Keeping it Simple

Sunday, August 21, 2016

16 Brilliant Back To School Ideas {MMM #344 Block Party}

Whether your kids have already adjusted to their back-to-school schedule and are all settled in to their new class routine...or you're like us and will be starting school this coming week (or the next), you'll love these Back-to-School Ideas we've rounded up...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

16 Awesome Projects for Book Worms {MMM #343 Block Party}

I cannot believe it's back-to-school season already (woohoo!!). To soften the blow a bit I thought I'd share some of the best crafts for bookworms.
Must see projects for book worms. Great book inspired crafts and book lists.

Monday, August 8, 2016

3 Cheese Chicken Parmesan with Ragu Homestyle Sauce


Finding a meal that everyone in the family likes is not always an easy task, especially for our family.  We have a couple really picky eaters and the second they see something new they immediately start frowning and asking what it is.  Does that happen to anyone else?  Every time for us.  Well this recipe was a new one for our family and they did their usually frowning, until they tried it.  My two picky eaters both went for seconds, I was so pleased!  Everything about this chicken parmesan is great, but the Ragu Homestyle sauce really takes it to the next level!  It is oh so yummy! 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

12 Cake Recipes {MMM #342 Block Party}

"How about cake? Everybody loves cake!" My husband says that in his best Donkey (Eddie Murphy in Shrek) voice anytime I say I'm hungry and I don't know what I want. He makes me laugh...and he makes me hungry for cake! I rounded up 12 delicious cake recipes from you guys and the hosts this week, hopefully you'll find something to curb your cake cravings!Let them eat cake! 12 cake recipes and ideas

Thursday, August 4, 2016

WFM Unlimited Text, Talk & Data Plan and DIY Angry Birds Giant Game


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #AngryForSavings  #CollectiveBias  


With school starting soon, you may be on the hunt for a new cell phone for one of your kids.  That is what we are doing right now since our oldest will be in (gulp) middle school!!  Not sure how that happened because I still remember him going to kindergarten and it felt like yesterday.  Now that he is going be to in middle school I am really starting to think about getting him a phone.  He will be walking to and from school and with all of his sports and other clubs, it would be super nice to be able to get a hold of him through out the day.  We have used Walmart Family Mobile before and have had really good experiences with it.  Well they just got even better and I can't wait to use it for my son! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Non Traditional Burgers, Fries and Hot Dogs {MMM #341 Block Party}


I love a good barbecue, especially in the summer time!  As much a love the regular hot dogs, hamburgers and fries, I like to change things up and eat something that is a little different.  So here are 12 recipes for some nontraditional burgers, fries and hot dogs. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Boys' Game Room Bedroom Decor: Xbox and Nintendo Controller Canvases


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I have 4 boys so sooner or later I knew that I needed a game room.  Right now we are using all of our rooms for bedrooms but we have one big room that is a bedroom/play room.  A couple of weeks ago we had about 10 kids in this room and decided that it was time to turn the bedroom into a bedroom/game room.  My boys love video games (like most boys do) so instead of fighting them on it, I am making it more fun for them.  Because no matter what, they are going to play them, so I might as well have it be at my house so I can choose the games that they play :).  So we turned their Minecraft room into a "game room" theme.  So we have a  Minecraft, Pokemon, Nintendo, Xbox and Mario theme going on.  So far I am loving (and my boys are too) the things that I have made for their room.  Here are some super simple Xbox and Nintendo controller canvases that I made for their room.  


Sunday, July 24, 2016

26 Delicious Peach Recipes {MMM #340 Block Party}

With Peach season upon us, I thought we could all use some fresh new peach ideas...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Laminate Wardrobe Redo with Paint and Pokemon Decals


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With all of this talk about PokemonGo this past week, I have Pokemon on my brain.  Pokemon is not a new thing at our house, two years ago we all went as Pokemon for Halloween and back in the day when it was new, I enjoyed watching and playing it with  my nephews.  With fours boys, there's no surprise that we like Pokemon at our house :).  This past weekend we decided that we needed to change up my boys' bedroom.  Their bedroom is Minecraft themed, but I want it to be game themed instead.  We are going to have it be a bedroom but also a game room too with video games and things like that.  So I am keeping some Minecraft stuff in there but also added Pokemon and eventually some Nintendo stuff too.  I have been wanting to redo these wardrobes for a long time, I hated the color of them but I knew that painting laminate can be tricky.  So instead of just painting them, I gave them some Pokemon decals too.  


Sunday, July 17, 2016

12 Geeky Crafts, DIY, Recipes and More {MMM #339 Block Party}

It's a good time to be into geeky things! Between Pokemon Go and getting ready for my annual Happy Harry Potter series I'm feeling great in my Geeky element.
Great Geeky crafts, DIYs, recipes and more. From Harry Potter to Pokemon Go and Doctor Who there's something for all nerds.