2020 - Della Devoted

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Farmhouse Foam Dice Tutorial


I am currently loving all things Farmhouse. I have been trying to add farmhouse touches to my house little by little. Now that I have a lot of time on my hands due to social distancing, I have been adding even more farmhouse touches to my home. I like to craft and make my own things, so I present to you this Farmhouse Foam Dice Tutorial.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Take The Trip Graphic Tee

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When I first saw this Take The Trip Graphic Tee by Cents of Style, I knew I had to have it. I am an adventure seeker, so the tee was a must have for me. Even with all that is going on in the world right now, I still wanted this Take The Trip Shirt.

St. Patrick's Day Green and Blue


I can't believe it's already St. Patrick's Day, can you? It seems like Valentine's Day was last week. Time really does fly by so quickly. It may not seem like it does right now with all that's going on in the world, but I can assure you that time still goes by way too fast. With social distancing due to the Coronavirus, it's important to practice self-care. Even if you're stuck at home and can't go anywhere, you can still practice self-care. This is exactly what I did with this St. Patrick's Day Green and Blue look.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

























St. Patrick's Day is almost here. My son Raylan and I are getting excited! Truth be told, we get excited over almost every holiday. It's our chance to decorate and do fun activities together. We love holidays and all that they entail.

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday

25 Things To Do On A No Spend Weekend




































Here lately my little family of three has been trying to do much better about Saving Money. In a world where everything is so expensive, you have to save all the money you can. One of the ways that help us a lot is by having no spend weekends at least twice a month. You wouldn't think weekend spending would make much of a difference, but I beg to differ. It absolutely makes a huge difference where money is concerned.

How To Keep Your Mind Sharp As You Age




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Ageing can be challenging, but the reality is that there’s no way around it. Instead of being nervous and anxious about it, find ways to embrace this phenomenon by keeping your mind sharp.
You’ll be a lot happier and healthier when you’re able to think clearly and quickly on most days. There are actions you can take to help you achieve this goal and stay mentally healthy and lively. Continue to work at it, and you’ll slowly start to notice improvements as time passes. Come up with a daily routine you can follow that incorporates these suggestions and will allow you to stay on track and find success with this objective.

Stimulate Your Brain

You can keep your mind sharp by finding ways to stimulate and challenge your brain. Sitting around watching television all day is going to work against you. Instead, click here to purchase math and logic puzzle books you can work on and complete in your free time. It’s not only going to help your mind improve, but you’ll also find the activities to be quite entertaining as well. Puzzles of all kinds, including crossword puzzles, will do the trick and expand your mental capacity.

Eat A Balanced Diet & Exercise

Many foods contribute to a healthier and sharper mind and brain, such as nuts, fish, blueberries, and avocados. While red wine is known to be good for your brain too, it’s essential to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated and not consume alcohol in excessive amounts to maintain a healthy mind. Exercise will also help you to reduce your stress and anxiety and slow racing thoughts so you can work on having a sharper mind and memory as you age. Your mind and body are connected and intertwined. Therefore, the activities that enhance your body are likely to do so for your brain too.

Find Opportunities to Learn

Another way to keep your mind sharp as you age is to commit to continuous learning. These days you have access to all kinds of information. You can choose to register for an online course or take up a new hobby and participate in photography or cooking lessons. Your goal should be to challenge yourself and utilize new and different skills frequently. You’ll not only be improving your brainpower, but you’ll likely find learning to be a fun and engaging process.

Socialize Regularly

Isolating yourself and choosing not to converse with others may take a toll on your brain health and cause you to feel down and depressed. It’s important to socialize regularly and exchange ideas and viewpoints with others. As you age, it may be more challenging to have a social life, but you have to find ways around it. For example, you can choose to volunteer your time or join a local club or organization so you can meet new people and get involved in your community. You’ll also sleep better at night when you’re exhausting yourself during the day, which will also help to keep your mind sharp as you age.

