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Gadgets You Need to Make Life Simpler

Shop: Preza Shop
Social Media: @prezashop

We’ve just been introduced to an online shop with gadgets, gifts and accessories that we think you’ll love.  Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner and there are so many awesome gifts at fabulous prices to shop for.  We’ve found some great things that we’ve loved playing with like the Apple Watch & phone charging dock… now the kids can’t keep stealing the charger and lose it in the house.

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Another favorite is the Bluetooth Key Finder.  There’s something about keys and us.  Neither one of us can seem to keep them in the same place.  This is a lifesaver and even better, it’s 50% off right now!

 

 

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We also love their jewelry and kitchen gadgets.  Check out all the sales today and find some favorites of your own.

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Two Kitchen gadgets we had to have!  The foldable silicone funnel $6.00 and the pineapple corer $13.99

So much more to love. Visit their shop today and happy shopping!

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Specialty Shops

Favorite summer hat

THShop: Fry Sauce Hats
Social Media: @frysaucehats
Giveaway: 3 winners, 1 hat each! Details below

We are pretty excited to introduce a new business from Bountiful, Utah, Fry Sauce Hats. It’s a line of trucker hats created and hand printed by a local family who puts their love of Utah, interests and the outdoors into all their designs.

These trucker hats are available in adult sizes and child sizes launching this weekend and are also available for custom orders. We found so many awesome designs and fell in love with THIS Utah one. Need something special made? They will create any custom design! These hats are well made and so comfortable.

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Fry Sauce Hats is giving 3 of our followers each a hat of their choice (excluding custom orders).  Visit our Instagram today to enter to win. Click HERE to visit their site and pick out your favorite hat… the hat you’re going to wear all summer and everyone will ask you where you got it. Happy shopping!

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Recipes, Restaurants, Specialty Shops

You KNEAD a Kneaders pastry

This past week we had the opportunity to take a pastry class from none other than Monica Kate, executive head pastry chef for Kneaders Bakery & Cafe.

We met up with some of our blogger friends and had a super fun group there as we attempted to learn to make delicious puff pastry.  The best part is that they have allowed us to share their own recipe with all of our Salt Sky friends!

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Here are some fun facts about Kneaders and why we love them:

Kneaders is celebrating 20 years in business; they started with a small store in Orem and have grown to 57 stores in 6 states.

They are a “from scratch bakery” and make 42 different types of pastries daily by starting as early as 4:00 am.

Their kitchen’s high sanitation standards are impressive, everything is sanitized every 2 hours!

When we were there, the bread chef had 400 pounds of dough rising.  Some days they make up to 1000 pounds.  You better believe that they sell out of their delicious bread daily.

We love that this very successful business was started by a husband and wife team with a dream.

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AT KNEADERS!

Visit them today and you will see for yourself why they are so unique and create such wonderful food.

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PATE A CHOUX (pronounced Pat a Shoe)

Kneaders Puff Pastry recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1 cup butter

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ cup flour

10 eggs whisked

Directions:

  1. Bring water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil.
  2. Whisk in flour and once incorporated stir with a spatula for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and add the whisked eggs gradually. You may not use all the eggs. Pull the paddle out and if the batter makes a “v” you are ready.
  4. Pipe onto a parchment lined sheet tray.
  5. Bake at 345 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, opening the oven (for about 10 seconds) to let out excess steam after you see the product rise and start to sweat.
  6. After pastry had cooled, cut in half. The center should be hallow.
  7. Fill with whipped cream or lemon curd.

You may also dip or drizzle with chocolate ganache.

Basic Ganache recipe

Chocolate 300g

Cream 300g

Directions:

  1. Heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until it is about half melted.
  2. Heat the cream on the stove until it just comes to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for a moment.
  4. Whisk cream until chocolate and cream are fully emulsified and glossy.

Happy baking!

(Photos by Kneaders) Check out our Instagram for a cute movie they made as well!

 

 

Halo Top ice cream, guilt free sweets
Specialty Shops

Guilt Free Ice Cream, yes please!

Eating healthy generally takes away everything we like and two things we can’t live without… sweets and bread.  We tried giving up sweets and that lasted less than 24 hours so we started thinking of smarter sweet choices because life is to be enjoyed, right?

Well it was like angels singing when Halo Top Creamery sent us their fabulous ice cream to try.  Halo Top ice cream is only around 250 calories for the ENTIRE pint!  Halo Top has less fat, less carbs, more protein and less calories than most ice cream out there.  (Click HERE to see how they compare) With all that being said, the taste is still SO amazing.  It’s a guilt free dessert.

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Halo Top says:  “We use organic stevia. Stevia is a plant native to Paraguay that’s been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years. And, because it’s so tasty, we use it as a sugar replacement. We also use Erythritol, which though it has a rather scientific-sounding name, is actually another all-natural sweetener found in fruits like pears and grapes. Though it’s technically a sugar alcohol, it’s unlike the others because erythritol doesn’t affect blood glucose or cause bloating.”

We highly recommend trying it out for yourself and if you want to try our favorite…eat the strawberry and chocolate together, delicious!  Click HERE to find out where to purchase Halo Top and tell us what you think.

Enjoy!

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Baby, Specialty Shops

Addie & Jack

Online Shop: Addie & Jack
Social Media: @addieandjackbundles
Giveaway: FREE bundle Stork Set, details below
Deal: 15% off your online purchase, code SALT15 at checkout, valid now-3/10/17

We love everything about babies and this week we are excited to feature the super adorable Addie & Jack.  They have taken baby and mama favorites and combined them in bundles called Stork Sets.  These bundles include swaddle blankets with THE cutest prints and 1-2 accessories; baby moccasins, hat, hair bow or toy.

