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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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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.

Chalkboard wall

I’ll start off by saying… Yes I know it’s not centered! 🙂 we are going to add a cup on the right side to hold chalk which will make up for the difference in space. 🙂

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1. Tape off the size you want the board to be.
2. Paint on magnetic primer. I’d recommend three coats allow at least a half hour to dry in between each coat. (The primer takes a lot of stirring so have your hand ready to be in pain)
3. An hour after the last coast has dried add chalkboard paint. I did two coats with an hour in between the coats.
4. Allow 24 hours to dry completely then add your trim and you’re finished!

The final product!

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Gnocchi Corn Spinach

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The recipe I found on bhg called for arugula but we have too much spinach so decided to use it instead of arugula.

Ingredients
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 pound potato gnocchi
3/4 cup half-and-half
3 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon each of salt, garlic powder and dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups torn fresh spinach
Crushed red pepper

Directions
1. In Dutch oven cook gnocchi according to package directions and add corn to cook with. Drain gnocchi and corn kernels reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse.

2. Meanwhile, for cream sauce, in medium saucepan combine half-and-half, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, dried herb, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in reserved pasta water.

3. Return cooked pasta and corn to Dutch oven. Pour cream sauce over pasta; heat through, if necessary. Stir in spinach.

4. Serve and sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, dried herb, and crushed red pepper.

Family Reviews…
My 3 year old told me it smelled like baby’s diaper while my 1 1/2 year old loved it!

My husband gives it 7 stars and says he likes the zing of the red pepper!

Thanks for reading!

Curtains

These are crocheted curtains using thread! Mom’s using them in her windows downstairs aka Dad’s Man Cave so you know they aren’t too girly!

This pattern must take awhile because she’s normally done in a flash! She’d been working on this for days, well putting it down and going back to it in between her many other projects. It was obviously worth the time though, I love the final look! It’s a fun, trendy pattern.

Try the pattern yourself follow the link…

http://www.bernat.com/search.php?key=Curtains&searchResults=&PATTERNS=Search

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