The readers have spoken! I can’t wait to share the top 10 viewed Shiplap and Shells blog posts of 2020. And i’ll share my personal favorite as a special bonus!
I have to tell you, I was a bit surprised when I looked one last time to see which posts ended up at the top of the “favorite” list. I really thought my gardening posts would be at the top, because my Instagram garden posts, especially my greenhouse views, have always been the most liked. But that wasn’t the case on the blog.
It was actually a mixed bag. A few seasonal home tours, a DIY or two, and yes, a few gardening posts. Are you ready to see what the favorites were???
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My Favorite Blog Post of the Year
Before I share the top 10 viewed blog posts with you, I wanted to share my personal favorite post. This one was a lot of fun for me to put together.
I went out one evening to say hi to some neighbors who were riding their bikes down our street. I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the summer evening was, and how stunning the sunset was as it turned the sky a bright pink. And then…the twinkle lights came on (they are on a timer) and the garden was absolutely magical. The rest is history.
This blog post may not have been in the top 10, but these pictures from the blog were the very favorites on Instagram. The captures from this evening were some of the best I have ever taken of my garden.
Your Favorite and Most Viewed Top Blog Posts of 2020
#10 Top Post – Seed Starting Basics
This was one of the very first posts I wrote, and I’ve learned even more as the year went by. I’ll be updating the post soon with some additional fun facts.
I’ll also be starting a blog series in early 2021 with lots and lots of fun information on starting a cut flower garden.
#9 Top Post – Before & After – How I Refreshed My Tired Laundry Room
I had never shown my laundry room before, so it was really fun to share this refresh, and how we did projects in phases for the last 8 years!
I’m looking forward to sharing more before & after posts with you in 2021. There were so many projects we have taken on since we moved into our home. I have so many great “before” pics, and know you will love them!!!
#8 Top Post – Warm & Cozy Vintage Inspired Autumn Bedroom Tour
Here’s one of 3 seasonal tours from this year. This post was all about adding vintage accessories and decor throughout the bedroom. Here’s a fun fact…We had to add built-ins to the room because it’s too small to place much furniture in it.
#7 Top Post – A Greenhouse for Every Season
My greenhouse is a favorite on the blog and on Instagram. It makes me smile because it’s not the biggest greenhouse out there. In fact, I can’t even place any furniture inside. But it serves a purpose and there is plenty of character and charm inside and out.
This little greenhouse was in 2 calendars, 1 magazine, 1 photo shoot, 1 TV program and a local newspaper. Pretty impressive!
I think the most favorite thing for people is the fact that my greenhouse and garden overlook the Puget Sound, which for those that don’t know, is a body of salt water that flows out to the Pacific Ocean.
#6 Top Post – 10 Ways to Create a Charming Cottage Style Kitchen
Here I share the different elements we used to create a cottage style kitchen. We spend a lot of time at that kitchen farm table, looking at the waterview.
#5 Top Post – Late Summer Garden Tour in the PNW
My dahlias were in full force at the time of this post. I took these pictures the same week that Cottage Style Magazine came to photograph my garden for the spring issue. Now that was a lot of fun!!!
#4 Top Post – How to Make a DIY Faux Fireplace Mantel Surround
This was the first DIY project my husband and I tackled and I think it actually turned out really well! You can also see more here on the chippy finish we added for character.
#3 Top Post – 3 Easy Ways to Dry Hydrangeas
Dried hydrangeas were found EVERYWHERE in my home for fall. I shared 3 different ways to dry them. These hydrangeas in the sink were the most beautiful color I have ever seen, and were from 2 years ago. I wasn’t able to replicate the color this year.
#2 Top Post – Cozy Up to Fall Home Tour
There were pumpkins, copper accessories and hydrangeas throughout my home during the fall season. I really went for a more simplistic look this year. Especially since I was decorating for a Cottages and Bungalows photo shoot last fall, and it was so much work. I really wanted a break this year, and was ready to sit back and enjoy the autumn season.
#1 Top Post – A Little Cottage Christmas Tour
And here’s another seasonal tour, the third and final actually.
You probably still remember this post, since it’s only been on the blog for a month. I decorated for Christmas with a more simplistic approach this year. Even though I had more time on my hands this year, and started decorating earlier than the previous years, I just couldn’t find the motivation to go all out. But I ended up really liking the whole “less is more” decor.
So do you remember any of these posts?
Do you have a favorite blog post of mine?
What would you like to see me write about on the blog this year?
Thank you so much for being here with me this year. I had so much fun and hope to get better and better at this. You’ll never know how much I appreciate you.
Wishing you a year ahead with much peace, love and joy.
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More Top Blog Posts from 2020
Are you ready for more? My good friends are also sharing their top blog posts from the past year. Make sure you visit them for some serious inspiration!