16 Favorite Posts from 2016

Jan 9

Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts with Blueberry Glaze | Baked donut recipes, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Happy Monday and happy New Year, friends! After unexpectedly taking some extra time off last week to try and finally lick the insanely intense cold/sinus infection/plague that I came down with just before the holidays (more on that soon), I am officially working on getting back in the swing of things this week. In the end, I spent so much of the holidays sick that I never got around to baking cookies or watching half of my Christmas movie must-watch list, and I took many more naps in the last few weeks than I have in a long long time. I’m not fully up to speed just yet, but the last couple of days I’ve been feeling much better so I suppose there’s something to be said for extra sleep after all. To kick off 2017, I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to look back on some of your favorite posts of 2016. Every January I love rounding up the most popular posts of the previous year and seeing how the site evolves from year to year. The process for selecting these posts (which are presented in no particular order) is a very non-scientific combination of looking at page views, Pinterest pin counts, overall social shares, etc. Not surprisingly, recipe posts, cocktail recipes and a smattering of personal and home decor related posts stole the show this past year. Stay tuned throughout the week for more in-depth personal reflections on 2016, our annual reader survey to kick off the year and a few other fun things, too! Oh and I’d love to have you chime in with what your favorite posts were this year. I’m starting to get organized to begin planning for the year and shooting new content and I always love your input. Here’s hoping your 2017 is off to a beautiful start! xoxo

1. Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts with Blueberry Glaze [above]

Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch | Champagne cocktails, cocktail recipes, entertaining tips and party ideas from @cydconverse

2. Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch

Easy Party Appetizers - The Ultimate Hummus Plate | Appetizer recipes, cocktail recipes, entertaining tips and party ideas from @cydconverse

3. The Ultimate Hummus Plate

DIY Homemade Margarita Body Scrub | Homemade beauty remedies, at home skin care, body scrub recipes and more!

4. DIY Homemade Margarita Body Scrub

Modern Neon Nursery Tour | Nursery ideas, home decor, entertaining tips and more from @cydconverse

5. Baby Emerson’s Nursery

Smoothie Bowl Recipes from @cydconverse

6. How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

Loving Patterned Cement Tile

7. Loving Patterned Cement Tile

Grapefruit Moscow Mule | Cocktail recipes, Moscow mule recipes, entertaining ideas, party themes and more from @cydconverse

8. Grapefruit Moscow Mule

Surviving Divorce | Real Divorce Stories from @cydconverse

9. Surviving Divorce (Five Years Later)

Best Ever S'mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe | Easy dessert recipes, cocktail recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

10. Homemade S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Baby Shower Waffle Bar | Baby shower themes, brunch ideas and more from @cydconverse

11. A Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower

Easy Party Appetizers - Antipasto Skewers | Appetizer recipes, cocktail recipes, entertaining tips and party ideas from @cydconverse

12. Antipasto Skewers

Modern Baby Shower Ideas | Baby shower themes, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

13. A Modern + Elegant Tropical Baby Shower

Valentine's Day Printables | Valentine's Day craft ideas from @cydconverse

14. Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate with Printables

6 Chocolate Bark Recipes | Party recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

15. Christmas Chocolate Bark Six Ways

DIY Gold Leaf Star Ornaments | Homemade ornaments, homemade Christmas gifts, Christmas decor ideas and more from @cydconverse

16. DIY Gold Leaf Star Ornaments

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