DIY Sushi Recipe- California Roll


Oh my goodness....I just want to tell you how easy it actually is to make sushi. I have never really been intimidated by food and recipes, but the thought of making sushi kind of scared me a little bit. But I have to tell you, it was honestly very easy and fun to make my own DIY sushi. Lately I have created a few different "better than take-out" recipes, and sushi was the last thing on my list. I did a little research, found a great method for making sticky rice, and then I just went … [Read more...]

Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Spouse

Hot Cocoa Christmas-Traditions

Today’s post is about Christmas traditions to start with your spouse. I know it’s not Christmas yet, but it’s almost November which means I’m starting to get into planning mode. Christmas is super special for me, which means I’m planning months in advance to help create all of the magic. Traditions are super important for family unity and bonding, but they are also really important for couples and marital relationships. Marriage isn’t always easy, but taking the time to create traditions and m … [Read more...]

Shark Date Night

Shark themed date night! A date your guy will love as much as you will. Eat shark themed food, decorate victim sugar cookies and watch Shark Week or JAWS!

Hey guys! I'm Sarah, one half of the creative team at Pretty Providence. My best friend Jessica and I blog about our frugal lifestyles. We love life with a budget. You may think that sounds weird, but it's true. We love saving money on the little things because lets us put dough away for bigger goals; like traveling the world, building my dream home, hiring an in-home chef, etc. (or is it just me who wishes I never had to cook again!?) We're excited to be contributing here at Somewhat Simple … [Read more...]

Six Date Ideas for Busy Parents


Between work, kids, housekeeping and other errands, it can be difficult to find time to be alone with your spouse. But keeping the romance alive is an important part of maintaining your relationship. Here Six Date Ideas for Busy Parents to help you make the most of the brief time you have alone together. 1. Stay in for a movie night – Plan a night in with one of your favorite movies. Or, surprise your spouse by renting the first movie you saw together when you were dating. Order a pizza or g … [Read more...]

Fun Date Night Ideas

Date Ideas for Married Couples

  Since you are used to me sharing health and fitness tips and ideas, I am sure the title of this post seems unfitting. But, we are in a new year and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share some fun ideas with you today that will help you keep a happy and healthy marriage. Because having healthy relationships in our lives, especially a healthy marriage is essential and makes life a lot more FUN! If you are married or in a relationship, you … [Read more...]