Furniture Found

As the leaves from fall show their beauty and resilience through the winter

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buds of spring are smiling at me where ever I go.

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We have a house to move into, a time frame of when we can move in ( 1st of June at the latest) and no furniture when we get there. We’ve stopped into furniture stores along our way trying to decide what we’d like to have once we got back home. Before we started this adventure we had too much furniture and now we’re starting over. Decisions decisions! Thankfully Furniture Row showed us the love.

Getting cozy on our soon to be new couch

Getting cozy on our soon to be new couch

We were able to get everything we needed for our home, financed with zero interest for FOUR years! It took us about 6 hours to decide on everything for the house and we only moved around half the store trying to see what went best with what.

Beautiful and affordable! Loving our new dining room table that has a hidden leaf below.

Beautiful and affordable! Loving our new dining room table that has a hidden leaf below.

Plus we got a free tv out of the deal. Livin’ the good life on credit…not the ideal way to go about it, and normally we don’t do anything on credit unless we can pay it off the next month, but interest free is my kinda deal.

Papa's new chair, he's so excited that his feet touch the floor when he sits in it.

Papa’s new chair, he’s so excited that his feet touch the floor when he sits in it.

Also, Furniture Row is a place that I would be happy to recommend to my friends, not only for the wonderful experience we had with Tom, on Division St. here in Spokane, but from years past when I’ve purchased furnishings from them.

 

sunshine and shadows, the beauty of everyday things are so awesome

sunshine and shadows, the beauty of everyday things are so awesome

We’ve had a couple friends come over to visit us in the RV since getting back to town. We made some yoga plans with Felicity and Frank for the future if Medical Lake has classes again. Later in the week Stacey came to visit, and we tried brown rice pasta for the first time.

Stacey trying out our Shrimp pasta meal

Stacey trying out our shrimp pasta meal

Surprisingly quite yummy! I’ve tried wheat pasta before and I just cant stand the flavor. If you are like me in that regard, I recommend you give brown rice pasta a try! Thanks guys for coming to visit us in our traveling home!

Up close and yummy as it looks and healthy!

Up close and yummy !

One bean for me, an avocado for the hubby… I have never, in my life, made beans from a bag. It always seemed so complex and complicated, and only real cooks knew the true secret of beans and how to make them from scratch. Gosh, I just wouldn’t know where to start, so I’ve stuck with canned beans. This week I got a crockpot meal called white chicken chili.

I found it at Walmart in the isle that has the salsa

I found it at Walmart in the isle that has the salsa

It came with dry beans! Now I really had to step up to the plate (haha). I then inspected, rinsed and cooked in a crockpot.

checking for the bad beans

checking for the “bad” beans

 

Without having to flip them over you can put in clear lid and see for dark spots on the other side

Without having to flip them over you can put in clear lid and see for dark spots on the other side

Super simple. Yahoo, something new! I used 3 chicken breasts from Costco and it was a bit too much meat, I recommend using 2. Don’t forget your crockpot liner, the easiest cleanup ever!

Delicious and filling

Delicious and filling

It was pretty good, nice flavor and makes quite a bit. Onto the avocado, this week for the first time in his life Mitch cut and peeled an avocado. He was never quite fond of them growing up but has now incorporated them into our diet. Way to go baby. Life is so interesting that way, we can go through so many years and never think of trying or doing something out of our norm even in regards to food. One day you decide to try a new recipe and it opens you up to a whole new world of who knows what. Maybe beans and avocados! How cool is that?

The latest happenings for  papa and pooches this week…

Milo, unaware that he smelled like Fritos to Mitch was in for a bath

Milo, unaware that he was about to get a bath

 

Please be done already!

Please be done already! Don’t worry Charlie, you’re gonna get yours next week buddy

 

Guess who came to the gym with us to pump some iron

Guess who came to the gym with us to pump some iron. “Come on pop, slow down, 200 Lbs is a bit much”

Diet update…Eating healthy and always hungry.  It seems to bring out the bear in both of us, from growling tummies because of our new found insatiable appetites, to loving the berries of life.

Strawberry and banana Whey drink, Mitch's favorite.

Strawberry and banana Whey protein drink, Mitch’s favorite.

 

Cheat day was dreamy, starting with our homemade iced coffees, followed by Applebee’s and ended with some Gelato. I am a coffee crazy girl. It used to be that I would buy a coffee every day, sometimes twice a day. About a year ago we starting adding up the cost of my addiction, realized how expensive it was and we began making our own at home. Next post I will share with you everything I use to make our super yummy at home iced coffees.

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