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Easy Meals: One Pot Chili Mac

Baseball season has me running here, there, and everywhere. We are at practice 3 days a week with two games weekly. I try not to pickup fastfood, but I will admit that at least one game a week we run out to get food since the game lasts from 4-7pm including warm ups. This leaves me scheduling my meals for the week. I make sure to have meals prepped on practice days so that when we come home we can just warm and eat. I usually pick foods that still taste good when they are reheated. Or that can sit in the crock-pot or instant pot.

This week I am excited to try this twist on chili. Everyone in my family loves Mac N Cheese, and everyone loves Chili. So, why not combine the two? Thank you to BellyFull for this fun and simple recipe. Bonus points for making it in a dutch oven because I can adapt it to cook in the instant pot. In order to cook it in the instant pot I just made sure to brown the meat before I placed the ingredients in the Instant Pot.

I am sure this will become a hit with my family since it is so simple to create and enjoy. Thank you to BellyFull for the idea. Be sure to head over to BellyFull for the full tutorial, and to see their other great recipes!

Outdoor Activities with Shaving Cream!

I love giving my kids activities to do outside, and they love it when those activities make a mess. I do NOT love it when they make a mess, even outside. So I try to find activities that while messy, are easy to clean up.

My kids played at a friends house and used shaving cream outside to make art on the sidewalk. We don’t actually have sidewalk since we live in a rural area. We do have a very large back patio, and they love to use chalk on it. I had been hesitant to let them do too much without being sure it would wash off. So I did a little research and found this fun website called The Tiptoe Fairy. This fun website features a shaving cream recipe that allows your kids to make their own puffy paint for sidewalks (or patios) that washes off easily.  Thank you Tiptoe Fairy for this great idea. Now my kids can make a mess, and I can be sure it comes off.

The Tiptoe Fairy has a very simple and easy to follow tutorial that will help you to recreate her foamy puff paint. My kids loved the paint. Although it does stick pretty well to the cement it washes off with moderate water pressure. It was the perfect way to get them unplugged and outside during their weekend playtime.

Be sure to head on over to The Tiptoe Fairy for the complete tutorial, and be sure to check out her other amazing tutorials!

Spring Styles: CR Sports

Are you looking to brighten up your boys wardrobe this spring and summer? CR Sports has some awesome new shirts to choose from.

Boys Loader shirt by CR Sports: This light teal shirt features a construction truck on the front. It is available in 2t-7 and will impress any truck loving little man.

Boys Baseball American Flag Shirt by CR Sports: This fun shirt does double duty. If your little man loves baseball this shirt is for him, but, if you’re looking for an awesome shirt for the Fourth of July this year it is perfect! It features the American Flag made out of red, white, and blue baseball bats. What could be more perfect for the birthday of America than a flag shirt featuring America’s favorite pastime?

Boys Airplane Raglan Shirt by CR Sports: This fun raglan tee features some awesome airplanes ready to fly right off the material. Catch it before it flies right off our shelves!

Boys Train Applique Shirt by CR Sports: This true blue shirt is perfect for that train lover in your life. It features a loco-motor applique on the front. It will motor straight in to that train lovers heart.