Blendtec Blender GIVEAWAY!

Blendtec Blender Giveaway | simplykierste.com

This post is sponsored by Blendtec. All opinions are 100% mine. ----- Happy Monday, and Happy December!  Today we're celebrating with a really exciting giveaway...a Blendtec Blender!!! And not just one blender...this is an awesome blog hop giveaway, with FOUR blenders, and FOUR winners!!!  Make sure you head on over to Or So She Says, The Crafting Chicks, and Freebies 2 Deals to enter there too! I promise, you'll want to enter more than once, for a better chance to win an awesome blender:  a Certified Refurbished Total Blender Classic!  There is also a coupon in our awesome Holiday Hot List for the same blender--which will save you $100 and it has a 7 year warranty! To receive your … ...read more

FREE Chalkboard Christmas Card Templates

Chalkboard Christmas Card Template | simplykierste.com

I first posted these in 2013, but updated them for the 2014 season...and I included all the directions to add your own text!  If you have any questions, please let me know! Sending and receiving cards is one of my favorite things about the holiday season, and I love making them each year to send to our friends and family. Today I thought I would share some free Chalkboard Christmas Card templates in case you wanted to use them too!  And guess what...NO PHOTOSHOP REQUIRED!!  ☺  It's super easy, and I'm going to show you how! You'll need to head to Pic Monkey, which is a free online photo editor. This is seriously just a couple of steps people, EASY and CUTE! I'm going to use my … ...read more

Black Friday CASH GIVEAWAY!!!

Black Friday Cash Giveaway | simplykierste.com

I'm continuing this week of giveaways, and today is SO exciting! To help you with the holidays, I teamed with 30 blogging friends to give you a $400 Cash giveaway! You read that right! $400 of CASH for one lucky winner right before the holidays!! All you have to have is a PayPal account where we can send you the money and enter below for your chance to win this Black Friday Cash Giveaway! Giveaway rules: Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner must have valid PayPal address to claim winnings. Winning entry WILL BE VERIFIED and if incomplete the entry is void and a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway will be open on Black Friday, November 28th-December 5th at midnight. … ...read more

A Silhouette Black Friday Event! (Prices good through December 8th)

Silhouette Black Friday Event | simplykierste.com

  Are you ready for a Silhouette Black Friday Event???!!!   It's that time again...Black Friday 2014!  It's hands down the best sale of the year when it comes to Silhouette machines and products, and if you have been waiting to buy a machine for yourself or someone else, this is the time!  If you already have a machine, the 40% off sale is awesome--stock up now on all your favorites, or things you have been wanting to try. I know you're all waiting for details, so I'll just cut to the chase... Portrait Bundle -        Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99    CAMEO Bundle #1-           CAMEO machine, Designer Edition … ...read more

10 Great Gifts for Guys!

10 Great Gifts for Guys | simplykierste.com

This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% mine.  ---- Guys can be so hard to buy for, but I'm here to help! I've gathered some great gift options for the guy in your life. So...here are my picks...10 Great Gifts for Guys! Amazon Fire TV Fire TV is a tiny box that you attach to your tv, and gives you unlimited access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, on demand music, movies, sports, and more! Sony MDR7506 Professional Headphones Awesome headphones for a price that's pretty reasonable.  These would be perfect for anyone that loves music, gaming or travels!   The Great Escape Pretty much the coolest guy movie ever.   DEWALT 18-Volt Drill/Driver … ...read more

Thanksgiving Made Easy with T-fal & Zabada + a GIVEAWAY!!!

T-fal Calipso Pressure Cooker | simplykierste.com

This post was sponsored by T-Fal and Zabada.  All opinions are 100% mine. ----- My kids LOVE mashed potatoes.  The real ones. They beg me often to make them, but I don't usually have time on a weekday to make them with our busy afternoon/evening schedules. So...they have always been "Sunday Potatoes" at our house, because Sunday has pretty much been the only day we have enough time to make them.  Until now. I had the opportunity to try a T-fal Clipso Pressure Cooker.  I'm not kidding--it has been life changing for me!  I've seen and heard about pressure cookers, but I have to admit, they've always made me nervous. Even so, I anything that has the potential to make my life easier, and … ...read more

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway | simplykierste.com

This Happy Monday is about to get happier...a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!! So exciting, and just in time for Christmas. :) Enter to win for yourself, or for a friend or family member! You also have three chances to win, because there three winners--one winner on each of the three blogs, here at Simply Kierste, Freebies2Deals, and Or So She Says. So...enter here, then make sure you hop on over to the others and enter there too!  JUST A NOTE:  Freebies2Deals will have their giveaway up on Tuesday morning! A Silhouette Portrait is a very handy machine that cuts vinyl, paper, heat transfer, fabric, stencil material, and SO much more.  It's hands down my most used craft tool, and I use it … ...read more

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms | simplykierste.com

Peppermint is one of my favorite holiday flavors, and I LOVE it with chocolate.  The pairing is a match made in heaven, and heavenly would be the perfect way to describe these cookies.  When I came across Candy Cane Kisses at the store last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do...I took the popular Peanut Butter Blossom cookie, and traded out the flavors for a delightful Christmas cookie! The rich, chocolate-y cookie, with that little creamy bite of peppermint on the top...it's absolute perfection. And isn't it so adorable and festive? I love love the cute stripes on the Candy Cane Kiss!  I love this chocolate cookie--it's one of my favorite basic chocolate cookie recipes, and it's … ...read more

Favorite Free Christmas Fonts

Favorite Free Christmas Fonts | simplykierste.com

It's true.  I have an addiction.  To FONTS!! I just can't stop! There are so many fun ways to use fonts over the Christmas season, and I'm sharing my favorites with you today! Not only are they super cute, but they are free!  Some of them are intended to be Christmas fonts, and others are ones that I chose specifically because I think they are perfect for all things Christmas & holiday!  I love them ALL!  I'm a huge fan of dingbats, and I'm dying over those Christmas trees. SO cute.  And the Christmas Go dingbats?  Those would make perfect gift tags, all by themselves! Fonts really make all the difference, and just by changing out a plain font for something a little more festive can … ...read more

Caramel Pecan Sauce

Caramel Pecan Sauce | simplykierste.com

 You guys.  Do you want to experience a little bit of heaven?  You must try this decadent Caramel Pecan Sauce, you won't be sorry! Confession. This sauce doesn't always make it "on top" of anything, except my spoon.  It's THAT good. Rich, buttery, with the toasty crunch of the nuts...divine! One of my biggest temptations is anything caramel, and I have to say, this is one of my most favorite things.  EVER.  If you don't like nuts, or someone in your family can't have them, you can certainly omit them. The caramel is good enough to stand alone.  I do love the nuts, though, so I always add them.   And talk about easy...you make it in the microwave! Pour it over ice cream.  Get really … ...read more