Getting The Ball Rollin’

Wow. Today has been non-stop ever since 8am this morning. 😯

After my day at work, I had a couple errands to run on my own before meeting up with Jay at his work. This evening, we had an appointment with a kitchen designer so we can try to get the ball rolling on our kitchen remodel! :mrgreen: Even though it was just our initial meeting, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. (Insert “Happy Dance” here.)


The designer came up with some pretty sweet plans that will do a world of wonder for our existing space. One idea that she came up with, (which I probably would have never thought of) actually eliminates our kitchen table and includes an extended counter top to act as a table. I wasn’t quite sure about it at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I LOVE it!


Since we didn’t leave from our appointment until almost 7, Jay and I were definitely in need of some dinner, FAST. We stopped by a local place that was recommended to us called Scarborough’s. Can I just say, I’m so glad we stopped by this joint!

I ordered the Chicken Bruschetta, which was olive oil and garlic toasted bread topped with chicken, artichoke hearts,fresh red tomatoes, Romano cheese & sun-dried tomatoes.



I think I finally lost count on how many times I must have said, “Oh my god, this is SO GOOD.”


The flavor in this dish was out of this WORLD. There’s just no other was to describe it. Absolutely perfect. 😀

Despite being pretty full from dinner, I still have a delicious Pumpkin Spice cake in my fridge that needed to be worked on…so a little dessert was in order to round out the evening.


When I made the Pumpkin Spice cupcakes over the weekend, I actually did half the recipe as cupcakes, and the other half in a 9-inch round cake pan. After slicing it in two, I filled and topped it with the remainder of the Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting. I love how the cake is really only one layer, but it still seems like a double layer cake. It’s so so good. 😀


I promise, the recipe will be coming your way this weekend!

I’m off to relax for a few before heading to bed. No more late late nights for this gal!

Question for the Night:

What time do you usually go to bed during the work week?


  1. Jess says

    Being a teacher and having to get up SO early, I try to be in bed between 9:30 & 10:00… It just makes me a happier person to be around!!

  2. says

    Great kitchen remodel! We have an open floor plan from kitchen to breakfast nook to dining area to living area. The kitchen is always a focal point 😉

    I go to bed by 10 during the week cuz I’m cool like that 😉

  3. says

    ahh, those kitchen design print outs are giving me flashbacks to my own kitchen remodel. good luck with that! it’s is truly and exciting, expensive, and sometimes frustrating process. ;p

    i tell myself that i need to be in bed by 11, and i’ve been pretty good about it recently but the past few months have been pushing midnight-1am!!!

  4. says

    I really wish there was a recipe for the bruschetta meal…I want to recreate it with eggplant!

    For bed time we tend to shoot for 10, but never actually fall asleep until 11ish :/

    Have fun recreating your kitchen!!! That’s gonna be soo much fun…especially decorating it!

  5. says

    I go to sleep around 10:30 ish.

    We have an extended island and love it! Much more social too if you’re entertaining. I think we hardly eat at our regular table.

  6. says

    I’m really lame and in bed by 9:30pm most week nights. Sometimes earlier. 4:30am wake up calls for a workout come way too soon if I don’t get to bed at a granny time.

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