March 31, 2010

Sunshine Salad & the Wig

Today has been yet another gorgeousssss day in West Palm that I think I may just have to start wearing tracksuits, get my face lifted & call it a day! Seriously...this is the good life out here. Why do I & my sweet family & friends inflict such pain on ourselves by enduring long, cold, snowy, depressing winters in Ontario?

I started the morning off with a light run while Papa walked Chloe around the town. I'm preparing for a 10K in May so I'm into the heavier runs now. I logged 8.5km a few days ago and was pretty sore after so I'm trying to pace myself. I'll do a separate post later about the fun that is known as running!

The babe was still out for her walk when I got home so I decided to cram in a little hair highlighting in the bathroom. Or should I say darklights. I thought it was time to put a little party into the do so I added in a few dark pieces.
I was picking up my regular kit at the drugstore when I decided to venture out and buy the $2.99 Revlon boxed color too. I am always being asked where I get my hair done (because people are so silly nice with their compliments), and it surprises people to know that I do it myself for a whopping $20 every couple of months. This is what I normally use if you're interested:

{Creme Brulee} { Light Golden Brown}

Tonight I'm making a huge salad up for dinner - keeping it light to kind of fit the mood of this sunny day!
I have to share with you my new love affair with salads. I've never been a rabbit food kind of gal but I'm trying to eat 50% of my food raw at each meal. Now - I find my body just craves veggies!

Here's a simple & delish Salada for you to try:

- 2 stalks of Romaine chopped
- 1 bunch of Kale chopped
- 1 cup of chickpeas (try soaking dry chickpeas instead of buying canned - super yum!)
- 1 stalk of celery chopped
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- red & green bell pepper chopped
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 avacodo

  • 2.5 tablespoons balsamic, white, or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or regular mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 minced clove of garlic (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


The Wife said...

I love the hair!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying the Swell Life in Florida-- I'm so jealous!! It is going up to 80 this weekend in Philadelphia, but nothing beats FL!

People stop me all.the.time. about my hair color wanting to know who does the color & they are very disappointed to hear that it's natural! If I did ever color it, I think I'd do it like you and spend $20 though, not $200 like some of my girlfriends!

You look gorgeous as always!

Cassie said...

Your hair looks awesome! I love it. I'm so impressed you can keep such a beautiful blonde on your own.

I'm definitely going to try your salad & dressing recipes. Sounds tasty.

Lauren said...

Cute hair! I cannot wait to read your running post. I'm training for my 4th 1/2 marathon (May) and I loathe running! Crazy, huh? :)

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Love the new lowlight in your hair-
Great recipe -thxs for posting-
I'll have to try it~


Meant to be a mom said...

Glad your weather is nice finally.
Your hair looks great. How the heck do you get such a pretty result when using a box set from Walmart? Seriously. I can't even begin to think of how badly my hair would be messed up if I did it myself. But yours looks great.