I know people say it all the time but this year really has gone by in the blink of an eye. I swear it was a month ago that I was putting together my Top Posts of 2013 and now here I am doing it again for this past year! It is always so fun to go into Google Analytics and see what were the “most viewed” posts of the past year… some are so surprising! I’ve decided to limit this to what posts I actually POSTED in 2014 but, hilariously, my absolutely most viewed post from 2014 is one I did back in 2011! I’ll share what that one is at the end of this post. It cracks me up!
So, without further ado or chit chat from me… I present my 14 Top Posts of 2014!
This garland was a total experiment and I was so happy with the results! Simple and sweet, just how Valentine’s Day should be. Easy to make too! You can get the full post and how-to HERE.
I mean, c’mon! This pun my SIL made up was genius! It was just a matter of designing a couple of fun printables to make it easy to make again and again. This easy thank you gift practically made itself. 🙂 You can get the full post and download the tags HERE.
#12: Ghosts in a Jar
These little guys are so cute I was so happy they were in the top posts! I had originally shared them over at eighteen25 as part of their Spooktacular September event (one of my favorite events of the year!). You can see the post on my site HERE.
Who doesn’t like a nice icy bevvy dropped off on their birthday? No one, that’s who. I thought I’d make a little topper and tag to make it just that much more special. This post was done as part of a fun Birthday Gift Idea blog hop so there are TONS of great birthday ideas on that post as well. You can see it all HERE.
#10: Let it Snow DIY Sign
I love this sign and plan on using it on a wintery mantel soon! My favorite part was the twig snowflake that basically cost $0 to make. The best! You can see the full tutorial HERE.
I have changed up this wreath a few times since making it… once for Fall and again for Christmas (but never got around to blogging it!). It’s so easy to pop the accessories off and add new ones for each season! And, of course, it’s easy as pie to make to begin with. I also like how it turned out by using both plain and polka dot burlap ribbon while making it. It was an experiment gone right in the end! You can see the full post and tutorial HERE.
#8: DIY Trundle Bed
This was a classic case of getting creative because I HAD to! I didn’t want the bunk beds anymore in my son’s new room but we still needed an extra place for guests to sleep. We have used it several times and it is definitely one of my favorite projects! You can see the entire post and tutorial HERE.
I was so excited these got so much attention because I am in love with them and use them every day! It’s a quick project that is functional and cute as a button! They would be great gifts too. Who doesn’t need another set of salt and pepper shakers? Especially when they look like this? 🙂 See the full post and tutorial HERE.
Nerd alert! And I mean that as a compliment. Really. When redoing my son’s room I was in need of some nerdy wall art to mirror the occupants interests! 🙂 I am still working on his room but I went on and ordered some fun Dr. Who, The Beatles, and Harry Potter art from Etsy and then decided to try and make something myself. This wall hanging has been a hit and has been pinned to lots of fun “nerdy” boards which is always fun for me to see. You can see the full post and tutorial HERE.
No, I didn’t make any of these signs but I have been shocked at how much attention this post has gotten so I thought I would throw it in here! I guess people like outdoor Christmas signs? They are adorable and I obviously love them or else I wouldn’t have included them in my roundup. If you’d like to see them all (as well as links to their original posts) you can see that HERE.
I think this one has gotten a lot of attention because of the idea I shared of spray painting the cord of your Christmas lights to add some glitzy gold! It has been pinned thousands of times and I hope they all do it. It turned out better than I ever thought it would!
You can see the full post and tutorials on all the gold decor HERE.
I guess there are more snarky husbands and wives out there than I thought there were! And I’m happy about it. My marriage is low on the sappy cheese and high on the humor so I thought I’d make some Valentine’s Day cards that were more “us.” I was so glad there are lots of couples more “us” in the world! You can download them for this year HERE. (not-so-secret secret: I am making a new set for this year… yay!)
Polka dot burlap? I think I could have made ANYTHING out of the stuff and it would have been a hit. The fact that I made adorable bunnies was just a bonus. 🙂 These were so easy my daughter (8 years old) helped make them so it’s a great project for all ages and sewing levels. You can see the full post and tutorial HERE.
And my #1 most viewed post of 2014 is…. 2014 Printable Calendar.
I used my 2014 Calendar every day so OF COURSE I was going to help us ALL out by making one for 2015! Which you can download HERE.
So, funny thing, my actual MOST VIEWED post in all of 2014 was a post I wrote in 2011. Are you ready for which one it is?
They truly are the most delicious cookie I’ve ever eaten but it cracks me up that this is still my most viewed post ever! Makes me think these food bloggers are really on to something here. 🙂
Thanks for reading and following along on my year in review! I hope you stick around to see what goes on around here in the upcoming year. I truly appreciate every reader, comment, like, and any other interaction I have with you all. It keeps me coming back for more! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Happy New Year!