{crockpot green enchilada tostadas}

Crockpot Green Enchiladas | simplykierste.com

WHAT a crazy week!  I'm sure you can all relate to the feeling of a list so long you need a list for your lists, lol.  Part of the craziness is due to it being garage sale weekend--my friend and I have one every spring, and I LOVE it.  It's a lot of work, but totally worth it (more on that later). Dinners have had to be quick and easy this week, and I tried a new crockpot recipe that was a huge hit by the voting majority (which is a miracle in and of itself).  It started out as a green enchilada recipe from my friend Erica that I had been wanting to try, but needed to cut out some time.  Enter in the crockpot, and a new family favorite... Green Enchilada Tostadas 4 chicken … [Continue reading...]

Ice Pop Holders

ice pop holders | simplykierste.com

I have had ice pop holders on my list forever. I don't know why I haven't done it before now, because my kids are obsessed with frozen Gogurts and are always asking for a rag to wrap around it. Well, now that ice pop season is here (anyone else call them Otter Pops?), it was time to get them done. I just love these, and my kids do too. They keep those cute little hands from freezing, and they look pretty darn cute at the same time! This is a super quick and simple project...the best kind! ITEMS YOU NEED: felt hot glue heat transfer material OR fabric & heat 'n bond DIRECTIONS: 1. I used felt, because it's easy to cut out, holds its shape, and is really durable. Plus … [Continue reading...]

{beadboard tags}


My husband was out of town on Mother's Day, so we celebrated this past Sunday. I {love} Mother's Day, because it means no cooking, my favorite meals, and reading in bed all afternoon. This year I was also surprised with something else...My husband got all crafty on me, and made these DARLING tags cut out of beadboard.  He had the kids draw/write on 3 labels (address labels) each, then applied them to the backside of the beadboard.  He even mod podged them on for a clear protective coat!  After drilling holes in the top of each tag, he used ribbon to tie each tag on to a piece of jute.It is one of my favorite things.  I absolutely love it.Other ideas?  *I think … [Continue reading...]

{friday favorites}


Okay, so I know it's Saturday, but since blogger has been doing crazy things over the past few days, I'm just now able to get this posted! I have a few favorite things right now...Let's start with food, lol.Chobani Pineapple Greek YogurtOut of all the flavors, this is definitely my most favorite.  It tastes like a creamy Pina Colada, and I eat it almost every morning.  With 14 grams of protein, it's perfect for breakfast, after a run, or just when you're wanting something yummy. Oh,and I'm pretty sure I break all the yogurt rules by stirring my yogurt and fruit together, but I think it's much better that way. :)..... Edy's Key Lime Pie Frozen YogurtIf you're a key lime pie lover … [Continue reading...]

{DIY framed corkboard}


When I made these coat hooks for my mudroom, I knew I needed something to go above them to fill that empty space. I thought it would be nice to have a place where I could leave messages to my kids on their way out the door, or a note for my husband to see on his way in or out.I thought a cork board would be perfect, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I came up with an answer...a DIY cork board made from an old frame, including the glass! I {LOVE} it!  I spent less than $8, and it's exactly what I wanted! DIY Framed CorkboardITEMS YOU NEED: frame with glass intact (or piece of cardboard cut to fit frame)roll of cork, or cork squaresE-6000 liquid adhesiveDIRECTIONS: … [Continue reading...]

{fabulous find}


Heavy trash day is my favorite day of the month.  Look what I found on my way to church yesterday...I {LOVE} it.  Seriously love it.  As soon as I saw this chair on the side of the road, I knew it had to be mine. Now I'm just trying to decide whether or not to paint it. That old weathered wood is fabulous, but I also have this vision of a distressed red--a pop of color for my front porch.What do you think? … [Continue reading...]