{lisa leonard designs GIVEAWAY!}

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YAY!  Another FABULOUS giveaway to start the weekend off  right! I have been in love with Lisa Leonard Designs for a long time, and literally drooled over pretty much everything she makes.  So, when they sent me the teenie tiny initials necklace I was SO SO excited!!  I have been wanting a necklace with my kids' initials on it forever, and this was {perfect}. I have a lot of kids, lol. I really am a HAPPY person, despite my lack of a smile in this picture!  I received the necklace a couple of days before I had the baby, and I really wanted to take a picture of me wearing it for this post. However...at that point I wasn't leaving the house too often, so I took these right before my … [Read more...]

{vy’s ties giveaway winner!}

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A HUGE congratulations to Mindee Holman, winner of our Vy's Ties Giveaway!  If you're Mindee, check your e-mail for more details.  :) Happy Friday, everyone!!!  XO {kierste} … [Read more...]

{portrait giveaway winner}


If your name is Tracey Froemke, then you are the lucky winner of the Silhouette Portrait, so check your e-mail!!  CONGRATS!!! Good news for the rest of you...the promo is still going strong through the 31st, with the really amazing low Silhouette Portrait Bundle deal. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions...I'm happy to help!  [email protected] {kierste} … [Read more...]

{it’s baby time} pacifier candies with somewhat simple

It's Baby Time | Candied Pacifier Cupcake Topper with Somewhat Simple | simplykierste.com

Hi everyone! I'm Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I'm happy to share a fun tutorial for you today! These little Pacifier Candy Cupcake Toppers make a cute addition to a baby shower, and they couldn't be easier to make! All you need are York Peppermint Patties, Life Savers Candies, Candied Almonds and a new or very clean glue gun. *I bought the minty Life Savers, but next time I will make it more colorful and yummier and use the fruit flavored ones. *Candied Almonds come in a huge variety of colors so you can easily match the decor of the shower you are making them for First off, heat up that glue gun! Then... 1. Melt a small area of the top of one Peppermint Patty simply by … [Read more...]

{it’s baby time} pregnancy reveal printable from craftaholics anonymous

It's Baby Time| Pregnancy Reveal Printable with Craftaholics Anonymous | simplykierste.com

Hi there! Looking for a fun, yet quirky way to reveal to your significant other that YOU'RE PREGNANT?? Well, I have the printable for you! Hi, I'm Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous® and I'm so excited that Kierste invited me over to play today! This is how I told my hubby a few months ago that we were expecting Baby #3 {due in June!} and it was hilarious! I put the saying on a bag of mini snickers {get it?} and handed it to him first thing when he walked in the door from work. It took him a few seconds {seemed like an eternity!} to process what I was telling him. When he caught on, he thought it was so funny! And loved his special treat. You could put this on his favorite treat or a … [Read more...]

{silhouette GIVEAWAY and FABULOUS promo!!!} plus a sketch pen tutorial

silhouette promo code | simplykierste.com

You guys!!! I am SO excited for this giveaway and promo!!  First of all, I LOVE giving away a Silhouette--mine is truly one of my favorite things, and I am so happy when I can share one with one of my wonderful readers!  Secondly, the deal on the Silhouette Portrait Bundle is an AMAZINGLY CRAZY low price--seriously, the lowest I've ever seen. If you've been wanting one, this is the time to snap one up! Mother's Day is around the corner, so a few hints might be in order... ☺ This month's promo is featuring Sketch Pens, which is another really fun way to utilize your Silhouette for cards, decor, and more.  I made these darling birthday cards last year for my girls, and it was the first time I … [Read more...]

{it’s baby time } easy baby blanket with gingersnap crafts

It's Baby Time | Personalized Baby Blanket with Gingersnap Crafts | simplykierste.com

Hi! I'm Ginger, & I blog over at Ginger Snap Crafts. It's a fun place where I share my easy, simple & cute crafty ideas, projects & recipes. I also have an amazing husband & 5 wild & crazy kiddos! I'm always busy doing something! It is so fun to be over here with Kierste & YOU. I am so excited for Kierste & her family! Best of luck with the new baby! My youngest will be four this summer! I can't believe it! (I need to update our family picture. ha!) So no more babies at our house! :( Buuuut lucky for me I am the oldest of 6 sisters ~ so we still have lots of babies in the family! One of my sister's just had a little baby boy ~ … [Read more...]

{vy’s ties…GIVEAWAY}


I ADORE bow ties.  To me, there isn't anything much cuter on a little boy, and I have to admit I'm obsessed.  Last year I discovered a darling etsy shop called Little Vy's, where I found the perfect yellow gingham bow ties for my twin boys for Easter.  I love dressing little boys, and adding fun bow tie or tie is one of my favorite things! I love Vy's selection of both ties and bow ties, and she has them for every occasion. My favorites are always gingham, plaids, and argyles... See?  TOTALLY cute. Vy is giving away one lucky reader a gingham neck tie AND bow tie...in their choice of color!!!  Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below! She is also giving every … [Read more...]

{it’s baby time} ruffled onesie with skip to my lou

it's baby time | ruffled onesie with skip to my  lou | simplykierste.com

Hello everyone! My name is Cindy Hopper and I blog at Skip to my Lou. I love making home made gifts and nothing is sweeter than a home made baby gift! You might enjoy browsing through my Home Made Gift Guide! This cute little ruffled onesie is a super quick and simple baby gift that you can whip up in no time. For this ruffled butt onesie no need to cut strips of fabric and finish edges. All you need is 1 -1/2 inch wide organza ribbon. Grab a onesie (a nicer quality one than I had on hand) and some ribbon and you are ready to go. Position the ribbon where you want the ruffle and measure three times the width. Repeat this for each of the three (or more) rows. I had three lengths of … [Read more...]

{it’s baby time} baby subway art with eighteen25

It's Baby Time w/ eighteen25 | simplykierste.com

Hello! It's Jennifer, Jamie and Jodie from eighteen25 here today. We are so excited for Kierste and her family as they welcome a new baby girl into their family. It's always such a special time to have a sweet newborn to snuggle and kiss on. Today we want to share with you a Mini Baby Album. We've taken a miniature version of our Baby Subway Art and turned it into an adorable accordion album that will make a special keepsake for all those sweet smelling babies in your life. SUPPLIES: • colored cardstock (we used Stonehenge by Bazzill Basics) • white cardstock • ribbon • mini subway art (download 4x6 HERE) • adhesive (we used a glue stick and glue dots) • glitter glue pen … [Read more...]