Top Posts of 2012

I thought it would be fun if we had a bit of a year in review post…Today I am sharing with you the most visited posts of 2012.


101 Must Take Photos for 2012


We had so much fun chronicling our life in photo this last year. I will definitely be using this list as a reminder again in 2013!

10 Simple Birthday Party Decorations


Normally I wouldn’t post a round-up, but this one was soooo popular. I am always amazed at how simple, simple decoration can make such a HUGE difference. I used a couple of these tutorials this past year and they were all easy to implement.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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This is my favorite hot chocolate recipe. I like this mix better than any store bought recipe and it’s so much cheaper!

Add Your Instagram Photos to Your Blogger Sidebar


Instagram has become the go-to social networking app for so many of us. Make sure ALL of your readers can keep up and add a little visual bling to your sidebar with this easy tutorial.

DIY Beach Waves Hairspray


Let’s be honest. When it comes to getting ready in the morning, I am LAZY. I love shortcuts and this beachy spray was a lifesaver this last summer! If the weather weren’t so cold I would let my hair air dry with it every day.

2012 DIY Trends (You can check on me and see how accurate I actually was now)

2012 DIY Trends

Hmmm. I don’t know about the bows, but I think I was pretty spot on with most of the other trends. What do you think?

Facebook Giveaway and Promotion Rules for Bloggers


Facebook changes are so hard to keep track of, but it’s important if you want to maintain your page without any trouble. Read up on Facebook giveaway and promotion rules.

How to Make Cotton Candy Truffula Trees


We’ve had so much fun celebrating holidays and movies this last year…I just couldn’t miss an opportunity to use cotton candy and celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss.

Oreo Love Bugs


Each and every February we’re paid a visit by the love bugs…They leave little love notes and gifts for the kids around Valentine’s Day. We usually kick of the visit with a themed snack and the kids loved making these cookie bugs.

How to Create a Blog Editorial Calendar


I just started working on my 2013 calendar. I can’t say that I always stay on target, but having a plan sure does help!

It was so much fun looking back on the year. Looking forward to a great 2013!

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this year. If you’ve written a post about your top project or if you’d like to share your #1 favorite project, link it up!


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. Hi Tauni,
    I would love to link up but after refreshing many times I am still not seeing the link…..I’ll check back later
    Happy Holidays!

    • Hey Kim, try it again. I was having some trouble with the back end on my site this morning and that post was showing a little wonky. I just checked it though and it looks like it’s working now!

  2. Great list, Tauni! :) Hope you’re feeling ok!

  3. I LOVE end of the year wrap-ups. Loved looking and reading through yours. I do hope you are feeling much better and that your Christmas was memorable.. Wishing you a wonderful 2013 Happy New Year!!!

  4. I’m posting my list on Saturday, I think. I’ll make sure and come back and link up then! Always fun to look back and see that you did do a lot of cool stuff over the course of the year.

  5. I missed some great posts! I will have to go back and check them out. I especially appreciated the post on creating an editorial calendar as one of my “New Year’s Resolutions” is to simply blog consistently! This will certainly help! Thanks!

  6. Thanks for hosting this end-of-the-year party, Tauni! Not sure how I missed your homemade beach waves spray, but I’m definitely going to try it because I love beach sprays and creams year-round! (Well, my hair does…at least I think it does!) Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Laura! My hair loves this stuff year-round actually. In fact, I used it this morning! I am cautious not to use it too much simply because I think the salt is a bit drying, but I still use it at least once or twice a week. xoxo, Tauni

  7. Great to see a summary of the year…I headed over to the editorial post right away!

  8. This is a great post! I have a 1st birthday party THIS FRIDAY that I need to get working on so I will be using those birthday party ideas for sure!

    • Thanks M! All of the party decor is sooo simple and it’s such an easy addition to any party theme. Hope you have a fun time with the party! They grow so fast…xoxo Tauni

  9. Thanks for hosting! Excited to go look at all of the links above! Happy New Year!
    :) Claire

  10. I missed that editorial post! Clicking to it now….I want to do this for 2013! Thanks Tauni! (Hope you are feeling well!)

    • Summer, Hope you got a chance to peak at the editorial calendar post. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you out.



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