Easy Shoe Shelf + Rockwell Bladerunner X2 Tabletop Saw GIVEAWAY

Easy Shoe Shelf for Winter Boots | simplykierste.com

This post is sponsored by Rockwell Tools. All opinions are 100% mine.-----Oh my goodness, the snow.  The salt.  The mud.  The wet. The drippy.  All of which I do not want brought into my house this winter!   With no mudroom in our little apartment, I decided that we needed a shoe shelf just outside our front door, so all boots could be deposited there before coming inside.  I had just been sent a Rockwell Bladerunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw to try, and knew it would be the perfect first project!Who knew that something as simple as a shoe shelf could make me so happy? :)  It was such an easy project too. We screwed 2x4's (two on each level)  into 1 inch pine boards (for the sides)--to make … ...read more

Easy Numbered Christmas Stocking Hanger

Easy Numbered Christmas Stocking Hanger | simplykierste

We've had a mantel in our home for many years, but after moving into our little apartment, we didn't have anywhere to hang our Christmas stockings. Actually, since all of our things are in storage, we didn't even have stockings. (Enter in...Target. :) ) I made a super Easy Numbered Christmas Stocking Hanger, and LOVE it. My kids are happy now...Santa can come! Numbers are all the rage right now, and I really kind of love them.  It also works for our family, because each of my six kids have their own number. It's on their kitchen stool, shoe basket, coat hook and pretty much everything.  :) It helps me keep everything organized, and my kids know exactly where their things go.  So...adding … ...read more

Give happy with OshKosh B’gosh

Give Happy with Osh Kosh | simplykierste.com

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. All opinions are 100% mine.  -----  I have been shopping at OshKosh B'gosh for a very long time--more than ten years! It's a store that's on my go-to list for many reasons, but I especially love it around the holidays. Darling holiday outfits, adorable pajamas, and great deals to stock up on basics for the rest of the year are all part of the appeal! I love buying Christmas outfits for my kids every year--it's one of the times during the year that I buy new dress clothes for them to wear to church … ...read more

Etched Glass Christmas Plates

Etched Glass Christmas Plate | simplykierste.com

Have you ever tried glass etching?  It's such a fun and easy technique, and I used it to create darling Etched Glass Christmas Plates! Glass etching is seriously SO fast and easy...and it's kind of addicting, once you get started.  :) I found these glass plates at Dollar Tree for yep, $1, and thought they would be darling neighbor Christmas gifts!  Pile them high with yummy treats, and you've got a really fun gift for neighbors, friends, teachers, coaches...anyone! In these pictures, I have the glass plate sitting on top of a cream dinner plate, so that you could actually see the etching. But...how adorable would it be to make them to layer on top of your dinner plates, to dress up your … ...read more

Easy DIY Christmas Plates

Easy DIY Christmas Plates | simplykierste.com

I have always wanted really cute Christmas plates, but whenever I saw any I liked, I couldn't bring myself to pay for them. So...I decided to make my own, and get this...not only are the SO easy, they only cost $1 each!    I love love LOVE how they  turned out!  And it was so simple.  It literally took me 20 minutes, plus the baking time.  Can I just tell you how much I adore projects that are quick and simple and super cute? I found the plates at Dollar Tree for $1 each, and they're by Royal Norfolk.  They seem to carry that brand quite often, and I've bought them there for years.  They're really nice, heavy duty plates that are perfect for entertaining and guests! You can make enough … ...read more

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