My Lunch Fell On The Floor

December 15, 2011

More floor!!

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I couldn’t resist…and it really is the best place for photography :mrgreen:

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I can only imagine how amazing the porch is going to be in the summertime!

[Do you see our gutter on the left? The chain of upsidedown bells? The plastic gutter just didn’t go…love the modern feel of this one!]

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Lunch was a big salad plate. I was at the bakery before lunch and had a few bites of Spinach Feta and a Ginger Cookie piece off the breadboard before heading home for lunch, so I tried to make lunch smaller than normal. Sure doesn’t look any smaller!

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Salad with toast, egg cooked in the microwave (eggsploded – don’t think I’m going to ever do that again..), clem and a salad with mixed greens, carrots, avocado and tamari for dessert (=salt soaker!)

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Chug-a-lug the H20!

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Happy Afternoon!

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1 Caitlin December 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Yay for mason jars of H2O! Nightly staple for me. LOL at the “eggsplosion” pun. Pun love!

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2 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

beautiful floor! definitely nice enough to eat off of :)

and that salad looks delish.

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3 Ellie@fitforthesoul December 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

You had me there! haha I really thought the whole plate had messed up the porch or something. I really love your porch! So pretty, and as silly as it sounds, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a house with a porch. Someday~:)

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4 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

OMG I’d do anything for that gorgeous sunshine you’ve got this afternoon! (And the floor is gorgeous too, of course!)

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5 Sana December 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Gah, I can’t get over the natural light :)

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6 Alicia @beingLA December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I absolutely love your photos. They are beautiful! And that salad looks delicious :)

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7 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Your porch should be featured in a magazine it’s so gorgeous!

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8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

That’s a gutter? How friggin cool is that!? Your porch reminds me of a Better homes and gardens magazine. So so jealous.

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9 Vinay October 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I bought a Copper Cascading Leaves Rain Chain from http://www.monarchrainchains and I love it!

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10 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Oh, I love the porch. I am going to go outside and clean mine up. Yours looks so good and clean. You lunch also looks good and clean. Keep posting house pics too. I love them!

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11 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe December 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

That porch will be amazing in the summertime! And I’m loving the floor photos!

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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The floor is beautiful and I love the porch! I’m jealous! It’s going to be amazing sitting out there in the spring/summer. :) Love that salad!

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13 Lauren @ Sassy Molassy December 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

That floor and entire porch is BEAUTIFUL! That will be a perfect place to laze around and read a good book and sip on a drink come summertime. Mmm…

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14 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl December 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Because of you… I did stick all my grains, pastas, and bread crumbs in mason jars.;)

Lunch looks great and healthy. Love the gutter. Great idea.

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15 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm
16 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio December 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

It really is beautiful. Your salad looks great.

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17 Steph December 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Your house is absolutely beautiful!! I Can’t believe how stunning that porch is. and is it real hardwood??

And not to mention the salad…that looks just amazing too! Your eggspolision was so cute hahaha.

You must be amazing at your job.

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18 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Yes, real wood!

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19 Cait's Plate December 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Ugh – eggs exploding in the microwave is the WORST! It’s incredible how they can manage to get EVERYWHERE!

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20 Lisa @ Life in Green December 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oh my…I would LOVE to have your porch. The light would be insane. I hope you put some potted herbs out there! :)

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I love taking pictures on my cherry floors…it just feels so warm with the colors! That porch is beautiful! Lunch looks perfect too!

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22 Jen December 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Put your egg in a egg cup holder (microwave-safe) with water (top of the egg still showing). KEY: * Make sure you prick a little hole in the egg before microwaving! – this is key to stopping eggplosions). Then microwave for ~35 seconds; wait a few seconds; and do another 10-15 seconds; wait; maybe another 10 seconds. Check egg for ‘done-ness’.

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23 Pat December 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

You beat me to it! :) Pricking the yolk is the key to avoiding egg-plosions!

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24 Jen December 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Yes – and learned the hard way!

