Best of 2012: Top 10 Posts of the Year

As a blogger it is such a fun thing to look back on the year and see what posts were most popular with your readers. I'm not sure about other bloggers but I am always surprised. Sometimes I can guess which posts will pinned, featured, or draw comments but most of the time I just throw it out there and see what happens. Thanks to all of you who have visited, pinned, shared and commented on my blog this year. I really appreciate you all and look forward to getting to know you all even better in 2013 (it's one of my goals).  I already shared my favorite reads and bookish moments in my End of Year Book Survey so now it's time to share the posts that were most popular on my blog this year.

This one definitely took me by surprise! I was mostly just documenting my Beginner Green Smoothie Recipes for myself but it ended up being my most popular post.

Next was my Simple Bow Pillowcase Tutorial. I've been meaning tom make more of these for different holidays. They are so quick and easy (and I think pretty) I'm glad the rest of you liked them too!

I'm not sure how I hadn't shared this recipe before but everyone seemed to like my Cheesecake Factory Bread Copy Cat Recipe.

Remember that 'little' Hunger Games blog party I had? Well it seems like I wasn't the only one that caught the Hunger Games Bug this year. My most popular Hunger Games post was my District 12 Coal Necklace Tutorial but not far behind that were my Hunger Games Parachute Decorations, my Hunger Games Party, and I Shop the Hob Bags. I'm glad many others share my love for the books and movie! You can see my many HG related posts here.

People really liked my Glass Tile Pendant Tutorial. I used it to celebrate the 2nd book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series and made myself and ahem (VRoth herself) an Insurgent Book Cover Necklace.

This was a project that I had been wanting to do forever. I'm not sure why I kept putting off making Fabric Covered Ikea Expedit Boxes because it was a pretty quick and easy project. Plus it makes my studio look 100 times better. They make me happy every time I look at them

This is another random project that I had no idea people would latch on to. My sister asked me to make her an iphone Travel Case so the good blogger I am took pictures while I did it and voila.

Even with my reading mania my love for all things Harry Potter is still holding strong. And you all still seem to love HP as well since my Gryffindor Neck Tie Necklace is still being pinned daily along with my Gryffindor Jacket with revised freezer stenciling instructions, and my tutorial for how to make your own Weasley Clock! And if you don't feel like making your own I am now selling Harry Potter Tie Necklaces in my Etsy Shop.

And as much as I like to think people liked my Insurgent Necklace post for the books I'm pretty sure it was more the craft. But it does look like there are some Divergent fans since my Divergent Shirt with Tris' birds and quote did get some good attention. And I can be patient when they finish that movie (hopefully they don't screw it up) I'm sure we'll have more on Team Veronica Roth! Haven't read it yet? Oh you need to check out Divergent it's SO fun.

Last but not least my Pouch Sling Baby Carrier Tutorial. I'm not sure how I haven't shared a tute for this before but these slings literally saved us when L was a baby and we watched her while my sister was at work. They are so great for keeping the wee ones close but freeing up your hands.

Thanks again to all of you for making this blog a happy part of my life! On Monday I'll be sharing some of my personal favorite posts from the year.


  1. Hi there! Here from the Blog Hop! New follower! You can find me at Happy holidays!

  2. Hey, new follower from the Super Sunday Blog Hop. Awesome list of posts, looking forward to checking them all out! :)


  3. I rememeber being all gaga over those pillows you made! I’m still obsessed. Cheers to a great 2013! I am hosting a Best of 2012 Showcase Party if you’d like to swing by and share your favorite posts/projects of the year. No need to brush you hair or even throw on a party dress!

  4. Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

    Have a great day!

  5. The fabric covered boxes is my favorite! Thanks for linking up to my Best of 2012 Party!

  6. love them all, but still the tie is my fav! happy new year!

  7. This is my first time here, so this was a perfect post to read! I love all of these projects, especially the sweet bow pillows.

  8. In love with the IKEA covered boxes! Seems like a very busy and creative year!

  9. So many fun ideas! Thanks for linking up to my link party!

  10. LOVE the pillows – ADORBS!

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