It was only this week that I realized that today was my one year blogiversary! Now, I would love to be this wonderfully organized planner and have a spectacular post for you, to celebrate, with a grand giveaway.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Sorry folks, that is not going to happen today. You see, sometimes life just gets the best of you. I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Cross country, high school soccer, youth soccer, the senior play. And did I mention housework? Or trying to squeeze out finishing up some projects around here? And never mind just putting food on the table for four hungry kids.
And as far as a giveaway? I love it when bloggers have fabulous giveaways! I have even won two different ones! One was a $100 gift card from Staples from Honey We’re Home, and the other was a lovely necklace from Dimples and Tangles. But to be honest, even though I am officially one year old today, I haven’t the slightest clue about putting together a grand giveaway. I mean, I wish some awesome company would shoot me an email and offer me some fabulous prize to offer to my loyal readers. But so far, nada! Maybe one day I will get lucky and that will happen. Hoping. Praying. Wishing.
I thought I would celebrate today in a simple way. I have put together a recap of some of my most popular posts, my favorite projects. and while I am at it I want to give a nod of appreciation to some of the other awesome bloggers who have supported me in my venture. I have never met any of you in person, but I certainly hope to one day, and I truly appreciate the fact that you read this little ole blog of mine!
Let’s start with my ten most popular posts of the past year, shall we? This list will show you that you can never predict which posts are going to be popular with your readers.
10. Back to Basics- Household Uses For Vinegar– 1005 views
9. DIY No Sew Cafe Curtains– 1023 views
8. Wish I Had That- 10 Uses For Wooden Pallets– 1090 views
7. 15 Ideas To Get You In The Mood For Fall– 1564 views
6. Glass Problem Solved!– 1727 views
5. Painted Deck Reveal– 1834 views
4. Trashtastic Tuesday- $5 Canisters– 1961 views
3. Backsplash- Sneak Peek– 3573 views
2. brown Paper Floor Reveal– 6269 views
drumroll please…. and the most popular post I have ever done is
1. My Favorite Pinterest Pins of 2012– 31,446 views
Can we just pause for a brief moment and pay homage to the fact that one of the simplest posts I have ever written has been my biggest hit of all time? WTF??? I wrote that post in a hurry, not really giving it much thought at all, and look how many more views it has had than the rest? Seriously! Do you know how many hours of
blood, sweat, and tears went into some of my projects that I completed?
Like my painted subway tile backsplash, which, BTW, had a big feature on Remodelaholic? Where were all the views on that one? That project became my personal victory in blogland. Being featured on Remodelaholic was the best blog thing that has ever happened to me! I will be forever grateful to Cassity for featuring my hard work on her blog.
And then there was my kitchen cabinet reveal. That was my first really big project after starting this blog. And I still love my cabinets too. By the way, so far they are holding up really well. There has been one spot right underneath one of the handles of an upper cabinet that needed to be touched up. I think it is due to people fingernails scraping right in that spot repeatedly. You can see in the picture below that this is before my painted subway tile backsplash. big difference, am I right?