It’s Monday and today I am sharing my MONDAY must-haves. These are things that I’ve bought or have been sent to us that we are absolutely loving.
Monday Must Haves
What a weekend. I don’t know about you, but man Monday comes quick and hits me HARD. (If you need a pick-me-upper, don’t miss our Monday Memes.)
Rather than something stressful, let’s go with something a little more light-hearted today. Here are several products that you need to know about! These are for you, your kid and something your husband will appreciate.
Before I go into the Monday must-haves, I MUST tell you about a new giveaway! We are hosting an End of School Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win 1 of 3 awesome prizes.
It’s a DINOSAUR!
My kids absolutely LOVE Fingerlings and the new Dinosaur has been fought over since we received it last week.
Read more about the new UNTAMED Raptor Fingerlings
Logitech Circle 2 Camera Magnetic Mount
Your husband will love this. Why? No complicated installation! Place your Logitech Circle 2 camera anywhere with this new magnetic mount.
Read more about the new Logitech Magnetic Mount.
New Instant Pot – Duo Plus
I am geeking out at this new Instant Pot. I feel a purchase coming on. Have you seen the new Instant Pot Duo Plus? It comes in 3 different sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart and 8 quart.
Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer – and it features and LCD screen, similar to the Instant Pot Ultra.
Click here to learn more
Don’t miss out on our Instant Pot Recipes – we have quite the collection!
ODDVEIG IKEA Curtains
I have to share these amazing ODDVEIG curtains I found at IKEA. I am in the midst of redesigning our office.
I wanted something bright, bold with a touch of feminine. These IKEA curtains check all of those boxes! Stay tuned for more pics of our office redesign.
Side note: If you are in the market for curtains, especially LONG curtains – IKEA is your answer for affordable stylish curtains. These ODDVEIG curtains are 57 inches wide by 98 inches long.
If you can’t get to an IKEA – these are available for purchase on Amazon.
Affordable Stylish Desk
So as mentioned, we are re-doing our office. How great is THIS desk from Wayfair?
My husband is needing a new desk, and I think this may just be IT! What do you think? It features plenty of storage. Unfortunately, he thinks he is going to set up a battle station. A battle station, if you aren’t familiar is well – a nerd gaming setup. I am thinking pretty office and thinking this affordable stylish desk is just what his “battle station” needs.
There you have it. Our Monday Must-Haves! What are you digging? What new find have you found that we must know about? Leave a comment in the comments – we want to know!
DINOSAUR FINGERLINGS! YES! The latest edition of the popular Fingerlings toy by WowWee just released and if your kids love dinosaurs, they will adore these. We also are giving one away, along with a few other prizes! Keep reading to learn more!
New DINOSAUR Fingerlings
Our friends at WowWee just left a present on our door and our boys are obsessed. Meet the newest edition to the WowWee Fingerling line, the UNTAMED raptors!
The new Fingerling Raptors just launched today, May 18!
There are four different dinosaurs to collect. Each new Fingerling has it’s own unique name and personality.
We received STEALTH
Here are which UNTAMED toys are in this collection: Stealth, Blaze, Fury and Razor.
Each comes complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws. These fierce and friendly interactive pets react to touch and sound. They come equipped with over 40 different sounds and animations!
Where to Purchase Untamed Raptors
The UNTAMED Raptor Fingerlings can be purchased at any major retailer – or of course Amazon.
How to Play with the New Untamed Fingerling
Here is how you play with the new dinosaur toys. There are several ways to play and interact with your new pet. You can play in tamed mode where the Fingerling is your friendly companion – OR untamed where your toy becomes a BEAST!
How to Get into Tamed Mode
Want your Fingerling to be your friend? Stroke it’s head, starting at the nose and ending at the back of its head. Alternatively, stroke starting from the back of the head to the nose. He likes that and will become friendly.
How to Get into Untamed Mode
In Untamed mode, the beast is unleashed! Your dino Fingerlings will become ferocious. Here is how to enter Untamed mode:
Poke it’s face 3x
Hang it upside down
Other Ways to Play with Your Fingerling
Pet your Untamed Fingerlings
Tap its nose: once, twice or three times for a surprise sound and reaction.
Tap back of its head: once, twice or three times for surprise sounds and reactions.
PRess and hold sensors on the nose and the back of the head for a funny surprise.
Press and hold the back of its head: ROAR ATTACK!
Clap once or twice: for fun reactions…. he may even sing you a song!
Hang your Untamed Fingerlings upside down: Careful, he might not like it.
Blow in it’s face: AHHH CHOO!
Cradle your Untamed Fingerlings: Time for a NAP!
Be Nice to Your Pet!
Remember never to immerse it in any water or liquid, drop or kick it. Excessive force when turning the dino’s head or opening its mouth can hurt him – so avoid that as well!
We are excited to be giving away an UNTAMED Fingerling to one lucky Digital Mom Blog reader! We also have a few other prizes. Click here to enter our end of the school year giveaway!
Make sure to check out our other Fingerling reviews!
Meet Gigi the Baby Unicorn Fingerling
Meet the Fingerlings! Read our Fingerling Review
Let’s talk Vegetarian Instant Pot recipes! I’ve heard from so many of you loving our Instant Pot recipes, so in continuing our series of recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot. This roundup is for our vegetarian friends.
20 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes
From Sweet Potato soup (YUM) to vegan tacos to mushroom pasta, here are 20 delicious meat-free meal ideas for you to make in the Instant Pot.
Click on the links below to grab all of the delicious Instant Pot vegetarian recipes in this series.
