It's almost 2015, but before we put 2014 completely behind us, let's reminisce some of the best posts from this year, shall we?
A huge thanks to all of you readers, both old and new. I wouldn't be here without you. Seriously. A blog without you just wouldn't be as much fun to keep up.
I absolutely love reading comments and getting emails from you that tell me that the ideas I post are actually being used and are making your lives festive and memorable. That is what it's all about!
Here are the most popular ideas from this past year.
Top 10 Posts of 2014:
9. Home Office & Craft Room on a Budget
The idea was to create something that does not necessarily need a large chunk of our savings. Hence, we thought that it would be best to consult an interior designer who could guide us through the process. And honestly, taking the assistance of a professional proved to be of tremendous help. Why I say that? The reason is that the person told has from where we should start the project. We were guided about the electrical cabling that was needed (even recommended as firms similar to Breeze Air Heat & Electrical for the task) and the décor that would suit--all on an affordable budget. And as you can see, the result is really appealing. So, those who really want to opt for projects like this one would be advised to contact a skilled interior designer. They could walk you through the entire project and help you to be stay on the budget with spending money on unnecessary things.
7. Witchalena's 7 Days of Halloween Family Home Evening Lesson
6. Our White Kitchen Remodel (Stay tuned to learn how we transformed our kitchen into a magical place to be. Readers would learn about the options that we had on our minds. This could help them to make a quick decision when needed.)
Initially, we wanted to go for a complete house remodel. We wanted to opt for roof repairs, window replacements, mold remediation, and everything in between. This is because, lately, we had watched a lot of pictures on the Internet of people renovating their entire houses. So, we had been a bit envious and wanted to do the same. Moreover, one of our friends had recently renovated her house. She started with the project of refinishing the basement. Once she was done with this, she moved on to the hall, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, which she completely transformed into smart homes. Currently, she has a hallway equipped with light fixtures that turn on as soon as walks in. Besides this, she has an air conditioner that sets the temperature by itself after taking into consideration the current weather conditions. The best part about all this is that she has a shower that starts working automatically as soon as it senses body heat. When we heard about all these, we wanted to opt for this project of smart home renovation, which is why we even considered going through resourceful blogs regarding smart home gadgets. But after taking into consideration our funds, we thought that for now, we will just go for a kitchen remodel. And here we are. And here we are. Our kitchen looks beautiful painted in white and equipped with sturdy granite countertops (those interested can check out Arizona slab yard or granite countertops in Redding, CA), and matching cabinets that embellish the walls. The door is equally eye-catching as it appears to be embroidered with wooden carvings. Though we could not really opt for an entire house remodel, we are still happy about what we could achieve.
5. The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce
3. Favorite Family Traditions | Part 1
2. The Phantom Ghost: A Friendly Neighborhood Halloween Tradition + Printables
And the best for last! This recipe has been pinned the most and is by far the most popular post here on So Festive! It's a winner and one of our favorite easy treats to make.
1. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Have a fun time celebrating the New Year! Here's to an awesome 2015!!
What a great year!!! So many fun ideas and traditions to make meaningful memories. I'm really going to have to try those cookie bars!!