• En Fuego

    September 4, 2011

    Mal and I were en fuego today! We slept in a little bit, ate breakfast (egg + cheese sandwiches), and then hit the ground running!

    First stop: Marylou’s for iced coffees. I ordered a Peanut Butter Wonderful with skim milk and no sugar. Per.fect.

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    Back at home, Mal and I got right to work. He tackled the outdoor projects: mowing, weeding, and removing massive overgrown plants.

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    Inside the house, I cleaned like a mad woman– I even dusted! Of course, the pug wasn’t too far from the action. I guess you could say he helped? 


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    I never really ate a ‘real’ lunch today— just lots of snacks throughout the afternoon.

    Snack #1: Greek yogurt with banana slices and chia seeds.

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    Mid-afternoon, Mal and I took a break from working to take Murphy to the dog park. He totally surprised us by willingly going into the water to cool off.

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    Usually, we have to push him encourage him to get his feet wet and then he goes all the way in. It’s so funny how Murphy loves the water now— he used to hate it.

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    After the dog park, I snacked on a Banana Bread Larabar and then a plum.


    Then, Mal and I started our final project of the day: entryway organization.

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    The project included two pieces: IKEA shoe cabinet + a coat rack from Etsy.

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    Mal anchored the shoe cabinet to the wall, so it’s not going anywhere now.



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    The coat rack was up next. Mal and I obsessed about getting it perfectly level. Eventually, we got it right.


    I love the final product! Our entry way has only been like this for a couple of hours now, but I already feel more organized.

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    Mal and I are having friends over for drinks in a little bit. Better boogie!

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    { 73 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ali @ Ali Runs September 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I love the organization!! Whenever I clean/organize my apartment, I always feel a hundred times better! :)


    joan September 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Love the look of the shoe cabinet!
    You have a great view at the dog park. Nice!


    Abby September 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Super cute! <3 it.


    Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds September 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I would put a small bench beneath the coat rack… one where the seat lifts up to reveal extra storage… and place wicker basket under the bench for MORE storage. Also… above the shoe cabinet… I would hang a favorite piece of artwork. Above the shoe cabinet and below the coat rack kind of looks like wasted space :(


    Amy September 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Tina, whats the name of the shoe rack from Ikea? I just looked at their website but couldnt find it!


    Tina September 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    @Amy: Just click on the link! ;)


    Amy September 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    @Tina: Derrr. Sorry haha


    Tina September 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    @Amy: Haha! No worries!


    Katie @ Plates and Paste September 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    The entry way looks awesome! Props to you and Mal’s handy work.


    Allison September 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The entrance way looks great! I love Etsy- such unique pieces…


    Nicole @ sugarcoatedsisters September 6, 2011 at 1:25 am

    That iced coffee sounds AMAZING… PB and coffee!? MMM! Love it.


    Amelia September 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love the clean lines of the entry way! It might seem boring but I really love crisp, clean whites. It always seems fresh and calm. Does that even make sense? :-/ Anyways, it looks great!!


    Laura @ Unchartered 20s September 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Oooo i love this!! I really need to tear thru my apartment and re-organize everything! Love the pumpkin potpourri thing :D


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