Snacking and projects

Trucking along here.  We didn’t get as much snow as predicted from the last storm since it moved farther east, thank goodness. However, we are supposed to get another 3-6 inches tonight. Yippee….not.

This mornings breakfast:



Halfway through breakfast and Pixie was very insistent for a lap. She has been the radiator queen lately and less on the lap, so I don’t know what made her that way today.



I was eating with one hand after this. I hate to say it, but there just isn’t room for her since she is a big kitty, but we work around it because we spoil her.  She was very content being like this until I went to work.

This cold weather is making me snacky. I feel actually stomach rumbly hungry, but it seems I shouldn’t be when I tally my calories. Kind of annoying. This is some granola I snacked on.



Not sure why I don’t snack on fruit, but it almost seems to cold to eat fruit! Isn’t that weird? Anyway, only 50 days until spring…

On the project front – I finished painting the bedroom:


This color looks more rose in real life and less purple. My phone just alters colors for some reason. I spray painted the old door knob gold just to freshen it up a bit. Our eventual plan is to replace all the hollow core doors in the house, but that is years off for that. For now, just a face lift.  And it looks a lot better than this:


  Now to work on the headboard for the bed and decorating the room.  I love practicing in here now. John also replaced the radiator valve and now the room is much warmer as well. It was stuck shut before and I needed a little heater fan in there when I practiced. Not now! Little by little on the projects.

I started tackling the second trunk. This one had some kind of paper covering that was really water damaged. Usually trunks are covered in canvas, but this had the paper cover:





That came right off and now I am scrubbing the trunk clean.



It’s only partly dry here, which is why the wood is darker in spots. This will get sanded down, stained and waterlox on it. I will also paint the metal trim black and put on new handles.  Then re-line the inside. I think it will look pretty when all spiffied up.

We felt like getting out tonight since we have been kind of cooped up lately. Off to dinner at Moes!



Welcome to Moes!  😀

And now to go to my new practice room and work on my guitar!

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30 thoughts on “Snacking and projects

  1. Carol

    that muffin (?) looks so good. trying to figure out what it is from your Breakfast section under Recipes and it’s not readily jumping out at me. is the recipe there?

      1. Carol

        Well, thanks for replying as to which recipe this is. Guess that’s why I didn’t see it as I avoid anything banana so wouldn’t have looked if that was in the name. Just cannot stomach anything with banana in it or if anything even has a banana aroma. Wishful thinking! Thanks anyway. Enjoy your blog– house renovation, nutrition, even the photos of snow/weather related as I rarely see anything remotely like that, and your beautiful flowers. Gonna try the apple cranberry topping one of these days.

        1. Lori Post author

          Carol, substitute some pumpkin for the banana. You might want to add some sweetener since the banana does that. It will be more dense, but good!

  2. Bonnie

    That’s a bright pink! I’m jealous that you have so many good local restaurants nearby. Everything you two chose looks yummy. You sure have the energy, even if your snacking, the trunk clean up looks like a lot of work.

  3. Helen

    I’ve been making your banana bread breakfast pudding a lot! It’s a perfect winter comfort food to me. I even share the recipe with the nutritionist and she went crazy over the macros – said it was nearly a perfect post workout food lol.

    As you know, I got the snow you did not. Please take it back!

    1. Lori Post author

      Have you made multiples of these and reheated them? I haven’t done this and wonder how they store because I don’t like waiting for it to bake in the morning so much.

  4. L

    That trunk is going to look fabulous when you’re done restoring it. Can’t wait to see the end result!

  5. Shelley B

    Awww Pixie! She just wanted a long hug – what a cutie!

    That trunk looks really nice already, just with the paper removed. The wood is pretty – I think I’ve mostly seen the canvas-covered trunks. Looking forward to seeing how you do the lining, as I have a trunk that needs the lining replaced…

    1. Lori Post author

      That other trunk I got has the canvas. I was surprised that this one was paper, but I don’t think it was meant so much as a travel trunk as a storage trunk. It’s also not very heavy (empty anyway). It is lined with paper and I am probably going to do muslin or maybe a delicate printed fabric.

  6. Alissa

    What a beautiful trunk! I have been watching out for one but haven’t seen one for the right price or nearly as cool as yours. It must be a difference in the regions we live in.

    1. Lori Post author

      You can find a fair number of trunks in the northeast widely varying in condition and price. I don’t care so much about the condition as I do the price 😀

  7. Kate

    I’m also eager to see the trunk finished. What a neat project. I am also really looking forward to trying the breakfast pudding recipe. Thanks for sharing the link, I will make it soon!

    1. Lori Post author

      The pudding recipe is very good. You can also use pumpkin instead of the banana. It’s a lot more dense, but still good 😀

  8. Linda E.

    Looking that recipe up right now. Yummy. I feel like this winter is dragging on. No, we haven’t had the snow, but what we do have will never melt because it is way too cold. No wonder Pixie wanted on your lap. Lol

  9. Biz

    Not a huge fan of their chips at Moe’s by I LOVE the salsa bar – yum! I wish I was as crafty as you – hey, do you know anything about water softeners? I never really paid too much attention to ours – when I open it up, there is water almost to the top, but I can’t tell if there are any salt pellets in there – maybe I should check out youtube! (and Tony is cursing at me for not listening to him!)

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t know a ton about water softeners. We had one at our old house. It should have a sensor somewhere on it that will tell you if the salt is low or a regenerate button. Of course, you can always just buy some salt and put it in there.

  10. E. Jane

    This cold weather is making me snacky too. It could be coming off of the holidays, because I’ve been struggling with this issue the entire month of January. I don’t like to snack on fruit either, this time of the year. I need something warm or a grain/starch of some type.

    Pixie has lost none of her charm with the move and the years. What an adorable pet you have!

  11. Kim

    I’m sure it is going to be a super inviting guest room!!!
    So far we haven’t gotten any snow here – chances for snow this weekend but nothing like what y’all got.

  12. Satu

    I absolutely love the wall color and I think the golden door knob accentuates it perfectly. 🙂 I seem to be drawn to certain colors in clothing and interior decor.

    Re the trunk, they must’ve been very heavy when they were full. You probably needed two persons (men) to carry it!

  13. Jody - Fit at 57

    PIXIE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love seeing how you change things with your DYI projects since I am so bad at that.. and honestly have no desire.. 🙂 As for the breakfast – hand it over! 🙂

  14. Fran

    I love the new color of the room and look forward to the end result of the trunk.

    Only? 50 days till Spring, that seems like forever LOL. I’m so done with Winter.

    And Pixie is so cute.

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