Since we’re already halfway through January, it’s high time we recap the past year with our annual ‘best of’ post. It’s hard to believe it’s that time already!
We’re going to have a little fun and look back at the most memorable posts of 2016 yearbook style. I loved reading The DIY Playbook’s yearbook recap a few weeks ago, so I’m going to follow suit – thanks for the inspiration, ladies!
So, what happened at The Small Stuff Counts in 2016? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of the most popular and memorable posts from the past year…
Best Celebrity Look-Alike
One of your favorite projects of the year was this magnolia wreath, which has a strong resemblance to the wreaths Joanna Gaines uses all over her fixer uppers. $16 in supplies was all it took to create this celebrity look-alike!
Biggest Drama Queen
I took on our bedroom for the spring edition of the One Room Challenge, and I certainly achieved some drama! I was nervous to go so dark on the walls, but am now completely in love with that dramatic, moody navy. What a big improvement from the former bland beige! This room became a lot more stylish and polished this year.
Another popular post from the year was about the benefits of doing a brain dump. It’s certainly something the studious kids would do! I love the brain dump technique and highly recommend doing it often if you don’t already. It’s an awesome way to declutter your mind!
Most Likely To Be Hiding Out At The Library
It’s not the most glamorous title to have, but someone has to do it! My tips for organizing your mail and eliminating paper clutter from last January were a huge hit. I’m glad some of you like to nerd out on paper organization like I do!
The post about organizing your email inbox was also a favorite of 2016, which tells me we all could improve on the email organization front.
Biggest Risk Taker
The biggest risk I took last year was writing my first ebook! It was a lot of work and scary to put something like this out there, but I’m so glad I went for it. Crush Your Week has been so well received since it launched last week, and I’m thankful to all of you who have supported this project and encouraged me to go for it. Thank you! (Pssstt…the launch pricing ends this weekend, so don’t forget to grab your copy!)
Most Easily Distracted
Last summer, I wrote a post all about the biggest decorating mistake I made as a newbie homeowner. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being distracted by a big to-do list and a lot of empty rooms to decorate, but sometimes it’s best to hold off and live in a house for a while rather than jumping into decorating head first.
Most Likely To Color Code Their Closet
I shared the seven big lessons I learned from the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up book, which most definitely deserves the award of “Most Likely To Color Code Their Closet.” 😉 You all really enjoyed this post, which makes me so happy! I had fun kon mari-ing my way through a few areas of our house in 2016 and maybe I’ll get through a few more categories this year.
By far the most popular blog post of 2016 was the one about my little secret for keeping clothing off our bedroom floor. I imagine it had something to do with the title, which pinners loved! Although my secret isn’t necessarily earth-shattering, I swear by adding these to your bedroom!
The most popular crafty post of 2016 was the one where I shared 15 DIY wedding gifts you can make with a Silhouette cutting machine. This is definitely for all of the crafty and artsy kids in class!
Most Hard Working
My tips for staying motivated and getting more done by using a timer were a hit and will definitely help you work harder.
Biggest Teacher’s Pet
Following a schedule and not skipping class are classic teacher’s pets traits, which is why the blog post on theming your days is the winner of this award!
Most Likely To Make Millions
I shared my experience with a new-to-me budgeting software and how it has helped us budget for home projects, and I’m so glad to hear many of you are also fans of YNAB (You Need A Budget). If any post on this blog could make you millions, this would be the one!
It’s too soon to really judge how popular December’s blog posts will end up being, but the front runner is most definitely this thrifty Christmas tree makeover. It was certainly an awesome transformation!
I tackled our bathroom for the One Room Challenge this fall and am in love with the finished room. I learned some new DIY skills with this room makeover and still have several project tutorials I haven’t had the chance to share with you yet! I’m so glad you all loved the before and afters I shared in the reveal post back in November. Our bathroom may be small, but it’s the only one we have and it feels so nice to have a pretty space now.
Most Likely To Be President
A post I shared just a couple weeks ago has already been making its way into the top ranks. High achievers, like those that aspire to be the president, definitely know the importance of goal setting. I’m glad you all liked the free printable and tips!
Most Likely To Be Martha Stewart
This fall wreath was a simple DIY project and I just know Martha Stewart would be proud of you for making it!
Most Likely To Get To School On Time
If you missed this post on morning habits from earlier in the year, it’s a good one!
Best School Spirit
Our kitchen is the room makeover with the most sunny and cheerful personality. I love all of the happy blues and greens, which look amazing when the sun streams in through those south-facing windows. If any room were to have the most spirit, it’s this one!
Wow, 2016 was a fun-filled year packed with projects and posts. Thanks so much for following along – blogging wouldn’t be any fun without awesome readers like you!
Cheers to an amazing 2017!
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