Top Fall Trader Joe’s Products

We absolutely love Trader Joe’s.  We don’t do all of our grocery shopping there, but we go to TJ’s once or twice a month to stock up.  One of our favorite times to go to Trader Joe’s is during the fall season when all of the seasonal fall items are in.  Trader Joe’s has so many fall and pumpkin flavored items!  It can actually be a bit overwhelming when looking at these product,  but you’re bound to find something you like.  We thought it would be fun and helpful to share with you our top fall Trader Joe’s products!  Let’s get into our picks!

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Fall Bucket List

Happy FALL!!! We’re so excited that it’s finally fall because it’s our favorite season!  Of course it has to be 90 degrees in Minnesota today on the first day of fall, which is not ideal at all.  Starting today though, we’re going to be bringing you several fall posts.  Our first fall post is all about our bucket list for this fall!  Read it below to see what’s on our list!

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Favorite Summer Reads

Besides fashion and travel, reading is a big passion of mine.  Rarely am I not in the middle of reading a book.  I love summertime because I have more time to read, which means I can cross more books off my to-read list.  This summer I read 26 books from June 1st until now.  Of those 26 books, I’m going to share with you my top favorites that stood out to me the most and that I would highly recommend.

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Belize: Travel Guide

I recently got back from an 11 day trip to Belize and had an amazing time!   I actually traveled solo on this trip with the tour company, EF College Break.  I’ve gone on a few trips before with this company, but Rachel has always gone with me.  EF College Break is for people ages 18-28, so unfortunately I only have a year left to travel with this company.  There were 42 others on this trip with me, along with a tour director.  I met a lot of new people and made some awesome new friends!  I highly suggest EF College Break if you want to travel, but don’t want to plan everything.  They literally take care of it all for you, which makes things much less stressful.

I thought it would be fun to share with you my travel experience in Belize.  To make things easier, I’m breaking things down into the places I went to.  For each place, I’ll share the highlights of the things I did there.  At the end of this post I’ll also be sharing with you tips, tricks, and hints for Belize that I learned prior to going there and while I was there.  Let’s get into it!

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Christmas Baking: One of our Favorite Traditions!

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is baking Christmas cookies and treats!  A few weekends ago we spent the weekend baking some of our favorite cookies and treats.  The great thing about the cookies and treats we made is that they can  easily be made year round and/or for different holidays!  You might just need to switch up a thing or two, like the color of m&m’s, in each.  Watch our video below to see details of our baking weekend, with pictures and recipes included!

Here are links to the full recipes we used!
Christmas Rolo Treats
Christmas White Trash
Cut-Out Cookies (we used our own recipe, which is in the video-here’s a link to another good one)
Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Let us know if you make any of these recipes over the next couple of days!

What are your favorite Christmas cookies and treats to bake?  We would love it if you would share your recipes with us in the comments!

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
-Michelle & Rachel

Skinny Mint Teatox Review

If you follow us on Instagram (@2classysisters), then you know that we recently tried Skinny Mint’s 28 day teatox. Watch our review below to hear all of our thoughts and opinions on the teatox!

 

If you are interested in Skinny Mint or would like to learn more, check out the website here.  We also want to give a big shout out to Chloe at Skinny Mint for giving us the opportunity to try the teatox!

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever tried a teatox before and if so, what you thought!

-Rachel & Michelle

Snow Day Essentials

With a lot of the East Coast snowed in and there bound to be more upcoming snow days, I thought I would share with you my snow day essentials.  With me being a teacher in the Midwest, I usually have at least one snow day every winter and I’m pretty sure I enjoy them just as much as when I was younger!  Unfortunately I haven’t had one yet this winter, so fingers crossed I get one soon.  These snow day essentials are my must haves that make any snow day more enjoyable!

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AGR Faternity Formal

Saturday I went to my boyfriend’s fraternity formal. He is in the fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho and this year was the third formal of his that I have been to. It was definitely bitter sweet with this being his last formal since he is graduating this year. With this being the last hurrah, I decided to go all out with my dress and hair.

My dress is Sherri Hill and my favorite part about it was the all open back. I got my hair done at my usual salon called Studio 7.

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Before heading to formal we stopped at one of Michael’s fraternity brother’s house, that was on the way to the hotel and did some trap shooting. It was an interesting way to start off the day to say the least, but it was very entertaining. After that we headed to the hotel where the event was held and we all checked into our rooms. We all got situated in our rooms and did some exploring to figure out who was all there and to get a feel for where everything/everyone was in the hotel. As it started to approach the time for dinner, we all started to get ready and into our dresses. Before we all headed to the meal we of course has to take some pictures!

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After we were all done eating we did some dancing, went swimming, hung out, and of course had to go on a late night run to Perkins. I would definitely say my last AGR formal was a huge success! I’m going to miss all the graduating guys and all the great times we have had together throughout my time in college so far! A huge shout out to my boyfriend Michael for being a great formal date throughout the past few years!

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-Rachel

Baking, Shopping, & Eating

With Rachel being home for Easter weekend, we were able to spend the whole day together on Friday.  We both love baking, so we started off our morning by baking some donuts.  We tried out two donut recipes from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  You can find the chocolate donut recipe here and the funfetti donut recipe here.

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We had a lot of fun making these donuts and they were quite simple to make!  Our favorite were the chocolate glazed donuts.   We think the funfetti donuts would be better with less sprinkles in the batter.

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After baking and breakfast, we planned on going shopping and out for lunch.  Here are our outfits from the day!

Michelle’s OOTD

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|Francesca’s top| Loft outfit (?) scarf| American Eagle jeggings| Red Dress Boutique booties|

Rachel’s OOTD

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|Express tank top| J.Crew Factory necklace| American Eagle jeggings| TJ Maxx flats|

We headed to our local mall first for a little shopping.  American had BOGO so we couldn’t resist buying a few clothing items from there.  Michelle with being her indecisive self  decided to buy a new dress for Easter from Francesca’s.  We also made a stop at TJ maxx.  We each got a new small cross body purse.  Rachel stocked up on one of our favorite Dry Shampoos and Michelle bought an artificial flower arrangement.

For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Loop.  Instead of ordering entrees, we decided to share some appetizers.  We went with chicken tenders, cheese curds and wings!  They were all very delicious.  Our favorite is definitely the cheese curds because they are served with siracha ketchup, which makes them so much better!  Needless to say, we were very full afterwards.

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We’ve really been enjoying our weekend together!  It’s our last time together until Rachel is done with school for the year.  We can’t wait to spend the summer together! Keep an eye out for our Easter post tomorrow!

-Michelle & Rachel