My Top 5 Picks for Fall

My Top 5 Picks for Fall

This post contains affiliate links. Inspired by this week’s Sorta Awesome podcast episode, I’m sharing my top 5 picks for fall. On Sorta Awesome, Megan and I share our top tips, but here are 5 more for you! I’m covering my favorite pumpkin desserts, a product that saved my marriage, how I'm filling my freezer, and a Netflix binge that won my heart. My Top 5 Picks for Fall 1. I'm slowly filling my freezer by batch freezer cooking. Since September, I have been putting one thing on my meal plan each week that can be doubled. One batch we will eat that night and then second batch will go in the freezer. I've done big freezer cooking days … [Read more...]

Turn Instagram Pictures into Photo Books with Chatbooks

I finally found a cute and affordable idea for printing my Instagram pictures! There is even a code to get your first Chatbook free.

Hello. My name is Rebekah and I am terrible at putting together photo albums.  Can you relate? I have thousands of pictures on my smartphone and tons more on my computer. I have hopes and dreams of creating photo books online, but I am so far behind. I've made plenty of them, but then babies happened and all my progress came to a screeching halt. I haven't abandoned my dreams for organized photo books. However, I have found the perfect compromise between my dreams and doing nothing (which is what I have been doing). Introducing Chatbooks! Chatbooks is a free app that you can download on your Apple or Android device. Then you can … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Picks for Summer

From my kids' favorite summer activity to my tip for great beach hair to this fabulous campfire treat, here are 5 top picks for summer!

This post contains affiliate links. Inspired by this week's Sorta Awesome podcast episode with Megan and Kelly, I'm sharing my top 5 picks for summer. I'm covering my best beauty tip, a fun beach read, one of my kids' favorite summer activities, an amazing campfire treat, and how to stay organized and intentional all summer long. My Top 5 Picks for Summer! 1. My hair hates the beach, but coconut oil helps! For years I resigned myself to the fact that my hair would always look like a frizzy, hideous mess when I went to the beach. Then I discovered coconut oil and it was a complete game changer for me. Honestly, I use some on my hair year … [Read more...]

14 Podcasts I’m Seriously Digging {sorta awesome podcast 04}

Podcasts I'm Seriously Digging

Hi. My name is Rebekah and I am addicted to podcasts. In June 2013 I wrote about my love for podcasts, but in that post I only shared 4 podcasts that I was digging at the time. Well honey, I am listen to way more than 4 podcasts these days. If you haven't jumped onto the podcast listening band wagon, then now is the time! First things first.... What is a podcast? Simply put, it is an audio program that you can listen to at any time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can also subscribe to be notified of new episodes. There are podcasts for all kinds of different subjects and audiences. Think of it as blogging in audio … [Read more...]

Link Love

Family Photo July 2013

A family photo & some link love for ya! My lovely, little family went to a wedding this weekend for a college friend.  It. was. amazing.  My college roommate married a charming man from Kenya.  They beautifully merged their two cultures into the ceremony and reception.  My favorite part was the entire wedding party (bride & groom included!) dancing down the aisle to the sound of hand drums.  If you follow me on Instagram make sure you check out the Instavideos I posted of the reception. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are your Thoughts on Minimal Living?  Does the concept of limiting … [Read more...]

Link Love

Mini Golf Date Night At The Beach

A family photo & some link love for ya! This picture is awesome for 4  reasons! We are on a date night while spending a long weekend at the beach. A stranger took this picture and it turned out great!  She must have read my post When a Stranger Asked You to Take Their Picture... I miraculously beat my husband at mini golf that night. Even more miraculous, I'm having a good hair day at the beach! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What They Don't Tell You About Married Sex - So true! I've been using these 8 Tricks Preschool Teachers Really Use with Grace and it does help. I can't get … [Read more...]

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Grace colored on our door with sidewalk chalk.

A family photo & some link love for ya! I should have figured out that Grace's sidwalk chalk art on our door last month had the potenial to be foreshadowing. "I color on walls!"  Those are four words you don't want to hear. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Avoid Work-At-Home Mommy Guilt With These 10 Simple Activities For Kids - These ideas are good reminders for any mom on how to spice up your day. Don't Water the Weeds - Wow.  I am so guilty of this... "About .7% to 1.5% of [blog] readers actually comment."  Get more comments on your blog by following the advice found in Comments … [Read more...]

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Father's Day 2012!

A family photo & some link love for ya! Happy Father's Day!  Grace is 2 years & 9 months old and Noah is almost 2 months old.  Did you miss my Mother's Day photo?  I posted it on my Facebook page in May.  ("Like" Simply Rebekah on Facebook for more family photos, personal updates, and frugal/green tips. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I could not stop giggling after looking at this photo!  I kept picturing Grace doing that someday. "I want my baby girl to know that she has never been a second choice." - A Word from Her Daddy about miscarriage, adoption, and love. Sometimes I want out of … [Read more...]

A Documentary Worth A Watch: Every Little Step

Every Little Step

I was green with envy as I watched this enthralling documentary Every Little Step. Every Little Step follows the audition process for the Broadway revival of the Show A Chorus Line. It follows the auditions from the huge open calls all through the numerous call backs until the final cast is revealed.  Along the way the audience is introduced to the personal lives of the actors who are all hoping for their big break. The history of A Chorus Line is also explored in Every Little Step. The Broadway show was all started by a man and his friends doing an audio recording of simply talking about what life was like "in the business" during the … [Read more...]

A Documentary Worth A Watch: Planet Earth


I love to travel.  L-O-V-E it!  God has blessed me with some amazing trips.  I love meeting new people and seeing how they live.  I love taking in the scenery and appreciating the unique landscapes.  I love that feeling of knowing that I’m standing in a place that I may never ever stand again.  The thing that I really love about the documentary series Planet Earth is that it takes all those things I love about traveling to the extreme. While watching Planet Earth you will see things that you would never be able to see for yourself in real life.  You’ll see things that the vast majority of the world will never see for themselves!  Planet … [Read more...]