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Honey Mustard Chicken is an easy delicious dinner! This one you will have it ready from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

Honey Mustard Chicken Dump Meal

Almost two years later and we still use the Instant Pot pressure cooker almost every night.  If it isn’t cooking up the whole meal it is at least making a side dish. Be sure to check out my family’s favorite pressure cooker recipes.

We are a huge fan of the dump meals.  At the beginning of the week, we fill a series of gallon zip lock bags with meat, spices, sauces and other ingredients and freeze.  When it is dinner time we take the frozen meal out of the freezer, remove from the bag and place the contents in the Instant Pot and cook.  I add 10 mins to the cooking time when frozen.

Very little prep one day of the week gives you hassle-free meals all week long with no planning or prep. The best part is they don’t have to be thawed first so if you forget to remove from the freezer you can still easily get dinner on the table.

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken

Only three ingredients needed for this tasty chicken dinner!

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water (place inside the instant pot)
  1. Add chicken breasts, mustard, and honey to your Instant Pot, along with 1/2 cup of water

  2. Cook for 10 minutes on high pressure, or 20 minutes for frozen. If you have time allow 10 minutes for natural release. This will make meat more tender

  3. Remove chicken from sauce, cut in cubes if desired. Add cubed chicken back to the sauce and serve over rice or noodles.

DUMP MEAL INSTRUCTIONS

When making this as a dump meal, cut chicken into 1 1/2 inch – 2-inch cubes before freezing.  Place all ingredients except water inside a 1-gallon zip lock bag.  When ready to cook place 1/2 cup water inside the Instant Pot then the frozen chicken, mustard, and honey mixture. Cook at high pressure for 20 minutes. If you have time a 10-minute natural release will give a more tender meat.  It is still delicious if you have to do a quick release.

I have a free printable got to guide for Instant Pot cooking times. Print it off and hang it inside your cabinet door as a handy reference!

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

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My little girl should be receiving this summer camp care package while at a sleep-away camp! Last year I sent a similar care package with inspirational cute sayings for candy and small gifts. Here is this year’s updated version!

Summer Camp Care Package

I tried to think of bible verses for candy bars and small gifts. I wanted to remind her to pray, be kind and that she is precious! With these printable tags, you will find scripture candy saying and other inspirational sayings paired with small gifts.

Bible Verses for Candy Bars and Small Gifts
  • Donut worry be happy! Jeremiah 29:11 (donuts)
  • In sticky situations Pray! Philippians 4:6 (gum)
  • Why wish upon a star when you can pray to who created it? (Starbursts candy)
  • You are more precious than jewels! (Ring Pop)
  • Be Kind Be Amazing Be YOU! Psalm 139:14 (Kind bar)
  • Push yourself to be your best! Isaiah 40:31(Push Pop)
  • God Loves you s’more than you know (s’mores)
  • Look for the good in others!  Ephesians 4:32 (sunglasses)
  • God keeps His promises! Genesis 9:16 (Skittles)
  • Walk with Jesus (flip-flops or cozy socks)
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
  • He is the light! John 8:12 (flashlight)

{Printable Camp Care Package Notes}

Pack all the goodies in a box and you are ready to go.

I made three small packages for the most darling girls! I hope this small gesture shows how much they are loved!

I used some of last year’s printable tags. They also paired scriptures and inspirational sayings with small gifts and candy. You can mix and match the printable tags to make the perfect summer camp care package.  Many of the notes work for more than just camp. How about using them as small gifts for a friend that could use encouragement.

Here are the printable notes we used for a feel better soon care package.

…. and these care package printable gift tags

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If y0u love a good sale you don’t want to miss this one.  The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is a great way to shop Nordstrom with huge discounts.  Looking through the sale items can get overwhelming so here are some products I have used and LOVE at a great price!  The Nordstrom sale is open now to cardholders and opens to the public July 20th.

This post contains affiliate links.

Accessories

Life changing curling iron! I got the beach waver a few months ago and consider it a game changer for curling hair.  Here are my favorite things… anyone and I mean anyone can learn to curl hair easily with this tool (just ask my 13 year old).  Curls last longer for me!  I can curl my hair faster than with any other tool I have tried. This price is the best I have ever seen so grab it before it is gone.

This small pendant necklace is so understated I find I wear it all the time!  I haven’t taken it off in a month! I also get asked about it constantly.  To get it for around $30 is a major deal. It also makes a great gift! Comes in gold, silver and rose gold. This will sell out.

