Lightbulbs and Limes

Happy Monday, everyone! This last weekend went by way too fast. I didn’t get much accomplished on my redo list this weekend, just the usual runs to the bank, pharmacy, cleaners, grocery store, etc. Really blah stuff! Mr. did all the yard work early yesterday afternoon and then we hung out by the pool for the rest of our Sunday.

I did change out two lights in the master bathroom. I am changing them to LED lights as they burn out, since there are 12 and cost $12.98 each! Who wants to spend $150+ on light bulbs at one time? Not me! In the end, it will be worth it. LED lasts so much longer, they’re bright, and they don’t put off any heat when burning.

We also picked limes from our Key Lime tree yesterday.

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Therefore, I think it’s time to make Key Lime Pie, don’t you? My mom gave me a really easy recipe a couple of years ago. So if you’re inspired to make your own Key Lime Pie, here you go…

                                   KEY LIME PIE

Graham cracker crust

4 eggs – separate yolks from whites

1 can Eagle Brand milk

1/2 cup lime juice

     1. Bake pie crust. (I bake mine at 375 for five minutes)

     2. Mix egg yolks, milk and juice together. Pour in baked pie crust.

     3. Bake pie (again) at 325 for 15 minutes.

                                   MERINGUE

Egg Whites

4 T sugar

     While pie is baking:

     1. Beat egg whites until stiff, adding in one T sugar at a time.

Add meringue to pie and bake (again) at 325 for 15-20 minutes. (depending on how brown you want your meringue)

I’m not a big meringue fan, and  would much rather have the homemade whipped cream Mr. makes on top of my pie.

Embrace the sink!

The makeovers have begun!  The kitchen is almost finished (minus countertops and a sink which will come later), but the guest bathroom is finished.  Well… not exactly.  The seashell sink is still hanging around!  We plan on replacing the countertop/sink in the bathroom when we install the countertops in the kitchen.  But in the meantime, I absolutely love it!  Or should I say, I love the color turquoise… and anything beachy or coastal.  So really, the seashell sink fits right in.  Therefore, I shall embrace the sink until I no longer can or have to!

       Guest Bath After (7)

Guest Bath After (5)

Guest Bath After (4)

In case you have forgotten what the bathroom looked like before, here you go.

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I know!  Hideousness at its finest, right?

This makeover was really simple and quick.  You see….I just painted over that hideous wallpaper!  The wallpaper in this house was glued on when the house was built in 1993 and it’s still glued on!!  That paper-beast was not going to come off without damage to the sheetrock.  Believe me, I tried!  So, I took the advice of the kitchen expert at Lowe’s and painted over those ugly flowers!!  :0)  I primed and painted the cabinet one day and the walls the next.  I also put cheap, stick-on, vinyl tiles in the bottom of the cabinet under the sink, as there is some type of damage or stains in the bottom of every cabinet in this house.  Mr. replaced the faucet and cabinet hardware, changed out the light switches (all of them in the house are NASTY and are in the process of being changed out),  installed a new paper holder & towel ring, and helped me hang the “new” mirror.  I then hung the picture and yellow, towel holder.

What a difference a little paint can make!