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January 2017

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Specialty Shops

Want to Save Big? Check This Out

We’ve discovered a new business that just opened up two months ago in Salt Lake and you’ll want to get to know this place!

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Cash & Carry is a food supplier to restaurants throughout the western U.S. and has just opened its first store in Utah. The best part is that YOU don’t have to be restaurant owner to shop there and save huge on your grocery bill. The prices blew us away! From meats to dairy, produce, frozen foods, bulk grains, cleaning supplies and everything else we were throwing in our cart because it was too good to pass up!

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We couldn’t get Britt away from the spice isle.  Huge selection.

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Are you throwing a party and need paper supplies? You will find it here.  Did I mention that no one in the valley will have it for cheaper? And all the to-go containers that you get at restaurants are here and in every size, bulk or in small packs.

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Don’t forget to walk into their giant refrigerators where you will find some treasures.

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 Cash & Carry is located at:

370 W.  Paxton Ave (about 1100 So) Next to Target

Salt Lake City, Utah

Hours:  6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Personal training at DASH
Health & Fitness, Professional Services

Personal Training at Dash Fitness

Dash Fitness Studio:1989 S 1100 E Ste B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Phone:  801-486-1122

Visit their website:  www.dashfitnessstudios.com

Deal:  50% off personal training!  Expires 2/28/17, see details below.

Today we’re sharing a personal training that we really enjoyed.  Sometimes people want an individual or small group experience when it comes to getting fit and doing it correctly to avoid injuries and get the most out of your workout.  Dash Fitness in Sugar House offers just that.

Dash Fitness is a fitness center and gym offering low impact, high intensity small group training, personal training, weight training and more.  They have been voted “Best Gym” 2 years in a row by KSL Local A-List polls.  They have highly trained instructors and are dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best while in a great environment.

Our personal training experience came from Aubree Busath.  Aubree is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer that gives all types of training ranging from one on one to group settings each lasting an hour per session.

Personal training at DASH fitness

Training with Aubree Busath was a joy!  She had a clear plan for our class, we began with rolling our muscles out with a foam roller, which seemed to feel more like a deep tissue massage! We felt that she warmed us up so well, that we felt completely prepared to begin her carefully designed circuit training.  She watched our form closely, and was sure to let us know if our form was incorrect so we won’t cause any injuries.  Aubree made sure we understood the exercises before we began so we knew exactly what to do. She made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to keep pushing ourselves! We left this class optimistic and feeling fantastic.  We felt like we got a great workout without feeling completely drained.

Aubree is offering all of our followers a special deal… 50% off 12 sessions!  You get 12 individualized sessions for the price of 6. Personal training is usually $720 for 12 sessions but mention SALT SKY when you book and receive them for $390.  This price can be for one person OR get a group of friends and split up the price! There’s no limit to the size of your group so the more people you have, the less you’ll pay.   Pretty exciting. Also when you mention SALT SKY, Aubree will give you a free trial session for new clients so you can see how much you’re going to love it.  These special offers are valid through 2/28/17.

Other training options include:

  • 2 person semi private training ($250 per person/12 classes)
  • 3 person semi private training ($200 per person/12 classes)
  • 4 person semi private training ($150 per person/12 classes)

To book your appointment call 949.922.7567  or email aubreecorbin@gmail.com.

Meal Prep DIY, taught by a pro
Health & Fitness, Professional Services

Chop Chop Girl Changed the Way We Eat

Our Health & Fitness week continues with a gem we found that you’re going to love!

Do you like the idea of meal prep but it’s just SO expensive or you wonder if doing it yourself will be time consuming and again… expensive?  Well those are the thoughts we have always had but since we’ve been trying extra hard this past year to live and eat healthier, we decided it was time to put it to the test.

My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient! They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly! Currently I hold Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Yale/Harvard area approximately every other Saturday. Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which they get to keep). CHOPCHOPGirl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session. Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day. PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group. Sessions typically a session lasts under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. I also help others host meal prep sessions in their own homes. The hostess and I work together on a menu and I leave her with a hostess gift.

We were super lucky to come across Paige Kimball, founder of Chop Chop Girl.  Paige does meal prep in a whole different way, she shows you how to do it,  how simple and cost effective it can be and teaches you all the tools you need to be successful on your own.  Each meal is prepared and ready to go in a mason jar.

My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient! They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly! Currently I hold Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Yale/Harvard area approximately every other Saturday. Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which they get to keep). CHOPCHOPGirl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session. Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day. PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group. Sessions typically a session lasts under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. I also help others host meal prep sessions in their own homes. The hostess and I work together on a menu and I leave her with a hostess gift.

Paige told us, “My grandparents taught me how to garden and bottle fresh produce and I guess the mason jar habit has come full circle! These beautiful mason jar meal preps are nutritious, appealing, beautiful and so convenient. They can be transported like traditional meal preps and the pint jars fit perfectly into a car cup holder. I take them to the gym and when driving soccer carpool regularly.”  And they stay fresh in your fridge for up to 10 days.

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So how does it work?

  • Meal Prep Club Sessions in the Salt Lake  area are held approximately every other Saturday.
  • Individuals sign up online and pay $20 to save their spot and reserve a set of fresh mason jars (which you get to keep).
  • CHOP CHOP Girl creates the menu, does the shopping, and equips the kitchen for the session.
  • Recipes and diagrams with instructions are provided that day.
  • PREPPERS are assigned a partner upon arrival and together they make one recipe and fill the number of designated jars for the group.
  • Sessions typically last under 3 hours and cost is about $4/jar. (You pay more than that for fast food that isn’t great for you!)
  • She also has an option for you to host your own meal prep group (like we did with mom, sisters & our aunt).  It was so awesome!  The kids played and we got to make healthy meals for our homes.

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We really love that Paige taught us how to cook so that it’s healthy and how easy it can be to work together.  We assembled 4 different meals and a total of  60 jars.  Our goal for the class was to make lunches for us and our spouses.  The kids take a lunch to school but we often just don’t eat well on the go and our spouses get fast food when we haven’t packed a lunch the night before (which rarely happens so….).  This way, we made lunches in mason jars that we can just grab and go all week long.

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Get together with your family and friends and invite Chop Chop Girl to come cook with you.  You will be so happy you did, we can’t say enough good things about our experience and Paige is absolutely darling to work with! To book your meal prep session:

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max muscle cottonwood
Health & Fitness, Professional Services, Specialty Shops

The Max Muscle Experience

Welcome to our 2nd annual Health & Fitness week!  Last year we had such a great time celebrating everything surrounding a healthy lifestyle and so we are ready to do it again.  We are kicking this week off by talking about a place we are loving, Max Muscle in Cottonwood Heights.

Max Muscle teaches you how to care for your body with nutrition, exercise, vitamins and how to overall have a healthy lifestyle.  Owner, Taylor Reed, took us through the Max Muscle experience and we were blown away by the amount of education we received, it gave us a new energy to work even harder toward a healthy lifestyle not only for ourselves but our families.

At Max Muscle you can go in and get a full body analysis.  Step on a scale that measures your body fat, muscle, and gives you a detailed layout of your body.  This will help you know what it is that YOUR body needs.  Taylor says, “throw out your scale.”  It’s not going to tell you what you need to know about your body and you’ll focus on the wrong thing.  This body analysis are free the first time and always free at Muscle Max Cottonwood with purchase!  You may also buy a punch pass to go in and get an analysis whenever you’d like.  If you should put one thing on your to do list this week, it’s to go in and get an analysis done!  Just Do It.

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Max Muscle also provides full meal planning that comes with a coach that will help hold you accountable, motivate you and keep you soaring toward your goals.  Here’s what we absolutely loved about this… the meal planning is beyond simple.  The problem with most plans we’ve found is that they’re complicated and who has time for that?  These are so simple that you just follow the steps and quickly plan a meal.  We also love that it’s a lifestyle.  You don’t need expensive food delivered to your door because you are making your own meals and stocking your kitchen with good and nutritious foods.

