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Houses and Bfast All the Livelong Day

Hi friends! How was your Sunday? Hope it was amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

Newfound hobby: I LOVE HOUSE SHOPPING.

It was such a blasty and definitely gave me a more clear idea of what weโ€™re looking for.

Before house hunting, I met up with my Nana, Tata, Madre and little bro at the Delicious Egg for b-fast.

The coffee flavor of the day was cinnamon toast (YUM) and I ordered the egg white and 7 veggie omelet with no cheese, salad on the side.

good egg1

They actually brought me two salads since the omelets come with two sides, so I was happy to take care of both ๐Ÿ™‚

MY OTHER RECIPES


After b-fast, I went to pick up my other nana for house hunting.

We had so much fun looking around,

from theโ€ฆ interesting:

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living room

to the swankalicious.

swank

 swank2

and checking out all of the special features each place had to offer.

library tile

powder room

kiva

(Hot tea or margaritas around the kiva? Yes please)

bar light

wine cooler

pool

Tucson architecture is incredibly unique and I appreciate all of the little special features.

Many of the houses we checked out also had breathtaking mountain views.

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view 

Lurve lurve so much.

After checking out houses for 3 hours (!) I went back to my nanaโ€™s house to discuss with her, and she brought out homemade mushroom quiche:

quiche

and fresh fruit.

fruit

You guys know I donโ€™t usually roll with flaky, buttery pastry crusts or cheese, but Iโ€™m not about to turn away a piece of nanaโ€™s homemade quiche. It was INCREDIBLEโ€ฆ she could give Barefoot Contessa a run for her money ๐Ÿ˜‰

We found one house that really stood out to usโ€ฆ 4 bedrooms, tall ceilings, a huge backyard with a pool and basketball court, and glorious kitchen. Itโ€™s the perfect entertaining house- I canโ€™t wait to have dinner parties again.

So I told the Pilot that itโ€™s tied with the other house Iโ€™m in love with (which is cozier and doesnโ€™t need quite as much fixing up), so when heโ€™s here weโ€™re going to go on one more house-hunting spree.

Iโ€™m about to dig into the b-fast cookie I put in the fridge this morning- itโ€™s officially been b-fast all day up in here ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a lovely night and Iโ€™ll see ya in the morning <3

xoxo

Gina

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49 Comments

  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    OMG – please tell me that the house you like is the one with the built-in wine fridge. That would sell me in .05 seconds!

  2. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    those homes are BEAUTIFUL! what an exciting time. made even more exciting by quiche!

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      that quiche was the icing on the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I bet your nana COULD give Ina Garten a run for her money. I would love to have either of them cook for me one day in this lifetime ๐Ÿ™‚

    The houses…the swanky one rocks. It’s very San Diego, too. Lots of Orange Co., San Diego, Tuscon, Phoenix…all have that vibe with the mountains in the background and the canyons and wide expansive outdoor views with awesome interiors like granite, hardwood, and stainless. And great bathrooms. That’s pretty much my go-to wish list in a house.

    House hunting being fun?! Glad you are having fun with it! I find it to be exhausting…then again, putting a kid in and out of a carseat 17 times and telling them “don’t touch anything honey!” is hard work…haha!

    Can’t wait to see what you and the pilot decide to get. I am living vicariously…and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jenni on March 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    those houses are BEAUTIFUL! I want the one with the pool!

  5. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on March 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Those houses looked amazing! So unique and the views were awesome! Good luck choosing one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on March 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    All of those houses are gorgeous! They are so amazing, I’m excited about what you choose. The food looks so incredible.

  7. Jennifer on March 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    WOW! I love the kitchen photos and the outside entertainment area! Beautiful! A basketball court would be fun to have for entertaining as well! I keep waiting for the “HE’S HOME” post I bet you keep waiting for when you are able to write it! Good luck house hunting while you wait!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      girl, i can’t wait to write it… i already have it planned out ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on March 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Wow- those houses are beautiful. I’m excited to see which one you and Pilot choose! Hooray for him being home sweet home soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt on March 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    These houses are so gorgeous! What fun to go house hunting and start mapping out where you are going to live!

  10. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Awww, I love house-shopping, too! I’m not in a position to be buying just yet (I’m in grad school & the hubbs just opened his own business so we need a little more stability first), but my mom is a realtor and I’ve ALWAYS loved going around and just checking out houses with her. I’m a total snoop, so I’ve always loved checking out houses in my neighborhood whenever they go on the market to see their floor plans, etc.

  11. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I’d love to be able to house-shop… we’re stuck where we are until our hypothetical child is at least in Kindergarten! Love you friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      love you too, friend!

  12. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I love looking at houses — and that second pic with the humungous windows? Holy crap I want to live there ๐Ÿ™‚ The mountain views, all of it. I’ll take it ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. hippierunner on March 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful views of the mountains! I never would have thought the desert could be so pretty!

