I was reading Postsecret a few weeks ago when I came across this secret:
It made me think, what would I text my dog?
I would text her I miss her and tell her when I would be home. The worst feeling is when they watch you leave the house each morning and they don’t know when you will return.
What would you say to your beloved furry friend?
Start with some refreshing scenery…
Pour yourself a glass of wine…
Who am I kidding, have a few glasses and then some cocktails…
Be sure to take the cute, formal pictures before…
…you’re found heavily sleeping on a raft that washed up on a shore surrounded by children.
That sums up my weekend with the girls at the lake - but I wouldn’t have changed a thing :)
Don’t underestimate the power of a mini-vacation! My initial thought of driving to Santa Barbara and back in one weekend was that it was a terrible waste of time driving for such a short visit. I was proven wrong though. My visit was both relaxing and fun-filled - and it ended up feeling like I was away for much longer! Here are a few shots from my mini-vacation:
Juice cleanses have been the latest fad. While I find the bottled organic juices to be a huge marketing ploy and weary of the actual health benefits, I do see the positive outcomes from a day or two away from solid food.
My co-worker and I decided to do a day of smoothies. Not only did I still have a large amount of energy, but I felt lighter and happier. The following day I was also more aware of what I put into my body. After a day of drinking fruit and veggies its hard to wake up and eat a bowl of sugar cereal or spread that thick layer of butter on a waffle.
So, what has your experience been with juicing? Would you do one?
PS. The green smoothie above is kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, and coconut water. The red-brownish smoothie pictured above is spinach, beets, ginger, carrots, apple, lemon and water.
May is here! Time for fresh fruit drinks, tanning out on my lawn with a good book, listening to a chill summer playlist while driving to the beach, and, unfortunately, allergies.
I won’t let my sneezing get in the way of my plans though, here’s a sneak peek of what my May calendar looks like:
- Backpack Big Sur. I’ve already picked out this trail.
- Make Bloody Mary cocktails
- Complete a 2-day juice cleanse
- Learn and practice a new vocabulary word
- Cook dinner for my parents
I didn’t believe it at first, but then I tried it for myself. While the pictures didn’t come out quite as nice as in the original blog where I found the recipe it truly was the best guacamole.
Don’t be deterred by these two surprising ingredients! The bright colors of the pomegranate and mango will make a memorable impression at the next party or potluck you attend (not to mention everyone’s taste buds will be thanking you).
Including the above original photo just so can you can compare it to mine and laugh at my iPhone photography skills (or lack of).