I had a fun 6 hours of conference calls today at work.
Luckily I had a delicious Raw Organic Food Bar (won for free) in Chocolate Coconut to get me through the day. There's something about the chocolate chips in this bar that I just love.
After work, hubby and I swung by the house to check on the progress. Almost all the walls and trim are completely painted. It's so exciting to see all the new colors in the house - ESPECIALLY in that SUNROOM! I picked light turquoise (my fave) for the sunroom because I think I'll spend the most time in there (besides the kitchen, of course).
Then, hubby and I went by our new favorite shopping spot - Lowes. From Banana Republic to Lowes in a year...my how things change!
We checked out floor stains for when we re-finish our hardwoods.
After Lowes, hubby and I went to Noodles & Co for dinner. We called up our friends Justin + Emily who live near by and had an impromptu group dinner. It was really nice catching up over food. We'll have to do this more often!
I ordered the trio and got chicken noodle soup to combat the chilly weather outside. I thought it was really good - especially for chain restaurant food, though it was a bit on the salty spot. Considering the cool temps, it really hit the spot. I would get this again.
For my entree, I got the Wisconsin Macaroni & Cheese with parmesan crusted chicken.
The mac and cheese wasn't quite as good as I remembered it (from the time hubby ordered it), but the ooey gooey cheese was exactly what I was looking for. I think I prefer my dad's recipe, but that takes some time to cook up.
Hubby got the stroganoff noodles with braised beef and a side caesar salad.
Justin was nice enough to share 1/2 of one of his ciabatta rolls - it was really good!
Kiwi for dessert #1.
After dinner, it was time to get down to business. I picked up again packing in the craft room and took a 30 minute break to watch The Hills.
I got up during a commercial to get some milk and look who took my spot! Bailey!
Dessert #2: my last praline and some skim milk.
Btw, Kat said I can post one of her photo shoot photos (from yesterday)...yay! I LOVE this one! Isn't she gorge!? ;) Look at her beautiful curly hair!
- Ellie Krieger is coming out with a new cookbook! Title=So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week (now available for pre-order via amazon.com). I think I need to go pre-order mine now.
- Green Article: 6 Simple Ways to Save Energy at Home (via cnn.com)
- Larabar tweeted an awesome idea for healthy Halloween treats - mini Larabars!
Have a great week everyone!