sparks from the week – be grateful


From us:

homemade sauerkraut

Making homemade sauerkraut again.

be active be happy

Being grateful for life.  We get to choose to be active…to be happy ;)


Enjoying a new favorite snackplantain socca with avocado and black sea salt.


Love our equalizer!!  A goal of ours is to use it more often than we do now.

jax Love this dog.

running Enjoying walking outdoors in my comfy raw threads clothes with Lori and Jax.

working outside Enjoying doing a little work outside while sipping on our favorite drink – kombucha.

get back up and try again

Learning to get back up when we fall.  Practicing our headstands for #whatsbeautiful challenge has been helping us remember this. Everyday we are learning to trust life, enjoy the journey, and just keep getting back up and trying again.


be grateful

Be grateful!

From off the internet:

Does your blood type determine your optimal diet.   —> we learn so much from this guy. We used to follow the blood type diet many many years ago, saw some improvements but still struggled. And now knowing everything we know now and have personal experienced he thoughts make sense to us now.

Mint chocolate whipped body butter  —> wow this sounds amazing!

Our dear friend conquered PCOS – so happy for you Paige!!!

without the skinny rules by sara —> great posts!!

pregnancy myths – don’t lift heavy by jess --> great read as well

Debbie made our plantain bread pizza inspired by our plantain bread — YUM



We did our #PFChallenge yesterday!

farmers market

The whole gang went to the farmers market to support our local community and farmers.

And for today’s challenge we are going for a walk outside! How are you guys doing with the challenges?

Twins Question: What sparked your interest this past week? Do anything fun this weekend? Are the farmers markets open in your area?

till next time

L and M

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26 Responses to sparks from the week – be grateful

  1. thank you so much for featuring me!
    i seriously love you ladies and want to make so much that you post, i’m so glad i finally did it with the plantain bread! it is so fun to experiment with and is so versatile!! next up i think i totally have to make the avocado plantain pudding. maybe add some protein powder to pump it up ;)

    but seriously both of you are so amazing and i love following your journey!!
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  2. I so love Jax!! What a doll! He’s seems like the perfect, active breed for your active lifestyles!! And, thank you for the shout-out–means SO MUCH to me!! :D Btw, I have been eating avocados daily! Hitting the spot!!
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    • purelytwins says:

      awesome Jess – yay for avocado love!
      and thank you – Jax is a handful but love him so much!! HUGS

  3. Elisabeth says:

    Mint chocolate body butter sounds amazing; I love making my own homemade, natural beauty products. Also, I made the plantain socca, and it was so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Plus, I really like the June challenge that you girls came up with. You girls are inspiring me every day!

  4. Kim says:

    Funny – the farmer’s market was the local business that I supported yesterday, too!!
    I’m fixing to go out and walk – I’ve been waiting all day for it to warm up but looks like that isn’t going to happen! Oh, well!
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  5. Sara says:

    I decided to do today’s mini challenge yesterday (good thing, because it is stormy here today!)…took one of my dogs for a walk at the park and sweated it out in the heat haha. I haven’t made it out to any farmer’s markets yet, but that is one thing I always look forward to with the warm weather…nothing like local produce! Hope you ladies had a blessed weekend and upcoming week! :)

  6. Lisa says:

    Those coffee mugs are adorable! I’m a sucker for them obviously. Where did you get them?
    I can’t wait until my grocery shop trip since I definitely need to try the egg free plantain socca recipe.
    Need to check out those posts now:)
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  7. My weekend consisted of watching a marathon of Arrested Development and trying different dessert recipes…all of them with chocolate of course ;)!
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  8. Love this! I am in love with sauerkraut but never ever thought to make it myself. That sparked my interest!

    I shop at our farmers market every weekend, being vegan its our grocery store. I would much rather spend my money there than at the store! The stands know us by name.
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  9. Traci says:

    Love your post! I’m still working on my homemade raw sauerkraut, I have yet to perfect it to something edible. Hoping a local farmer’s market will carry some this summer!

  10. Aww, thanks, guys!! :)

    And yeah!! for the #whatsbeautiful headstand! I’m still working on mine, and almost went upside down in a yoga class on Friday. Going to try again in tomorrow’s class :) And you’re right, for every time ya fall or don’t make it up, just try it again! xoxo
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  11. LOVE your green and purple coffee mugs! I’m planning on buying plantains this week so that I can try out the socca bread. It sounds and looks delicious – especially with avocado and sea salt!

    Since I missed yesterday’s post, I just popped back to take a peek. I’ll definitely be joining you in a five minute plank – or at least an *attempt* at a five minute plank. ;)

    I love farmer’s markets, and try to go every weekend during the spring and summer. I bought some beautiful raspberries and mushrooms on Saturday!

    Happy almost Monday, ladies! And thank you so much for the shout-out; that means a lot. <3 Hugs!
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  12. Shel says:

    I love marks daily apple too. What r ur thought on the blood type diet and what type are u gals?

  13. Miz says:

    we are rescuing our boxer next week :-)
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  14. Oh, I missed the start of your challenge. But I’m going to try to do as many days as possible. Such a great idea!
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  15. Courtney says:

    I want to try the plantain bread, but I must confess that I’ve never cooked, or eaten, plantains before. Are they sweet? I’ve seen them all over the place lately in savory recipes. I’d love to give them a try, but I want to give my taste buds a heads up first. :)

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