10 Back to School Ideas


Can you believe summer is almost done?! For some of you, school has already started and for others it will begin sooner than you know it! School for us starts on August 8th, and I will have a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner- I can't believe it! I have had so much fun this summer, but it has gone way too fast!  Today I wanted to share some Back to School ideas to help spark some creativity as we prepare to send our kiddos back to the classroom! 1. Free printable lunch tags from Alphamom 2. … [Read more...]

Summer Declutter Workshop- Week 4 of 4

summer declutter workshop

Welcome to Week 4 of the Summer Declutter (if you're new here, it's not too late to start, grab a freebie printable checklist here) We've got one more week to clean a hot spot in our homes, so let's get started! This week my hot spot is my kitchen bill paying "center" -  also known as where the paper gets stashed.  I have created a system that works for us for organizing the paper clutter, but life has gotten busy, and  a couple piles have emerged.  So, I turned on a favorite show, poured some … [Read more...]

Strawberry Julius


On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than a great chilly drink. A couple of weeks ago Hubby and I made a stop at Orange Julius. I hadn't been there in years. So good. We have a copycat Orange Julius recipe at home and we have made it tons over the years. However, our little impromptu trip to Orange Julius reminded me that they also sell Strawberry Julius. Oh it was heaven! I immediately set out to put together a recipe for this delightful drink so that I could have endless yumminess in my … [Read more...]

Christmas in July with Free Printable

summer of service

Hey there Somewhat Simple Readers! I'm Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil' Luna. I've tried to make it a place where anyone could come to find recipes, tutorials, printables, ideas and more for any and all occasions. Come check it out! I'm so happy to be here as part of Steph's "Summer of Service." What a great idea, right? I don't know about you but it's sometimes hard to think about service during this HOT and BUSY {more like CRAZY since the kiddos are home} time of year. But that's … [Read more...]

Damask Cookies Using a Projector

using a projector to create damask print cookies

It's wedding season! So it's time to take our cookies from cute to classy. Decorated sugar cookies aren't just for kids' parties and holidays. They are perfect for a "wow" factor at a wedding! I got the chance to make some damask decorated cookies for a family wedding recently.  There was another touch of damask on the table, so these went perfectly with the decor.  The plate was also set on top of one my cake stands, painted black.  It looked great! If you are an artist, then you will … [Read more...]

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