Taking Care Of Your Family's Eye Health

The health of your eyes is so important - without your sight, your quality of life can be extremely different. There are many things in modern life that can affect your eyes in a negative manner, and it’s so vital that you can take steps to protect yourself and your family from the various risks that can threaten their sight. Luckily, there are many ways in which you can stay in control of your sight and encourage optimum eye health for both you and your children, and it couldn’t be easier to implement some of these ideas today. So, if you want to find out more, then read on to uncover the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of now for ultimate eye health!

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

How was your Week? I hope it was great! Our weekend was great! We had more birthday celebrations for Raylan. However, on Tuesday Raylan was diagnosed with Flu Type B. He's had a pretty miserable week. I'm going to share my favorites from his birthday celebration. I'm also going to share a  few things I've done in the house since we've been stuck inside this week.

The Five Most Difficult Things About Owning A Dog



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Owning a dog is the best thing in the world, you have a loyal friend for as long as they live. However, it can also come with its challenges at times, here are five things people might not have mentioned when they told you that getting a dog would be awesome. 

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Delectable (and Easy!) Desserts For Any Occasion



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We all have those signature bakes we love to present at any gathering: church potlucks, baby showers, Mother’s Day cookouts. Gorgeous red velvet cakes, lemon pie piled high with meringue, chewy, fudgy brownies...all those stand-bys are still great as ever, and guaranteed crowd-pleasers. But sometimes you just need something with a little more...oomph. Something that’s as impressive and gorgeous to the eye as it is mouth-watering. 

Don't Suffer With Tinnitus And Hearing Loss
























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Tinnitus is an exceptionally overwhelmingly difficult condition to live with. Tinnitus is a condition which creates a severe ringing in the ears, sometimes a roaring or hissing, which can often lead to anxiety, stress and much more. Things can get better however. You may or may not be given some good advice by your doctor on how to control your Tinnitus. Some say, it may go away forever, it may go away and come back, or it may never go away. There's nothing we can do, and your ears are perfectly healthy. It doesn't have to end here. Tinnitus varies from person to person, but there are ways to ensure that you are not feeling trapped inside your own head and still able to get out and about! 

Polka Dot Pleated Dress




Have you ever found a dress that you absolutely loved and felt good in? Well, I have found that dress! I saw this adorable Polka Dot Pleated Dress on sale on Amazon and had to have it. It was a really good deal and I thought I might as well try it for the price. I didn't know how the dress would fit or if I would even like it, but the price couldn't be beat. However, I ended up loving it and this is my favorite dress to date.

Why Training Your Dog Is The Most Important Thing You'll Do

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If there’s a phrase that rings true when it comes to dog owners, it’s that there’s ‘no such thing as bad dogs, just bad owners’. While dogs do have different personalities, and various breeds can lean towards being more boisterous or playful, how you train your dog will make a huge difference to their personality and behavior.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

4 Concerns To Look For In Elderly Parents

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We all hope that all of our loved ones will be feeling happy, thrived, and all-around good. But alas, life can’t always be so perfect. It’s always important to keep an eye out to check that everyone in your clan is feeling good. While we tend to do this for our kids -- since it’s our job to protect them -- we can often overlook the needs of our parents. Historically, they’ve looked after us, but in their later years, we need to look out for them. Below, we take a look at a few common issues among the elderly that you’ll need to look out for. This role isn’t always enjoyable, but it is important!


Sweetheart Punch

Valentine's Day is this week and I'm getting things prepared for my little family. No matter what holiday it is, I try to celebrate in some small way. I always try to make holidays special for my son and as memorable as possible for him. I don't do anything too extravagant for Valentine's Day, but I do like to make festive treats and drinks. This Valentine's Day, I'm serving up this non-alcoholic Sweetheart Punch for my little family.

