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Healthy Ashley came over to help me paint my bedroom back from pretty sky blue to blah apartment yellow (I have to do it to get my security deposit back).  WeÒ€ℒre trying our best to do a good job!  πŸ™‚


Ò€¦ Instead, weÒ€ℒve just ended up with paint all over ourselves.




Took a quick break for LUNCH!


We made Dr. P California burgers with a squirt of ketchup.  Ashley was very happy to help me eat up my freezer.  She says that I still have WAY too much food for someone who is moving on Sunday.  I think sheÒ€ℒs right!


I like these burgers a lot, but they tend to fall apart when you cook them so youÒ€ℒve got to SUPER careful when you flip!


Ashley brought over a baby-sized watermelon for our side dish.


I feel like I’m going to turn in watermelon!


Painting calls!


PS Γ’β‚¬β€œ A big congrats to the England and USA teams!  I love the World Cup. :)  Did you watch it, too?



  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 23, 2010, 3:18 pm

    painting is mega fun πŸ˜€ and those burgers look mighty fine. are they better than other veggie burgers?

    • Caitlin June 23, 2010, 4:30 pm

      i think i like morningstar black bean most.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 23, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Ooh did the USA go through too? Awesome! I hope one of us wins πŸ˜€ The USA is my favourite country, but I’m’s a tough call πŸ˜›
    Enjoy the paintin!

    • Caitlin June 23, 2010, 4:29 pm

      yup they both went through!

  • Nobel4Lit (A Case of the Runs) June 23, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Yes, I was watching the US game at work (with my boss, so it’s ok?)! I’m also rooting for England! I love World Cup, too!!!

  • Scargosun June 23, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Had to ‘watch’ the Gamecast as Comcast was being a pain and not allowing me to watch on ESPN3. SO happy with both outcomes though. It was what I hoped for.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 23, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I want to paint in our house, but everyone keeps telling me it is a pain and I’ll hate it 2 strokes in.

    • Marie June 23, 2010, 6:05 pm

      Oh it makes all the difference! I’ve painted so many rooms, and if you just have the right tools and learn how to paint, it’s so simple and really quick. I have tips if you’d like. I just hate white walls so! πŸ™‚

  • Kaz June 23, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I’m not watching the games — should I? πŸ˜€

  • Helga June 23, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Yes, I watched the England match. Super exciting! I’m also happy that the USA got through too. Love the World Cup!

    Hope all the packing and painting is going well πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 23, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Painting can be a soothing activity, but sometimes it can be really frustrating!

  • claire June 23, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I did watch bits of both of my faves today (us and england) and loved it! That was pretty good of the US to get through in overtime…amazing! Oh, and I had the same burgers for lunch!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 23, 2010, 3:40 pm

    The US game was all kinds of amazing! A real miracle win…I’m so glad I was able to watch it. I’m glad the UK pulled through too…a great day of sports all around!

  • Michelle June 23, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Happy Painting!

    I LOVE the World Cup! Germany is my actual favorite team, and my father in law is from Italy, and I love the US… so I’m lucky to have some teams still in it! GO US!!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 23, 2010, 3:53 pm

    way to go on the painting! i’m so lazy…i just let the apts. take the paint out of the security deposit…so way to go on that!

  • Ashley (whole-ier) June 23, 2010, 4:03 pm

    painting is the worst! It seems like it’s fun but it so isn’t!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething June 23, 2010, 4:04 pm

    oh good luck with the painting! i feel the same way about dr. p’s burgers. love the watermelon-wish i had some!

  • Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 23, 2010, 4:07 pm

    Painting! My love and my nemesis. I love changing the look of a room, but once I get going, it feels like the wall space grows exponetially and it takes forever. I usually don’t have a helper though, so you are lucky!

  • Helen June 23, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I really want to paint our flat but can’t as we are renting and it’s not allowed! I loved the world cup today. Can’t believe USA got a last minute goal to go through top of the group!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 23, 2010, 4:19 pm

    Painting is hard work!! At least you have some help!

