Keeping it Simple

Sunday, December 4, 2016

15+ Peppermint Recipes {MMM #358 Block Party}

'Tis the season for peppermint recipes!
Over 15 delicious peppermint recipes. Perfect for Christmas desserts and gifts

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Beautiful DIY Gift Ideas {MMM #357 Block Party}

Now that Thanksgiving has wrapped up, it's time to get serious about making holiday gifts! Handmade and DIY gifts are my favorite to give AND to receive.
diy-gift-ideas 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Charity Packets #LighttheWorld


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mormon.org.  All opinions, content and ideas are 100% my own. 

I think all of us have been driving around town and seen a homeless person or someone who is less fortunate on the side of the road with a sign asking for money or food.  And I think all of us want to do something about it but either don't have cash or anything to give.  Well this year I have decided that I am going to act on those feelings and be prepared to help them out when I can.  It can be as simple as always having cash in your car or making something like these charity packets.  These packets are super easy to make and then just have in your car for when you see someone on the side of the road. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I was given product in exchange for this post and hosting a giveaway.  All opinions are 100% my own.

It crazy to think about how many hours we spend in our beds, either just hanging out or sleeping.  It is a crazy amount of time.  So it is very important to have quality products that we sleep on. I sleep on a regular, cheap pillow and I always wonder why I have a stiff neck when I wake up in the morning.  Well duh, it is the cheap pillow.  When I was sent the pillows from the sleep wellness bundle from Brentwood Home, I was excited to try them out!  So far so good and I'm excited to say that one lucky winner is going to get to try them out too :). 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

20+ DIY Christmas Decorations {MMM #357 Block Party}

I know that it's not Thanksgiving yet, but it's time to at least start thinking about Christmas decorations, especially if you are thinking about making them!  Here are some great DIY decor ideas that you can make this holiday season. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

How to Build a Sofa Table for Only $30


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A couple weeks ago I decided that it was time to change up some decor in my loft area.  I started ripping things off the wall and rearranging things for it.  Then I got a nice big window for the area, put my cute yellow wreath on it and tried to make my existing cabinet work, but it looked bad.  So I looked all around town and online for a sofa table that would work for the space.  I found several but they all seemed to be $100+ or the wrong size or wrong color.  So I decided that I would make a table instead.  Usually I design furniture and then my husband and I build it together.  Well this time I decided I wanted to try building it myself, and I did!  I made this table 100% on my own :).  If I can make it, then you can too, especially since I am going to give you step by step instructions.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rustic Christmas Decor- DIY Wooden Box


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

Christmas is my favorite season.  I just love everything about it!  But I especially love the smells of it.  It's amazing how many memories are triggered by smells.  Just today I was walking out of a grocery store and I smelled something that completely sent me back to my 6th grade year at school and it was great.  I love when my house smells amazing and it reminds me of all the memories from my childhood.  Christmas was so magical when I was a kid and I want to remember those days.  My mom always had pine cones during the holiday season to start the fires in our fireplace, so whenever I see and smell pine cones I think about home.  So when I saw the limited edition Glade® Timeless Joy™ scent,  I knew that I wanted to get it.  It inspired me to have more of a rustic theme for Christmas this year to bring me joy this season, even when it gets stressful.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Reindeer Cookie Dough Truffles

The holidays are coming and so that means it's time for baking!!  One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to make festive and fun treats with and for my kids!  We always have a blast when we do it together.  We made these fun little reindeer cookie dough truffles together and the kids had so much fun making and eating them!  They all were so excited to use cookie dough in them because they all LOVE cookie dough!  

Sunday, November 13, 2016

35+ Crowd Pleasing Recipes for Thanksgiving {MMM #356 Block Party}

Whether you're hosting the whole Thanksgiving Dinner this year or you've been assigned to bring a side dish or dessert, you're sure to find something to fit everyone's taste.  There's everything from traditional to unique, and vegan to bacon wrapped chicken.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Style Frame- Oh Happy Day


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This past week I made my very first piece of furniture all by myself!! My husband and I usually do it together but this time around I wanted to try to do it all, and I'm so excited about it (it's not quite ready yet but trust me, you'll know when it's done cuz I will post it that day!) **Update, I finished it and you can find it here.**  Since I just built a new table, I needed to figure out what I wanted to put on it.  A whole new surface to decorate, I was super excited!  I love all the farmhouse style frames because they are so easy to make and super cute.  So I decided to put my own take on them, and this what I came up with :).