Hello lovely's! Today I have Lauryn from The Skinny Confidentialover to share some healthy tips for a juice cleanse! I have been completely fascinated by this concept for some time now, and this might just be the perfect recipe for me to try. I have always loved food too much to give it up for a few days though, but this amazingly delicious recipe seems like it might not be too bad? Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Hey dolls! So excited to be guest posting on The White Ruffle! Check out my site, The Skinny Confidential for some quick, easy skinny tips & tricks. Juice cleansing is a great way to clean out your system & drop some unwanted lb.'s. To cleanse it's important to understand regular juicing.
How do you do it? What does it involve? Is it healthy? Ok, ok, here’s the answers:
1.] Juice isn’t a food group. Despite ads, articles and wild claims, juice is not something you ever need to consume. It is not necessary to juice. However, it’s an easy, quick alternative to eating actual veg off a plate. Sometimes I am lazy with my veggie intake & would rather plug my nose, & slurp it down.
2.] All juice is not created equal. So you want to shed those lb.’s & get rid of the nasty crap in your bod? Then get excited on organic products. It’s essential that your juice is made from organic veggies because they contain no chemicals. Organic is totally worth the price & effort.
Also, if the ingredient label begins with fruits or starchy vegetables- check yourself, before you wreck yourself. Keep it strictly lean & green.
With spices, lemon, or lime juice [ plus the occasional addition of green apples ], you can create a drinkable, tasty juice. Still feeling like you need added sugars? Add raspberries, strawberries, or bananas.
3.] Myth: juicing requires an expensive juicer [ & other advertising lies ]: Look, whether it’s a juicer, a blender, and/or a combination of the two, there are key things to navigate. Make sure it’s clean before it’s put to use. Also, you be the judge: how much of what goes in is actually coming out as juice?
4.] Juices do NOT have a life of their own. Juices do not stay fresh forever. Never drink a juice that has been sitting in your car, chilling on your desk, or even one that is laying on a bed of melting ice. If you’re juicing yourself, always keep your produce clean. And? The juice loses its nutrients fast; smile & drink it down the hatch!
5.] They do NOT complete you. But, they are delicious, nutritious, & an energizing addition to your nutrient intake every day. If you’re consuming a green juice with no starchy vegetables, then you’re all good. If your juice contains all fruit, then the portion size should entail four to eight ounces, depending on your activity. Remember, it also counts as a carbohydrate serving.
Side note: if possible, add bee pollen, protein, or seed grains to your juice. Lastly, if the juice doesn’t contain healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, &/or oils, then eat them along with the juice [ you need these essential fatty acids ].
This weekend was amazing! It was so hot outside so Saturday I took advantage of the sun and laid out with some of my friends and enjoyed this beautiful view of the city...
...while stuffing my face with Trader Joe's Salt Water Taffy.
Went for a lovely walk with Julia and seriously considered stealing some of these beautiful hydrangeas, but got too scared to actually take them since they were so pretty in this arrangement...maybe later this week I'll sneak a flower or two.
Made a new ring that I am obsessed with, and caught up on a million jewelry orders.
Saturday night was one of my best friend's birthday's so I met up with some of my be sties to get ready together then we made our way over to Public House and Stout for some celebrating!
(Mary's view is incredible! One of my favorite views ever)
(I recently lightened my hair, so we had to get a "twinsy" pic of our blondness)
Today I am going to share some of my favorite popsicle recipes. Wednesday night my friend and I got dinner at The Soup Box, near my house and on top of getting some delicious Lobster Bisque, I also downed some "icey fruit". Basically like a mushed up popsicle and it was amazing and totally got me thinking about some yummy popsicle recipes for summer....here are some of my favorites:
Today The Girls of Lincoln Parkare here to share some of the trendiest places to eat at during the summer here in Chicago. I have been to a few of these places, but I am so excited to go and try the rest!!!
Happy Wednesday White Ruffle readers! The Girls of Lincoln Park here to share our favorite spots in Chicago to dine alfresco.
There is no better way to spend summer nights than on a patio enjoying dinner and drinks with good company. We will be making the rounds to our favorite hot spots and wanted to share them with you!
I have been adding some fun little gems to my bathroom lately (in terms of a new inner shower curtain and some new hooks for my shower curtain) and it has me day dreaming of a giant, amazing, girly bathroom!! And well, isn't that what pinterest is for? I have been trying to figure out some fun new items to add to my tiny bathroom to make it feel a little more spruced up!
Now if only I could have a bathroom that looked like one of these....
But, until then I will have to find some fun ways to update my little vintage bathroom...
Today I am SO SO excited to have Jacquelyn from Lark & Linenover to share one of her favorite day to night summer time outfits. I love this guest post because now that it is summer I find myself running from work to drinks with friends and love getting some tips on how to dress up (or down) an outfit to transition from day to night....
I have to say, I'm particularly excited about this particular post. Since I work in interior design, it isn't often that I get to delve into the realm of fashion.
It's a whole new world and a whole new level of excitement.
I thought that it would be fun to take a simple summer outfit, and show you how you could easily transition from day to night with just a few key pieces.
Thanks for having me, Madison!
Hope you all enjoyed some of Jacquelyn's tips! If you haven't stopped by Lark & Linenyou totally have to RIGHT NOW! She is so creative and her posts are so unique, she is definitely a daily read for me and it's only a matter of time before she is for you too!
When I was younger my bedroom was on the third floor of our house. Since I was on the top floor I had these amazing, slanted ceilings that I loved! On one of these ceilings was a giant "picture wall", basically an entire wall that I collaged with pictures of my friends and family. I loved that wall, but over time the old pictures slowly got replaced with new memories, and eventually when I left for college the collage came down. Even though I thought my collage was pretty amazeballs...there is something a little bit more organized and glamourous about these "picture walls" found below...
Which set up is your favorite?
I'm partial to #3, there is something so awesome to me about creative clutter. I don't know why but if I were to redo my picture wall I'm sure it would look a little something like that....but the clean lines #6 are pretty and calming for a living space.