Try It Tuesday

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Finding dinners that are easy, healthy, and that my kids will eat (so I’m not making TWO meals) is kind of difficult. So when I saw Good Table’s new Freezer to Plate meals, I was super excited!

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After all, GT’s stuff has no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. I’m totes down with that! Another part about this I really liked was the fact that I didn’t even have to thaw the chicken! I am notorious for forgetting to set out chicken to thaw. Then, dinner time rolls around and I’m like, “CRAP! The chicken is still frozen!” My excitement about this meal-in-a-box was growing.

It was pretty simple to prep. All I had to do was pour the noodles in, place the chicken on top (I actually remembered to thaw it–woo!), add a little water, and pour the sauce on top.

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Then, I just popped it in the oven for 30-35 minutes and dinner was done!

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It was…okay. I didn’t think it was very flavorful and the noodles were a tad on the chewy side. The kids ate some of it (mostly the noodles) but I wasn’t impressed.

Have you ever tried this before? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

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I said yesterday, my little ankle biters have been sick A LOT this past week and a half. It seems like once I finally get one kid well, the other one comes down with something. Clearly washing their hands (and mine) fifty times a day wasn’t helping and I’m now at the point to where I’m willing to try anything. Enter: essential oils.

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Now, I’ve tried EOs before (they actually help me with my anxiety) and liked them. I’ve been a little skeptical of their “healing properties”, but like I said, I’m willing to try anything. So I perused Pinterest and found this awesome DIY hand sanitizer and thought I’d give it a whirl!

 

Here’s what I used:

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~2 oz spray bottle (you can find these at Walmart or Target in the travel section)

~1/4 teaspoon salt

~8-10 drops Medieval Mix (when I went to the natural grocers, I asked the lady there for something comparable to Thieves or On Guard and she said that this was what both of those are based on!)

~distilled water (not pictured; simply because I’m surviving on very little sleep thanks to sick kiddos and completely forgot to add it to the picture)

 

First, pour in the salt and then add your essential oils (this is so the salt can absorb the oils and mix better with the water):

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Then, add your distilled water and shake:

 

That’s it! You’ve now successfully made hand sanitizing spray (or pacifier sanitizing spray, toy sanitizing spray, the list goes on)! I’m hoping to see a difference in the frequency/intensity of sicknesses in the Huffman Homestead!

Do you use essential oils? What do you use them for? Share in the comments below!

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I’m all about making my mornings easier. Especially on the days I work at the Mother’s Day Out program at my church. Because getting me and two ankle-biters ready for an entire day away from the house is basically like preparing for a weekend away. So, if I can make my breakfast easy (and healthy!) I feel like I’ve got my ish together. That’s why, while we were out shopping yesterday, I scored this:

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Now, I’ve actually tried overnight oatmeal before. But I prepared it. And it wasn’t that great, to be honest. So I thought I’d try this out because all I had to do was remember to put milk in it and stick it in the fridge before bed. In the morning, breakfast was already done!

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This was SO MUCH better than the one I made, y’all! Seriously–I’m probably going to make this my staple breakfast from now on (see ya, Jimmy Dean Delights!). It was delicious, super filling, AND–since I used almond milk–less than 300 calories! That’s the kind of breakfast I can get behind!

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For weeks I had been searching for today’s Try It. I went to Walmart, Target, Crest, Homeland…every store I could think of, but nada.

Then, one day, I was picking up milk at Walmart and spotted it–the glorious concoction: 

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I was super excited to try this because, as you know, Reese’s are my jam! When I poured it in my mug and took a sniff, it seemed promising.

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But, after I poured in my coffee, I was a wee bit disappointed. It was more chocolately than peanut-butter-chocolatey. And if I want chocolate on a mug, imma just make some Swiss Miss, know what I mean? 

Have you tried this? What did you think? 

Try It Tuesday

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I’ve been working on some projects around the house because, when you’re a SAHM, you look at the same stuff day after day and suddenly you get a wave of what I like to call “Joanna Gaines Fever” and you just HAVE to do some redecorating.

I’ve been looking for something to put in the kids’ bathroom because its just kind of bland. I bought an awesome shelf from Hobby Lobby (holla for clearance!) and I wanted a little somethin’ to go on it.

I knew exactly what I wanted but I didn’t know how to go about it. Enter: Pinterest. I found this link and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for!

Here’s what I used:

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~A little wooden sign I picked up at Walmart

~glue stick

~cardstock

~freezer paper

~printer (not pictured)

~metal spoon (also not pictured because, Mommy Brain)

 

First, I cut out the freezer paper to fit my sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. I glued the freezer paper to the cardstock with the waxy side out (this is very important).

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Next, I thought of the quote I wanted on my sign. Then, I typed it up in Word and “mirror flipped” it.

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Then I printed the quote and laid it gently on the wooden sign, praying it was lined up straight. Finally, I used the edge of a metal spoon and scraped the cardstock.

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After a few minutes, I lifted the paper:

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Meh.

I was hoping for better results. BUT, even though it didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped, the letters are light enough that I can go over it with a paint pen, so all is not lost.

Have you ever tried this before? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

 

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I was perusing Pinterest a while ago and came across this:

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I thought this would be the perfect Try It for Huff the Tot since her birthday was just last week. A few weeks ago, HtT and I wrote a letter to Moana and sent it on its way.

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Monday, I checked the mail and Huff the Tot had a royal surprise! 

I’m a little bummed it wasn’t an 8×10 like the pin said, but she was SO excited about it and has shown everyone her special postcard! 

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

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Hey everyone! I’ve got a Try It Twofer today, so get ready! Here we go!

Y’all know I’m obsessed with Oreos and all the fun flavors they come out with. This weekend I tried these:

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Y’all, these were DELISH! They seriously tasted like a mini apple pie! I think these may be my favorite non-chocolate Oreos EVER!

 

Whenever Chobani comes out with a new flavor of their flips line, I’ve just gotta try it! I actually went a little crazy last time I was at Target and bought 6 different flavors! What? They were new. I HAD to try them all! Anyway, the one I tried today was carrot cake.

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I won’t lie, when I first opened the package, I had a little bit of buyer’s remorse. The yogurt did NOT look appealing at all. It was just a weird color and had chunks of carrot in it.

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BUT, after I mixed in the toppings and took a whiff of that yummy cinnamon smell, I was eager to take a bite! This flavor did NOT disappoint! It was super yummy AND filling!

 

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