Wednesday, September 24, 2008

...and still more home improvements

Can you guess what's going on? My parents are coming to visit for the first time since we replaced the siding...and...basically, Tavo and I have became crazy HGTV-esque banshees because we are introducing our parents this weekend (and we want to be showered with praise for all our hard work)

So, as its Wednesday night, we're getting down to the last projects. Here is our completed house (my apologies--its dark out!)

Tavo was super busy doing our shelves. We have an odd little alcove in our bedroom, and it just makes more sense to have shelves there than large dressers taking up space in the main part of the room.

Tavo also decided that the huge, homemade bookshelf my old roommate left with me should be moved into our main room. He moved the shelf AND our books!
....and we saw that my old roommate didn't bother to move the shelf when he decided to paint the room...(and we aren't going to paint over it--we both just like it)

And of course, we ate my ALL TIME FAVORITE MEAL! Our friend, Pepé, came over to work on our ancient desktop--so I set up everything for "make your own pizza station" Which turned out to be a silly waste of time, because everyone wanted EVERY topping. Here's the goods:

Tavo catching me using the "secret ingredient" (kroger crushed tomatoes)

"No babe!! Get a pic of the vegetables!!" (caramelized onions, mushrooms sauteed in wine, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and black olives) mozzarella and fresh grated parmesan waited in the fridge..

I chopped up some garlic for the top...everyone wanted that, too.


tommie said...

I am so impressed with your pizza skills! We have pizza at least once a week. Yours always leave me drooling.

Your yellow is a bit darker than mine, I love it! What color is it?

TavoLini said...

Tommie!! You're so fast :) Are you talking about the room with the bookshelf (and the flying frog?) Its a dark gold called, "Midas Touch." It is one shade darker than, "Curry Sauce." (got to love paint names)

doggybloggy said...

do you mind having a 48 year old child with a 10 year old and a wife? I can cook and she can clean and...well he just does homework...let me know

ROCKY said...

like Ryan would say-- you heavy on da cooking skills, absolutely appetizing and i don't like mushrooms... luv u both me

TavoLini said...

Doggy--you are more than welcome! You can even paint your room whatever color you want.

There's no chinatown in walking distance, but Sweet Auburn Market is. I guarantee you will find a cut of meat you've never cooked before there.

Rocky--Thanks!! We can definitely leave off mushrooms for you :)

buffalodick said...

Pizza looked great! So does the house!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm seriously craving pizza now. Yum!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I WANT that pizza! Well that and for MY parents to visit so I can be as productive as you. :)

Beth said...

oh goodlord!!! What is it with you people and yout food??? You are killing me!!! I want pizza now REALLY BAD!!! but not just any pizza.....THAT pizza!!!

and I love the color of your house....AND the Obama sign in the yard! ;)

pinknest said...

that painting around the bookshelf thing was hilarious. hahahaha. and those pizzas look awesome! i find that always happens when you set up selections...everyone wants all of it!

Cynthia said...

I can't wait to see the outside in daylight. Hope everyone is having a great time.

ROCKY said...

okay to g: so i heard the folks had a great time and your inlaws are just wonderful, to J: your people jos! are the talk about the comely aspect of the dining establishment, "muy bonito" "tan lindo" "hermoso", ... do tell, do tell, how many other secrets do you hold unbeknowst to us?... "cuisine connoisseur", chef extraordinaire", "hospitable entertainer", "michaelangelesque pigment applier", "trapeze artiste" .... a geniune good time is to be had with G/J

Love you guys, rocky

Darius T. Williams said...

LOL - I'm loving the pizza! And the pics are beautiful!


Maggie said...

Oh man, I hate finding spots people avoided painting. That and people who paint over outlets drive me crazy!

Hey did you get that flying frog in Royal Oak? I have a miniture one just like it!

Pizza looks awesome, BTW.