Top 10 posts seem to be the thing to do when the end of the year rolls around. To tell you the truth, I almost never look at my site statistics, and I usually feel a bit surprised when I do—the posts that get the most traffic are almost never the ones I have the most fun writing.
So instead of the traditional top 10 showcasing which posts got the biggest numbers and most attention, here instead are some of my favorite posts of the year—the projects and recipes and day-to-day thoughts that I most enjoyed creating and sharing. They may not have been the most popular, but these are some of the posts I enjoyed the most.
I didn’t post about crochet nearly as much in 2014 as I have in the past, which probably has a lot to do with having a new baby in the house this year. Of the crochet projects and tutorials I did share, some of my favorites are Darcy’s Vintage Shell Shrug (totally customizable to fit any size):
Other crochet favorites are my 3-part Granny Stripe Baby Blanket tutorial (<—that link will take you to the final post in the series, with links to the other two tutorials), Double Pom Pom hat pattern, Chunky Scalloped Cowl pattern, and the blanket I made for my sister’s wedding.
See more of my crochet projects/tutorials on my crochet Pinterest board.
Eat to live? Reverse that, and now we’re talking. One of my favorite recipes from the year (as well as one of my favorite recipes, period) is my mom’s Sausage and Veggie Calzones:
See the rest of my recipes on my recipe Pinterest board.
I don’t know whether or not you guys noticed, but my blog underwent a bit of a shift in 2014. When I started blogging (quite a few years ago now!), I almost exclusively shared DIY projects and tutorials. And while those projects are still a part of my life, I’m not interested anymore in having them be my sole focus here. While I keep up with a small handful of DIY blogs, it’s mostly as a source of inspiration—the blogs I read faithfully and look forward to and interact with most are the ones that I feel a more personal connection with. So it felt natural to me to move mine in a more personal direction, too. I hope no one minds.
I loved sharing my monthly reading recap posts and favorite books of 2014 (you can find the links to each of my monthly book posts at the end of the favorite books post):
image via The Faithpal
And just a sappy moment here, if you don’t mind. Thank you so much for reading this blog, for commenting and emailing and making it such a joy for me to share bits of our little life. I appreciate every one of you, and it means a lot to me that you would take time out of your day to read what I have to say.
Thanks for being here.