September 13, 2011

I wish you could see how much work I did today moving in. Incredible progress!! Fueled by a few handfuls of Puffins for a snack! The entire guest room is painted and complete…sneak peak!!


I moved one of the big armchairs out of the living room and am now in love with the feel. Much less cluttered. I feel that we have optimal lamp placement too. Now we just need art + curtains and in time, some built in shelves or big cabinets to go on the back wall – for bowl storage!

Sweet Eileen came over to visit and brought me some housewarming flowers! I love the green stems : ) Thanks Eileen!


I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner at 7pm.

And then this happened:


A skillet of black beans, peppers (a gift from Karen’s friend Tracy’s garden!), spinach (a random grocery stop pickup), frozen corn plus cumin, chili powder, a dash of cinnamon, a dash of cocoa powder and salt.


On the side – coconut millet (millet cooked on the stove top for 20 minutes with 1 tbsp coconut oil (coconut butter is even better!) plus coconut flakes – and a slice of toasty cheddar garlic!


Romantic evening for two – we started with a half glass of our leftover wine for an appetizer!


This evening Matt and I did everything from hanging our knife rack to putting together beds to putting back about 26 of these switch and plug plates:


Not sure who is more tired, me or the screwdriver!

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1 [email protected] September 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Oooh love that kitchen countertop. The bedspread too!


2 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed September 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm Now.


3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

You are making some quick work but it looks amazing. Now, go relax and get some sleep! :)


4 Lauren September 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I love the bedspread in your guest room! It’s lovely!! And I miss the cheddar garlic from your GH. Must pick some up next time I visit!


5 kaila@ healthy helper blog! September 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I loooove the new house! It seems like it suits you two so well! And I love all the color in these pics…so vibrant!


6 lynn @ the actor's diet September 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

congrats! and that guest bedroom looks so comfy…for me to sleep in!!! 😉


7 Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Your house is looking great! It’ll be home in no time, and then you can RELAX!


8 Sweet and Savvy September 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Wow! What a productive day! I’m impressed with All the work you put in.. and even more impressed by that awesome dinner after all of That work! Hope you Have a relaxing night.. you deserve it!


9 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

You are an energizer bunny for this move!

I can’t wait to see FINISHED pictures– I already know I’m loving your style!


10 Jen September 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I think most of us wouldn’t mind having people see how hard we work every day.

Sounds like you’ll be all set by the time the weekend rolls around. Nice job.


11 Stella September 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

You are amazing! I would not want to make dinner at 7pm if I had no clue what to make. You make everything seem so effortless.


12 Krissy - Shiawase Life September 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Gorgeous flowers! Well done on the progress!! 😀


13 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I’m so like you. I just want to keep working on it till it’s done.

LOVE the guest bedspread


14 katie @KatieDid September 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

gorgeous gorgeous. I’m sure it all looks great! And is that a new bed spread? I really love it!


15 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

When I’ve moved in the past I end up staying up way too late finishing stuff up. I just can’t seem to sleep with stuff all over the place!

Dinner looks fabulous.


16 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Working on a house takes it out of a person but I do have to admit that having it done will be a HUGE weight lifted off your shoulders! ….Our house is a work in progress and it is a bummer to see stuff half done for prolonged periods of time…
Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!!


17 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen September 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Hopefully you’ll sleep well tonight – you deserve it!


18 Namaste Gurl September 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I can relate, a full day at school with no energy left is exhausting!
Good luck with the remainder of getting moved in!


19 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

That’s awesome that you got so much accomplished in such a short amount of time AND found the time to throw together a hearty and attractive meal. Very cool!!


20 Alaina September 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I love all of the flavor combinations you come up with! I would never think about mixing those flavors into a dish, but it sounds so delicious! :-)


21 Deva (voracious Vorilee) September 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

It looks like you have made a ton of progress in your move! I can’t wait to see the finished product!


22 Lara @TresLaLa September 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Mmm, that cheddar garlic looks amaze. Looks to me like you’re almost there! Great job getting the house organized!


23 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I am IN LOVE with your countertops!


24 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Great progress!

I love the dark wood furniture you have everywhere. I’m partial to it, myself, because it makes the living spaces seem warmer. And are those poured concrete counters? They look so modern. Love.


