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It’s Gone!

by Meghann on March 1, 2011

It’s gone! The couch and chair are gone!

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A sweet elderly couple came by and picked them up this afternoon for a bargain price of $50!

Want to sell things quick on Criagslist? List them for uber cheap and be honest in the posting (mine even mentioned the 12 lb Jack Russell that loved to call the couches bed).

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I’m pretty sure that Jack Russell is still in denial that the couches are gone. Maddie spent all afternoon on my bed and refuses to join me in the box heavy living room.

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Poor thing. She knows something is up, but hasn’t figured it out yet. :/

While the couch is now gone, the pile of stuff to donate is slowly growing.

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I’m still trying to figure out the best place to take everything. Any suggestions?

I set up shop this afternoon outside at Starbucks (I’m obsessed!) with an Unsweet Passion Fruit Tea and Cereal Mix with Almonds.

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I caved on the way home and stopped at Publix for some dinner fix-ins’. I just didn’t have it in me to produce something random from the pantry, so I picked up a can of soup and sweet potato.

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Aww… a real meal. Sort of.

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Microwave Baked Sweet Potato with Blue Cheese.

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Amy’s Canned Soup.

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The best part about this meal was that it made just enough for one person and required little to now dishes to produce. Score!

For dessert I dug a piece of Pumpkin Bread out of the freezer (I still randomly have a couple of more pieces in there from a loaf I purchased last month) and smeared it with Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter and fresh strawberries.

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One of my first missions when I move to Tampa will be to go strawberry picking in Plant City. Whose game? ๐Ÿ™‚

Meals and Miles Around the Web

Head over to Central Florida Top 5 to watch my Disney Princess Half Marathon Video!

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*Spoiler Alert* I may or may not of had a little too much fun adding Spice Girl Music to the video. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The interview I did with Dr. Fitness & Fat Guy is up for your listening pleasure as well.

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I talk about my favorite way of learning about new fitness classes in my area. *cough* group deals *cough*

Apparently my followers remember my anniversary dates more than I do.

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She was right!

Three years ago today I ran my first 5k with my sister by my side! Seems so long ago, but I guess it really wasn’t. Crazy how time flies!

You can find the complete story of my first 5k HERE.

1 Roselyn March 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

When I lived in FL, I loved those Plant City strawberries! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been Craigslisting today too. Got rid of several things. Cha-ching! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 Anne @thefitbridesmaid March 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Have you read the hyperbole and a half blog post on dogs and moving! It’s hysterical!
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts.html
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3 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

What a busy day! You’re making a lot of progress though!

Can’t wait to watch the video! ๐Ÿ˜€
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4 kathleen March 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

carp. i don’t even remember to celebrate my wedding anniversary.
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5 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I have that same little Tupperware container. It’s the perfect size for nuts, as 1/4 cup is usually the normal serving size!

Congrats on selling your furniture. I bet the move is really starting to feel real now!
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6 Caileigh March 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

wow.. okay so being mentioned on here was probably the coolest thing that’s happened to me recently. That’s really lame isn’t it?
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7 Callie March 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Ooh! I will totally go strawberry picking with you!!
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8 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Downsizing before a move such a great idea.

As for donating stuff… Call local churches and shelters and ask if they can use it or suggest where you can bring it.
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9 Angela (the diet book junkie) March 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter: holy, who invented such genius? ๐Ÿ™‚
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10 Ashley March 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

That is so cool, and funny that you forgot about your 5k anniversary. Dinner looks really good, but Maddie looks so confused. Poor thing.

11 ariel @B-More Ariel March 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

for donations: I would suggest donating to some sort of church in the area for the sole reason you know they will just give the stuff out to people who need it as opposed to making a profit on it like Salvation army or a Thrift Store. =)

And yummy! You made me crave a sweet potato. haha!
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12 Nina March 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Congrats on your 5K anniversary! I just signed up for my first 5K today – what a coincidence ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Kaitlin March 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

What a fun day! I wish I could go strawberry picking!
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14 melissa (fitnessnyc) March 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Wow, I consider myself a religious reader to the point of being creepy, but even I didn’t realize the anniversary–congrats! Couch begone $50 be Meghann’s!
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15 Lauren @Hungry Dancer March 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

The dogs get so confused whenever we travel anywhere!! I can’t image how Maddie must feel with you moving!!
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16 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Looks like a fantastic dinner! I am especially digging the dessert.
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17 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 2, 2011 at 12:20 am

I can’t believe you ran your first 5k only three years ago- look at where you are now!
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18 Laura (Starloz) March 2, 2011 at 2:00 am

i love the way you always sprinkle your cheese
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19 Lauren March 2, 2011 at 6:43 am

Wow, it’s really happening! It’s hard to see an empty apartment but just think of all of the exciting things you are going to have next week!!!
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20 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun March 2, 2011 at 7:07 am

Crazy to think you ran your first 5K only three years ago. I’m running my first in 6 weeks from Saturday! Woo!
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21 CampingGirl March 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

I am not sure about specific places to donate in your area but we have Goodwill, Salvation Army and shelters.
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22 Kara March 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

I can’t believe your first 5K was only 3 years ago…you’ve come so far since then!

I would take that stuff to Goodwill or a church run thrift shop.
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23 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

Woohoo! Enjoy your couchless apartment! ๐Ÿ™‚
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24 Hope March 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

You are making such good progress with packing everything up! Before you know it, you will be completely done and moved into your new home ๐Ÿ™‚
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25 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

I love selling stuff on Craigslist — I have had such good experiences with doing that. The nicest people have bought some of my things, so it feels good to get rid of them!

Soup/sweet potato is such a great meal and so easy too. I’ve never tried bleu cheese on one though — I’m not sure how I feel about that!
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26 Kate March 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

Tax-deduction wise, your best bet is probably the Junior League Bargain Box in Winter Park (on Canton & Virginia). They give away a lot of what’s received to people in need, and any money the store does make goes to fund Junior League projects — in Orlando, all projects are focused on childhood health, hunger, and poverty.

27 Kelly March 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

This instantly reminded me of “stuff white people like” because they recently listed picking fruit to their ever-growing list. I love picking fruit too, especially strawberries and blueberries.

I would just take your donations to your closest Goodwill or Salvation Army.

28 Macrae March 2, 2011 at 11:04 am

Hi!
I read all the time and thought I’d ask a couple of budget questions because I’m always looking for tips! Are you splitting rent with Derek when you move? Also have you saved money from your job, or do you take in enough with your blog and other projects to keep up your normal lifestyle? Thanks!

29 Kacy March 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite one-person meals!
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30 Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I went to Goodwill the other day to buy some random plates for a project and was impressed with how nice and helpful the employees were! I vote you donate your stuff to them if there is a location near to you – because I like them :).
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31 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

mmm pumpkin bread!! ๐Ÿ™‚

32 Cynthia Crowsen March 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I would call local churches and shelters to see if they can use the items. Most places are happy to take donations.
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