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Monday, December 10, 2012


We've had some busy days this past week and have been able to do some fun crafts and spend some extra time together. Lanie is sick today (x3) and will be a home body until Thursday. Poor thing is so pitiful :( She has the Flu, Bacterial Infection and the Stomach bug. She's all cuddled up on the couch watching wonder pets and I think I could stare at her all day long! I'm on some preventative medicine so I don't catch the flu, we have the best Doctor ever.
So to play catch up...Ellie has been a funny little girl elfie this past week!


Justin & I celebrated our 6 year anniversary this weekend as well. On Saturday we took off work and ran errands and had some amazing sushi @ Sushi Hana in Greenville. The In-law's kept the girls and I slept in ...LATE Sunday morning...It was wonderful! Sunday was our actual Anniversary and we spent the day with the girls and ate chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling cider.



Lanie and I also made these ornaments. My house smells wonderful! I added some nutmeg to the recipe and let's just say we have to watch Addison carefully, she's tried to eat one already!

I kept the extra branches from our Christmas tree and decided to fill an Ikea vase with them. It's actually really cute and is on our breakfast table! A pinterest pin caught my eye a few weeks back and I wanted to make the girls a cute little desert. They are supposed to resemble Santa Claus, but I forgot to buy the black icing. They were still cute, and honestly...they were eaten in about 3 seconds so who
really cares they didn't look like Santa?


Monday, December 3, 2012

No Beets For Me

This morning I tried a Juice with :

A Handful of baby carrots
2 Apples
1 Pear
6 Leaves of Kale
1 Beet

Ugh. The beet killed it! The flavor isn't bad at all, but it's the overwhelming chalky smell that repulses me. I'm drinking it, just slowly! I may have tried them too soon. I feel super hungry.  I've adjusted my plan. I went to the plans at www.FatSickandNearlyDead.com and most include light food with beginners of juicing. I'm a little disappointed that I can't go cold turkey on this, but with working I just don't think I can handle it. I feel like a wimp, b/c it's been what...12 hours? It just goes to show me how much food really does impact your life!

So for breakfast I'm drinking the juice above and a small wheat bagel with nuts.

On to more fun things ;)

Ellie must have been thirsty! :)

Just hanging around!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bad Habits...

Lately I've been feeling like I'm falling deeper and deeper into a bad eating habit. I love to eat! I felt like I was eating junky food and that I'm also snacking alot. I do NOT want that to catch up with me, and I already felt like it had started too.

I had done some research in the past on juicing. It intrigued me but I wasn't ready to start all that. I wasn't ready to add something else to my ever busy life. I was catching up on Sydney at the Daybook and she had a post recently about juicing. She said something about eating cold cereal as dinner often, and that's so me. Now that school is on break I'm taking the plunge! I'm super excited! I made a trip to the store to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies. I am so a beginner at this so I'm not sure how long the food will last for me. I'm hoping 5 days. I went off of a recipe i found on Williams Sonoma's website and let that guide how many ingredients I bought. It took me a while to find a few things...I've never eaten Kale or Beets... In my life! So I'm excited to shock my body.

This is my plan:

Drink Juice only for 3-5 days for full detox (again, not sure how this is going to go, so the time may vary)
After I feel all detoxified, eat a whole food for 1 meal for 2 weeks.
After that, supplement one juice a day while eating balanced meals.
Cheat here and there...Seriously, I can't be a full on juicer..let's be realistic!

The Juicer
The original stash
 The First Juice:
Sweet and Tangy
Strawberries (A Small Carton)
2 Kiwi
2 Large Carrots
1 Cup of blueberries
4 Heads of Kale
est. 8 Mint Leaves
The juice color is red/pink and I left the froth in
Made about 2.25 Cups
The below cup plus another half

As I'm drinking this for dinner, Justin is making Chicken Alfredo...EEK!