6 Easy & Adorable Personalized Mother’s Day Ideas

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

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 & adorable Mother's Day ideas with you! DIY Personalized Notepaper We've been making personalized notepaper for many years, and it's hand down one of our favorites...and my mom's! It's super easy to make, and it's such an adorable way to feature your kids' artwork! Handprint Apron This is a perfect gift for a mom or grandma who loves to be … [Read more...]

Handprint Dishtowels

Handprint Dishtowels | simplykierste.com

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 are perfect for proudly displaying in your kitchen, and they're also perfect for Mother's Day, which is right around the corner! SO cute! I made a set of six dishtowels--one for each of my kids.  I just keep staring at those cute little fingers, I love them so much. I can't wait to use them in my new kitchen! This is a very quick project, and you can change the colors and … [Read more...]

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

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

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 dishes part of things! What mom wouldn't love a night off of doing dishes?  I know I would! I've always loved this idea of giving a mom the night off from dishes, and this year I decided to go ahead and make up a fun printable to go with it. It's the perfect gift for any mom in your life--a brand new mom, friends, ladies you visit, neighbors, teachers, sisters, and your mom and mother-in-law! It's … [Read more...]

Heart Thumbprint Platter

Heart-shaped fingerprints on a serving platter make an adorable gift! | simplykierste.com

I can never resist a really cute serving platter, but when you add adorable little thumbprints, there really is nothing cuter! I absolutely adore my Heart Thumbprint Platter, and it makes me happy every time I look at it! So adorable, right? Not only is it darling, but it captures a moment in time that is so fleeting--it won't be long before their fingerprints will be bigger. I love it. It would also make the perfect gift for grandparents and anyone who loves your kids! It would also be super cute Valentine's Day decor--place it on a mantel, or the kitchen counter, on a shelf...anywhere! My six kids fit perfectly on this rectangular platter, but you could do round, square, … [Read more...]

The World’s Best Supermom Letter!

The World's Best Supermom Letter | simplykierste.com

Hi everyone! It's Kiki from Kiki and Company back to share a new printable with you for this month. After designing and getting this printable ready, I realized that I made a letter for you last month, so NEXT month I PROMISE to give you something else! haha. I LOVE celebrating moms and motherhood. As the 3rd of 5 children myself, helping my mom to realize the great impact she has had in my life is so important to me. As a mother of 5 children, I also LOVE hearing from each of my kids on Mother's Day. Today, I will make that a little bit easier with a letter to the World's Best Supermom (that's you)! It's a simple fill-in-the-blank letter that the smallest to the largest child can … [Read more...]

DIY personalized notepaper

DIY personalized notepaper | Perfect for Mother's Day, teacher gifts, and more! |simplykierste.com

With Mother's Day coming up, and the end of school on the horizon, gifts for mom and teacher gifts are definitely on the mind.  I've got a really fun solution for you--for both of them! More than ten years ago, we made my mom personalized notepaper for Mother's Day.  It was a huge hit, and from that point on, it has been highly requested time and time again.  It is one of my favorite gifts to give for so many occasions and people--it makes an awesome teacher gift and it's perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, and even wedding and hostess gifts.  My sister served as a missionary for our church several years ago, and we made a set for her for one of her birthdays while she was … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Bookmarks

Easy & Adorable DIY Bookmarks | simplykierste.com

There are affiliate links within this post. I hosted a book exchange party a few weeks ago, and it was SO SO fun.  It's been one of my favorite parties over the years, and I was excited to have new friends over and carry on the tradition here.  I promise I will share all the details about the party soon, but today I'm sharing the adorable & easy DIY bookmarks I made for the party favors.  SO easy, SO fast, and SO dang cute! I just love them.  And I'm not kidding when I tell you I made each one in less than a minute!  Only a few supplies, a few minutes, and you can have adorable bookmarks for yourself or for gifts. Or both. :) How fun to give these to teachers, friends or neighbors … [Read more...]

Fortune Cookie Gift Tags & Free Printable {Mother’s Day and Friendship}

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Can I just say that chocolate-dipped fortune cookies are SUPER yummy?  ☺ I work with the young children at my church, and we like to have the kids give something to their moms on Mother's Day.  I've always loved the fortune cookie gift idea, and I thought it would be perfect for all of the lovely mothers of our cute Primary kids.  We have almost 200 kids, so we always need to come up with something that will work for a large group.  That's one of the reasons I love this idea so much--it's easily adaptable for numbers--whether you need a bunch of them, or just a few, it works! And the tags...once I got started I couldn't stop! I made some for mothers, grandmothers, friends, and even visiting … [Read more...]

Footprint Stool

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This adorable footprint stool remains one of my most favorite projects to date.  I just love and cherish those darling footprints, and I will always get to remember them! This is such an easy project, but one that will be treasured. It's a perfect gift for any mother or grandmother! I had a wooden stool that had been a staple in our house for years, but it was needing a little face lift. I thought of all the little feet that have and will step on that stool, and I knew just what I wanted to do. My kids' footprints added the perfect touch, and I will be able to look at those darling feet forever! The smallest two feet are my baby boys--they are twins, but you'd never be able to tell by … [Read more...]

{juice can lid magnets}

juice can lid magnets | simplykierste.com

 Y'all know that I love simple projects--ones that don't take a long time, are easy to do, but are darling, all at the same time!  These juice can lid magnets fit the bill for each of those things, I love them! I have a large magnet board hanging above the kids' backpack hooks, and I really wanted and needed some magnets for it.  Enter in...juice can lids!  I've used them for so many projects, and I LOVE them.  These literally took less than 10 minutes to make--love that! These would be so cute in a locker, on a fridge or magnet board, or anywhere magnetic! Use photos instead of paper for an even more personalized look or gift.  I used ampersands, but you could also use initials--one … [Read more...]