The new year brings a new start, which is something I think we’re all ready for. As much fun as it is to plan out future projects for the new year, it’s also nice to look back at 2016 and all of the fun I had taking on projects and accomplishing some of my dreams.
I’m excited to be joining a group of talented bloggers today for “The Top Home & DIY Posts from 2016” blog hop hosted by the amazingly talented and very sweet Cami from Tidbits. Join us as we all look back together at our most popular posts from 2016. 🙂
My most popular post for 2016 was my DIY Sign for Fall. The fact that this post was such a hit surprised me. I figured there were so many fall signs out there already, but apparently there was room for more!
The next most-popular post was my Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover. We all love a good makeover, especially if it is an outdated kitchen! Nobody was more excited than me to see my very “blah” kitchen transform right before my eyes. I tackled the most challenging DIY to date for me: painting the kitchen cabinets white. It took me over a month to complete, but the work was so worth it.
Next up comes the home tours! I always love decorating my house for the seasons and shooting it for the blog. Decorating + photography = happy me. It’s no surprise that my seasonal home tours take spots #3-#6 for the most popular posts of 2016. I’m so glad people love looking at them as much as I love creating them!
So, you remember that part up above where I mentioned dreams coming true this year? I did not exaggerate. My secret dream was always to see my home in the pages of a magazine, and in 2016 those dreams came true! My home (and my photography) was featured in a 12-page spread in the Fall 2016 issue of American Farmhouse Style! Talk about a “pinch-me-please” experience. And, as crazy as it sounds, you’ll see our home two more times featured in magazines in 2017! Wha?!
We all kind of struggle with how to decorate after the glitzy holiday decor comes down in January. I went with a cozy, colorful combination that is seasonally neutral enough to last all year! My Cozy January Living Room is next up in my popular posts of 2016!
Fall brings out the decorator is almost everyone! It’s such an inspiring time to pluck hydrangeas from the bushes, grab some pumpkins, and make a great tablescape! I loved creating and photographing my Fall Dining Room and Tablescape!
The handprint/footprint artwork posts are always a hit with readers! We just can’t get enough sweet artwork made by our little people, can we?! Our Super-Sweet Cardinal Handprint Artwork was a last-minute hit for the blog this past holiday season!
I always like to take a second at the end of these “Best of” posts to give you a heartfelt and genuine “thank you!!!!” for reading my blog, pinning the projects, and showing me the love you’ve shown me throughout the years. Your support means absolutely everything to me! xo
Now on with the show! You simply must check out these top posts by some of the best bloggers out there! These posts are loaded with amazing DIYs, tips, tutorials, and inspiration!
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle
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