An Organized Summer: Summer Schedule 2016 | Free Printable | simplykierste.com

An Organized Summer with the 2016 Summer Schedule {Free Printable}

It startled me when I was doing my planning for the coming week when I realized it’s going to be May!  How did that happen? Not that I’m complaining–the weather has been fabulous, the sun is shining, and spring is in the air!  But it also means that summer is on the horizon, and even…

Easy & Adorable Personalized Mother's Day Gifts | simplykierste.com

6 Easy & Adorable Personalized Mother’s Day Ideas

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts my favorites are the ones that capture my kids’ childhood in some way.  I love using their sweet handprints and footprints, as well as their artwork and handwriting to make handmade gifts that I know my mom will treasure.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share these easy…

Handprint Dishtowels | simplykierste.com

Handprint Dishtowels

There is just something about handprints that I love.  They capture a moment in time that is so precious, and I treasure them as tangible pieces of their childhood.  What’s even better is when you have a reason to look at those adorable handprints all of the time? I created the cutest Handprint Dishtowels that…

A Day of Less Dishes | Mother's Day Gift & Printable | simplykierste.com

Less Dishes for Mom: Mother’s Day Gift & Printable

When I think of what I really want on Mother’s Day, my list would most likely have “no laundry”, “all the cooking done”, and “no dishes” on it.  I’m pretty sure that all moms would appreciate any of these things as a Mother’s Day gift, but I’ve got you covered when it comes to the no…

Family Tree Illustration by Sarah Nielsen | simplykierste.com

Family Tree Illustration GIVEAWAY {by Sarah Nielsen Art}

When I lived in Texas, I was fortunate enough to meet and get to know one of the most talented artists I’ve ever seen.  She’s super creative, and pretty much amazing all the way around. Even my kids benefited from her, and from the awesome summer classes she offered for art and creative writing (and…

Thanks a Bunch Printable Gift Tag for Flowers | simplykierste.com

Thanks a Bunch! Printable Gift Tags for Flowers

I found the most vibrant yellow tulips this weekend, and they are the epitome of spring.  Just looking at them made me so happy, and I knew that not only would they be perfect for my kitchen table, but also to give to a friend so spread some of that happiness!! I created a few of…

Some Bunny Loves You | An Easter Service Idea | simplykierste.com

Some Bunny Loves You! An Easter Service Idea

One of our favorite things to do as a family during the holidays is to take treats to friends & neighbors secretly–ringing the doorbell, running as fast as we can, and getting away before we’re spotted.  We love it so much, and it’s so fun to be able to spread a little cheer to those…

Easy & Adorable Oreo Chicks | simplykierste.com

Easy & Adorable Oreo Chicks

Since my kids love helping in the kitchen so much, I’m always looking for fun & easy projects we can do together, especially during the holidays.  We first made these adorable Oreo Chicks several years ago, and they’re still such a favorite! It makes a great activity (and treat!) for Family Night, and we usually…

Bloom Where You're Planted Print | 11x14, 8x10, 5x7 sizes | simplykierste.com

Bloom Where You’re Planted Prints: 5×7, 8×10, 11×14

We’ve lived in three states in three years with major cross-country moves involved each time, and there’s been a lot of uprooting and replanting. It can be difficult to start over, and each of us has experienced “growing” pains along the way. With another move to our new house coming up this summer, one of our family’s…

Bloom Where You're Planted | Free Printable Tag & Gift Ideas | simplykierste.com

Bloom Where You’re Planted: Housewarming Gift Idea

A good friend of mine just moved into her new house, and I wanted to drop by a little something to help her celebrate. With spring on the horizon, potted flowers were the just the thing for a housewarming gift idea!  I added a few extra touches, including a super cute watercolor printable tag that reads…

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