Looking Back

Looking Back

I’ve been evaluating the past year and making decisions for 2013.  I thought it would be fun to look back on my most popular posts of the year and see what you all have been the most interested in.


It was so funny to me when I saw that my most popular post in January by FAR was when I fell in the movie theater and broke my foot. I’m so glad you all enjoy a clumsy story because I am full of them!


I wrote my most popular post ever in February, “20 Ways to ‘Reset’ When the Kids are Having a Hard Day.”  It was a quick idea and it went viral on Pinterest.  How fun is that?!  I wouldn’t be able to do that on purpose if I tried.


The girls and I did a bridal fair with our shop.  We made a bunch of new products for the fair and those have become some of our favorite products we sell.  In fact, we are working on changing a lot of our products and the best ideas came from getting ready for this show.

Also in March I started my Intentionally Parenting Your Toddler series which has been wonderful.


My clothing tips for plus-sized gals has been well received.  I liked sharing that with you all and I will be doing more of it in 2013.  In fact, we have a whole new series coming up on modesty on a budget (for plus-sized, teens and everyone in between).


I wrote about how I keep our homeschool area organized that was well liked.  Homeschool supplies and projects are a mess to keep up with, so I was happy to share how we manage.


In June we finished up some much needed outside work on the house.  My favorite and the month’s most popular post was the front porch makeover.


I have 2 top posts in July.  First, I went to visit my friend Becky in California and we made over her potting shed while I was there.  I posted about how I painted the giant letter on her wall. It was so much fun to do!

Also in July I did a quick little makeover of our back deck.  It was a really easy, frugal project that we are really enjoying.  I am going to add to it this summer….it needs a table or bench.  I love doing things for free!


There are 2 posts from August that stand out.  The first is when I shared about how hard it has been for us to find a church.  You all had some great thought to share about that and I appreciated the great conversation in the comments.

And y’all were so sweet when I told you about losing our dog and how Noah had to grow up and do a man’s job to help me.  It’s was so sad and touching.


We finally finished the girl’s attic bedroom and it turned out so cute!  They are enjoying it up there….at least the giggles I hear coming from up there make me think so.


In October I did a 31 day series called, “31 Everyday Ways to Connect with Your Child.”  If you missed it….you will want to go and look through the ideas.  You will be inspired to spend some quality time with your kids….no matter what their age.


I wrote a list of 5 questions about getting to know you and asked y’all to share your answers.  It was so much fun to get to know you all a little better!  I’m definitely going to do more of that in this coming year.


Even though there are still 4 days left, my most popular post so far this month is one I wrote called, “Woman to Woman: On Giving Advice.”  I was so glad to see it was well received.  Encouraging each other toward godliness is one of my favorite things to do.

If you have written me and asked a question and I never replied, I am so sorry.  I can’t reply to all of the emails I receive and still take good care of my family.  But your questions are important to me and I do try to answer if I can.  I am so grateful for each of you and blessed that you stop to read my blog and when you leave comments it always brightens my day!

We’ve got some fun plans for this blog coming up in 2013 and are excited to keep getting to know you.

Have a wonderful new year!


  1. I have loved getting to know you better Lisa!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Dittoing Deanna’s sentiments!