- Instant Pot Gobi Masala by Easy Cooking With Molly
- Instant Pot Vegan Bean Tacos by Mooshu Jenne
- Instant Pot Mushroom Pasta by Wonder Mom Wannabe
- Instant Pot Chana Masala by Smashed Peas and Carrots
- Instant Pot Vegan Tacos by Nerdy Mamma
- Instant Pot Tortellini Alla Panna by Instant Pot Party
- Instant Pot Spicy White Bean and Chard Stew by Flavor the Moment
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup by Super Mom Wannabe
- Quick Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili by Living Sweet Moments
- The Ultimate Instant Pot Stuffed Shells by Smashed Peas and Carrots
- Instant Pot Potato Curry by Mooshu Jenne
- Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans & Rice by Recipe This
- The Best Instant Pot Refried Beans Ever by The Biswolds
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup by Nerdy Mamma
- Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Leek Risotto by Flavor the Moment
- Instant Pot Ravioli Vodka Sauce by Instant Pot Party
- Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad by Super Mom Wannabe
- Instant Pot Vegetarian Chipotle Lentil Zoodle Soup by Easy Cooking with Molly
- Amazing Curried Butternut Squash Soup by Living Sweet Moments
For years I went vegetarian, and still to this day – my diet is mostly non-meat. If you are looking to change up your diet for more meat-free foods, why not try meatless Monday? Meatless Monday is a simple way to incorporate a less meaty lifestyle by simply not eating meat on Mondays!
These vegetarian instant pot meals are an awesome way to provide a yummy meal for your family but without the meat.
More Instant Pot Meal Ideas
If you love these recipes, make sure to check out our other Instant Pot recipes:
Happy Instant Potting!
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Here are a few of our favorite Instant Pot Accessories:
We are huge fans of the Logitech Circle 2 camera. The last several months, our house has been under repair. We have had a few dozen random contractors in and out of our house. We have been living in a hotel. It’s been horrid, but the one thing that has kept me sane is being able to look in at all times at our house to see what is going on thanks to our Logitech Circle 2 camera.
Logitech sent over their latest Circle 2 accessory and this thing is a MUST HAVE. I wish I had a month ago when our kitchen cabinets were being installed. I had secured the camera is very wonky way on the window. I wish the mount had been available then! Anyways, here are some details on what exactly this Magnetic mount is and why you will want one if you have a Logitech Circle 2. And if you don’t have a Logitech Circle 2 camera, you are missing out!
Logitech Circle 2 Magnetic Mount
The Logitech Circle 2 Magnetic Mount helps you place your Circle 2 camera in even more places! This ultra-strong magnetic mount accessory will work on any flat magnetic surface, both indoors and out!
It works with both Circle 2 wire and wire-free cameras.
Flat magnetic surfaces around your house that you might want to mount your Circle 2 to include, rain gutters, metal door frames, posts or light fixtures.
The mount comes with an optional metal plate so that you can attach your camera with the magnetic mount to a smooth flat non-magnetic surface inside your home.
Read more about the Logitech Circle 2 Camera:
Keep an Eye on Your House and Kids While You are Away with There Logitech Circle 2
If you have kids that stay home alone, or leave your house empty often and want to be able to check in at all times, then this is definitely a camera system that you will want to check into!
Monday memes because Monday needs as much LOL as possible, right?
I’m no data scientist, but I often think about how many other people are dealing with the Monday crazy by scouring the internet for Monday memes. You know, stupid internet graphics that have funny words and silly photos that make you chuckle. That little LOL and chuckle helps break up the pain that Monday morning can bring.
Something else I also ponder is how many people really do loathe Monday as much as myself. I am typically an upbeat and positive person, but that first work day of the week just kicks my booty
Best Monday Memes
If you struggle with a case of the Mondays, every single Monday – and you like to share funny memes specifically those about Monday, look no further. We have rounded up our favorite and what we think are the best Monday memes for you to share and post. Enjoy!
If your Monday is a horror, this is a Monday meme you will appreciate. If anything, hopefully these funny memes will give you a smile to start your week.
Work in an office on Mondays? This is something you will appreciate.
Re-wine me, please. Monday should end with a required happy hour.
I often wonder if retirement on Mondays will be happy. I sure hope so.
Who isn’t always ready for the weekend?
Mondayest and Mondayed – 2 of me new favorite words for my least favorite day of the week.
Crocs, always getting a bad rap.
If you are on a positive, let’s start the week off on a happy note – foot… then this Monday meme is for you!
Wine a little, rather than whine.
Grumpy Cat defines Monday.
If only we could just pew pew pew the day away…
Punch Monday in the FACE.
May your clothes be comfy, your coffee strong and your Monday be short.
Never enough coffee, nor middle fingers.
Want a little happy? Bill Murray is always the answer. There is something about Bill Murray memes that are just so right.
I totally get it, kid.
Except, my make-up is not this on-point.
SMONDAY – The moment when Sunday stops feeling like Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in. This feeling is totally legit.
Hmm, I wonder what the return policy is?
As a pug owners, a Pug meme always makes me smile.
MONSLAY – I’m alive, motivated, determined and ready to slay the day. As sucky as the start of the week can be, Monday does mean that the kids go back to school. Total MOM WIN.
If you need this Monday Mug, you can buy it here.
LOTS of mascara and coffee, for sure.
Lots of excess, not a lot of goodness.
Good morning Monday. BE NICE!
I am not emotionally prepared for tomorrow to be Monday. My thought every Sunday night.
Or champagne, I don’t judge.
For the optimist.
And my mama likes everyone.
My face exactly.
Go forth and conquer. You can make it thru the week.
If you enjoyed these funny Monday memes, makes sure to share on Pinterest, Facebook and beyond!