Do you live near a beach ? Can you smell the sweet salty air and feel the sand between your toes? Shove over. I wanna sit right beside you. I already have a book in hand and a throw blanket that is to-die-for. Ready – Set – Let’s go. You are beach living ?!! Can I be your new best friend? Do you have a spare room? One that is preferably facing the beach ? I will fit in like a glove. You won’t even know that I am there. GIMME SUN. Gimme Gimme Gimme.
The tropics may just be calling my name. I just can’t answer it with anything other than “SHUT IT, I am sitting in a snow bank right now“.
- I am more friendly in warm weather with a tequila induced coma & margarita in hand.
- I prefer to see a hotel pool boy with an umbrella drink in hand…heading my way…with the delivery of a drink that is clinking with mounds of ice cubes.
- Reality : Instead…. I see a fat, albeit jolly man driving a snow plough. This would only make me happy if it was SANTA.
Enter main stage : JUICING
Have you ever tried it? It is like an infusion of every nutrient known to mankind.
It is vitamin dope.
I can’t believe it is legal.
It is MAGNIFICENT.
I reserve the word magnificent for very special occasions. I pull it out of the hat, for mind-blowing experiences only.
Definition of Canadian winter this year : Confused. It is going through the change of life. A mid-life crisis. Actually, I don’t even know what you call it. Maybe confused. Misunderstood. Definitely crisis. I never exaggerate.
My winter attire: muck-a-luck boots and a toque. Yes, I wear my toque and Ugg’s INSIDE my home in the winter. Ok, I might have lied about the toque, but the Ugg’s are the gospel truth.
SOLUTION TO VITAMIN DEPRIVATION AND WINTER BLAH BLAH BLAH’S….
1. Turn on juicer
2. Make concoction that sounds utterly disgusting but tastes divinely delicious.
3. Down the juice with a cupcake chaser.
Maybe one like this :
Excuse the picture quality. It was dark. I was sneaking it in the middle of the night. This ‘awesome-ness’ was created by my daughter Tristan :
Don’t judge me.
I am an interior design blogger, not Mother Theresa.
Cupcakes are the Yin to my Yang.
One cannot be cheery without cupcakes. Seriously. You know what I am talking about. If not, this friendship needs to end here. Here and now. Over.
My youngest daughter, Mackenzie, made a mountain of cupcakes this week. She gets me. It is winter. Cupcakes should be a household staple in every house on earth. Having a bad day? Make cupcakes. Holy~ Jumping ~ Geronimo. Problem solved.
Her cupcakes were created with outrageous colours, even BLUE, and with sparkles. I started to think, this is what it takes to get through winter.
OUTRAGEOUSNESS. SPARKLES. BLUE BLUE BLUE OCEAN BLISS.
I was so excited when she made the cupcakes , I created a cupcake train and stared at them.
Even the outrageous blue cupcakes were a grand contrast to the grey skies and gross blustery snow.
And I learned a life lesson.
Note to self: If you put spinach in juice, you will definitely need to balance it with a cupcake.
:: Hot tip alert ::
Juicing with wheatgrass is the dope. It’s d’bomb. Not gonna lie. It takes some getting used to. At first, it feels like you are mowing the lawn with your teeth. The energy boost is worth it though. It is like taking steroids, but you won’t get the big neck on the weird body and your voice won’t crack.
So there. I divulged my winter energy boost secrets. The cat is outta the bag. Now I can get back to designing. Design post on living room and kitchen mosaic coming next week. Woooohoooooo!!! Because I have the energy to do it. Yipppeeeeee!!!
What’s your secret?
Do you juice ?
How do you keep your mojo going in the winter?
Or do you just walk on the beach? If you walk on a beach, reply ASAP.
My bags are packed.