It’s almost the new year, and we’re making an effort to thoroughly enjoy what’s left of this one. The unseasonably warm weather lately has been nice, and I was downright giddy the day the kids and I saw a dolphin in the waterway on an afternoon walk! In addition to some fun outings (like The Nutcracker!) we were delighted about our happiest Christmas Week surprise: my mom came to spend the week with us!
In the coming weeks, I’ll be planning for the new year, in both online and off-line life. In part, I’ll be deciding what changes to make here on the blog and what kind of frequency I’ll be aiming for. Although I won’t be doing a reader survey like I did last year, I do welcome your input and requests for what you’d like to see here!
Now, onto the list!
This year’s top posts:
1- Prayers for my husband
Once upon a time, Ann Voskamp linked to this one. Even though it’s been a few years, it still holds the overall top spot.
2- How to be Friends with an Introvert
As far as I know, this post has never been shared by any big name sites but I imagine it’s continued popularity is due to the fact that so many other introverts can relate. It continues to be re-shared often, and it’s still my most ever commented-on post.
3- 100 Shoebox Ideas for Girls
I love seeing this one on the popular list because I love the ministry of Operation Christmas Child!
4- The Cook’s Book: Recipe Binder
The popularity of this one tells me I’m not the only one who has a thing for collecting recipes, even if I don’t want (or have room for) dozens of cookbooks. Since then, I’ve switched to a vintage style recipe box instead of a binder.
5- Spring Nature Study: Fairy Garden
This was such a fun little project! I think when spring comes the kids will have to make another.
**Once again, I welcome your input about what you’d like to see here next year; tell me in the comments or email me directly.
Merry Christmas, y’all!
Wife, mom, grandma. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.