Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Happy New Year everyone! I’m so excited to be back bloggin and what a fun way to come back and share my top 10 blog posts of 2016.
Before I start the round up, I wanted to give you a little update on what’s been going on these past three months. First of all we moved to Japan! and moving a family of 5 in the middle of the holidays wasn’t easy.

All of our things were packed in crates and shipped to Japan a week before Halloween. We had Thanksgiving in a hotel and in mid December we finally got the keys to our new home and patiently waited for our household shipment to arrive. So, as you can see, I have missed out on decorating for the holidays and this is my first post since we left California. I will share more about our journey moving to Japan on a different blog post, but for now I want to share my “Top 10 most popular blog posts of 2016”.

I absolutely LOOOVE looking through previous posts. It makes me smile and I feel proud of myself for making it through those days because preparing for a blog post is no easy task for me, it takes days for me to photograph, edit, and write while doing my daily motherly work.

So, lets get started with my top 10 blog posts of 2016!



During Fall there are so many ways to decorate your home, tastefully and festive. Pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage, and pinecones are just a handful of popular items that can inspire you to create beautiful displays. My 2016 Fall inspiration came from nature itself. Sometimes you don’t need to buy new decor for the holidays, you can simply use what nature has to offer.





I love lemonade! And I hope you try this mint lemonade recipe I have for you. It has a great balance of flavors, it’s refreshing and slightly sweet with a pleasant hint of mint. It’s the perfect “to go” drink for all you lemonade lovers!


Easy to make Mint Lemonade Recipe



Add a touch of charm during St. Patricks Day with these adorable “Three Leaf Clover Tea Bags” DIY. I truly enjoyed making these darling tea bags and I hope you try out this very easy DIY!


Three Leaf Clover Tea Bags



For us, the living room is one of our most used rooms in our home. It’s where the kids run around and jump on the couch (believe me it’s true!) it’s where we play board games, come together as a family, and binge watch Netflix. Here’s my version of a cozy clutter free winter living room.




Here’s a free printable you don’t want to miss out on! I created this pretty spring sandwich wrapper, just print and cut! Sometimes it’s the small details that make things a little more special.


Free Sandwich Wrapper Printable!



I don’t know about you, but in our small home, there isn’t a whole lot of space or large walls where I can display beautiful things. I wish I had a giant sideboard that I could march a dozen herb plants down, or multiple table tops to spread out my fern collection. But, I don’t and that’s ok, because I found something that is small and beautiful for our walls! Isn’t this Eco Deer wall vase just darling? It allows me to style it anyway I want and create something beautiful using plants and flowers!


EcoDeer A Botanical Deer



Now that I have gained more confidence with baking, I’ve been wanting to make scones ever since I tasted those heavenly Creative Tea Time scones! So here it is, a blueberry scone recipe that is mouth watering and delicious… I hope you get a chance to try this recipe out!


New California cutting board and Bluberry Scone Recipe



Slowly but surely our home has been transforming from farmhouse to coastal cottage and I’ve been dying to make beach inspired crafts. This could be one of my favorite little projects so far, it’s so simple and a wonderful way to make use of the seashells we’ve collected through out the years.


DIY Seashell Candles



I wanted to share my journey on how our style changed from farmhouse to beach cottage. The past eight years I’ve been searching for “my style” as much as I love the vintage farmhouse look I always felt like our home was incomplete and that it was missing something. After many years of contemplating I decided that it was time to let go of the farmhouse style and transform our home into the beach cottage that I longed for.


A Bright and Sunny Beach Cottage.



Some farms offer only pre-picked fruits, while others give you an option of picking your own or buying from their pre-picked bounty. We like to get our hands dirty so we always let the kids pick their own. It’s so fun and I love that our children get to experience the simple joys of life and to me that is priceless.


Cherry Photography


And that was my top 10 blog posts of 2016! It’s bittersweet looking back, but I’m ready to get 2017 started! Thank you so much for joining me on this little journey of inspiration that continues to grows each day.


Talking about inspiration here are more top 10’s from some of my favorite ladies!


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors



The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle


32 Bloggers share their Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016. Study trends and plan ahead for 2017.

  • Danielle
    January 3, 2017

    LOVED seeing your journey and how exciting 2017 is going to be for you. xx

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    • paintmepink
      January 3, 2017

      You’re so sweet, Danielle! Thank you so much and I believe 2017 is going to be grand for everyone! xoxo

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  • Cami Graham
    January 4, 2017

    Glad to see my favorite of yours made it to your list! I love your style so much! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Jamie
    January 7, 2017

    I remember your apple printable, so, so pretty! You had a great year! Can’t wait to see what you do for 2017.
    Hugs, Jamie

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    • paintmepink
      January 9, 2017

      So sweet of you Jamie! I can’t wait to see what you do in 2017 too! xoxo

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  • Top Ten Posts of 2016 - Nick + Alicia
    July 16, 2019

    […] of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space […]

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