Sunday, February 28, 2010

Book Club, Dining Room Project, Cooking & Cleaning!

Ah! This weekend got beside me! Where did the time go??! Let me back up.

Friday: The usual – work, walk 4 miles during lunch, work, then home, leg ST, and hanging out with Austin! We had a little happy hour at the hizzy, then cooked a yummy new dinner – Farfalle Bolognese with Ricotta. I didn’t take a picture – I’ll have to do that and post it – we loved it! Friday was a great day and I was at home in bed by 10 p.m. – woo! I ended up at 1,843 calories, 203 carbs, 46 fat grams and 87 protein grams. Not bad! Here’s what I ate.

Saturday: Slept in until 10, had ramen for breakfast, and completed the dining room project before lunch! Here’s some pics!!

BEFORE

After - the final "Dining Room Project" was the 10 frame gallery on the back wall.
Another shot

The frames include black and white pictures of some of our favorite artists (Jimmy Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Aerosmith, Ramones) and lyrics from some of our favorite songs (You're My Best Friend, So Happy Together, Banana Pancakes and Here Comes the Sun).

Some Close ups




So glad to have it up - we feel done with this room now - woo! After that we did a few more things around the house, organized drawers/closets and then I dropped Austin off at the Marta station for Motocross with the boys! I headed to the gym, walked 3 miles (burning 152 calories) and then me and Reuben got ready and headed to Shanas’ for book club sleepover! I had some triscuits for a snack while she finished up her stuff, then we had a yummy casserole and brownie bites – great food!! I need to get her recipe. Me, Shana, Dev, Mon, Stacy and Crystal had SUCH a great time catching up and of course reviewing the book. Unfortunately I hadn’t finished reading it (have 170 pages left) – so I’ll review on the blog when I finish it up!

Crystal and Devie!

Me, Shana, Stacy and Mon


Great night! Although we've got to set up a timer to get a group shot all together! hehe I was definitely high though, ending up at 2,232 calories, 229 carbs, 53 fat grams and 80 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Today: I did the usual! Meal planning, recipe finding, family time, light cleaning and some cooking. I also took a glorious 2-hour nap – sweet! I made the following today:

8 sausage/egg/cheese muffins

4 servings of sausage pasta soup

4 servings of tomato pesto pizza

4 servings of beef enchilada casserole

12 servings of no pudge brownies

I also paid bills, made a grocery list, and reorganized my pantry – fun!

Now I’m hanging with Austin and Reuben and reading some more of the book club book, Beach Trip. It’s so good so far! And yes, I kind of know a good bit about it now, but it’s still fun to see it all play out. Today I ended up at 1,689 calories, 214 carbs, 46 fat grams and 85 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

23 comments:

angieinatlanta said...

I love your new decorations; the pictures and song lyrics are an awesome idea!!!

I love the idea of a grown-up slumber party. Sounds like a blast!

fitlizzio said...

when i buy my first house i want you to decorate it :)

homecookedem said...

Your dining room looks like something out of a magazine!! How creative and unique is the picture/song lyric idea?!!! You should be an interior designer on the side! ;)

laura dishes said...

Such a productive weekend! I love the finished pics of your dining room... it looks great. You're so good at putting stuff together- rooms, outfits, meals, you name it!

The sleepover sounds like it was so much fun- there's just nothing better than good food & girl talk!

Genesis said...

your dining room looks like it belongs in martha stewart ad. its absolutely gorgeous. the colors and the frames...what a great idea.

prettyface said...

Kelly!! Great MINDS!! My downstairs bathroom is the "music" bathroom since I love music so much and I have photos and lyrics framed as well!

People thought I was silly but then they saw it and said it was a unique idea. Take that people!

Your dining room photo looks like a photo right out of IKEA and I see other ppl thought the same thing. :-)

Gabriela said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous new dining room setup! I love all the framed photos and lyrics...what a great idea! Have a great Monday!

Paige said...

Your dining room looks amazing!

Staci Dombroski said...

Seriously, your dining room looks amazing!!! I love the furniture, colors, everything!!! I hope you have a great week :-)

inmytummy said...

I love the new dining room. You are so creative when it comes to interior decoration. Whenever we finally get a house, I might need to borrow you for consulting!

biz319 said...

I love your decorating style! I don't have any, so I am jealous! :D

Therese said...

OMG I am in love with the dining room!!! It totally so clean and chic.

Gah I really need to start decorating our condo lol.

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I love the picture gallery on the wall, very beautiful.

faithfitnessfun said...

That picture gallery is so creative! I would totally have Aerosmith in it too. My all time favorite band. :)

Mica said...

Your dining room looks great. The lyrics and picture idea is so chic and creative. I want my house to look as nice as yours! (That is, when I get a house...)

Melissa said...

Your dinning room is gorgeous!!!! Great job....you should be a decorater! And I want the recipe for the bolognese! :)

Kelly Olexa said...

I so love that song, Happy Together!! And that is a very cool idea for a montage on the wall girl!! Love it!!
How long does it take you for your 4 mile walks at lunch? Just curious. ;-)

lisaou11 said...

omg! Can you please come decorate my house when I get in? It looks beautiful---straight out of a magazine with a fun personal twist!

Pam said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your dining room. It really looks beautiful.

Meghann said...

Can you tell us where you bought your frames. Then I think you can also see mirrors on the right side wall...they look fun too-where did you purchase everything? Any good deals?

*Naomi* said...

LOVE the new room! it is so beautiful and also lov the idea of framing lyrics!! it is so creative, i am sure you hear that alot but its so true!

you and yoru friends look like you had SUCH a good time!

Sara said...

WHAT is that wall color!?!?
I couldn't find your email addy to ask you, can you put it in the post!?

I need so much design help, I totally want to duplicate your dining room colors, but transform the design to fit my family room basement...

Thinspired said...

Your new dining room is truly gorgeous. You really do have beautiful taste!