Gingersnaps with Dark Chocolate Chips


After the Thanksgiving turkey, potatoes, rolls, and pies have been eaten and a food induced coma has ensued, we wake up and it is officially the Christmas season. Christmas comes with a whole new kind of cooking and baking. We bake Christmas cookies … [Read more...]

Baked Potato Soup


One of the things I love about winter is that it gives me an excuse to make soup. I am totally a soup girl. While I am always trying new soup to add to my soup recipe box, you are more likely to find me making my favorites over and over and, yes, … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights Photography Tips

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Though I'm not a huge fan of cold weather, I love the winter holiday season!  It's such a beautiful, magical time of year.  I get so excited to put up the lights on the house and decorate the tree.  But have you ever noticed that when you try to take … [Read more...]

Holiday Bucket List


The holidays are here, are you ready? I would like to think that I am...but there is always A LOT to get done!  Every holiday season, my husband and I have a list of things we love to do, but somehow the craziness takes over and we don't always get … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Decorate with Benches

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There are a number of ingredients that go into cooking up a perfectly decorated space - there should be a defined color scheme, light fixtures, furniture, as well as accessories. Accessories can run the gamut from tabletop decor and lamps to charming … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers


Since the holiday season is practically here, I thought this would be the perfect time of year to start thinking about photography-related gift giving.  This Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers may help you if you're shopping for someone who loves … [Read more...]

Decorating Cookies with a Projector

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Are you ready to take your cookies from cute to classy? These damask cookies are the perfect treat to "wow" your guests at a holiday party, birthday or wedding! If you are an artist, then you will have no problem making fancy flourishes on your … [Read more...]

12 Advent Calendar Ideas


Ready for some advent calendar ideas and inspiration??? As we get further into the holiday season, it is time to start thinking about how you and your family will be counting down the days to Christmas! Do you have a special advent calendar you use … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Plate Stand for $5


There are plenty of ways you can make a plate stand, but this version is inspired by one I saw at Target. I loved everything about it, except the price tag. It got me thinking.....could I make one myself?? I decided to give it a shot and I am so glad … [Read more...]

X is for Xylophone Craft


Hey there Somewhat Simple readers! I'm Anna and I blog over at Ask Anna, it's fun being back here sharing with you because it's been years! When Stephanie emailed and asked me if I'd be a part of her "ABC Series" I told her I'd love to, I was just … [Read more...]