Mommy Monday

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Does anyone else feel like the past three months have been nothing but coughing, sneezing, and/or fevers? It seems like every time I log onto Facebook, I’m seeing someone post about how they’re getting sick/getting over a sickness/nursing a sick child (or husband). Here at the Huffman Homestead, we’ve been battling coughs and congestion since mid-January. Its to the point that, when we’re out in public, if I hear someone cough I fight the urge to spray them with Lysol.

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When I saw the latest song parody from The Holderness family, I related to it sooooo much:

 

*immediately chugs Emergen-C*

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, boys and girls! We’ve been staying in a lot avoiding the cold weather, which means we’ve been stuck indoors, coughing/sneezing/blowing noses and sharing germs. Us over at the Huffman Homestead are in dire need of geeky goodies to buoy our spirits and I’m sure you could too! So let’s get to it, shall we?

While we were at Disney World, I really, really wanted to find where they sold “The Grey Stuff” (like from Beauty and the Beast) with this cookbook from Firebox, I might be able to make it!

Disney’s Simple Family Cookbook features 100 quick, easy, and delicious recipes your whole family is sure to enjoy!

When you’re done noshing on Lady and Tramp’s spaghetti, you can fix a spot of tea with Think Geek’s new Star Trek Captain’s tea set!

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This set, which features the Star Command logo as well as the insignia for the United Federation of Planets, comes with teapot, two tea cups, two saucers, a sugar bowl, and creamer pitcher!

 

Growing up, Huff the Hubs loooooved Winnie the Pooh. When we were first expecting Huff the Tot, he suggested a Pooh-themed nursery (which I quickly shot down in favor of our Star Wars nursery). But, maybe if we have a third, we can get this for the little geekling’s room:

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This framed, canvas map is perfect for any A. A. Milne fan and is available at any Hot Topic!

 

Anyone planning on going to see the newest installment of the How to Train Your Dragon series in theaters? Then you need this (ya know, to sneak candy into the movie! Wait, I would never condone such behavior…*cough cough*)!
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This Toothless mini backpack is made of faux leather and features the adorable dragon’s quirky smile and tiny wings! Seriously, could this be any cuter?!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

Try It Tuesday

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After Valentine’s Day–or, as I like to call it, “Day Losing Count of all the Carbs”–I told myself to get my rear in gear and STAHP with the sweets and carbohydrates because they’re not helping me with my goal. Which is so incredibly difficult when the day after Valentine’s Day is Half-Price Candy Day.

Sigh. 

I figured I should have something on hand for when I want a carb (e.g., bread) but I don’t want to completely render all my hard work moot. Enter: cloud bread!

I’ve seen this innumerable times on Pinterest and have wanted to try it forever! The best part is: its only three ingredients!

Here’s what you need:

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4 eggs, separated

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup  cream cheese, softened

 

First, preheat your oven to 300°. Then, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Next, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes.

 

After that, beat the cream cheese in a separate bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add in the egg yolks (one by one) beating the mixtures until its completely smooth. This part is tricky: gently fold in the egg white mixture into your yolk mixture. Be sure to not “mix”.

 

When the mixture appears to be one color, use a 1/4-cup measuring cup and scoop batter onto your prepared cookie sheets about two inches apart. Then, spread each scoop into a small (about 4-inch) circle.

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Pop into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and the centers are completely set. When they’re done, cool your bread on the baking pans for about 5 minutes and then remove and place onto wire racks to completely cool.

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Y’all, I REALLY liked this! I made a sandwich out of it for lunch (complete with yummy Quest protein chips!) and it was soooo good!

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The bread was light and fluffy but not “eggy”. It was great! And just check out the nutrition information for one piece:

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That’s what I’m talking about!

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

Mommy Monday

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A few weeks ago, I posted how I kept Huff the Tot busy during my workouts. Well, the other day, I was in need of an activity for Huff the Babe while I worked with his older sister on sight words.

I asked him if he wanted puzzles.

No.

Did he want to color?

No.

Paint?

No.

Play with Legos?

No.

I was at my wits end.

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Desperate, I searched Pinterest and found a quick and easy activity that could occupy the kid for ten freaking minutes while I helped HtT with Tot School.

It worked! *PRAISE HANDS*

He was occupied for a good 15-20 minutes while Huff the Tot and I finished up Tot School and screamed into a pillow. Just kidding about that last part. Maybe.

What independent activities do you have for littles? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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After the fiasco of last week’s cheesecake in a mug, I was on the hunt for an easy, tasty Keto dessert. Thankfully, Pinterest delivered!
Here’s what I used:
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~One packet sugar free Jell-O cheesecake mix
~2 cups heavy whipping cream
All you have to do is mix the two together until it starts to thicken up. Then, either eat right away or divvy them up into individual containers and refrigerate!
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You guys, this was DELICIOUS! Seriously, it was so good! The calorie count was a little high BUT, it is Keto and it’s not bad for a dessert or a “treat”! Here are the stats:
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Have you ever tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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With Valentine’s Day this Thursday, I thought I’d round up some fun and simple Valentine-themed crafts and activities you can do with your kiddos to celebrate the day!

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Have you ever been out shopping, looked down, and found a fun, painted rock? A group in Oklahoma City (405 Rocks) paints little stones and leaves them around the city for folks to find and brighten their day! The kids LOVE finding these! You can make your own friendship rocks like these from Red Ted Art!

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To get the whole family in on the fun, Makoodle has a ton of ideas for Valentine’s Day-themed Minute to Win It games! Like this conversation heart relay!

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Have a classroom you need to entertain? You can throw this game together super fast! Its a “punch a prize” Valentine from Paige’s Party Ideas!

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Want to send something to your kiddos’ grandparents? This card from The Best Ideas For Kids is perfect! And its super easy!

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And for those more adventurous mommas that don’t mind mess, here’s two-ingredient Valentine slime just for you from There’s Just One Mommy!

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What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day crafts to do with your kids? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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I’m still going on the low-carb bandwagon, mainly because I had a little bit of a hiccup in January. I was literally sick for 21 days out of the month. TWENTY. ONE. DAYS. Now, to clarify, I wasn’t running a fever or had the flu. But I battled a sore throat, ear infection, cough, congestion, runny nose, and headaches for the entire three weeks. It wasn’t until last weekend I actually got some relief. Anyway, since I’m back doing low carb, I decided to try a recipe I pinned on Pinterest a while back for a microwave Keto cheesecake in a mug! Woohoo!

Here’s what I used:

~2 oz cream cheese, cubed

~ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

~1/2 teaspoon stevia

~1 large egg

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First, I put the cream cheese in my mug and popped it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Then, I added the vanilla and Stevia.

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After that, I added the egg. I had to stir a for a hot minute to get the batter smooth, so remember that if you try this!

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Then, the mug went back into the microwave for another 90 seconds.

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After that, I put the cheesecake onto a small plate and refrigerated it for an hour. When it was done, I added some whipped topping and strawberries.

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Y’all…this was…in a word: DISGUSTING.

OMG this is probably one of my biggest Pinterest fails EVER. Seriously. It was so freaking gross. It legit just tasted like creamy eggs. I took one bite and then threw it all in the trash.

Very disappointing.