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So, one thing is certain, when you stop by Max Muscle you won’t be disappointed and you’ll probably walk out with some healthy protein bars that taste amazing (hint… coconut almond bars ;)) Max Muscle Cottonwood is giving  away a 4 session nutrition package ($300 value) & a $50 gift card! Enter to win on our Instagram today.

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These protein bars are so yummy and are not only full of protein but help you with energy and to not get hungry.  We love them!

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This is us getting done with a workout, now we are going straight to our Max Muscle Protein Shake so that we can build even more muscle!

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Max Muscle Cottonwood is located at:

6556 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd

SLC, UT 84121

801-666-7699

(Located in the Old Mill shopping plaza across from Zupas)

DIY chocolate dipped Glutino Pretzels
Recipes, Specialty Shops, Valentine's

Sprinkled with love, Valentine treat

We were in the Valentine mood today and decided to make these adorable little snacks while we got together to play.  We are trying to make some snacks for sensitive tummies that a couple of kids have right now so we used Glutino Pretzels.  Honestly… Gluten free treats usually just don’t taste fabulous but recently we’ve tried a few that are delicious, one of those being Glutino Pretzels.  And loving them a lot more than regular pretzels!

Here’s how to make these super easy and delicious treats that are perfect to make with kids too.  Use this printable tag below to wrap them up cute and give to friends.

Dipped Valentine Pretzels
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Ingredients
  • Glutino Pretzels
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Valentine Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In the microwave heat chocolate chips and heavy cream for 30 seconds.
  2. Mix and heat again for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir until everything is melted together and smooth.
  4. Dip Glutino Pretzels in Chocolate and place on parchment paper
  5. Sprinkle right away with sprinkles & let cool
  6. Eat when cooled completely & wrap up to give to friends!

sprinkledwithlove free printable

sized to 2″x3″

Just save to your computer & print!

Details, details, details… “I received these products complimentary from Influencer for testing purposes.” Yup, these Glutino Pretzels were sent to us to try, review and share our honest opinion.  Feeling the love, thanks Influencer!

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Winterpalooza
Community Event

Winter Palooza Giveaway & Discount Tickets

Event: Winter Palooza
Where: South Town Expo Center
When: February 4, 2017
Admission Deal: Get all inclusive tickets for only $9 when you enter “saltsky” at checkout, click here to purchase tickets! Regularly $12 (ages 2 and up)

It’s cold outside so let’s get inside and play!  Winter Palooza is coming to the South Town Expo Center and this event is full of awesome activities for the whole family.

Your entrance ticket to activities include:

  • Bazooka Blasters
  • Princesses
  • Super Heroes
  • Star Wars Characters
  • Smurfs
  • Laser Tag
  • Mini Golf
  • Human Wrecking Ball
  • Bubble Balls
  • Ropes Course
  • Rock Wall
  • Bounce Houses
  • Sand Trailer with buckets, shovels & toys
  • Nerf Wars
  • Archery Tag
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Twin Spin Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Magic Shows
  • Live Animal Shows
  • Paul Mitchell Glitter Hair
  • Rocky Mountain Train Foundation & Races
  • Spikeball
  • Speed Stacks

We are giving away 2 tickets each to 4 lucky followers! To enter visit our Instagram. Also get $3 off tickets by entering “saltsky” at checkout. All inclusive tickets for $9. Click link above to purchase tickets.

See you there!

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Locals making a difference

A very special giveaway

Storybrook Cafe along with fabulous party planners, bakers, photographer, and more are giving away the ultimate dream party to one lucky little kid.

What makes this giveaway special is that this grand prize will go to a child that has been nominated to receive the all expenses paid party, by someone who thinks they are deserving of this special day.  These parties are just as much for the parents as they are for the kids.

Do you know some parents in need of a little extra love?  A child that has had a tough time lately and needs a little sunshine?  Send your nominations to storybrookcafe@gmail.com and visit our Instagram to enter to win.