Also in the same price range this pretty and personal, this delicate initial necklace makes a meaningful keepsake or heartfelt gift. Who can resist kate spade?

This urban decay make up set has all you need for a flawless eye make up look. Great natural colors! It also has my favorite eye shawdow primer (no creasing) and setting spray!

Women’s Clothing

These Zella Leggings always sell out! High waisted and have just enough support! You will find yourself living in these.

The striped shirt has all the ruffles without being too big (some of those ruffle sleeves are just too much) I also love the stripes on this one.

These jeans have all my favorite things, stretch and high waist! They are the perfect classic skinny.

This is my favorite bra I have ever owned and you can get it for a unbelieveable price!  Try it, I promise you will never buy another brand again. If you are looking for a full coverage bra that doesn’t fall off your shoulders or add bulk this is another great choice.  Both on sale.

I used to think all pajamas were the same, that is until I tried these at last years sale… these pajamas are light and comfortable and you will want to live in them! I will never buy another brand of pj’s again. Try them in short or long style! These make great Christmas gifts at this price.

This is a great make up brush set!

Also I have been super interested in trying a PMD! I have heard it is a game changer for your skin.

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This DIY make up brush cleaner recipe is a cheap way to keep your brushes clean. If you prefer to purchase a brush cleaner this brush cleaner is a great option. For more beauty tips you might like this post on how to create curls that last or these top ten braids for summer.
DIY Make Up Brush Cleaner Recipe
Top Five Eye Make Up Brushes

Top Five Eye Make Up Brushes

Having the right tools for the job can make all the difference.  Here are my top five  eye make up brushes every girl should own.
1 – Sigma E 55 The flat brush is perfect for applying color across the lid!
2-  Mac 217 Brush (perfect for putting shadow in the crease)
3 – Mac 239 Perfect for Highlighting above your eye shadow and below brows.
4 – Sigma E 40 Blending brush. Must have for blending eye shadow.
5- Sigma E 45 This is perfect for more precise work and is great for applying color in the out corner of the eye.

Keeping your make up brushes clean can make all the difference in how long they last and how well they perform!  Dirty brushes won’t pick up as much product and don’t perform well.  Not to mention they don’t last as long either.  I love to make this makeup brush cleaner and spray and clean them once a week.  It’s so easy you will wonder why you haven’t been making your own all along!

This is a perfect to clean your brushes with my cleaning solution!

Makeup Brush Cleaner Recipe
DIY Solution:
2 cups warm water – 3 tbsp vinegar – 2 tbsp dawn dish soap – 10 sprays of conditioner. Dip in water and rinse!Store in a small spray bottle!
If you are looking to learn some basics about applying your eye shadow, the internet is filled with helpful tutorials!  With some basic techniques you can improve well beyond the sponge applicators and drug store products!   I have learned so much from Make up by TiffanyD, Make Up Geek and Kate at the Small things blog.  Search the internet you will find even all these in more.  My suggestion is to watch a few tutorials and practice practice practice.

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You are going to love these Knock knock jokes for kids.  They are perfect to pull up on your phone to share some giggles with kids. They will think you are so funny! Well, I hope!!

You might also like these kids jokes.  We love to play Would You Rather at our house. These Would You Rather Questions are always good for a laugh. I love to see how kids answer the questions.

Knock Knock Jokes for Kids
    1. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Amanda.
      Amanda who?
      Amanda to fix the plumbing is here.
    2. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Goliath.
      Goliath who?
      Goliath down, you look tired!
    3. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Oink Oink!
      Oink Oink Who?
      Make Up Your Mind…Are You A Pig Or An Owl?
    4. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Lettuce.
      Lettuce who?
      Lettuce in, it’s cold out here!
    5. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Yah.
      Yah who?
      No Thanks, I use Google.
    6. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Oliver.
      Oliver who?
      Oliver doors are locked, let me in!
    7. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Alpaca.
      Alpaca who?
      Alpaca the suitcase, you load the car!
    8. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Nana.
      Nana who?
      Nana your business.
    9. Knock, knock!
      Who’s there?
      Spell.
      Spell who?
      W-H-O
    10. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Tank.
      Tank who?
      Your welcome!
    11. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Avery.
      Avery who?
      Avery nice person is knocking on the door.
    12. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Wayne.
      Wayne who?
      Wayne drops keep falling on my head, can you let me in?
    13. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Lena.
      Lena who?
      Lena a little closer and I’ll tell you another knock knock joke.
    14. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Hatch.
      Hatch who?
      It sounds like you’re catching a cold.
    15. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Will.
      Will who?
      Will you listen to another joke?
    16. Knock, knock!
      Who’s there?
      Ketchup.
      Ketchup who?
      Ketchup with me and I’ll tell you!
    17. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Erin.
      Erin who?
      I have to run a quick Erin!
    18. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Cows go
      Cows go who?
      Cows don’t go who, they go moo!
    19. Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Annie.
      Annie who?
      Annie-body home?
    20. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Isabel.
      Isabel who?
      Isabel working?
      I had to knock!
    21. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Wooden shoe.
      Wooden shoe who?
      Wooden shoe like to hear another joke?
    22. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Boo.
      Boo who?
      Why are you crying?
    23. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Cash.
      Cash who?
      No thanks, but I’ll take peanuts!
    24. Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      Pecan!
      Pecan who?
      Pecan somebody your own size!

25. Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Police.
Police who?
Police stop telling these awful knock, knock jokes!

    Ready for more fun and laughter? Here are some jokes perfect for Holidays!

    Halloween Kid Jokes

    Easter Jokes

    April Fool’s Jokes for Kids

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    Skip To My Lou by Cindy - 1w ago

    Reading printables are in partnership with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers.

    Keeping kids reading can often be a chore but these fun reading printables will be sure to motivate and keep kids reading all summer long! Print off a reading log, download book discussion questions, whip up a colorful bunting, make monster corner bookmarks and craft your own DIY sticker bookplates. Find everything you need for reading fun!

    These reading printables are bright and cheery thanks to Astrobrights Paper. Without a doubt, it is easy to #colorize your world with these amazing colors. Astrobrights has 24 colors and now sticker paper!

    Reading Printables Supplies
    • ASTROBRIGHTS®  Paper (some of the colors used in these projects are Solar Yellow, Cosmic Orange, Fireball Fuschia, Planetary Purple,  Martian Green, Lunar Blue, Venus Violet)
    • ASTROBRIGHTS®  Matte White Sticker Paper (available at Walmart)
    • Scissors
    • Gluestick
    • Printer
    • Twine, ribbon or string
    • Reading Printables
    Books I Love Printable Reading Banner

    The colored Astrobrights cardstock works perfectly to help kids create a banner where they can show off the books they love!

    Download the reading banner and print on Astrobrights colored cardstock.  Let children write down their favorite book on each pennant. Cut out the pennants and fold the top over a piece of string and glue.

    Moster Corner Bookmarks

    Help kids keep their spot when finished reading with cool monster corner bookmarks

    Download the corner bookmark template, print on Astrobrights colored paper and cut out.

    Fold in the pointed side to the side.

    Now fold the other pointed side to the other side and glue.

    Print the monster features on Astrobrights  Matte White Sticker Paper. Cut out the features and stick to the bookmark.

    This picture shows you just how to fold the template to make your very own monster corner bookmark. Fold the left point to the right side. Place a bit of glue on the top and then fold the right point to the left side.

    To use the bookmark slip on the corner of the page to know just where you left off.

    Printable Reading Log

    Kids will need to keep track of the books they read. This cute monster sitting on books will work perfectly. Each book has a place for the child to write a book title.

    Children’s Book Club Questions

    Don’t miss this opportunity with your kids to open up the lines of communication and discuss the book. Here are some great questions to ask your child to get the conversation flowing after reading a book.

    Printable Sticker Book Plates

    One thing we all know is kids can lose books. Use the  Astrobrights sticker paper to keep track of all your child’s books.  It is perfect for sticker bookplates! Just download the printable bookplates and print in color on the sticker paper. There won’t be any question who is the book’s owner with these cute sticker bookplates.

    Peel the protective paper from the back of the sticker paper.

    Place the sticker bookplate in the front of your book!

    What a cute way to keep track of special books!

    Book Club for Kids

    Now that you have all these amazing printables how about throwing a summer book club party? Kids can come and make their very own reading banner and monster bookmarks. Send them home with a reading log and agree to meet monthly and talk about a chosen book! How fun! Until you meet again be sure to have your child decorate a reading nook with their bunting and cozy up to a good book.

    More Projects for Astrobrights Sticker Paper

    I am loving this new sticker paper. If you have followed me for awhile you will know that I am always saying go to the printer and ask them to print on a solid sheet of label paper. Now you can print at home.

    Here are some of my favorite sticker paper projects.

