Toddler Trip to the Berry Farm + Vacay!

TGIF my friends!  For some reason this particular Friday is even sweeter than normal...oh, maybe because I am officially DONE with working?! After 10+ years day in and day out going to a job, sitting at a desk, calculating spreadsheets, and crunching numbers, I am done. My new life has begun! ... Read more » about Toddler Trip to the Berry Farm + Vacay!

Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday: {Peach Pie Juice}

So as I mentioned in last week's juice recipe round-up post, I am launching a new thing on the blog called "Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday."  No longer is Thirsty Thursday set aside for college males to down as much cheap beer as humanly possible.  No.  It is being redeemed by the healthy living community!  I will share a new juice, smoothie, or cocktail recipe each Thursday from this day forward :) ... Read more » about Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday: {Peach Pie Juice}

A Healthy Thirsty Thursday

Well, I think the general consensus is that most of you are EXCITED about a weekly juice post/recipe, a Healthy Thirsty Thursday!  As mentioned in yesterday's Babycakes post, life is a bit crazy right now with the last week(s) of work, multiple appointments before our insurance changes, and preparing to take a flight with an almost 2 year old.  On that note, if you have any good TIPS on flying with a 2 year old, please share them in the comments below!  So, back to juicing.  ... Read more » about A Healthy Thirsty Thursday

Cherry Limeade - packed with veggies!

Well, it's been ENTIRELY too long since I posted a new juice recipe.  So this weekend it was a must-do! If I got nothing else done, I WOULD: make, document, photograph, and imbibe in some wonderfully refreshing juice.  I still had some leftover cherries (believe it or not!) even after this 5-things-to-do-with leftover cherries post.  Soooooo, I knew cherries would be going inside.  I also had some leftover kale from the "Mostly" Vegan Zuppa Toscana.  And I pretty much ALWAYS ... Read more » about Cherry Limeade - packed with veggies!

Eat More Veggies + {Peach, Pepper, & Bean Chutney}

I hope you already saw/read/entered to win yesterday's Monday Giveaway post about the gluten-free, veggie-packed "Better Chip."  If not, stop and do it now!  In preparing to do the review and taste test, I put together a number of dips/sides to accompany each chip flavor: like roasted red pepper hummus for the Red Pepper and Salsa fresca version, cranberry goat cheese & cherries for the Sweet Onion and Cheddar ... Read more » about Eat More Veggies + {Peach, Pepper, & Bean Chutney}

Our New "Normal" - Veggie Juice, Broccoli, & Exercise

True long-lasting weightloss doesn't come easy and it can't come quick.  It has to be a complete shift, a complete lifestyle change, if you are going to maintain it.  You have to redefine "normal." If you quickly lose 20lbs with a fad diet, once you start eating "normal" again, the pounds creep back on...which is why so many of us have struggled with "yo-yo" dieting over the years. Lose the weight, eat normal again and gain, lose the weight, gain more back, etc. ... Read more » about Our New "Normal" - Veggie Juice, Broccoli, & Exercise

Guest Post: Production Mgr of "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead"

I mentioned awhile back that I wanted to do a couple new fun things with the blog - and one of those is to bring some outside perspectives (every once in awhile) on what others believe to be the essentials for a happy healthy life.  Afterall, that's the goal of this blog!!  I am soooooo excited to bring the next post in the series to you, from the Production Manager of the acclaimed Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead documentary.  She reached out to me at the beginning of the year about being ... Read more » about Guest Post: Production Mgr of "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead"

{Twisted Watermelon Juice} with Grey Goose

I took the night off last night, to enjoy time with dear hubby.  We had drinks on the patio as we watched the sun set, peering into each other's eyes, remembering why we had first fallen in love oh those many years ago.  OK, it wasn't quite as Titantic-esque as I'm describing, but it sure was a nice break from the regular fast pace of weekday nights!  We were on the patio.  We did have alcoholic beverages.  And we were together, listening to one another, and just being a coup ... Read more » about {Twisted Watermelon Juice} with Grey Goose