Somewhat Simple Top Ten- Fan Favorites 2011

top ten 2011

2011 was a great year with big changes here on Somewhat Simple. I formed a contributing team of fabulous bloggers to post monthly publications and the content they have provided has been fantastic! I also switched from Blogger to Wordpress- a transition that was dreaded and definitely not seamless!  Because of this transition and a glitch in my coding, I lost my analytics and don't have an accurate list of the top ten posts for 2011. So today I'd like to share my own list of popular posts … [Read more...]

New Years Favorites

new years ideas

Here are some of my favorite New Years ideas: Free 2012 Printable Calendar from Skip to My Lou New Years Eve Photo Prop from Brassy Apple on Infarrantly Creative Oreo Pops with Pop Rocks from The Idea Room "Roll Around the Clock"- A Game for the Whole Family, from The Idea Room Darling 2012 printable journal where you can write the best part about each of your days, from AshleyAnn Photography I have some more New Years Ideas on my Pinterest Board. Email me if you need an invite! Happy … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Rolls in all Varieties!

cinnamon roll recipes

When I was younger, Christmas for us began at 4am- we would open presents, then head to my Grandma's house where we would spend the rest of the day with family. My grandma would always have delicious cinnamon rolls waiting for us when we got there and because she made so many we would eat cinnamon rolls pretty much the entire day! We'd play with our cousins and take a cinnamon roll break even at 2 in the afternoon! I've carried on the tradition of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning with my … [Read more...]

The 12 Months of Christmas- Secret Santa all Year

12 months of Christmas

My good friend has a great family tradition called the "12 Months of Christmas". Each January, they pick 2 families and every month they deliver a small gift and special assignment to each family. The gifts and assignments help keep the Christmas spirit alive all year.   Here are her ideas, but you can get creative and adjust as needed: The 12 Months of Christmas Here are a few pictures of her ideas: Soda Can Angel Ornament for October Santa with Baby Jesus Ornament for July (you can … [Read more...]

My Family’s Stockings


My husband and I spent our first married Christmas as poor, starving college students. We couldn't afford much in the way of gifts, and we also couldn't afford too many decorations. One traditional piece of decor I couldn't do without were our own stockings. Rob went along with my antics so as not to ruffle our modest nest during the holiday season and when my search for some cheap and cute stockings came up empty, making them was my next best option. One December afternoon, I found myself at … [Read more...]