room with our bed”room”, kitchen area, and living room . Alllll within about two feet of each other.
So yeah, a normal-sized house is like a mansion to us.
I’m thinking we may need to celebrate with a game of hide and seek, just for the fact that there are actually places to hide.
I’ve moved several times in my life and every time it is a huge, nasty pain. So I knew what to expect.
The hubby on the other hand, this was his first move. So he started out with loads of energy and excitement.
By the end of the day, he was swearing up and down we’d never move again. “We’ll build on if we have to, completely remodel, but we are never ever moving again”.
I must say though, I am already falling in love with this house. And not just because it’s like a whole new world after our previous residence. I really love it. It just feels like home.
Is that such a female thing to say?
And can I say something regarding how utterly amazing it is to have some real genuine privacy??
See, the studio apartment was in fact above a dentist’s office. To get to our door you had to walk through the office and break room.
On top of having to drag my embarrassingly large amount of groceries through an office full of employees and strangers, I was always trying my best to tread lightly, only listen to music with headphones in, and cooked with the added stress of worrying that a burning crumb might send the entire office building up in an alarmed frenzy.
Which actually happened just a couple of weeks ago and led me into a total towel-waving panic.
Conclusion: personal space is a beautiful thing.
But about this ice cream! Devil’s Cheesecake. In case you couldn’t tell, it’s a new take on classic cheesecake with a devil’s food twist.
This ice cream though I made in honor of my father who’s chocolate obsession possibly rivals mine. Hard to believe. But true.
This ice cream is unique, extremely flavorful, and downright tasty. If you like cheesecake and devil’s food anything at all, you’re probably going to be very happy with a big bowl of this stuff.
Ahhhhhh…. life is good.
Here I am, sitting on my comfy couch in the new house, shamelessly devouring the new dessert I made tonight (recipe coming soon!).
It’s basically wonderful.
Now that we finally have our own place with an actual backyard ( and a fantastic deck I might add), I am really dying to throw a summer barbecue.
So I’ve gathered a few (okay more than a few… a plethora) of really amazing looking recipes that I’m gonna have to narrow down in the upcoming days before I throw the house-warming barbecue.
And since I was rounding up all these great recipes anyway, I thought I’d share them with you so you can benefit too.
Now the only thing that could make this night any better is if I could convince the hubby to get my ice cream from the freezer and give me a little foot massage. . .
I can dream right?
Appetizers & Sides
Desserts & Treats
And guess what?? THREE featured recipes from Creme de la Crumb this week!! Check them out!
Thank you so much to Chef in Training for featuring my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches, Be Betsy for featuring my White Butterscotch Muddy Buddies and to Anyonita Nibbles for featuring my Summer Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream!
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Remember how last week was really crazy and stressful because I had a project due, a midterm, we bought a house and moved in, and my brother moved out of state?
And how the worst thing imaginable happened?
Pierre broke down.
Pierre is my camera. My beloved canon 7D. He broke.
Seriously, my worst nightmare.
There I was, about to take a shot from the perfect angle of some delicious chilled oreo fudge (oh my gosh so good) and bam. Pierre totally goes dark, nothing will work, and I’m in a total panic.
I tried everything in the book. (And everything on the web…) Nothing fixed him. I even replaced his “brain” battery.
I must’ve spent 3 hours trying to revive him.
But dead he stayed.
So I spent the next hour making lengthy and frustrating phone calls all over the country to Canon help technicians trying to get the matter resolved.
In the end they said I’d need to ship Pierre to their manufacturing site out of state.
In total desperation and in the hopes that I might get him fixed quicker, I took him to a shop in downtown Salt Lake City that came highly recommended.
I “checked” him in to their care and spent a really miserable weekend gorging myself on some incredible desserts that need to be photographed and shared with the world.
But alas they are gone. And unphotographed. So I must make them again. (Aw shucks.)
I am praying to heaven that they can fix Pierre PRONTO. Because quite honestly I’m running out of photographed recipes to post!!
Thankfully, these Dreamcicle Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches were already in my repertoire. Phew!
They truly are so dreamy. The cookies are soft and chewy with loads of white chocolate morsels so you’re sure to get some in every bite. They are amazingly delicious all by their lonesome really. But paired with the vanilla bean ice cream… ah! Heaven in my mouth.
And so perfect for summer. I insist that you make a batch of these, kick off your sandals, and lay on a blanket on the grass enjoying these dreamy little babies. Go on, do it for heaven’s sake! You’ll be sure to thank me later.
I really love me some lime. Lime anything really.
Is there anything you can’t add lime to and be totally glad that you did?
I can’t think of one thing that would fit in that category.
And today I’ve got lime on the brain for sure.
So I’ve compiled a few incredibly tasty-looking lime desserts that I am dying to make.
Won’t you take a look and enjoy them with me?? We should have an all-things-lime party and just make them all yeah??
Please pin individual recipes from their original sources, thank you.
I am going to be MIA for a day, the hubby and I are going down to Lake Powell ( LOVE love love Lake Powell!) with the fam and because of our moving situation and my camera crisis, I don’t have any recipes of my own to share with you today 🙁
But don’t you worry! I’ve gathered up a few of my favorites from this week for you to drool over and I’ll be back PRONTO to bring you more goodies from Creme de la Crumb! Happy Friday!!!
(Um, holy yum!!!!!)
(And she does it again with a deliciously classic flavor combo…)
(I NEED these. Please someone make them for me!!!)
(These look super super delicious and easy which is a huge bonus!!)
(What the… where have these been all of my life?!?!?! GENIUS!!!)
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now! Enjoy your weekend and I’ll be back before you even miss me!!!
Oh wait, you miss me already?
Well I’ll be back VERY VERY soon!! Like, in two days! You can wait that long. Promise.
Ta ta for now!!!