Top 10 Posts of 2013

Wow. What a year. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind!

It’s always fun to look back at the year’s posts and share reader favorites. This year’s top 10 line up features more recipes than ever before…I hate to say it was the year of eating, but it may well have been!

I am also excited to see two contributor posts show up in the top 10 this year. I am truly blessed to be working with some amazing women .

Without further ado, please enjoy the top 10 posts of 2013 (plus a little bonus right out of the gate!).

Top Posts of 2013 SNAP

Top 10 Posts of 2013

Okay, so technically this first highlight wasn’t actually published in 2013. I posted my Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix recipe in December 2012, but it has held the very top spot all year long. So, just think of it as a bonus!

Peppermint-Hot-Chocolate-Mix-Recipe-via-SNAPCandy Cane {Peppermint} Hot Chocolate

Just after Thanksgiving I shared my go-to gingerbread cookie recipe…This Easy Gingerbread Recipe has been a part of our traditions for over a decade. It’s the softest, most delicious version I have ever tried. I am so glad you agree!

Easy Gingerbread Cookies via SNAP!Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Early in the year, Holly shared this awesome Super Bowl Party Appetizer. You’ve got to try it. It’s delicious!

Superbowl appetizerRed Velvet Cheese Ball

Earlier this year I shared a gift-a-year birthday celebration with you. It was fun to put together and fun to share!

birthday gift a year celebrationGift-a-Year Birthday Celebration

This summer we completed a list of 101 to-do’s created to help us enjoy the warm weather and keep a fun photo record.

101 Summer Photo Prompts via SNAP!101 Summer Activities + Photo Prompts

Nothing’s better than party decor that can be used over and over. I originally created this DIY chalkboard banner to welcome summer, but it’s since been used over and over and over.

DIY Chalkboard BannerDIY Chalkboard Banner 

It appears that this is the year of the recipe…I didn’t share that many, but they sure go crazy on Pinterest when I do! I love this super-delicious Summer Tortellini Salad. I can’t wait to make it again!

Summer Tortellini SaladSummer Tortellini Salad

Despite the not so great photos, this Almond Joy Cookie recipe is AMAZING…I seriously get several comments a month from readers who’ve tried it and love it.

Almond joy cookie recipeAlmond Joy Cookie Recipe

I have been blessed to work with some great contributors. Rebecca has shared a truly amazing project every single month. These Coffee Filter Peonies were nearly guaranteed to find a place in the top 10 from the get go!

coffee filter peoniesCoffee Filter Peonies

I’ve been able to travel all over the country speaking on blogging in the last year. I always attempt to get my notes up on the site whenever possible. One of your favorite blog topic posts was Five Steps to Improving Blog Traffic.

Slide15 Steps to Improving Blog Traffic 

And coming in at number 10…Perhaps one of the messiest, yet most delicious recipes we worked on all year…S’mores Mini Donuts.

Smores Mini Donuts Recipe 1S’mores Mini Donuts

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. Such great ideas here, Tauni! I’m totally trying more of these in 2014!

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