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25 Roxanne December 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

That’s no fun! You get an explosion this way! HeeHee!

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26 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I’ve never seen an egg cup holder, but I bet the poking would help a TON! Thanks

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27 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy December 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I am loving your porch! It beautiful and looks so relaxing! I have never seen a gutter like that, it def. beats the old plastic kind!

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28 Johanna B December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

It actually took me a minute to realize that the upside down bells were the gutter. How unique! They don’t disturb the view at all.

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29 Kathy W. December 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Wow, your porch just keeps getting better & better! I LOVE the chain-style downspout. I think those originated in Japan? Really beautiful.

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30 Jenni M December 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Love your rain chain! We have one in our backyard that my husband made into a fountain. You will enjoy the sound on a rainy day. Your sun porch is gorgeous!

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31 lynn @ the actor's diet December 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

ha – i do love that shiny floor

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32 Nicole December 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

That porch is absolutely beautiful.

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33 Kate December 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’m a long-time lurker on your blog, but I just had to post that your porch is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the downspout. I have never seen anything like it? Would you mind sharing where you got it from? Thanks for such a great blog!

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34 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Welcome Kate!! Our contractor ordered it for us, so I’m not sure which company, but here is a site with similar options: http://rainchains.com/

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35 Kate December 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Awesome! Thanks so much!!

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36 Sara December 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Where in the world did you get that gutter-thing?! Do each of the bells drain completely? I’m enthralled!

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37 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

This site has similar ones! http://rainchains.com/

I haven’t seen it in action yet…but someone posted a video further down

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38 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! December 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

It does make a lovely back drop!

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39 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings December 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Fantastic! You are my salad inspiration :) Looks like a beauty of a day there…beats the concrete sky, wind and temps falling into the freezing range. Could use a blast of sunshine…I’ll have to think sunshiney thoughts instead!

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40 Lorin December 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I feel like that always happens to me too. I sometimes snack too much and I’m not too hungry for dinner but hungry enough to have something. I try to make a smaller meal with salad and then I realize the salad or whatever is taking up the whole plate. I think it’s because when I’m preparing dinner I always have similar portions so I’m used to putting the same and I always keep adding more toppings. Eyes are bigger than stomach I suppose :)

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41 Christine @ BookishlyB December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

“Gutter” seems to industrial of a word for what you’ve got :) That is awesome- I’ve never seen them before.

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42 wendy sue December 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

that looks like a lovely porch for spring/summer gatherings!

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43 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Soon enough!

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44 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

What a gorgeous timber floor!

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45 Amanda December 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I had no idea they made gutters like that. It’s awesome!

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46 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

That salad certainly sounds good! That’s my dinner choice tonight. Big Ole Salad!

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47 Dynamics December 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Rain Chain!! They sure look beautiful. That floor is amazing!!!

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48 Sandy December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Please share – is the porch real wood? Would love to consider that but wonder how it would weather – you must have a special finish. Can you share where you got the rain chain, that is a lovely idea.

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49 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Yes, the whole porch is real wood! The floor was regular builders wood and they stained it this week

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50 Sandie December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I like those kind of lunches. Just needs some yogurt with chocolate on the side!

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51 Regina December 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Hiya toots! I was just listening to this cutie-pah-tootie and thought of you. ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6YoYWO7VM

xoxo

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52 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Loooooove!!! His songs came on during my run today!

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53 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

What a gorgeous floor! I’d eat off of it too!

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54 Lena @Fit on the Rocks December 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

That is the cutest gutter I have ever seen lol. The space is so beautiful.

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55 Vanessa December 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Your porch is flippin’ fantastic. Love it.

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56 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I can see the porch is teasing you…especially today with all the sunshine! Lunch looks very yum!

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57 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove December 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Kath, the porch is STUNNING! I love it!!! I couldn’t stop staring at that beautiful full porch photo!

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58 Jennifer December 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Sooooo beautiful!

How do those upside down bell work? I’ve never seen anything like that before.

