First and foremost, have you been following the miracle of little Joy? Oh the glory of God!
We spent the week after Christmas trying to nurse the kids back to health from the land of RSV and ear infections…so fun. ‘Tis the season, I guess. Easy isn’t a word that comes to mind when I think back on that week but I can tell you that a few things that made it easier are a humidifier and our NoseFrida. My best friend got the girls this humidifier last year and, oh my gosh, can you love something like that? Apparently you can because I’ve fallen hard. I’ve used my fair share of humidifiers and this is by far the easiest to operate. By far people. You fill it up (and drop in some essential oils if that’s your jam), set the lid on, and let it go. When you’re done, you dump it, wipe it out, and you’re golden. And bonus, it lights up with all these mesmerizing colors. I highly recommend. (On the other hand, we bought this humidifier a few years ago and, while it does what it’s supposed to do, clean up is a pain in the rear. Thumbs down.) And the NoseFrida…I’ve told you about this before and how great it is. Looks gross. Works amazingly. It’s a must-have.
I know we are way past fall but I’ve had Lauren’s leaf art idea on my list of thing to share with you for months now. Grab an old book, a read newspaper, or a magazine article and leaf it hanging. ;) Put it on your to-make list for next fall!
In the market for a rug? I was checking out options on Amazon a few weeks ago and stumbled across these colorful beauties. $130 for an 8 x 10? Not too shabby! (A few of the colors have an additional $20 shipping charge but still, that’s not bad!) They’re pretty bold so they’d be the star in a room. I’m eyeing the pink for the girls room. Usually I’d be skeptical on the quality at that price but the ratings are great!
I felt super proud of myself (and even impressed chef Anthony) when I figured out an easy way to toast buns for our grilled chicken and pineapple sandwiches this week.
See them atop the toaster, turn on the toaster, and let the heat do what it does. Easy peasy. #hotAcrossbuns
Last but not least, you’ve read our rave review about eMeals. Anthony calls it life-changing and I have to agree. To add to the life-changing status, possibly elevating it to mind-blown status – Walmart grocery pick-up. I’ve used it twice now and I am hooked. Basically I have someone else planning my meals for me (for which we pay $5 a month) and someone else doing my grocery shopping (for free). Before Walmart grocery, I’d either have to spend the hour or so of coveted alone time I get during the week in the grocery store…not really the best use of alone-time I can think of and quite possibly, the worst. It was either that or running through with the kids and the limo cart and you just never know what’ll happen then because lots of little kids + one mom + public places usually = chaos. But now, I grab the grocery list eMeals sends, plug everything into Walmart grocery (we usually use six of the seven meals, swapping out one for a staple meal) plus stuff we need for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and drive ten minutes to have all of it brought out to my car. Fuss-free. So, if you’re anything like me and loathe meal planning or hate spending me-time in a grocery store when a thrift store would be so much more gratifying, you should try both of these things. You can try eMeals free for two weeks through our referral link here and check to see if Walmart grocery pick-up is an option in your area through our refferal link here. You won’t regret it. Pinky swear. (Also, I could write for sentences and sentences but I should mention that we just went over our monthly budget from last year and we spent, on average, $450 a month in groceries last year. Maybe that’s high to you and maybe that’s low but to us, that’s pretty dang good. Every meal we make from eMeals costs us about $10, not per person, for the entire family. AND, 75% of the time we have leftovers to convert to the next day’s lunch. Ok, I’ll shut up now.)
Any fun weekend plans? It’s going to be in the 70’s and sunny here so we are going to bask in that and dig into some projects. Anthony has Monday off so right now I’m staring down a great weekend and I kinda love it!
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*If you use our eMeals referral link, we’ll get a month free so thank you in advance if you do! If you use our Walmart grocery pick-up referral link, we’ll get $10 off our next order and SO WILL YOU! Happy notgrocery shopping!