Striped canvas art

My four littles share a bathroom, and until this week, and other than a shower curtain and hooks for towels, it has been completely bare. I made a super cute piece of striped canvas art to hang on the wall, and I LOVE it.  Since boys and girls are sharing the space, I went for a yellow, white, and turquoise color palette, along with a whale theme.  I am slightly obsessed with stripes right now, and I love they look on the canvas!

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fireplace makeover | airstone | simplykierste.com

{fireplace makeover using airstone: before & after}

When we bought our house the end of last summer, I knew right away that I wanted to re-do our fireplace.  I did not like the small tiles--they just weren't my style at all.. However, it's awfully hard to justify spending money to change something in a brand new house, and I wasn't sure when we would be able to do it.  So...when I was given the opportunity to try a new product called AirStone, I JUMPED at the chance to try it.  I can't wait to show you the results...they are so amazing, and I LOVE LOVE how it turned out!!

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Burlap Flag Pillow

With Memorial Day the end of May, then Flag Day on June 14th, and the 4th of July,  flag & patriotic decor can be up for awhile, which I LOVE.  Independence Day has long been my favorite holiday (next to Christmas ☺), and I get so excited when I can start decorating.  I made this darling burlap flag pillow for my front entry bench, and it's perfect! 
It's really easy to make, and I used the same method as my burlap flag bunting.  Just a couple of supplies, and you'll have your own super cute burlap flag pillow!

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enjoy life quote | simplykierste.com

{thoughts on motherhood & life}

I have six children, five of them in six years. Life is...a little crazy.

-I get funny looks in the grocery store, whether it's because I have a lot of little kids with me, or because someone is throwing a fit. 
-Cleaning up messes and trying to prevent disaster is how most of my day is spent.
-I've stopped counting how many loads of laundry I do, because I'm afraid to know.
-I hope that I get a shower...at least every other day.
-I fall into bed every night, hoping that the baby will sleep just one more hour.
-I spend more time cooking meals and cleaning them up than anything else I do.
-I rarely have a quiet moment, just a constant, dull roar in the background.
-I pack everything + the kitchen sink when I go anywhere.
-My definition of relaxation has changed from a day at the spa to just being able to sit down a read a book.
-I'm discovering that my college education hasn't necessarily prepared me for 8th grade math (I swear, they've added some stuff...), and that despite completing years of school, I get to now do it all over again.

But through it all,  I try to remember every single day...

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Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I'm so excited to share both my Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes along with a fun monthly collaboration starting today with 10 creative blogs. Each month on the 10th, the same 10 blogs will share a project around the same theme, and you can hop to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing mine. Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! SO, SO fun!  I can't wait to see what these uber talented ladies come up with, and you're not going to want to miss any of it!

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