The Real-Life “Up” Movie House

October 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm (links)

You’ve seen Up, right? A quality Pixar film that I loved, but not one I can watch over and over – it’s got some sad moments and an overall somewhat melancholy/bittersweet mood.

This, however, made me exceedingly happy: there’s a builder in Utah who built a replica, full size, actual house from the movie. See for yourself:

Up house

Their chairs from the movie:
Chairs

And their mailbox out front:
Mailbox

The rest of the pictures are here.

I’m now brainstorming what fictional house I want… Father of the Bride house? I Love Lucy’s Connecticut house? How about you – what would you pick?

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Best of Pinterest: Oct 2

October 2, 2011 at 8:00 am (links)

Things that have caught my eye recently on Pinterest:

Source: etsy.com via Stacey on Pinterest



I love celebrating birthdays but I’m not good at remembering them. I need this to help me out!

Source: smittenkitchen.com via Stacey on Pinterest



In my ongoing quest to find parts of fall/winter that I’m happy about… tomato soup with cheese on top? I can get on board with that.

Source: ohafternoonsnacks.com via Stacey on Pinterest



I want these, for my kitchen, SO BADLY. I love the top left and bottom right – they make me smile so much!

Source: team-t-adventures.blogspot.com via Stacey on Pinterest



Orange chicken is one of my favorite dishes, but I haven’t found a recipe I love yet – will have to try this one! And in the crockpot? Couldn’t be easier!

What are you pinning lately?

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New Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

October 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm (recipes, resolution: 1 a week)

Source: bakedperfection.com via Stacey on Pinterest



I finally made something off Pinterest! I pin all these things, and sadly don’t get to attempt nearly as many as I’d like. But yesterday we got a dinner invite from dear friends (who just had a baby and are already having dinner guests, they rock!) and they said they’d provide dinner if we provided dessert. Deal! So when I got home from work I browsed through the dessert recipes I’d pinned, trying to find something new. Those peanut butter cup brownies you see above fit the bill – something new, but ingredients I already had.

Click on the picture to see the pin, or click here for the original website. Overall – super simple! Make brownies, don’t bake all the way, fill with melted peanut butter and chocolate chips. Verdict? AMAZING! Although my muffin tin failed me and none of the brownie cups had bottoms. They were more like brownie cookies. But, they still tasted really good!

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