Crunchy Roots and Juicing with Fake Nails

I wear fake nails pretty much all the time. I wear makeup every day. EVERY DAY. I wear perfume and dangly earrings, my voice is super high, and I am the girliest girl you'll ever meet.

But I have crunchy roots. Hippie roots. I blame my mom.

We were raised on healthy health food. Not a grain of sugar in sight, it seemed. Relatives would sneak me cookies and soda because they felt sorry for the deprived little girl that just wanted a little treat. Soda was a rare treat. Halloween candy was stored in the freezer and we were allowed one piece a day but we would eventually forget about it and Mom would throw it away.

I swore that when I grew up I would buy cookies and soda and candy and chips and my life would be awesome!

So I grew up and I did all that. But my crunchy roots run deep, y'all. Real deep.

I thought for sure I'd buy all the Wonder white bread I could get my hands on. Nope. It was ingrained in me (inGRAINED. Get it?) to go for wheat. I preferred it. Sprouts, fresh veggies that don't come from a can, avocados, fresh fruits, they were all my preferences. By the time I was thirty, I was converted to almond milk and blending fresh smoothies for breakfast several times a week. I couldn't fight it. 

These roots are coming in full force, guys. I started...juicing. I almost can't even admit it because it's such a fad right now. But I've had some health issues that the doctor is just kind of guessing at. And those guesses have cost me about $200 in doctor visits and "Let's Try This" medication. So at this point I'm taking things into my own hands, putting it into a juicer, and drinking it.

I had my first juice yesterday. Two carrots, two stalks of celery, a tomato, and an apple. It wasn't terrible. It was downright enjoyable. Curse you, crunchy roots.

carrot, apple, celery, tomato juicing

So here's the thing, I usually have this deathly three o'clock wall I hit every day. I could probably literally fall asleep standing up, mid-conversation at this point in time. I always have a three o'clock coffee. Always. But yesterday? I didn't need it. 

Yesterday I gardened. I GARDENED. Mom, encourager of the crunchy and known for her fabulous gardens, helped me plant flowers and pick out tomatoes and jalapenos to plant in our back yard. We also got some little seed starters for our windowsill for growing cilantro and basil.


Mom and Lola planting flowers.

I don't even know who I am anymore. And fancy nails were covered in potting soil.

I gardened, I made dinner, I went to work, all while not even crashing. Is this even possible after one juice? Or is it a fluke? I felt great! It was amazing! 

On to juice number two. Something with cucumber and green apple. Is this juicing energy thing real or is it a fluke? Stay tuned.

The crunch continues.


  1. I've often considered buying a juicer. I've always loved juice, and we spend sick amounts of money buying 100% juice. What kind of juicer did you get?

    1. We had it from a long time ago. It's just a simple black and decker I think my hubby got from Walmart. Works great!

  2. Ive been debating about it for a while now.....but if the energy thing is true, then I'm sooooo on board!!

  3. I don't think it's a fluke. A few years ago I stopped drinking sodas - even diet ones - and drank either water, flavored water or 100% juice - cranberry, grapefruit, V8, etc. I also started using soy and almond milk instead of cow's milk. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I feel 100% better. I didn't cut out wine, though, oh well :)

  4. Oh yeah< I knew you'd like juicing! I don't think it's a fab. I have been juicing for over 10 years now!

  5. That is fantastic! I I have the same problem, I usually around 2. Now that I freelance I usually just take a nap. I'm going to have to try juicing for those days when I can't nap! I #sitssharefest


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