Saturday, December 1, 2012

Simple things Sunday Photo Link Party No. 109

Welcome to Simple things Sunday everyone! It was so great to see all your gorgeous photos last week and a special thank you to Anna Jones for joining the simple things fun with us! You can check out Anna's guest post here where she shared her photo features from last weeks party along with some great tips on making the most of natural light in your photos! If you have a moment be sure to pop by and leave her some comment love. :)

I'm thrilled to welcome Kristin Duke photography as our simple things special guest this coming week! She'll be stopping by some of your STS links throughout the week and I look forward to her guest post on Saturday! :)

If you entered the Christmas card templates + Real. Life. Photography eBook giveaway this week scroll down to the bottom of this post for the announcement of the three winners!

Now onto this weeks party...


This week has been all about the holiday traditions - old and new. It's our very first time year for elf on the shelf and little Harvey seems to be making himself right at home. ;)  I'm so excited about this new Christmas tradition in our family and the kids are just eating it up! We also kicked off December 1st with a North Pole breakfast. Such yummy fun with aebleskiver sprinkled with 'snow'+ candy canes {bananas and strawberries} + hot chocolate. We started our book countdown advent today using many of the books from this list. I'm so excited to read these books with the kids by the Christmas tree each night. We also hung up our little snowflake Christmas countdown and the first activity was to go ice skating as a family. We've had lots of Christmas fun this week and can't wait to continue making these special family memories throughout the month!

Now it's your turn. What simple things are you celebrating this week?

If you're new to Simple as That I'd love for you join us in this weekly tradition. Scroll down to the bottom of this post where you can find all the details on how to share your photos with us.  We'll be taking a short break from our simple things special guest series while our friends in the US celebrate thanksgiving.


Don't forget you can share your simple things photos via instagram! Simply post an insta-pic of a simple thing/moment using hashtag  #thesimplethings and be sure to tag me @rebecca_simpleasthat so I can check out your photos! *This is new:  Each week I'll be highlighting four of your simple things photos posted via Instagram in my instagram feed. I can't wait to feature you on instagram!

Just a few quick rules to play:

1. Grab a button and include it in your simple things post.

2. Link back directly to your simple things post not your blog/website.
No links to other linky parties, giveaways or craft projects pretty please. 
This linky is all about the photos.

3. Be sure to pop by and visit at least 3 other links and leave a comment.
Leave as many as you can.


Christmas Card Templates + Real.Life.Photography
eBook Giveaway winners!

Congratulations to the following three winners! You'll each receive a copy my 2012 card templates + my eBook Real. Life. Photography!

Winner No. 1
Entry 464 Olivia Wright

Winner No. 2
Entry 49 Bethany Rodriguez

Winner No. 3
Enter 485 Melissa Cordle

Please send me an email ASAP at cooper{dot}rr{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your prizes! Congrats again and many thanks to all of you who entered! :)

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.


  1. I'm not linking up today, but I wanted to write how much I love your blog design and your pictures. They are beautiful.

    Oh, and I love the Elf on the Shelf tradition you're starting. It's so fun.

  2. You're so sweet Danette, thank you for stopping in! Enjoy your Sunday. :)

  3. Your photos are beautiful!

    First time linking up... an older post as I've nothing recent that's photo worthy. Will be sure to put my camera to work for next time!

    Thanks for hosting,

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

  4. So excited to have you Jennifer!! :)

  5. We haven't really started getting into Christmas yet this year. But your post on facebook about æbleskiver yesterday got me a bit in the spirit. We do live in Denmark, and Christmas started a couple of days ago haha.

  6. Those pancakes look so delicious!!!

  7. I always enjoy your lovely photos, tips and ideas. Thank you for always sharing them on your beautiful blog. :)

  8. Hi Rebecca, Your children will cherish these memories and the traditions, the moments together as a family! Such a sweet picture where you're reaging, also the one with the elf. We've also had æbleskiver this week :)
    Thank you for hosting the Simple Things week after week, for all the giveaways & sharing tips & good, delightful posts!

  9. The picture of you reading to your daughter is wonderful. love your elf suitcase!

  10. I "simply" celebrate Nature - all year long :)
    You have beautiful images :)

  11. Thank you so much for hosting! Just love this linky and all your super-helpful tips!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

  12. Beautiful images, as always, Rebecca! And I love your book tradition!! We have quite a collection of Christmas books for the kids as I'm a huge children's book lover. It's so much fun to pull them out once a year and relive our favorite tales ;)

    Have a great week!!

  13. I love starting new family traditions. Your elf is soooo cute!

  14. Such beautiful shots.

  15. hello Rebecca. it's my first time joining. found you through Claudia at hand made con amor. you have a lovely blog.

  16. Hi Rebecca, I love your Christmas traditions. It sounds like such fun. I have heard about the Elf on the Shelf but I have no idea what it really is all about. Have fun with it and let us know what you think about it. Merry December getting ready for Christmas!

  17. Thank you for hosting this link party. I learn so much from your blog, thank you.
    Wanda Ann @

  18. What cute old and new traditions you have - elf, the snowflake activity center (!). And North Pole breakfast?! That looked awesome on Instagram. Hope you share recipes on the blog!

  19. We have an elf for the first time this year as well, and the boys are really enjoying it!

    We also do a Christmas book advent and a fun advent where we fill in Santa's beard. So much fun for the kiddos!


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