Top 10 Posts of 2016

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
Happy 2017!  Can I just say that I am so glad 2016 is over?  I know people say that you can always start fresh at the beginning of each day but there is just something that feels so tangible about a new year and what it represents. 

With that being said, I had a lot of great things that happened in 2016.  One of my favorites was my blog re-launch back in October.  Sunshine & Munchkins got a whole new look thanks to my friend Audrey from Miss Audrey Sue Designs.  Seriously, she is incredible.  I also celebrated my one year blogiversary, which was pretty exciting.  I'm looking forward to another year of blogging and hopefully providing you with some fun content that is useful and uplifting.  At the end of this post, you'll find a link to my 2017 reader survey where you can share your thoughts and give me some feedback.  I would be so grateful if you took it!

And now, I get to share with you the top 10 posts of 2016! (You can read the original post by clicking on the title.)

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the changing leaves and the cooler weather.  I had the opportunity to work with At Home stores and do a blog hop with some amazingly talented ladies.  I like to decorate my home, but I definitely wouldn't call myself a professional, so I was thrilled with the feedback I got and all the kind comments.  You can see how I decorated my home (specifically the front porch and living room) by clicking HERE or on the title above.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
It's been over a year since my family and I first visited Disneyland and we are all itching to go back again.  (Fingers crossed we get to go this fall!)  I'd been to Disneyland before but this was the first time I was the one planning the trip.  As much research as I did, there were still some things I wish I'd known and will definitely be applying the next time we go.  (As a side note, Disneyland On Any Budget by Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog on Earth is a great resource that I wish I'd known about but only recently found.)

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
You know how there are times when you happen upon a company that you didn't know about at the time but just love the more you learn about them and buy their products?  That's exactly how I feel about NeeSee's Dresses.  Being tall, I have a hard time finding dresses that are long enough, but that is never a problem with NeeSee's.  They carry the most beautiful dresses, as well as other clothing and accessories.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
This is such a fun and simple project!  I first used mod podge about 8 years ago and have been hooked ever since.  These notebooks are so inexpensive to make and can be used for so many different things: to-do lists, goal tracking, notes, passing notes/letters between parent and child, gifts, etc.  And they are so easy to personalize because the options for scrapbook paper are endless!

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
Another great Disneyland post that was popular last year.  No matter who you are, waiting in a long line can be frustrating, especially at a place like Disneyland!  I share some simple but easy and effective ways to keep your kids busy while waiting in line at Disneyland or any other theme park you visit.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
I was thinking back one night on my wedding and the different advice I received.  I remembered one bit of advice given lovingly by an older relative and in my head I thought: That is the worst advice I've ever heard!  And that is how this post was born.  Find out what it was and what I tell couples instead.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
I love my crock pot.  In fact, I have three of them and I use all of them, sometimes all at once!  My favorite meals are those that taste like they took forever to make but are easy.  This crock pot pork roast is perfect for both weeknight and weekend dinners, plus it's less expensive than beef roasts.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
This recipe is actually my second most pinned post from my blog!  It is easy, flavorful and so moist.  I love making it any night of the week and my family literally devours it.  Any leftovers are quickly eaten the next day heated up or sliced cold and eaten on top of a salad.  Trust me, you need this recipe in your life.

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
I've mentioned before how much I love my Silhouette Cameo machine.  I use it all the time for craft projects, home decor, scrapbooking, card making, etc.  It's so versatile!  Earlier this year, I purchased a starter kit for heat transfer vinyl and decided to try making a shirt for myself.  This post is for those who are new to heat transfer vinyl and want a very thorough step-by-step tutorial on how to use flocked heat transfer vinyl.  (I also did a tutorial on how to use smooth heat transfer vinyl, which you can find HERE.)  Also, this is the most pinned post from my blog and was even picked up and repinned by the official Silhouette Pinterest page!

And the #1 post from 2016....

Find out what my top 10 most popular posts were for 2016!  You might be surprised what #1 is.
I'll be totally honest, I was shocked when I was running my numbers for this post and this is the one that came out on top.  It was included in at least one round up that I know of, which is partially why I think it picked up so much traction.  But also, it's an awesome post!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, but it can be a little tiring, especially for little people who need to be distracted while the food is being prepared.  This post originally went up in November 2015 and for the last couple of years, I've just printed off a bunch of these pictures and taken them with me wherever we were going with some crayons and colored pencils.  Some of the adults, myself included, even grabbed a copy and got in touch with their inner child. *wink*  It's been fun to see how my kids coloring has improved over the last couple of years and I always keep one or two from the year in my Book of Thanks to look back on.

So there you have it: 10 posts from 2016 that were the most popular to you--my readers!  And I just want to stay thank you again for your support of me and my blog.  I enjoy writing and sharing my posts but it makes it so much more meaningful to me knowing that you read it and (hopefully) get something out of it. *wink*

And here is the link to the reader survey I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  Your responses are valuable to me and I would be so grateful if you took it.  Thank you so much and I wish you the best in this new year!

14 comments

  1. I seriously love the look of your blog! It's so pretty! Congrats on all the successful posts in 2016. Cheers to an even better 2017! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Cara! You are so sweet. And I wish you the best as well! :)

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  2. These all look like great posts! I love those mod podge notebooks. :) Happy 2017!

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    1. Thanks Tami! The mod podge notebook is so fun and it's hard to pass up a quick and easy DIY like that. :)

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  3. This is such a good idea for the end of the year posts! I love that you had such a fun and successful 2016!

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  4. What a great list! I really enjoyed reading all these posts!
    I especially liked the one about "9 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Going to Disneyland" because a plan a trip to Disneyland this year and I really needed some inspiration! :)

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to look through the posts Raluca! Planning a trip to Disneyland can feel overwhelming if you've never done it, but with a few helpful tips from people who have done it, it makes things a whole lot easier. If you're interested, I have a few other posts about Disneyland. Just search for 'Disneyland' in the search box and you'll find all of them. :)

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  5. Love the Worst Marriage Advice post. Great tips! Thanks for sharing and happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I appreciate you taking the time to check out the post and I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your top 10 posts from 2016. I can't wait to see what you'll post this year! :)
    XO! Vanessa

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  7. I love that pot roast and have been making it lately!!

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    1. Awesome Lora! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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