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Top 10 Blog Posts From 2021

2021 was quite a year! Looking back, it was chock full of big-time stuff! Here’s a recap of my top blog posts from 2021.

I’m always excited about the start of a new year, aren’t you?

To me, it’s a chance to begin with a clean slate.

With fresh starts to old habits.

I love thinking about the new year that way, don’t you?

Looking back, 2021 was a big year!

Both for the blog and myself personally.

My blog grew leaps and bounds this year.

Plus, I started new channels on YouTube and TikTok.

Are you following along there yet?

On a personal front, we moved!

That was a huge end to 2021.

Almost all of the fall was consumed by the big move, not to mention I had a run-in with severe anemia and surgery shortly after.

But overall it was a GREAT year.

Here’s a look back at my top posts for 2021.

Can you guess what the #1 post was?

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#10. How to Propagate Hydrangeas in 7 Easy Steps

If I could grow an entire garden of hydrangeas, I would!

There are so many different varieties, shapes, and sizes.

And they grow such beautiful flowers, don’t they?

Did you know that hydrangeas are very easy to propagate too?

It’s super easy to do and a great way to grow your stock for free!

Learn how to propagate hydrangeas HERE.

And on a sidenote, you can divide hydrangeas too. Learn how HERE.

my jersey garden hydrangeas at sunset

#9. How to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags Without Making the Same Mistake I Did

I’m always on the hunt for budget-friendly ways to decorate for winter and the holidays.

This one was so fun to make!

You guys loved this easy step-by-step tutorial explaining how to make snowflakes with paper bags.

You can read the post HERE.

Farmhouse christmas tree with DIY paperbag snowflakes in farmhouse living roomHow to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags

#8. Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

I think we were all looking for a refreshing beverage that can be made both with or without alcohol.

Cause you loved this strawberry lemonade recipe.

And you know what?

So did I!

It’s perfect for those warm sunny days.

So pin and save this one for later.

Get the recipe HERE.

closeup of Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

#7. The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

Another food recipe made the top 10.

It was part of one of my fun supper club themes.

This super easy cupcake was made with Rumchata and cupcake mix.

There’s a little more to it than just that, but it’s super simple to make, creamy, and delicious.

If you want to try making ho-hum cupcakes 10x better, you’ve got to try this one.

Get the recipe HERE.

close up of The Best Recipe for Rumchata Cupcakes

#6. Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets FAQ

DIYers and DIY wannabes unite because you wanted to know all about how to chalk paint kitchen cabinets.

And bathroom cabinets too!

I get so many questions about the process and getting over the fear of just doing it.

If you are thinking about painting your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, you’ve got to check out THIS post.

Because I answered all your questions about chalk painting cabinets.

Rustic farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall with white painted cabinets that were refinished with chalk paint and stainless steel dishwasher and houseplantstop blog posts from 2021

#5. My New Raised Garden Beds for Vegetables

If I had to pick my favorite post for 2021, this would be it.

I LOVE design and look of my new raised garden beds.

They produced abundantly all season long.

And my plants were much healthier too!

In fact, I loved them so much Chris dismantled them for me to bring to the new house!

I was not leaving these behind!!!

You can check out my new raised garden beds HERE.

raised garden beds in the backyard on gravel -top blog posts from 2021

#4. 5 Quick Ways to Grow a Cottage Garden

Cottage garden style is my style and how I love to garden.

From the meandering pathways and garden decor to lots of pretty garden flowers, what’s not to love?

How to add cottage garden charm was another reader favorite for 2021.

I’ll be adding a cottage garden here at the new house in spring 2022.

I can’t wait!

You can read the post HERE.

Allium, salvia, siberian iris and roses in Cottage garden flowers in zone 6a garden in June - happy gardening

#3. The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping

Although this post was written in 2020, it’s one of my top posts!

Whether you purchase fresh-cut hydrangeas from the market or cut the blooms from your yard, these tips will keep your flowers looking fresh in an arrangement.

You can read the post HERE.

#2. Centerpiece Ideas for the Dining Table You Can Make in Minutes

I love a good centerpiece for the dining table, don’t you?

Whether I’m using live or faux plants, a beautiful centerpiece is a must!

You guys loved this post where I shared some simple seasonal centerpiece ideas for the dining table that you can make in minutes.

Check out the post HERE.

Simple Fall Table Decor and Thanksgiving Food Ideas

#1. How to Paint Wood Cabinets with Chalk Paint

And your number one post from 2021?

This one.

How to paint wood cabinets with chalk paint.

I’m telling you – if you are even close to thinking about painting your wood cabinets…

Read THIS post and just do it!

I painted mine in the old house about 4 years ago and never had any regrets.

Wait that’s not true.

I did have one regret.

That I didn’t do it sooner!!!

The before and after is MAJOR.

Wait until you see what my kitchen looked like before!

DIY Hydrangea Wreath in Farmhouse Kitchen

And that’s it!

Did you guess which post is number one correctly?

It’s so fun to look back.

Now onto a bigger and better 2022.

There will be no shortage of projects this year.

I’ve got my hands full with the new home and gardens.

Happy day!

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  1. A little bit of everything you do made it to your top 10!! I was wondering about those raised beds too. Onward and upward for ‘22!!