House in Disguise

Hi friends 😀 Happy Sunday to ya <3 Hope you’ve had an amazing weekend. It seems like the blog is back and running for good, and the new design will be up TOMORROW! Can’t wait to show you guys.

It hasn’t exactly been a day of rest over here, but a very, very… very good day 🙂

me and bell3

(didn’t chop my hair off- my layers are just sticking out funny)

We started the day by moving a ton of furniture! I bought 16 pieces from an estate sale, and we had to pick everything up today and lug it into the townhouse. Things have been very bare in here since I moved in, because our furniture is in the POD and I’ve been using loaners from the family (like the futon we broke and captured it on video).

We’re finally starting to pick things up for our new house, since we’ll have more rooms to furnish. It’s definitely exciting 🙂

Here are some of the pieces I picked up – most are for the guest rooms:


The antique Mexican style will look really cool with our warm color scheme.


(Ottoman with two stools)



After moving furniture around –this little funny place actually looks more home-ish!- I got ready quickly and headed to my friend Michele’s bridal shower.

I was greeted with a vegetarian salad 🙂

***these are all iPhone photos—I was playing “sneaky blogger”


On the tables, they had cookies from the Cravory. I was SO excited to finally try them, since I did a giveaway last year for these incredible treats.

Marisa and I split a cinnamon crunch cookie (holy foodgasm.. pieces of cinnamon toast crunch cereal in the cookies!), and a chocolate chip (so doughy and perfect).


(I took the red velvet and birthday cake ones home to save for the Pilot)

For dessert, they served cheesecake with berries.


I have to be in the mood for cheesecake (chocolate > cheesecake), but ended up eating about half of the filling part and most of the berries. It was pretty good 🙂

The shower was BEAUTIFUL, but it made me sad that Michele is going back to Georgia. I’ll miss her, but her family is here too, so I’m glad she and her husband will visit often.

Well I’m off to take Bella for a walk and then plan out this week’s meals, grocery shop and hit up Beefcake and Noble. Maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond if there’s time 😉

Enjoy your night and I’ll see ya in the morning!



Something to talk about: What kind of wedding cake did you have? If you’re not married yet, what flavor would you choose? We had mini cakes in multiple flavors, but they were all covered in chocolate ganache 🙂


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  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter on May 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love when you post wedding photos. So beautiful. 🙂

    You scored on the furniture Gina. I love the antique Mexican style.

    We had a local raw chef make our cake. Fresh fruit layered with dehydrated sheets of fruit and cashew cream with almond slivers and edible flowers on top. So good!

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      that sounds heavenly- love raw desserts so much 🙂
      miss you, friend! <3

  2. chickster on May 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    OMG!!! I can’t believe you know the founders of the Cravory! I can’t believe I’m just now learning their name! Every other week I bought their cookies at Hillcrest Farmer’s Market (SD) and would rave about them to friends, but never knew their name . . . ps their cookie of the month club sounds dangerous =)

    • Fitnessista on May 2, 2011 at 12:19 am

      so crazy!! yes, adam is my friend’s cousin and i went to school with derek (biggie) 🙂 their cookies are ridiculous

  3. Suzanne on May 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Two comments from me in one post, and now this second one is so serious that I almost feel the levity of my first (’bout the champagne…pronounced sham-pahg-nuh, natch) was in appropriate, but at any rate, this time I’m writing to say that:

    FIST PUMP TO THE PILOT! AND TO USA! Bin Laden dead!!!!!!!!!!

    • Fitnessista on May 2, 2011 at 12:20 am

      i’ve never been one to celebrate another person’s death, but i just have to say:

  4. Beth on May 2, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Our wedding cake: lemon cake, coconut buttercream with passion fruit filing. Oh so delicious.

  5. Jess@atasteofconfidence on May 2, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I think I want carrot cake- it’s kinda our thing 🙂

  6. Gina B on May 2, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I’m getting married in less than 2 months (ahh, it’s coming so quickly!). We’re having 2 flavors, my choice- Double Chocolate Cake and his choice- White Cake and Strawberry Filling (modified strawberry shortcake, his favorite!).

    You look so beautiful in your wedding picture!!

  7. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

    You scored some awesome finds at the estate sale! And I bet they were such a deal too.

