The Nest

July 8, 2012

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My gosh, something in my brain has been tripped. It could be nesting or it could just be a phase. Since my house is already pretty uncluttered and clean, I’ve become obsessed with all things HGTV. I went to apply for Curb Appeal and was sad to find out they are not accepting apps for Va : ( I researched the cost of finishing an attic. I’ve considered going to buy a bunch of plants for our front steps. Obviously we are not going to do any renovations anytime soon – but I can’t help but wish for them!

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Perhaps I should just focus on making good meals for a while!?

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Bowl of greek yogurt topped with nectarine, giant blackberries, chia seeds, granola and sunflower butter.

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Plus a glass of coffee concentrate mixed with 50% concentrate, 25% water, 25% milk. It tasted like chocolate milk!

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Punky says hi and it’s so humid out there she can’t feel her fur!

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1 Molly @ RDexposed July 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

After admitting on here that I hadnt had a nectarine before, I’ve now tried them and bought them the past 3 weeks!

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2 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

Yay!

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3 Lynn @ the actor's diet July 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

Craving chocolate milk!!!

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4 kaila@ healthy helper blog! July 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

Love nectarines! Much better than peaches in my opinion…something about the crisp skin I think. It reminds me of biting into an apple!

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5 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

Is the coffee concentrate something you make yourself or purchase? I’ve been thinking about making my own overnight iced coffee. It’s way too hot here for the regular stuff!

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6 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

It’s homemade – I wrote about it in yesterday’s “Hard to Concentrate” breakfast post

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7 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

You and my mom both. She’s always entering giveaways and what not on the HGTV site. Ladies can dream :)

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8 Jeri July 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

I know Boo Boo Kitty isn’t yours but with the heat do you ever allow her in the house? Or at least leave her some water? I feel so bad for animals whose owners leave them outside all the time when it’s blazing outside.

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9 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

She has water next door – our neighbors are very loving!

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10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

I think it’s pretty common to go through phases of wanting to renovate your home. I know I have gone through many of those… I also go through the wanting to just move phases too! ;)

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11 Cait's Plate July 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

Haha the SAME thing happens to me after watching too much HGTV!!

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12 Khushboo July 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

We just finished renovating part of our home ANSI couldn’t be happier- no more banging!

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13 Erin Motz July 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

I feel hot just looking at those pictures of the sunshine spilling in. Even at 8am it’s almost unbearable to be outside! Enjoy that icey cafe ;)

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14 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

Hahah I tried gardening and some handy work around the house, but I ended up deciding that I should probably just stick to making tasty food :)

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15 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

My mom snagged the cold coffee leftover from last night before I could get to it! :( Well, at least I have my Iced Tea! Love the breakie!

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16 RunEatRepeat July 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love Pumpkin. And House Hunters :)

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17 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

Coffee tasting like chocolate milk sounds delicious to me!

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18 Emma July 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

I love that it’s summer and stone fruits are in season – nectarines and peaches are my favorite! Also, I’ve never heard of coffee concentrate but if it tastes like chocolate milk then it sounds good to me!

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19 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning July 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

I tried “overnight iced coffee for the first time today. I bought some local beans at the Farmers Market yesterday, and the guy selling them told me the perfect ratio for the French Press to cold brew it overnight. It was SO good this morning- and I loved that it was waiting for me!!

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Your nesting instinct is in full-swing! That’s to be expected :) I love home makeover shows!

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21 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Mmmm blackberries. I’ve been on a huge cherry kick later and haven’t had blackberries in a while, but now this makes me want to go find some!

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22 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I love today’s breakfast photo shoot. I feel like I’m on your porch with you, beautiful shots :)

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23 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oh, chocolate milk would be so perfect right now.

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24 Laura Ann July 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

HGTV should be calling YOU!

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25 Julz July 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’ve been making extra espresso and storing it in the fridge and then just mixing some in a glass with vanilla soymilk. It really does look AND taste like chocolate milk!

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26 Emma July 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

It’s been so hot and dry here, we’re leaving out bowls of water for neighborhood cats and strays! My husband doesn’t want me feeding them, and I understand that, but I can’t stand to think of them suffering from thirst in this weather. I’m glad Pumpkin has a home and good neighbors.

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27 Angel7 July 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

I can totally see you & Matt on one of those HGTV shows :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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28 Angel7 July 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

Actually, I can see you hosting one of the shows on HGTV :) … Maybe an organizing show :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Love yogurt bowls…so yummy!

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30 Jenn July 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

we are still nesting away over here…post move and post water damage. be thankful you moved before baby/toddler :) whew. is all i can say. when we get a little more settled we will have some people over for dinner and games :)…now that we have SPACE.

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31 KathEats July 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

:) Water damage – eek!

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