House Hunting is an Emotional Rollercoaster

Wow – no one ever told me how emotional house hunting could be!

It’s gone something like this for me:

  • Get so excited I can hardly stand it about a house that is “just perfect”!
  • Find out that an offer was already accepted on it, and then cry, feel entirely hopeless, and think we will never ever find a house.

Maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but in all seriousness, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions that I never really expected.

When we were searching for homes in Utah several years ago, the market wasn’t nearly as competitive as it currently is here in the Phoenix area. I’m learning quickly not to get too excited about anything until it’s official.

Fingers crossed something works out soon!

Needless to say, we spent a good majority of our weekend house hunting. Because the area we plan on living is a good 40-45 minute drive from where we’re currently staying, there was a decent amount of driving which also meant lots of quick and easy meals. Just a few…

Starbucks Turkey Bacon & Egg English Muffin


It doesn’t look like much in the photo, but this thing was pretty darn good!

Albertson’s Take ‘n Bake PIzza (with salad)


Hunter also loved the pizza (if you couldn’t tell).


Blue Bunny Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream


Isn’t this thing so darn cute?! It’s kind of hard to tell in the photo, but it’s the same shape and design of a regular half gallon of Blue Bunny ice cream except miniature sized. We stayed at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s house to dog sit for them one night, so we got these single serve ice creams to enjoy for a little treat!

Chipotle and Subway happened in there somewhere too. As much as I like going out to eat on occasion, it’s been a little out of control the last couple weeks. Reason 1,847,342 I can’t wait to have our own house.

We did have an absolutely delicious home cooked dinner on Sunday evening thanks to my dad and stepmom – grilled steak, roasted potatoes, broccoli/asparagus/shallot mix, and salad. The meal was divine!


And red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting made by *yours truly*. Smile


I suppose that meal and dessert made up for the multiple times we ate out over the weekend. It was pretty fantastic.

No workouts happened this weekend, and I’m totally okay with that. I’ve been enjoying some quick and efficient at-home workouts, but to be honest, my workouts have been pushed to the side a little lately. Life happens, you know? I’m confident I’ll get back in my regular groove again, but until then, one thing at a time.

Moving is crazy. End of story.

P.S. Make today a great one!

If you’ve ever bought a house, was it an emotional experience for you?

Did you go out to eat or get take out this weekend?

Choose your favorite cupcake: red velvet, vanilla, or lemon. (<—You can only choose from those three!)

What do your workouts look like lately?

JAVAPRO Was Made For Me

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of JAVAPRO. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your support.

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I bring to you my new favorite package of goodness: JAVAPRO!


JAVAPRO is basically a lovechild from coffee and protein powder. In other words, JAVAPRO was pretty much made for me.

This stuff is made with REAL coffee, so it tastes quality! It has 80 mg of caffeine per serving (comparable to one cup of coffee), so it comes with a great little boost of energy along with a whole lot of yumminess.

It also comes in six delicious flavors: latte, caramel, hazelnut, french vanilla, espresso, and mocha. I got to try the mocha flavor, and it’s pretty darn amazing. I mean, who doesn’t love coffee + chocolate?! (Don’t worry, I’ll still love you if you don’t.)


And let’s chat about the nutritional stats real quick. Each serving (about 1.5 scoops) is 110 calories with 20 grams of protein, 2 grams or less of carbohydrates, and only 1 gram of sugar! It’s filled with all sorts of other good-for-you vitamins and minerals too. Whoop, whoop! Can’t beat that!

Probably my favorite way to enjoy this goodness is simply with milk. After my workouts (or whenever I feel like it), I like to mix 1.5 scoops of the JAVAPRO with about 1.5 cups of milk, shake it up, and sip it down. It tastes like an iced mocha – no joke! I would never guess that there’s 20+ grams of protein in there.

I’ve also used it in Gina’s Double Chocolate Protein Muffin, and it’s a winner in there too. I like to eat this with some peanut butter on top for breakfast (yes, some chocolate for breakfast is totally a-okay in my book) or a mid afternoon pick-me-up.


If you’re a coffee lover like me, you’ll probably want to get your hands on this stuff. Just sayin’. (See where to buy JAVAPRO HERE.)

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Let’s play a little “this or that”:

  • Coffee or tea?
  • Hot coffee or iced coffee?
  • Mocha or french vanilla?
  • Caramel or hazelnut?
  • Protein powder or coffee? (JAVAPRO is your answer! Good one, eh?)
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