Posted: May 15, 2013 Filed under: Life | Tags: Bed Bath & Beyond, Breville, Carrot juice, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, food, fuji apple, Health, Hulu, Joe Cross, Juice, juice fast, Juicer, Juicing, life decisions, Obesity
Last night Daniel and I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, a documentary that follows Joe Cross as he attempts to rid his body of sickness and obesity by going on a 60 day juice fast. Not only did he succeed at his goals, he far surpassed them! As Cross travels from one coast to another, he introduces people to juicing and even recruits some people to try it with him.
Now I am usually a bit cautious about documentaries claiming this or that. However, I am already a believer that juicing is good for your body. And you can’t deny that the results shown on this movie were impressive!
Daniel and I both try to make healthy life decisions (though I do wish that Doritos could be classified as a vegetable): what we eat, drink and how active we are. The concept of juicing is not unfamiliar to either of us either. However, after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, we were inspired us to make a change. It’s time to honor our bodies and clean them out, and we believe going on a juice fast will do just that. Cross encourages people not struggling with obesity or sickness to go on a 10-15 day juice fast, or a “reboot” as he likes to call it. (Though no matter who you are, you are encouraged to talk with a health care provider first, especially if you are on medication.)
Once the movie ended, Daniel and I decided to give a juice fast a try. I started researching juicers and as soon as we found a good juicer for us, I grabbed left over wedding credit at Bed Bath and Beyond, a coupon, and headed off to the store. Please meet the newest member of our family…
(Please note the beautiful rays of sun and the rainbow across the box… This just has to be a good sign!!)
Naturally I was like a child at Christmas and couldn’t get into the box fast enough. I quickly washed and set everything up. I grabbed my trusty juicing recipe book, The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing
, and found the perfect recipe for us. I modified the recipe slightly:
1 fuji apple
1 small handful of parsley (from our garden… I love eating from our garden!)
I don’t know if you have ever had fresh juice but it is, with no exaggeration, THE BEST THING EVER. As I drank the de-licious juice, I felt my body smile. (If you have ever had fresh juice you know what I’m talking about.) Juicing is so healthy and I am pumped to go on this fast! I just hope that I will be able to say that about five days into it!
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
can be found free on Hulu
. Or, with the purchase of the above juicer at Bed Bath and Beyond, the dvd is complimentary! And take my advice, if you do go and buy a juicer, grab a bag of carrots (or two) before you go home! You’ll probably want to juice something right away. And yes, trust me, carrot juice – Yum!
I was planning on taking a photo of the first juice, however, excitement overtook me and I drank it all.
One thing my grandmother taught me when she juiced is to always fill your empty glass with water. As you drink the water, you will get all of the nutrients left on the glass!
In ten days, I’ll let you know how it goes!
Posted: May 9, 2013 Filed under: Calligraphy, Weddings | Tags: Bellini, brides, calligraphy, Cocktail, diy ideas, hand painted signs, New York, peach, personal touch, personal touches, signature cocktail, wedding calligraphy, wedding receptions, wood signs
I just created this sign for Heather (one of the sweetest brides ever!) for her New York wedding. Her colors are copper, cream and peach (such a lovely combination). She is adding personal touches all over her reception site: a beautiful barn. One personal touch, a signature wedding cocktail for her guests… the Bellini.
Hand painted signs are a great way to add warmth and personality to your special event… a signature cocktail is another!
[Hand painted wooden sign, approximately 8 x 12 inches.]
Posted: February 21, 2013 Filed under: Art | Tags: artwork, calligraphy, Etsy
Looking through my magnifying light.
Posted: January 17, 2013 Filed under: Etiquette | Tags: addressing women, etiquette, Miss vs. Ms., Mr., Ms. (magazine), prefix, Women
The age old question…
There are so many different ways to address a woman, what is the right prefix to use?
Ms. – Any woman is a Ms., married, single or widowed. This prefix is a general way to address a woman. More often than not, Ms. is used to address an unmarried female (single or divorced).
Miss - Applies to a woman who has never been married.
Commonly the preference to use Ms. vs. Miss, when addressing a woman who has never been married, has to do with demographics. Single women from the north usually prefer Ms. while women from the south prefer Miss. It is always best to know how your guests like to be addressed before you address them formally.
Mrs. – (Short for ‘Mistress’, pronounced ‘missus’.) Addresses a woman who is married. Often widows (who are not on the dating scene) also like to be addressed as Mrs.
On the other hand, no matter where a man is in life, single, married or widowed, he is addressed as Mr. (stands for ‘Master’, pronounced ‘mister’). At least that one is easy.