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House Hunting


Yet another mid-week meal scrounged together because we haven’t been to the grocery store yet.  I sure can get creative!

Fortunately, chocolate peanut butter oatmeal saved the day!  I microwaved 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats with water, stirred in 1/2 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, and 1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.  If only I had a banana…


After breakfast, I headed to the gym.  I did 15-minutes on the elliptical before heading into a BodyPump class.  I heard a rumor that a new release is out, but I think my gym is behind the times.  I officially know all the words to the songs, so I’m ready for the new one!


After the gym and running some errands (including grocery shopping!), I was more than ready for lunch.

I threw together a lovely salad that included:

-Organicgirl 50/50!


-Baby Carrots


-Feta cheese

-Organicville Sesame Goddess Dressing

On the side, I had a bowl of cherries.

Oh, how I love when cherries are on sale!

In other news, Corey and I have gotten into quite a routine the past few weeks.  After work, Corey scoops me up and we drive around to look at houses!

When we moved out of our apartment and into our current place, we knew the move was temporary.  Just how temporary, we weren’t sure.  After some serious consideration, Corey and I decided that it would be ideal for us to buy a house before our wedding in November.  So, the search is on!

Last night, we met with our realtor after work to look at some potential homes.  Now I know why they call it house hunting– if you don’t pounce on the one you want immediately, it’s gone!

We made a list of “deal-breakers”, which include:

-No backyard

-On a busy street

-2 bedrooms/1 bathroom

-LOTS of work needed


Corey’s parents invited us to dinner, so we met them at Antonio’s.  I ordered the Grilled Salmon Salad:

It was delicious, and made me wonder…why is it so hard to order something healthy like this when you go to a restaurant?  I never regret it when I’m finished!

You can read about our previous visit to Antonio’s here.

If you were buying a house, what would be a deal-breaker for you?  


Moving Day

If there is one thing in this world that I have become an expert at, it’s moving.

In the last 5 years, I have moved a total of seven times.  The result? I have basically no earthly possessions left.  There’s always a certain point in packing where I just start throwing anything and everything into a trash bag.

The biggest purge I ever went through was at the end of my junior year, when I moved out of my friend Katie’s house and into a house with Corey and two other roommates.  I had a small breakdown as I tossed all of my most girly and adorable things into the trash.  There’s no place for pink and sequins in a room that a boy sleeps in.

To give you a better idea of my personal style, here are some pictures of my room when I lived in my sorority house:

I can assure you our room would still look like this if Corey would let me.

Alas, I had to grow up.  Out with the pink, in with the grown-up neutral tones.

Our new place isn’t picture-ready yet, but here’s a look at our old apartment, to hold ya over:


We spent about 6 hours on Saturday packing boxes, carrying them down the stairs, loading up the car, unpacking the car at the new place, and driving back to the old place…aren’t you jealous?

At some point, I felt like no matter how much I put in the car, I wasn’t even making a dent.

I ate a slice of leftover artichoke and mushroom pizza (a post-finals treat from Corey) to power me through the packing of the kitchen:


When I got to the bathroom, I came across some finds that are worth mentioning…my collection of “magic” diet pills.

Sadly, this isn’t even a quarter of all the diet pills, books, kits, shakes, etc., that I’ve tried throughout my life.  For the first time, in all seven of my moves, guess where all these bottles of LIES went?


That’s right.  Into the trash.  Hooray for never having to be on a diet ever again!  I ❤ healthy living.

Eventually, everything was into the new place, and we were so relieved.  We showered and Corey’s parents took us to dinner at Outback.  I ordered the Outback Special- 6 oz filet with crab cakes, that turned out to be the size of quarters, but were still delicious, and french green beans.

We were exhausted at the end of the day, but we are very happy in our new home.

How many times have you moved in your life?

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