Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Skinny Limits was founded in the kitchen of the founders, in Austin :) They had tried their first juice cleanse and loved it. They wanted to do one every couple of weeks, but the mainstream juice companies were too expensive. They started buying their own bottles and a good juicer knowing that even it would be more expensive than a cleanse up front, it would save them money in the long run. They soon discovered that making their own cleanses was extremely difficult and took up their entire day to make and left their kitchen in a complete mess. They powered through it and soon after their neighbors and friends started asking them to make cleanses for them too.
This started the events that turned a two person shop in austin into a quickly growing 25 person team that serves nationwide. While juice cleanses are our main priority, we focus on raw foods in general. Everything in our shop is raw, no exceptions! We have raw lunches, raw (healthy) smoothies, raw juices, raw deserts, and of course raw cleanses. We're so diligent about keeping our shop uncontaminated, that if any employee has meat in their lunch, we ask them to keep it in a cooler outside of the shop.
The shop also helps us keep our costs down. Most cleanse companies use a warehouse to produce their cleanses, which has a high upkeep. We produce our cleanses right out of our shops outside of store hours, which helps us keep our costs as low as possible. In most cases, it's less expensive to get our cleanse shipped to your front door than it is to pick it up at a local shop. All our shipments are made the day before you receive them. They're cooled and packaged immediately after they're made.
Lastly, our cleanse is 100% raw. Most mainstream juice cleanse companies claim to be raw, but they're not. They get bought out by, or are associated with, bigger companies which force them to distribute their product in other stores. The problem is, raw juice only lasts for about 5 days, so it's not feasible. This means they have to use a process called HP Pasteurization. Instead of heat, this uses high pressure to pasteurize. This more than quadruples it's shelf life, but kills everything in the juice. We use no pasteurization and no processing. Our juice is alive.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
^Shanae printed tie wasted dress- love the print and cut of this dress, its a bit pricier than I normally spend on a dress, but with the 25% off if I get everything it's not a bad price! And this will be great for fall and winter with boots! ^
^Love this wynn ikat print pocket blouse, comfortable, loose and flawy, love it!^
^Burgandy skinny jeans, super stretchy and comfy! I was worried with pants especially not fitting, but they fit like a glove!^
^When I first saw this print I was all 'meh' but then I put it on and I was all 'Ah!' its super soft, open cross blouse and I was so surprised how much I loved it! Very different than anything I own!^
Monday, August 26, 2013
^I promise you he was excited about school, just not about the pictures I was insisting on^
Sunday, August 25, 2013
We are currently 7 hrs into our 10 hr road trip back home. Leaving home to go home. If you don't feel at 'home' at more than one place this probably doesn't make sense! The kids are of course being rock stars. I'm so lucky to have such good travelers! Hope everyone else is having a fabulous weekend!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
If you hadn't noticed we are on our final trip for the summer and I chose not to even bring a laptop. Completely disconnected which always feel so good. Maybe a little Too good. We are back for two weddings (one last Saturday and
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hanging out on our cabin porch!
Drew and I made it a habit to put the littles to bed then sit out on our various porches where we stayed, looking at the stars, sipping wine and just talking. It was always the perfect end to the busy day. And Drew could never Once keep his eyes open with the cell phone flash.
^ I was walking back to the cabin to grab my purse and this guy ran out in front of me. Scared me!^
^These little guys were Everywhere, so darn cute. Chipmunks I think?^
^Of course Jasper found a stream to play in^
^Mud Volcano, I think I can't remember all the names of these little places!^
^Very large Bison just hanging out^
^Oh just a very large bison walking 1/2 foot from our car^
^Pro road trippers^
^The lodges will pack you a picnic lunch to go! Filled with yummy foods for on the go^
^Lady in blue was Super pissed about the lady taking a pictures of her grand daughter. Strait up cussing that it was taking so long. Yes it was annoying but CHILL lady, you are in Yellowstone, like the most relaxing place ever and you are stressing out because you had to wait 2 minutes to take a better picture?^