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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shelves and a Frittata ♥♥♥

Hey hey everyone,
Isn't this a fantastic time of the year.? We are having such awesome weather now that the wind has stopped blowing. Just beautiful......a little cool but not COLD yet.
 Some of you may remember that a few months back, Mr. Sweet and I built a wall
of BOOKSHELVES for our daughter, STACY.

She had wanted some like mine
and her daddy said,
 "Well, we'll build you some, little girl."
and, we did.

Our shelves are on one end of the livingroom and that section is known as
THE LIBRARY.....!!  :))  

 ...her daddy, mama, hubby and youngest cutie boy joined in the fun.

THEN, her house was hit by softball size hail with a 90 mile an hour wind driving them.
Really tore her lovely house up.
So, the shelves went "on hold" for awhile. 
They were finished and primed when the storm hit but had to stay
in the shop until the house was repaired.
After having new hardwood floors installed, we were ready to PAINT....
and INSTALL those awesome shelves.
  Here they are, all painted and drying.
Stacy and I painted for a couple of days as we are using oil based paint and it takes a good 24 hours to dry between coats.
They are lookin' mighty fine....:)

 THEY worked....
I took pictures....
 Not a picture to do them justice...taken with phone and at night, I think.
But, they do look so pretty in her beautiful room and she is so proud of them.
That in itself makes her daddy and I VERY happy.
When I got home from her house, I decided to make a Frittata for our dinner.
Frittatas are good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all in between. :)

I forgot to take a photo of mine before I cut it....

Mine looked like this except for the spinach.
The following photos ARE my Frittata.....
It was REALLY good.
The wonderful thing about a Frittata is that you can use just about ANYthing
you want.....or have on hand.
My version: (and I seldom MEASURE anything.....sorry)
6 eggs
3/4 cup grated Extra SHARP CHEDDAR
large tablespoon of SOUR CREAM
diced Anaheim pepper, green onions and diced potatoes, sauteed in butter,
then added to the egg mixture.
Crumbled BACON
A small handful FLOUR
Course ground black pepper
Salt to taste
Sprinkling of RED PEPPER flakes
Mixed it all and poured into deep dish glass pie plate
350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until center is firm when shaken.

It was so good and really hit the spot after a day of blessed work....
with my girl. ♥ ♥ ♥
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Vee said...

Oh they came out fantastically! Parents like you are good to know. =)

LV said...

Talent tends to run in your family. You hit the jackpot with your Mr.Sweet. He is very good at wood working and you are an amazing cook.

Elizabeth said...

The book shelves are wonderful! Think I may have to try that fritata!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What great bookshelves! I know they mean a lot to her, especially since they are custom made by family.

Donnie said...

We have a handy son who makes all my projects. The shelves really finish off her room and adds lots of storage. I bookmarked that frittata for dinner one night this week and will think of you when I make it. Yum.

everythingsewing said...

I am a newbie, have been following but have not commented. So here I come out from my shyness. The shelves are just beautiful.

I have fallen in love with black and white with a touch of red. So that will be how I do my new decorating.


Madeline's Album said...

The shelves are really nice and they do look good in her house. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Feral Turtle said...

They are awesome! Good job to all of you. Looks like you had a great team! Cheers.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those shelves are gorgeous beyond words! We really need some like that in our house. Can you come to our place next? Haha :)

Your frittata looks yummy! They are a great way to use up eggs when our hens are on a laying spree in the spring/summer.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK For the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh my! I'm so glad all were safe after such a nasty storm. And don't those bookshelves look grand! I once had a house with a tiny library and LOVED it. Maybe someday again I will. We shall see. Happy Rednesday and Merry Christmas :)

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

The book shelves look great. That fritata is looking delicious. You are the same way I am. When I'm just cooking (not baking) I kind of go by taste and looks instead of measurements. Sometimes I get more of a surprise than I bargained for that way.

Debby said...

Yum Yum. How sweet of you and the Mr. to make such great shelves for your daughter.

On Crooked Creek said...

This gift from You, "Mr. Sweet, her husband and now and forever will be a "priceless treasure"!!! I'm sure everytime she passes those shelves, she'll feel wrapped in your love!!!

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White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh BJ your hubby is as talented as mine!!

Love the shelves and I'm sure your daughter loves them too!!
Don't blame you for taking them with you.
Just starting dinner and yours looks

Loretta said...

I knew you were a good mom, or shall I say super great mom! Food looks mighty tasty!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those shelves are wonderful! Your daughter is lucky to have such a handy Mom and Dad! Hugs, Linda

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Beautiful shelves... Both.

I'm so glad you are taking yours with you. That's the beauty of not having them built in. :-)

Oh my but that looks deeeeeelish!!! :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The shelves look beautiful BJ, I'm sure they'll be treasured! That frittata looks mighty good too:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Y'all did a great job on the bookshelves. So nice of y'all to do that for her.

Gina said...

You are so talented...the shelves are beautiful! Wish I had some of your frittata right now.

Linda Chapman said...

I loved this post! Loved the shelves! Loved the frittata! But I could NOT get past that photo on your driveway with that GORGEOUS RV sitting there!!! I think I may be drooling a little bit......

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful shelving unit. She must be blown away. How sad about her house though! That is really awful.

Your food looks great! Makes me hungry indeed- xo Diana

Rita said...

These shelves area a work of art; loved reading this; so happy everyone is fine even with that storm. Nothing beats a frittata. Yous guys should start a business.

Debbie said...

I would love some shelves like that! I think they came out just wonderfully. (I remember that storm that hit her house.)

Believe it or not, I have never had a frittata. I need to remedy that, don't I?

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Oh my goodness! The shelves are fab and the frittata looks yummy!

kitty said...

We do anything for our kids, don't we bj? Those shelves are beauties and I know your daughter loves them to pieces. Your frittata looks mighty tasty.

Pondside said...

Lucky gal to have Dad come and build such good-looking shelves!
Congrats on your Ramsign win! I am still waiting for my big rock. Every time my husband goes down to pick it up he gets into a nice long conversation with our friend who has the rocks (excavating company) and they end up going off to look at machinery or something, and he comes home with an empty truck. Methinks I'll have to go next time!

Patty Patterson said...

I love the bookshelves! Someday, I want shelves just like them in my extra bedroom. It's just not an extra bedroom yet, because my son is still at home, but when he decides to move out - I want wall to wall bookshelves on one wall - for books and toys for the grandkids. It's going to be my children's library. :-) Kids who are exposed to lots and lots of books always turn out to be good readers!

Anonymous said...

Hey I want a bookshelf too,reacon yall could send me a Christmas present,since yall would be mailing/shipping,you can down size a tad-bit,teehehehehe.

Bj you asked the color of my walls,we painted all the interior walls the same color,it's called WASHED KHAKI ...thanks for noticing..:)

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

The shelves are wonderful, and I know your daughter is grateful and thrilled. So sorry about the damage to her home, and happy to hear that it has been repaired.
I love frittata! That looks delicious!

Sue said...

I admire the shelves you and your husband so lovingly made for your daughter. The Frittata you made looks good and now I want to go eat dinner. Stopping by from Thursdays Favorite Things.

Katherines Corner said...

they look terrific!!! I have always wanted a wall of shelves for books. So happy you can take yours with you too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo p.s. I love fritatas, your look delish

Miz Helen said...

Hi B.J.,
What a wonderful gift for your daughter, she is one blessed girl to have parents like you two! Your Frittata looks like a great dish, we would love it! I love you in the Santa Cap, cute! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

~ Liz ~ said...

Nicely done. A family affair with a huge helpin' of love thrown in. Love it!