Twin Tested: Tech Gadgets

AND THE WINNER IS….
 

I would use them when I play my guitar so I don’t drive my wife and kids crazy!! And when I travel :)
 
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DISCLAIMER: We are NOT TECHY! We are about as basic as it gets when it comes to technology, so we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite tech products with you that have been incredibly helpful for us.
 

 
These protect your phone from pretty much anything.
Especially if you have a knack for accidentally dropping things. Oops. 
You can get your screen protector replaced at ZAGG in Fashion Place or City Creek for $5.
 
We all love to have speakers booming at a party, but most of them are clunky and inconvenient.
The ZAGG BoostPlus lets the world hear your music without worrying about any wires!
Awesome gift option. It retails for $59.99.

#3 Fisheye ProLens

 

We had WAY too much fun with this!
It is very user friendly, you just stick the lens to your camera on your iphone.
Then, you can take cool pictures like this, no filter!
It costs $51.11

 
Portable Charger = lifesaver!
You can charge 4 different things with this tiny gadget!
Costs $69.99
 
These are so pretty! (and made out of reclaimed wood)
The LSTN headphones are like TOMS for your ears, for every pair of headphones sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. How cool is that? And… you look pretty cool wearing them.
They have headphones ranging from $50-$150, but we love you, so we are giving some away!
 GIVEAWAY:

If you want to win your own pair of LSTN headphones follow the blog and leave a comment telling us how you would use them. (noisy airplanes anyone?)
Enter by:
1. Becoming a follower of the blog
2. Leaving a comment explaining how they would be used.

Good luck to everyone!

 

Twin Tested: Summer of the Slush

With the temperatures rising we have been wanting something cool and refreshing to drink and what is better than a summer slush?!

When you go to 7-11 you get a whole lot of sugar and chemicals… albeit yummy.
So we decided to try out three healthier, more satisfying summer slush recipes we found on Pinterest.

 

If there is a place to get yummy summer recipes I would have to say that it is MarthaStewart.com
I got this recipe off of her everydayfoodblog. I tweaked a little bit so it is not as tart. And I think adding a swirl of whipping cream to each layer adds the perfect amount of sweetness!
Watch the segment HERE
 
Raspberry Slush 
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup of orange juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 squeezed lime
2 cups of ice
2 cups of whipping cream to taste, garnish with fresh raspeberries
 
This watermelon slush recipe is from CairnsManor.com
I changed it slightly by adding a tiny sprinkle of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
 
Watermelon Slush

4 cups watermelon, seeded, diced, and frozen
2 limes, juiced
2 Tablespoons honey
3/4 to 1 cup water
A sprinkle of sugar
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

I found this next recipe on one of my favorite local bloggers sites Real Mom Kitchen.
Every recipe I’ve tried from her is amazing and this one did not disappoint.
If you like pineapple or banana, you will love this!
The only change we made to this recipe was using fresh pineapple, which worked great.

{pic from Real Mom Kitchen}
Banana Pineapple Slush

  • 3 cups water
  • 4 large ripe bananas,mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 fresh pineapple, chopped up
  • 1/2 of a 12 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • Quick method: Combine all of the ingredients in 2 qt bowl. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker. Turn the machine on and let mix for 20-25 minutes. I used my 1 1/2 qt Cuisinart ice cream maker and need to do 2 batches. It was a little over flowing at the end but not to the point of spilling over.

    Regular method: In large airtight freezer container, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Cover and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.

    

    Twin Tested: Salt Water Floatation Therapy

    Whaaaaaaaaat?
    Yeah, we thought the same thing when we heard about this. 
    Salt water floatation therapy is the newest form of rest and relaxation that has just made its way to Utah.
    So, here’s how it goes: you go lay and float in a 200 gallon tank filled with salt water for one hour.
    In the end, you are supposed to feel rejuvenated, revitalized, relaxed and stress free.
    I have to tell you a secret, I was so scared!
    The whole idea of laying in a circular pod filled with mysterious salt water freaked me out a little bit. 
    I’m happy to say it went much better in real life than in my head :)
    Getting used to floating is a very interesting feeling, but pretty cool.
     You can watch the segment HERE!


