Creating a Gallery Wall

    Gallery Wall | Children's Decor | Girls Room | The Everyday Simple

    There is no better feeling than finally completing a room. I can finally say that Shiloh’s “big girl” room is finished. Back in the summer, we did the transition of rooms and  beds all at once in hopes to make it a little easier. (Here are some tips on how we transitioned from a crib to a bed.) Read more


    K.I.S.S. of the Week


    1. To Eat: This is the absolute coziest meal you can make this fall. The perfect balance of sweet and salty, covered in cheese. What more can you ask for?
    2. To Know: Anyone else get depressed every time their fresh flowers die? Here are 8 ways to ensure that they live as long as possible.
    3. To Buy: This will help you make the perfect egg white omelet
    4. To Read: This is my favorite collection of children’s books. The bring classic literature into educational children’s books. I want them all.
    5. To Use: These journals are the perfect way to document your children’s childhood. Simple, beautiful, and super easy to use.
    6. To Style: Some of the best and most affordable home decor out there.
    7. To Change: Stop buying car air fresheners, and replace it with this. Perfect, simple, and natural.
    8. To Do: Download this program today and instantly unsubscribe from all of the unwanted emails that clog up your inbox. Seriously, I had over 1,800 unread emails, and in 2 minutes unsubscribed from 37 subscriptions.
    9. To Drink: Drink this every morning, and you will see and experience many health benefits naturally!
    10. To Download: This app is the best way to invest your spare change. Seriously, invest any pocket change you have, and watch it grow!
    11. To Remember: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

    Chia Seed Pudding

    Chia Seed Pudding | Healthy Breakfast | Simple Recipes | The Everyday Simple

    We are a granola bar and cereal family. 90% of the time in the morning I am either running out the door, throwing granola bars at everyone, or pouring a quick bowl of cereal before we start the day. However, I have been trying to slow our mornings down a little bit lately, and start them more intentionally. One of those ways is having a good breakfast. Read more


    K.I.S.S. of the Week

    K.I.S.S. | The Everyday Simple

    1. To Eat: Here is something delicious to make with all of those leftover apples you have from going picking…. or that you bought at the grocery store.
    2. To Know: Science and psychology backs up the idea that listening to an audio book is just as good for your brain as actually reading a book. This app lets you “borrow” audiobooks from your local library.
    3. To Buy: This is the perfect container to pack your kid’s lunch. So long ziplock bags!
    4. To Read: My all time favorite children’s book. Beautiful illustrations and an even more inspiring message.
    5. To Use: This site will save you money just by having it installed on your browser. It automatically computes any and all coupons available and applies them any time you buy anything online. It’s as good as it sounds.
    6. To Style: 7 simple ways to cozy up your home for the Fall!
    7. To Change: Here is a guide for how often you should change out your makeup in order to prevent breakouts and other skin problems.
    8. To Do: Watch “Manhunt” on Netflix. It is a drama based on true events about the longest FBI manhunt in history, the Unabomber.
    9. To Drink: 15 incredible smoothies that only take 5 ingredients.
    10. To Download: Hopper analyzes flights to help you find the best deals and the best times to fly and buy. When you’re planning a trip, it will notify you when it’s the best time to buy tickets.
    11. To Remember: “People will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
    12. Bonus: Don’t miss out on the interview with Hailey Andresen, kicking off the series “Simple Lives: The Women Who Create Them.”

    Simple Lives: The Women Who Create Them with Hailey Andresen

    Simple Lives | Hailey Andresen | The Everyday Simple

    There is something to be admired about simple lives. Not to be mistaken with boring or basic, but simple. Lives that are so full, but only full of things that are intentionally filling them. Lives that are mindful and allow people to do things that other people would see as impossible.

    Today I am sharing my first post of a new series called “Simple Lives: The Women Who Create Them.” Each month I am going to be highlighting a different woman that I admire for the life she leads. A life full of intentionality and simplicity. A life that she has created due to her desire for something more. More time, more space, more freedom, more control, etc.  Read more


    K.I.S.S. of the Week


    1. To Eat: We don’t eat pasta all that often around here, but when we do, this is the dish of choice. It is amazing. The perfect sauce to noodle ratio.
    2. To Know: After the tragedies from earlier this week, I think we are all wondering what can we do. What can we do to help? What can we do to make a difference and hopefully help prevent something like this from happening again? This article has great practical suggestions of what to do next.
    3. To Buy: Never find yourself without a blanket again. Bring on all the spontaneous picnics.
    4. To Read: One of the most transformative books of my life. Definitely gave me new perspective on life, and continues to challenge me everyday. Taught me that vulnerability is a sign of strength, and not weakness.
    5. To Use: Ever wonder what the purpose of the “Baby on Board” signs are? Well here is your answer. And here is where you can get one.
    6. To Style: Drooling over their entire new fall line. Definitely pieces worth investing in.
    7. To Change: This month I started a new series called 30 Days of Habits. Every month I am going to attack a new habit and commit to it for 30 days. Making little changes every day is what ultimately makes the biggest changes in our lives.
    8. To Do: Listen to this moving performance of “No Freedom” by Miley Cyrus
    9. To Drink: Here is why you should start drinking Kombucha. Not to mention it is absolutely delicious. My favorite brand is GTS (Trilogy and Gingerberry)
    10. To Download: Sleep Cycle. This is an app that runs while you are sleeping, and tracks your sleep patterns. It uses a wake up phase (30 minutes by default) that ends at your desired alarm time. During this phase Sleep Cycle will monitor signals from your body to wake you softly, when you are in the lightest possible sleep state. It’s amazing how much easier it is to wake up when you aren’t in your deepest sleep.
    11. To Remember: “If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson