The Crazy Simple Life

A few things we've learned along the way...


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We are three thirty-something creative women who hope to make life a bit easier for you by sharing some things we've learned along the way. Enjoy!

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Whoopsy Cookies

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Why “Whoopsy” cookies? Well, these delicious morsels were born of a fortunate mistake. A couple weeks ago, the little man and I were making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I helped him carefully measure out ingredients, test-tasting the ...

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Babies, Books and Blogs

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

So I have to confess... the three of us have been a bit behind on our blog posts because life has become crazy (again!). Over the past few months we've given birth to babies, books and a blog (not necessarily in that order), so here's a run-down of the latest and greatest....

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Stained Glass Window Valentines

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This kid's craft is such a time-tested tradition, you may have done it when YOU were in grade school! Crayon flakes are melted between pieces of waxed paper to created a "Stained Glass" effect. Slide it behind the heart-shaped peek-a-boo window in ...

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Ladybug Valentines - FREE printable

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is my second NON-candy Valentine freebie, just for you. (Did you miss last week's Crayon Valentines? Check them ou...

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DIY Holiday Decor - Tree Cones!

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I am a huge fan of HGTV (Home & Garden Television channel).  I enjoy many of their programs.  I especially love their DIY home decorating ideas.  They make it look so quick and easy.  This ho...

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A Tree Slice Tradition

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (1)

When the Sports Fan and I were married five-and-half years ago, we began our "Tree Slice Tradiiton." In this yearly ritual, my husband saws off a piece from the bottom of our Christmas tree, sands it smooth, and then gives it to me...

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Host a Cookie Exchange

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Why slave over a hot oven, making umpteen varieties of homemade, hand-decorated holiday cookies to share with your family members, friends, and coworkers when you don't have to? Host a cookie exchange instead! The idea beh...

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The Philosopher's Green Salsa

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

My husband makes a great green salsa. He has tested and tweaked numerous recipes to come up with just the right taste and consistency.

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One Stop for Holiday Awesomeness

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We put together a handy-dandy one-click location to find some awesome holiday inspirations!

Tons o' recipes, crafts, decor ideas, and various ways to manage the madness.

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Tips for Your Best Holiday Cards Ever

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Image from Kim Vallee

It’s that time of the year when we run to the mailbox - and not the inbox - to send season’s greetings wi...

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Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting and Chopped Pecans

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You'll often find a caramel apple pie at our holiday dinner table. However, as pecan and pumpkin pie are also seasonal favorites, I've decided on a twist this Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting and Chopped Pe...

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Orange Honey Glazed Carrots

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here’s a Thanksgiving side dish that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters, tender carrots gl...

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Why Halloween is Fun For Adults

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

1. A Halloween party with gourmet food, top-quality alcohol, fun music and all the lights on is a much better place to be than any haunted house filled with teenagers roaming around in the dark.


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Making Coloring Pages from Photos

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The kids have been back in school for a couple weeks now and the excitement has worn off. The new classroom is just “the classroom.” The friends they haven&#...

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (3)

One of the best parts about Halloween are the pumpkins! Pumpkins are on almost every door step and my son and I enjoy pointing them out to each other as we drive down the road.

And of course…wher...

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