QUICK SPRING CLEANING LIST

Mar
25
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Quick Spring Cleaning | simplykierste.com

Spring is coming, and with it comes the itch to throw open the windows, start wearing ballet flats and...get clean and organized.  It's also a really busy time of year, so if you're on the hunt for a Quick Spring Cleaning List, I'm your girl!  I do have an in-depth spring cleaning list that I love, and if you want a totally thorough list, you can check that one out.  However, if you're short on time,  I've got a quicker version that will help get your home in tip-top shape! I've chosen seven items that will cover the basics, and if you tackle just a couple of them a week, you'll be done in a little over 3 weeks! Your house will feel so much better, and so will you.  If you have more time, … [Continue reading...]



SMASHED M&M COOKIES

Mar
21
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Smashed M&M Cookies | simplykierste.com

We are a cookie-loving family, and we love lots of different mix-ins.  This week I bought a bag of Easter M&M's, and my boys were eager to help me mix up a batch of our favorite cookies.  I was more than happy to oblige.  ☺  Instead of just adding in the candy as it is, I like to "smash" them up first.  It gives the cookies tons of little flecks of chocolate throughout them, plus small and large chunks of chocolate and candy pieces.  We LOVE Smashed M&M Cookies! This particular cookie dough recipe is one of our tried and true favorites, and it's great with so many things.  It's not a traditional chocolate chip dough--kind of a cross between that and a sugar cookie dough.  I love … [Continue reading...]



SILHOUETTE PRINT & CUT PROMO & CAMEO GIVEAWAY!!!!

Mar
20
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March Silhouette Promo | Print & Cut | simplykierste.com

Quite simply, the print & cut feature is one of the BEST features of the Silhouette.  It's also one of my personal favorites.  ☺  There are so many different products to go with this feature---adhesive cardstock, sticker paper, printable gold and silver foil, and so much more. Yesterday I shared my super cute new mason jar spice labels using the print & cut feature, and it made it SO easy. When you use the Silhouette print & cut feature, you print designs with or without text from your computer that you've designed with the Silhouette software, then you put them through your Silhouette on a cutting mat, and voila!! It cuts around the outside shape, leaving the printed design … [Continue reading...]



EASY MASON JAR SPICE CONTAINERS

Mar
19
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Mason Jar Spice Containers | simplykierste.com

Oh, how I love an organized drawer!!  My spice drawer has been making me crazy lately.  They were all in there neatly on their sides, but the different sizes and round shape made everything roll around and cause chaos.  ☺ I decided that this week was time for a long and overdue makeover, and of course I turned to one of my favorite things to help me out...mason jars!  They are the perfect size to fit in the drawer, and with the cute labels on top, it's super easy to find which spice I'm looking for. I love these Mason Jar Spice Containers! Isn't that lovely?  It seriously makes my heart flutter. I used 4 oz. quilted jelly jars , so they would fit in my drawer. I also love the … [Continue reading...]



REESES BAKING BRACKET CHALLENGE…ROUND 2!!

Mar
18
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Reeses Baking Challenge | simplykierste.com

This post was sponsored by Reese's.  All opinions are 100% mine. ----- Guess what???!! I made it to Round 2 of the Reese's Baking Bracket Challenge!!  THANK YOU to everyone who voted in Round 1! If you'll take a minute to head on over and vote in Round 2 for my Nothing But Net Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownie Bites, I would LOVE it.  Plus, you can check out a bunch of yummy game day recipes, and be entered in a daily $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway! … [Continue reading...]



DRAB TO FAB PLAY KITCHEN TABLE

Mar
17
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Play Kitchen Table...From Drab to Fab | simplykierste.com

A couple of years ago I was looking for a cute little play kitchen table in our playroom, and realized that I had just the thing...an old end table that we weren't using anymore was just sitting gathering dust, and needed to be put to good use.  So, I sprayed it white, and called it good.  Fast forward those couple of years, and this poor table had been through the wringer.  It desperately needed a fresh coat of paint, and a little pep put back into it. I'm also finally starting to decorate the playroom, so this would be one of the first projects to get me up and running.  I LOVE how it turned out! The top of the table had a groove around the edges, creating a big square directly in the … [Continue reading...]