 

Rocket Salt home and event photography
Professional Services

Photography Session Right at Home

One thing my kids do best is freak out whenever it’s time for family photos.  All I want is to remember them at this age and while some are adorable and all smiles, I have at least one that loves to turn on the waterworks at the sight of a photographer.  Not to mention my husband who loves to make excuses of why we don’t need photos.  Basically a sneak attack was in order.

A couple of weeks ago, photographer Luke Hansen, from Rocket Salt came to our home to photograph our family.  All of the sudden the kids were so happy and comfortable getting their picture taken,  it was a breath of fresh air.

This home session captured the kids and their personalities so well.

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Luke Hansen has a photography degree and many years of experience so we were able to just sit back and enjoy.  I was worried about the lighting in our home and wasn’t sure where he would photograph, but Luke made them look incredible and photographed in places I never would have thought of.  I highly recommend him and think you’re life will be forever changed by doing a home photo.

Want to hear the best part?  Sessions are just $200 and include digital  edited photos!  He spends enough time to get what you want done so no rushing and no stress.

Enter to win a free photo session of your choice, family, child, engagement, anything!  To enter simply go to our Instagram.  Rocket Salt is also giving all of our followers $25 off any session.  Just show that you’re following @rocketsalt on Instagram at your session & mention Salt Sky when you book your session.  (contact info below)

We hope you enjoy Rocket Salt as much as we did!

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Contact Rocket Salt at:  801-989-9786, rocketsalt.com & email luke@rocketsalt.com

Rocket Salt offers all types of home, destination & event photography.  Call for details.

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Community Event

Star Wars Bowling Night

Event: Star Wars Bowling Night

Where: Olympus Hills Lanes

4015 Wasatch Blvd.  S.L.C., UT 84124

When: Tuesday, January 10

Admission: $10

Hours: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Calling all Star Wars fans! This Tuesday, join Olympus Hills Lanes for their Star Wars bowling night. The lanes will have Star Wars characters, games, movies and treats for the kiddos.

Your entrance fee will get you unlimited bowling and all the fun that Olympus Hills Lanes has planned for the evening. We can’t wait to stop by and join in the fun.

And you can WIN 4 FREE tickets to this event. To enter, simply visit our Instagram.

Happy bowling and may the force be with you!

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Inspiration, quote of the week

A Little 2017 Salt Sky Change

This past week, as is customarily done at the beginning of a new year, I have been reviewing some of my work, reviewing my goals, and reconsidering priorities. Since I was 15 years old, I worked in the family businesses and followed in my mama’s footsteps. Though lately it has become more difficult to do all that I dream of doing.

Admittedly, the business planning is draining and I felt a little down. One day, I was listening to the radio when a Tim McGraw song came on, he sang, “Bitterness keeps you from flying, always stay humble & kind.” 

This prompted me and I decided to turn to prayer (which I really should have started with).  I can’t say I very often get distinct answers to my prayers; instead, I get feelings that help me as answers to my prayers.  This time, however, my answer was clear, like someone was talking to me.

It’s not my time was the answer, simple as that.  My time now is to get my home in order and focus on my children.  This seems like an easy answer, which I should have come up with on my own.

Let me give you a little background on me.  I’ve been able to juggle home, family, and business over the years and occasionally I have been met with harsh criticism from others.  I enjoy working. I like being creative. I want to feel like I’m helping my spouse and contributing to my home.  I don’t like being told I can’t do something.  While doing all of this juggling, our family has been happy and we’ve been blessed in many ways.  So you can see how this answer wasn’t what I was expecting.

I’m putting all my faith and trust in this answer, It’s not my time.  It’s time for me to think of my kids before myself because who knows what the future holds.  There’s a quote that says, “If the train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train.”

This week I hope we can all find our train or if you’re like me, recognize that it is time to be taught patience and find peace in doing other important things.

This blog will continue to go on because it’s something we enjoy doing together, though in keeping with my answer to prayer, I will be dedicating more time to home and family. Salt Sky will be posting twice a week from now on. We hope you find posts that uplift you, help you, and inspire you to create and spread a little joy. And that you will continue to follow along in 2017!

XOXO,

britt

 

Use this free printable below! Just click, save to your computer & print.

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