Ahhh love is still in the air

This weekend just blew me away. So much going on, both on a personal and business front. We are patiently waiting on some awesome family news and I can't wait to share it with you. Once it comes to fruition, of course - fingers crossed. On a business front, I too had some magical news which I will be sharing with you in the upcoming weeks. So cool. Dreams do come true. Often I get asked, how I do what I do, how did my biz get to where it is today? All I can say is;

"Love something so much things just land in your lap." and of course "Ask and you shall receive."

You all know it's been a lot of hard work along the way but it's mainly been the love I have for what I do which amplifies out in social media land. So all those motivational quotes I've got out there on Instagram and Facebook, are for YOU. To keep you inspired to never fear and take that leap of faith and fulfil your own dreams. Cos' you know me  I like to #dreambig because they DO COME TRUE.

Fitness

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I am currently chatting with a few sport and fitness experts as I really want to give you the daily movement motivation and active plan to keep you fit and healthy. Every day. Not just for 7 days, or 12 weeks. I want you to move your body 365 days per year. Make it a habit, like brushing your teeth. Not a burden but something that triggers your brain everyday to look after you! I have just created 365activedays.com come register so you are the first to know when it all kicks off!!!

Oh yeah, how did you enjoy your Valentine's dessert by Pana Chocolate? Pretty special huh? Check out the video and recipe here.

For dinner I did a typical weekend pantry style recipe. I  don't do any shopping over the weekend, so I checked out what ingredients I had in the fridge and pantry and came up with this beauty which can be done under 30 minutes.

Food

Beef ragout

Roses and beef ragout dinner Dani Stevens

Ingredients

500gms mince meat

1 chopped leek

2 cloves of garlic

2 carrots

5 tomatoes

1 cup water

1tbs smoked paprika

1 cup frozen peas

4 cups cooked wholemeal pasta

S&P

Drizzle of olive oil

Beef Ragout steps Dani Stevens

Method

I thought I would make the photo steps a little easier for you to follow.

1. Sauté leek

2-3. Blitz carrot, garlic and tomatoes into a sauce

4. Add beef to leeks (omit if vegan and substitute with beans or legumes)

5. Sprinkle paprika add salt and pepper

6. Add sauce to beef

7. Mix and simmer until cooked

8. Add frozen peas

9. Allow sauce to thicken and serve with cooked pasta. Garnish with parsley.

I love the fact that the kids placed a rose beside each of our plates and they wrote us love letters....Ahhh I am such a hopeless romantic!

Dani Stevens family of 6 rose

Here's some other stuff we got up to over the weekend. Our girls were helping me package your 100 Evohe skincare trial packs that you have so patiently been waiting for. I am just adding my personal touch and gift wrapping them for you. I really do hope you enjoy the products and look forward to your feedback.

Evohe trial packs for Team Dani

We are also madly renovating our place and Adrian removed the kitchen wall tiles yesterday and replacing it this week with a mirror splash back. Also removing our existing black laminate bench top with stone just to give the place a little make over. You know it's been 6 years since we moved in here and haven't done a thing except for the pool! Ahhh yes, the painters are finally here today as well. Whoosh! We can start hanging some wall art and family photos finally.

What about you? What did you get up to over the cupid weekend?

Happy Monday and see you tomorrow.

xxDani

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