It’s been a long day but our house is going on the market ASAP and I’m so excited and nervous!! I feel like selling is going to be easier than buying. Knock on wood! (The wood of our house!)
You guys asked for a few staging photos. My goal was to make things as clean, simple and organized as possible from the inside out. Buyers open all closets and drawers!! Here are a handful of photos I took – click to enlarge!
Pressure washed exterior and walkway/driveway made a WORLD of a difference. Who knew it was white under there!?
Door repair (it was falling off)
Cleaned up yard and weeded garden and mulched front yard areas
Hand-painted terrace top [mailbox too]
Organized + clear garage and pantry
CLEAN bathrooms (including ceiling!)
Fancy products on display
Cleaned + thinned all shelves
Bathroom remodels – new shower door, fixtures, hardware and floor
Countertops clear of all cosmetics (Meghann, you need this lesson!)
Drawers super organized
Closets are all thinned and organized and mostly empty to appear BIG
OK, that’s most of it!! We spent just over $2,000 on everything and the house is in tip-top shape (that includes replacing wood rot outside and pressure washing the whole house too). Hoping in this market it sells no problem!!
On to the FOOD!
Afternoon snack was consumed once I got home. Blood orange, kiwi, Biscoff and almonds.
This was my first time eating a blood orange. They gross me out! But Kelsey gave us 2 so I tried it. Once I pretended it was a plum or something and not blood it wasn’t bad at all
[Insert realtor meeting here!]
Dinner was on Bob!
We needed something that could simmer away during our meeting and be ready in a heartbeat so this Vegi Soup Mix was perfect.
I followed the instructions – but used a little less water because we like thicker soups – and it turned out awesome! Simmered for almost two hours on low and was a very thick split pea soup consistency when we were ready to eat. We left out all seasonings and veggies and just used the soup base and added our own seasonings to each bowl!
Mine had cinnamon, salt, turmeric, red pepper flakes and garam masala
I was expecting this soup to be a big goupy split pea mess, but it turned out to have a fantastic texture!! There are green peas, yellow peas, barley, lentils and little tiny pasta shapes and the grains turned out to be perfectly chewy!! It was like eating wheatberries in oats. SO FUN to chew!
A hunk of bread + butter on the side
We gobbled it down in the living room while watching Jenny McCarthy’s Biography!
We have TONS of leftovers!
After dinner I had a chocolate to review! This week is all about chocolate. Clearly. This is a Q.bel vegan wafer dark chocolate – 70% cacao.
It was good! I love wafer (remember those tri-colored wafer packs? I could eat 10 of those!) and I liked the layer of chocolate ganache-like stuff in the middle. My only qualm is that this tiny bar is 90 calories! A bit much for such a small bite. It comes in a pack of 2. But if you’re a vegan and have a hard time finding suitable chocolates – I do recommend the taste!! Yummy.