Fresh Watermelon Juice

Yum Yum Yum !

Hello there. I decided the other day to make fresh watermelon juice since it’s not something you just run across in the grocery store. It was really simple. I used a strainer, pitcher, and my ninja blender. I always keep my watermelon in the fridge so it was already cold. I cut the meat of the watermelon into small enough pieces to fit several inside the blender pitcher seeds and all. Then I let it rip.  Once there was more room I added more of the watermelon meat and blended again. I then poured the watermelon slush over my strainer into the empty pitcher. This step took patience as it takes a little while for the juice to drain through the strainer. Then you have your fresh watermelon juice ready to serve. If I wasn’t pregnant I would make a killer cocktail. I envision a watermelon margarita. What do you think?  Below are the pics of each step. Hope you enjoy!

 

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-Pretty Haute Girl

Nursery DIY

So I am expecting a baby and have started to decorate my little ones nursery. The theme includes birch trees so I guess you could call it a nature theme. I picked the room directly across the hall from my room for easy access.  The walls were all a light slate blue before I painted one a light cream color. It will be my background for the birch tree decals I used.  I got the birch tree decals I used from http://www.wallsneedlove.com . The decals are great. They are self-adhesive stickers the can be applied to many different surfaces.

I started by removing all the items from the walls. Then I patched the holes with putty. After that I taped the edges with painters tape (the part I hate the most). I then painted the wall with two coats of a light cream color. After the paint was dry I applied the birch tree decals evenly space alone the wall while varying the widths that I used.  I love the end result of the wall treatment. I originally was using wall paper but would have spent over 500$ on one wall. This little project set me back 200$.

Next  I will get rid of the extra furniture in the room.  Then I will start to layer wall accents and personalized items for the nursery. I of course will document and post that here. I have put the links to the birch trees that I used below.

http://wallsneedlove.com/collections/trees-branches/products/summer-birch-tree-wall-decals

http://wallsneedlove.com/collections/trees-branches/products/super-real-birch-trees

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IMG_4099.JPGMy little helper…

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie

This morning I woke up and decided to re-create one of my favorite sweet treats. The Mango Pineapple Smoothie that I occasionally get from McDonald’s. It so juicy, sweet, smooth and icy. A perfect refreshing treat for the middle of the day.
Since my wonderful hubby purchased me a new Ninja Blender (link below) I have been experimenting with various recipes. Here is how I made my version of McDonald’s.

I put in 1 cup of Central Market’s Organic Apple Juice
1/2 cup of frozen organic Mango chunks from Costco
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks from Costco
1/2 cup of ice
Then I turned the Ninja blender on 3 and let it go until I had my smoothie. It may be necessary to add a little more juice if it is not the consistency you want. The ice gives it a tiny bit of crunch.

Hope You Enjoy !

Ninja Blender:
http://www.ninjakitchen.com//products/4/total-crushing/10/ninja-professional-blender/?tabID=faqsCont

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