Sunday, October 19, 2008

Home Décor… and Day 46 & 47: Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18, Assessment

So Friday felt great! I was able to get in 5 miles (walking 15 min/mile at various inclines between 5 & 0), abs, biceps and shoulders! After the gym we hopped in the shower and went over to another couple’s house for game night! We had a blast and stayed over – Reuben had fun running around their yard, too! As far as eating, here’s What I Ate Today. For food, I had 1,372 calories, 46 fat grams and 169 carbs. Once you tacked on what I drank… I had 1,804 calories, 50 fat grams and 194 carbs… so not too bad (only 254 calories over). Even with the drunk eating (1/4 of a totinos pizza…. It was worth it!).

Saturday I woke up exhausted! But we stuck to the plan and made egg/turkey bacon wraps – so good! Austin had me smear a little bit of hot sauce on the tortilla before scooping the egg/turkey batch on…. YUM! I had 1,435 calories, 33 fat grams and 184 carbs – not bad at all! I actually ate a bit less during the day because I REALLY wanted to make my “fried” rice for dinner so I saved up! Here’s What I Ate Today. And no, I didn't work out... I'm going to try to do those 3 miles today!

Other than that we spent the day discussing how we both have the house buzz…. We’ve been in the loft now for 2.5 years (lease up in May) and we’re definitely moving in May. But we’re looking now and if it’s a good deal we’ll break our lease and pay penalties… that’s how much we’re ready to move and how much we’re worried we won’t find what we want/need/love come May. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve had a BLAST living in our loft (pics below!). We love the location, high ceilings, hard woods, exposed duct work, etc. However, there’s just no walls except for the bathrooms and it’s tough to have overnight company (really tough), privacy, the ability to kind of ‘do your own thing’, etc. We just think we’ve outgrown the space and are ready to have a nice 3 or 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome or house with a den and living room (or basement) so we can have a den and a space for the pool table. We’ve been looking, and even checked out two properties on Saturday, but nothing yet. Right now we have no guest rooms… none…. So I took some time and created inspiration boards for each room based on what we own, what we would need to buy, etc. Here’s some pics of our place now:





So it's a lot of chocolate, naturals, camel, etc. with cranberry and a little bit of green. And we really like this - we actually did our wedding after this! I want to be able to use this really nice toile bedding my mom and sister got me when I was in grad school, so I came up with this room based on that: (click on image to make it bigger)



For this room I want to have:

  • Full Bed/Headboard with wrought iron piece over bed
  • Toille bedding w/sheets & 2 cranberry euro pillows/cases
  • Black End table w/polka dot lamp
  • Vermouth painting over leather love seat bench with cranberry throw
  • 6 vertically framed 8x10 black & white wedding pictures (hanging 3 in a row over 3 in a row)
  • White dresser with cranberry runner on it; bowl of rose petals, and black/white framed photo of the girls.

I already have the bedding, bench, dresser, martini print, wrought iron piece, etc. So for this room all I have to buy is a headboard, black end table, euro pillows/cases, a throw, and 6 frames at Crate & Barrel. Not bad!

The second room is a bit more pricy, mostly because we'll have to buy a full bed, headboard, desk (for me to use for scrapbooking!), a 19" flat screen TV, bedding, and two lamps. We already have the 3 small vintage z gallerie pics, the bowl, our A & K from our wedding and the chair and curly willow. Here's what we want to include:

  • Inexpensive Full bed from Mattress firm & a neat woven Headboard from Ballard Designs with green, solid West Elm bedding & funky euro covers. Would also like some kind of burlap-like throw blanket or pillow.
  • 3 small pictures over Chestnut sawhorse desk w/ lamp, 19” flat screen TV and decorative bowl below on it
  • A & K hanging over our iron end table w/funky lamp
  • Chair (from Austin’s desk)
  • Curly willow in corner – maybe by desk

(click on image to make larger)

So that's what i've been up to! Austin is like, "you do realize you're making up rooms for a home we haven't found yet." I'm like yeah - and now i'm going to be ready, I have down ideas we both like, I have approximations of what it's going to cost so we know up front, etc. I think he'll thank me later, in the meantime he thinks he married a nut. :)

So far today i've done this post.... so i'm going to go get in gear! TTYL!

10 comments:

hannah katherine said...

you have such great taste!

fittingbackin said...

Thanks so much! Now I just need to find a place with rooms to put it all in! ha!

Gina said...

your place is gorgeous! we have the same kind of style :D
hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

fittingbackin said...

Thanks! :) oh fun!!

You too - almost time for Grey's!!

Big Pissy said...

Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!! I like your future guest rooms! Can't wait for y'all to move. It's always so fun to decorate a new place....although I DO love where you are now. :)

fittingbackin said...

Thanks! haha I know it - we're so ready but we're not (i.e. don't really want to drop all the cash to break our lease... can't find anywhere we want to move... SIGH). We love where we are now, too, but would love to be able to have more of a home and less of a 'fun place.' haha I want both! :) (of course)

eurydice said...

i agree, great taste!

fittingbackin said...

Thanks! haha I know it - we're so ready but we're not (i.e. don't really want to drop all the cash to break our lease... can't find anywhere we want to move... SIGH). We love where we are now, too, but would love to be able to have more of a home and less of a 'fun place.' haha I want both! :) (of course)

fittingbackin said...

Thanks so much! Now I just need to find a place with rooms to put it all in! ha!

Big Pissy said...

Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!! I like your future guest rooms! Can't wait for y'all to move. It's always so fun to decorate a new place....although I DO love where you are now. :)