March 1, 2015

my daily detox drink.

After I work out every day I drink a glass of this. The benefits are amazing and it gives me a great energy boost. Apple Cider Vinegar is not the most tasteful thing, but if you add lemon and honey to the water it diffuses the strong flavor.

2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar- I prefer Bragg Organic
A slice of lemon
2 tablespoons of honey
Fill the rest of the glass with water

The flavor might take some getting used to but now that I've been drinking it for a while, I can't get enough of it.

Below I've listed just a few benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

It can make your hair shine.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair's body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.

Natural apple cider vinegar regulates the pH of your skin.
Dilute ACV with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.

It can remove stains from teeth.
Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water.

Apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss.
For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar).

Apple cider vinegar will balance your entire inner body system.
The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.

It can help you detox.
As part of balancing the body's pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.

Regulate Digestion.
Besides the digestion benefits I mentioned, it also helps repopulate beneficial gut flora (like probiotics).

Prevent The Flu & Colds.
As soon as anyone around you gets sick, put 2 teaspoons into lemon water (add stevia for sweetness). Drink three times a day and I guarantee you will not get sick.

Get A Boost Of Energy.
Apple Cider Vinegar alkalizes the body leading to a huge boost.


February 20, 2015

currently crushin' on.

I don't think I can kill an air plant! I received one for Christmas and it's still alive! I can forget to water it for a week and it doesn't die! This air plant planter is lovely!

I can taste the smell of this candle! Does that make sense? So yum and summery! 

Eeep! I love this tee. 

I have a huge thing for cell phone cases. I have a super hard time picking one and I like to change them often.  My favorite place to find new, pretty cases is Society6 which is where this one is from. Is it summery or what?! 

I would have to try to not eat this...

I need a little more bright pink in my life. I actually just bought this at Target. Couldn't resist.

I'm loving everything druzy right now!  Gold and druzy?! Delicious! 

So there's a little list of things I'm currently crushin' on!  It kind of has a spring/summer theme to it doesn't it?!  Clearly these negative temps and grey days have me craving warmth and sunshine.