Thank you all for all your kind words and extra support. I knew I could count on you all to make me feel better! You all are the reason why I love to blog – I love having friends everywhere!
We all make promises we can’t keep sometimes. For me, it was promising you all before and after pictures a long long time ago – what was it, Saturday? Well, low and behold, they are here! You don’t get to see the office or guest room yet – they’re just not done!
Before we get to that, I want to share with you all the wonderful creation that is food.
Breakfast consisted of a beautiful overnight oats parfait. You can’t really see it, but there is a layer of oats, a layer of peaches, another layer of oats, and a layer of blueberries. I know.. take it all in.
|breakfast is best accompanied by a computer reading blogs|
|overnight oats just wouldn’t be complete without cinnamon, cocnut, and peanut butter|
|can you see the peaches?|
I left pretty early this morning because I had to go get adjusted at the chiropractor. He knows FH very well, and was very excited about our wedding on Friday! When I got to the parent’s house, I was famished – it was only 9:30!
So I pulled out all the stops with a classic pre-run fueling session: raisins and almonds.
Just before I was about ready to run, my dad told me a package had come for me and he had put it in the basement. The flowers for my centerpieces had arrived! We ordered them online from Costo, of all places! I had to cut all the stems and put them in a bucket until tomorrow.
|has anyone ever seen the netting they put over flowers? i wasn’t sure whether to take it off or keep it on until tomorrow. at least they’re protected!|
I went for a quick 3 miler after I got that squared away. I actually felt really good running today – a lot quicker than I normally feel. Perhaps it’s because I wans’t wearing my watch so I had no clue how fast I was actually going?
When I got back to my house, it was lunch time, and I was once again, hungry! I purposefully made extra stuffed tomatoes from the other night for just this reason! I had half of an avocado and some crackers and hummus as well.
|i’m not kidding – you need to make this.|
|after i cut out a sliver|
I won’t lie – after I ate that, I got more quinoa out of the fridge and topped it with more hummus. I don’t know what’s with me today! Whatever, if I’m hungry, I might as well eat, right? All of this was eaten chilled. It was really good after the flavors had a chance to marinate for the past couple of days.
After lunch, I did something I haven’t done in a long time.
|sorry, I really don’t have a good shot of it|
Living Room after:
|it’s still kind of barren in here – we need rugs, different pillows, window treatments.. the whole works|
|scraping this wallpaper was NOT a party|
|eventually we’re going to put a range microwave in and use the place where the microwave is right now as a decorative space|