House Hunters

Hi friends ๐Ÿ™‚ How was your day? Hope it was lovely.

I had an amazing breakfast sitting outside on the patio of the Good Egg with my fam. I ordered the usual (egg, black beans, salad) but had to take a pic of todayโ€™s coffee- it was especially noteworthy ๐Ÿ™‚



Iโ€™ve been staying away from coffee since itโ€™s easy for me to get addicted to the caffeine train, but with a name like that, I couldnโ€™t say no. It was basically the liquid version of this:


After bfast, I met up with my Dadโ€™s side of the fam so that they could check out some houses with me. My dad is an architect and specializes in custom homes, so he knows way more about this stuff than I ever will.

Am I still considered a house hunter if I only want to look at one house?

dining room

Itโ€™s the same house I went to look at a couple of weeks ago.

I told you about the kitten wallpaper in the laundry room- hereโ€™s a pic ๐Ÿ™‚


Meow ๐Ÿ™‚

I havenโ€™t been able to get this house out of my brain.

It just feels perfect. Weโ€™ve looked online at quite a few, but I just feel like Iโ€™m supposed to live here.

From the gorgeous backyard

tall ceilings

living room

balcony off the master bedroom


updated appliances and fixtures




itโ€™s perfect.


I took video for the Pilot and am thinking heโ€™ll love it as much as I do. I kind of feel the same way about this house as I did about my wedding dress- it was the second one I tried on, and I knew it was โ€œthe oneโ€.


We went to my dadโ€™s house to talk about it and since he didnโ€™t see any probs with the house, I have my fingers crossed that hubby will agree and weโ€™ll be able to seal the deal ๐Ÿ˜‰

I played with Maxie while we discussed:


Mid-afternoon snack attack:


(Like a Mexican bruschetta– brown rice bread, goat cream cheese and salsa)

Iโ€™m back at the casa now and am about to reunite with my shrimpie friends- itโ€™s been too long!

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



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  1. Runner Couple - Sara on March 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Love the house! It has such personality – I hope the pilot loves it as much as you do!! House hunting is so exciting! I can’t wait for the day we can buy our first place!

  2. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    SUCH a gorgeous house my friend!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Besides, we need somewhere to stay when we visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      we’ll have two guest rooms ๐Ÿ™‚ party time!

  3. Amber on March 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    yay for finding a house!! I have bought 2 houses, by myself – with the husband’s approval of course. Yay for military moves ๐Ÿ˜‰ *crossing fingers* for you that the hubs loves it toooo!

  4. Sana on March 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Go with your gut! The pilot will love it as well!

  5. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on March 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    So exciting! I love that balcony off of the master. And – of course – the stellar kitten wallpaper.

  6. Sara (Miles & Manhattan) on March 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Good luck Gina!!! Fingers crossed from NYC ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. s on March 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    haha i looove the kitten wallpaper. i’m pretty sure i’m also a full fledged cat lady though.

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      hahah! amazing

  8. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on March 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Ah I love the house. I completely know that feeling of “the one.” I’m crossing my fingers for you!

  9. MMiller on March 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Love the house! I’m sure the pilot will too!

  10. simi on March 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Super cute house ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  11. Danielle on March 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Wow! I love that house! From what I know about you from your blog it totally suits you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck, I’m sure it will all work out!

  12. Kristin on March 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I think it looks great! Are you buying or renting? Either way, looks lovely and can’t wait to see what you decide!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm


      • Kristin on March 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        Awesome…good luck!!

  13. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    That kitten wallpaper is hilarious. But what I love is that cute painted tree in the kid’s room! How adorable. And the stone/tile floor in the main area — I love how that looks. Hopefully it all works out!

  14. Rachel on March 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Oh. my. So, yes – the wallpaper is super cheesy. And yet, you’ve just made my day. I had that EXACT wallpaper in my childhood bedroom. I loved, loved, loved it as a kid. Aw, memories! Ever since my parents moved out of the house that I grew up in, I’ve wished that I had taken a picture of it. Now I have one! Thank you! (Isn’t the blog world so amazing and strange?)

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      that is SO crazy!

  15. Rachel on March 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Also, that house looks lovely! Good luck!

  16. Rachel on March 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Just make sure to get a thorough home inspection, I watch Holmes on Homes when I babysit (my friends record, I have no choice ha!) and it’s astounding what other inspector’s miss. Get a certified home inspection, or two! Good luck!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      i will, for sure!

  17. Katie on March 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    That house looks absolutely beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m totally watching House Hunters on HGTV when I opened this post. Funny!

  18. Ashley on March 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    The house is incredible! Good luck with getting it!!

  19. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on March 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I love the tall ceilings of the main floor – and how light-filled every room looks! Hope it all works out ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    that’s how we felt about our house too…it was perfectly in our price range and the previous owners we amazing with the way they took care of it!

  21. kirsten on March 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    the house looks awesome!! and always feel free to post wedding pictures! i love seeing them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on March 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    The house looks beautiful. I am sure The Pilot will love it!

  23. Suzanne on March 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I ate a socca pancake tonight with an onion laughing cow wedge and a smear of salsa and called it Mexican Bruschetta. I kid you not—could not even make up that eerie coincidence I swear, AND I did it just tonight, too!

