November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving family and friends! I hope all of you are enjoying some time with family and friends over this long holiday weekend. I sure am glad to have some time off of work! Our family has so much to be thankful for, we truly are blessed in countless ways. 

my family
my career
our cozy house
the desire to live simply
early mornings
amazing friends
my iPhone
pizza delivery
chap stick
bubble baths
polar fleece sheets
sour patch kids
good health
rainy days
financial stability
this blog
alone time
new clothes
time off of work

just to name a few things...

Also, if you haven't already stop by my previous post and link-up!

November 24, 2014


I'm so excited you're here! Really, I am!! I'm kicking off the Life Lately link- up again today.  The link-up will run all week long so be sure to come back after you've stuffed your face on Thanksgiving day and meet some new people. The link-up is super easy and meant to be fun! All you have to do is link a life lately post or any post that pertains to life.  Pretty simple!

I do have 2 simple rules:
-Please link back to this link-up in your post
-Please follow Simply Alli via GFC or Bloglovin' 

Thank you and stay tuned for the next Life Lately link-up!!

Here are a few happenings in our life lately;
after long, cold days there's nothing better than a bubble bath
winter has arrived here in WI - I'm loving it!
I recently dove into this book - so far SO good
simple and cozy. the holiday decorating has begun!
we seriously cannot keep this kid indoors - even when it's 10 degrees outside! 

2nd date night of the year :)  not joking either! 
i love gloomy days! 

Now it's your turn! Link-up below.

November 19, 2014

DIY// yarn hoop art.

What you'll need:
embroidery hoop - any size you want (I used a 10" one)
yarn - any colors you want

What you'll do:
Start by wrapping one color of yarn around the hoop for about 4 inches. Cut the yarn where you you want to stop wrapping that color and start the next. Leave a small amount of yarn loose and begin wrapping the next color on top of the piece of loose yarn.  This will ensure everything stays in place. Wrap the next color of yarn for another 4 inches. Continue with each of the colors of yarn until the entire hoop is wrapped.

Next, cut a strand of yarn about 4 feet long.  Fold it in half, lay it under the hoop, and then flip the bend of the yarn over the hoop. Pull the two loose strips through, tightening as you pull.

Continue with as many strands of yarn you want, in any pattern you want.
Then but the bottom into a "V" shape. 

Day has already claimed this one for his room! 
 I might make a Christmas one next :)