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    Patch it up jacket DIY

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    We love when a new tread comes out and we can do it ourselves for so much cheaper! I mean cheaper is always better right?! We are all seeing fun, funky patches on everything these days from jeans, tees, shirts, bags, hats, jackets, and even shoes!! It’s playful, colorful, and adds a little spunk to your outfit!

    In a previous post we kept it simple with a white tee and adding a few iron on patches to it! It’s was the easiest way to be on trent and do it yourself!! We thought we would step it up a notch and spice up a jacket!! Remember we are going for a much less expensive version of a very common trend which so happens to have a much heftier price tag! That being said, our army green jacket was bought at a local thrift shop for around $8, we bought the patches at JoAnns fabric store, and mapped out our design! Actually, most of the patches are inspired by our sweet dad who has passed away!:( We like to have lots of reminders of him around us always!❀️

    After all the patches were ironed into place, we did a little hand stitching to make sure they weren’t going anywhere!πŸ‘πŸ»

    This trend can add so much personality to your outfit and allows us to be a little playful with our clothes! It’s the easiest thing to do yourself and you can save a ton!! You can make it age appropriate for all ages! There are some really cool big flowers to keep it more sophisticated, or all sorts of emoji’s for the teens! There’s just about something for everyone!! We love you!! Happy DIY-ing!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜β€οΈ

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    Steve’s back in the kitchen

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    We are lucky enough to have another great recipe by our chef, friend, Zumba celebrity, Steve Boedt!!

    This is fresh, easy to make and oh so delicious!

    Steve always brings a fresh spin on the healthy foods, including blending up an avacado pit. πŸ˜‚ You just never know what you are gonna get!

     

    Here’s how you make this delicious ice cream.

    2 cups frozen berries

    1/2 avocado AND the seed!

    A squeeze of “energy booster” honey

    Coconut water or coconut milk (are we the only ones who find it tricky to find coconut water??)

    Mix it all together and what do you get? Β A delicious and easy to make spin on our favorite summer indulgence. You don’t have to miss all the summer treats when we make them this healthy and tasty! Enjoy!!!

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    Fancy salmon dish made easy!

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    Lately I have been following a new awesome health and fitness program which has inspired me to cook more and branch out a bit more in the kitchen! Don’t get me wrong I still don’t love to cook but I find that when I’m cooking clean it’s pretty straight forward and they are easy recipes!! I can handle that! Truthfully, i have never felt better then I do now being extra aware of what I’m putting into my body. So that’s great news!;)

    This recipe here has been “date night in” the last few weeks with my husband and I. It’s a bit more fancy and taste like we are treating ourselves to the finest restaurant in town! πŸ˜‹
    Honestly, we are convinced we couldn’t pay for salmon this good anywhere! It’s that good!! πŸ‘…πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    This is a must try!! Like a must try over and over again!!:)) Kass isn’t a seafood fan, but I seriously can’t get enough!! So obviously if seafood isn’t your thing then pass this along to your bestie who is!;)

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    Ingredients:

    4 -6oz skinless salmon fillets
    1 lb asparagus-tough ends cut and trimmed
    2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    2 garlic cloves – minced
    Salt and pepper
    1 lemon thinly sliced
    Fresh dill sprigs

    Directions:

    -Pre-heat over to 400 degrees
    -Cut 4 pieces of aluminum foil about 14 in long
    -rinse and divide asparagus into four equal portions- place in the center of each piece of foil
    -in small bowl, mix oil and garlic, drizzle 1 tsp on each asparagus portion, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on top
    -rinse salmon, allow excess water to run off, rub a bit of salt and pepper on bottom of each filet
    -place filet on top of asparagus, drizzle 1 tsp of oil and garlic mixture on top, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper
    -place 2-3 sprigs of fresh dill on each filet
    -top with 2 thin lemon slices

    Wrap foils by bringing in both long sides, seal, and fold in both small sides. Make sure it’s all closed off completely

    Place onto cookie sheet- cook 20-25 mins
    Open and serve!!πŸ€—

    This is fine dining, super easy, and tastes like a million bucks!! πŸ˜‹

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    Good Reads

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    Our dad was an avid reader. It was not uncommon for him be simultaneously supporting a sporting event or practice and reading a book. One eye on the kids, one eye on learning. He would repeatedly say “Reading is the gateway to knowledge and knowledge is power.” I don’t know if this is an original Mike Akin phrase or a famous quote.

