Top 10 Posts of 2014

by Alli

Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015!

At this sentimental time of the year I always enjoy going back over my writings of the previous year and discovering which posts were the most popular in terms of comments.

And, in true David Letterman style, I like to start with number 10 and countdown to number 1.  In 2014 the number one post received 94 comments and the number 10 post received 45.  There were a couple of ties and some really good posts that almost made it into the top 10, but were short a few.

I’m so thankful to you, my readers, who keep coming back and reading my blog and leaving your wonderful comments.  Even though I’ve never laid eyes on most of you, I feel like we’ve become fast friends.  So, thanks for being a friend and here’s to 2015 – may we forge many more friendships as we sail into a new year.

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014

10.  Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake

9.  Easter Candy Buffet


8.  Smokey Halloween Bash

Halloween Bash featuring #SmokehouseBBQ

7. (Tie)  Hot Topic:  Mother-In-Law vs. Daughter-In Law AND Tea Cart Makeover

Mother-In-Law Vs. Daughter-In-Law

Tea Cart Redo - from drab to fab!

6.  (Tie)  How to Blog Like A Pro AND The Pedicure From Hell

How to Blog Like A Pro


Pedicure from Hell

5.  Easy Steps to Add Rich Pins

Rich Pins

4.  Not So Spooky Halloween

not so spooky Halloween

3.  Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies - My favorite holiday cookie!

2.  Vidalia Onion Rings

Onion Rings

1.  Shopping Steals & Deals


I also have an honorable mention.  Remember when I featured my 8 year old grandson, Logan, and he made Upside Down Mini Oreo Cheesecakes all by himself?  His post almost made the top 10, coming in with 43 comments.  And a grandmother never misses the opportunity to brag on one of her grand kids, right?

Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

Thanks again for following my blog!  I appreciate each and every one of you!  Let me know if you have any special requests of what you’d like to see on my blog in 2015 or if you have a question.  I always enjoy reading every comment and I try to respond to them all.

Which one of the top 10 posts of 2014 was your favorite?



Shirley Wood December 30, 2014 - 7:04 am

Oh it is so hard to choose! I like both the Easter candy buffet and the Halloween Smokey Bash. Clearly, I’m into holiday foods!
I do enjoy the look back at blog posts, it is so much fun this time of year 🙂 I am looking greatly forward to a fabulous 2015!
Happy New Year!

Alli December 30, 2014 - 9:22 am

My husband told me he liked the Halloween Smokey Bash, too. I guess we are just kids at heart. Look forward to following you in 2015, Shirley. Hope your laptop comes back completely well and I find a new one to replace my worn out one. She’s been to the hospital too many times. 🙂

Maureen December 30, 2014 - 7:34 am

Awesome year for your blog. I look forward to read more. Wishing you a wonderful 2015 🙂

Alli December 30, 2014 - 9:21 am

Happy New Years, Maureen!

Dionne Dean December 30, 2014 - 8:48 am

Who can forget ‘Pedi-gate 2014’???? LOL I thoroughly enjoyed discovering your blog and all of the delicious treats, as well as hilarious stories! I’m gonna gather up Weight Watcher points in 2015 and see if I can actually start to make some of this Pinterest recipes! Happy New Year!

Alli December 30, 2014 - 9:20 am

2014 has been a fun year, especially meeting all the southern bloggers! Looking forward to 2015!

Paris at My BIg Fat Happy Life December 30, 2014 - 9:13 am

I think your tea cart make over is one of my favorites from your list, but this reminds me that I still want to try those mini upside down oreo cheesecakes…yum! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2015!

Alli December 30, 2014 - 9:19 am

I’m looking forward to 2015 and reading all of your great posts, too, Paris!

Ricci December 30, 2014 - 10:52 am

It think my faves are Rich Pins and the Pedicure from Hell!! Good info and a good story!! Happy New Year Alli!!

Alli December 30, 2014 - 11:27 am

You’re so sweet, Ricci! Happy New Year!!

Kita December 30, 2014 - 1:49 pm

I missed a few of these so I need to go back and take a look pinning them now. Happy New Year to you

Alli December 31, 2014 - 8:13 am

Happy New Year, Kita!!

Neely December 30, 2014 - 2:21 pm

I missed some of these so I cant wait to catch up!

Alli December 31, 2014 - 8:13 am

Thanks, Neely! Happy New Year!

Emerald December 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm

I can’t pick a favorite because you make consistently great post.

Alli December 31, 2014 - 8:14 am

You’re too sweet, Emerald! Happy New Year!

Tiffany December 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm

I think taking a look back at everyone’s Top Posts is so much fun. I definitely remember the onion rings…LOL YOu can tell what my favorite thing is – food 🙂

Alli December 31, 2014 - 8:12 am

I always enjoy looking back at all the blog posts, too. Yes, onion rings sure would be good right about now.

Reginia Cordell December 30, 2014 - 11:11 pm

I am so pleased that we crossed paths this year. You have a great piece of internet real-estate and it’s a part of my daily reads. Wishing you continued success in 2015!

Alli December 31, 2014 - 8:12 am

Thanks, Reginia! I feel the same about you and your blog! Looking forward to growing together in 2015.

Lauren December 31, 2014 - 10:28 am

These posts all look great! I especially loved your Halloween post! Thank you for posting girl!

Winnie January 10, 2015 - 3:47 pm

You have some fantastic posts here Alli
My favorite is definitely the “Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake” – looks absolutely fantastic!!
I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2015 🙂


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