25 Hannah September 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Green bed green bed! Happy leprechaun bed!


26 Dynamics September 14, 2011 at 12:19 am

OMG, that counter top is amazing!!! Is that cool and ready to roll out some pizza dough? Or some crackers?


27 Khushboo September 14, 2011 at 1:05 am

Random but you’ll appreciate: When I was reading the post, it said there were ’26’ comments 😀


28 KathEats September 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

I do!


29 Elisabeth September 14, 2011 at 1:13 am

Ha! The house looks so great & so put together! I really like the color for the dining room – really does make for some great photos :)


30 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 14, 2011 at 1:18 am

Omg you worked your patootie off today, didn’t you! I know what moving in days are like and what it’s like to tackle every imagine DIY project from bedframes to wireless network stuff to kitchen drawer organization…

And finding just the perfect spot for all the furniture so it’s not cluttered…YES! love that feeling!


31 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

Wow! everything looks amazing! Great work :)


32 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 14, 2011 at 3:28 am

So exciting! At this rate you are going to be totally moved in super soon! :)


33 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 14, 2011 at 5:02 am

Ah! I know the feeling with the switch plates..I did all of the ones in our place. I will admit.. I hated putting them back on even mre..


34 Candace September 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

That was the first thing we did in our new place! The ones here had all been painted over to match the wall colors, and they were a mess. It’s amazing how adding a clean, white switchplate makes such a difference in a room.


35 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

I love your guest bedding! I also love how you have the extra storage for your ball jars in your kitchen island. I think it is the perfect spot for the jars. I am so impressed that you guys have done so much in such a short amount of time! Have a great day.


36 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement September 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

Those flowers are beautiful! I’m glad that progress is being made. The half glass of wine must have helped too ;).


37 Molly @ RDexposed September 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

I don’t know how you have all the energy for this! Is the secret the wine? HA


38 Hillary September 14, 2011 at 6:00 am

Love the vase you put the flowers in. So simple and pretty!

I have to say that I am uber impressed with all that you guys got done yesterday! Moving can be so overwhelming, but you clearly have it down to a science!


39 Lauren September 14, 2011 at 6:01 am

I love the colors in the guest room! You are one busy lady. First the decorating of the bakery and now the house. Girl, you need a vacation when this is all done. 😉


40 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

oooo coconut millet sounds delicious! I’m sure today was just never-ending work! I feel like moving is always like that, and I only move one room!


41 sarah September 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

OMG…I have that comforter in my bedroom! I was thinking…that looks familiar! Everything looks great so far.


42 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

Now that I’m back to classes, I’m always in need of fast dinners. I LOVE all your ideas!


43 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 14, 2011 at 7:40 am

Is that bedspread/duvet/duvet cover (or whatever) from crate and barrel?


44 KathEats September 14, 2011 at 7:57 am



45 e. September 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

I’ve got the same one!


46 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

I love the colors of your bedroom! Very warm and relaxing! Dinner looks delicious :)


47 Anna @ Fair Flavors September 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

It’s really pretty! The colors are gorgeous. I wish you a lot of joy in your new home.


48 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

I love that comforter! You have fun taste. I love it!


49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 14, 2011 at 8:01 am

Ahh!! Hope you slept well!


50 Cait's Plate September 14, 2011 at 8:11 am

I love dinners like that – where you don’t really know what it’s going to be and then it turns into a big bowl of deliciousness!

Congrats on the moving in progress, there’s nothing better :)


51 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 14, 2011 at 8:37 am

I’m in love with the kitchen countertops… beautiful!

I love getting settled into a new place, and all of the changes that affords. Can’t wait to see more.



52 Angel7 September 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

The kitchen countertop is awesome! I really like it!

Home sweet home!


53 Jessica September 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

Totally Random – What colour did you paint the guest bedroom walls? I’m moving in less than a month, and I love that colour! Thanks!


54 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Your ability to throw together such amazing meals on a whim is so inspiring! :)


55 Nikki September 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Wow… are those concrete counters? They look so cool and earthy!!


56 Shannon @ My Place In The Race September 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I love your bedding!!


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