    He would write quote, one liners, words found in the pages of his latest book and then study them. He had “3 by 5” cards (as he called them) nearly everywhere. In his pockets, in the visor of his car, in a ziplock baggie in the shower. Always learning, always growing.

    I didn’t always share his passion for continual growth and knowledge until I was much older. I think I got the Cluff Notes on most reading assignments in high school and college. I wasn’t passionate about it. I later realized that the more info you can gather, the more likely you are to have the right words or comment to say to someone in a time of need or council. I think this was my dad’s main purpose in reading all the books he read.

    When my dad moved into a different house in SLC, UT we helped him box up all his belongings. The book shelf and the meticulous order in which to box these prized books was quite a task. I think all of us kids gave up on him and moved to different areas of the apartment to help and let him deal with “the library”.

    When I got married I realized quite quickly I needed more help and information to make a happy, healthy and successful marriage. This is where I started reading-not for assignment or projects but sheerly for information to enhance my life. I had embarked on a brand new adventure and I needed other’s experience to help navigate.

    Some of the best books for me at that time were, “The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands” by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Another was, “The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts.” by Gary Chapman. This book single handily changed my marriage. Well…not my marriage but how I viewed my marriage which is a huge part of your marriage.

    I had grown up feeling loved by certain acts and words. As described in the book there are 5 main love languages. I was words of affirmation and gifts. This book made me realize that there are so many different ways someone shows their love for you not just roses and praise. πŸ˜€ Β Once I let go of my ego, I saw the many things Brian did for me (he’s acts of service and quality time) and appreciated all that he was as a husband. Every once in a while I will tell him that he’s behind in the old flower department or that I am having a bad day and just need a compliment. lol. Communication is key with us.

    As my life shifted and I became passionate in my career in health and fitness in particular Zumba Fitness, I once again was embarking on new territory and have since read some great business, motivation and success story type books and have learned a lot.

    The two I am in the midst of are “QB My life in the Spiral” by Steve Young and “Unshakeable” by Tony Robbins. These are two men I find fascinating for different reasons and think their stories and knowledge is so applicable to us all.

    I also have listened to a number of amazing audio books. I think my husband is shocked when I pick up a paperback book as I have turned mostly digital these days. However theres something about being able to make notes, dog ear your favorite pages and whip out a book on a trip. Both are good for different reasons and convenience.

    A few audio books I LOVE:

    The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary—Incredible insight on raising children to be what THEY need or ought to be and not raising them to be what WE think or decided they should be. Helping them to find their best self. Yes yes and Yes.

    The Small Big by Steve J Martin, Noah J Goldstein and Robert B Cialdini—Small changes you can use in business and life that make big differences in the outcome.

    I feel better when I am filling my brain with tips to make a happier life. I feel more refreshed after reading or listening to a book rather than on Facebook or instagram. I spend a lot of time there too, believe me but one of my goals is to read more and learn as much as I can to pass that on to my kids, attendees of events of trainings, but mostly to myself. I realize that I need all the info I can get to steer me in a good direction for a balanced life.

    -Kass

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    Cadberry eggs in everything please!

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    Hey loves!! Hope you’re having a wonderful Easter weekend spent with family and friends, doing all the fun holiday traditions!! Man this one snuck up on us! Ha We love this weekend and all it represents. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ£πŸ°

    We wanted to share a classic treat with you with a genius twist, Rice crispy treats with Cadberry eggs! I mean… talk about taking something to the next level!!πŸ™ŒπŸ» It’s in the small details folks that makes life so sweet!!πŸ‘…

    If your weekend is as crazy as ours has been, don’t fear, you can still come to the family dinner with something festive that everyone will love! I think it’s our human duty to love Β Rice crispy treats, and some sort of evil curse that has gotten us all addicted to Cadberry eggs so, yeah these will do the trick!!πŸ˜‚

    1 box rice krispy’s- use 5 cups

    1 bag large marshmallows -use 2 cups

    4 tbsp butter

    Like , crazy how easy these are to make yet taste so Devine!! Anyway…

    -pour marshmellows in microwaveable bowl

    – throw butter in there too

    -microwave 1 minute- stir

    -add rice krispy’s-stir quickly

    Then the ultimate Β finale is throwing a bag of milk chocolate cadberry eggs in there!!! Stir

    Pam your 9’13 baking dish like crazy- pour in the goods, press, cover and chill for a bit in the fridge. Just like that you’re festive and prepared to make everyone smile!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜‹

    We love you and Happy Easter from two crazy sisters!!😘😘

     

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