I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I have two weeks off from work which is really allowing me to unwind, be with loved ones and also get ahead on blog content! I hope you have been able to take some time off and relax before the New Year hits.
Each quarter I spend time digging through my analytics to understand what blog posts preformed well, what products sold and, in turn, plan my editorial calendar for the quarter ahead. Q4 is my favorite reflection because I look back on the entire year!
While people say blogs are dying, my data certainly says otherwise and I wanted to say THANK YOU. My readership is up 30% from last year to this year and my sales are up by 25%.
I truly appreciate you coming here to catch up each week on anything from beauty and fashion to home decor and wellness. And I cannot express enough how much it means to me that you trust me enough to purchase my product recommendations.
Here are the top 10 blog posts of 2019…1. Optimizing Closet Space with The Container Store
This project was so fun! We overhauled the closet in my office to be a functioning functioning, organized space. If you’ve ever considered doing this, I’d check out this blog post I created that houses a lot of information on creating a custom Elfa closet from the Container Store. They are 30% off right now too. 2. Our Marble Fireplace Make Over
Back in February we overhauled our builder grade fireplace into a marble herringbone design with my dad. I documented the entire process here. So many of you have sent me photos of you recreating this which is so cool. 3. Monday Mix Up: Leopard Midi Skirt Styled 3 Ways
One of my favorite fashion finds of the year are midi skirts. They never really go out of style, but they certainly are very popular right now. For one segment of my Monday Mix Up series, I featured a leopard midi skirt which was a hit! 4. APL Techloom Bliss Sneaker Review
In the Spring I snagged the API Techloom Bliss sneaker which I’d been eyeing for months. Well, fast forward to now and we have three pairs in our household because they are so comfortable, stylish and easy to slip on and off.
I did a complete review of them which continues to be a monthly top read blog post.5. 3 Easy Hairstyles for the Office
Whether you’re looking for tips on creating a volumized pony or tricks for forming a quick bun, check out this read! I also share my favorite hair ties that are a total game changer, in not only holding your style, but also for building up volume. 6. I Used Natural Deodorant for a Year & Here’s What Happened
Whether you’re thinking of switching to natural deodorant or looking for a new brand to test, I shared all my findings after using it for a year. This is the brand that worked best for me, but I’ve heard that this is one product that may take a lot of tries to land on the right one for your unique body chemistry. Most options made me develop a rash, but this one was very gentle, kept any smell at bay (lol) and one bottle lasts a very long time (6+ months for me). They just launched at Ulta which makes accessing it very easy now. 7. 10 Favorite Amazon Purchases
I’ll certainly do more Amazon round ups next year since this post was so popular! From our reusable baggies to a shaving cream that helped heal my sensitive legs, don’t miss this post if you love Amazon Prime as much as I do 😉 8. Home Tour: Our Dining Room
Our first room tour of our home! I can’t wait to bring more home content and room tours to you in 2020. Next up will be our master bedroom 🙂 9. KOSAS Face Oil Review
I keep raving about this clean beauty find so a good reason. Read the post to see why, especially if you’re transitioning to a clean beauty makeup routine. 10. How to Build a Skincare Routine – Phase 1
Feel lost in starting a skincare routine? I got you covered! I have a mini series that will wrap up in January, but currently have phase 1 and phase 2 of creating a skincare routine.
Thank you again for all your support this year! If you enjoyed a particular post, love a certain product recommendation or have a blog post request, leave a comment below. Xo Mindy