Hey guys! Hope everyone had a pleasant evening! Marc was busy researching our fantasy football team so I ended up going to bed early. ( I didn’t get much sleep last night so if I sound a little dazed in my post then that’s why!)
It ended up being a beautiful day! This is rare for Seattle weather this time of year.
My night was uneventful but relaxing. I was drooling over all of the raw food recipes in my new cook book and picked out at least a dozen to try! The main concept that I love about Ani’s book is the ingredient list is simple, and most of them I already have on hand! I think people are intimidated by the raw food concept because they think “special” food is required. Nope, quite the opposite really. So now I am all prepped and planned for Wednesday’s Raw Food challenge! You will probably see a few of these recipes this weekend though. 😉 They really do look and sound quite delicious!
We have made a lot of progress on our house since we moved in July. The home was move in ready but we love the idea of customizing the look and feel to really make it our own. My uncle Don is a general contractor and has helped us turn our vision into reality. From painting to shelving units, his work is amazing!
Recently we had him repaint the entire outside of the house. This is what it looked like before:
We really did not care for the yellow and white. Too bland and did nothing for how the house really is inside, elegant. We saw our exact same house in another part of the neighborhood and fell in love with the color scheme they had! So Marc went and asked them for a sample. We had my mom copy the colors, as she is a paint manager, and came up with this:
I love it! The contrasting color is gorgeous and if you notice the second tier above the garage is now painted the trim color, as well. The one thing we still don’t like are the vertical stripes on the very top of the house. My uncle said it would be easy to change those back to horizontal siding. I think we will tackle that one next spring.
We also changed out our front lights for something more modern:
And had our door repainted. There were chips and scratches all in it and it looks like a brand new door now!
And no more soliciting! I can’t even count how many times solicitors have rang the doorbell to sell something to me. It makes Lilly bark, scares Jordan and he starts wailing. Not fun. Hopefully this will put an end to it!
Lunch, dinner and product reviews
Let’s just jump right into yesterday’s eats.
I was craving melted cheese all morning so I new a nice hot sammy was in order. And this is really weird for me because I hardly ever eat cheese!
Max Flax sprouted bread, cheddar, tomato, basil leaves, tempeh slices and shredded parm/mozz mix. It really hit the spot!
I paired it with some juicy green grapes
I was stuffed afterwords! You may notice that I don’t eat a lot of sandwiches and when I do it’s like it just swells in my belly.
I bought some tempeh at the store the other day – first time trying it! Honestly though… I have no idea how I am supposed to fix it. Is it supposed to be warm? Cold? By it’s self? As the main meal? So I did the least intimidating thing I could think of – slather it with melted cheese and hope for the best! It was seedy and hearty… but I really couldn’t taste it. lol I do like the ingredient list, though.
Simple, just how I like it.
Now to dinner:
- Spring mix and romain
- gorganzola – I forgot how much I really enjoy this cheese!
- sesame seeds
- a lot of s & p
- home made balsamic dressing
- and some pita chips on the side
I think I am done with the balsamic dressings. I am not a fan if vinegar as it’s too acidic for my palate. I love my salads with fresh herbs and a drizzle of EVOO. The pita chips were yummy and added a great crunch on the side.
And for dessert?! Coconut ice cream!
I even gave Jordan some bites and he loved it too! Of course he never eats anything sweetened so it was a real treat for him. 🙂
If you have never tried this, please do! It tastes like the real deal!
At about 9:30 I was starving! Weird since I never eat late but I fixed a small bowl of Chobani with trail mix and granola.
I FINALLY was able to snap a picture of Jordan standing. Little stinker is so quick, as soon as he sees my camera he gets down and starts crawling to me.
He still has not taken any steps on his own. We are waiting and waiting but nothing. He can walk if he is holding onto something but he’s still not 100% sure of himself. Come on Baby J – you can do it!
His party is almost here! Wow, I am soon going to be a mother to a toddler – must. prepare.
Since Wednesday’s are so much fun around here I thought I would share the love with Friday’s! I am now featuring Fridays Favorites! The idea is to share your favorite items, feelings, smells, foods… anything! I will either have a theme to go by or a free for all for you to post random favorites.
Today is a free for all! These are my current favorite items:
Organique Intensive Moisturizing FootCare Cream. I have very dry feet and I slather a healthy amount on before bed, put a pair of socks on and I wake up with supple feet! Amazing cream! It has a nice scent of patchouli and coriander but it is strong. With healing ingredients of beeswax, honey and sesame oil, your cracked feet will love you!
I picked it up at our local health food store for only 10 bucks – the website offers it for 20. Strange.
It is oily so if you can’t wear socks to bed try it during the day instead. You really don’t want to be soiling your sheets with this stuff.
My pumpkin spice candle. Nothing compares to the scent of pumpkin, spice and everything nice in my home. After a day of errands it so warming to open my door and automatically smell autumn. I love this time of year!
If you would like to participate in Fridays Favorites please take my badge, leave a comment and post on your blog linking to me – it’s simple as that! I am looking for suggestions for upcoming Fridays – any ideas?
So that concludes my random post – have a great day!