Hello Loves

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Mine has been extremely great! Good news all around!  One thing I can not make public yet, but as soon as I can I will be sure to fill you in! It is super exciting and I smile just thinking about it!

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But what I can share with you is Matt and I found a new apartment!!

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I know it may not seem like a huge deal, but we have been looking for sometime now and nothing just seemed to fit.  Unfortunately, our budget is way lower than it was, due to me not working and going back to school, and the area we were looking is the “fancier side of town” if you will.  But we are moving in order to be closer to Matt’s work and get me a bit closer to school, because gas prices are just killing us.  It doesn’t help that Matt drives a truck!  So we kind of needed to look in that area.  Well we finally found a great place, tons of space and the price was so much lower than everything else we had been looking at.  Also, one of Matt’s co-workers lives there, and she has been happy with the place, so that is a bit re-assuring as well.

I’m kind of bummed to be going back to the apartment living though.  We definitely got spoiled with our townhouse and our amazing landlords. But again, these times just call for us to do things we don’t really want to do, and it won’t be forever and I think this place will be nice for the time being.  I love moving and making new spaces my own! So I am excited for that at least!

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The day of apartment hunting was a long one! I had to volunteer that morning at the animal clinic and  was going to meet Matt at the apartment right after.

I knew my morning was going to be long, so I did what any normal person does.

Make the most random breakfast ever.

english muffin with the most random combination toppings ever.

I’m not indecisive or anything.  Sometimes when I can’t decide what sounds good, or make up my mind on what I want, it all ends up on my plate.

This started with a Rudi’s english muffin half topped with Trader Joe’s fig butter, topped with Chobani blueberry greek yogurt.

The other half ended up being topped with cranberry/blueberry preserves that my foodie pen pal got me (amazing) topped with my banana bread hummus.

Ok this batch of banana bread hummus was one of the best I have made. I sort of started “winging” it and found a few great combinations.

This batch was:

-1 large ripe banana

-1 – 15oz can chickpeas (rinsed)

- approx 1 tbsp vanilla extract

- approx 1 tsp almond extract

- 1 squirt maple syrup (yes I measure in squirts, totally acceptable)

- sprinkle or two of cinnamon (again, totally acceptable form of measurement)

Blend, blend, blend.

This batch was seriously amazing. The almond really adds to the taste, just have to be careful not to overdo it because it can become over-powering very quickly.

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So after signing the paperwork for our new place (!!!), Matt and I did a quick lunch at Subway. I was going to take a picture, but the guy basically demolish my sub and it was just not as photogenic. But it was tasty. Sometimes Subway just hits the spot for me. Today was one of those days!

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Matt and I then headed to Total Wine and More (may or may not have done some free wine tasting) and picked up a build your own 6-pack for celebration.

So the couch. My love. Some good beer. And relaxation that our house hunt is over is where I’m headed tonight.

Today has been good. Long. But good.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Relax. Enjoy.

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Do you like house/apartment hunting? Soooo glad it’s over!

Do you like decorating new spaces? Pinterest here I come!!