Keeping it Simple

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Last Minute Halloween Ideas {MMM #353 Block Party}

Halloween is in a week, are you ready for it??  I am not!  Good thing there are lots of good last minute ideas here :). 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Letter to my Tween Son- Yoplait Go Big

Teens and tweens are amazing.  The things that they have to go through nowadays and the way that they excel is just plain awesome.  The way that they get around a computer or mobile device is just crazy, they know much more about them than I do!  Yoplait is challenging us to take a look at our tween/teens and tell them how amazing they are! 

My son is awesome and amazing.  He is such a sweet and sensitive boy who is kind and friendly.  He is the oldest of 5 kids and he doesn't have the easiest job since he is a major help around the house.  When the other kids get to play, he sometimes has to work to help me out and he does such a good job at it!  He is growing up so fast and becoming a fun, responsible and sweet young man.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How to Build a Shiplap Wall for $75

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We have been redoing our downstairs for the past year and I am LOVING all the changes that we have done!  It's been so fun to watch it transform to a very bright kitchen!  We have loved everything about it!!  Well I wanted to add one more thing to our dining room to really make it pop, so we decided to add a shiplap wall and it's so awesome!! It was an easy project (it only took a couple of evenings) and it cost us LESS than we expected (that never happens!).   I so badly want to do our master bedroom now because I love it so much! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

14 Halloween DIY Costumes {MMM #352 Block Party}

Do you make your own Halloween costumes?  Here are 14 great ideas!

Monday, October 10, 2016

DIY My Little Pony Fluttershy Equestria Girls Costume

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My little girl is obsessed with My Little Pony.  She just loves it and I knew when it was time to come up with a Halloween costume that she would want to be a Little Pony for Halloween. Of course she picked one that is as popular, Fluttershy.  Fluttershy is her favorite because she is nice and kind and shy, just like she is!  It melted my heart when she told me that because that is just like her.  I decided that I didn't want to do a full pony costume and since they already have the pony as girls (the Equestria Girls) that would be the easiest way to make the costume.  So that is what we did and she LOVES her costume and she can't wait to go trick or treating with it! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

10+ Party Food Recipes {MMM #351 Block Party}

Party food is my absolute favorite type of food. I love dips, and chips, and wings and bite sizes tastes of all sorts.
So many delicious Party food recipes. Appetizers, chips and dip, wings meatballs and more

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kids Halloween Party Ideas- Games and Crafts

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Halloween is coming soon and it's time to start planning the parties!  Whether you are having a home party or a class parties, Oriental Trading is the way to go!  Seriously, they have the cutest stuff and they have a variety of things.  I decided to throw a quick little Halloween party for my kids and their friends and it was a blast!  They have games, crafts, costumes, candies and more!  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Wreath Ideas {MMM #350 Block Party}

Fall is one of the best times to decorate, all the pumpkins, pretty leaves, natural elements and of course the spooky ghosts, mummies and skeletons that we can find to haunt our doorways! I love a good fall wreath, so here are 8 DIY fall wreath ideas to inspire you.

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 General Conference Kids Activity- Prophets and Apostles Memory Game

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General Conference is coming up this weekend!  So for the lesson in my primary class we talked about prophets, so I thought it would be fun to make a game out for it.  It worked out really well for the lesson and I think it will be good for General Conference this weekend too.  I think I will play because I still need to learn the new apostles' names :). 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

30+ Pumpkin Recipes and Crafts {MMM #349 Block Party}

It is officially fall and it is finally feeling and looking like it!  Now that the leaves are changes and the weather is a little cooler, I am ready for every pumpkin!  Here are lots of yummy and fun recipes and crafts to get you ready for fall!  We just went to our first pumpkin patch this weekend and picked up some fun pumpkins for my porch and now I want to get all of my decor out and get all decked out in orange!