2022 was quite a year! Looking back, it was chock full of big-time stuff! Here’s a recap of my top 10 Reader’s favorite blog posts from 2022.

I’m always excited about the start of a new year. Setting my goals. The planning.

Plus it’s a chance to begin with a clean slate with fresh starts to old habits. I love thinking about the new year in that way, don’t you?

Looking back, 2022 was a big year! Both for the blog and myself.

We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary in the new house.

So it’s not so new anymore. I’m going to stop calling it that.

But we made so many changes here since moving in. The gardens were spectacular to explore and discover plants that I didn’t know were here.

My blog and brand grew exponentially over the last year. I attended a few blogging conferences and retreats.

And I’m working on something really big on the back end that I can’t wait to tell you about in 2023.

My oldest daughter graduated from college.

And overall, it was a really great year.

Here’s a look back at your favorite top posts for 2022.

Did your favorite make the list?

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Top 10 Reader’s Favorite Blog Posts for 2022

When I looked back at the analytics of all posts written this year, there are some standouts that you guys really loved.

And you know what?

So did I!

Christmas house decor with rustic farmhouse christmas tree and DIY paperbag snowflakes in farmhouse living roomHow to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags

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

While my top post is not a new post for 2022, this was leaps and bounds a favorite on both Google and Pinterest. This budget-friendly way to decorate for the holidays was a huge hit on the blog in 2022. It is my top post! Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial explaining how to make snowflakes with paper bags and how to avoid the mistake I made!

close up of hawaiian party theme dinner table with pinapples, lenox fine china, candles and flowers in the potager garden

How to Host an Elegant Hawaiian Party Theme

My personal favorite post of 2022 was your #2! I love how this table turned out for my supper club’s Hawaiian theme party, and apparently so did you! The flowers and pineapple centerpiece stop me in my tracks whenever I see this photo.

Fresh cut hydrangea arrangement on a table in a vintage galvanized metal planter - How to Keep Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping

The Secret to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping

An oldie but a goodie, we all want to keep our hydrangea flowers looking plump and beautiful in an arrangement. Whether you cut them from the garden or bought them from the market, keep hydrangeas from drooping with these simple tips. This post shares two simple methods to keep hydrangea flowers from wilting in a vase as well as how to revive the blooms after.

first Christmas in our home tour with rustic farmhouse christmas tree, large lanterns and gift wrapping ideas

Christmas Tree Ornament Storage Hack (Tik Tok Made Me Do It!)

I was inspired to share this one shortly after we moved in last year because I could not wrap and unwrap another thing! If you do that’s how you store your ornaments too, you’ve got to check out this new method I found on TikTok! It works really well and I’m totally doing it again with my new flocked tree’s ornaments too!

A close-up view of shrimp scampi, featuring plump shrimp cooked in a garlic butter sauce and garnished with fresh parsley. The shrimp are bright orange and white, and the sauce appears rich and creamy with visible pieces of minced garlic and green herbs, similar to a well-crafted flatbread pizza recipe.

The Best Baked Shrimp Scampi You’ll Ever Have

This recipe is straight from my grandmother’s vault and wow is it delish! But even better, it’s super simple to make too! Wait until you try this baked shrimp scampi recipe. It’s the best-tasting dump-and-go recipe out there!

Beautiful flower garden in front of a garden shed with terra cotta pot and wood picket fence. Starting a new garden to Grow a cut flower garden for beginners

9 Garden Treasures You Should Buy at the Thrift Store

This one is your favorite thrifting post. And I can see why because it’s a great list of garden treasures that you should never pass up at the thrift store! Wait until you see the cool things you need to buy on your next bargain-shopping adventure. Because I love a good deal, don’t you?

Close up of a slice of The Best Coffee Cake Recipe

The Best Coffee Cake Recipe

This moist and delicious coffee cake recipe was a huge hit on Pinterest. It’s quick, easy, and delicious, so I can see why. Have you tried it yet?

Limelight hydrangea in bloom during fall -How to Propagate Hydrangeas in 7 Easy Steps

How to Propagate Hydrangeas in 7 Easy Steps

I guess we all want to grow more hydrangeas without breaking the bank! Learn how to propagate hydrangeas and get more plants for FREE with these easy propagation methods.

After decorating a black china cabinet and hutch for winter with lenox, faux greens and pinecones -how to arrange china cabinet hutch

How to Arrange a China Cabinet Hutch in 7 Easy Steps

I get it. Styling a china cabinet and hutch is not easy, and a little intimidating. If you’ve been looking for ways to arrange a china cabinet and hutch, wait until you see how to decorate shelves with an uncluttered cozy look.

Potager garden with green fence and nepeta 'walkers low' in bloom

Simple Recipe for Homemade Weed Killer That Works

I’m so glad this was a popular post among my readers because we don’t need to use synthetic pesticides to kill weeds. There are more organic ways to control them and we should all be good stewards of the environment. So if you are looking for easy ways to get rid of weeds this post shares some easy solutions plus a simple recipe for homemade weed killer that works!

And that’s it!

Did your favorite post make the list?

It’s so fun to look back.

Now onto a bigger and better 2023. Much like 2022, there will be no shortage of projects this year. Cause I’ve got my hands full.

I’m planning to paint my kitchen cabinets and renovate my bedroom, plus paint a few more rooms. It’s going to be epic!

Happy day!

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  1. So many great posts for 2022 Stacy! I think my favorite was hosting an elegant Hawaiian party theme.