The Food of Love: Having A Valentine's Day Meal at Home


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It's coming soon! Whether you spend valentine's day having fun with the kids or you make it the one day of the year for you and your partner, spending valentine's day usually means spending quite a bit of money on some overblown and overpriced meal. Why don't we provide you with some simple solutions for valentine's day at home? Rather than getting frustrated over a reservation at a restaurant perhaps it's time to impress your partner with a few special meal ideas. And what can you do to make your home feel a little bit more special for your special day?

Organizing Your Life To Help With Stress



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Life can be very stressful. There are no two ways about this, and there will be times when we all feel the pinch. It may feel as though there are not enough hours in the day to get everything that needs doing, done. Whether you are a new mum, or you have a family and are holding down a job, you will have a lot on your plate. You are everything to everyone, and that can be exhausting. 

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Taking Care Of Yourself When You Are A New Mom

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Having a baby is a joyful experience. Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful thing to do. However, as a new mother, you will be giving so much of yourself to your new baby that it can really take it out of you in so many ways. Taking care of yourself may be something that ends up getting pushed aside in favor of giving all of your love and attention to your baby. It is important to remember that in order to give your baby the best care possible, you need to be healthy and happy. 

Sweetheart Blondies

Can you believe that it's already almost Valentine's Day? It will be here next week and that means it's time to decide what you are getting your sweetheart. I always get my sweetie a little something that he can use, a card and something sweet to eat. Usually I get him chocolates or bake him something. I recently made him these Sweetheart Blondies and he was majorly impressed with them. He said it was his favorite dessert to date that I have made. You may want to surprise your sweetheart with these too.

Triple Pattern Mixing for Valentine’s Day



Hey y’all! I can’t believe it is already February. It’s officially the month of love, so that means I will be bringing you my favorite Valentine’s Styles.  I’m currently loving this triple pattern mixing look for Valentine’s Day. 

High Five For Friday





Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Instant Pot: Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans


You’ve seen my many posts about my love for my Instant Pot, but I’m going to mention  it again. I absolutely love my Instant Pot! If you don’t have one, go do yourself a favor and buy one. It will seriously be the best investment you will ever make for your kitchen. It makes life so much more simple. Over the weekend, I made this delicious meal of Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans and it was done in 14 minutes. It was also mighty tasty. 

How To Have Fun With All The Family


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Trying to think of ways to have fun as a family can be hard. Sometimes, you’re trying to keep everything organized and make everyone happy – so it can be difficult to agree on activities that everyone wants to do. And not only that, but you may find that you’re tired of thinking of new things to do. Maybe you have your go-to ideas that you tend to stick to? Maybe you’re all getting a bit bored of them too? When that’s the case, you definitely have to make sure that you shake things up a little and see what other activities you can all enjoy, whether that’s in the week or at weekends. So, let’s take a look at some of the options that might be just perfect for you all.

Children + Road Trips=The Perfect Combination

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It’s a common misconception that road trips are boring. Being on the road for an extended period may sound like a tedious task, but actually, it’s one of the most exciting and entertaining things that you can be involved in doing. The hardest bit of it all? Keeping the children entertained! Traveling with children is a lot of fun. They get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing the things around them, and they get the advantage of being able to stop whenever they see something interesting. It’s also stressful to be on the road with children when they start bickering or get too tired. 

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week eacFriday.

Old Fashioned Family Time We Forget About

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We know how important it is to spend time as a family, and if we don't we can end up losing a connection with each other. So what's important to note is that at the main point of spending time together is the interaction and the time in each other's company. We'll get wrapped up in work and digital gadgets, and homework so it's important that we start thinking about how we can go about spending time together. And the good old fashioned way of spending family time can be the best. There are so many extravagant and expensive options available to us know that we sometimes forget about what we used to do years ago and how we used to spend time together. So here are some reminders on how we can spend good old-fashioned time together, to keep the bond strong.

Does Your Child Have An Allergy? Here's What You Need To Know

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Food allergies are becoming increasingly common among children. The reasons for this aren’t entirely clear, but researchers believe that it probably comes down to a combination of factors in the environment, including, ironically, a lack of exposure to problem compounds in infancy.