Thursday, August 29, 2013

Getting juicy with it

Mike and I did a 6 day juice fast a month or so ago and felt AMAZING. Like SUPER amazing. We've juiced but had never done an actual juice CLEANSE. The first 3 days were hard. Not gonna lie. However, by day 6 it was a cakewalk and could have gone longer however we learned that breaking your fast is equally as important as the cleanse itself. That being said, we couldn't go out and eat a burger and fries, or even sushi for that matter (we did dream it though:). The cleanse is giving your body a rest and time to recover from the demands of consuming solid foods. We broke our fast on a SMALL bowl of kimchi and watermelon. Exciting I know. It actually was super YUMMY :)

Wash and prepare all your veggies/fruits. keep in a ziploc or large tupperware. This way, when you're ready to juice, it's easy breezy.

Another tip, place a grocery bag in your chute. This way, all the pulp catches in it and you simply toss it (unless you garden, makes for a great mulch) and is one less thing to rinse out.

Mike and I did the juice cleanse for health reasons, although, losing some poundage was a positive :)
We've kept at it juicing daily however am anxious to do a small 3 day cleanse. It does something great for my body and mind so why not!? 

My favorite is 3 tomatoes, 1 carrot, 1/2 yellow squash, 2 celery sticks (adds natural salt flavor), 1/2 sweet bell pepper, 2 garlic cloves, parsley and cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice, add couple dashes of cayenne pepper and black pepper. Tastes like a V-8 or bloody mary, minus the vodka :) 
 It's like a tasty meal for me, minus the chewing! mmm mmmm mmmmm :)))

So! My question is, do you juice?
Do you have any awesome tips or juice recipes? 
Please share! :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

(2) vintage nighstands - brutalist style - retro yellow + brown

- SOLD -
Vintage pair of nightstands. Solid wood, made in Canada. Two-tone, retro yellow lacquered + brown stain finish. Brutalist style sculpted cabinets, so neat. Each cabinet has a removable/adjustable shelf.

26"w x 18"d x 25"h
{the actual yellow box frame is 15.75" deep, 18" with cabinets}
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...handsome mid-century chest of drawers...

- SOLD - 

Vintage dresser by Stanley Distinctive furniture. Solid wood. Such a cool piece with it's wide sculpted wooden drawer pulls and multi-color tone variations of stain on wood. Good sized dovetail drawers all slide nice. One with wooden divider slats.

44.75"h x 19"d x 36"w
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mid-century graphite distressed dresser

- SOLD -
Vintage mid-century (9) drawer dresser. Cool piece in a black / graphite distressed finish. This is a piece where Mike worked with what he had and I'm glad he did. Turned out really neat. Finish has some texture to it but is smooth and sleek. In certain lighting, color and finish has swirly graphite blue hues. Quite pretty. Sculpted wood handles. Good, solid condition. Dovetailed drawers all slide nice.
63.5"w x 30.75"h x 17.75"d

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i have a few more pieces i'll be throwing up today. a pair of brutalist style nightstands (matching THIS piece we sold a while back, only the yellow is the same yellow used in THIS piece:)
a cool mid-century tall chest of drawers, stained. 


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mod Vintage Dresser; High Gloss Lacquered Orange + Brown

- SOLD -
Mid-century dresser by Dixie. Solid wood. Well made. High gloss lacquered orange, so sleek. Drawers are authentically distressed, refinished in a rustic stain; combining modern + vintage. Stands on pencil legs. Dovetailed drawers slide nice, five total.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Finished yellow chairs, kissing cousins and camping love.

Remember these mustard yellow chairs Mike refinished for Patricia from Fiber and Fire from a few months back? Here are the after after pictures I promised you (thanks for the pics P!). I love that Patricia isn't afraid of color. Love the bright, vivid colors and double piping (is that the right terminology?:) So vibrant and so pretty! Give yourself a pat on the back, Pat. Nicely done! :)))  


We went on a last minute camping trip with some of our family this past weekend. So last minute we were setting up camp at 3 o'clock, in the morning! Exhausting but worth it. Ozzy was thrilled with the whole adventure. I was thrilled with the beautiful weather. Even more thrilled to watch my family enjoy our time together.

Gotta love kissing cousins (for now at least :). Ozzy is very lucky to have a handful of cousins around his age. Little Abi is only 3 weeks younger. Such a FUN age!
What's not to ♥?!