Keeping it Simple

Monday, January 16, 2017

Time Saving Hair Products for Men- Great Clips GRIT GIVEAWAY

Does anyone else have CRAZY mornings at their house?  We have 4 kids in school, plus my husband getting ready for work- getting ready for the day is just plain crazy.  So anytime I hear about products that can help with saving time, I'm game.  My boys are growing up and starting to smell a little bit more LOL.  So they like to shower in the mornings, which means that we basically have 4 boys showering every morning and getting ready.  Luckily for me Great Clips has an affordable and great product line for men called GRIT.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

15+ Valentine's Day Craft Ideas {MMM #364 Block Party}

Did you know that Valentine's Day is just a month away??  It's going to be here before we know it and I'm sure that I will be scrambling to get things down before I know it :).  So to help you stay ahead of the game, here are some great ideas to make for Valentine's Day. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How to Build a Shiplap In a Master Bedroom For $100

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This past weekend we decided to give our master bedroom a face lift and I am so glad that we did.  I think that the master bedroom should feel like a spa/retreat so when you have had a really long day, you can go and relax in it and enjoy the space around you.  Well our master bedroom was far from a retreat.  It looked fine in there but nothing like this.  It only took a couple days to do and cost about $100 (for the wall, not the decor) and I am absolutely in love with it!  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken- From Frozen to Finished in 30 Minutes

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I am loving my new Instant Pot!  If you just got one recently, then you should check out my first post about it, I give a VERY detailed tutorial on how to cook frozen chicken in it! Teriyaki chicken is one of our absolute favorite recipes.  It's my oldest son's favorite ever and I think he could eat half of it if I let him :).  I love this recipe because it is easy and I usually have all the ingredients on hand at all times, the only down fall from the old ones was that I would have to thaw out chicken and I suck at remembering to do that in the middle of the day.  Using the Instant Pot I can make it in about 30 minutes and that is with starting with FROZEN chicken!  How awesome is that?!  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Quilt and Blanket Ideas {MMM #363 Block Party}

Here in my part of central Washington it's been below freezing for WEEKS...and we've got more snow coming down today.  All I want to do is curl up in a quilt with a mug of hot cocoa until it warms up a little.  So I thought I'd share some quilty inspiration, especially since lots of us are getting back to some of our bigger quilt ambitions since the holidays are over.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Made in Less Than 30 Minutes- How to with Major Hand Holding

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For Christmas this year I bought myself an Instant Pot pressure cooker and let me tell you- I am in LOVE with it!  Seriously this little machine is a major GAME CHANGER!  I love my crock pot but a lot of times I am out and about in the middle of the day, the time when I am supposed to put food into the crock pot and so it just doesn't happen.  Well this little machine does recipes in less than an hour and they are as easy as the crock pot meals!  The thing that I am MOST excited about with this pressure cooker is being able to cook FROZEN chicken in less than 30 minutes (that is start to finish!) because I SUCK at reminding to thaw out chicken and/or buying raw chicken.  I have so many recipes that call for cooked chicken and I love them but I don't so much make them, because I just plan forget to get the chicken ready.  So most likely this is how I will use the Instant Pot most often.  

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lots of Fun Food Ideas {MMM #362 Block Party}

Happy New Year! I thought we'd celebrate with a lot of fun food ideas.
Fun food crafts recipes and more

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top Posts of 2016

Isn't it crazy that this year is almost over?!  I don't know what happened in this year, I look back and think about all the crazy things that have happened over the year.  We have done a lot and it has been a good year but also a rough one.  I'm excited to start a new year and to see what it brings for us!

I have been blogging for 7 years now and I have a LOT of things that I have made.  It's always fun to see what posts do well and what ones don't do as well.  I just wanted to share with you the Top 10 posts of the past year, the ones that were popular :).

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Things to get Cozy with {MMM #361 Block Party}


I hope this week finds you warm and comfy! As Christmas fades it feels like we don't have SO many things to do and we can relax and get a little cozy for a bit, doesn't it?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

DIY Etched Personalized Christmas Glasses

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Last year I started a family tradition for our family.  Instead of getting holiday dishes, we are making our own!  And each year we add to them just a little bit at a time.  Last year we started with the plates (which I absolutely love!) and now this year we did the glasses.  I think eventually we will do a dessert plate and then a placemat and that will probably be about it :).  I love how these glasses turned out!  I let my kids each pick out a design/shape and then they helped me put the vinyl on, but then I did the rest.