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This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I was all excited about finidng some sort of fun activity for my kids to do at Dollar General in their Value Valley this month, but sadly, that didn't happen. Apparently not every Dollar General has a Value Valley , and mine is one of the ones that doens't. Still, there ARE items that are $1 every single day, even if they're spread throughout the store. For example, the little birdies we bought a bit ago were all $1 each, and I got some awesome new colorful spray bottles...

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Get your kids in the kitchen and make these delicious crispy Greek potatoes!

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Super Simple Skillet Apples Recipe

Looking for quick and easy desserts? This skillet-fried cooked apples recipe will be sure to hit the spot. Grain-free and with no added sugar, it's like apple pie without the pie.

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One thing I've REALLY been enjoying in this house is having the kids work on projects on the other side of the counter, while I cook (if Anneliese isn't already in the kitchen cooking with me). So having lots of little projects to grab is really really helpful.

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Get your kids in the kitchen and make these delicious crispy Greek potatoes!

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I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened...

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magical glitter jars diy

Magical swirling glitter mesmerizes my kids while I get their breakfast or lunch ready. No more impatient toddlers clambering for food while I cook.

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water beads essential oils

I let the water beads grow to their full potential over about 6 hours, then stirred in a few drops of lemon essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil. In no time, the kids were breathing clearly and feeling much better. Plus, they were having lots of fun, of course!

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And each of my kids got a little costume starter too. Joseph's crocodile hat is so adorable... I'm not a huge fan of masks because they make you breathe in all their nasty fumes, get damp from the condensation of your breath, and limit your visibility... so this hat was perfect. All I would need to do to complete the costume is dress him in green from head to toe, and make him a simple crocodile tail.

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If you've been following my blog, you've also been following our road trip... after over a week of basically living in the car, I really wish we had taken the BISSELL LiftOff part with us... the car wash vacuum hose doesn't get in all the nooks and crannies in the car seats, and it looks pretty greusome in there.

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We're going to be on the road for THREE MONTHS. If you hang out with me in person, you know my car is basically already another home. The kids and I go a lot of places together, and I make sure to have changes of clothes, diapers and extra underwear, toys, books, potties, wraps/slings/carriers, snacks, and so on.

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