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.