Spring Cleanse

Since this is the year of “more”, I’m happy to report I’ve already been on 2 trips and heading on my 3rd next week. I love traveling, getting out of my routine and seeing new places. It’s always been a wish of mine to see the Cherry Blossoms in DC. I was lucky enough to able to head East a few weeks ago and they did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful and it looked like cotton candy everywhere.


It was so fun to explore a new city and one of the best reasons is to see what other restaurants are up to and to try the local foodie favorites. Georgetown was darling and I see they love their acai bowls. Plus we made a pit stop in Philadelphia to the famous Reading Market where I got to try a Philly Cheesesteak. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I mean, it was a good sandwich but I truly don’t crave that kind of food and am happy that I actually prefer the healthy stuff. I’d much rather eat vegetables and things that are good for my body and don’t make me feel like a sluggish monster. It was then that I decided it was time to do another cleanse soon. I started my year off on the right foot, now I was going to start my spring off on the right foot, taking care of my body. It’s always a good idea to reset your digestive system. Since I’m heading to Arizona next week, I thought it was perfect timing to recharge my body.

The whole gang is heading to sunny Arizona next week to enjoy the sun, Sedona, some of my favorite friends and to reunite Ruby and her bestie. After doing a cleanse, you definitely feel lighter but It’s not about losing weight. It’s about taking care of your body and paying attention to what you put into it. It’s a reaffirmation for clean eating as a lifestyle and it just makes me appreciate my body even more.

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Starting today until Sat 4/20, you will be able to order the 3-day cleanse for delivery or pickup on APRIL 22ND for the great sale price of $200. (Make sure to add delivery to your cart if you prefer. Pick up will be at 370 Manor Ct in Brookfield on Monday after 4:30)


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The cleanse will include 3 days of teas, soups, salads and juices including:

Seasonal Allergy: Get your body packed with high doses of vitamin C to boost your immune system and reduce allergy inflammation.

Mental Health: 1 in 5 people are affected by mental health conditions, plant-based diets help. Take the cleanse as an opportunity to open yourself to possible positive results, reconnect with those you care about, things you love to do and make new goals of mentally positive steps you can take whether being to add something to your routine or removing something toxic.

Kidney Health: Reduce bloating and prevent fatigue by aiding your body in processing nutrients into energy. Correct bladder problems due to toxin build up, prevent kidney stones due to foods fat buildup in the kidneys and protect skin from breakouts.

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Green apple keeps sugar levels lower while retaining the quercetin that reduces allergy inflammation


Mint acts as a menthol to help decongest.


Cleanse is high in antioxidants and vitamin c to fight the free radicals in your system

Broccoli is super high in antioxidants

Asparagus is a natural diuretic and helps flush toxins.

If you did the cleanse back in January with me, I’d love to hear what you thought, how you felt and if you’re ready to do it again. Leave comments for me below :)


Treat yo' elves

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love entertaining and finding the perfect gifts for my family and friends. Gifts don't have to be expensive, they just need to come from the heart. My favorite way to give is to think about some of the gifts I’ve loved and received in previous years and try to recreate them in a more personal way. This year everyone is getting a collection of homemade items mixed in with some items from some local shops I can't stop going to.

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URSA is a Bayview shop with the best candles, jewelry, pillows, blankets, incense...everything. The owner has amazing style, loves plants, and always wears a smile.

HOMESPUN COLLECTION is an online shop built by 2 local babes that believe we should fill our homes with simple, beautiful, thoughtfully-made products. They love meaningful items and a clean and cozy atmosphere. I literally want to buy/gift every single item they sell. 

Along with gifts purchased from these shops, we (my team of amazing females that keep me afloat and happy everyday...I do nothing alone :) made some lovely items with our hands and hearts. 


Earth-friendly counter spray How To Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner

Knit sponges HOW TO


Bath Balls how-to-make-your-own-bath-bombs - OK, we made bath soak instead. Pour into cute jar and label - ha!

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Who doesn’t love marshmallows?

What do you call an elf who sings?

A wrapper!

We also made a variety of cookie doughs to freeze so our clients can make homemade warm cookies for their kiddos effortlessly whenever they want.

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It was so fun getting the girls together and crafting our day away. There's something about making stuff, eating pizza, and drinking spiked egg nog that gets me going. 


And don’t forget to get your pie orders in by the holidays! 6 different varieties for $35. Available for pickup at Stone Bank Farm Market in Oconomowoc or delivery to your door for $10. Go to Holiday Orders above:


Blend and Cleanse


A couple of weeks ago, I did a cleanse with a few of my clients. For me, the best part was that I felt lighter and healthier. I didn’t have to think about what to eat or drink all day because it was all right there ready for me. The flavors in the soups, juices and vinaigrettes are fresh and vibrant. I drank no alcohol or coffee and swapped it with peppermint tea morning and night instead. And, bonus, I noticed afterwards that my appetite was smaller and I needed less food to feel satisfied. It’s always good to do a little recharge and reset your digestive system.

