Fall is here!

Fall is in the air and so is fall fashion!

I am loving the mix of  gold and silver necklaces, earrings and rings!  And boots!  And ponchos, sweaters and vests!   Oh my!

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We have been blessed with wonderful weather so far this autumn season, but I admit, I am itching to wear everything fall.  SO ready!

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Pair your ripped jeans with a furry vest, a nice open toe boot and some gold accessories, and voilà!  Isn’t fall the best??!!

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The browns and oranges… Such a warm colour for those sunny but cool days …

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And the combination of a warm oversized sweater with a cool heel!

Check out my fellow blogger’s ideas for fall sweaters:  Best Fall Sweaters.  Some sweet ones out there!

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What’s your favourite thing about autumn?  Do share!

Enjoy the beautiful season this weekend !  Have a GREAT one!

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Juicing for your health

Okay ladies and gents, today we are talking about juicing.

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I’m not talking about some fad juicing diets. I’m simply talking about juicing your veggies and fruits to make them part of your life.

By the way, have you seen the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”? It’s on Netflix, check it out!  Amazing.

Anyway. I want to talk about juicing as it is a BIG part of my life.  I make a fresh juice every morning and love every sip!

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My juices contain majority of veggies and some fruits, and my go-to ingredient list includes:

  • Avocado
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Parsley
  • Mixed greens (baby spinach, baby kale)
  • Mint
  • Wheatgrass
  • Coconut water

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Sometimes I add some banana, strawberry, blackberry or cucumber. Whatever I have in the fridge, really!

I don’t stick to the same recipe every time (I try to develop new ones as I go along). I’ll be sure to share some interesting ones with you in future posts.  But the one I’m sharing today is my standard:)

The mixture is VERY green. I think it looks beautifully healthy.  But I know my hubby and really….most people, don’t like the look of it.  I honestly don’t know why!  What’s the deal?  Isn’t green a nice colour? 😉

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Sooooo, for those of you who absolutely must drink something better looking, here is what Karl drinks in his juice:

  • Mixed greens
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon
  • Peaches (or any other fruit in season – plums, etc.)
  • Natural yogurt
  • Coconut Water

The blender we have allows for frozen blending to make smoothies, so Karl adds lots of ice to get that smoothie texture.

You can get the blender on Amazon: Ninja Professional Blender.  I absolutely love it – the little blender we had before does not compare at all;)

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And, my Dominick’s favourite juice is very simple:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Natural Yogurt
  • Coconut Water

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Simple goodness!

Still trying to convince Daniel to the idea of juicing. He’ll try a sip or two, but isn’t yet having a full glass.  He’ll get there;)

The main reason why I love juicing so much is that it is just impossible to eat as many veggies and fruits as you can put in your juice.

There is no way I could sit here and eat a bunch of parsley, you know?

It makes me feel like I’m doing my body a huge favour by giving it so many good, healthy things.

We’re lucky to live near many farms, so I can pick up fresh fruit and veggies all throughout summer right from the farmers. Otherwise, I try to buy as much organic as possible.

If you can’t buy organic, my mom washes (scrubs!) everything with baking soda (any fruit or veggie you consume with skin on). You know the wax on your apples that makes them so shiny?  Ya, baking soda will take it right off.  Also, apple cider vinegar works great too!

So go ahead and drink juice to your health!  Your body will thank you!

Or maybe you juice already?  Please, do share you favourite recipe!

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THE skirt!

Okay girls, this one is for all of you who have stopped me on the street to admire this little skirt.  I admit, I adore it too!

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There’s just something about the princess like feeling I get when I wear it.  And some of that Audrey Hepburn style.  And Sex in the City.  I guess it’s a mixture! LOL.  All I know is that I LOVE it.  And I get so many sweet comments wherever I go!

And, really, I don’t even need a special occasion to wear it. Seriously, why can’t you dress up everyday?  Coffee with a girlfriend? Yes!  Dinner out? Yes!  Office party? Sure!  A walk in the park?  Oh, why not!!!  And this is the skirt everyone can wear!  Whatever shape or size!  Isn’t that great?!

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Your style can be as versatile as you want it to be.

I find that at a certain age you start to understand your own flair and what works for you. For me, that was 30, for you, it might be 20, or 40!  Or maybe you were just born perfectly styled, in which case – lucky you!:)

Anyhow, my little skirt is my go to for any occasion or no occasion at all.  If I need a cute, colourful day – there she is!

I style it with a nice heal, but again, it’s SO versatile. You can wear a flat or a wedge and it looks absolutely fantastic.

Add a cute bag and some fun jewelry and off you go diva!

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Isn’t life just better when you wear something you love?!  What is your favourite piece? Do share!

And please, if you are in the Hamilton, Ontario area – do yourself a favour and stop by MeBoutique on King Street (Jackson Square).  You’ll fall in love!

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