  14. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I love house shopping too!!!! Can’t wait to see what you decide on, Gina ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on March 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I would love a house that is basically designed for being hospitable! Of course, the highlight of the day seemed to be quality time with fam. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Those houses all look gorgeous!! I LOVE the giant bathtub!

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      me too- i’m not even a bath person (i like showers) but its awesome

  17. Amanda on March 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That’s an awesome kitchen. Is that the place your trying to get?

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      perhaps yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on March 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    House shopping is lots of fun!! When you have a good selection. Our housing market is kind of dry around here; not too options for the style and size we’re looking for. Too many home owners are upside down, so selling would be to their disadvantage here in upstate, NY. ๐Ÿ™ If nothing comes on the market, we’re considering building.

    Hope you find what you’re looking for. Sounds like you have some great options right now. Woo hoo!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d love to eat at a place that gave me two salads!! And yes, your Nana’s quiche looks amazing. As does the fresh fruit. Yum!

  19. Amanda (Eating Up) on March 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    House hunting sounds like so much fun. Can’t wait to read more of your adventures!

  20. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on March 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    wow! very beautiful!!!!!

  21. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy on March 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I love house-hunting too! We had such a blast checking out all the unique homes when we were in the market for a home! Plus, we just knew when we had found one that was perfect for us–which made it that much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 13, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    oh i love lookin at houses, although i am not really able to buy one now, i still look online! best of luck, its so much fun.

  23. sarah (sarah learns) on March 14, 2011 at 1:24 am

    all of the houses look amazing! i would have such a hard time weighing pros and cons and choosing! good think i won’t be house hunting for at least a couple more years….

  24. Alexandrina @ The Cardio Queen on March 14, 2011 at 2:20 am

    ahhh…I miss those awesome Tucson mountain views!

  25. Cara Craves... on March 14, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Those houses look crazy huge and stunning!
    Good luck with the continued hunt.

  26. Emma on March 14, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Oh my word!! Those houses! I’m incredibly jealous, they’re ALL so beautiful! English houses are nothing like that at all! I especially love those huge windows in the living room. It’s my dream to one day live somewhere that’s warm enough that I can have a pool in my backyard.

  27. lindsay on March 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

    i’d totally buy that house just for the wine storage and patio. No shame in that! hehe! Lovely views too. Can I come visit?
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Katie on March 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Hi love!

    All these pics are amazing!!! I love the kitchen, I have to say a Beautiful kitchen would win me over and a amazing master bedroom too ; ) I am so excited to see which house you guys end up choosing! Have a great day! Thinking of you! xoxo <3

  29. Susanne on March 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

    What an exciting time for you . . . house hunting and your pilot coming home soon. I’m so happy for you!!! Those houses are gorge!!!

  30. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on March 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

    That does look so fun!! I’d love that huge tub ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you found a second contender you love!!

  31. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Those houses look ahhhmazing! Sounds like a fun (but potentially expensive) hobby! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Joelle on March 14, 2011 at 8:50 am

    That house is amazing! the kitchen, unbelievable! I hope we’d all be invite to a dinner party ๐Ÿ˜‰ That tub…. even if you don’t regularly use it, it’s a nice option to have!

  33. Anne Marie on March 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

    The house is beautiful!! House hunting is definitely addicting. Our realtor told us that men set the budget and women tend to break it ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Jason @ Shutter&Saute on March 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

    That adobe style fireplace is awesome, I would love to have one of those!

  35. LisaG on March 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    The house with a pool; because it’s hot there!

  36. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on March 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I LOVE that bathtub with the steps! And the mountain views!

  37. Mo on March 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Those photos are just beautiful. I can’t even imagine waking up every morning to a view like that. I wonder if that is something that people continue to appreciate? Or do they lose that appreciation over time, like a new toy gets old? It would never get old to me – if you decide to buy one with a view like that – please keep the photos coming! Take care and have a good week my friend.

  38. LauraJayne on March 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I LOVE seeing pictures of your house hunting adventures! My parents are starting a house hunt now, and I’ve been volunteering to accompany them on their search!

  39. Dominique @ The Good Life on March 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    That kitchen…and that reading nook….and the pool! It’s SWANKGASMIC! Of course, now I can’t wait to buy my first house!

  40. Mindy on March 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    wow some awesome features – two ovens? Cool!
    I love mushroom quiches! I’m letting go of eggs in my diet though and I didn’t realize that would mean no more quiche. ๐Ÿ™

  41. Clare @ Fitting It All In on March 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    LOVE house hunting..and House Hunters! Even though I’m only 23 and not looking to buy at all, I spend lots of time stalking houses and apartments on Craigs List!

  42. Rose on March 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    We love going to open houses at places we could never afford too. It’s so much fun to dream about actually living in a house like that on a military salary! Thanks!

  43. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I love that bathtub with steps! I can see myself sitting in there with some bubbles, a glass of wine, and a good book! ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Chelsa on March 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Wow those are some incredible options you have.

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