Day: August 1, 2012


So just want to announce that today I made an offer on a house!!!  Well, its a townhouse.  I can’t believe it but I really feel good about it.  I’m shocked that I found a place I liked so fast but I went in and felt at home and I really think I can get a good deal.  We will see how they respond! I can’t believe I am buying a house by myself.  I’m pretty comfortable being by myself but I never thought I would buy a house by myself.

Have any of you out there purchased homes by yourself? Any tips for the process? I still have 21 days to review and rescind.  Work out financing and we’ll see.  They may not even accept my offer but we’ve had communication with them so I’m hopeful.

I just never would have thought I would have found a place so fast but as soon as I got inside I knew it was special.  I love the spacing of it and just everything about it.  The only sacrifice I’m making is it doesn’t have a gas range but other than that it is perfect.   It felt like home and I don’t know if I will find anything that is as good for as good a price.

I’m excited and nervous and thrilled at the same time.  We will see what happens but I couldn’t believe I even did it.

The good thing is I made this decision.  I took other’s advice and am still doing so but the real decision was mine and I think I needed that.  I feel confident and at peace.

I know the offer was the right thing to do.  We’ll see what happens!!!!




Olympic Bites

As I mentioned in my last post I had a little gathering today to celebrate the Olympics and watch some great athletics with my friends.  We decided to make healthy appetizers for the party and I think we came up with a pretty good spread:

the spread. 3 different hummus!

Have you ever seen the movie Mermaids?  Not a great movie but in it the mother cooks only appetizers.  I think that would not be a bad way to live. You can pack so much flavor into a little bite.  The 2 appetizers I made were cucumbers with lentil spicy hummus and apricots with goat cheese and almonds.  The recipe for the apricots I got from the blog The Reluctant Entertainer.  A simple but delicious recipe.

Recipe: Apricots and Goat Cheese Bites

Summary: Makes about 20 bites. I always double the recipe.


  • 2 oz. goat cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. milk or cream
  • 20 dried apricots (preferably from Trader Joe’s for the best flavor and tartness)
  • 20 almonds
  • 1-2 tsp. honey


  1. Place the apricots on a platter.
  2. Mix the goat cheese and milk or cream until smooth.
  3. Put a spoonful on each apricot.
  4. Top with a whole almond.
  5. Drizzle with honey.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6


The cucumbers are just sliced cucumbers with spicy lentil hummus from Eat Well Enjoy Life Hummus.  It is expensive but very delicious and good for you! I like they say ‘a new hummus experience’ on the label.  I didn’t know you could have a hummus experience but there you go!

My pictures of the group turned out fuzzy but here’s some of the girls:

Thanks everyone for coming! So fun to cheer on the US team in all their success today.  🙂