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...]

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...]

Our Happy Family


After 8 days in the NICU, we were able to bring Mason home yesterday and we couldn't be happier! Thanks for all your kind words and thoughts and prayers for my family during this time- I truly feel so blessed! … [Read more...]

Please meet my little guy…

mason announcement

I'm excited to announce the birth of my sweet little guy, Mason. He decided not to wait til his due date and came last Wednesday, July 13th. Due to the fact that he was 6 weeks early and his lungs are premature, he is in the NICU working hard and growing every day! He is not on any machines, just a constant flow of oxygen and we anticipate having him home with our family very soon.  Thanks for all your support and well wishes at this time- and thanks for being patient with me as I try to find a … [Read more...]