Happy New Year friends! I am so excited to share the Favorite projects from 2016 with you all!
But first, hi, how are you? How was your holiday season? I admit left you all hanging, I took a much larger break than I was expecting with this blog over Christmas time. We got hit with a stomach bug at it’s mercy. However, I am back, the kids are as energetic as ever around here, my home is disinfected and I am soooo ready to bring on 2017! I also let slip my blogging three year anniversary! I will be celebrating later this week with a special post and a fun giveaway for you lovely people who make this here blog possible. Since we spent a large portion of the winter break resting we were big time couch potatoes and I am a little behind with this blog. The below picture is one I snapped of my daughter, and is very indicative of how the past week was spent. I have some fun and new projects coming your way for this blog, as well as big plans to explain with my home. I was on top of it enough to take down all of the Christmas decorations, which felt like a huge accomplishment!
Today though it is about reflecting on 2016 with the top 5 most popular projects of mine. Calculated with a very scientific formula of looking at my page views per post and coming up with the list. To really make this fun I am also linking up with a group of blogging friends for them to share their posts as well. To throw in even more fun, because this is the start to 2017 and we have to go BIG this year we are also sharing 5 projects from 2016 that did not get as much love or views as we had hoped. Some may call them flops, I am calling them my Favorite projects from 2016 because the ones that took off last year with readers were fun, but the “sleeper” ones were what I truly enjoyed making for my home. Since this is about inspiration bringing in more of it is never a bad thing.
So, without further ado (or me rambling) let’s take a look at my top 5 most popular posts from 2016! You can click on the image to take you to the full post with any tutorials involved in the individual projects.
I will admit a few of these projects shocked me with their popularity. I mean, I like everything I make because I make it for my home. But sometimes something I consider small becomes what really resonates with others. It is always up in the air with what others will find inspiring. Did you catch any of these projects? Which one stood out to you? Now, let’s get to my top 5 favorite projects from last year.
As I said, you never know what will take off with other people. I do decorate my home and share it here, which in turn opens up my ideas to the world wide web. But I decorate first and foremost for my home, so if something does not become a hit with others… welp… I still have it in my home and love it. It was fun to look back and see a few of these projects. I realized that in 2016 the bulk of my projects were smaller crafts or furniture redos, with a few room makeovers. With my projects planned for 2017 I have a lot of DIY ideas, and am sooo eager to get to working on them!
Now that I have shared my Favorite projects from 2016 it is time to take a look and some of my blogging friends and their talent from last year. They had so many creative ideas and ways to decorate their homes. I love looking at people’s homes or projects, and this is the less creepy version of driving slowly down the street and hoping people have their curtains open at night to get a glimpse inside the house you always drooled over. Which I never do…. ever… 🙂 For now, I am off to enjoy the last few days of winter break with my kid’s and continue on in my quest to organize everything that we were blessed with this Christmas season.
Did you have a project that I shared on my blog that stood out to you? If you did a project for your home in 2016, which one was your favorite?