A little less sweet

This time we’re gonna try a little less sweet and a little more green juice!

1 granny smith apple

6 carrots

3 cups of kale

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 cucumber

As weird as it sounds I put in two leaves of my aloe plant. Aloe vera contains amino acids and vitamin c. It’s also great for blood purifying and body cleansing. Not to mention, it makes an adorable house plant!

All together this made about a 20 oz (very yummy) drink.

Sometimes you just need to stop and breath

Life has been hectic. Hectic is actually an understatement. So yesterday, I took the whole day to just have fun. Here is a peak at my day of play.20121015-122123.jpgOne of my favorite little vintage dresses since it warmed up for the day20121015-122427.jpg
A walk with all sorts of signs of Fall20121015-122602.jpg
A little coffee session with a young Marlon Brando

A little “native spicy” stir fry from a hidden gem Thai restaurant

And ended the night with my favorite local boys, Bear Cub.

Like I said things have been HECTIC. Working three jobs and being a large part of my mother’s web blast for her site http://www.InsideandOutwoman.com is very time consuming. I love everything I’m a part of, but it is spreading me a little thin. Twice this week I showered and blow dried my hair, and then realized I didn’t rinse out my conditioner! Proceeding that, I showed up at the airport 24 hours early to pick up my roomie. I think this day to clear my head, was much needed and enjoyed!

Juicing for beginners

The key to starting juicing is start with sweet juices and teach your self to like the raw taste. Slowly work into more tart but nutrient rich veggies. My trick to juice is anything taste good with 2 to 3 granny smith apples.

Today’s juice is a sweet one for beginners out there.

2 granny smith apples

2 cloves garlic

2 cups kale

a handful of cranberries

and 8 large carrots

I try to put kale in all of my juices because it is extremely rich is vitamins, minerals, and calcium. Garlic contains antiviral properties that boost your bodies immune system so this is good to add, especially when getting sick. Garlic has a very strong taste though so only add a little at a time. Cranberries are a  natural anti inflammatory and also very good for the digestive system. Carrots and apples have less nutrients then the other ingredients, but still beneficial. They also make the juice taste like heaven

The end result from all those veggies? this awesome approximately 16 oz glass of juice.

A lot of veggies for 16 oz, I know. I try to get my juicing veggies from the farmer’s market. That saves me a ton of money! It’s much more affordable for purchasing how many veggies you need, and you get to support local and organic.

The Lou!

We all need a mini vacation sometimes. So I grabbed a friend, packed my bags, and off to St. Louis for two days!

Found free tickets to Metric’s show next door to our hotel

Took Deidre to get her eyebrows threaded for the first time, and she loved it!Got a vegan philly cheesesteak at SweetArts 

Got to act like big kids at City Museum (out of breath the entire time)

This slide left many bruises on my backside We couldn’t leave without going to St. Louis’s free zooA successful first trip to the Midwest I’d say

We’ll be back to “The Lou” real soon

Vegan breakfast

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese on Ezekiel toast with a banana, peanut butter, and spinach smoothie!

Vegan pumpkin cream cheese:

1/2 container of Tofutti Cream

1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix until well blended.

Toast up your Ezekiel Bread or a bagel, and top it off.


1 banana

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 handful of spinach

6 ice cubes

1 tsp agave nectar

1 cup water

Blend and serve!

Falling for Fall



(Modcloth dress, target tights, vintage scarf and boots)

Fall is officially here!

It is by far my favorite season, lets be honest it’s EVERYONE’S favorite season.

Not overly hot/ not wretchedly cold

Beautiful burst of colors everywhere you go

I think its nature’s way of giving you something to look forward to all year.

For me though it is all about the fact that I get to wear sweaters, tights, and boots everyday.

Not to mention its still warm enough to wear them with my dresses, and all those burnt color tones melt my heart.

I also live in Nashville.

Nashville is a city made for my own heart, it completely flourishes during Fall.

Every concert you could ever want to see will be in Nashville in October.

The community also puts a ton of events during fall to get people out of their houses like Live on the green, musicians Corner, Farmers market night market, and so much more.

It is a good thing most of it is free because I will be to busy to work between now and winter!