Notes for the Babysitter- Free Download

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With all the kids at home this summer every second of the day, sometimes we need to hire a babysitter and get out of the house once in a while, right? Here is a free printable download of Notes for the Babysitter, so you can leave your kids with someone you trust and have one less thing to worry about! Please feel free to print it out and use it as many times as you would like! I made a colorful version and a black & white version Download the color PDF here. Download the black and … [Read more...]

Build a Quick and Clever Lego Tray

Build Your Own Lego Tray

Hello and happy Tuesday lovely readers! I'm Jen from The House of Wood and I'm so thrilled to share my very first DIY post with you here on Somewhat Simple! Let's be friends, it'll be fun. So this is what I was up to this past weekend... Karen, one of my good friends, just celebrated her son's 3rd birthday on Saturday. He's a big Lego fan, so I thought this cute and clever Lego tray that Jaime from That's My Letter made would be the perfect birthday gift. I had some scrap wood, paint, and p … [Read more...]

How to Make an Easy Tote


This summer I decided it was time to teach my kids how to sew. Our first project was this easy tote we made to hold all of our library books. Making one of these bags is as easy as sewing a straight line- and my kids LOVED learning how to use my sewing machines! Easy, useful project + happy kids= SUCCESS! They are having so much fun doing it all on their own! Here is how to make them: Materials Needed:  2 pieces of fabric that are the same size. Ribbon for the handles Sewing … [Read more...]