Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, my fellow nerdlings! I have searched the interwebs high and low and found some amazing geeky goodies to share with you!

Have y’all seen the latest trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie? I. AM. SO. EXCITED. I’m almost as excited about this awesome Lego set featuring Newt Scamander’s magical case of creatures!

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Seriously, though! How cool is this set?! It Looks like a perfectly normal suitcase and then, bam! MAGIC.

 

And speaking of the wizarding world, for those of you wanting to write your memoirs but not wanting anyone to see them yet, I’ve got just the thing for you!

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This diary–more specifically, Tom Riddle’s diary–comes with a special pen filled with invisible ink and a flash light (cleverly disguised as a wand) that will reveal what has been written! Thankfully, no Dark Magic is included.

 

Did y’all know that 2018 is the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro?! Celebrate with this a-DORK-able necklace from Hot Topic!

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I absolutely love this! Now I just need to find a catbus shirt to wear with it!

 

We’re about to head to Orlando for our first-ever Disney trip with the kiddos! I think I may need this magical backpack to take with us!

 

This cute bag from designer Danielle Nicole can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, or cross-body bag! Not to mention it is super adorable!

 

Happy fangirling!

Try It Tuesday–er, Wednesday

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Last week, I told y’all that I bought some new cauliflower-based products. This weekend, I decided to try out another one: Green Giant’s cauliflower pizza crust!

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I wanted to see if I could make a pizza with simple ingredients and make it low-carb-friendly as well as have it actually taste good. Here’s what I used:

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~Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust

~1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

~1 tsp Italian seasoning

~1/2 tsp minced garlic

~1/4 tsp Kosher salt

~1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

~3/4 cup fat free mozzarella cheese

~4 ounces grilled chicken

 

I mixed the spices and oil first and then spread it onto the pizza crust. I popped that in the oven for a few minutes and then took the crust back out, per the instructions on the box. Then, I added the spinach, cheese, and chicken on the crust and put the pizza back in the oven for about 10 minutes. After that, the pizza was ready!

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I think it turned out pretty good! The part of the crust that didn’t have any toppings on it was very “cauliflower-y”-tasting, but other than that, I liked this! I will definitely be trying this again!

Have you tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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Hey y’all! Halloween is officially over so we can now start focusing on Christmas!

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Oh wait. We still have to do Thanksgiving. My bad.

Don’t get me wrong, Thanksgiving is an okay holiday…but its not my favorite. Honestly, I just see the third Thursday in November as a hurdle to Christmas. But, I DO like how I can weave in little lessons here and there during the Thanksgiving season to help my kiddos (and myself) grasp the concept of thankfulness and having a grateful heart. Need some help in how you can teach your kiddos thankfulness this season? I gotchu, girl. Or should I say, Pinterest has you, girl.

 

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Coffee Cups and Crayons has a great printable you can download to have your older kids (and you and your hubby!) fill out every day in November to help you remember that even the simplest of things can be appreciated! By day ten, you typically have to start really looking at the little things in your life that you can be grateful for!

 

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Not Consumed Ministries has compiled a list of children’s books that help teach thankfulness! You can see the list here!

 

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The Fervent Mama offers a printable pack full of thankfulness activities for kids including memory verses about gratitude!

 

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Another site full of book recommendations about gratitude is Babies to Bookworms!

 

What is one of your family’s favorite thankfulness activities? How do you teach gratefulness to your children? Share in the comments below!