Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Hey hey friends and happy Monday! I’m soooo excited today because I am sharing my top 10 blog posts for 2016. It’s been so interesting to look back at my pageviews over the past year and see which posts you guys loved the most–and even which ones didn’t do so hot. It’s incredibly helpful to me to better understand what kind of content you want to see from my blog and it definitely gives me ideas for the future. What a year it has been. Let’s take a look at my best posts!

#1 How I Transitioned to Farmhouse Decor

How I Transitioned to Farmhouse Decor

This is my #1 most popular post for 2016. Wow! I actually wrote this post somewhat sponanteously, after finding photos of our previous home. I couldn’t believe how my style had adapted over the past year, so I thought it would be fun to compare my decorating style then to how I do things now. It was so interesting for me and it’s clear you guys enjoyed it too. See the full post here.

#2 Five Ways to Style a Wooden Crate

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate. Wooden Crate used as Storage on Bathroom Vanity

Oh my lovely wooden crate post. I’m so surprised to see how popular this was this past year, shocked really. You guys loved this post and it was definitely a fun one to write. I moved the same crate all around the house and styled it differently in every room. I’ll tell ya, a good wooden crate is one of the best things you can buy. See the full post here.

#3 Transitioning to Farmhouse Decor: Budget Friendly Shopping Guide

Transitioning to Farmhouse Style Complete Shopping Guide

I spent hours and hours working on this farmhouse style shopping guide. I’m incredibly picky about what I put in our home and what I recommend to others, so that definitely played into how long it took me to complete. But I seriously love this post and so did you. I’ll probably be doing a part two of this shopping guide in 2017! See the full post here.

#4 How to Decorate with Vintage Decor

Farmhouse Style Tips Vintage Decor

Vintage decor is on the comeback and it’s clear that people want to know how to use it in their homes. I’m obviously obsessed with all things vintage, I’d rather shop at an antique store than the mall any day of the week, so this was a really fun post for me to write. I give my best tips and tricks on using vintage decor in your home. See the full post here.

#5 Farmhouse Master Bathroom Reveal

Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal 4

This bathroom reveal post is the one I am most proud of in 2016. We completely gutted our 1980’s bathroom, all the way down to the subfloor, and little by little brought my vision for a modern farmhouse bathroom to life. Lots of blood, sweat, and plenty of tears went into this bathroom. It wasn’t easy, but the final result was worth it. See the full post here.

#6 10 Ways to Get Farmhouse Style in Your Home

Farmhouse Style 101 10 Ways to Get Farmhouse Style in Your Home

If you’re looking for some easy and quick tips to add farmhouse charm to your home, this is your post. These ideas are not only practical, but affordable as well. That’s a win-win! See the full post here.

#7 Simple and Easy Bakery Sign Tutorial

DIY Bakery Sign Tutorial Little Vintage Nest

This bakery sign tutorial may be my favorite DIY post ever. I made this sign because I loved a similar one I spotted on Fixer Upper, but I didn’t want to pay $80 for it. So this is what I came up with instead. I even made one as a gift for my mom. See the full post here.

#8 Cozy Basement Tour

Cozy Basement Tour

Ah the cozy basement tour. This post has done incredibly well over on Pinterest. Our basement is such a bright and happy space and this post was the first time I shared it on the blog. See the full post here.

#9 Decorating with Wire Baskets

Farmhouse Style 101: Wire Baskets

I’m actually surprised to see this post in the top 10, but I can totally see why it’s popular. Wire baskets are so darn affordable and you can use them in so many ways. And you can’t watch a single episode of Fixer Upper without seeing a few scattered about. Definitely a good thing to have in your home! See the full post here.

#10 Farmhouse Style Christmas Decor Guide

Farmhouse-Style-Christmas-Shopping-Guide-

Who doesn’t love Christmas decor? I think this was super helpful to a lot of people because “farmhouse style” Christmas decor can be kind of hard to come by. As usual, I was really picky about my selections for this shopping guide and I think that made all the difference. It got a ton of page views in a short amount of time. See the full post here (and many of these items are on clearance!)

I had so much fun looking at all the stats from the previous year and it’s definitely given me some guidance for what I need to focus on moving into 2017. Clearly you guys love the same things I do: farmhouse style, vintage decor, and easy DIYs. That’s why we’re friends, right? I’ll be sure to keep that ball rolling. And I’m also excited to bring a few new things to the blog in the coming year. Lots of fun ahead!

I’d love to hear which post was your favorite from the past year. And let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here on the blog in 2017. I’d seriously love to hear it! Thank you all so much for your support over the past year, I’m truly so grateful!

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.

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8 Comments

  1. 12.19.16
    Marilyn Soto said:

    Loved them all but I’d have to include the crib turned cozy couch in my top favorites.

    • 12.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Oh I loved that one too Marilyn! I was hoping it would be on the top 10, but not this year.

  2. 12.19.16
    Mary said:

    These are my favorite too. Thanks for recapping

    • 12.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks for stopping by Mary!

  3. 12.20.16
    Sally said:

    Thanks I am new to your blog. Recap a good thing!

    • 12.20.16
      Sarah said:

      Awesome, I’m glad you’re here Sally!

  4. 12.21.16
    Ellen said:

    Your basement tour helped me end my fruitless quest for curtains (that aren’t tiny little 84″ panels!) when I saw how lovely yours looked. Drop cloths, brilliant! Seeing how well they worked in your home, I had the confidence to go for it! Thanks for sharing!

    • 12.21.16
      Sarah said:

      Oh yay! I’m so happy to hear that Ellen. Once I discovered them myself I was hooked!