We love this time of year as it gives us pause to reflect over the past year and excites us as we look forward to the new year. We thought it would be fun to review the top 10 posts of 2016 (based on the total number of views) and give you a few thoughts on what makes each one a favorite of ours. You just might find a new favorite!
#10 – Why painting your kitchen white can decrease your home’s value. Here’s the surprising colors to use instead
We were shocked at the number of you that weighed in on this topic and the strong opinions on both sides of this issue. We’re still curious to know – which side are you on? Don’t miss out on the reasons why and the discussion here.
#9 – Why You Should Use Pool Noodles In Your Garden (Pool Noodle Gardening Hacks)
Who would have thought a pool noodle would be good for anything more than to keep your kids entertained during those hot summer months in the pool? This must have been quite the tip as many of you just LOVED it! If you haven’t seen this tip yet you might just want to check it out now.
#8 – 27 of the BEST Instant Pot Recipes
Ah, we agree on this one without a doubt. This year was the year for the Instant Pot! Just what did we do in the past without one? We love our Instant Pot as it’s become one of our top frugal tools in our kitchen. Do you have one? Check out these amazing recipes and how you can get an Instant Pot as well.
#7 – 6 Inch Fruit Tree Thinning Rule To Grow Luscious, Juicy Fruits
This one tip was so perfect for managing and controlling our young fruit trees this year. And guess what? It worked! The amount of fruit our trees produced were perfect, ripe and amazingly tasty. With it on our top 10 list, this one tip was also a perfect of yours too.
#6 – 29 Ways to Turn Junkyard Finds Into DIY Chicken Coops and Hen Houses
The past few years has seen an insurgence of hen houses and chicken coops back into suburbia. This post was a reader favorite as it presented so many creative and fun ways to take junk and turn them into workable works of art of chicken homes.
#5 – Our Purple Mattress Experience: The NEW Frugal Luxury Mattress For All Of Us Thrifties
Ah, where do I begin on this one? We shared our love of this mattress earlier this year and have to let you know we still love it! It’s so awesome finding a luxury mattress on a frugal budget.
#4 – How to Make a DIY Rain Barrel from a Garbage Can
There is no denying this post as a crowd favorite! If you click over you’ll see that this post has over 90K+ pins on Pinterest. We would love to hear your thoughts on why this idea is just so popular!
#3 – How To Make a DIY Bench That Folds Into A Bed (Perfect Space and Money Saving Solution)
There’s just something about ideas that transform those necessary objects in your home down to a much more manageable space-saving solution! Would you make something like this?
#2 – 50 Home Improvement Hacks That Only Cost $1
There’s just no denying it – with 50 tips covering nearly every area of the home, there’s no reason you can’t find a tip that will save you both time and money in this single list. The question we have for you is which is your favorite?
#1 – 6 Ways I Bring in $3,500 Of Extra Income Per Month As A Stay At Home Mom (With 6 Kids)
I couldn’t contain my excitement when Cassie shared this post! She really detailed step-by-step how anyone can use these tips to earn extra income in their own home. And I’m not the only one that felt this way. We’ve received so many different emails and comments on how many of these tips have helped them find ways to truly bring in extra income to support their family with their gratitude for her breaking each one down with steps that anyone can follow!
We would love to hear which one was your favorite – leave a comment below on your favorite from this list. And if you have another favorite post that you believe should have been on this list, let us know that as well!
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’re having an awesome time reviewing the highlights of your own family over this past year and ready to tackle another year and making it the most amazing yet!