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Juice Fast Day 19

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Here’s what I looked like on the last day of my juice fast.

Breaking my juice fast, so here’s juice fast day 19. Thanks everyone for your support. Sorry it took me so long to get all of these up (it’s actually been like 3 months since I did this last juice fast… insert awkward coughing)  Anyway, I’m so glad I did this fast and I’m currently on day 5 of my new 30 day fast.  Although a juice fast is never easy, at least I knew what to expect this time!  That said, everyone please have patience if I don’t get things done as quickly as I like, after all… it’s going to be a long month!

Juice Fast Day 19

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I can’t believe all the progress in such a short time.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT -  JUICE FAST DAY 19

Modern Homemakers theme song and intro, Day 19, I’m going on a juice fast, because I’m sick of looking like this, and feeling sick all the time, I want to look like I did before kids, I need to be healthy and alive for these guys.

Hello! Todays the day I end it all. Day 19, I actually already ended it, at lunch, anyway, what an amazing transformative experience. I am down 4 sizes top and bottom. The bottom took longer to catch up. 4 sizes down, getting to wear new clothes, yay.

It’s just so exciting. I have so much energy and I’m definitely feeling happier having had my salad today. It just took me awhile to process that, and I’ve been getting definitely to the point where I was grumpy a lot with the fast, so I decided that we were going to be done.

But I am going to do, trying to do all raw, but I live in a rinky dink little town that in the middle of nowhere, so I’m gonna do the best I can with that. I can’t get all the produce and stuff I want to. I ordered a bunch of my nuts online and I’ve been feeding my husband amazing things the whole time I’ve been juice fasting, I’ve been giving him raw food.

And he’s just like “we’re not going back” And if one of us comes home from the store with stuff the other one has permission to throw it away. So anyway this is the amazing raw feast. I made for my family tonight. Basically I’m going to learn to have a life without taco chips. And I love pico, so we’re gonna use the lettuce to wrap it up and this is some carrot pulp.

I’m still drinking lots of juice so that’s from my carrot pulp from making my juice we’ve got some raw soaked walnuts mixed in there, chili powder, and our strawberries are our dessert. And we’re just gonna load up our own burritos. Without any of that yucky flour that’s just gonna make us uhhhh for hours afterward.

And me sitting down here on the ground, my kids are so excited. Mommy wasn’t able to do stuff like this. This would have killed my back and I would have been… mmmm I didn’t even want to sit at the dining room table my back hurt so much when this first started. And it’s just so nice, to have so much less weight, on my body, so look forward to some raw recipes starting to pop up all over the place.

Because that’s our focus now. Thank you for joining me on my journey and I hope that I’ve encouraged you to make some healthier choices for yourself. Because I really do feel that my health is in my hands and the same thing for you.

I would recommend eating something way simpler and smaller to break your fast. I was instantly full and uncomfortable… although it did taste amazing. Please subscribe to our youtube channel.

You might also like Storing carrot juice.. I’m not a doctor. This is just my juicing journey. You should always consult with a DR before making any radical changes to your health or diet.

 

Jul
16

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Juice Fast Day 18

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I fit into new pants!

Here’s my juice fast day 18 and I’m wearing a brand new pair of pants that’s 4 sizes smaller the pair that I was wearing at the start of my juice fast, yay!

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Taking charge of your own health can be so empowering!

 

Juice Fast Day 18

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Juice Fast Day 18

Modern Homemakers theme song and intro, Day 18, I’m going on a juice fast, because I’m sick of looking like this, and feeling sick all the time, I want to look like I did before kids, I need to be healthy and alive for these guys.

Feeling great, I’ve pinpointed that the time I want to quit every day is between 4:30 and 6:30. And that’s when my kids drive me crazy, so what I’m doing today is I’ve just been bracing for that all day and I know that’s my weak point and I’m not gonna let it get me.

And today I drug my mom in town and we’re going out to a movie and I’m going to battle head and nose first not eating popcorn in the movie theatre. So I’m sneaking in a straight pineapple juice and some spinach juice and some stuff like that, so that I can you know have something when I’m smelling popcorn. There’s just something, even though it’s stale in my theatre, there’s just something about that smell. I just want it. Anyway, I just feel great, I’m excited new pair of pants that I fit into today.

I just feel so much energy and I’m so glad I didn’t quit yesterday. My husband asked me again, he’s like “I support you either way, but will you be happy with your decision tomorrow if you stop today?” And I wouldn’t have been. Because I’m not there yet.

Starting to see so much more healing, I’m noticing it’s not completely gone, but my dandruff, like I’ll scratch my head and I’ll realize I’m not doing that as much anymore and it’s like it used to be like gross like under my nails and it’s not doing that anymore. So that’s almost healed. So anyway, just get started if you haven’t gotten started. Your health is in your hands you can totally change your life.

