Spotlight on Jessica Downey Photo

My sweet friend is a fantastic photographer! Her pictures are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. She recently took some pictures of my little girl and I just have to share with you her talent behind the camera. Take a look: If you live in or are planning to visit AZ anytime in your life and you want your memories captured by some great pictures, I highly recommend Jessica Downey Photo. Visit Jessica's blog or website to see more of her work and while there, tell her Steph says "Hi!" … [Read more...]

Sugar Cookies

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Pizzaria Date Idea with Love Actually

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I am delighted to be posting on Somewhat Simple! Steph is such a creative blogger, crafter, name it! Today, I just wanted to share one great date idea for a Pizzaria Date to use at home (when finding a babysitter is no option for you moms...) Has anyone seen "No Reservations" with Catherine Zeta Jones? I love that movie...I especially like how it makes running a little restaurant with your love seem so romantic! This was my inspiration for today's idea. On your next date … [Read more...]

White Elephant Gift

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One of the most popular projects featured on Somewhat Simple, this White Elephant Gift is not for the faint of heart! Please only keep reading if you have a sense of humor and promise me you won't leave any negative comments. If you don't like it, walk away! :) At our Valentine's Party, we asked each couple to bring a white elephant gift. This glass block "decor" was the present Rob and I brought. It was meant to be a total joke, but ended up being the hot item of the night! So hot, in … [Read more...]

Timeout Chair!

In addition to being a full-time mom, I also have the awesome job of teaching preschool from my home 2 days a week. I love teaching and with such young kids, the preschool curriculum gives me yet another creative outlet. (Not to mention with it only being 2 days a week the stress level is non-existent, so I seriously just have so much fun with this "job.")Here is 1/2 of my fun class- aren't they cute?!The tutorial I have for you today is partly inspired by this little class of mine. Have a look … [Read more...]