Starting today until Sat 12/29, you will be able to order the 3-day cleanse for delivery or pickup on JANUARY 2ND. Make sure to add delivery to your cart. Pick up at Stone Bank Farm Market in Oconomowoc.



Just in time for all those New Year’s Resolutions and Wellness Goals ;)

Click on Holiday Orders for more info.

The cleanse will include 3 days of teas, soups, salads and juices including:

Get Up & Glow: Pineapple, Cucumber, Kale and Apple 

24 Carrot: Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Pear and Ginger

Toxin Flush: Watermelon and Mint

Mother Earth: Cucumber, Apple, Spinach, Kale, Parsley and Fennel

Liquid Gold: Golden Beet, Fennel, Lemon, Orange, Pineapple and Turmeric

Healing Lemonade: Lemon, Filtered Water, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Cloves, Maple Syrup and Cayenne

Metabolic Bomb: Lemon, Ginger, Apple, Celery and a pinch of cayenne


Apples are not only detoxifying but also good for lowering cholesterol, aiding in digestion and helping your skin.


Carrots are packed with vitamins and minerals, especially the antioxidant beta-carotene. The carrots overall nutrient value helps prevent aging, enhances immunity and aids in eyesight.


Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.


Ginger is helpful in aiding in digestion and helps prevent colds and flu.


Kale feeds beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and helps boost the immune system.


Lemons are high in vitamin C and have various beneficial plant compounds that support heart health, weight control, digestive health and more.

Oranges have vitamin C, flavonoids and beta-carotene to help boost the immune system, fight the flu and reduce the effects of aging.


Pears are cleansing and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They gently cleanse the liver and help the flu; relieving thirst and reducing phlegm.

Peppermint helps improve hydrochloric acids levels in the stomach to help with better digestion.


Watermelon is extremely hydrating and also flushes toxins out of the digestive tract.


Turmeric contains curcumin, which has numerous health benefits including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, protecting healthy cells from free radicals, which can cause damage. Consuming turmeric with black pepper increases the amount of the curcumin the body can absorb.


See you next week!

murder mystery tour is waiting to take you away

10 tips for throwing a budget savvy dinner party for 20 people

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Last weekend, I had a blast planning a Murder Mystery Dinner Tour in East Troy for a fantastic group of people. Here's what I did to make things easier: 

1. Use flatware and plates you have on-hand. Not everything has to match perfectly, in fact it's sometimes better if it doesn't. We mismatched clear and white plates for service and used 3 different flatware sets...gold, silver, and more silver -different shape. Nobody cared and everyone thought that table setting was lovely.

2. Use nature. We pulled leaves, branches, and flowers from the park. A weeping willow tree is the perfect companion for bright, happy yellow flowers. 

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3. Have lots of bread and easy dips/tapenades on the table to start. Store-bought is fine as long as you garnish and make beautiful. This helps fill people up and gets them drinking and laughing together.


4. Always plate the food if you are trying to control portions. I plated the salad, dinner, and dessert so I knew that everyone was receiving the same amount and no one got seconds....still hungry?? Eat more bread :)


5. Potatoes should be the starch of choice for any dinner party. They are affordable, delicious and go a long way. 

6. Slow cook meats. They stay moist, are always perfectly cooked and falling apart with flavor and yumminess. For chicken and salmon, cook to temperature and add a pan sauce to help add flavor and keep moist during serving. 


7. Say vegetable medley on the menu. You can buy vegetables that look the best the day of the party. Don't limit yourself to anything concrete. 


8. Make a menu that is easily Gluten & Dairy-free. That way, you don't have anyone chiming in last minute with special requests that you can't accommodate. So many things are naturally dairy and gluten-free. I always use vegan butter and olive oil when cooking vegetables and searing meat and I use almond milk in place of cow milk. Feel free to do the same. I promise nobody notices.

9. When it comes to dessert, don't give a choice. Plate a small scoop of whatever you have to offer. Only crazy people will turn down dessert. Don't give them that option. Dessert is the highlight of life. EAT IT!

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10. Make sure to have fun and enjoy yourself when entertaining. If you have found that you are someone that can't relax while putting on a show, then hire someone else (me) to do it for you. 

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lemon pepper salmon

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pan seared chicken cutlets

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braised beef tenderloin

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roasted vegetables

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vegan truffle mashed potatoes

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key lime pie

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mixed berry cobbler

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chocolate pecan pie

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vanilla bean whip

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Healthy Lunch Box

Check out this awesome video from my friends at WeAreTeachers.com. Drizzling never looked so good. (Maybe I should be a hand model?)

The challenge was to spend $25 on groceries and create 5 unique, easy-to-make lunches that anyone could take to work. It's like taking a trip around the world without leaving your kitchen. Asia, Greece, Italy - all from one rotisserie chicken. Stop spending all that money running out to get Panera or fast food and bring a lunch made with love instead. Oh and it's not just for teachers but for construction workers, lawyers and professional clowns too!


BBQ Chicken Pita

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Chicken Caprese Salad

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Chicken Salad

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Greek Pita

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Sesame Stir Fry

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Next week...dinner party on a budget.