Well, now that they are older
While I haven't blogged as much as I had planned/wanted to in 2016, I posted when I felt led to. Big difference. I had chosen the word intentional back in January of 2013 as my word for the year, rather than a long list of resolutions that would go out the window a week or so later. It's been a work in progress, but I really think after the events of the past two years that I have been better about being in the moment. Isn't that really what it's all about?
I will however share my top posts for 2016. A couple surprised me. I expected several of the recipes we shared to rank in the top 10, you people do love your food as do we, but one in particular resonated with a lot of you and drew a lot of attention.
Without further ado...
Top 10 from 2016
10. Sweet and Sticky Chicken
9. Paleo Short Ribs with Garlic and Rosemary
8. Hello September
7. Paleo Mexican Casserole
6. Blueberry Brisket
5. Checking In and Where We Are
4. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
3. Pray for our Teacher and Back to School
2. Merry Christmas 2016 and Santa's Prayer
1. Ikea Lack Hack-Blog Hack by Daughter
My very talented oldest daughter is a girl who knows how to use power tools y'all!!! The Ikea Lack Hack was one of her first projects and it has drawn attention time and time again, here on the blog and on Pinterest. And, in case you missed it on IG or FB, here is her latest creation...
She created this beautiful porch swing for my hubby and I for Christmas. For as long as she can remember (we are talking since she was old enough to understand what a swing was), I have
begged, pleaded, nagged, asked for one. It was worth waiting 20 plus years for this one, hand crafted by my daughter's own two hands!! hubby you will be off the hook once it's hung, pun intended
We also learned in the process that even though they are 23 and 26 (I didn't say almost 27 Elie ;-), they still are in cahoots with each other and can keep a secret from their dad and I :-0
To my fellow friends and bloggers who have stuck with me through this past year, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to seeing what's in store for everyone in 2017, and pray God blesses each of you and your precious families.