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59 Dynamics December 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Here is a video… http://tinyurl.com/cyclukg
These rain chains make a backyard/porch look so much better than that ugly plastic.

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60 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

It has yet to rain here, but video looks fun!

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61 Mai December 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Wow, the porch looks beautiful!
Ugh, I’ve had eggs explode on me one too many times in the microwave. . . decided to stop doing that too.

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62 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

ahahah oh my. careful with the microwave! I’m pretty sure EVERYTHING I make in the microwave either explodes or overflows. #sadtruth

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63 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

PRetty pics!!

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64 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

that floor is gorgeous and the shot of the white-framed porch, overlooking the outdoors, with the sunlight coming in…Better Homes & Gardens is calling wondering if they can use the pic :)

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65 Meredith December 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Just stopped in to say your porch looks AMAZING! I’ve never seen anything like that downspout before – so cool. Happy almost-Friday!

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66 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Stop by in real life to see it soon!! Remember the old stoop!?!

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67 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) December 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

gorgeous pictures!!!

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68 robin December 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Man I love that porch! I would stay on that porch day and night.

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69 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Oh my gosh – that full shot of the porch – it’s gorgeous! Are you planning on just putting a dining table out there, or some chairs for relaxing and reading too?

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70 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

all of the above :)

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71 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Haha when I saw the title I thought you spilled your lunch on the floor! This is much better!

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72 Molly @ RDexposed December 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Don’t let my boyfriend know, but I am in love with the porch floor!

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73 Catherine December 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

LOVE that stain color! We just stained our back deck and weren’t thrilled with the way it turned out. Do you know the brand/name of the color of your stain?

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74 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I think it was California Redwood – and then the second layer was something Oak? I’m sorry but I don’t know – the painters picked it out after I described the colors we were after

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75 jojo December 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Wow you have an amazing porch!!! I am jealous :)
Lighting is everything in photography, that looks like a perfect place to shoot!!

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76 Angel7 December 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I love the long chain of upside down bells!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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77 Linda December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Your floors look great! Our inside floors just got done today. Golden Pecan stain, they are beautiful! Two more coats of poly tomorrow and they’ll be done!

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78 Donna December 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Love the stain on the porch floor. I’ll make the same comment I made on Nov. 25 about the porch which was: “Is the porch screened in? It looks like the sliding doors have so much space underneath that lots of bugs and mosquitoes could get in.” And your reply was: “It’s not finished.” I’m still not understanding how the amount of space under the sliding doors has changed with space to let bugs in. Help me understand.

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79 KathEats December 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Hey Donna, yes it’s screen in all the way now (except for under the floor – that has to happen last). What you probably can’t see because it looks like a gap is the 2-3″ of black rubber weather stripping that is now attached to the bottom of the doors.

You might be able to see it better in the second photo here: http://www.katheats.com/j-o-y

Or the vertical one halfway down this post: http://www.katheats.com/she-likes-it

The stripping sweeps the floor, so it should be as good as we can get it! I really didn’t want swinging doors.

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80 Donna December 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Oh, I see. I didn’t get the weather stripping at the bottom of the doors. Cool.

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81 Anita December 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Beautiful porch, love the view, so calming.

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82 Khushboo December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Gorgeous porch, it will be such a treat come spring/summer time.

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83 lindsay December 16, 2011 at 12:43 am

I had no idea that you could have a creative, imaginative gutter~ so beautiful! First time ive been given gutter~envy!!;)

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84 jen December 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Oh I just LOVE your “gutter”! Hubby and I used to vacation in the Dominican Republic all the time (before he got – and beat – melanoma) and they had those kinds of ‘gutters’ at our favourite resort. They’re so charming! Pretty to look at when it’s sunny and gorgeous when they’re overflowing with rain. When we buy our own house we’ll definitely be investing in a few, even if they’re just for show.

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85 Kristel December 21, 2011 at 2:06 am
86 KathEats December 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

Looks promising!!

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