How to Keep Bananas Fresh


Freshness, wrapped up. As a mom of five kids who happen to LOVE fruit, it can be hard to gauge how much the kids will eat for snacks when their appetites seem different every week. Some weeks the fruit bowl is empty 2 days after I go grocery shopping, other weeks the basket is full of overly-ripe fruit at the end of the week. Oftentimes I will buy green bananas from the store just to give us a little more time before they turn brown and mushy. But somewhere along the way, the ripening … [Read more...]

Perfect Summer Picnic PLUS a #CleanItForward GIVEAWAY!!!

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This post brought to you by Finish. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep reading & enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!!! Summer is in full-swing, and for us in Phoenix it means 3 months (or more!) of triple-digit heat. But we don't let the burning temps keep us indoors all day- we simply plan outdoor family adventures with water and ways to keep us cool. Topping our list of fun things to do is a perfect summer picnic- simple foods, fun water activities and plenty of shade. Here is how we do … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift Tags // Free Printables + Ideas

Download these mason jar gift tags for Father's Day! Free printable from Somewhat Simple!

Father's Day is basically here. Are you ready??? If not, we've got you covered: Father's Day Mason Jar Gift Tags.  Boom. Simply download whichever tag color you'd like, grab a mason jar, and fill it with Dad's favorite things! Click to download: orange tag       //       grey tag       //       green tag       //       blue tag I grabbed a super large mason jar, just because I think my husband deserves more than just a regular-sized jar. ;) But you can grab whichever size you'd like.  I … [Read more...]

Protected: June’s Free Printable!

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Blue Apron {meals to your door!}


May brings a wild and crazy schedule for our family every year. Not only is it the end of school (with plays and performances and recitals galore!), but it is also the peak of my husband's busy season at work. This year we added in a major major that we had to move out of our home to make it happen (thank goodness for wonderful in-laws)! This means a whole lot of extra driving (to two different schools), two homes to keep up, two yards to maintain, and zero spare time. Sometimes … [Read more...]