Boy Friendly Valentines – Free Printables

I’m pretty terrible about sharing what I do sometimes. I contribute to other sites, design for a bunch of clients and do my own personal DIY. I use this blog to catalog that and share ideas with others because I love it so much but sometimes I forget to actually share what I’ve done. These Boy Friendly Valentines – Free Printables are one of those things I forgot to share here!


I originally shared these over on I wanted something a little less pink and girly to mix up the valentine options. I love valentine’s day and remember making such fun valentine boxes for school in elementary. My mom is so creative and shares that freely with those around her and I  hope to continue that tradition with my kids as well.


I’m always thinking of fun stuff I’d like for my son but not just that, my daughter isn’t super girly so far in her life and I think it’s important to celebrate all different interests. So here are my fun – less girly valentine options. These are free for you to download and print for your own personal use.


I personally love the triceratops – I made these before my son became OBSESSED with dinosaurs like he is now.

You can download the printables here.

You can see the original post here.

Shabby Chic Free Dresser Redo

I have this thing where I am a cheap-o. I can’t spend money on things very easily, especially with furniture. I was thrilled when I found this dresser headed to the trash and was able to save it and put another Shabby Chic Free Dresser Redo under my belt.


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Minecraft Double Sided Blanket

Do you have a minecraft lover on your Christmas list and need a last minute gift idea? I’ve got this Minecraft Double Sided Blanket idea that’s pretty quick and easy to pull together.

Minecraft Double Sided Blanket - Hip and Simple Hero-01

I’ve got Minecraft lover on my list this year. It’s not anything that I know about. I assumed that the green (creeper) character below was the only thing about minecraft but [Read more…]

Visit the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL

I’ve been a work-at-home mom for the past year and a half. It’s been an interesting journey. And challenging at times. One thing I’ve found that helps all of us is when we can get out of the house. As much as I love Target, it can’t always be Target… right?  One of our favorite things to do is Visit the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL. If you live in the area or are planning a trip, I’m going to share a bit about this amazing place.Print

We are local and we go at least every couple of weeks and at a minimum at least once a month so we keep a membership. It has been one of the best purchases [Read more…]

Christmas Faux Cardboard Fireplace Mantel

I have been designing Christmas stuff for clients for the past month and even some back in October! I have gotten a little sick of Santa and red and green until I took a couple days off and didn’t bring my laptop on my Thanksgiving trip – oh the horror! I came back refreshed and ready to decorate my own space. The tree is up and I am wishing we had a mantel to decorate. One day, in a future house we will. For now though I’m going to stick with this Christmas Faux Cardboard Fireplace Mantel for home or office that I’m sharing today, along with some free printable goodies!

Christmas Faux Cardboard Fireplace Mantle for home or office - computer screen cover with free brick printable - Hero-01

The inspiration from this comes from a picture I saw on [Read more…]

Razzleberry Pecan Sea Salted Caramel PIE MILKSHAKE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheJoyOfPie#CollectiveBias

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. That means lots of yummy food and some yummy desserts too and maybe if you are lucky some leftover pie. Or make an extra pie just so you can be sure you have some to make this Razzleberry Pecan Sea Salted Caramel PIE MILKSHAKE. I know, the title is a little bit of a mouthful but that’s because you are going to want your mouth full of this, I promise!
Razzleberry Pecan Salted Caramel Pie Milkshake - Hero

Now that I live so far away from my family, I crave things and traditions that remind my little family here and me of them and help us all feel closer, despite our distance. My favorite pie is Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies in razzleberry flavor. The reason for this is [Read more…]