somewhat simple // owl teacher thank you notes

I'm in love with these. Love that they're cute, but also love that they help my kids to really think, and to feel + show gratitude. You can download them for free over at SomewhatSimple.com! --xoxo


somewhat simple // mini lemon meringue pies

Incase you missed it, head on over to SomewhatSimple.com to see how to make these super easy mini lemon meringue pies! And if homemade pie crust scares you, it won't anymore. ;) Come check it out! -xoxo


mint to be // my love for minted.com

As you may know, I have a soft spot in my heart for graphic design. I love doing it, and I love looking at it.   #TypographyMeltsMyHeart   From being obsessed with fonts, to pairing colors, and developing an unhealthy crush on watercolor florals, I seriously love me some good design.

My friends. Have you even seen Minted.com's products???? I mean:

Do these not make your heart so happy?!  #obsessed 

These are just SOME of my favorites. Like, how could one even pick a favorite?! The quality of their products is amazing (don't even get me started on all the options! Paper shapes, background patterns, matching envelopes, etc - it's like a candy store!). I've designed wedding invites before, but seriously. Sometimes it's just better to buy than DIY.  (Yes. I just wrote that. Me. Miss I'll-DIY-Till-I-Die.) And those are just the wedding invites!!

You know what else they have?

Two. Words.

I cannot even begin to tell you how head-over-heals in love I am with that green milk glass. Can't. Even. 

And their art prints? I've been eyeing several for a very. long. time.

1. tangerine // 2. mineral 03 // 3. pining for pineapple // 4. swing // 
5. fleur // 6. cancer (this one made my heart skip a beat, reminding me how blessed I am to be cancer-free for 5 months now. *fist pump*)

But seriously. I could hang their art prints on every inch of wall space I have, and not include my entire favorites list. Drool worthy stuff, my friends. 

So now I want to know. What's your favorite Minted.com products? Do you lust after the cake plates? Pine over the insanely gorgeous invites? Or do you have a deep crush on an art print? Or 500? Have you been a fan of them as long as I have? Do tell!! --xoxo

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated with product, payment, or both for this post.  However, all opinions and text are entirely my own and 100% genuine, based on my experience with the product/company.  #KeepinItHonest


somewhat simple // 2015 journal jar

I've loved doing this with my family for the past 2 years now! From the crazy moments like my son turning 12 (WHAT?!) and my daughter turning 8 and getting baptized (FOR REALS?!) to the awesome moments like finally being cancer free, and being a witness to all the little miracles that were associated with that journey. 

I'm hoping that 2015 will be a little less dramatic, but I'm ready to document it all! Are you? ;) Grab your free label + journal cards here. --xoxo


somewhat simple // fruity friendship gift tags

I love a good generic tag. Check out my post at Somewhat Simple to download these puppies for free!



somewhat simple // father's day mason jar tags

Real quick. Did you see my latest post for Somewhat Simple? Father's Day tags. Fill a jar, print off a tag and voila! Easiest gift ever.

Hop on over to read some ideas for what to put in your jar! --xoxo


salted caramel + toffee brownies recipe

I won't even bother taking up this space to tell you how insanely yummy this is. I feel that any extra words, other than the recipe itself, would just be unnecessary fluff.  So without further ado, I give you:

Salted caramel + toffee brownies:

And can someone explain to my why everything tastes better in a mason jar??? ;)

This recipe is so easy:

Salted Caramel + Toffee Brownies 
1 box of brownie mix
1 lg box of instant chocolate pudding
1 container of Cool Whip
caramel ice-cream topping
Heath toffee bits (found in the baking isle, or you could crush the candy bar)
coarse sea salt 
Make your brownies according to package directions.  Make up your pudding according to package directions.  When brownies have cooled and pudding is set, layer like so in your mason jars: 
chunks of brownie
caramel topping
pinch of salt
Cool Whip
Heath toffee bits 
Repeat if using a large mason jar (like seen here).

It's what Heaven in a Jar tastes like. Pinky promise. --xoxo