I have had the BEST morning!!! This house hasn’t felt this empty since we moved in 3.25 years ago and I love it! Since I was ready to start my day at 6AM, I got right to work packaging up a lot of our superfluous decor and kitchen stuff. I’m assuming that we’ll sell our house in a shorter-rather-than-later timeframe, so I’m hoping to be as organized as possible going into the move since I’ll have to do everything on Sat + Sun while in my internship. I also want every cabinet that could possibly be peeked in by a buyer to look like a page in Real Simple
If I haven’t mentioned it before, our plan is to finish up some renovations in the next two weeks (new shower door, new bathroom fixtures, pressure washing, carpets cleaned) and put our house on the market on February 16!! Our plan is when we sell our house to move into Karen’s condo with her for a few months while I finish my internship (July 2) and then we’re headed to to Charlottesville around August 1! Our stuff is going to go into a POD. If anyone has used PODS before, please give me any advice!
This stuff is so hard to pack because it’s big, heavy and breakable!
Luckily I receive lots of packages in this house, and I’ve been saving boxes (and bubble wrap!) for a few months now (you can tell the sun wasn’t even up when I started!)
The end result [many hours later!!]. All properly packaged and labeled!
Boxes with an X aren’t to be opened until we OWN another house. Boxes with a check are items I’d like to use while we rent for a while.
During this process I also reorganized the kitchen so the same stuff is in the same cabinets. You see, we have all of our oatmeal bowls in one cabinet and then all tiny bowls in another and plates in various places so I moved them all to be grouped together. I hope Matt doesn’t get lost when he comes home!
[BY THE WAY, Matt has been in CHARLOTTESVILLE this weekend doing research for the bakery!!! I didn't want to say anything since I would then be telling the world I was home alone. It was a lonely and scary-at-times weekend, but I also had a blast being a single girl He comes home today!)
Piles of bowls now sorted... [and color coded ]
Used to be half bars n stuff and half appliances. Now ALL appliances
Now ALL bars n stuff ( used to be half appliances)
Out of control tea, now sorted
Cabinets a mix of stuff
Now ALL bowls
Now ALL plates (plus mugs + glasses)
This cabinet used to be so crowded I was afraid to take things out of it! Most of that is now in boxes and it’s so much prettier
I also collected goodies to give to my friends in a donation this weekend! Good stuff too!
Something that was UNPACKED – a Vita-mix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The CIA Professional Series.
The company sent me one to review. I have been SO curious about these since I learned about them through the blog world a few years ago. What could be so amazing about a blender!?
Ok, OK! They have me convinced!! This blender is magical. There wasn’t a hair of un-blended food when I was finished. I love how lightweight the top half is – my Cuisinart blender must weigh 20 pounds and is a pain to pick up full of smoothie! I love that you can clean it in itself – just add water and a drop of detergent. I can’t wait to see what else this bad boy can do! More fun to come.
I broke for lunch around 11:30, quite shocked that my breakfast held me from 5:30 – 6 hours. When I’m doing stuff on my feet I don’t think about food and only stop for lunch when I’m really hungry.
I didn’t know what to have for lunch, but I knew I wanted kabocha. I ate a few pieces cold while debating what to make!
I finally decided I should BLEND something for lunch. I surveyed the fridge and decided to blend up this crazy mix:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
- 1/2 banana
- 2 handfuls spinach
- ~1 tsp agave
- ~1/2 tsp cinnamon
Bean + Spinach Soup!?
Drizzled with more agave
It was awesome!!!!!!!! I could definitely taste the garbanzos, but the banana + spinach sweetened it enough to be really good
Dontcha just love that color!?
Of course the squash made its appearance – along with a carrot + a little PB
This was THE PERFECT lunch for my taste buds today!
And the sun shined in!
It’s so pretty and warm out I opened the patio door!!!! <3 North Carolina
Continuing my happy day off with a little computer work and then headed to the gym for a workout. Wish I could have ran outside today because it’s so nice, but my feet need to recover from those 8 miles!