Archive | January, 2013

Letters

28 Jan

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

-Phyllis Theroux

FIVE THINGS

23 Jan

1. The 1920s

Recently we had our annual work party and this year was a  Roaring 20s theme. We didn’t go all out with our outfits but had so much fun making these fun headbands and dancing the night away!

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2. Clarisonic

Our mom got us each a Clarisonic for Christmas and we were instantly obsessed. We gotta be honest, we weren’t the best about washing our faces , but this little machine has forced us into a routine. We’ve been using them every couple of days and saw results immediately. It’s like a mini facial and the best thing is it takes just 60 seconds.20130115-114856.jpg

3. Boston Terrier Wrapping

We saw this Boston Terrier gift wrap at Target and freaked out! We’ve got a Boston in the family and couldn’t stop ourselves from stocking up on these fun gift bags, wrapping paper, and tags.

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4. Michael Kors turquoise watch

We stumbled across this Michael Kors watch on pinterest and needed it. After discovering it was no longer available anywhere, we made it our life’s mission to have it. After months of eBay stalking, we finally found one and won it!

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5. Witty Wines

This bottle of wine from Swanson Vineyards is perfection. That’s all we have to say.

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Xo Kim and Kelly

Turkey Chili

14 Jan

Crockpots are awesome. Why you ask? The fact that you can throw ingredients into one pot and let it cook all day with hardly any effort is a glorious thing! Your house will smell delicious and the way that you can go about your day without being in the kitchen slaving away is an added bonus.

This delicious chili is great paired with corn bread and any toppings you feel your chili deserves.

Turkey Chili: {Makes 6-8 servings}

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 small onion chopped
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) diced miled green chilies
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

Directions:

1. Cook and stir turkey and onion in a medium skillet over medium to high heat until turkey is no longer pink. Drain and discard fat.

2. Transfer cooked turkey and onion mixture into your crockpot.

3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.

4. Cover and cook on high 6-8 hours.

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Enjoy!

xo Kim and Kelly

Passion for Fashion {Week!}

7 Jan

One month from today, we will be heading to the Big Apple with our sister, Marisa, for New York Fashion Week!! We cannot put into words how excited we are. This was a BIG Christmas gift from our amazing Dad and we were all shocked when we opened up the envelopes that read we would be headed there in February.

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New York Times square

We are waiting for the show schedule to be posted so that we can choose which designers we want to attend.  Fashion shows, celebrities, being in the city, shopping, eating.. what is not to love!? New York is one of our favorite cities to travel to and this experience of a lifetime that will definitely be one for the books!

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Now the question is: WHAT SHALL WE WEAR!?

xo Kim and Kelly

Chocolate Snowflake Cookies

3 Jan

We’re not sure where this recipe originated because its been in our mom’s cookbook for as long as we can remember. These chocolate snowflake cookies are our favorite Christmas cookies and we always look forward to making them the day before Christmas Eve with our mom.

Chocolate Snowflake Cookies {Yields 8 dozen}

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add the eggs and vanilla,mixing well.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder,and salt. Add about one-fourth of the dry mixture at a time to the chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition. Cover and chill dough for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in powdered sugar.

4. Place cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Snowflake cookies

Although these are our favorite holiday cookie, you can make them all winter. They are the perfect treat to pair with your hot cocoa as you’re snuggled up trying to keep warm during the next few cold months.

xo, Kim and Kelly

Happy New Year!

1 Jan

We hope you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve!

Wishing you health and happiness in 2013.

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Xo, Kim and Kelly