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So, I bought a juicer

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Not to detox. 

Not to cleanse.

Not to lose weight. 

Simply because I got tired of having the same kind of juice for a week in a row. 

Every week I would buy Simply Apple or Simply Orange and would have that every morning for a week. Well, 5 days a week. I take a small bottle of it to work every morning to drink as I start my day.

But I got tired of having apple juice for 5 days in a row, or orange juice for 5 days in a row, so I bought a juicer!

My friend Teo was just here visiting for a month, and I bought the juicer after she left…unfortunately. She’s all about fresh juice, and I totally regret not buying this before she came. But hey, it’ll be here the next time she comes!

My first try at using it, honestly…I cried. Not happy tears. The oranges I bought were GROSS. I bought them in a bag. The one on the bottom was moldy, and the two that I opened were mushy. I threw the whole bag away and cried. Yes, I can be dramatic. But it’s how I felt. 

I no longer buy the oranges in bags. I buy large navel oranges. 

Round 2: Gala apples. MISTAKE. Not delicious to my tastebuds.

The apples you see below are Pink Lady or Washington or something like that. No more Gala for juicing. 

Round 3: Navel oranges. WIN. WIN. WIN. SO DELICIOUS. All the oranges below are large navel oranges.

Let me share with you some of my favorite juice combinations. If you’re wondering what will help you lose weight, detox, or otherwise improve various parts of your lifestyle, go to Pinterest. I just combine different things until I find what I like. 

Oh, and that Simply Apple bottle in all the pictures? That’s what I refill to bring my juice to work every day. Perfect size. I have 2. 

3 oranges


2 oranges + 10 strawberries

Orange Strawberry

1 apple + 1 orange + 1 carrot

Carrot Orange Apple

strawberries + pineapple


1 apple + 2 kiwis + 10 strawberries


2 oranges + 1 nectarine


I tried adding beets. NO. Dirt. 

I tried adding celery. Not bad. Just not a favorite. Quite overpowering.

I tried adding grapefruit. Eew. Not for me. I gave the rest to my friend Reesa. 

My friend Reesa juices for nutrients. She adds lots of greens and such. Basically whatever is in her fridge. She thinks it’s delicious. If that’s your style, go for it!

I juice for taste. Yum.

My friend Teo says I’ll have withdrawals when I go stay with her this summer, since she doesn’t have a juicer. I say that I lived 25 and a half years without a juicer, I can live without it again! Yet she was at the store looking at juicers today. I know she would use it often, since she loves fresh juice. Juicers are just way more expensive in Romania. Lame. 

Update: Teo bought a juicer! She found a super powerful one that was inexpensive and bought it on a whim! She went home and juiced a ton of stuff…and loved it. I’m so happy for her!

But let’s be honest…being able to make the kind of juice I’m in the mood for is quite convenient. 

If you want to see some juice recipes from both  my style and Reesa’s style, check out our shared Pinterest board!

Pretty much the only good thing (as far as I can see) about my transmission needing rebuilt was that most of that cost was put on my Amazon Rewards credit card…and I got a ton of Amazon points, and I was able to get this juicer (and this for my Kitchen Aid!!) for free with my points. Win. The ONLY win. I think. 


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Olfactory Sensations

Smells. Scents. Olfactory.

I love the smell of crayons – but not just any old crayons – it must be Crayola crayons.


I love the smell of rain.


Especially in green wooded areas, like Washington.


I love the smell of red, ripe, juicy strawberries.


I love the smell of a juicy orange (even though I don’t eat them because I can’t stand the texture).


I love the smell of warm oatmeal (even though, once again, I don’t eat it because I can’t stand the texture).


I love the smell of freshly baked cookies.


I love the smell of old books.


I love the smell of berries…black-, rasp-, straw-, blue-, etc.


I love the smell of a clean little infant.


I love the smell of a campfire (especially the way the clothes you wore smell the day after, and the day after that, until you wash them.)


