Try It Tuesday

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Hey y’all! Today I have two Try Its for you! One is so not healthy and the other is a great way to hit your macros and feel like you’re indulging when you’re really not!

 

Remember when Oreo had the mystery flavor and it was disgusting? Yeah, me too. Well they have officially redeemed themselves because they have a new special edition flavor out–kettle corn!

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I REALLY like this flavor! It truly tastes like kettle corn! I seriously couldn’t get enough of these and had to restrain myself from eating the whole package because they were THAT good! Kettle corn is just one of three flavors the cookie giant has released this spring! They also have piña colada and cherry cola!

 

While grocery shopping a week or so ago, I looked for something that would satisfy my sweet tooth but also had protein and not a lot of calories (I was trying to be good since I knew I was going to pig out for Mother’s Day weekend, lol). My search led me to this:

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One package of Think Thin’s protein cakes touts 12 grams of protein and only 170 calories! I was ready to try these! The other day after the kiddos had gone to bed, I decided to dig in.

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They were actually pretty good! They definitely had that “protein bar taste” but they did satisfy that craving for something sweet and helped me hit my protein goals for the day! They also come in chocolate cake and red velvet!

 

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw a Buzzfeed post in which two ladies tried the Sleep Styler—overnight curlers guaranteed to give you awesome curls or waves without any styling the next day. I wanted to know if these were legit (because, I’m a mom and I don’t have time to do my hair every day) so I bought them for $19.99 at Walmart!

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So, first thing you have to do is wash your hair and let it air dry to almost completely dry. Then, you apply the rollers. It was a little tough for me to do this by myself because I have long, thick hair and my arms got sore super fast. So I enlisted help from Huff the Hubs! He did a great job! I was a little nervous about sleeping on these things all night, though.

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The next morning, I checked to see what damage had been done while I slept.

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They actually stayed in place pretty well!

 

Here’s what my hair looked like immediately after taking the rollers out:

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After a little teasing and hair flipping, it looked like this:

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I LOVED the results! My hair kept the curl pretty much all day (it did go a little flat because of the Oklahoma wind and heat)! Next time I use them, I think I’ll try a product to help keep the hold a wee bit more. The instructions actually recommended to add a product but I literally had none. I mean, I had hair spray but I wasn’t going to put that on wet hair.

Have you tried the Sleep Styler? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

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I don’t know what mornings are like at y’all’s houses, but at the Huffman Homestead things can go from 0-crazy in a matter of seconds. Sometimes it’s hard to eat breakfast, let alone a healthy oneWhile I was grocery shopping the other day, I saw these on the shelves and I HAD to try them!Shopify-MFN_55g_FlavorVariety6pk-FRONT_1024x1024
First I tried the double chocolate one. All I had to do was pour in 1/4 cup water, mix, and microwave!
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I really liked the chocolate one! I ate it along with some egg whites and I was surprised at how full it kept me! I normally have to eat a snack in between breakfast and lunch but I didn’t have to this day because I was pretty satiated!
The next day I tried the s’mores one:
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It wasn’t as good as the chocolate one. All of the yummy bits fell to the bottom so the muffin was pretty bland until you reached the sugar overload.
These muffins come in ten flavors, including: Lemon Poppyseed, Blueberry, Cinnamon Roll, Tart Cherry Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter, Maple Pumpkin, and Cinnamon Apple!
Have you tried these? Share in the comments below!

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This week, I thought I’d take a break from my declutter challenge and post about something super fun and tasty! If you follow this blog, you know I absolutely love unicorns. Who wouldn’t?! They’re pretty and magical and downright awesome!

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Anyway, the other day, Huff the Tot and Huff the Hubs ran some errands. When they got home, HtT was super excited to show me a “surprise” they got for me.

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I was nervous at first. This was a BIG box. What if this cereal tasted like cardboard? What if it was so sugary that one of my teeth fell out? All valid concerns. Because my kiddo was absolutely thrilled that she picked out something unicorn for her mommy, I decided to go ahead and try it!

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Y’all. It was actually really good! After trying it with and without milk, I’m thoroughly convinced that eating this cereal dry is the way to go. It just didn’t taste right in milk. (There are certain cereals that just lose their tastiness in milk. Ya feel me?) And, bonus! One cup is only 110 calories! This would make a great dessert or sweet snack! (I know its not the healthiest, but still!)

 

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

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Y’all. This declutter challenge is out to get me. Seriously. I’m starting to think that this challenge was not made for people with kids. I’ve been so behind on the daily cleaning goals for this thing! Last week was okay-ish because I had actually done some purging a while back to get ready for a garage sale I’m having. Plus, I like to get rid of things before the kids’ birthdays and Christmas, so some areas of the house have been decluttered.

