You know how I know today will be a good day? It's 9:07am Friday morning and I've already had a piece of bittersweet dark chocolate AND I'm sipping on a mocha. Now that my friends, is a GREAT way to start your Friday morning! HAPPY FRIDAY!
Since Brent has the Fire Academy every day of his life and is never home on the weekends I've been doing a bit of decorating with my free time. Yes, it's long overdue and still not done. So far, I've only decorated the night stands...and added a bit to the mantel, but it still needs work. I mean, lots of paint....
I especially like the candle/rock situation I have going on. I put it in a glass vase of some sort (saw this at Pottery Barn) and added a few rocks! My nightstand is now complete...and yes the picture frame has a picture in it now. However, Brent's nightstand needs a new frame (I'm getting a matching white one of course) and I think a few vintage books...that will spice his up. I also gave him a choice, flower or candle...duh, he choose candle. BUT, now seeing the two night stands on each side of the bed, I still feel his needs a flower despite the fact that he has a candle. A vase will spontaneous appear in a few weeks on his stand, I doubt he'll notice (fingers crossed!).
Here's the lovely fireplace/mantel. It's a work in progress as far as I'm concerned. I do have GREAT news to report! I have been given an explicit GO AHEAD on painting this bad boy. YES, I said it.....it will no longer look HIDEOUS!!! But I digress, almost every single person that comes into our home loves this damn thing, antiqued and weirdo looking. Brent loves the damn thing. I however, HATE and LOATHE it. Ask Brent, we had a serious argument about the mantel before we moved in. I know, not normal right? I hate it THAT much. I almost did not move in. It was honestly close, and that's not a joke. I was 100% willing to forgo living with fabulous man over this heinous piece. It's like a little boy covered in grime and stinky from catching tad poles that is constantly poking me 24/7, asking me, why, why, why, why, why to everything I say. THAT is how annoying it is for me to see this everyday. It's good Brent has the patience of a Saint, or more for that matter, it's me we're talking about. And, he successfully talked me down. He helped me see the logical side of the situation, thus I conceded...but only under the condition that there was some ray of hope that the gross fireplace could POTENTIALLY be painted.
On a different note, I created a pizza that should be shared with everyone! I found the recipe on The Crepes of Wrath, but I modified it a bit due to the short amount of time I had to pull this dinner off.
It was fantastic! I used naan instead of pizza dough, which saved me many many long hours of waiting, rising, kneading etc. I home made the pizza sauce with aid of the recipe, but I added my own touch too. I then put dry salami, mozzarella slices, grated cheese, Roma tomato slices, Bella mushrooms, and basil leaves at the end. They came out with a perfectly crunchy/soft crust and fabulously combined flavors. It was a home run. Brent LOVED the pizza. Cha CHING! I know, I'm money! hahaha. But really, I highly suggest this little concoction, it's very easy and extremely scrumptious, you are sure to impress with this dish!!!