20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life

Posted in Blogging
on June 19, 2017
20 Blog Posts that changes my life, & my blog's 1st birthday party...

Wow!  That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement.  But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday!  Can you believe it?  Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath.  Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers!  Can I call you that?

Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year.  Can you guess which ones they are?  Will your favorite be on this list?  Let’s check it out and see?

20 Blog Posts that Have Completely Changed My Life & They Will Change Yours Too...

20. Spring Wishlist

Who could blame you guys for loving this post?  It’s filled to the brim with some of my favorite things this spring including a new workshop nearby, graffiti art jewelry, Michigan-themed baby gifts, & an Intentional Goal Planner.  This post was one of my favorites too!

19. Spring Decorating Trends Inspired by Pottery Barn

So, apparently y’all are big Pottery Barn fans like I am.  And, you I think you enjoyed all the inexpensive ways I shared in this post to decorate your home this spring in “pottery barn style” without paying the “pottery barn price tag”.  My favorite thing in this post has to be the succulent wall.  I think I may be adding one of those to my home too.

18. Living With Purpose: The Art of Finding Your “Why”

This blog post is near and dear to my heart.  Purposeful and Intentional living has been my focus this year, and writing here for you has really helped me discover my “why”.  What is your “why”?  Why do you do the things you do?  That’s a lot of “do-do”! Ha!

17. Mother’s Day Giveaway with Lemongrass Spa

This giveaway post was really popular with you ladies.  I was so excited to team up with Tiffany from Lemongrass Spa to give one lucky mommy a spa gift set she could enjoy at home filled with Coconut Body Icing, Lavender Bath Salts, Charcoal Facial Mask, & Midnight Orchid Body Sugar.  If you’re still interested in some of these spa products, check out this post.  Lemongrass Spa is amazing!

 

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16. Learning to Embrace Your Story Even When It Hurts

There are often times I write a post in the midst of a painful situation, and I wonder if anyone will read it…if it will resonate with people…if I should even bother putting myself out there so much.  This post is one such post.  I’m so thankful that my words in the midst of pain can affect others so much. And, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

15. A Very Rosy Christmas Giveaway

I loved the items we gave away in this Christmas Giveaway…all rose gold inspired and my favorite things.  I do have to say, the bath bomb, rose gold glitter nail polish, & rose gold bicycle necklace were my favorite items.

14. Fertility Boosting Bucket List

This post included 10 things every hopeful mommy-to-be should do….all things I strive to do every day.

20 Blog Posts that changes my life, & my blog's 1st birthday party...

13. Meet the Girl Behind the Blog

This was the very first blog post I ever published.  I lost my breath when I did, but it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time.  Blogging has been a way of healing and connecting with other women in ways I never could have imagined!

12. 6 Ways to Increase Pageviews On Your Blog This Month

This was my first of many posts in my Blogging Basics Series.  I’m enjoying blogging so much, I wanted to document and share what I’m doing grow my website.  Some new blogging friends have found this post and others helpful, and that is super encouraging and flattering to me since just a year ago I had no idea what I was doing.

6 Easy Ways to Increase Pageviews....

11. Turning Your House Into A Home

My Coffee Break With Stephanie series are posts where I share my heart with you.  This post revolves around the death of my aunt who helped take care of my sister and me.  I talk about my aunt’s house and the memories we have there, and the importance to start traditions in your own home.

10. A Seasonal Guide To Cozy Living: The Danish Tradition of Hygge

We’ve made it to the top 10 Posts in the last year!  How exciting!  This seasonal guide to living hygge has been viewed 330 times to date.  I have no doubt that this post will eventually take off, since all hygge topics are really popular right now on Pinterest.  But, since it takes a post 2+ months to become “search engine optimized” {blogging terms}, this post still needs some time to gain traction.  I love this post!  It’s one of my favorites!  If you’ve never heard of “living hygge” you have to read it!

A Seasonal Guide to Living a Cozy, Purposeful Life

9. A Day in Plymouth, Massachusetts

I began sharing in smaller posts our epic New England Road Trip we took during our Pre-Baby Bucket List Busting Year.  This post about our day in Plymouth is becoming more and more popular in Pinterest as families are searching places to vacation this summer.  This post has been viewed 379 times.

8. How to Calm a Fussy Baby in 5 Simple Steps

My New Mommy series is filled with tips and tricks to help with new babies from this Mother-Baby Nurse to you.  I help countless parents learn how to calm their babies every day at the hospital, and in this post I share all of my secrets. It’s been viewed 400 times, so apparently there are a lot of fussy babies out there.