    They say floating for one hour is the equivalent of getting 4 full hours of REM sleep!
    I don’t think I felt THAT rested, but in order to get the full results you are supposed to go about once a week.
    Pretty high tech crazy stuff!
    If you want more info:
    Salt City Float Spa
    7050 South Highland Drive
    Suite 220S alt Lake City, UT 84117
    801-928-4600

    The Happiness Project

    If you feel like your life is in a rut right now… READ THIS BOOK! 
    I have honestly told every person I know to read it.
    (including my blind date over the weekend. ha. oops)
    That is just how much I like it. 
    I have started my own Happiness Project for 2013 and love the changes that I am already seeing. 
    It is a quick read and the author shares simple ideas to easily change your life for the better.
    /http://www.happiness-project.com

    For those of you who have already read the book – why didn’t you tell me about it sooner?!
    Happy reading :)

    Twin Tested: Guys Holiday Gift Guide

    How many times have we all heard “He is so hard to shop for.”?
    Hopefully our gift guide will alleviate some of the stress involved with shopping for the men in your life. 
    Since most guys just go out and buy what they want these gifts are a little more eclectic.

    Watch the segment HERE

     

    Snow Shoes $129
    Scheels 
    If you want to give the gift of a new hobby this is a great place to start. 
    They are fun and require very little skill :)

    Don’ts Books $5
    Restoration Hardware
    These hilarious mini books were written in 1913 and 1925, which makes reading them fun to read and the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.

    Iphone 4 Ultra-Zoom Lens $31.50
    Restoration Hardware
    A fun accessory for the techie guy.

    Prank Kit $20
    Restoration Hardware 
    If you have a teenage boy or grown up prankster in your life this is perfect. 
    A box full of 10 ready to go pranks – what more could a boy want?
    Nike Free $20
    Scheels
    Great if you want to give someone a nudge to get active. 
    Chip fits in shoe and connects with your I-pod to tell you how far you have gone, pace, etc. while you run. 

     Engraved Cuff Links $25
    All Things Remembered
    This may seem like an expensive gift, but after months of searching I found All Things Remembered at the Fashion Place Mall. They have very reasonable prices for engravings and also sale cuff links in their store. Great for a guy that likes to dress up!

    The Art of Shaving Sampler $35 – $50 (depends on the kit you buy)
    Sephora
    If your man needs a little pampering this is perfect. 
    It’s great because they get to sample several different products, then return to Sephora for the full size bottle of their favorite product. 
    Happy Shopping!
    Remember there’s only 12 Days Until Christmas!

    Twin Tested: Girls Holiday Gift Guide

    Boys, we are making it easy for you this year!
    We found gifts that are perfect for the woman in your life wether she is 12 or 82.
     
    GOLD GILDED MIRROR $20 Urban Outfitters.
    What girl doesn’t love an antique looking mirror reminiscent of a Disney princess?
     

     RED CARPET MANICURE $60
    Britt and I get asked about our nails at least once a week, this set is the answer!
    Buy it at any Ulta store or order online at www.redcarpetmanicure.com

    HOLGA FILM CAMERA $48 Urban Outfitters
    This camera is like Instagram 24/7! This is for the hipster or photographer that loves vintage looking photos. This camera does color and black & white pictures.

     
     EMBELIISHED FLATS $20 Urban Outfitters
    Urban is having a major sale right now on over 50 different styles of flats.
    Buy your lady some fashionable comfort!

     
    PHILOSOPHY GIFT SET $20
    Philosophy has amazing fresh smelling scents that makes us love their line.
    This box set comes with body wash, lotion, and lip gloss.
    Way better than the Bath & Body Works option.

     
    SEPHORA GIFT SETS (price varies)
    As you can probably tell – we LOVE Sephora’s products.
    They have great box gifts of eyeliner, lip gloss, eyeshadow, etc.
    The products stay on all day long!

     
    MATCHED TRILOGY $30
    Ally Condie’s book series has blown up in the last year. Disney just bought the rights so you know a movie is on the way. Great for readers of all ages.

    Happy Thanksgiving

    It’s that awesome time of year when we get to spend an entire day eating delicious food and lounging around with family and friends.
    This year we are thankful for….
     Chocolate Chip Cookies
    A sleepy bulldog puppy
     Homemade pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate
    {Here is the link to a similar recipe}
    I used skim milk and more white chocolate than is called for… so yummy!
    Sparkles!
    You can find this skirt at H&M {not online}
     
    Plus great family, friends, and sunshine!
    We hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
     
    B&B

    {All photos from our Instagram. Follow us @brittanygrahamhaslam and @2brookegraham}

     

    B&B: Twins on 2

    Hello! We are identical twins, fashion obssessed, and just happen to both work as producers at KUTV Channel 2 in Salt Lake City. We have finally decided to start blogging about our fashion segments. We do segments on the KUTV 2 Morning Show as well as Fresh Living. Here is one of our most recent segments: Vintage Trends.
    We were inspired by these celeb looks:

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