I'm also excited about starting to host a Linky Party, which starts on Monday. Right now, if it shows promise of being popular, I'm planning on making it a weekly feature. So tell all your friends about it and invite them to the Small Moments Shared Moments Monday Linky Party!!!
So, let's get to some fun stuff now. I thought I'd share the posts that got viewed the most this past year, starting with No. 10.
No. 10... Christmas House Tour
Now of course, this post hasn't been posted very long..not even two weeks, but I actually think that's kind of special. I want to thank all of you who visited our house during the holidays. Hopefully, you'll come back again and again, because I love having company over!
No. 9... Decorating Inspirations: Bedrooms
This one was from back in March. It was one of the first "Decorating Inspiration" posts that I've done. As you can see, the bedrooms from it are beautiful. Lots of inspiration there!
No. 8... Decorating Inspirations: Bathrooms
I really had a lot of fun looking for inspiring pictures for this post. We have such a small bathroom, so it gave me a chance to live vicariously through the pictures. One day I'll be able to put some of these ideas to use. In the meantime, watch for a post on the changes I'm going to be making in our little bathroom in 2012!
No. 7... I Painted the Kitchen Cabinets!
I think this post is my favorite for the year, probably because I finally did something that I had been talking about doing since fooorrrreverrrrrrr! I am still thrilled with how the cabinets turned out. I have a lot of people suggest that I should paint the lower cabinet also, but this look is really growing on me, and I like the mismatched cabinets. It's a little quirky and kind of romantic, because it was a compromise between me and Jim.
No. 6... Vintage Parties
This one surprised me. It didn't get any comments, but it still gets a lot of traffic. I think it's a SEO thing. "Vintage" is a huge keyword, as is "Parties." I have a feeling that this post is not what most people have in mind when they find reach it. Still, I do wish that society would get back to being a little more formal and make getting together a little more special.
No. 5... More Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing
This project didn't make a huge difference in the way the kitchen looked, but it did make the wood look a little richer. As an aside, the process did not work that well, and I'll be sanding them and actually staining them some time soon. I have, however, loved having the glass knobs on the cabinets. I had a little trouble with them coming lose, but a couple washers took care of that lickity-split.
No. 4... He Agreed!!!
I was so excited about this post when I wrote it. Jim had finally agreed to let me paint the kitchen cabinets. It was way back in March, and I didn't actually get around to painting them until October. But in a lot of ways I'm glad I waited, because I got Jim to move the refrigerator first and that made it much easier.
No. 3... Decorating Inspirations: Offices
In this post, I shared different elements of home offices that I'd love to incorporate into an office for myself. We still don't have the space for an office, but we have moved my armoire desk out of storage into the living room so I can have a little space that's just for me. It's a start, and I'll share it with you when I get it all set up. I have some storage ideas for it that I haven't incorporated yet.
Up until now, all of these popular posts have had under 500 pageviews...not so with this one. It's had nearly 1,500, and I'm not surprised. "Pink" is a very big keyword. Looking back on this post, I can tell that my tastes have kind of changed a bit. These rooms don't inspire me the way they did when I first posted it. Still...they are very beautiful rooms.
And no for No. 1.... Drum Roll Please!
With over 2,200 pageviews, this is the most popular post on my blog. It has a lot of inspiration in it, and of course, it features my favorite color--Pink!
Well there you have it... the Top 10 posts from 2011. I'm really looking forward to writing more, sharing some more inspirations with you, and getting to know all of you better in 2012!