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Ant Infestation at the New House

We are loving our new home. We live in a huge master planned community and there is so much construction going on. It's fun because every day something new happens in the neighborhood. The downside is that the construction churns up all kinds of critters. A couple of weeks after we moved into our home I noticed a dark line by my screen door. I thought it was dirt but it was ANTS!! They were … [Read more...]

Quite Honestly – My Story

I'm taking a break from the norm today. I've heard there's power in vulnerability and so I'm taking a leap of faith and telling my story. I hope you'll read it with an open mind and if it helps one person that would make me so happy. In a world saturated with blogs and Pinterest, it’s so easy to fall in love with “perfect” images and ideas. I love pretty things as much as anyone. There’s … [Read more...]

Our Puppy and Keeping Your House Clean with a dog!

Tips on how to keep your house clean with a dog.  Tips on how to keep your house clean with a dog. We got a puppy at Christmas! Her name is Tourpel (my kids picked the name out) and she is really so sweet. She is a King Charles Cavalier. When my kids said they wanted a puppy I knew that was the breed I wanted. King Charles Cavaliers have a very gentle disposition. They were bred originally … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Naughty or Nice Bucket

Hi guys! I am Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I am excited to share with you a darling (and EASY!) Christmas craft -- a naughty or nice bucket. This bucket certainly comes in handy if you have kids that need a little "reminder" that Santa brings presents to nice kids only. :) It has helped end a tantrum or two in my home- hopefully you'll find it just as useful! Here is how to make it: … [Read more...]

Messy Home or Apartment? Win $3,000 from ForRent.com!!

It's as if each of my kids has their own messy space. How are kids so messy???? Ancient laundry they've refused to bring to the laundry room? Check. Secret stash of hidden snacks, forgotten? Check. And more ... they've done it all. And I have to admit, I am pretty messy too. My craft room usually looks like a bomb exploded! And my closet is a constant disaster! The folks at ForRent.com are … [Read more...]

Being Creative Can Be Messy!

It seems like I don't make it through a single day without a "Messy Moment," as my friends at Clorox call it. It might be a teenager failing to close the lid on the blender all the way when making a smoothie. Or it might be a grade-schooler with a less-than-tidy paint project.   And as much as I'd like to blame it on the kids, most of my messy moments come from ME. I know. It's hard to … [Read more...]

Keeping it Real — Share YOUR Messy Moments!

I have loved seeing all of messy moments that have been linked up to the  Clorox Messy Moments Challenge. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing this whole mom thing right when my kids make huge messes and it seemed like everyone elses homes and kids are always so perfect. It felt so good to see that messy moments happen to everyone. And believe me, there were some messy moments shared that were WAY … [Read more...]

Keeping It Real — I’m Looking for a Virtual Assistant!!

It's my three year blogoversary!! I started Tatertots and Jello as a personal blog, as a place to keep my creative projects. And it has grown into something that I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams. I am loving this blogging world and the opportunities that TT&J has brought to me. I love creating project and promoting other people.  The administrative side of … [Read more...]