Last Thursday, my mailman was very nice to me. I was expecting my new camera (that’s the big box on the bottom) but it was still so exciting to get it! And the top package was an unexpected surprise – proving good things come in big AND small packages :).
Larabar sent over their new flavour – Cappuccino. You know I love me some Larabars, and this new flavour was fantastic! For all you coffee fanatics out there, this is REALLY coffee-flavoured. You will definitely get your hit of caffeine! And LARABAR is using fair trade coffee, so it truly is guiltless!
See those black dots? Coffee granules – you betcha!
The big parcel is my new Nikon D5100 with a nice new macro lens – my Boxing Day treat to myself! As fun as this iPhone camera lark is, I cannot WAIT to use a proper dSLR again! I played with it a bit over the weekend but I have also been devouring the gift my real Santa (not mailman Santa!) gave to me in my stocking this year:
I really can’t say enough good things about Dujardin’s writing style in this book. Although she’s an uber-talented food photographer and stylist – and there are tons of beautiful examples and directions on how to create your own food shots – the tips and tricks she offers in this book are useful no matter what style of photography you’re into, and they’re easy enough for even the most amateur photographer to understand. I’m thoroughly enjoying this book!
It’s like Christmas all over again… 🙂
Now I feel tons of pressure to have some amazing photos up on this blog because I have the camera and the directions on how to do it! Eeks!
And for those of you wondering, as I did tweet about it a bit last week, I started the Wild Rose Detox cleanse last Friday. It’s a 12-day-long cleanse that focuses on alkalizing the body by reducing and restricting the number of acidic foods you consume. That is accompanied by some herbal blends that are quite potent!
After I’m done this cleanse I’ll be going straight into a 3-week detox program by Thorne called Mediclear that focuses more on reducing your exposure to common allergenic food, so it’s an elimination diet, steering clear of dairy, gluten, soy, corn, and other irritants.
I will be posting about both of these cleanses in more detail – the Wild Rose post is coming this week – plus some recipes I’m using to keep me going! My naturopath has also given me a lot of directions regarding lifestyle changes to make the cleanses more effective, including meditation/relaxation time, saunas, exercise and more – so I’ll be blogging about the whole experience :). So check back!
- Have you ever done either of these cleanses? Or known anyone who has?
- Have you ever done ANY cleanse? If so, which one and how did you find it?
- What was the highlight of your weekend?