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Today’s challenge was to discard old books. I’d already gone through the kids’ books and tossed any that were torn beyond repair or donated any that Huff the Tot deemed “too scary”. I’m still working on Huff the Hubs’ collection of how to draw manga books, *eye roll*. (He works full-time, is married to me, and we have two kids. When does this guy think he’s ever going to have time to draw?!)

 

Day Nine

Today’s task was one I was waiting for: clean out your wallet. I had more receipts than Kim Kardashian had against Taylor Swift!

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I seriously had target receipts from December of last year! This was an easy one!

 

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Cleaning out my purse wasn’t as magical as cleaning out my wallet. I typically throw my wallet into a “mom bag” full of diapers, board books, and coloring pages so my purse was pretty much clean already!

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Day Eleven

Y’all, my makeup drawer is ridiculous. Not because I necessarily have a lot of stuff, but because of how long I’ve had certain pieces of makeup.

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Those three foundations? Yeah, I’ve had those since my wedding SEVEN YEARS AGO. Probably the last time I ever wore it as well. I bought three beforehand so I could test out which one worked best, in case you’re wondering. Also, those lipsticks? I *maybe* have worn them each ONE time. A few I also bought during engagement pictures/wedding time. (If you’re curious about how long to keep makeup, I found this helpful article here!)

 

Days Twelve to Fourteen

Thankfully, I had recently cleaned out mine and Huff the Hub’s shower, bathroom cabinets, and also went through my old shoes. So I gave myself a pass on those days!

 

How are you doing on your decluttering? Any tips you’ve learned along the way? Share in the comments below!

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Last week, I told y’all I was going to try a 30-day decluttering challenge. At first, I was super excited because I thought, “Oh yay! I’m going to get rid of so much stuff and its going to be such a load lifted off of me! This is going to be SO easy!”

Yeah.

Not so much.

After the first few days, I was starting to lose my mind.

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Day One 

The first day, I had to empty out one junk drawer. This is everything I cleaned out of the drawer:

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I was able to put a lot in the garage to save for my garage sale this summer, and also took some stuff (like the selfie sticks and other fun things) to work to see if anyone else wanted them! After all, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

 

Day Two

I was supposed to purge my closet, but I had actually already done that about a month ago so I did a quick once over and decided I was okay.

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Day Three

My confidence started to wain on the third day. I had to go through our movie collection. We have our movies stored in CD cases (a small one for kid’s movies, two larger ones for grown-up movies, i.e., PG-13 and up) and yes, they are alphabetized (hashtag OCD has it perks). After Huff the Tot’s birthday and Christmas, however, I hadn’t put any of our new movies into the cases. This meant I had to literally take EVERY. SINGLE. EFFING. movie out of the cases and put them all in alphabetical order. I thought I’d be able to do this during the kids’ nap times. I was sorely mistaken.

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It ended up taking me two days, but #blessup, I got it done!

 

Day Four

Decluttering the TV stand was much simpler after I went through the movies! I had cleared out a lot of space just by taking movies out of the plastic cases they came in and into the binders.

 

Day Five

Going through our mail pile wasn’t too terrible. Going through our “to file” pile was the filing equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. For reals. It took Huff the Hubs and I almost three hours to go through a pile about a foot and a half tall. I’m not joking. I wanted to take a picture of the pile, but Huff the Hubs had basically thrown the pile all over the floor by the time I got my phone.

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Day Six

This was the easiest day! All I had to do was clean off the kitchen table! Woot, woot!

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Day Seven

Again, I had already purged kitchen cabinets a few months ago, but I decided to go through a cabinet anyhow because I knew there had to be things we weren’t using. Sure enough, I was right. I moved all the baby bottles and baby food prep/maker to storage and got rid of the cups from Hideaway Pizza and Fuzzy’s. This cleared out A LOT of space!

 

I feel pretty good now, looking at what all I have gotten rid of (clutter, for some reason, has been a big weight on my anxiety lately) and I’m re-energized for the next three weeks! Have you been doing the declutter challenge? How’s it going? Share in the comments below!

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Lately, I’ve really been wanting to purge a bunch of stuff from the Huffman Homestead. We just have SO. MUCH. CRAP. that it is a little overwhelming trying to tackle it all. I was looking around Pinterest trying to find some organizational tips and came across a 30-day declutter challenge!

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I decided to start this on Sunday since it was the first of the month and do a small declutter every day instead of trying to do it all at once. When I’m done, I’ll blog about how it went (and whether or not my OCD took over and I had to just do it all in one exhausting day.

Who’s with me?

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