Spooky Halloween Sign

Simple Halloween Sign-5581

Hi! It's Kendra here, from My Insanity with a "somewhat simple" and somewhat spooky Halloween sign. This actually came together really quickly and really inexpensively! I started with a scrap piece of beadboard left over from another project that was headed for the garbage (FREE!). The great thing about Halloween is you want it to be a little rough around the edges, so most any old scrap could work. It happened to be the perfect length for these vinyl words I had purchased at Hobby Lobby at … [Read more...]

Reinventing Fabulous: Decorating for Less

upcycled painted thrift finds

Hey y'all! It's me, Jen, from Scissors and Spatulas! It's been awhile since my last post on Somewhat Simple, but I'm so glad to be back! What do the items above have in common? They cost next-to-nothing to create! I've said it before and I'll say it again, decorating or re-decorating does not have to cost a lot!  There are so many options for decorating without breaking the bank. Today I want introduce you to "reinventing fabulous," or transforming old items into something new and fabulous. … [Read more...]

Printable Bookmarks + Bookplates


To coordinate with the Back to School Reading Log I shared with you last month and continuing on with the book theme, I have two more freebies today- printable bookmarks and bookplates!  Don't you just love this quote from Dr. Seuss? It's one of my favorites. And here are the bookplates: You can click here to download both of these file. I hope you enjoy these! Feel free to pin this image: This post was written by Rebecca Cooper, a past contributor of Somewhat Simple and the author … [Read more...]

Cardigan Vest

Cardigan Vest Tutorial Picture

 We are excited to be here again at Somewhat Simple and this month we have a super fast, super simple project that you can make for only $1. (That's right $1.) Over the past few months I've noticed women around town wearing long, knit, cardigan style vests...and I wanted one...but I was really pregnant...and anything with a belt wasn't in the cards...until now! Finally this week I was able to make myself a copy of what I've been envying. Here's what it looks like: And here is how to make … [Read more...]

Kitchen Deep Cleaning + Printable


I've been doing a little extra deep cleaning in my kitchen over the past week or so, so I made a printable to keep track of my progress.  Fall is a great time to get to the cleaning that was neglected over the summer. With the holidays coming up, I'd rather have my cupboards and appliances cleaned now rather than waiting until the week of Thanksgiving when I'd rather be cooking.  Maybe your kitchen could use a little extra cleaning this fall too. Use this sheet and keep track of all cleaning … [Read more...]