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We’re Getting There!

by Courtney on September 18, 2012

I have some progress pictures of the siding to share with you guys todayyyy! I am absolutely thrilled with how it’s turning out already…but first, let’s talk lunch.

Eggs for lunch sounded fabulous this afternoon, so that’s how I rolled.


I made a two egg scramble, complete with some chopped honey ham, leftover (and roasted) zucchini and squash, and a small chopped tomato. I’ve only done the zucchini-in-eggs thing a couple of times, but each time has surprised me and I end up liking it more than I thought…I was just trying to use up the rest of ‘em!


On the side, I had my last piece of Cheesy Italian Quick Bread (it lasted a bit longer than I thought!) topped with a little butter, plus a white nectarine.


All sorts of different stuff goin’ on there today, but I love the variety.

While I was eating lunch, I also managed to cook up a quick batch of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for my hard-working siding guys.


Except I only had about 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, so they also got loaded with mini chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and vanilla chips. Ohhh yeah, baby.

I think the workers are enjoying them, judging by their container already looking to be at least a third gone…

But, SPEAKING of the workers and the new siding on the house…

Here’s a picture of what things looked like yesterday morning, before any work was done.


It’s a sight of beauty, isn’t it? Winking smile

Well, here’s what we’ve got happening so far today!


Eeeeeeeeek!!! We’re getting there! So, so excited.

The long piece of wood you guys see running below the door there is where Jay and I plan on rebuilding a back deck…granted, that won’t be until at least next spring, but the guys offered to put that up in order to make it a bit easier when the time does come around.

I still can’t believe they’ve been working all through this crappy wind and rain today. So far, it looks like they’re still on course to finish by week’s end. Woo Hooooo!!!

Psst…the winner of the Champion Smoothie Bra Package has been chosen. Was it you???

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Chewy > crunchy when it comes to cookies, and those look amazing! Major craving to bake now and I’m stuck at work. ;)
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2 Sana September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What a difference! The house looks great, so nice of you to make the guys cookies :)
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3 Annette@FitnessPerks September 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Oooh those cookies sound/look amazing! YUMM.
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4 char eats greens September 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Wow those cookies look fantastic. I’d be super stoked if I was one of those workers. I totally need to make cookies tonight now (although it’s been on my mind the past 2 nights anyways haha). Cookies in home = happy home, lets be honest!

Siding looks awesome, by the way!
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5 Michelle@Peachy Palate September 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

God that looks like a huge job! Good idea on the cookies, keep the workers happy!


6 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The siding looks awesome! It makes me want to run home and prod the husband into some home improvement projects of our own!
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7 Lauren September 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

It looks fantastic so far!!
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8 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files September 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Love the new color! Looking great so far! Your omelet made me really crave honey ham!
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9 Brittany @ Little b's healthy habits September 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Yumm I love adding zucchini in with my eggs!
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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Those cookies sound yummy! :) The siding looks great! I love the color!
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11 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) September 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

It looks great!! Love the neutral color. I’d love to redo the outside of our house, but it’s not in the budget for a looooong time. :)
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12 Whitney September 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

You know you are getting older when siding excites you! haha I am the same way..Hubs and I are currently building our house and it is sooo much fun!!! :)


13 Sam @ The Real Pretty September 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Totally agree! All I can think about is house this and home that, and then I think holy cow am I old or what! Lol!
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14 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Woohoo! Looks great!
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15 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

the house is looking great! keep baking those cookies! (:
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16 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom September 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

That was so nice of you to make cookies for the workers! I am sure they were more than appreciated!!
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17 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I LOVE it Court! What a huge difference it makes!
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18 Jaclyn September 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

oooooooooooo i love the house color!! redecorating and remodeling can take so much time effort and money but it is so worth it in the end! good for you guys!
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19 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Oh wow, the reno looks great! And how sweet of you to make cookies :) I’d -almost- be tempted to help if cookies were involved, but I absolutely hate doing any kind of remodelling… it always takes so much longer than you think, and something always has to go wrong. Then again, the results are definitely worth it :)
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20 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Adding multiple kinds of baking chips to cookies = the way to do it. So good!
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21 michelle kim September 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That’s major progress! That’s nice that they worked through all the wind and rain. You guys will enjoy it so much when it’s done!
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22 Brittany September 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I have been thinking about making my own bread for a while now, you are making it so tempting!


23 Danica @ It's Progression September 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

WOW the new siding looks great!!
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Your house is looking great!!
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25 Khushboo September 19, 2012 at 1:07 am

Completely off topic but seeing as you are the baking whiz…have you tried coconut essence in your baked goods? I just got my hands on some & I’m obsessed!
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26 Courtney September 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hmmm…no, I have not! I’ll have to check it out ;)


27 Miz September 19, 2012 at 6:11 am

we had the same day!!
I made an EGG MEAL IN A MUG for lunchsnack and baked cookies for my husband and child.
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28 Meghan @ After the Ivy League September 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

The siding looks great! Almost as good as those cookies….haha
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29 Bek @ Crave September 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Aren’t you a lovely hostess- I love all the extra bits and bops you put in the cookies ;)
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30 bobbie September 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Can you tell me the name of the color of your siding? We are having our replaced next week but can’t decide on a color and I love the color of yours!


31 Courtney September 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Sure! It’s Natural Clay :)


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