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My brain and my husbands brain

In the shower I was thinking about my roof. I know odd but the shower is where I do a lot of my brain storming. It’s actually where I came up with Annabella to name our daughter.
Anyways…
I decided that something with my brain tells me changing diapers isn’t bad while my husbands brain never thinks of it. Just like me working on the roof never crosses my mind but it does my husbands.
Not that it’s my duty to talk care of the kids and his to maintain the house it’s just how it works out.
Just an odd shower brainstorming that I wanted to share!
Thanks for reading!

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Mess maker

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Making a mess is always fun for my toddlers! My little hasn’t been feeling well and fell asleep on me which meant I couldn’t move until she was awake.

My son decided it was time to get out every toy in sight! 🙂 I didn’t protest as it kept him happy and busy.

Now let’s see how he likes helping clean up!

Chicken Noodle Casserole

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

This took a few steps but all in all wasn’t too time consuming.

I did however finally get my sick toddler asleep right when the timer inconveniently went off to wake her!

My husband gave this 6.5 out of 10 stars! He said he definitely wants it again and next time with more bread toppings!

My picky eating 3 year old had American cheese, fruit twist, a piece of bread and juice. My 18 month old however loved it!

This recipe can be found here

Meatball Chili

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My New Years resolution was to stop cooking all frozen meals and start actually cooking! I still throw in a sams club dinner here and there when I don’t feel like cooking of course.

Tonight is meatball chili!

Ingredients
1 14 ounce package fully cooked refrigerated or frozen beef meatballs, thawed
1 16 ounce package Santa Fe medley frozen mixed vegetables (corn, black beans, and red peppers)
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes and/or cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons tomato paste
Sliced jalapeno peppers, chopped cherry tomatoes, and/or fresh cilantro

Directions
1. In a Dutch oven combine thawed meatballs and vegetables, fresh tomatoes, the water, chili powder, and tomato paste. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Ladle chili into bowls. If desired, top with jalapeno peppers, cherry tomatoes, and/or cilantro.

It was so easy to prepare and cooks in only 20 minutes!

My husband gave it 8/10 stars with the extra jalapeño topping!

I’m not one for spicy but other reviews said to add more chili powder for better results!

I found this idea here

New light fixture

We added a new light fixture to the kids room!

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You have to put it together… Yes, it’s from ikea… how did you guess?

I actually bought it on amazon since we don’t have an ikea anywhere close to us.

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We don’t have anything close to us actually! We drive 2 hours just to get to the grocery store!!!
Anyways, this took me about 20 minutes to make which I did on the way home from the post office.

We bought a pendant kit so that it could be on the ceiling instead of plugged into the wall.

I absolutely love it and makes the room look more modern! A great buy.

Happy Saint Patricks day!

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Our day is filled with crafts, green milk and lots of fun!

Happy day!
Thanks for reading!

Budgeting

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I need to start budgeting!!! I don’t use a check book register and rarely have cash on me. I do almost everything online, auto pay and direct deposit. I normally just write down who I need to pay and check them off!

I’m 26, have 2 kids and need to start saving more! This budget binder is a great way to start.

I found this free online printable and already had a binder and sheets to use.

I printed off enough for the whole year and extras in case I don’t do it neat enough and want to redo which happens often. 🙂
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This free budget binder can be found here along with a lot of other useful printables!

Thanks for reading!

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