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OnJuice Juice Cleanse

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This past week I set out on my very first juice cleanse thanks to the wonderful people at Onjuice. Being a self proclaimed health nut I try to maintain a healthy balance when it comes to eating and exercise, so I was thrilled when they asked me to try out a juice cleanse. If you are unfamiliar with OnJuice they are a South Florida based company who has taken juicing to the next level of healthy. They have developed a technique of cold pressing their ingredients to optimize the nutrients and vitamins that go from the fruit and veggies into the juices. And as if they isn’t awesome enough a juice is only as good as the ingredients itself right? Well all of the fruits and veggies that OnJuice uses are fresh and locally grown so they know exactly how and what goes into making the freshest produce.

I tried the Traditional 3 day Cleanse by OnJuice and I think this was the perfect choice for my first run at a juice cleanse. It consisted of 6 juices a day(I had two sublimes a day) that are meant to restore your body to its optimal state. It restores your bodies pH and is meant to rid yourself of toxins that cause fatigue, headaches and unhealthy skin just to name a few. I began my cleanse on monday and lasted till wednesday and to be honest it wasn’t as crazy as everyone makes it out to be, it was tough at times but not undoable my any means.

Day 1 I was completely pumped and ready to start. I got through the day easy and was excited to finally be able to taste all of the juices that were chilling in my fridge. I did exercise that day which I think made day 2 a little harder for me because I did notice that I was hungrier then I was anticipating. So day 2 I  had my juices every three hours as stated and because I am in school I was busy all day which really helped to distract me. By day 3 I honestly really was hungry and it was kind of a struggle but this is where being mentally tough and focused really helped me. I didn’t want all of my hard work and detoxing to go to waste which really helped me to stay strong (which I did!).

Overall I am really glad I did this, even though I couldn’t have coffee I noticed that I really didn’t get any headaches due to the lack of caffeine. I didn’t feel sluggish like I often do thanks to my crazy school schedule and I felt overall rejuvenated (who doesn’t love that). I just wanted to thank everyone at OnJuice again for letting me try this cleanse and get my body back on track and back to that fine tuned machine I know it is. Since the cleanse I really have been even more careful and methodical (if thats even possible) about what I eat and what I use when I am cooking. If any of you are interested in OnJuice you can learn more about all of their cleanses online. Also if you have any question feel free to reach out and ask away!!

xoxo Val

Weekend Snapshots

Hi all! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We were blessed with such amazing weather this weekend, the humidity was low, the sun was out and there was the most amazing cool breeze. I found myself down at Lincoln Road Mall to get my Laduree fix, grab some lunch and just enjoy this beautiful weather. Also and a bonus decided to swing by Trader Joes since the only closest one is down in Miami.

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Though they didn’t have any of the Nina Ricci gold macrons that day I was lucky enough to get one of the boxes filled with all of my favorite flavors! ( and by favorite flavors I mean I got one of each!!!!!) Can I just add that I am always taken aback by how beautiful the Laduree windows always are and it doesn’t hurt that the Nina Ricci theme is hot pink!

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And of course I had to the Miami Beach Art Deco Box as well since I didn’t get it the last time!!!!

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If any of you have been to New York then I am sure you have heard of Serendipity, we are lucky enough to have one of our own and my beau and I stopped in for lunch ( my favorite tomato soup) and of course a classic Frozen Hot Chocolate for two!

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They also added a Dylan’s Candy Bar and as you can imagine every sugary confection you could think of is housed in this candy land dream. I was so excited to able to have all of my favorite Dylan’s Candy Bar easier then ever now and I loved picking up a few of my favorites! I am so excited to have one so close but I know that when I go to New York I will feel like a kid in a candy store, there is truly nothing like the three story flagship store filled with candy!

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Like I had mentioned I did treat myself and go to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some of my favorites. I know this may not be new to a lot of you who have been to Trader Joe’s but I just wanted to share with all of you a few of my favorites from the store!

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I can not wait to enjoy all of my goodies that I picked up this week and look forward to seeing some of things you enjoyed this weekend! Also since I am newish to Trader Joe’s I would love to hear what some of your favorite items are that are worth trying!!

xoxo Val

Spring is in the Air

Since this week was the official beginning of spring I decided to take some time an enjoy the beautiful weather that we had here is South Florida. I know its practically summer here all year round but on the few days we get here where there is a cool breeze and the humidity is low we like to take full advantage of it.  This weekend I really enjoyed getting out and spending some time with my family as well as finding some spring inspiration for decor.

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I thought these Easter/Spring inspired dinner wear was so fun and interesting way to welcome the new season, leave it to William Sonoma to make an egg look cute! Also how divine and yummy looking do these pastel chocolate eggs look!!! It took all that I had not to buy the whole basket.

Fair Day

Saturday I was so excited to be going to the Fair with my family! I honestly can’t even tell you all the last time I had been but I have the best memories of going every year as a kid. Though it was so much different then from what I remembered it was fun to indulge in some nostalgic fair food and seeing all the different kinds of animals oh and did I mention food! ( I am sure this weeks workouts will be kicked into over drive to make up for all of this! I mean hello look at those fries!)

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Sunday was much more relaxing thankfully and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky which was perfect for a day outside. As I am sure some of you know by now I really enjoy plants, flowers and anything that makes me smile that is found in nature. I just find it so remarkable that our earth can make such breath taking beauties for us to enjoy. Anyways, my mom has been redoing her garden for the spring so I took a ride with her to a nursery near the house to scope out some new additions and fell so in love. I loved all the different fountains and all the rooms like looked like secret gardens I had to take some pictures because it was just too beautiful.

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Hope you all enjoyed some of the snapshots into my welcoming of spring weekend and that you all got to take some time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

xoxo Val

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