2014 was a memorable year here at Happiness is Homemade!
I spent today reminiscing while looking back at my readers’ favorite posts of the year, and compiling a list of the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2014 to share with you all. I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to each and every one of my sweet readers, and to let you know that I genuinely and deeply appreciate all of the support and encouragement that you have shown me over these past few years. Here’s to a fantastic 2015 for all of us!
Let’s begin the countdown…
#10: This Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods! Perfect for chilly winter days, this soup is quick and easy to prepare with minimal prep time or ingredients necessary. Bonus: This post also contains links to 50 more easy weeknight dinners that you won’t want to miss!
#9: It’s hard to believe that these gorgeous wreaths are made from simple sheets of paper! Check out all 30 Inspiring Paper Wreaths here.
#8: Wait, don’t toss those recyclables into the bin yet! Take a look at all of these incredible projects that can be made with recycled objects in the Ultimate Guide to Kids Crafting with Recyclables.
#7: Our Homeschool Room Tour goes hand-in-hand with our DIY Farmhouse Table & Bench. I love, love, LOVE having a dedicated space for my boys to do their schoolwork! The homeschool room has evolved a bit since it was originally shared last March, so I’ll have to post an update soon!
#6: This recipe for the Best Pasta Salad Ever is a definite crowd pleaser, and it can easily be modified to fit a variety of taste preferences. My family asks me to bring this to every single potluck, picnic and holiday throughout the year!
#5: These Caramelized Cinnamon Almonds are free of refined sugars, so they’re Paleo diet friendly. A tasty snack or dessert with just the right amount of sweetness that won’t spoil your diet! Warning: they’re highly addictive (in the best way!)!
#4: Paracord Survival Bracelets were all the rage at our house in 2014! Made from nearly 10 feet of knotted parachute cord, these bracelets can be untied in an emergency and used to support up to 200 lbs! They’re super quick and easy to whip up (ages 7+), and they make a great homemade gift idea!
#3: It’s always LEGO time around here, so I love these educational LEGO Learning Activities that can be incorporated into both our school day and play time.
#2: Crafting with kids does NOT have to be a difficult and messy process! These 45+ Quick & Easy Kids Crafts That ANYONE Can Make require no special skills or tools, and all of them can be completed in about 15 minutes. Spending creative time with your children is some of the best bonding that a family can do together!
#1: The top posts of 2014 were our newest bath & body favorites: Pumpkin Spice Soap, All-Natural Antibacterial Soap, Rose Petal Sugar Scrub and Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub. Each of these can be made in under ten minutes, and all contain natural ingredients that work wonders on your skin! All of these posts spent time in the #1 spot this year, and for good reason – they’re all awesome projects!