Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce and the White Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers!
Can it just stay Sunday all week? Hey TKW Family, happy Sunday! I thought this day would never get here nor that I’d finally be able to say the following sentence… The House is OFFICIALLY on the market!!! 9 long years of non-stop remodeling/construction (granted we had a few surgeries thrown in there) but we are actually done. Okay sure we have little things that apparently normal folks do – laundry, dusting/waxing and yard work. But it’s weird to not have to walk over an air compressor or have to paint something or not find another construction pencil in the dryer. Yes – I’ve washed more than my fair share of those things! Pretty resilient I might add!
Yesterday afternoon as we were having lunch I sat there an looked at Mr. Fantabulous and said, “Honey, um… what now? I don’t know what to do with myself. Like I have actual free time and I’m kind of lost.” He just looked at me, with almost a doe-eyed innocent look and said, “I have no clue honey. We’ve not had a life or free time in 9 years that I literally have no idea how to have a normal life.”
…and then the anxiety set in
Late Friday night we got the text from our realtor that our house was officially on the market and all of the links to the listing, virtual tour and 360 walk-thru. The next morning I looked at the links and then saw how many views and saves it got. And that’s when the anxiety set in. There it was – the estate (our house is an estate apparently *shrugs*), both houses (we have 2 full houses on the grounds), the rooms IN my house, my BEDROOM! All week leading up I hadn’t been feeling well but I thought it was allergies but normally allergies don’t bother my stomach. I could barely eat and just felt sick as a dog. When I saw all of that on-line, my life like that, I honestly started to freak out a bit.
I just felt so exposed and vulnerable. The thought of having complete strangers in my house was never an issue as I love meeting new people but this was different – strangers were going to be in my house without us there. They were looking (and touching) our things and wandering around our life. Now granted this house and property is set up like a compound with start of the art security systems and cameras (internal and external) so I wasn’t worried about that but the whole putting my life like that out there was scaring the living daylights out of me. I mean you guys know me, I’m pretty open with you all about my life and stuff. But it’s not like you’re wandering around my house looking in my closets or the rooms without me.
I took this to Facebook to just talk to find out if what I’m feeling is normal or if I’m losing my mind. Thankfully so many of you all said that what I’m feeling is normal and that once I get through the first showing I’ll be fine. Reading all the responses and advice, honestly really helped me a bit. I’m a bit calmer today and actually was able to eat more than saltines.
So now what?
Many of you asked what I’m going to do now that the house is done. Good question. I’ll be able to go back to more TKW and finally expand into videos. I’ll be able to catch up on all of the movies we missed. I can actually read a book – God I miss that!. I thought about another hobby but every time I start a new hobby I end up turning it into a business. 2 jobs right now is enough; I don’t need a 3rd one. LOL But first, first I think I’m just going to relax and enjoy having a marriage again and not a construction partner. I’m going to enjoy the fruits of our labor for as long as we own this house.
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Last week on Instagram
I legit made the BEST Avocado toast in the entire world. And yes the recipe is coming soon!
For real I just made the friggen BEST #avocadotoast in the entire world! No… wait! It’s the friggen best in the entire UNIVERSE (and beyond)! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BOLD statement I know but it’s true! I’m writing up the recipe (as I’m wiping my face from devouring this!) for the blog! On the Toast is smashed avocado, blistered Campari tomatoes, basil Parmesan cream drizzle, microgreens and chili flake. That cream and the blistered tomatoes are money 💰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dailyfoodfeed #foodporn #bareaders #hautecuisines #beautifulcuisines #avocado #tomato #healthy #healthyfood #healthybreakfast #healthyeating #thekitchenwhisperer #foodie #foodgasm #foodblogger #devourpower #delish #tastingtable #forkyeah #thefeedfeed #f52grams #spoonfeed #pittsburgh
This Italian Eggs in Parmesan Chickpea Purgatory was mind-blowing!
Italian Eggs in Parmesan Chickpea Purgatory inspired by @bonappetitmag ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bareaders #foodie #eatfamous #eeeeeats #thekitchenwhisperer #lunch #eatfamous #yummy #tasty #tastingtable #huffposttaste #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeast #foodblogger #devourpower #hautecuisines #beautifulcuisines #thefeedfeed
…when you’re Italian husband tells you that if you want to keep the ‘Best Wife in the World’ crown that perhaps you should make more meat sauce
Well I was “informed” that there is no more Sunday gravy left and I wanted to keep the “Best Wife in the World” award 🏆 that maybe it would be in my best interest to make more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I said, “Nah, I’m good. Someone else can have the crown.” 👑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The look of shock he gave me was priceless!!! Lol 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looks like I’m keeping my crown another day! 3 hours later and my @redgoldtomatoes meat sauce is done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tomato #pasta #sundaygravy #italian #familia #sauce #meatsauce #bestwife #marinara #italy #bareaders #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #buzzfeedfood #sodamngood #foodstagram #foodblog
And with that guys, have one fantabulously amazing week!
PS: thank you all so much for your love and support throughout all of the house remodel saga. ♥
♥ Monday – Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef tacos
♥ Tuesday – Grilled Fish Soft Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce
♥ Wednesday – Crunchy Asian Hoisin Chicken over Brown Rice
♥ Thursday – White Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers
♥ Friday – Strawberry Poppy Seed Bacon Feta Pizza with Balsamic Glaze
♥ Saturday – White Chicken Chili Chimichanga
♥ Sunday – Mexican Beef Stuffed Avocado Crispy Egg Roll Cups
♥ Dessert of the week – Creamy No Bake Cheesecake Strawberry Tart