    Reader’s request: You’ve done lots of fantastic posts about healthy foods for on-the-go, but one thing I’m always at a loss for is how to eat vegetables when I won’t have access to refridgeration or heat. If I’m packing something for just a day, then an insulated lunchboxaroo will suffice, but if I’m going to be out camping for an extended period of time or at hostel abroad or something…..?

    thanks gina! Also, the kid’s room did not go unnoticed…buahahaha, wink wink, nudge nudge

  24. Melissa @ Chocolate & Kisses on March 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Love the house! It’s so true…”when you know you know”. Goes for everything in life. When we bought our house in 2009, my man was away also. I just had to show it to him because I knew it was the one! It was! good luck!! It’s beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on March 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    House hunting is soooo exciting!! I’m sure the pilot will love it! My husband and I are thinking about purchasing a house this fall and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    So exciting! Good luck with everything!

  27. miss posy on March 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Awww, is Maxie a Westie?! I have a little Westie called Molly – I love the breed to bits!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      yep she’s a westie ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Amara on March 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Good luck with the inspections! It looks beautiful. We made an offer on a house that looked so much like that, but when we got the inspection they found flood damage the owners tried to cover up. Broke my heart. Fingers crossed for you!

  29. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    HAHA that wallpaper is hilarious….but I like the high ceilings for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  30. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life on March 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Chocolate Macaroon coffee?!? Woah. I better never have that. I imagine I’d never be able to stop drinking it!

  31. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I smell a mortgage in your near future ๐Ÿ™‚


    If you found your house after only looking at one, or at a handful, and that’s the one that you just know in your heart is your house, then it’s RIGHT and it’s yours. And I wish you luck making it your own!

    It took me 14 mos to sell my house in Phoenix (and it fell out of escrow 4 times!) due to people not being able to get financing in this economy which is my way of saying it’s totally a buyer’s market! So you and Pilot are in the driver’s seat, big time. Spell it out, say exactly what you want, and you shall get it ๐Ÿ™‚

    So exciting for you two!!

  32. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    that house IS perfect, i totally wanna move in haha

  33. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on March 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I love that house! It has such character! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks on March 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Hi Gina! I really like the house. I am so excited for when you see The Pilot again! My boyfriend is atthe Coast Guard Academy, and while we get to see each other a little more frequently–at least while he is still in school, graduating next year!–I still absolutely love the feeling of being reunited once again ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Mama Pea on March 7, 2011 at 12:13 am

    That kitty wallpaper KILLS me. I would have nightmares. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Don’t think I didn’t notice that nursery…

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

      i still think you snuggle with pea kitty when no one is looking ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. Kris on March 7, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Hi…I am enjoying your blog. Wondered where you find the brown rice bread?

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 12:19 am

      trader joes but they have it everywhere- food for life brand ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Amy on March 7, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Good luck with the house! At least it looks like the kitten wallpaper is only a border and won’t take as much work to rip down! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 7, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I love the painted tree in the KIDS’ ROOM. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And that wallpaper… so glad you posted it… so horrendous!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. Mary (A Merry Life) on March 7, 2011 at 12:55 am

    That kitten wallpaper is too much. Hilarious.

    It’s a lovely house! If it’s the one, I hope you get it!

  40. Cara Craves... on March 7, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Fingers crossed for you and the house xxx (I know those are for hugs, but in my brain it made sense for fingers crossed as well:)

  41. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 7, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Mexican bruscetta–so creative! I love this especially because I LOVE crostinis of any kind ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. CathyK on March 7, 2011 at 4:58 am

    good luck with the house, gina! fingers crossed for you!
    with major purchases (house, wedding dress) etc that “tingle factor” definitely has to be there. i felt the same way the moment i stepped in our condo casa – i go the shivers and my hands started shaking, i knew i wanted to live here so much! and it did work out, never loved a home more. all the best!!! (project #1 for ya: kittie wall paper?!!)

  43. Stephanie @ Walking my Talk on March 7, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Beautiful house! I love the high ceilings! The house we’re currently living in, we just happened to drive past an open house sign…and it was “the one”. Who says we need to look at 100 places to find the one we want?

    And call me crazy, but I might even keep the kitten wallpaper, for the cheese factor alone. It’s way too funny to have kitten wallpaper!

  44. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on March 7, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Good luck!! If you love it so much, I’m sure the Pilot will too!

  45. Lisa on March 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

    The choc mac coffee looks ah-mazing!

  46. Susanne on March 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

    It only took me a day to find the place I wanted to buy. It was the first place I looked at and I knew it was the one. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. The house looks lovely!

  47. Kara on March 7, 2011 at 7:22 am

    The house looks great! I remember trying to find the perfect house to buy, it’s so stressful! I hope your husband likes it as much as you do!

  48. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Congrats on your super house find!! I especially love the tall ceilings and wish I had some in my own house. I hope everything works out well for you and the Pilot with this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. RhodeyGirl on March 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Oh Gina!

    I can SO see you and the Pilot and your family in that home. I love how open it is, and with a paint job (or two) it is going to be so perfect. All of your furniture will look beautiful there, and how nice will it be to see on the balcony with the Pilot in the morning drinking a cup of tea?!!!!

    I hope he loves it as much as you do and that you are able to close! Woohoo!

  50. Ali on March 7, 2011 at 8:13 am

    What a gorgeous house! I definitely hope it works out for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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