It’s not like this destiny to be like your ancestors before you. It’s in your hands to have health. So have a great day. Please subscribe to our youtube channel.

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Jul
11

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How To Make A Belt


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This is a great beginner crochet project!

Ready to learn how to make a belt? This is a beginner pattern, and although the crochet belt is for a girl you can make it fit any size waist.  Keep scrolling down for the typed pattern and watch the video for step by step instructions.

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My girls have to wear a belt with their school uniform so we never have enough.

How To Make A Belt

Crochet Pattern

G Hook

Chain 6, turn, skip 2 spaces and work 4 double crochet across. Repeat until you have 72 rows of 4 double crochet.

Push the belt buckle through the bottom middle of the 2nd row of double crochet and fold over the belt buckle. Use the crochet hook to “sew” the loop closed.

Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to the other side, forming a loop. Chain 2, and join with a slip stitch to connect it to the side of the belt. Work 4 double crochet across , and join to the side with a slip stitch. Cut, tie off and hide threads.

 

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – How To Make A Belt

My mom’s gonna show you how to crochet a belt. That’s right and you can make it whatever color you want and we’re using scrap pieces from broken belts, or you can go buy new hardware. Keep watching to find out how. It’s really easy. Modern homemakers video intro and theme song.

So I’m going to show you how to make a crochet belt and I’m using old hardware off of a broken belt we have several of those the kids are hard on them. But you could go to the craft store and buy one. I’m gonna use this right here. And you can see this is an old belt where it was just right on there. If you had a bigger belt piece, like you can see these are different sizes, if I were using this pink one I would need to make it smaller obviously than a belt that would go through this big one. I’m basing it off of this larger one.

OK so we’re going to take our G crochet hook and whatever yarn you’re choosing, I’m choosing this little variegated red, it’s just scrap yarn. This does not take very much yarn. And we’re gonna make a loop put our hook in and chain 6. So 1 2 3 4 5 6 now we’re going to take the hook and we’re going to skip this first space and this second one that we did and go in the third loop from the hook. Wrap around grab some thread pull through and we’re going to make a double crochet.

So wrap around go through 2, wrap around go through 2 (how to double crochet http://youtu.be/4x85y3qxt3a) if you’ve never done a double crochet I’ll put a link to a video in the description, or in the video wherever I manage to put it and that will help you with more detail on the double crochet.

So we’re going to work 4 total double crochets. That was 1 2 3 4 and that gets us all the way across. So that’s 4 all the way across then we’re going to chain 2, and we’re going to turn your whole project and we’re going to work 4 across again. So you’re not counting the chain 2 as a double crochet so 1 2 3 4 see how pretty that is it starts changing the colors. I love variegated yarns they’re so purty. So that right there that you did, I hope you enjoyed doing it because we’re going to have 72 total rows of these double crochet. So you’ve got 2 down, go do 70 more and I’ll show you what to do with the belt. You should size your belt to the waist of whoever you’re making it for.

An easy way to do this would be to copy the size of a belt you know fits. OK so we’ve done our 72 rows of double crochet, and now I’m going to cut, you know a big chunk of tail here. I don’t want to pull the whole ball through my project. But I don’t want to have to hide more threads than I have to. And I’m going to take this and I’m going to knot that end piece , tie it off, pulling that through.

What we’re going to do is take our belt buckle piece and we’re going to kind of put this in front and I’m going to go down a couple rows and into the middle and I’m going to poke the center part of the belt through there. See how that’s right in the middle at the bottom of the second row. And then we’re gonna pinch this over and what we’re gonna do is take this excess thread we have here if I can get it to work with me, and I’m pulling it all to this side and we’re going to kind of use the crochet hook to sew it without actually having to go get a needle. See how I pulled that through? And we’re going to go back and forth just like sewing.

And I have this big tail of stuff and it’s knotting up on me. I did that and now I’m going to push the hook through and go grab it from the other side. I’m grabbing this and pulling it through, and then we’re going to come from this side so it’s just like sewing but we’re doing it with the crochet hook. Pulling that, you can see my arm because the strings so long but I’m pulling it off. OK I think one more stitch should do it

You can see from this side, I did get a little bit of string there, but you don’t really see the stitches, it’s all you know locked within there. And I’m going to go ahead and tie that off too. Just so things don’t move around, so making a loop, twist it, so I twisted the yarn and I’m going to pull this through to knot that off. And then what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the loop.

Now this belt actually came with a metal loop I could have just incorporated that. But my first belt I made didn’t, and I just wanted to cover it both ways. So I could have just pushed that on there if it came with it, but I’m going to crochet that band. So the reason I made this tail so long is so that it doesn’t have to be another thing for you to hide.