    I could go on and on………. you are going to love this paper! Be sure to keep some on hand because I already have some fun projects I am dreaming up!

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    I love life quotes that stop and make us think.  They can be a bit of encouragement to be the best we can be and to enjoy life. You might also like these inspirational quotes.

    We all can use motivational quotes to remind us we can have a powerful mark and change the world each in our own little way.

    Printable Life Quotes

    These printable inspirational life quotes may just what you need every day to inspire you to live your life with purpose.

    • I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. – Robert H. Schuller
    • Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
    • Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out. – John Wooden
    • If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer
    • The best way to forget the bad things in life is to learn to remember the good things. – Mark Amend
    • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar
    • Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank
    • Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, dream or kiss? Because we know that the most beautiful things in life are not seen, but felt by the heart. -Anne Sullivan
    • Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. – Billy Graham
    • Never get tired of doing little things for others for sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart. – Ida Azhari
    • When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. – Harley Davidson
    • Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including YOU. – Anne Lamott

    Download the life quotes, print in black and white on white cardstock (or colored cardstock) and cut apart. Hang them around your house, the office, the bathroom mirror, in a pocket to discover… wherever they might give you a lift!

    30 More Life Quotes
    1. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius
    2. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
    3. Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy! – Ms. Frizzle
    4. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
    5. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde
    6. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Ludwig Jacobowski
    7. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  – Buddha
    8. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton
    9. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
    10. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.  – Albert Einstein
    11. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth
    12. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare
    13. The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.  – Albert Einstein
    14. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.  – Mother Teresa
    15. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.  – Anthony Robbins
    16. Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.  – Theodore Roosevelt
    17. Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman  – Vincent Peale
    18. I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself.  – Albert Einstein
    19. Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.  – Napoleon Hill
    20. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.  – Albert Einstein
    21. Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.  – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    22. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  – Michael Jordan
    23. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.  – Dale Carnegie
    24. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.  – Maya Angelou
    25. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.  – Christopher Reeve
    26. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. – Matty Mullins
    27. Comparison Is the Thief of Joy. – Theodore Roosevelt
    28. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  -Eleanor Roosevelt
    29. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
    30. Happiness is an inside job. – William Arthur Ward

    I hope these life quotes make you smile because you do make a difference and can choose the way you think and the life you want to live.

    Be sure to tell a friend how special they are with one of the sweet friendship quotes. If you have a bestie make sure you check out these best friend quotes.

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    Skip To My Lou by Cindy - 1w ago
    Here are 8 dieting hacks. These are healthy ways to lose weight and get fit. I don’t believe in fad diets or extreme methods.  Eating healthy and exercising is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.
    8 Dieting Hacks
    Looking to get in shape and get fit this summer? These dieting hacks will help you get on track, stay on track and meet your goals.
    Drink More Water

    Take your body weight and divide it in half. Then drink that many ounces of water per day! Water will hydrate your body and help you feel full.

    Eat Small Snacks

    Eating small healthy snacks keeps you full and on track. Look for high protein, low-calorie snacks like nuts. I like to pack healthy snacks for on the go so I won’t get hungry and get tempted to cheat.

    Don’t Skip Meals

    Plan your meals out and don’t skip meals. Skipping meals will make you overly hungry and you will almost always overeat. Eating 5-6 small meals will help you not get hungry.

    Get Rid Of The Junk

    Go through the fridge and cupboards and say goodbye to the junk. Set yourself up for success and make sure you have plenty of healthy food you like on hand. Don’t go to the extreme, if you eat less you will make progress that you can maintain.

    Get Moving

    Walk, run, hit the gym. Get up and get moving. Start slow, and track your progress. I love my fit bit. It tracks my steps, active minutes and lets me compete with myself and friends. If you like to cycle or hit the gym you might try a polar fitness watch it tracks heart rate, calories, and even distance.

    Box It Up

    It is hard to stay on track on the go or at a restaurant. If you are eating out and worried about overeating, eat half. Set aside half your meal to be boxed up. That way you won’t overeat.

    Track Your Calories

    Get educated and find out what you are eating. Using an smartphone with an app like my fitness pal you can track your calories. Grab a notebook that works well too. The simple formula of burning more calories than you consume will help you lose weight.

    Avoid Juice and Sugar Soda

    Avoid fruit juice or sugar soda. Juice is fruit with the fiber removed. Not to mention, most of them are packed with sugar. Opt for the real thing instead. They are also full of empty calories that will pack on the pounds.

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