Monday, July 20, 2009

Home Sweet Home and a Recipe!!!

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind! For starters, I moved into my new apartment, and my Dad came to visit for 4 days, I hung out with my family, went to the Jamie Foxx concert, am now back home to do laundry, unpack, and pack again for my trip to Dallas, Texas for Mary Kay Seminar!!!!

When I return, I have a weeklong training, while entertaining my Godmother, the Power of Life celebration with the youth at church, and then a week long stint in Mississippi!!! However will I survive this crazy schedule?

I'm sure you're dying to see the new place, and I'm dying to show it to you, but it will have to be room-by-room because my brand new living room furniture hasn't come in yet!

I went ahead and ordered the pieces that I showed you here! I can't wait to see them in my pad!! I've had such a great time decorating, and I still have a few more things to get before I consider the place 'complete.' A funny story was in the midst of moving, I looked at my Dad and told him that I wasn't moving again until I got married...he of course thought that was such a drastic statement, and that I could move as many times as I needed to! Some things never!

I have to admit, I was very apprehensive, and a little frightened about living alone, but I love it! And, it doesn't hurt that my neighbor across the hall is also my BFF!! LOL!

I took some pics of my dining room so that you can see. The bowl on the table came from Hobby Lobby, 50%'ll notice this trend here! HA! The table, my Dad got me as a housewarming gift from The Dump! It was our labor of love putting that sucker together, but I'm so happy with the way it turned out! It actually has a piece that folds into the center to extend the length! It ROCKS!

It's almost finished, I just have to flank the "believe" picture with two sconces I got from Southern Living for the house a while back.

The rest of the pics are just my wall hangings, and my little bar area! Enjoy!

I found this gem at Target today!

I got this cross at Hobby Lobby! Their crosses are 50% off right now, and I racked up!

I got this plaque at Waco's Junior League Holiday Market before I moved to Houston...actually, before I was even in the League! This is one of my most fave scriptures EVER!

The first frame on my bar is of my Dad and I on graduation day! The next plaque is an ithcus, Christian fish, and the pink, brown, and green frame I got from Hobby Lobby for 50% off! I love me some Hobby Lobby! I frequent it often!

I'll post more pictures later of the rest of my life, but I did want you to see how things are coming along! Goodnight!

P.S. I'm participating in my very first blog hop, and I've decided to leave you with my cherry pie recipe that I have! It's super simple, and the longest part of the preparation is pitting the cherries, but it's super simple with a cherry pitter!

Here's the recipe:
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
4 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
4 cups pitted cherries
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, covered.

In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand for 15 minutes. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter. Cover withtop crust, flute edges and cut vents in top. Place pie on a foil lined cookie sheet--in case of drips!

Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown!!!


Ave said...

Looks really delicious!

Corrie said...

Awh, Jarvis, you are so sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comment! I'm going to add you to my blog roll so I can check in more often! Glad to hear you are doing well in Houston. Not as exciting as Waco, but it sounds like you are staying busy! :)

The Ross' said...

very cutie Jarvis. So glad you're having a good time and enjoying the new place so far. Okay....i'm liking the table. I need to get to the dump. Sounds like you're having a great summer...and you were questioning what your were going to do w/your time!

Angie Vik said...

Greetings from Wisconsin. Found your blog while bloghopping. The cherry pie looks good. I'm not real good with pies but should learn sometime. Liked the pictures of your apartment. Enjoy.

the brown couch said...

That sure looks like a beauty of a cherry pie!

Here from the Hop!

HeatherOz said...

Yum! I love cherry pie. I've always been too afraid to make it myself but I think I might be able to handle your recipe! Thanks for sharing!