My Adventures in Juicing

Yes, dear readers, I fell a victim to one of the most popular trends that can take place in your kitchen – juicing! Having watched some documentary on Netflix, I think it was called Hungry for Change, I started researching and googling different juicers everywhere I went! I kid you not, I tweeted about juicers, stalked people on Instagram, asking them which one they use, etc etc

And finally I got one! A GE 800 watt Juice Extractor:

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This juicer usually runs for about $50, and is considered a good started juicer. I bought it for $25, at the Salvation Army Target Overstock in the Warehouse District in Minneapolis (let me know if you need directions 😉 )

There were two juicers there at the time, this one, and another, I forget the brand, but it cost $60! Knowing me, and my husband, who didn’t want to spend the extra money, I got the cheaper one, besides it came with the box, which made me trust it more! I also took it all out, including the instructions, read everything 3 times over, including 20+ reviews on the internet (which went from great juicer to this product sucks) and headed for the check out!

Let me be honest with you, so far it’s great! I am not going to say that it’s the best $25 I’ve ever spent, no I don’t think so, but I got myself a pretty good deal, a great juicer, and a healthier diet thanks to it!

Of course when you buy a product like this your first urge is to juice everything in the house, even the foods that don’t go in there! Hold your urge! Talk to friends or read blogs about juicing, then start your process!

Here is what I learned after 1 week of everyday juicing:

– Never ever juice a grapefruit!

– Tomato juice is actually pink, not red!

– One cucumber contains about 12 oz of juice!

– Carrot juice is neon orange and I love it!

– One 8 oz glass of fresh juice will last you up to 5 hours with no food!

– There are way more people who juice on Instagram than I thought!

– Juicing is considered a part of raw foods movement

– Some people recommend to detox using fresh juice 3 days out of the month, every month!

– I have been doing dishes more regularly with the juicer!

– It’s better to juice into a tall glass than a short glass (just because it’s easier to prevent spilling)

– You can use left over pulp for muffins or combine it with cat/dog food!

There is so much to learn about this, and even though I sound sarcastic at times, I am absolutely happy with my new toy! Sam on the other hand isn’t, he says it’s gross! And asks me not to let him smell it 🙂

Now about the juices! I have been trying to document each and every one of them on Instagram last week, to make it easier for me when I was going to blog about it! I think it worked:

Carrot and apple juice (about 2 apples and 4 carrots for 8 oz)

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Orange, carrot and kiwi juice (I can’t remember how much I used of each fruit now, but I know for sure there was only 1 kiwi!)

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Cucumber, celery, tomato (loved this combo, and cucumber juice alone!)

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Pineapple, celery juice

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Have you ever tried juicing? If so, how did you like it?

Have a great day everyone,

Xo,

Z

Best Thrift/Consignment Finds of 2012

2013 is almost here, and I thought it would be a good idea to somehow sum up this year. I did it in yesterday’s post by reviewing my best (In my opinion) refashions. Today I am going to share my favorite/best thrift finds of the past year!

And don’t forget to CLICK on the image to see the full post 🙂

10. $ 15 Rock Band Drums – Brand New in box from Target Overstock/Salvation Army Warehouse distric, and spotted by my husband! I do feel like I need to inspire more male thrifters in this world, that’s why #10 is going to Sam 🙂

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9. A very Paul Gauguin dress

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Love this dress, perfect for the summer, even if you don’t know who Paul Gauguin is 😉

8. Vintage Polka Dot Top

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7. I got Xanax in my pockets sweater

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Yes, there were 2 Xanax pills in the pocket of this Pure sweater! Not so pure after all, is it? I will never tell what I did with them!

6. Leather “Basket Weave” Style shoes

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5. A Very Zig Zag Dress

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4. Vintage Folk Skirt

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3. Via Spiga Coat 

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2. Corso Como $6 boots

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1. London Fog leather backpack, found at Empty The Nest store in Burnsville, December 29, 2012. The search for a perfect backpack is now complete! I will never need another one again!

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More about this amazing find later!

Happy 2013, and hopefully next year will be 365 times better for all of you, and may it be filled with thrifted and vintage goodies, and a little sweetness on the side!

Z

Thrifting my husband’s Way!

Happy Monday, I am super excited to share this post with you today, it’s another thrift haul, but this time it’s my husband’s! But before I do, drumroll please, my blog now has a Facebook Page -you are all invited to join in the fun by liking it!

Now back to thrifting…

I love when Sam goes thrifting with me! It’s our bonding time! Well yesterday was a really big day for him thrifting wise, because he got the RockBand drum set at the Target overstock (located in the basement of the Salvation Army in Warehouse District aka North Loop)

And it was only $15!!! Yeah Sam was pretty pumped! So pumped, he carried the box all the way home. All the way to the WareHouse District! I know! It was quiet a workout!

The rest of the day was spent playing the drums:

We also went to two Goodwills, and got a Guitar Hero mic for $3.50 and a Dance mat for $2.50. I picked up a few extra Choose to Reuse coupon books at the library last week, that’s why the price on the items below was so low! We had to do two separate transactions though, because it’s one coupon per customer and it only takes 50% off of one item! Yet another plus of thrifting with your hubby!

I am glad I was able to make Sam’s day, and he was able to stop me from buying any more clothes 🙂 It’s a win win for everyone!

Do you ever thrift with your spouse? If so, do you like it?

Have an awesome week!

Xo,

Z