I finally broke down and bought a juicer. It arrived yesterday, but the hubs and I were toddler free, so we had an ever-so-rare date night. I’m off to shoot a wedding this afternoon, but before I leave I wanted to test it out. My mother in law bought me this book a few months ago, so I basically opened it up and made one of the first juices I came across, the carrot cleanse. I made it according to the recipe, I just didnt add a beet, b/c I didn’t have one. It was pretty darn tasty! I think if I start juicing I definitely need to start composting, and I need to figure out what to do with all this pulp! The juicer worked great, and was super easy to clean. Can’t wait to make some more!
The juice was:
3 sticks celery
1 big piece of kale
With the temperatures reaching almost 100 this week, my bananas are going ripe really fast! Also, with the high temperatures I am definitely not in the mood to bake. Popsicles seemed the only logical solution here!
I took two over ripe bananas, 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk and 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and mixed it together in the vitamix. I poured ino popsicle molds…and waited.
These were so so good. And pretty healthy too! We will definitely be keeping these on hand this summer.
Combining two pretty amazing things – enchiladas and pizza!
Buy or make a pizza crust (this one is my favorite, go-to crust)
Top it with enchilada sauce, seitan, black beans, corn, green onions, green chilis and daiya cheese.
Bake and top with vegan sour cream, avocado and one of my guilty pleasures: taco bell packets.
I took a walk at lunch today to avoid having to go to the gym, and photographed type around the city. Hope to do this again!
Today I spent my day at Heritage Prarie Farm photographing Martha and Alex’s wedding. Everything about today was absolutely perfect. The weather was lovely. The food was absolutely amazing. I think they told me about 85 percent of it was grown on the farm and picked the night before. It was so fresh and delicious. These are some of my favorite kinds of wedding to shoot – can’t wait to get through the photographs! More to come soon on my other blog.
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Friday night alone with a toddler led to this fun little craft project with some random things we had laying around the house. The little guy thought it was a hoot and had a blast putting them together. We just glued some leftover pompoms to a clothespin and gave it some googley eyes.
This weekend I got two of these frames for 25 cents at a garage sale. I thought they would be perfect to take home and spraypaint and make a silhouette of milo. The original frames were brown; I spraypainted this one grey, added some colored paper behind it. I took a photo of milo, printed it out to size and traced it on top of this dark grey cardstock I had. I glued the face to the colored paper and then put a thin coat of mod podge over it. Now I need to figure out where to hang this….
(P.S. this photo shows our GROSS bedroom paint colors. light pink with a purpley-grey trim. Hoping to get the bedroom painted soon, then I’ll unveil it!)
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