Home Improvement, Life, Paint

Green paint and a little sinfonia

“Hello? What are you guys doing right now?”

That’s the call we got from my sister on Friday night before she impulsively decided to come home for the weekend so she could go get soft pretzels with the hubby.

Turns out Friday was National Pretzel Day and Emily and Brian LOVE pretzels. Their love of pretzels couldn’t be denied, so Em came home (2 + hour drive), pulled into our driveway, and hopped into our car. We drove to the mall, which is thankfully super close by, with only 3o minutes until closing so this dynamic pretzel-loving duo could get them some Auntie Anne’s. Now that is dedication to National Pretzel Day.

By the way, the got five pretzels. Yes, five.

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My weekend was off to an amazing start, obviously. On Saturday we got busy helping my MIL paint her living room. She’s been working so hard to redo this room and the transformation is almost complete!

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She chose “Sage Tint” for her walls, and they look beautiful. They especially pop off the bright white ceiling we painted a month ago.

Green Paint

All that is left is to paint the trim, then she can move her furniture back into her beautiful room.

Now don’t hate me Robin, but I had to share this picture of you and Brian. You both look adorable and so happy, even though we were all covered in paint.

Robin and the hubby

Although… maybe I was just covered in paint. You both look remarkably clean!

Once the room was painted, we scurried home so I could clean up and run out the door again. This time, to my little brother’s final elementary school concert.

Elliott plays the violin and has done so since he was 4 years old. I can’t believe how talented he is.

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I was super impressed by the entire strings ensemble (not sure if that is what they are actually called…). We celebrated afterward by having a delicious dinner at the Melting Pot!

I’ll save my Sunday project for tomorrow, but as you can tell… our weekend was packed! I am still super tired. Good thing next weekend will be super relaxing…. oh wait. No it won’t! Who am I kidding though, relaxing weekends aren’t my style 🙂

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

 

 

 

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Recipes

Faux chocolate covered pretzels

It is a rare occurrence for me to post about food on my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I love food. A lot. Too much, even. But I am not big into cooking elaborate meals, and I’m even less into baking. My meals and treats need to be delicious and quick! Still, my sister and I made the cutest, yummiest, easiest treats for Easter, so I just had to share.

Recipe: Faux chocolate covered pretzels

Ingredients

  • Square pretzels
  • Hershey Kisses
  • m&ms

OK, so like I said, this recipe is super easy. And, it only calls for three ingredients. It’s basically perfect.

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  3. Spread your pretzels out on your baking sheet. We used as many pretzels as we had Hershey kisses.
  4. Unwrap your kisses and place one on top of each pretzel.
  5. Once all of your pretzels are covered, pop your baking sheet into the oven for about 5 minutes. (We watched ours pretty closely and tried to get Remmy to partake. He wasn’t so interested.)
  6. Once your kisses look like they are shiny and glazed, take them out of the oven and start adding your m&ms.
  7. Press down the m&ms so the melty kiss spreads over most of the pretzel.
  8. Put your baking tray into the fridge to help the chocolate harden again.
  9. Enjoy your delicious treats!

Our treats were a big hit at our Easter celebration and were the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Next time, I want to try using either a rolo or a caramel-filled kiss and maybe a different type of candy on top. All in all, this whole dessert took 15 minutes from start to finish and was so yummy! If you like chocolate covered pretzels, you should definitely try this out.

I hope you all had a relaxing and wonderful Easter/Passover/weekend!