But, first things first. I updated my blog design. I like this design so much I wanted to show you (feed readers) what you were missing. I like the simplicity of this design and the colors. It makes me happy.
So, I was at Goodwill the other day and I happened upon a juicer. It was $5.00. It was a no brainer and I bought it. Okay, let's just state for the record... I don't think I'll ever be a full-fledged juicer kind of person. I like to chew my food. It's who I am. But, I've seen a lot of juicing recipes on Pinterest and some amazing "before/after" pictures of people who were on juicing diets for 30 days and I can't help but admit that I was intrigued. I have a friend who is on a totally exclusive juice diet and she says that while the first 2-3 days were hard (I'm assuming difficult on many levels... emotional, physical, gastroenterally...) but that she feels great now... more energy, healthy, etc.
Anyway... the juicer I bought (for $5.00 baby) works great and I have used it twice. Today, I made a glass of a multitude of fruits found in my fridge and counter... a pear, papaya, lime, oranges and grapefruit. Let me state for the record, that if you are NOT a grapefruit person, then just skip this one... because the grapefruit is very over-powering.
I'd love to read about your experience with a juicer and any great recipes you have tried.
I always love to read about tried and true products and I wanted to share with you my new favorite energy drink. I know, I know... I go from healthy to NOT so healthy in 5 seconds flat. But you know... I like to drink an energy concoction before I hit the gym. It just WORKS, okay?
I really enjoy ROCKSTAR Recovery and Hydration. It's 20 calories (for the entire can) and it is not fizzy/carbonated, which is what I don't like about those huge monster sized energy drinks. It really tastes yummy and I have a ton of energy at the gym.
Have you seen this? HEB had Starbucks coffee on sale this week and it ended up being the same price as the coffee we drink everyday, so I decided to buy a bag. This morning as I was opening the new bag, I noticed this... Yes, all of you Starbucks junkies out there... you are welcome.
During the same trip to Goodwill when I bought the juicer (for $5.00 baby) I also found TWO Camelbak Hydration Backpacks (without the hydration reservoir inserts.) I was able to snag both of them for $2.00/each.
Y'all. This was a phenomenal deal!
Camelbak sells the complete unit (with the 70oz reservoir included) for $68.00! And bonus: Randy had an extra 70oz reservoir because he recently upgraded to the 100oz reservoir. So, total score for me! Now, everyone in the family has a Camelbak hydration pack. Perfect for our next road trip in June as we trek Yellowstone National Park.
I've been asked by Randy to update the raised planters situation in our backyard, where I praised him for his rednecking abilities. But, it will have to wait. I need him here with me so I can accurately explain what all he's got going on out there. Let's just say... he was not impressed with the "before" picture I took of the planters. He is insisting upon "after" pictures.