Friday, June 28, 2013

Have a party in your mouth

So I made this dessert and I had a huge party in my mouth. You guys, it is so delicious and fluffy and summery and not incredibly fattening, but definitely fattening haha.

Chocolate Lasagna

holy. delicious.
  • 1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
  • 6 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cold milk
  • 1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
  • 2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
  • 3 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


  1. Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
  2. Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
  3. Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
  4. In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
  5. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.
Thank you :o)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Redo or 3

 I have been wanting to redo our headboard, footboard, and dresser for like a year now, but I knew we were moving and I didn't want anything to happen to it. We made it to Ohio and I figured now would be a good time to do it even though we are moving again next month, it's not a cross country move, so hopefully things will stay as they are. For the last few weeks this has been my project.

I am so bad about taking before and after photos so here is an almost before of the dresser. The bed has the same wood look..

isn't it so pretty!? I love it! I have big plans for  our bedroom when I get it completely put together I will have to show a picture of the whole room...probably won't be for a while :o)

This is a dresser we bought from craigslist for Evan and this little night stand  (below) came with it. It looked exactly like this and we wanted to have a nightstand in our room, so I revamped it as well.

cute, eh?

I used chalk paint. You use 2 TBSP water and 4 TBSP of plaster of paris and mix it up until smooth then add 2 cups of paint. I think for all of this I used 6-8 cups of paint and I have no idea what I'm going to paint with my last cup I mixed up, but I can't waste it...I just can't because I hate wasting things. I had to do 2-3 coats of paint on each piece. Wait at least 2 hours in between coats. I plan on making some runners out of some kind of patterned yellow fabric for the tops of the dresser and nightstand. I only want a vase  with yellow flowers on top of the dresser with the runner. I have plans for another canvas project to go over the bed. I haven't painted a canvas in 6 years, but I loved the one I painted that hangs in my living room, so I'm excited for another.

We found a place in Columbus that has 3 year old soccer teams. We hope to get him involved in the spring, he would love it. He kicked his puppy out and now sleeps with his soccer ball- that's how much he loves to play.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

I made some things- dress, car seat blanket, and a baby

If you put band aids on owies they will be remembered forever! Seriously, he still points to his knees and says, "owie!" haha

the baby making is old news, but I'm 24 weeks! I love being pregnant. I love the way my body changes. I love that I'm growing a tiny human!

Evan knows his letters and how to count to 20, so we are starting to count higher now and we are learning out letter sounds!

Fresh picked strawberries from the garden. My family has always put sugar over strawberries and let them sit a while and they make their own sauce, but since I have a really hard time adding processed sugar to something perfectly healthy I made my own shortcake sauce: puree strawberries and add some honey...delightful!

Evan eats a strawberry straight from the vine daily.

I made a car seat blanket. I debated about making it because I thought well this one stays in the car seat and I'm going to want one when I take her out so what's the point in making this when I will have to carry one with me anyway, but my huns convinced me I should for all the times she won't come out of the car seat (grocery store) and because, "she'll be nice and cozy riding in the car."- love my husband.

so I added a receiving blanket to another blanket to make it a little heavier and then cut slits where all the belts go.

Greg didn't like the idea of a hood because he worries it will go on her face, so I just put the little cushion deal back in over the blanket. The blanket is still thin enough that it doesn't alter the position of the baby at all

this is the invisible baby all wrapped up.

I made our girl a dress. I want to make her blessing dress, so this was a trial to see if I could really do it. I did this without a patter, so I think if I have a pattern I could totally do it. I just lined it up with another dress to get the right size and then did my own thing with it. I'm pretty sure she won't be able to wear this dress unless I fix it and add some things. my sleeves are too far off the shoulders and one looks different than the other and I was to add some ruffles on the chest part.