Thursday, February 23, 2012

When Life Hands You Lemons

When life hands you lemons… put them in your water? I know many restaurants put lemons in their water to be fancy, but they’re actually on to something. Who knew?

I’ve learned quite a few health benefits regarding drinking lemon water from my new love affair with pinterest. Apparently it helps flush out your system, gets you energized in the morning, speeds up your metabolism, etc. Just keep in mind the people who are claiming these things (that I read) aren’t doctors, and neither am I, so please don’t take this as actual medical advice (not that you would).

I am also a firm believer in the power of your thinking, whether positive or negative. And all this could just be that I believe it enough that I think it’s true, so just bear with me. I haven’t been sick in 4 months – FOUR MONTHS! (knock on wood). For anyone that actually knows me, that’s probably the longest healthy stretch there’s been since I’ve had kids. And I am convinced that it’s because of the lemon water.  Because guess what? I started drinking it about four months ago. Coincidence? I think not! Hello increased Vitamin C intake!

The original reason I even started drinking it was because I’m trying to cut back on coffee/diet coke intake for obvious reasons. But I’m not really a big water drinker. It really annoys the Mr. that I always have to “add” something. Like chocolate to my milk (I HATE regular milk), cheese to my broccoli, etc. But if it saves us money on pop and other things, he’ll buy the 50 cent lemon, and like it.

I love when I accidentally do something healthy! So Raise your glass (o lemon water of course), cheers!

In case you're interested in reading the literature:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A slight obsession

See this blog isn't just about food. (but during the winter time especially, there's not much to do in our teensy house, we can't go outside, so we find fun things to make! but I digress) This post isn't about food! It's about my new obsession... chevron.

Is that a weird thing to be obsessed with? I'm loving the pattern, and everywhere. I cannot wait to finally buy a house again and incorporate it somewhere. or anywhere. or everywhere :) Well anywhere the Mr. will let me. I'm not sure how I feel about the hot pink necessarily, I'm more drawn to the neutrals. I totally want to make a tray like this, just not sure I have the patience to make sure my tape is all perfectly even (but that's what the perfectionist Mr. is for, mwahah)

My second obsession is the color gray. I don't know why, but it just seems to go with everything. I love gray and pink, gray and yellow, gray and green, gray and purple, you name it. So once again I need to get on the whole buy a house thing... anyhoo! I have to get my hands on a rug like this:

There's so many things I love about this I don't even know where to begin. The curtains, the DIY'ed texture on the wall behind the crib, the rug, the orange accent... love.

Ah chevron, le'sigh.