I love the smell of a candle store, particularly Yankee Candle Co.


I love the smell of a freshly clean house.Female hand wiping dining table

I love the smell of warm pecan pie.

pecan pie

I love the smell of most warm pies, actually.


Ok, I love the smell of most baked goods. You got me.

baked goods

I am forever grateful for the sense of smell.

I am grateful for my nose.


It’s the little things that

make life beautiful.

**first 16 images were obtained from Google image search**

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 38

Today was orange and blue day. I went over to 32 to ask them to take my picture, and they were making s’mores…so naturally I joined them.

It burned =(
And I was VERY sad. 

So Sheridan ate it. And I tried again.

And I still burned it A LITTLE. But I ate it anyways!

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 37

Today I was walking to class, and I saw Elisabeth. And she said we made a pumpkin together! So I said I’d come by later and we’d get pumpkin pictures! So when I got home I went to do it, but she wasn’t there. So she came upstairs when she got home…and Jenna took our pumpkin pictures!

Get it? I’m the pumpkin…she’s the stem/leaf!

And then we did a reverse pumpkin….she was the pumpkin, and I was the stem/leaf!

And then I crushed her…

And then we sat on the couch!

And this is my outfit….
The shirt, Sheila got it for me! It’s from Coldwater Creek!
The jeans I’ve had for a few years…from American Eagle.
The undershirt is from Down East Basics.
The bracelets….2 of them I made, 2 of them are just old.
The socks….they were free…I got them from a mystery shop!
The headband old and it’s from…uhm…..Target? Wal-Mart? I don’t remember…..
The necklace I got for 1 pound when I went to England!
The shoes are from my mommy =)
The orange shoe laces I got from doing a mystery shop…it was free!
The butterfly, it’s from Amuse!

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 34

Nicole took today’s outfit pictures…
Here’s today’s outfit!

The skirt, I got with Tammy Drake when we went to Chinatown!
The shirt I’ve had for quite some time….it’s from Kohl’s.
The orange undershirt is a Shade shirt.
The black shoes I’ve had FOREVER. The soles are coming apart….I need new black flats…badly.

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 24

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been twenty four days already!
Well, today my colors were brown and orange, and Becca took my pictures.
She told me to smell the  flower (they’re raspbana flowers!)…and to look at her… 

and then to look at the flower…

and then to look at her again…so i did…but we didn’t get a picture.
then she directed me to the front of the bookshelf, and we took these ones!

Can you tell which shelf is mine? (hint, hint: it’s the one with the crayons and coloring books!) 

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 18

Sheridan took my pictures for today!

First she had me look at the clock like I was running out of time….(I don’t think I did a very good job of this one…)……

And then I got to ride on a horse like her knight in shining armor…(this is an action shot)…..

And then I was a fishy! (I like this one!)

And then I got home and took of my shoes and then remembered how cool my laces were! So I put my shoes back on for a picture….


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Chloe’s Closet: Day 14

Nicole took today’s pictures…outside our front door…beautiful background!

The headband? I got it from Trader’s Village when I went with Ikpeaku Iwobi!
The button earring? I made it!
The hoop earring? I don’t know…I’ve had it for a while…
The choker? I made it!
The long necklace? I got if from my friend Ana in ECP in high school!
The bracelets? Some I made, some I’ve just had forever.
The pink tank top? I think it’s from a thrift store? I don’t remember…
The white under shirt? I got it at the mall a few weeks ago! It’s so cool! It’s called a Half Tee! Go check it out! Click here to see them!
The skirt? I got it at the BYU bookstore a few years ago.
The leggings?  Target. 5 bucks.
The shoes? Both from my mom.
The laces? free. from a mystey shop!
The socks? free. from a mystery shop.
I love colors.

And last but not least…

….the bend

…and snap!

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 6

My dearest roommate Kenzie took my pictures for today…

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