Kitchen Update & EXTRA motivation from experts!

by Nicole on December 3, 2011

HI! Happy Saturday! I figured I’d post today since I didn’t post yesterday!

Happily I’ve been so busy with Pure Bliss, if I don’t blog first thing in the morning, it doesn’t really happen.

The house is moving along. We haven’t been able to decorate for Christmas yet, but I have that on the agenda for tomorrow. We now have a fully functional kitchen. Not everything is done, but we have all the appliances working. The 2nd wall oven isn’t in yet, but it *may* be happening today.

I’m so so happy with the kitchen. I love all of the appliances we picked and the cabinets. We went with KitchenAid for everything. We bought everything at PC Richards and the guy who helped us was very informative. We could have spent a LOT more money and less money, but he was confident that KitchenAid was very reliable in all appliances and gave us a good bang for our buck. So far he is right and everything works amazing, including the oven and dishwasher. (Full disclosure: we paid for every cent of everything in our kitchen ourselves!)

and for the big reveal…

the "bathroom" and guest room

You can see that the bathroom is just a giant hole right now.

The kitchen obviously isn’t done. The walls/ceiling need to be spackled & painted and the tile needs to be done for the backsplash. The second bathroom/first floor bathroom probably won’t be done until the first couple of months in the new year. Everyone keeps laughing at me whenever I bring it up because of the job it’s going to be. I knew I just had to get past the kitchen remodel, all I wanted was a working sink!

Also – I should mention, we did all of this ourselves, which is why it may seem drawn out. We have an amazing team of family & friends who have been helping us. Without them, this would have never, ever happened.

I’ve been having some fun in my kitchen this week. Last night I made socca style pizza with feta & black olives. It was pretty good. Not good enough for me to share the recipe, but decent.

To make the “crust” I just combined 1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup quinoa flour, 1/2 cup sea salt and 1.5 water and mix together. I cooked them stovetop on a pan & made them like pancakes ¬†and then broiled in broiler. Well…I guess I just shared the recipe after all. The socca style crust was really yummy, but didn’t fare too well as a pizza crust.

(like my TJ's ho ho chips in background?)

I also made an awesome ginger egg lemon soup. I need to get back writing down my recipes so I can actually blog them. This week it’s one of my goals!

I have to go to work in a little bit, so have a wonderful weekend!

Pure Bliss Eats: If you want to try some of my chocolate gingerbread granola, there is a $5 off coupon when you spend $20! You will also get a free sample of the granola. (Coupon code “ginger”!)

Something to read:

Courtney from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life tried a couple of Pure Bliss Treats!

Alexandra from Fun & Fit also tried Pure Bliss Eats & made a fun video about it!

Want to be inspired & motivated? Check out these Fitfluential Ambassador blogs and start working out NOW! I’ll be highlighting more as the amazing ambassadors publish them!

Happy weekend!!


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Pure2raw twins December 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

Kitchen is looking great!!! Good luck with the bathroom ;)
and we are fitflutential ambassadors as well, it is a great group to be apart of!!

Hope you have a great weekend!
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Beth December 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

The kitchen looks amazing! So happy for you guys!


linda December 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Love the kitchen! Love the blog!


MCM Mama December 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Can’t decide if I’m more jealous of the kitchen or that you have friends and family that can do that kind of work with you! Very nice!


Toni @Runninglovingliving December 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

The kitchen looks fantastic!!! We are neighbors, I am in Wantagh!!! I can’t wait to try your goodies, thanks for the coupon!!! Thanks for sharing the #FitFLuential posts..great idea!!!
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Tamara December 4, 2011 at 12:53 am

Amazing kitchen!
Fabulous blog!
Wonderful shout out; thanks!


Heather (Where's the Beach) December 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I can’t wait until we can redo our kitchen. And thank you so much for the mention!
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Tiff December 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

I really like your kitchen. I’m a big fan of white cabinets right now.
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