Skinny Minnie Moves- FOR REAL

Hi Friends! Publishing this baby before I disconnect for the day, because it is THE day. No,not contest day (wow I’m so far from that!), but Skinny Minnie is MOVING!

When I got up yesterday I had coffee and went to the new building to sign my lease and walk in my new place. It was a gorgeous day in Maryland yesterday, sun shining, warm weather, so when I walked in the sunlight was beaming in, making everything sparkly and shiny! Just how I love things šŸ™‚ Then to my surprise this gift was waiting for me!

Blanket (sorry had to blur out the logo), bottle of wine and glasses! FANCY!
Blanket (sorry had to blur out the logo), bottle of wine and glasses! FANCY!
Am I in a hotel!?
Am I in a hotel!?

I also took my first SELFIE in my new place!

First selfie, sorry I didn't have all the lights on, whoops
First selfie, sorry I didn’t have all the lights on, whoops

After signing I came back to my old apartment and ate breakfast! Meal #1

Overnight oats and egg whites with Ms. Dash!
Overnight oats and egg whites with Ms. Dash!

I loaded up Miss Buffay and we hit G-Mama and Pop Pops early so I could come back home and pack! It took me so long and as I type this I still have a few more things that I need to pack up, but it’s all pretty much ready to go šŸ™‚

I did take a few breaks along the way to stop and eat my meals!

Meal 3, chicken, veggies, rice
Meal 3, chicken, veggies, rice

I also made sure my meals for the next two days were completely prepped and everything in tupperware so all I had to do was grab and go and not wash a dish while I’m still in my old place.

By the time 5pm hit I was going stir crazy and needed to get out! I hit the gym for JUST an hour to relieve some stress and boy did it help. I did 45 minutes of cardio (treadmill and spin bike), followed by 2 bicep exercises only. I didn’t have much time so I just threw in a little bonus pump šŸ˜‰

Pump from the back
Pump from the back

I went back to pick up my girl (THANKS MOM AND DAD!) and we hit the road. I heard she wasn’t exactly an angel, so I’m super appreciative šŸ™‚

The remainder of my night was getting together last minute things, taping things up and taking a few deep breaths!

I want to finish my blog with a little glimpse into the past….


As I look back at my time in my apartment, I hit many milestones here! It was the first place Phoebe and I lived, first time mother to a fluff ball.

First day in the new bed. Ducky was CLEAN!
First day in the new bed. Ducky was CLEAN!

She would sleep here against my shoes and bookshelf

Oh my goodness look at her here! She doesn't even look like a dog! So small
Oh my goodness look at her here! She doesn’t even look like a dog! So small

And sitting next to the recliner, you can barely make her out she’s so tiny

She looks like a dot next to my chair
She looks like a dot next to my chair. She had a drooling problem as a baby…

And let’s not forget the time I lost her and PANICKED, screaming and crying because I couldn’t find her.

Surprise, I'm in your gym bag!
Surprise, I’m in your gym bag!

This apartment was also where I started my blog! This blog has brought me so much joy and in this kitchen is where I really learned how to cook. I’ve changed so much since living here.

This was a kitchen DISASTER I had around the holidays. See I can't be perfect all the time!
This was a kitchen DISASTER I had around the holidays. See I can’t be perfect all the time! Stuff everywhere

And where the FLUFF was discovered! Changed my life.

Protein Fluff. Love it
Protein Fluff. Love it

I’ve had some great times here, and wonderful memories but it’s time to move on. Change is good. If we never changed, I wouldn’t have had all the things above! And I am very grateful for Phoebe, my blog, and my fluffs šŸ˜‰

So I say goodbye to my first big girl fancy apartment as a PA, and welcome a new beautiful home with more memories to come šŸ™‚

Empty closet!
Empty closet! (I think it’s funny in this pic you can only see the words TODAY on my shirt). TODAY is the day!

I’m hoping to have my internet all good to go later so hopefully I will have a quick update tomorrow for you guys šŸ™‚

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    Congrats on making it so far! Little Phoebe, she is so cute, especially as a puppy šŸ™‚ Look forward to see what’s to come šŸ™‚

    1. Katie

      I know! I got all weepy looking at her as a baby. She’s still a baby at 9months old šŸ™‚

  2. Brandy

    ok, so I know you’re busy so take you time getting back to me but I have a few questions… I’ve been lifting weights to gain muscle and it’s been going great, I’m happy with the progress I have made. The only thing I would like to change is that my upper thighs are getting a little bulky.

    I’ve heard people say that taking protein (which I consume after my workouts at night) makes you bulk up (again, i’m fine with bulking up, just not so much in the leg region.) Should I stop taking protein? How could I work on maintain the muscle I have but decreasing the muscle mass in my legs?

    I have also heard of lean muscle. Lower weight and higher reps. Should I focus on low weight for my legs and continue with my normal routine for my upper body so I maintain the muscle in my upper body??

    Oh, I also wanted to ask… you’re arms, shoulders, and back, etc. are so toned and look awesome! Does that just come from time and consistency?? I have muscle but it is definitely not defined and toned like yours!!

    Hopefully this make sense, and sorry for all the questions šŸ™‚ Good luck with your move and good luck with your competition! I know you’ll do great, you have come so far!!

    1. Katie

      I will reply to this tomorrow promise šŸ™‚

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