Lunch/Dinner Recipes

How to Make Homemade Tomato Sauce

homemade tomato sauce with fresh herbs

Homemade tomato sauce is so easy to make that I promise you, after you learn how to make this recipe, you will never buy jarred sauce again! This tomato sauce recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. The best part about this homemade tomato sauce is that you can use it in so many recipes or simply served over pasta. This post contains amazon affiliate links for your shopping convenience. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 2 cans of crushed tomatoes …

rv eat in kitchen table with bright yellow pillows and white plush blanket
RV Decor

3 Tips on How to Decorate Small Spaces

Whether you have an RV, cabin or summer home, you can bring your design style into your home without making your small space feel overcrowded and overdecorated. Our first home was only 800 square feet and I remember feeling completely unsure of how to make my home feel spacious without overcrowding it with furniture and decor. I slowly learned through a bit of trial and error what to do and what not to do. With that being said I have come up with a few …

The Best Summertime Mindfulness Activities
Mindfulness Activities

The Best Summertime Mindfulness Activities

Summertime is a great time to help your kids learn how to practice mindfulness. There are so many fun summertime mindfulness activities that you and your family can do together and today you will discover 4 of the BEST summertime mindfulness activities! In this post, I will show you how to create summertime vision boards and how to make calming mindful glitter jars. You will also learn how easy it is to teach your children about being mindful through reading and playing fun outdoor games, …

Home Decor

How to Create a Family Command Center

One way to simplify your home is to create a family command center. This is a place where you can conveniently store everyday items. Family command center walls can not only be a way to keep your family organized, but it can also be a stylish statement wall in your home. A place for you to show off your style while being organized at the same time! When designing our families command center, I wanted a place where I could hang our keys, school lunch …

How to Relax Outdoors with 3 Mindfulness Activities
Mindfulness Activities

How to Relax with 3 Outdoor Mindfulness Activities

Incorporating mindfulness into everyday outdoor activities will help you de-stress and enjoy life more. Learning how to practice mindfulness outdoors can be so fun and simple. So how do you begin? First you start living in the here and now. In other words, being mindful simply means that you are focusing on the present moment. What is Mindfulness Mindfulness is a term used for being fully present. To be mindful means you are focusing on the here and now, instead of worrying about the past …

Home Decor

How to Choose your Design Style

Designing your own space can be so exciting, but also very overwhelming. I remember decorating my 1st home and telling everyone that my style was very eclectic, but in reality I now realize that I didn’t really have a clear style or vision at all! As I mentioned in a previous post, when I had the opportunity to redesign our space, I wanted to make sure my design style was very clear and that it connected and flowed throughout the house. The key I feel …
Simply Candice

Inspiration for Blogging

Hello and welcome to! A blog to post all things simple and mindful. Beautiful modern farmhouse decor and style, easy semi-homemade recipes and relaxing mindfulness activities for you and your family. It is my hope that you will find inspiration here on how to live more simply and mindful. A Little about me…. So now who is “simply Candice?!” I am a wife to a pretty incredible husband, mom to three amazing kids and a full-time school counselor in a local middle school. I …