Still not quite there

Instead of my usual Thursday of teaching and Zumba, I spent the morning testing out the Schweaty November Workout, so it will be ready to go tomorrow! It was certainly schweaty, and please let me know if you have any current workout song faves to add to the playlist.

I took today and Saturday off work, since we have out-of-town guests coming in for the shower –my friend Hayley is staying with us this weekend!- and I wanted to be able to spend time with them. Whenever we have people in town, they like to see the new casa, so we’ll give the house tour and everything.

Which means, I get to show two rooms that still need a little lot of help, and have wickedly awful paint jobs.

Exhibit 1: the baby’s future room (when she’s old enough to move out of the nursery)


There used to be car and train decals on the walls… very nice.

Exhibit 2: what will be  the Pilot self-worship room aka the office



When you’re military, it’s easy to have at least one room in your house full of boxes that you’ll probably never unpack since moving happens so frequently. Since we’re supposed to be here at least 3 years, it’s kind of exciting to know that we can fully unpack and settle a little bit, before we find out what’s happening next.

 office (2)

Pretty much every pilot I’ve met has a room in their house with their medals and awards, military art and plane models, etc., so this will be the Pilot’s. I think it would be fun to do a vintage military theme in there but before really decorating it, we need a new desk. We ended up dismembering our old one in Valdosta, and putting it out front, along with many other things, and a sign that said “Take me!”

I love the fact that it’s pink right now, even though it’s a BRIGHT and nauseating shade. [And that’s coming from a major pink fan]

We still have work to do on the nursery and master bedroom,

and the only upstairs room that is actually finished is the guest room.


It’s all a work in progress, but hopefully most of it will be done before the holidays? We shall see…

*More house pics in this post 🙂

This morning’s bfast included the return of an old favorite:


candy cane green tea!!!! I hoarded boxes from Trader Joe’s right before they got rid of them last year, and I was so excited to see that it’s back. This would be AMAZING with some dark chocolate almond milk….

I enjoyed a plain cup this morning with pumpkin protein oats, half a GF gingersnap cookie crumbled on top:


Time to get crackalackin on the to-do list 🙂

See ya later today with a Family post!



Something to talk about: What’s your all-time favorite tea? Candy cane green tea for me, and Tulsi sweet rose is a close #2. Any room in your house that you’d like to makeover? As much work as the office needs, getting the master totally finished is on the top of our priority list.

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  1. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on November 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I just saw that tea yesterday at Trader Joe’s! I was wanting to pick some up, but I hadn’t heard anything about it! I should have because our closest Trader Joe’s is a good 45 minutes away! :/

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I love that tea too! I’m almost out though, which is a bummer because we don’t have TJs in Canada. 🙁

  3. Jill on November 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Gina, did you see this set at Sephora? The Tarte eyeliner you raved about… a whole set of them!
    I’m going to my sephora tomorrow to buy them and if they’re not there I’m going to buy them online (it’s $51 Canadian + shipping, but that’s still awesome considering they’re $35 each here!!)

    • Fitnessista on November 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      those are BEAUTIFUL! ordering now 🙂
      thank you!!!

      • Jill on November 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        I ordered them too, hahah! SUCH a good deal!! Also got a set of 6 Tarte lip-crayon things for some ridiculous price… maybe $30? There are something like 225 reviews and STILL they have 5/5 stars!

  4. Steph C on November 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I cannot live without Aveda’s comforting tea: (Also known to my sisters and I as crack tea.) It’s always a stocking stuffer for my mom, sisters, and I. It’s the best part of getting my hair done because my salon serves it perfectly steeped!

  5. Sinead on November 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I love Irish tea with milk, but lately I’ve also been loving Jasmine Pearls from Trader Joe’s- so soothing and delicious!

  6. Kate Z. on November 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    sleepytime tea is always a staple in my house… but I love Eater’s Digest by Traditional Medicinals and Constant Comment always reminds me of Christmas… I also just discovered Teecino which is a caffeine-free coffee substitute that is AMAZING! It’s great with a little milk and sweetener.

  7. Emily @ on November 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Shoot, I was just at TJ’s and didn’t think to peruse the tea aisle! I’ve been scared off from drinking green tea while pregnant; I was told that something in green tea reduces your ability to absorb folic acid. Is this true, or did I just get scaredy-cat-preggo-owned again?

    I know it’s not tea, but Christmas is back at Starbucks too apparently. Time to switch out my weekly Pumpking Spice Latte with a Peppermint one!

  8. Allison on November 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Sleepy Time from Celestial Seasonings of course! Childhood fav..reminds me of family.

  9. Maddy on November 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Your guest room looks charming! Next time I am at TJs I’m getting that tea. I finally tried the guacamole hummus you recommended and we’re all hooked! It’s a great way to get a kid who loves hummus, but supposedly “hates avocados” to eat avocado. We just don’t tell him it’s in there and he eats it and enjoys it. He loves that it’s green too!

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