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DIY EATS | Mason Jar Southwest Salad

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I like eating salads for lunch, but I dislike pulling all the ingredients out of the fridge and cabinet every day and making a mess. My trainer, Megan for High Def Heath, showed me an easy meal prep idea that would make the whole process much easier. Mason jar salads have been around for a while, but if you are new to the idea, the main thing to know is wet ingredients go on the bottom, and green go on the top (so they don’t get soggy). For this Southwest Salad, we started with a homemade jalapeño cilantro dressing, layered on my favorite veggies, then beans for protein, and topped with my greens of choice, kale. If it’s not quite filling enough, after you shake and serve, slice up a half of an avocado to top it off. Delish!
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Ingredients and preparation after the break! If you are looking for a ton more recipes, check out Megan’s meal plans and shopping lists.
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VEGGIE & HAM EGG MUFFINS

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Happy 2018! Before the New Year my exercise and eating habits was in a baaaad place, so I decided to make a change and reached out to my high school friend, Megan, who recently opened up a gym with her wife in Milwaukee, High Def Heath (go women entrepreneurs!). I started training with her two months ago, and am feeling stronger and more fit, now the next step was getting my diet under control. This last week we decided to do breakfast, lunch and dinner meal prep for the week and video the steps for my @ISPYDIY Instagram stories and you all loved it! (you can still see our “cooking show” on the MEAL PLAN highlight right under my bio on Instagram). I wanted to make sure you had the recipes here for reference, and the mason jar salads and sheet pan salmon will be up this week! It’s been so fun to see how many people are already making the meals. If you are looking for a ton more recipes, check out Megan’s meal plans and shopping lists. We had so much fun cooking we are already planning another prep, stay tuned!

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MY DIY | Live Edge Bath Board

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One last project before the New Year! One of my absolute favorite things in my house is my claw foot tub, and now that the temps are below zero it’s time to step-up my setup. I bought this piece of live edge wood a while back and cut it to fit on the tub, but never got around to finishing it…until now! I wanted to add little legs to secure it on the tub edges, and more importantly I wanted a little stand to prop up my cell phone so I could watch a little reality TV…er the News…yah that’s what I meant.
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SHOP: Kohler Cast Iron Bathtub + Kohler Purist Valve + Euclyptus holder and bath brush from a local MKE shop Specter  + Minted Art Afloat by Haley George + DIY Ladder + Target Towel and Wood side table (old) + Amazon Rug + Flying Tiger Plant Holder (old) + West Elm Stripe Jewelry Box (old)
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With a couple couple wood cuts and some glue my board was ready to be stained, I pick this darker stain called Honey by Minwax to match the  vanity, and I just love how rich the color turned out! With one coat of stain and two coats of the Fast-Dry Polyurethane I was ready to bath in style. I gathered up all my favorite things for my bath board, and got ready to soak…well take way too many pictures, then soak. The question is: wine at 8:30am or pm (really neither, it was just an clock photo from google, ha!) Steps and supplies after the break…  (more…)


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