Go in and chain 1 2 3 4 5 that should do it you might need 6 youd don’t want it to be too tighht, then I’m going to connect that on this side. So you can see that’s just a really thin loop. Now what I’m going to do is kind of twist the project so that I’m looking at it this way and I’m going to chain 2, and I’m going to do a little slip stitch here in the side of the project so it’s connected on the side.

And then I’m going to work 1 double crochet in each of these chains all the way across. 123 ok, so I’ve done 4 double crochet across 1 2 3 4 and then we’re gonna go in , you can see I can put my finger through here. But it’s not really attached and we’re go in and just work a slip stitch at the top. And that connects it on each side. And you can see I can put my finger through and I’ll have to go get a model and we’ll see how this looks. But we’re gonna cut this off and tie it off and we’re just gonna hide the thread in the body of it.

And you’ll do the same thing to the other end I’m unraveling that a little and we’re just gonna work back and forth. Since it’s a variegated yarn I’ll try to stay within that same color. And I had it cut pretty long, and I’m getting bored so I’m going to cut it shorter yet again. And just kind of fuzz that with my hands. So let me go get a model and I’ll show you what it looks like.

OK this is my beautiful model Eowyn, and what are you wearing today Eowyn? What is it? A belt? OK move your hand a second, whooo! Please subscribe to our youtube channel you might also enjoy gluten free cornbread.

 

Jul
3

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4th of July Crafts


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4th of July Crafts & Games

If you’re looking for 4th of july crafts, here’s a great one. As a bonus I’ve also included some fourth of july games if you keep watching to the end, it’s a twofer :-)

 4th of July Crafts

Fourth of July Games

Once you’ve finished your toilet paper roll 4th of July rockets here are some games you can play with them that are great family fun!  What are your plans for this fourth of July?

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4th of july games

Who can fire the highest rocket?

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4th of july crafts

Who can throw the farthest?

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Partner toss (like you do with water balloons)

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4th of july games

Basket toss (move closer or farther depending on age)

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Forget dodge ball, and play dodge the rockets :-)

 

Jun
17

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Juice Fast Day 17


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I can’t believe how much my face is changing!

It’s juice fast day 17 and I’m about ready to be done with this cleanse.

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Maybe 30 is the new 20 :-)

Juice Fast Day 17

 



VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Juice Fast Day 17

Modern Homemakers theme song and intro, Day 17, I’m going on a juice fast, because I’m sick of looking like this, and feeling sick all the time, I want to look like I did before kids, I need to be healthy and alive for these guys, please subscribe to our youtube channel.

Day 17, I’m trying to figure out how long I’m going to go today. I was fine all day, and then I don’t know evenings seem to be hard for me. Probably touching everyone’s food, but I was touching food all day for everyone, I don’t know. Anyway trying to figure out how long. Definitely still have lots of productivity and lots of energy throughout the day, I mean I was on my feet all day did fine with that. I’m definitely moody tonight, moody, moody, moody. I don’t know what to do about that.

Trying to stay strong and not break, but I’m whiny and moody tonight. So, I went and grabbed some groceries and walked down all the aisles and stared at other people who were overweight and that kind of helped me keep going. Probably a horrible thing to admit to doing. But anyway, I was walking down all the aisles and looking at all the foods that can’t be a part of our diets anymore, and that was interesting too. Anyway, day 17 I’m going to keep it short. Today I’m just glad I continued. That’s it. Looking for yummy juice recipes? Spinach apple juice. I’m not a doctor. This is just my juicing journey. You should always consult with a DR before making any radical changes to your health or diet.

 

Jun
14

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Ring Around The Rosie



Here are my 3 kiddos in their pj’s singing ring around the rosie. Little Gideon sure thinks it’s funny.  And no, I will not admit how late in the day it was that the kids are still wearing their pj’s and haven’t had their hair brushed :-)  It’s Summer! As a side note if you want to be really grossed out go read here to see what this song was really about!

Ring Around The Rosie



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8

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How To Knit A Coaster

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Here’s how to knit a coaster. This knit coaster pattern is a great beginner knitting project.

How To Knit A Coaster


Jun
3

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Spinach Baby Food



Ready to make some spinach baby food?  If you make your own baby food you can save a lot of money!  You might also want to check out Pumpkin Apple Baby Food.

Spinach Baby Food

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Spinach Baby Food

I’m going to show you how to make spinach apple pulp and we’re going to turn it into baby food. Modern homemakers video intro and theme song, helping moms. Ok so I have pulp, check out the video if you didn’t watch it. I made apple spinach juice super easy, before making your baby food please watch spinach apple juice juicing recipes. Super delicious I just made it a second ago, mmmm, anyway, but I’m going to take this pulp and make an almost free baby food.

