posted by Saidah Washington on Decor
I think my husband and I are bonafide weekend warriors now.
These days we're working on building a ground level deck under our two-story deck.
We did a whole lot of Googling before we started and are using a mix of techniques to build our deck.
It was a little tough getting the frame level, but we did it.
We did run into some snafus like, assembling the entire frame, only to realize that although the wood is treated it's still not intended for ground contact.
Yeah...I read that as I was cutting the last piece of wood to create to the frame.
Instead of adding posts to raise the deck above the ground, we simply covered the ground below the deck with landscaping fabric.
Once we got the frame back in place, we created a rock perimeter around the deck to keep deter snakes and small animals from burroghing under the deck.
The entire project cost us about $250 including lumber and rocks.
Because this is pressure treated wood we won't paint it right away. It will need about six months to dry out and expand. After that, we'll paint both decks white.
In the meantime, we'll work on styling and decorating the deck. I'll share our progress in a few days.
posted by Saidah Washington on Recipes
One of the first things I want to bake are some cookies. My kids take lunch to school and fresh homemade cookies in their lunch boxes says, "love".
So I scoured the web for some ideas and I narrowed my choices down to the ten that were the most drool worthy. My choices are based on texture and ingredients. I included a combination of crunchy, soft, chewy, oo-ey and gooey.
Here's the cookies that made my list of the top 10 drool worth cookie recipes.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Raspberry
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Big Chocolate Chip Cookie
Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chip Cookie
Oreo Surprise Cookies
Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies
Scottish Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Didn't I tell you they were drool worthy?
And just in case you need a kid friendly meal idea, here's an after school snack my kids just love.
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