Inspector Gadgets

Hi friends! Howโ€™s your Friday treating ya?

We just got back from inspection at our new casa ๐Ÿ˜€

[Bump alert! haha]

The verdict?

It went well!!

We were lucky to have an AMAZING inspector. He had so many crazy gadgets to check the temperatures of the walls and air coming out of the AC unit, and found a thousand little things, but nothing huge or deal-breaking. He also had a lot of tips for how to clean things โ€“the people living in the house are pretty much calling it quits on the sanitary side of life- and we were very thankful for his help. We have a giant to-do list now! I love to-do lists ๐Ÿ˜‰

So before I go to work, hereโ€™s a sneak peek of our new place:



(Iโ€™m asking them to leave the Buddha fountain if they donโ€™t want to move it- I love it)



(The sink has a reverse osmosis water filter- bottled water from the sink!)


I canโ€™t wait to see what it will look like with our furniture and decor ๐Ÿ˜€

living room


As tempted as I was to run up and down the staircase singing โ€œI think Iโ€™m gonna like it hereโ€ a la little orphan Annie, I restrained myself. There were a lot of people there: the realtor, inspector + assistant, termite dude, nana, stepmom and little bro, Pilot and myself.

But, I think Iโ€™m gonna like it hereโ€ฆ a lot ๐Ÿ˜€


See ya after work with a Fashion Friday post!



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  1. Kathy on June 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    First – I loved that photo of you in your cute dress and curly hair and then I said to myself “oh and a cute little bump!” before I saw your comment. A-dor-a-ble!!!

    Second – and holy cow! – On top of such a cool house, it already had a Buddha?!? Perfection. And so meant to be!

    So happy for you Four!

  2. Angela @ MyPinkyToes on June 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm


  3. Leslie on June 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    So pretty! Very exciting!!!

  4. Allison @ Food for Healing on June 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    such a beautiful house! i know you guys will be so happy! and you will have a nice solid place to raise the little munchkin!

  5. Betty on June 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats!! Your home is beautiful. I can’t wait to buy a home also, we love our condo but a house would be nice.

  6. Erin on June 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    The house looks beautiful!! Congratulations! I cannot wait to see even more. If it makes you feel better, I hugged the island in our kitchen when we saw our house because I loved it so much, and I did that in front of our realtor, my husband, and his parents.

  7. Jerri on June 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    The bump was the very first thing I noticed, cute and round!! You look great. And I love the new casa; the kitchen is lovely and the view is ah-mazing! Can’t wait to see your post after you get the to-do list done and decorate the digs.

  8. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on June 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Oh congrats that’s so exciting for you guys!

  9. Jess@atasteofconfidence on June 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    House looks great!

  10. Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on June 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    It looks nice! I especially like the kitchen! Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Laura @ Backstage Pass on June 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Congrats on the inspection going well! Your new casa is absolutely gorgeous. And I hope they leave your buddha fountain, too ๐Ÿ˜€
    This is random but your house reminds me of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s on The Newlyweds! There’s something about the staircase, I think. Thought I’d share!

  12. Valerie on June 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    It looks lovely! I just bought a little townhouse, and while it was being built I was pretty much ready to pitch a tent and let them build the place around me.

    Do I spy a changing table in the background of the bump pic? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hayley @ Oat Couture on June 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    How exciting!! And thats such an amazing view!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Kris | on June 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful home my love!!! It is so stinking sunny a warm looking there!! I need some of that!

    I was just saying yesterday to the man that a road trip is in order and we have never been to AZ, I wonder how long the drive would be from Vancouver {Canada} to AZ??

  15. Amelia on June 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    So glad your inspection went smoothly. That is always a relief! I like the open floor plan and space of the house. Very nice…and cute swing set.
    After closing on our short sale yesterday, I immediately called our floor guys and asked when they could start on our hardwood floors. I was surprised when they said they could start today at 8am! Hopefully by next Friday we will get to unload the POD and move in.

    When are you scheduled to close/ move in? Anything you want to do BEFORE you move everything in?

  16. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    What a beautiful house! It looks so open and big!

  17. Dani on June 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    congrats! it looks beautiful and very much your style (if that makes sense!). so awesome!!

  18. Paige @Running Around Normal on June 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    How exciting! The house is gorgeous:) The view isn’t bad either ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Amanda @ Still Life with Duck on June 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Congratulations on the new house!

  20. Ali (urbanfruitbat) on June 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Wow! Your new place looks so beautiful! And that kitchen is HUGE!! I am sure you will have tonnes of fun in there. And I hope for you too that you get to keep the fountain! (;

  21. kari on June 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations! the house looks like the spanish style that i like! enjoy it when you move in.. so happy for the two of you.

  22. Ali (urbanfruitbat) on June 25, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I was walking by a running store today, and they had foam rollers in the window and it made me think of you!(;

  23. Amanda on June 25, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I bet you can’t wait to move in and break in that kitchen! That house is beyond words….. just unreal. Congrats!

  24. Janiek on June 25, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I spot a bump, I spot a bump!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Lori H on June 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

    That’s so exciting!!!! I am so happy for you! : ) Good things are happening! Congrats!

  26. Erica on June 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I love it, G!! So much beautiful, natural light…your pics are going to be even more amazing than they are now! And your little baby bump in the pic was the first thing I noticed. I think I even let out a little “Awwww….”, leaving my family to come see what I was cooing over;-) So sweet. Love to you girlie <3

  27. Marissa on June 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    What a positively BEAUTIFUL home! I love the kitchen and the yard!

  28. char @ char on a mission on June 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    The house is GORG!!!!! I would have so ran up and down those staircases and then claimed how I wouldn’t need to workout after that haha. Congrats!!!!

  29. Karen on June 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to hear about some of the inspector’s cleaning tips!

    • Fitnessista on June 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      i will totally share them ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Moni'sMeals on June 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats! So lovely indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Stephanie on June 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    You look so cute! Would love to hear some of those cleaning tips. I think it’s time for summer “spring” cleaning!

    • Fitnessista on June 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      for sure! i’ll post them when we get in the house and i’m tackling it ๐Ÿ™‚ all his suggestions were natural, too

  32. Ann @ Running With Chopstix on June 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    The house looks gorgeous and perfect for the little Fitnessista/Pilot to grow up in! ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. Mac on June 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    LOVE the kitchen and LOVE the staircase…. basically LOVE the house ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

      thank you!

  34. Dee on June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Wow Gina! What an amazing house!

    ps. You look great in your dress! And yay for the bump alert! Hope you are feeling well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Shannon @ Blonde Silver Lining on June 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations on the new house, it looks amazing! The kitchen especially looks great with all that cabinet space! Now for the fun moving part, right?

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      haha exactly ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Julie S. on June 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    The house is beautiful! Love all the natural light & the big open staircase! Not to mention that kitchen! Congrats!!

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      thank you!!!

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