I have been blogging for about a year and a half now and really love it. I started blogging when I moved to Connecticut as a way to keep up on my design skills and stay current with what was going on in the design world. Not to mention it has been another form of journaling I didn’t consider. I had quit my job as a manager/buyer and designer to stay at home with my kids, I was thrilled to start this new chapter of my life but I also knew that setting goals and accomplishing tangible things contributes to my happiness. So a blog seemed like it would fill that need. Little did I know how busy it would make me. I was really excited when Cami from Tidbits Blog asked me to share my Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016. I dug into my google analytics and found what YOU all read the most on my blog. What a great way to reflect on all that I did this past year in my career and to see what you, my readers enjoy reading the most!
#1 Top Blog Post- My Home Tour
The top visited page on my blog is My Home Tour tab on the Menu bar of my website. I can see why this is the most visited page on my blog. It is what I go to first on any bloggers website. I want to see their home! Once readers click on My Home Tour tab they can browse through each individual post of my home.
#2 Top Blog Post Summer Home Tour
The second most popular blog post was my Summer Home Tour. I was happy to see that this was so popular. I feel like my home is a summer home- it looks best in the summer and spring. Probably because lighter, brighter colors are my favorite.
#3 Top Blog Post Kitchen Reveal
The third most popular post was my Kitchen Reveal. We actually remodeled it soon after we moved into our home about two years ago. This was my first blog post that I did back when I had my old blogger website. I love that it is still making one of my top posts two years later. I can see why it did, I get asked the details on my kitchen daily on my Instagram account.
#4 Top Blog Post Summer Home Tour Exterior Reveal
This post-Summer Home Tour Exterior Reveal was such a fun project for us, we partnered with Lowe’s to update our outdated front porch. I was really excited that Lowe’s wanted to work with us on this project and it made a BIG difference to the curb appeal of our home. They were simple easy changes that went a long way!
#5 Top Blog Post Holiday House Walk 2016
This post has only been on my blog for a few short weeks, but when you join an amazing group of 30 bloggers for The Holiday House Walk 2016 to share your home decked out for Christmas it is bound to get a lot of new people stopping by!
#6 Top Blog Post Lowes Mud Room Makeover
I am excited that this big makeover post- Lowes Mud Room Makeover made it in the top posts. I am not surprised by this one. Country Living Magazine actually featured this post on their Website HERE. I was so thrilled to partner with Lowe’s again to select one home owner to do a room makeover for. I loved how it all turned out- so many changes to a small space that ended better than I imagined.
#7 Top Blog Post Ecelectic Fall Home Tour
Sometimes I put out a post and it is not my favorite- or a take picture and I know I could do better. With this post for our fall home tour- Ecelectic Fall Home Tour I really liked the post and was happy that you all did too. I kept my fall really simple- and I actually got rid of a lot of my fall decor and seasonal decor this past year. So I was happy that the easy tips I gave resonated with all of you.
#8 Top Blog Post Boys Nursery Reveal
Our baby Boys Nursery Reveal was a BIG highlight for us this year and our biggest gift was our little guy. I partnered with Wayfair on this nursery reveal. I put a lot of work into it and probably spent the most time out of any other post this year. Very happy that so many enjoyed reading it even if you weren’t looking to do a nursery in your home. It was also featured on Design Sponge, Project Nursery and Wayfair.
#9 Top Blog Post Baby Bassinet
I am surprised that this post Baby Bassinet made the top. I spent a lot of time searching for this bassinet then painting it the right color. This is one of my top images pinned on Pinterest so I guess that shouldn’t surprise me that it made it to my top ten blog posts! (You can follow me on Pinterest HERE).
#10 Top Blog Post Top Instagram Questions
Last blog post to make my top ten was Top Instagram Questions. I first started my Instagram account, then soon after the blog. I am fortunate enough to have a lot of wonderful readers over on my Instagram. I noticed I kept getting asked the same questions over and over. So I decided to write a blog post on the top questions I get. From where my sofa is from, the paint color throughout our entire home, where I found my kitchen tile and more.
Make sure to follow below to see all of the amazing other bloggers I teamed up with to share their Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016! I can’t wait to see what their top blog posts were!
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle
Shawnna Griffin says
hey girl- great post! Love your house!
[email protected] says
Thank you Shawnna!xxxxx
Just found your blog and I love it! Would you mind sharing some of your favorite sources for Finn’s clothing? It’s hard to find cute baby boy clothing and he always looks adorable! I’m expecting my first due in a few weeks & it’s a boy! 🙂
[email protected] says
So happy you are here! And congrats!!
I actually have a lot of things from Nordstrom (love the sale rack) and a lot of great gifts IO received were from H&M. We just got a gift card to Buy Buy Baby and found A LOT there. Really cut things.
Best of luck with your delivery!
Cami Graham says
I’m walking away feeling like I need to vamp up my Home Tour on my menu 😉 Thanks so much for sharing with us Brooke! It’s a pleasure “knowing” you 😉
LOVE all your home posts. Wow! That kitchen, nursery and the laundry room – all so beautiful. Happy New Year! xx
[email protected] says
Thank you so much! I appreciate that, I am flattered. Thanks!! Happy new year to you!
What a great year you’ve had!! It’s great to get to know you more. Can’t see what you do in 2017!
[email protected] says
Thank you so much Jamie! I appreciate your kind comment and same here!