• All,  Fashion

    T-Shirt Dress Styled 4 Ways + A Giveaway

    SPECIAL GIVEAWAY at the end of this t-shirt dress post! Be sure you scroll to the end of this post to see what all the hype is about. Hint: you especially want to check it out if you like Target… just saying ūüėČ You all know I am a basics girl at heart. One reason is that basics are easy to restyle so many different ways and for various occasions. I had posted an outfit on Instagram wearing a simple grey t-shirt dress and some of you requested seeing multiple ways to style it since it is such a great basic to have, is incredibly comfy, and is under $10!…

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    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

    It’s here! The long awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most highly anticipated sales events, it happens only once a year, and it starts today! Here I’ll break down important dates, anniversary sale info, tips and some items I am excited for. I’ll be updating my Nordstrom Sale Shop tab periodically with items I find and like. Important Dates: Early Access: begins¬†July 12th¬†and open for cardholders only General Access: begins¬†July 20th and¬†open to the public Sale Ends: August 5th Shipping and Returns: Shipping and returns for Nordstrom are FREE so no need to have a minimum purchase amount. You can also order online and pickup in store if…

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    4th of July Desserts Roundup

    Every summer I look forward to the 4th of July: BBQ, warm weather, friends and family gathering together, and of course fireworks to celebrate America. Each year my husband’s family throws a big bash that includes an annual Rib Cook Off, trophy and all, and everyone brings food to share. I thought it would be fun to compile the desserts I have served up in the past on Independence Day, as well as some good food inspiration from others. Lemon Berry Trifle Last year I served up my first trifle and it was a huge hit! The colors fit right into the red, white, and blue theme by using three…

  • All,  Beauty,  Fashion

    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Wow May came quick! With spring now in full swing and school days dwindling down Mother’s Day is fast approaching. If you are anything like me, the craziness of May with baseball practices and end-of-school activities has gotten me a bit behind in looking for great Mother’s Day gifts for some of the women most important to me: Mothers! I rounded up some of my top picks for gift ideas that can either be picked up in store right away or ordered online with Amazon Prime and still be delivered in time for the big day. Either way be sure to make all the moms and mom figures in your…

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    Wardrobe Pieces to Transition from Winter to Spring

    Spring is officially upon us, and although mother nature has yet to inform Minnesota that it is in fact spring considering we still have snow falling as I type this, I am more than ready to start pulling out spring attire! In fact it may be because of this lingering winter that I feel compelled to write and dream about spring even¬† more! Here I have gathered up some great pieces and outfits that I think are perfect for this season as we transition from winter into spring. It is that odd time of year where one day it feels warm, the sun is out, and the birds are chirping…

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    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

    Today is Valentine’s Day and I know that means different things for a lot of people. Maybe it is a special day for you and your significant other to proclaim your love to each other with chocolates and flowers, maybe it is a perfect day for you and a group of friends to indulge in a grand dinner and dessert at a fancy restaurant, or maybe it is a love-filled day spending time with your kids baking cookies and cuddling in pajamas. Whatever Valentine’s Day means to you, it can only be even better with a slice or two¬†or five¬†of warm, delicious, out of the oven Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!…

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    Hello Again!

    I’m back! After taking a bit of a blog hiatus due to every mom excuse imaginable including holidays, time, kids, and well excuses, I am ready to take KindaSortaSimple to the next level! I want to reintroduce myself and KindaSortaSimple to you so grab a coffee, have a seat and let’s chat as we talk about what I see coming this year and where my blog is heading. Now do not freak out as food and recipes will continue to be a part of my story, however my focus will also be including other things I am especially excited about including family, DIY’s, possibly YouTube videos and more! Keep reading…

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    Lemon Berry Trifle

    The 4th of July was an absolutely perfect day of ribs, fireworks, and great company with weather that was warm and comforting. It was one of those parties where everything came together and conversation flowed well into the night after the fireworks were done and the tiki torches had burnt out. I had found a lemon berry trifle recipe online that I was excited to try out and figured it would be a great dish to change up and make variations of in the future. More about the dessert and the recipe below. We hosted the celebration this year at our house even with our siding looking like swiss cheese…

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    4th of July is Almost Here!

    With the 4th of July right around the corner I thought I’d take a look back into Kinda Sorta Simple’s 4th of July archives and see what ideas are there to use for this year’s festivities. Our family typically has a rib cook off, lots of food, and of course lounging in the back yard, and then finishing off the night with sparklers for the kids and the local fireworks show. I try to include at least a few activities and recipes the kids can help with to get them involved in celebrating Independence Day. Thanks to Pinterest the kids have a long laundry list of crafts and activities they…

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    No Meat May Final Thoughts and Suggestions

    Well, it is now June which means No Meat May has officially come to an end. I wanted to share my final thoughts, experiences, and some suggestions as I know there are a number of you out there that have been following my husband and I on our no meat for a month journey. What is amazing is that although many people were joking with us about how we were going to indulge in large amounts of meat come June 1st, both Phil and I weren’t really counting down the days. In fact, when June 1st came around we both independently chose to eat black bean burgers for dinner and…