    For my wedding cake I think I want something that has milk, dark AND white chocolate! 😀

  8. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on May 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I’m getting married in August and we’re having red velvet cupcakes with buttercream icing. They are SO delicious!

  9. Marie on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I love the furniture! Especially the first piece!

  10. Nicole @ Fresh & Fit on May 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I love estate sales!

    I’m getting married in July and we are having two cake flavors. Chocolate mousse and French Vanilla Cream…yummmmm I can’t wait!

  11. Sam on May 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

    What kind of makeup do you buy? I need a better brand!

    • Fitnessista on May 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      mostly origins (moisturizer w spf), bobby brown (bronzer), laura mercier (undereye concealer) and mac (eyeshadow)
      my fave eyeliner is bare escentuals buxom

      • Sam on May 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

        Thanks! I don’t want animal crap in my makeup, that is for sure!

  12. Laura on May 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I got married last August and our wedding cake was gingerbread with cream cheese frosting. I wanted something a little different from the typical wedding cake and every bakery seemed to have the same options so I was thrilled when I saw this one on list from our catering company and even more thrilled when I put it in my mouth. Holy yum!

  13. Lauren H on May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    My sister got married this weekend and had 3 flavors… Red velvet with chocolate filling, blueberry, and my favorite, banana chocolate chip!

  14. ellalinea on May 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Omg I rally thought you chopped off your hair hhh 🙂

    The cheesecake looks very nice!

  15. Anna May on May 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    aww your hair would look so cute that length! i just got all mine chopped off.. taking a while to get used to it but i think i like it.. haha.
    cant wait for the new look blog! keep coming back and checking to see if its up yet.. soon i hope! xx

  16. Sarah on May 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    We got married in August and had an outdoor reception – so we decided on an ice cream sundae bar instead of cake! It was a lot of fun and a nice relaxing twist on the afternoon! 🙂

  17. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on May 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Our wedding cake was chocolate and carrot cake layers. We got it from The Buttery in Santa Cruz. I loved the carrot, the chocolate not so much but Hubby loved it so we each got our favorites. 🙂 My girlfriend will be having PIES for her wedding dessert at the end of the month. Can’t wait!

  18. Katherine: Unemployed on May 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    wedding cupcakes have become a trend lately- thoughts on that?

  19. Jenna on May 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    We got married last May. Since both my husband and I are gluten-free and he also can not have rice, we knew cake was not an option unless I was going to make it. The wedding was back in our home state 2000 miles away, so this was not an option. I decided very early on in the wedding planning to do a ice cream sundae bar. I made a stawberry, triple berry, carmel sauce, and hot fudge sauce a couple days before the wedding. We also had an array of toppings freshly whippied cream, homemade salted candied pecans and other store bought toppings – M&M, crushed sandwich cookies, chocolate chips, toffee and mint bites, toasted coconut, toasted cashews, sprinkles, cherries and probably a few other things that I can’t rememeber. The day of the wedding I had a couple aunts scoop store-bought vanilla ice cream. It was so much fun and probably the most talked about, even still today, part of our wedding.

  20. Carla on May 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Hi! I’m new to your blog…but I’ve LOVING it so far!!!:) I just got married in December and I only got a wedding cake b/c my mom insisted. I’m not even sure what flavor it was because she picked it out AND went to the tasting by herself! What I did have (and love) at my wedding was 5 small cakes from my FAVORITE local bakery. We had a chocolate, red velvet, carrot, chocolate chip pound and white chocolate (MY FAVORITE!!!). They were served on trays and people were chasing the servers around trying to get different pieces of the yummy cakes!!!:)

    • Fitnessista on May 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      welcome to the little blog!
      those cakes sound GLORIOUS

  21. Emma (ecoprincess) on May 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Just catching up on your blog after the weekend and I have to say I LOVE the new design!! For my wedding cake I’d love to have an extra chocolate-y one!! I would LOVE to get one from here: they’ve recently started a series on TV here in the UK a bit like Ace of Cakes and they’re AMAZING, expensive though! But hey, you only get married once right?! 😉

    • Fitnessista on May 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

      those are beautiful!!! and yes, you only get married once 😉 might as well live it up, right?

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