I’m going to add some applesauce, I have the froth from making the spinach pulp and I have the pulp itself now if you’re not making spinach pulp I meant to say spinach juice and you want to make your baby a strong popeye baby like my baby is. That baby is strong, you gotta watch out he knocked me in the face the other day. It really hurt! Anyway, that’s the danger of making babies so strong.

You can just take spinach and run it through like a vitamix you know a really packed cup of spinach with the applesauce and you’d still have really healthy baby food that’s easy. I’m mixing that together and I’m not even going to measure here. I mean, my baby in all honesty he loves apples and he would eat the pulp even without the applesauce but I want it to be the right consistency to fit through a pouch. So I don’t have to sit there and feed him.

So that is still a little too thick to go through the pouch system, so you can see this is an exact science here, we’re not measuring at all. I should have gotten my whisk. I really like my whisk. Getting closer, you really want it to be almost like a yogurt like a thick, thicker applesauce, we don’t want the spinach in the applesauce. I think that’s gonna do it. I have to grab a baby so we can see how yummy this is.

All we’re gonna do is put a cap on here. I really need to do a review for these, these are awesome! I’ve had them for months now and you can see they’re not as pretty as they were in the beginning but they are money savers! It’s like 2 dollars for one of these things in the store just to buy it with dead cooked food and who knows what in it. And this is half raw. Half applesauce half raw spinach and stuff.

And I’m just going to pack this in here. Now you could use less applesauce if you’re going to feed it to your baby the old fashioned way with a spoon. But I have 3 kids and I try to limit that time as much as possible. And I’m still nursing and that’s a big time commitment right there. I forgot to get a rag to wipe the tracks but we’re just going to go with it. I’ll do a wooh so we filled it up. If you fill it up too high it’s going to squish out but oh yeah, I didn’t fill it too high. Anyway, I have to go get a baby so you can see how much he likes this.

That’s right popeye baby you’re super strong. This made 5 pouches, if you cared, and I recommend, oh I know, I know I know, I recommend that you use them up within a couple days because you know half of this is raw food. It hasn’t been processed to oh, I know , I know you want one. And it’s not just for the babies I had a little friend sneak on the set that wanted one too. And oh no, she wants to eat spinach applesauce oh, you’re a healthy girl too aren’t ya. That’s right.

So, anyway, you know I just think as parents it’s our job to put as much nutrition in these little guys as we can. And my parents did the best that they knew and I’m trying to do the best that I know with the knowledge I get. So, anyway nothing wasted, you can even take out the juicer and take it apart and get all the pulp out of there if you want to get every drop of it. And this is certainly cheaper than paying 2 dollars, you know you can get a jar of applesauce for a dollar that will make several pouches. So save some money, get some health and have fun! Please subscribe to our youtube channel. To save even more money watch how to make homemade laundry detergent.

 

May
30

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Spinach Apple Juice



I keep getting requests for juicing recipes, so here’s one of my favorites! Spinach apple juice.

 

Spinach Apple Juice – Juicing Recipes



VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Spinach Apple Juice – Juicing Recipes

 

May
28

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Juice Fast Day 14


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The Juice Fast continues!

It’s juice fast 14 and I was almost broken by my toddler’s spaghetti! But I chose run and continue my juice cleanse!

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This is day 14 of my Juice fast.

Juice Fast Day 14



VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – Juice Fast Day 14

Day 14, I’m going on a Juice Fast. Because I’m sick of looking like this and feeling sick all the time. I want to look like I did before kids. I need to be healthy and alive for these guys. Day 14, I just kind of had a little melt down in the kitchen. I was doing good all day but I made them pasta because it’s easy. And believe it or not this disgusting thing on my baby’s tray, like making that I have like lettuce chopped up with peas and spaghetti sauce and there is just something about that smell I just I had to leave the kitchen.

So then I thought, oh I’ll share my weak moment with everyone. Because you know I’m not the only one having them. But uhhh I really like the Italian smells. But it’s not worth it because I want my healing. I’ll just show off where we are today. Everything, I’ll suck my shirt in here, everything is continuing to get smaller. I still have lots of energy, I got lots done over the weekend. Just keeping going.

I wanted to point out he is still nursing a lot and you can see he’s not any worse for the wear he’s not suffering. I still have a really good milk supply and that was one of my big concerns I was like oh the baby and whatever. Because I’m actually trying to go to 2 years I’ve never done that before I’ve only made it to one so I was like I’m gonna try it.

Ewwww, thanks. Everyone’s trying to feed mommy. All day long! Anyway, so if it get’s to you run from the room. That’s what I just did. Keep juicing.

Please subscribe to our youtube channel. You might also like how to spin yarn. I’m not a doctor. This is just my juicing journey. You should always consult with a DR before making any radical changes to your health or diet.



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