Top posts of 2014

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday weekend! As we begin to wrap up another year, I’m taking a look back at the most popular Like a Saturday posts of 2014. Let’s do this New Year’s style and count down from 10! 

Most popular posts of the year

10) DIY Backlit Marquee Letter

I love an easy project, and this is perhaps the easiest of them all! I still love our illuminated ampersand. This would also be adorable in a child’s room — an oversized, monogram night light! 

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9) Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Bar

This is probably my favorite project of the entire year. I still smile at it every morning. Which may be because of my unhealthy obsession with coffee, but I do love how it turned out. 

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8) Greeting Card Organizer

You will notice a theme with some of these popular posts. You guys love your organization! Organizing your greeting cards with a mini-binder couldn’t be easier. There are a couple free printables available for this as well. 

Greeting Card Organizer using a mini-binder (fully stocked with Hallmark Value cards - they run at 47 and 97 cents a piece!)

7) Day-to-Day Life Organization

I went over a bit of how I keep myself organized on a day-to-day basis. My system worked really well for me in a crazy year. I’m making a couple of tweaks going forward in 2015 that I’ll be sharing with you soon! 

Systems to help you get and stay organized in your day-to-day life -- to help simplify your life and make your days run smoother!

6) Laundry Room Reveal

Another favorite post. I’m so happy with how our laundry room turned out! I wanted it to be pretty since it’s at the end of our main hallway {you can see it from the living room} and the door is pretty much always open. I get a lot of great comments on it when we have company! 

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5) Pantry Remodel and Organization

My dad gutted my parents’ pantry and did a complete overhaul. I helped with the organization and share some tips in this post. 

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4) Almond Joy Smoothie

This smoothie is seriously delicious, and its healthy too! I’m thinking it’s time to pull out the blender and get back on a smoothie kick! 

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3) Managing the Paper Clutter

Another organizational post. This system has been a game changer! We’ve been able to keep the paper clutter at bay without losing our minds. I was so glad we had this system in place before starting our adoption process this year. Talk about your paper train! I was easily able to find everything we needed. Tax season should be a breeze as well! 

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2) How to Paint Your Trim

I had grand plans to repaint all of our trim this year, but we only got to the bathrooms and laundry room. I’ll be using my own advice when I try to tackle this task in 2015. 

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1) How to Hang Patio Lights

This absolutely cracks me up — the post that almost wasn’t. Seriously, y’all — this post was a complete afterthought. I didn’t think anyone would really be all that interested, but it has consistently been the post with the most traffic this year. Who knew! 

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I was happy to see that my two favorites – the coffee bar and laundry room – made the list. Often times the posts you put the most effort into don’t gain as much traction. Meanwhile, you have the patio light posts blowing your mind. Haha! :)

What was your favorite post or project this year?

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