January 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.

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. 

11 Ways to Save Money in the New Year















With it being the New Year, comes New Resolutions. For our family, it wasn't really a resolution but  to be better at saving money. We were so tired of living paycheck to paycheck. We were also tired of not having the extra money if an emergency arose. So our little family set out to become better at saving money. Here are 11 Ways that we are saving money in the New Year.

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 each Friday.

The Fight With The Food: Getting Our Children To Be More Adventurous With Their Eating




One of the most infuriating aspects of parenting is getting our children to eat well. Sometimes we can get so frustrated that it feels like it's better for our sanity to give them what they want (which is usually processed garbage). When we are trying to get our children to be more adventurous with their food, we have to remember that it's not necessarily about force-feeding them but we've got to find certain tactics to get them interested on another level. What are the ways we can do this?

Cozy Brick Sherpa Pullover


It’s winter, it’s cold and I need all things warm and cozy. If I’m cozy then I’m comfy and I’m in my happy place. January seems like the longest month ever. It’s actually quiet depressing, so I need things that bring me warmth and happiness. That’s where this gorgeous Brick Sherpa Pullover comes into play. 

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 each Friday.

Pot Roast Sandwich: A Family Favorite


I love a good sandwich, I really do! There is nothing better than a tasty sandwich to satisfy your craving. One of my favorite meals that I have ever fixed for my family has been this delicious and simple Pot Roast Sandwich. It’s a family favorite.

Mental Health Matters : Simple Ways To Boost Well-Being

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Many of us start a new year with grand plans to get fit and eat more vegetables, but mental health is a matter that is often overlooked. The reality is that well-being should be a priority for everyone. If you’re looking to boost your health and happiness levels, here are some simple ways to look after your mental health. 

Weekly Cleaning Schedule


Let's be honest, I have never been much of a house cleaner. I mean my house isn't filthy, but it's certainly not spotless either. I have just always put other things before cleaning, especially spending time with my son and let's not forget Netflix. If cleaning and organizing isn't simple, then it usually doesn't get done. However, I became fed up with my habits and knew something needed to change. I was wearing myself out when I did clean, because I was trying to do everything at one time. I sat down and came up with a Weekly Cleaning Schedule. A schedule that I knew I could stick with and wouldn't wear myself out. I printed it out and stuck it on my fridge.  I  do better when I have a printable paper schedule because I see it every day and remind myself to clean. If it's saved to my phone photos, it is easy to overlook it and forget to do it. This schedule has helped me tremendously. I feel so much better that my house is staying cleaner and more organized. I'm not spending hours cleaning only for it to be a mess again the next day. By cleaning a small amount each day, my house has stayed much more cleaner and I have time to enjoy my family and enjoy doing other things too.  This weekly schedule has made my life so much easier and I know it will yours too. It's simple and not too overwhelming for procrastinators like myself.  I hope this helps you. Happy Cleaning!

Everything The Perfect Family Home Needs

When you are growing your family, it’s important that you find the right home. Whether you are currently on the market for a new house or exploring renovating a current property, there are a few details that you don’t want to miss here. 


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H54F: Top 9 of 2019 Edition




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 each Friday.

Getting Your Children to Enjoy the Outdoors

It’s not true when people say that it was better in the olden days; by virtually every metric we use to measure the quality of life of society, things today are much better today than at any other point in history. But, of course, things today are far from perfect, and there are definitely aspects of the past that we should try to incorporate into our lives. Take spending time outdoors. Many children spend virtually all of their time indoors, using modern technology, and rarely, if ever, get to experience the magic of the outdoors

So it’s up to you to get them to find enjoyment in the natural world. It is a gift that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. But how do you do it? We take a look at a few tried and tested methods below.

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