My 4 Must Have Items For Traveling When You’re Sick

I just had to do something I swore I would never do… use a cloth napkin as a tissue. I know, I’m gross but I didn’t have a choice. Let me explain how this came to happen…

P is climbing on me coughing in my face but I love her cute cheeks and so I let her. She Flying to Utahchews on her hands and then rubs them on my face trying to stick them in my mouth. It’s when she is being the cutest that I slip up and let her stick her sick germs in my mouth or near my face. This was on Monday, a day I had taken off to relax and get ready for upcoming travel starting on Tuesday. Monday my nose starts running and I’m not feeling so hot but eh I shrug it off thinking it’s allergies. Then when I’m sitting in the airport at the butt crack of dawn I realize I have her cold. I’m hoping that it’s a 24 hour thing and that it goes away before my first session, I wasn’t that lucky.

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Super Simple Sweet Potatoes

Parents want to feed their babies the healthiest and freshest food but it’s a lot easier to open a container of food than to make something every time they’re hungry. The cost can also add up if you are only buying pre-made baby food. Even though they seem like they don’t cost a ton (typically around $1.50 for two containers) the cost to make your own is much more affordable.

Large Sweet PotatoesP really loves strawberries and bananas so it’s safe to say she likes sugary foods. I had been making her foods that I knew she liked like carrots and squash so I thought I would switch it up to something that was sweet but also savory. When I was researching the different types of foods to feed babies sweet potato kept showing up because they are high in vitamin A and C. It was a bit of a mess to make but it’s always fun to make something tasty and to see her smile and attempt to say “yum.” I’ve never been the type to want to cook but I love watching cooking shows so this is my way of cooking for the family (my husband is much better).

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Remodeling a Home for Less than $20

We’ve been in our house for about a year and a half but it is just now starting to feel somewhat homey. When we bought it, we were so ambitious about getting a fixer upper. We are your typical HGTV, DIY junkies who loved to watch someone remodel a kitchen in a weekend on Sunday mornings. We were adamant that we didn’t want a house that was “done” because it wouldn’t be what we wanted but what someone else wanted. Little did we know that we are not Chip and Joanna Gaines as much as we would like to think we are. Have you ever tried to paint the interior of your house? It takes FOREVER to do it correctly. We did one wall in our game room and it took an entire weekend. The thing you don’t notice on TV are the large crews moving in and out of frame that are helping to do everything.

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Fun and Frugalfest Challenge

If you research personal finance or budgeting at all then you know that most people consider it a taboo topic. They will write about it but won’t openly discuss it, mainly because it is seen as rude to talk about how much you make, how much your house cost, how much money you owe in student loans and so on. What if instead of being ashamed or feeling like failures we actively made small changes to better ourselves and our situations?

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6 Steps to Simple Grocery Shopping

I’ve done quite a bit of research around meal planning and to be completely honest, it is all just too much in my opinion. I think that meal planning is something that is pretty simple but I think it may seem simple to me because we don’t try to over-complicate it. At one point, we tried doing meal-prep but it took up the entire day Sunday and left both of us feeling frustrated and burned out. Below I’ve listed the 6 things we do to have a successful and non-stressful shopping trip.

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