  • Lisa June 23, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Yuck! Painting a place you’re LEAVING sucks. I’d much rather paint when I’m moving in. πŸ˜‰

  • Kacy June 23, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Ick, I HATE painting. But veggie burgers and watermelon might make it almost bearable πŸ™‚

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 23, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Ugh– we painted our living room over the weekend. It’s such a tedious task!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble June 23, 2010, 4:46 pm

    Good luck with the painting and moving! I love painting when I move into a place, but hate painting it back!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 23, 2010, 5:07 pm

    I heart Dr. P CA burgers. They are awesome as a salad topper too!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 23, 2010, 5:13 pm

    i feel like i may turn into a watermelon soon too… i’ve gone through 2 this week already! good luck with the paint job! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances June 23, 2010, 5:15 pm

    Y’all look like you’re actually having fun painting! πŸ™‚ haha everything is better wtih friends. Good luck eating up the rest of your fridge!!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 23, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Aww, sad to see the blue go. It’s such a pretty color! Yellow is nice but better as an accent.

  • Rebecca June 23, 2010, 5:23 pm

    I had the same lunch: a veggie burger and watermelon!

  • jenn June 23, 2010, 5:23 pm

    it is terrible they would make you paint it back that color. it seems they would want to rent the place again right? good luck with your move! I am in charlotte right now and it is a beautiful place

  • Angharad June 23, 2010, 5:34 pm

    I had to read the live commentary of both games from my desk πŸ™
    It was intense! So fun. Yay for them both getting through.
    I’m a big fan of the morningstar black bean burgers – they never seem to fall apart!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 23, 2010, 5:41 pm

    I didn’t watch the Europe game because I was screaming my head off at the US! That game was EPIC!!! I am glad both won! What a great World Cup day!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 23, 2010, 5:52 pm

    Best of luck with the move! It certainly sounds like you are busy at the moment !!

  • Dorry June 23, 2010, 6:05 pm

    Can’t get enough watermelon in the summertime heat – it’s like nature’s sno-cone.

  • Marie June 23, 2010, 6:10 pm

    That U.S. game was so intense! My bf and I were going nuts! Glad they both got through πŸ™‚

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired June 23, 2010, 6:18 pm

    Love the world cup! I played soccer for 15 years, so I’m crazy about it! I couldn’t watch the game, I only had the audio…it was super intense!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 23, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I made the mistake of painting our last apartment. So not worth it. Painting it back a year later while moving was not so fun.

  • Harriet June 23, 2010, 6:34 pm

    Ah good luck painting, it’s my worst thing!
    And YAY ENGLAND!!!! we watched it in my school hall on a big projector screen thing because it was during afternoon period, so good πŸ˜€

  • Shannon @ Before Sunrise June 23, 2010, 7:04 pm

    Yum! I had Dr. P’s veggie burger for dinner πŸ™‚

  • Amy June 23, 2010, 7:19 pm

    OK, I’m a Lululemon freak…tell me Ashley didn’t paint in her Lulu top? I have to laugh because I know the clothes are meant to work and play hard in, but I find I baby mine. When I saw paint+Lulu, I had to ask! Hope you don’t think I’m a loon!!

    • Caitlin June 23, 2010, 7:20 pm

      hahah she did, in fact, paint in her lulu shorts although she did put a shirt over her top πŸ™‚

  • Amelia June 23, 2010, 7:30 pm

    I always think that painting a room is going to be fun and easy…and about 10 minutes in I’m sick of it. I think the only thing worse is stripping wallpaper. Good luck with it!

  • Laura (Starloz) June 23, 2010, 8:16 pm

    I’d suggest inviting friends over & giving away some of your food if you fridge/freezer is full. or even have a clean the food out dinner party on the floor

  • Heather ( June 23, 2010, 8:20 pm

    I watched with great anticipation this morning!
    so nice of Ashley to help you paint.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels June 23, 2010, 11:20 pm

    I always over cook those burgers thinking that if I just firm them up a little then they’ll stick together . . . they don’t, they just taste a little burnt πŸ™

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 23, 2010, 11:22 pm

    We have so much food in our house. So when we end up having to move I’m just going to have to pack a ton of canned goods because I can’t eat that much.

    But looks like you ladies had fun painting.

  • Jolene ( June 24, 2010, 12:49 am

    The biggest pain in the butt about living in an apartment is getting that darn security check back … we almost had to take our landlords to court for ours!

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 24, 2010, 1:07 am

    Your blue was MUCH prettier than the yellow!!

    That watermelon looks PERFECT! We had one last week and it was sooo dry inside. YUCK


  • Marissa June 24, 2010, 9:17 am

    Ahh, painting! We’re in the middle of a (very long and neverending) renovation of our entire downstairs, and I’ve been delegated all painting duties… I’ve done two rooms all ready, but the next is the kitchen–which is going to be a pain in the butt with all the cabinets!

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