7. 12 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

I love sharing lists of creative Pinterest projects and crafts for you to do with your families, and this Easter egg post is one of my favorites.  I love the watercolor eggs, glitters eggs, and the Elsa-inspired eggs.  This post has been shared on Pinterest several times and viewed 457 times.

12 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs...

6. A Message to Mommy’s At Heart This Mother’s Day

I like to say that,

“Babies are my Business, Mommies are my Ministry”

I wrote this post to encourage all the mommies at heart this Mother’s Day and it was viewed 528 times.  I believe motherhood starts in the heart, and I wanted to write some words of encouragement to those fellow ‘mommies at heart’ like myself who are still patiently waiting for their little blessings.

5. Our Infertility Story

In this post I shared our 7 year journey through infertility along with some tips for couples who are trying to get preggers naturally.  This post was near and dear to my heart, and was probably the scariest one to write.  There are many more posts in this series to be shared.  Our story is not over, as our journey is still ongoing.  This post was also my first sponsored post!  It was pretty exciting to see this post take off, and still to this day it is my “record-breaking post”.  It was viewed 300 times the day I posted it, and it has been read 605 times since.

naturally & beat infertility...

4. 10 Things To Do Before Your Baby Arrives

This post is like a Public Service Announcement to all soon-to-be parents.  It’s exactly what your future nurse wants you to know before you have your baby.  Trust me, these 10 things will make your life as a new parent so much easier.  It has been viewed 605 times, thanks to Pinterest.

3. When Infertility Steals Your Joy

I still remember the day I wrote this post.  I was up at 3 a.m., unable to sleep, wondering if we would ever be parents.  My heart and spirit were heavy.  I decided to write-through the tears, and thankfully this post has resonated with other women going through infertility also.  This is a message of hope and encouragement for those of you going through infertility.  Anyone time you feel the discontentment creeping in, read this post.  It’s been read 688 times to date.  It’s basically my heart on a page in typed letters.

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2. Ultimate List of Baby Gear 2017

I love, love, LOVE this post!  It was like virtual shopping for a brand new baby!  What could be better!  I love every single product I share in this Ultimate List of Baby Gear!  It’s grown in popularity on Pinterest, which is why it is my second most popular post of all time.  It’s been viewed 986 times!

And, now we’ve made it to the top.  What do you think is the #1 post of all time?  Will it be your favorite too? Let’s see…

20 Blog Posts That Have Completely Changed My Life

1. A Peaceful Happy Life: 20 Ways to Live Hygge This Winter

I remember saying to Adam, “I’m going to write a post about living hygge”.  He looked at me so puzzled, like it was the dumbest idea ever!  Well….this post took off on Pinterest.  It has gone somewhat viral for my newish blog.  It has been viewed….drum roll please…3,442 times!!  What the what!!  Apparently readers are extremely interested in living a peaceful, happy life like I am!

It has been a whirlwind of a first year!  I’ve learned so much.  I can’t tell you adequately how thankful I am for all of my dedicated readers, and my family and friends who encourage me everyday to continue sharing our story and my spirit.  You are all priceless to me.  So, happy 1st birthday, Lattes, Lilacs, & Lullabies.  Here’s to many more years of creativity, writing, & connecting.

What has been your favorite post so far?  Please share with me.  I’d love to meet you and thank you personally for taking the time to read my blog!

20 Blog Posts that Have Completely Changed My Life & They Will Change Yours Too...

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Traci

    I remember post #10 was the first one I ever clicked on when I was introduced to your blog! Thanks for sharing this ‘greatest hits’ list of some of your most popular content – I’m interested to check out several of these! Keep using your gift of writing and communicating to make meaningful connections with women around the world and find joy doing what you love! <3

    Traci
    Be Pure Beauty

    June 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Marva | SunSparkleShine

    Happy blogiversary to you! I just happened upon your blog on Twitter and would love to check out some of these posts.
    Here’s to another year of fantastic blogging.
    Blessings and sparkles!

    June 29, 2017 at 5:56 am
  • Reply Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    Happy belated blogiversary! I’ll have to look more into this Hygge way of life, although from what I’ve read, it’s kinda what I am trying to do. Also I’m a fellow Michigander here! 🙂

    July 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle

    Thank you so much for sharing this list of wonderful posts! I especially love #18 Living With Purpose: The Art of Finding Your “Why.” Can’t wait to read all of the others!

    xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

    July 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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