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Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016 | Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll | www.CelebratingEverydayLife.comWhat a busy year 2016 has been! It's been a year full of blessings, challenges, the usual ups & downs of life. But through it all, I know I have been truly blessed. It's been a fun year on the blog too and today I wanted to share the 10 top most read posts on the site. I absolutely am amazed by the support and friendship that I have found here online – you are amazing! Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!!

OK, here are this year's readers favorites:

#10: How to Make a Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth!

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I love this burlap beauty  – the step-by-step tutorial on How to Make Your Own Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth is going strong. I still pull this cloth out for photoshoots and entertaining, even tailgating! This is a DIY that was absolutely worth it! Here's the link to make your own.

#9 The Sweetheart Spritzerchampagne cocktail recipe, champagne spritzer, raspberry champagne cocktail, raspberry spritzer

Simple quality ingredients are always a good idea as proven here by this easy Champagne cocktail that I dubbed the Sweetheart Spritzer. Perfect for ringing in the New Year or toasting your loved ones. I include tips for a mocktail version too! Check out the recipe here!

#8 Lace Dyed Easter Eggs

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I don't mean to shock you but Easter will be here before we know it! These lace dyed Easter eggs seem to be popular no matter what time of year – which makes me smile because they are a true favorite DIY of mine! Using simple ingredients you probably already have on hand you can make your own with my tutorial here.

#7 – My Favorite EASY Thanksgiving RecipesCranberry Pineapple Punch recipeEverything you need to make a delicious and low-stress holiday meal! From drinks to dessert – it's all here with tips and shortcuts to help you enjoy the process! Grab your recipes here!

#6 – Tips for Installing a Pea Gravel Path

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I had no idea when I made over the backyard at the townhouse that this one change would be so popular and helpful to readers! But, it has been! Read how this weekend project completely transformed my backyard and get ready to DIY your own Pea Gravel Garden Path!

#5 – How to Wrap Baked Goods

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No matter if you are giving store bought goodies as a gift or selling them at a baked sale, don't we always want them to look prettier and more inviting than the boring store packaging? I know I do! This post is a step-by-step guide to making boring become beautiful! Read here to wrap up some treats today!

#4 – How to Stage  Bathroom to Sell!

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I had no idea my foray into home staging would be as popular as it was. Seriously! This post has easy ideas that you can do today to make your bathroom more appealing to guests, potential buyers, or just you! Click here to makeover your in just a few easy steps bathroom!

#3 How to Recover a Dining Room Chair

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I loved the lines of these chairs (and the price, less than $10 each!) but boy did they need a makeover! Fortunately with a little bit of paint and a super-easy fabric change on the cushion, presto-chango, the chairs look better than ever! Full steps on how to make your own are ready and waiting for you here!

#2 – Dining Table & Chairs Makeover

Dining Table and Chairs makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk PaintThis table has been in my family for decades and was in need of some help. I had painted it black but decided it was just too dark for me. So, I pulled out the chalk paint and gave it a face lift. The results have been amazing and I love the light bright  feeling it has given the room. Read the step-by-step tutorial here!

#1 – How to Stage a Bedroom to Sell!

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And here we are at #1 and it is another Home Staging post! We all know that trying to sell your home can be stressful – see how I transformed an empty room into an oasis that sold in 24 hours! Yep! In one day this home – after staging – sold with multiple offers over list price! Woo-hoo! What a blessing that was! See my tips and techniques here for creating a welcoming space where there used to be none.

Phew! What a list! Want even more top 10 inspiration? Then check out my blog friends who are sharing all of their best of 2016 posts below! Thank you so much for joining me in 2016 – I can't wait to share even more joy, easy home improvement projects, recipes, crafts, encouragement and inspiration to help you truly celebrate everyday life in 2017!

Other Top Ten Posts of 2016

Domestically Speaking ** My Repurposed Life ** Yesterday on Tuesday

Sweet Pea ** Hunt & Host ** Mad in Crafts **Roots North & South

Redhead Can Decorate ** Petticoat Junktion ** An Extraordinary Day

Cupcakes and Crinoline ** Brandywine Cottage ** StoneGable ** What Meegan Makes

Create & Babble ** Inspitation for Moms ** H2OBungalow

Refresh Restyle ** My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ** 2 Bees in a Pod ** Celebrating Everyday Life

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

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  1. Jennifer,

    I see a lot of great ideas in this roundup of 2016 posts! I am off to read your staging ideas.

    Happy new year,

    ps pinning it!

  2. Every post is filled with stunning photography and ideas, Jennifer. You always inspire me. I do have to say that your baked good post tickled me. I never thought about gifting loaves of bread and goodies in the way you do. Now that IS clever!!! Pinned as well as this post and many others.

    Happy New Year! It’s going to be a great one with God’s help and blessing! XO

  3. You have such good ideas, Jennifer. Next Christmas the baked goods that I give our neighbors are going to look great thanks to your tips. I look forward to what you share in 2017!

  4. Hi Jennifer. I have had such a fun time visiting your blog today! I can’t wait to restyle my living room and breakfast nook after reading your blog.
    I will be back often to be inspired.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Jennifer, it’s so much fun looking through your posts from this year! I love your style, and thanks for all the staging tips! Happy New Year to you!

  6. Your dining room is so precious. A year full of helpful tips and I love that table skirt! Hope you have a great and fun filled 2017! kim

  7. I always love visiting and looking at your beautiful pictures and you never disappoint! Happy 2017!

  8. I am going to have to remember that lace egg idea this Easter!

  9. I love your style, sweet friend! So many beautiful posts and your photography, as always, is absolutely magical. Here’s to an amazing 2017 filled with God’s blessings to you and yours. xoxo

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