Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Morning Juice!

This morning I had a little fun with my juice by putting into this cute glass for Halloween. I made a yummy beet, kale, parsley, apple, pear juice!! SOOOO yummy!

Things Are Getting SPOOKY Around Here!

I started putting out Halloween a few weeks ago but it's still a work in progress~~
I love this witches hat that I found a few years back~~I tuck it on this little chair in a corner. Very Cute!
I like to display things that light up or make noises here and there~~my daughter LOVES the things that make noise!
My little pumpkin dolls are fun lounging on my couches and chairs~~
I don't know if you can see the witches sitting below the dishes....they move and laugh when you walk by! They are my youngest daughter's favorite Halloween decoration!!
These are little pumpkin votive candle that I put all over the house! They're actually very pretty when lit in the evening for a little sparkle!
I'm starting to add more and more to my papier mache collection~~here are a few pieces. I love the little bobble heads below! They have glitter on them and you know I LOVES me some glitter!! So that's a little glimpse of my Halloween decorations! I'd love to know what you put out for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1st Day of Juice Fast! Wish Me Luck!

Here's my grocery store haul for my juice fast~~Lots of fresh veggies including Kale, Spinach, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Ginger, Apples, Pears, Pineapple, and Carrots! I'm starting my juice fast with a cough and sore throat that I've had for about a month. I took a Z-pack (antibiotic~I really hate to take antibiotics but I was really really sick) which helped a little but then the cough came right back. I'm hoping juicing will help my body heal faster! I'll let you know!
Lots of gorgeous color~~you know what they say! "Eat a Rainbow!"
Washing my spinach~~
Salad spinners are very handy~
I'm using my Braun juicer. It's probably not the best because the mouth isn't as big as I'd like for the veggies~~you have to chop them up pretty small to get them in. But it's all I've got right now. Someday I'd like to get a better juicer.
Liquid Gold~~
This morning I juiced spinach, parsley, apple, and pineapple. It was pretty good although I prefer it cold but I was just home from the store so it was room temp. I also strain my juice because I don't like it foamy or with any of the pulp. It tasted much better to me without any of the pulp or fiber. It's an extra step and clean up, but worth it for the taste!
After I drank my juice I went ahead and cleaned and prepared my produce so my day was ready for easy juicing. I hope this lasts me a few days. All this cost me roughly $35. at Krogers.
Kale, Spinach, Parsley, and Beet tops.
Pineapple and Beets~~I juice the entire pineapple...outside as well and inside. I don't want to waste any of that juice!
2 types of pears, apples, ginger, and celery. YUM!
I love carrots because they make greens a little sweeter! They're good for people like me who have a sweet tooth! So there you have it! My 1st day is underway. I'm still full from my 1st glass and that was about 2 hours ago. So far, so good!
UPDATE~~It's 5:11 pm and I'm starving! I have a slight headache which I hear is normal for detoxing. I'm about to go have another glass of juice~~I've had about 4 small glasses today. Should probably have more than that. Also, about to make a hot cup of tea. That will fill me up. This isn't easy. :(
Last Update of the day~~Going to bed a little early. I had a peppermint tea tonight. I was really hungry. I made my last juice with beet, apple, pear, pineapple, kale, parsley, beet tops, spinach & well, I think that's it. It was really good. My little one had some too. The clean up is a pain the rear so I made a little extra tonight for in the morning. I typically like to drink it right away so it doesn't lose any of the nutrients but occasionally it's just easier to make more for less clean up later. Have a headache. Tomorrow will be hard because I have a luncheon to attend. I may allow myself a small salad or just take my juices in my purse and drink them while all my friends eat. Nobody said this would be easy! Good night friends!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Extended Trailer

I've told you all that I'm determined to get healthy again. Well, a friends of mine has been talking about a documentary for months and tonight the film maker was here in town to show his film, so we went! It was very inspirational. He's gotten in excellent health by juicing and fasting. I'm inspired! He's traveling the country speaking right now so look at his website and see if he's coming near you!
Let me know if you go and if you decide to juice! Maybe we could go on a juice fast together! XO

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bluefly Closet Confessions presents Giuliana Rancic

This is just because I have Giuliana Rancic on my heart today following her announcement that she has the early stages of breast cancer. My daughters and I have loved watching her show on E! "Giuliana and Bill." They have shown my girls what a beautiful, healthy relationship looks like and what to look for in a husband someday! She's inspired me to make an appointment for a SUPER *long* over due check up of my own. I've been dragging my feet about this for years but made an appointment today to have a mammogram this Thursday. I suggest all my sweet friends reading this do the same! So thank you, Giuliana! You're going to beat this thing and continue to be FABULOUS!!! We've never met but you've captured our hearts and we love you. Your friends in Texas~~~XOXO

Nailing it!!

I had a revelation not long ago, as I looked at the silver tray that was overflowing with oodles of nail polishes my daughter & I have collected. I realized that there was a much better way to organize them AND to clear up counter space in the process! I looked online for an "acrylic wall rack for nail polishes", the kind you see in salons, and this popped up! I wish I could recall the name of the company for you, but if you just google it, you'll find TONS of places to order one for your wall! I hung it behind my daughter's bathroom door and it's fabulous! All her friends love to come over and paint their nails, as well, so it's fun for them to be able to see all the choices! Just a little idea for you to get more organized! Now go have an awesome day! XOXO

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