What a year, top 5 posts

IMG1203What a year this has been. I began the year with a little blog that had near zero visits and absolutely zero comments for almost 6 months, then something happened and people began to embrace the ramblings they found here.  My stats tell me I ended the year with 28,000 views. Thank you all so much for embracing me this way.

Here are the top 5 posts of 2012 in reverse order:

5.  Let’s redefine poverty:  This post was written from my  heart. I shared the story of my amazing great-grandmother and how she sacrificed her wealth during the depression to save other people from a life of uncertainty in a trying time.

4. No stove, but I have a rice cooker:  I was so used to having a stove, had one my entire life, until I made the move a year ago.   Heidi at Lightly Crunchy mentioned she’d like to know how I used my rice cooker, so this post was written for her.

3.  Remembering to be grateful:  This was probably my shortest post yet.  I was having a busy day and posted a quote on gratitude which started my month of gratitude inspired by Kathy of Smart Living 365

2. One lovely Blog Award:  This was my first blogging award.  I had no idea what to do with it.  I wasn’t sure if this was some sort of chain letter in the blogging world, if I should write a post to go with it, or pretend I knew nothing about it (which I really didn’t).  My thanks go to Heather at the Homestead at Spring Creek for my first introduction to awards.

And the most viewed post:

Warts of any kid, forget the doctor:  It’s hard to believe a blog about simple living in a small space hit a nerve and had a post about healing warts (including plantar warts) would be my most viewed post of the year.


It’s been a wonderful year, I can’t wait to start a new year and see what new things are around the corner.  Happy New Year’s everyone!


22 thoughts on “What a year, top 5 posts

  1. I just recently found your blog and I LOVE it! So far I have spent my New Year’s Day relaxing on the couch (in my 500 sq. foot apt), drinking tea, and reading your blog posts. Although I am quite thrifty and love to repurpose things, I found lots of new great ideas and inspiration here on your blog. Thank you! Happy New Year to you and yours :) Marci


  2. I am happy to have found your blog. I know what you mean about the posts. Every single day my post about making pastry is viewed by several people and I wrote in back in July 2011. I can only assume it has been re-blogged somewhere out there and people keep coming back. The stats are fascinating.

    All the best for 2013.


  3. Congratulations on your expanding readership! Going big by going small :). I’m glad I found your site. I really enjoy the Saved From The Landfill section. It’s so much fun to imagine how to repurpose “trash”. Happy New Year from Annapolis, Maryland.


    • Happy New Year! I’m glad you enjoy my Saved from Landfill page. It felt like barely a few days were going by without my finding something so I thought I would keep a list to remind myself just how much I was contributing in my town and saving from trash pickup days.


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