Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

It’s been another year! Last year I took a look at the most popular blog posts on Alysalovely.com from 2016, and I thought I’d do that again!  Here are the top 10 posts according to views from this past year:

10. Unwrap The Present Group Game
This post was from 2015 and was so fun to write!  I must be getting some views from Pinterest for this.  We didn’t end up playing it this past year, but it’s a favourite of ours.. and our friends!  It’s mostly fun to watch.  If you haven’t played, you should definitely give it a try.  I think one of the reasons we didn’t do it this year is because we don’t get any flyers, so we wouldn’t have anything to wrap it with!  I love this game though.

9. 10 Life Lessons from Nanny Fine
This post is from 2013 and it was so much fun.  I really enjoyed watching through all of The Nanny.  I don’t think it’s on Canadian Netflix anymore (it might have only been on American one to begin with) but it was a great watch.  If you have access to it, you should definitely watch it!  It has a lot of great moments. 🙂

8. What to Watch on Netflix If You’re Salty About Degrassi
This post IS from 2017!  I am still grumpy that it took forever for the new episodes to appear on Canadian Netflix when it was on American Netflix (and most other ones) right away.  Degrassi is SET in Canada.  It’s SO ridiculous that it took so long.  Grr.  Still salty, apparently.

7. March Five on Friday
This particular 5 on Friday was randomly very popular. I don’t know why, but great! Haha I hope to do more if these this year.

6. fun gender reveals
This is from 2014. And I was pretty bummed my baby was very secretive about it. I don’t think I did any of these for Aiden either. *note: these ideas are just for fun. We know nothing about the little beings growing in our belly, so having a small piece can be exciting. If you don’t agree with gender reveals that’s fine too! 😘

5. Parenting With Grace and Truth Review
This is from 2017 as well! I really enjoyed reading this book, and I’m glad that this post was so popular this year, and that people are still reading it now.

4. Toddler & Baby Friendly Cookies
This is from 2017 too! I really liked making these with my kids, and they enjoyed eating them! I’m glad others enjoyed it too.

3. DIY Thank You Gift for your Midwife
This post is from 2016. This mug got raves from other midwives, that my midwife called me to ask where I got it. I love how it turned out.

2. My Clueless Birthday Party
This is from 2015, and a super fun party!

1. Baby Cereal Muffins
This is also from 2015. Another recipe! I’m so glad people seem to like the recipes I share!

4/10 of these were actually from 2017, which is interesting. I would say I didn’t write tons this past year, so here’s planning for some more posts this year ❤️

Xoxo,

Alysa

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Best of 2016

2016 was a crazy year.  In the world, especially, but in our house it was fairly busy as well.  We became a family of four, I switched from wordpress.com to a self-hosted website, and I started making bonnets in an etsy shop!  Very busy year.  Here are the top 10 most viewed blog posts from 2016!

  1. Baby Cereal Muffins
    I didn’t even write this one in 2016, but it’s been the top post for two years in a row.  I loved making Autumn these muffins and I will be making them for Aiden soon, too.
  2. And then there were four – My Birth Story
    I love this post so much.  Aiden’s birth story was not 100% what I wanted it to be (I would have liked it to happen sooner haha) but it was amazing.
  3. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change Your Family Review & Giveaway
    I was surprised to see this one.  Maybe it’s just my own feelings on the book projecting though.
  4. Baby Baby! Book Review & Giveaway
    This book is SO cute!  I still really enjoy reading it to my babies.
  5. DIY Thank You Gift for your Midwife
    This was a really fun DIY!  I got the idea for it from my baby group for Aiden, and was so excited to give the gift to my midwife.  I still think it’s funny that like two weeks or so after I gave it to her, she called me and asked where I got it!  I’m glad it was well-receivied.
  6. To My Daughter on her 2nd Birthday
    love this one too!
  7. How To Go Church Shopping
    This was a big part of our year last year and I am so glad with where we ended up.  Our church has been amazingly welcoming and warm and it truly does feel like home.  I love it there!
  8. Bump Update: 40 Weeks
    When my due date was supposed to be haha
  9. DIY Little Tikes Kitchen Renovation
    This was another fun DIY I did this year!  It took a very good chunk of the year because I started it before Aiden was born and finished it a few months after he was born.  Oh well 😉
  10. Secrets for Surviving Two under Two
    This was a great roundup with some stellar tips for dealing with two babies under two.  I was glad to be able to read the tips and share them.

Looking forward to seeing what will make this list next year!  Happy 2017! <3

xoxo,
Alysa

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