Best of SSH: Summer Fun Edition

Party Ideas:


Best of SSH: Summer Food Edition

Just in time for the 4th of July, here is a special Summer Food Edition of Best of SSH, complete with an appetizer, some stuff for the grill, and plenty of yummy desserts!

I’m also going to be posting a Summer Fun edition which will include some posts on Summer Party Ideas, Activities, Vacation Stuff, and some Summer Safety Posts.

I’m doing two separate posts, because I was going through last summer’s posts, and there were just too many links for one post. Plus, I have a lot more readers now than I did last year when I wrote these posts, and I want to give more people the opportunity to see them. Hope you enjoy!

Burgers on the Grill

Yummy Kabob Recipes for the Summer

Bacon Chive Potato Salad

Under the Sea Cake

Banana Cream Trifle

Orange Cream Cake

Flag Cake

Red, White, and Blue Shortcake

Pina Colada Plus

Strawberry Pie

Crab Appetizer Napoleons


Bridal Shower Encore Presentation


In case you missed any of my special bridal shower posts, here is a special encore presentation; that is, a list of of links to all of the bridal shower posts. Hope you enjoyed the festivities and got plenty of inspiration for your future showers and parties. Thank you for “attending.” And thanks to everyone who allowed me to include their photos in this event!

Bridal Shower Links & Resources – Games, Decorations, Party Favors. All the information and supplies you’ll need to plan the perfect wedding or party.

Lovely Wedding and Bridal Shower Invitations – A great assortment of handmade wedding and shower invitations. You can order a design from one of my featured artists, or use their designs to get inspired.

Mexican Wedding Cookies – Great wedding or party treat.

Happy Couple Collage Project – My idea for a handmade wedding/shower present; would also make a great decoration for the wedding or an engagement party/shower.

Inspired Shower Tables – A collection of decorated shower tables. Great ideas that can be incorporated into any type of party.

Bridal Apron – Perfect and personal wedding gift. A handmade apron from Happy Find. Go check out this lovely design, and find out how to order your own custom design.

Bridal Giveaways & Freebies – A couple of bridal giveaways and a freebie for you.

Wedding & Shower Cupcakes – A beautiful assortment of wedding and shower cupcakes. A must-see post for our cupcake lovers!

Parade of Wedding Cakes – The best part of any wedding: the cake! Here’s a brilliant collection of wedding cakes. They’re almost too beautiful to eat!


Best of Simply Sweet Home

It’s been a while since I posted a collection of links from a year ago, so this seemed like a good time to do it. By the way, my husband highly recommends the Easter Egg posts. Back in January he was asking me if I was going to post a link to the Easter egg post…so I’m posting it.

He’s very supportive of the blog and he loves that I’m doing it. But he only visits my blog occasionally, and of all the posts I’ve done, the Easter eggs seem to have stuck in his mind the most, other than all the food posts, of course!

In this edition, I’ve also included a couple of other recipes and a couple of cleaning posts.


Best of Simply Sweet Home: February Edition

Time for another edition of the Best of Simply Sweet Home! I meant to get these out last week so that I could include some Super Bowl links, but I just didn’t make it! But I did manage to pull together some links for this cold winter weather and of course Valentine’s Day!

Liven Up Your Decor This Winter (The Cheap & Easy Way)
Tips to Prevent Cold & Flu – Part 1
Tips to Prevent Cold & Flu – Part 2

Hot Cocoa
Mini Almond Bundt Cakes

Valentine’s Day
Easy & Cute Valentine Crafts
Sweet Thursday: Valentine Treats That Say I Love Your
Valentine Cookie Boquets


This post is featured on WFMW at Rocks in my Dryer.

Talk to Me Tuesday: Favorite Post of 2008

I know it’s Wednesday! But this morning I was over at Tip Junkie and saw that this week’s assignment was to tell your favorite post of 2008. I already posted a list of my favorite posts a few weeks ago, but I thought it would be fun to participate. So here’s a link to my favorite post from last year: Cake Mix Cookies


Favorite Recipes of 2008

Last year I did a post, highlighting my favorite posts of 2007. This year I’m doing something a little different. I did a round up of some of my favorite recipe posts. After all, the recipes seem to get the most comments; plus, a lot of my other posts are seasonal in nature, but recipes are relevant for the entire year.

I can’t really say that I have any *absolute* favorite recipes. Then again, does anyone really have a #1 favorite recipe or even a favorite recipe post? But I felt that all of these were worthy of a second look. Happy New Year!

Cakes & Pies

Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

Mini Almond Bundt Cakes

Coconut Cream Cake

Egg Custard Pie

Easy Autumn Pear Cake

Other Desserts

Apple Crisp

Peanut Butter Balls

Cake Mix Cookies

Unbaked Caramel Cookie Bars

Cinnamon Muffins

Other Recipes

Crab Appetizer Napoleons

Fantasy Football Meatballs

Chicken Florentine

Bacon, Caesar, Mozzarella Panini


The Best of Simply Sweet Home: The Christmas Recipe Edition

Time for more of my favorite posts from a year ago. I did a lot of Christmas recipe posts last year, and since this is Recipe Week in my little Christmas festival, I thought it would be a good time to revisit last December’s recipes.

I recommend the appetizers and the holiday poke cupcakes, but that’s just me! My husband recommends the coconut macaroons. (Unless you’re coming to my house; in which case, they’re no good. lol.)

Christmas Pinwheels
Crunchy Cheese Crisps
Sausage Balls

Coconut Macaroons
Peppermint Brittle
Fantasy Fudge
Holiday Poke Cakes
Chocolate Bon Bons
Rudolph Cupcakes


The Best of Simply Sweet Home

Now that the site has been around for a year, I can now do “flash back” or “best of” posts. This is great! It’s fun to revisit my old posts, and it also gives me a chance to highlight these posts for new readers to take a look at for the first time.

I’m going to try to do this about once a month, and each month I’ll pick about 4 to 10 links to post up. And of course, I’ll try to pick the most relevant, interesting, and popular posts to highlight.

As with any other post I would write, if you try the links any of them are wrong, I ask you to email me ( or or leave me a comment to let me know, so that I can correct the problems. Thanks!

Easy Pecan Pie
Marshmallow Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Making Your Battle Plan for a Clean Home
The Importance of Cleaning Up Fall Leaves
Top 5 Things to Clean Before Your Holiday Party

12 Tips & Shortcuts for Your Holiday Party
An Inviting Thanksgiving Craft

Saving Money
Use Your Windows to Help You Save Money

Hope you’re all having a good week!