Hey!! Long time, no write!! Winking smile

We’ve had an extremely exhausting week so far.  Literally… I’m waking up at 6am, working until 5, heading straight to the house to work, getting home around 11pm.  Repeat x 3.  I’m sleep deprived and begging for a decently cooked meal… but that won’t come quite yet Winking smile.  Here’s a massive update of the past few days…


Overnight Oats (1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ½ smashed banana, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1T chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla, 1T raisins, topped with Almond Butter and Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Delight Granola)

overnight oats

Pre-workout snack: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna bar and ½ banana

Workout: 45 minute lunchtime spin class – Endurance Ride

Totals: 423 calories, 15.1 miles, 50 minutes

Lunch: Amy’s Lentil Soup, Kashi Crackers, Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Amys Lentl lunch

Dinner: Ellie Krieger’s Mac n Cheese, a Turkey dog, ketchup, sugar snap peas (yes, it looks like we’re poor!)

Mac n cheese dinner


Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt, 2tsp Chia seeds, sliced banana, Kashi Honey Puffs, Van’s Whole Grain Waffle, Almond Butter, Granola, and a few handfuls of Cinnamon Quaker Oatmeal Squares

breakfast yogurt bowl

Lunch: Broccoli Slaw, can of tuna, Dijon mustard, WW tortilla, garbanzo beans, tea, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar

lunch tuna

Dinner: subway: grilled chicken, wheat bread, mustard, every veggie possible.  Brought to us by my In-laws, who spent the night helping us SmileSmile


Fage 0%, Strawberry Jam, Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Delight Granola, Cinnamon Spice Alternative Bagel, Almond Butter, Banana, COFFEE

yogurt n bagel breakfast

Lunch: Balance Bar Caramel Nut Blast, Kashi Black Bean Enchilada Frozen Dinner, Broccoli Slaw, Garbanzo Beans, Hummus, Spinach (piled on the salad after I took the picture), Tea


Snack: Apple and Cheese Stick.  Still hungry so a packet of Maple n Brown Sugar oatmeal was munched on


Dinner will be: Macaroni and Cheese, Gordon’s Frozen Fish, Chips, Ketchup Winking smile

And… here are pictures of the work we’ve done so far.




No Furniture

Office 01- Carpet Still Installed

Wallpaper strip taken off (this is near the closet), carpets ripped up (you can still see the adhesive liner on the wall though!)

Office 02- Carpet Ripped Up Wallpaper Still On

Wallpaper strip off, adhesive still there

Office 02- Carpet Ripped Up

Adhesive SCRUBBED off Sad smile, base boards removed

Office 03- Wallpaper gone closet stripped

Baseboards removed Smile

Office 03- Wallpaper gone

Family Room


Family Room

No Furniture OR taxidermy Open-mouthed smile

Family 01- Carpet Still Installed

Carpets ripped up, wallpaper removed (adhesive still there)

Family 02- Carpet Ripped Up

Family 02- Carpet Ripped Up2

Wallpaper adhesive scrubbed off, baseboards (mostly) taken out

Family 03- Wallpaper Gone Baseboards Gone Fireplace view

A new start to this room!

Family 03- Wallpaper Gone Baseboards Gone

Random Tasks

Ripped up the carpet in the main hallway from the front door.  You’re looking right into the back patio door from here.

Hallway 03 - carpet baseboards gone

I painted every single one of these new baseboards in 2 hours Winking smile

Day 03 - Baseboards Painted

Basically, we’re looking to go Colonial Style in the house: we’re taking all the brown in the house and turning it WHITE! It’ll (hopefully) look something like this:



I’ve only caught a small break today to make a post – we hit a little road bump yesterday that requires us to install a new patio door.  Basically, we found wood rot underneath the flooring near the door so it requires a LOT of rework (the patio door was never sealed properly it seems)…

Wood Rot

But that replacement can’t happen for 3 weeks just due to lead time.  So, that means some of our flooring scheduling needs to be reconfigured a little bit Sad smile.

Hopefully I’ll have another update this weekend.  Scott and I are literally working ourselves to death here, so we might need a few hours of down time this weekend to recoop Smile

Off to go paint something (most likely…)