Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts
This year was crazy. I can't even believe I'm writing a Year in Review post. How fast did December fly by?! Or this year in general? I wanted to highlight my favorite happenings as featured on the blog, so here goes!

New year, new word of the year (because I stink at keeping resolutions. Anyone else?)
The Mommylogues Series was kicked off by my journey to motherhood.
Who doesn't like mom confessions?

Kinsey turned five! And to celebrate we had the best week ever {in three parts 1, 2, 3}
Pinterest is the best and I shared my favorite Pins to date.
I got to wax poet about the special men in my life.

Work it Mommy celebrated it's third Blog Birthday!
Brielana had her first ever haircut.
I have mad love for my hometown and share my favorite spots.
Easter Baskets are my favorite to put together.

We had a scary incident when Kinsey got a concussion.
Brian celebrated his birthday.
I tested out my green thumb and grew my first garden.

In honor of Mother's Day I shared Lessons from Motherhood. 
My favoriter color to wear {mustard} got it's time in the spotlight.

I joined hands with some lovely blogger friends for a Mom Empowerment blog hop.
My favorite healthy pantry swaps for nutritious cooking.

Brielana celebrated her second Brithday!
July was full of fun festivities.
We also visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum as a Family.

My favorite weeknight pasta dish. Try it, you'll love it.
Our last Summer hurrah was a Family trip to Great America!
And Kinsey stared Kindergarten and I returned to work.

I shared about my heart for teaching preschool.
And gave a Classroom Tour.

Brian and I celebrated E I G H T years married and took a trip to our favorite city.
I co-hosted and completed my first Photo Challenge with Jess, Stephanie and Amy.
This Halloween was my favorite!

I turned another year older! And treated myself with the gift of Stitch Fix.
Hosted the second annual Fall Scarf Exchange with Elizabeth and Courtney. Desiree was my partner and she did so good! 
My first time making Muddy Buddies was a success!

Our December started off rough as we lost a family member.
All the fun things we did this Christmas Season!

2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

It always gives me a tickle finding out what the top posts are of any given year. Like, how does something become more enticing? Haha. It actually surprises me how many views the top post got and it is by far my most viewed post ever. Can you guess what it was about? Spoiler: even I was surprised what it was about!

#5 with 481 views:
2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

#4 with 606 views:
2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

#3 with 1,144 views:
2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

#2 with 1,624 views:
2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts

#1 with 3,072 views:
2016 in Review + Top 5 Posts
Yup. A how- to about planting a garden. I'm shocked. But also thrilled! It was a very special project I got to do with Kinsey over the summer.

How was your 2016?

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  1. I love that hummigbird garden post!! And Brielana in her moccs...perfection!! It's funny what people end up liking the most. It's not always what I predict. :) You had a great year friend!

  2. What a year! I can't believe we are recapping our year & looking ahead to a new one in just a few days! Isn't wild what draws people's attention, but at the same time so neat! Happy Friday!

  3. Wow what a great year. You guys did a lot of stuff. Love your top 5 posts of the year.

  4. What a fun year! Here's to a great 2017!

  5. You highlighted some of my favorite posts in your year in review! What a great 2016, here's to an even better 2017!

  6. So many great posts!! Looking forward to following along in 2017 :)

  7. I am not surprised that your hummingbird garden post is so popular! It's such a great topic! All the best in 2017!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  8. I love year in review posts! I can't wait to see what's in store for you this year!

  9. So fun to see your year all recapped. I have been working on one of those posts too but have lost steam. Maybe I'll get that wrapped up before 2018 :P.

  10. Loved that you recapped the entire year, and so funny about your top post, who would have guessed! The birthday Stitch Fix seemed totally random too :)

  11. Yay! So many of my favorite posts are listed here. I can't wait to see what 2017 brings you!


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