These little bundles take the guess work out of gift giving for new moms.  And how cute would these be for grandma to have at her house when grand babies visits?  Too sweet.

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As if the look wasn’t the best part, you’ll love their prices as well.  Addie & Jack is giving one of our followers a stork set!  To enter, visit our Instagram.  Plus, ALL of our followers will receive 15% off any purchase at Addie & Jack when you use the online code, SALT15 at checkout.  Click here to get shopping! Offer expires March 10, 2017.

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Giveaways, Specialty Shops

Our Birthday Giveaway

We’ve gathered some of our favorite things!  And the best part is you can enter to win a tote bag with these following items:

Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy lotion. We simply love using these bath & body products. The Verbena and Lavender full line as well as many other scents are available at the fabulous Tabula Raza in Trolley Square.

Kate Spade journal and desk organizer. We love the little details that make life so fun. You can find these little treasures at one of our favorite stores New Orientation at Foothill Village.

Travel luggage tags. These travel tags are heavy duty and will go the distance, Eliza our world traveler knows! You can find these at The King’s English in Sugarhouse.

Little Master Shakespeare Book. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderful children’s book by Utah author Jennifer Adams. We love reading to our kids and you will love the entire line. Available at Storybook Nook at Gardner Village.

Illume cloverleaf nectar candle. This little detail makes all the difference in the home, we are simply hooked on candles. A full line of incredible scents available at Dancing Crane Imports in Salt Lake.

Digital Download. Brittany has been busy designing beautiful quotes for the home that are inspirational and decorative. We are adding new ones everyday so visit our Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/saltskyutah

T-shirt & Cup. We love staying active and healthy, this workout shirt is soft and light weight and we think you’ll love it.

Candy Jar. Of course there must always be candy because life is sweet.

Thanks for following along and taking this ride with us!

Visit our Instagram, enter to win this gift, and tell your friends about our site and the wonderful places in Utah that we feature!

Your Salt Sky friends,

Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Eliza & Katty

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Decor, Specialty Shops, The Home

Our Favorite Home Fabric Shop

Do you like to decorate your home with great pillows and upholstered furniture? You will not believe the great prices and gorgeous fabrics you will find at The Fabric Store.  They recently opened in Draper.

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Kat Rodgers Peterson and Korri Dahlman are the mother daughter duo business owners of this fun shop.  They are knowleageable and super helpful!  They helped us choose fabric for a king size duvet, couch pillows, a fireplace cushion, a table runner and new dinning room curtains.  Yup, we’ve all been doing some really fun spring touches all over our homes.

IMG_4275All the fabrics we chose were $12.95 or under.  We love their prices so much!

IMG_4272The Fabric Shop offers upholstery services and can sew anything from curtains, valances, pillows, duvets and anything else you may want.

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IMG_4274Visit them soon, you will be hooked.  We went back three times in one week!   Welcome spring with a little special touch of fabric, it’s great how just adding a new pillow to a chair or couch can make the whole room feel fresh and new.

Happy sewing Salt Sky friends!

Address:  196 W. 12300 S. Draper, Utah

Phone: 801-523-7559

Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-2, or anytime by appointment

Facebook & Twitter: TheFabricStoreLLC

*Opening Soon:  the remnant room with awesome deals on remnant fabric and more.

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Specialty Shops

The lovely Journies Bowtique

Shop: Journies Bowtique
Social Media: @journiesbowtique
Giveaway: 1 head wrap & 4 mini bow headbands, see details below

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Is spring calling your name too? Well these adorable headbands and wraps got us thinking Spring, they were just too cute not to share. We love all the fabrics from Journies Bowtique, their prices and mommy & me matching sets.  All their head wraps can be used for baby through adult.

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Journies is named after shop owner, Desiree Jurado’s daughter, Journie. She started her shop after developing a new love of sewing shortly after becoming a new mom. Journie is the inspiration behind all the designs and fabric choices, making everything extra soft for babies heads.

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All their shipments come wrapped so beautifully and with a special hand written note, so sweet! Journies Bowtique is giving one lucky follower one wrap & 4 mini bows on nylon headbands. To enter, visit our Instagram. See all her designs by clicking here. Enjoy!

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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

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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
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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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!

DIY chocolate dipped Glutino pretzels

Visit Tutoring Toy and feel like a kid again
Specialty Shops

Tutoring Toy: a reminder of childhood

Christmas is just around the corner and shopping for kids is on my mind.  Today I want to share one of my favorite toy stores here in Utah, Tutoring Toy.

Tutoring toy is the kind of place that reminds you of your childhood and has those special, hard to find toys that you and your kids will love.

This business has been around for 28 years, opened by a couple who decided that there should be more fun in life than their corporate jobs they had.  You can see Bill & Diane along with their son in the shop daily, ask them about any toy and I bet they have the answer.  I used to visit when I was little to see the dolls with my parents and this past week my little girls were just as in heaven as I was.

Am I the only one that enjoys shopping for toys as much as my kids love getting them?  Life is crazy busy but this Christmas season, instead of doing all your shopping online, consider taking some time to go explore Tutoring Toy and be a kid for a few minutes, I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Tutoring Toy is located at Foothill Village so my husband and I are making a date night out of it.  Eat some great food and play with toys without kids for a minute while we’re shopping 😉

Tutoring Toy

1400 Foothill Drive Suite 108

Salt Lake City, Utah

801-581-1060

Visit Tutoring Toy for christmas shopping this year!

Happy Christmas shopping!

britt