What 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:
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 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!
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 RecipesEverything 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This 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!
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