Simply Neutrals #29

Hello sweet friends!

Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky party is back!
A big YAY!!

Please don't forget to read the hows and whats of the party at the end of this blog post, there have been some small changes made, so please make sure to read them.

2018 is the year I wish to achieve a healthy balance in my life. I tend to overwork myself and forget about taking rest or go for a walk. To me SNT is a place of peace and quiet. That's what neutral colours do for me.

It's a gentle reminder to myself to get enough rest from the busy world where everywhere you look there is a whole lot of lively and colourful screaming for your attention.

That's why I craved for the SNT party once more and decided to breath new life into the party.

So here is a happy warm welcome to you!

The photo above shows some of the beautiful delight I received in the mail this Christmas.
And since most of it was done in neutrals, I wanted to share a bit of it with you. Only a sneak peek for now, the full versions will come later. I would like to give the sweet senders of these beauties the chance to share them with you first and may be link to this party, before I do.

Okay, so here we go, on to the party!


First of all: beware that when you link up to this party, I assume that you agree on the photos of the blog post you linked up optionally being featured on the next Simply Neutrals party on AppleApricot blog. If you do not agree with that, then please do NOT link up.

I will always ask the visitors of AppleApricot to pin from your original websites and not from my party blog post. If and how there will be features and if the SNT party will be held regularly all depends on how well the party is received.

I'm aware that it is rather challenging to come up with only neutrals every time.
So that's why from now on some splashes of colour here and there are very welcome too in your party apparel!
As long as the main focus and/or part is in neutrals of course :)

If you need inspiration:

Here are some of my Pinterest boards that could be helpful:

Hues of White and Grey

Hues of Brown

Home Decor: Shabby White

You can also browse back through the featured photos in the previous Simply Neutrals parties we held here on AppleApricot:

Features of previous Simply Neutrals parties

To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.
Of course it would be nice if you link up to a new or recent blog post, but if there is something from the archives you'd really want to link up here, then please feel welcome to do so.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.
Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.
The most recently added link ups will show in the list first.

Time for the link up!

xx Wen


  1. Hello Wen, It feels like a new year to me, a new start. I'm excited to be back participating in 'Simply Neutrals Tuesday' and I'm happy you are allowing a little colour - I'm sure I broke the old rules at times!!! Thank you for inspiring us by hosting this blog event. I do love those neutrals, though it is challenging limiting it always to that. We can save those rich colours for other blog posts :)
    Have a happy and creative day of activity and contemplation, rest and exercise...
    Jesse XXX

    1. Hello sweet friend, I'm so happy to see you here again! How wonderful you can participate too and share your gorgeous work with us. It is challenging, only neutrals, isn't it? I thought so too :)
      Wishing you a sweet and happy day, dear Jesse, I hope it will be filled with love and peace. Big hugs xx

  2. Dear Wen,
    thank you so much for bringing back Simply Neutrals Tuesday's:)
    Have a lovely week.
    Sending hugs and love,

    1. Hello dear Marie! I'm so happy to see you joining Simply Neutrals again as well! And you're so welcome, it's a joy to see everyone gathering again :) Big hugs and love to you too, xx

  3. wonderful to have this back, missed it- hopefully it's not to much for you?

    1. That's sweet of you to ask, dear Susan :) I will do my best to get enough rest so that Simply Neutrals can keep on going. Sending you big hugs and love, xx

  4. I'd love to follow your blog but I don't see a "Follow Me By Email" option. Too bad. There ARE people who do not participate in the usual social media and prefer email.

    1. Hello dear Ancient Wanderer, thank you for your message and showing an interest in my blog. Actually there is a follow-by-email option for my blog. If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog, there are several ways to follow this blog, one of them being through email. I hope my reply is of any help. Wishing you a beautiful day!

  5. So excited to join in this time, love neutrals, always have. Thank you for hosting this. I am happy I found your blog and now have somewhere to go for gorgeous neutral photos.

    1. Hello dear Rhonda, welcome to Simply Neutrals! I'm so happy you joined, I know your blog to be very beautiful and filled with serene neutral toned beauty. Will head over to visit you now. Hugs xx

  6. Dear Wen Thank you so much for bringing us back together again to share all of these wonderful neutral inspirations with our blogging friends once again. It really does help to unite us in the things we love so much!
    Thank you also for providing those Pinterest links - they are fantastic!
    I recently joined Pinterest and now have several boards and have to now learn to link them to my blog!!!???
    Already there are so many wonderful images from our blogging friends to view!
    Enjoy your week dear friend!
    Big hugs to you!
    Suzy xox

    1. Thank you sweetie and you're so welcome :) I'm so happy as well to see how we happily gather again, I had no idea it was missed so much! About pinterest: I just sent you a reply email, I hope it will be of help :) Big hugs xx

  7. So happy that the party is going to continue (even tho' I don't manage to play along most of the time). It's such fun to see the pretties that others have to share.

    1. Thank you dear :) Yes I'm very happy too, to see much enthusiasm for Simply Neutrals. Little did I know it was missed so much. Big hugs xx

  8. Glad, that Simply Neutrals is back! Have linked an old post, next one make a new.
    Have a wonderful year

    1. Hello dear Mascha, how wonderful to see you joining again! Wishing you a happy 2018 as well! Hugs xx

  9. Always enjoy your pretty post, everything looks so soft and beautiful!

    1. Thank you dear Kirsty :) Big hugs xx

  10. Welcome back Wen!!
    A lovely variety of beautiful neutrals to kick off the linky!!
    Best wishes,Jackie xx

    1. Thank you so much dear Jackie, I'm so happy we're all back gathering again :) Big hugs xx

  11. Hi there Wen,
    What a pleasure to see the SNT's back~
    Each offering here is so beautiful!
    I've always enjoyed it Wen. Thank you!
    Hugs, Karen O

    1. Hello dear Karen, I'm so happy to hear from you again! I'm glad to hear you enjoy SNT :) Big hugs and take care sweetie, xx


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen