Our 2022 FLOPS And Surprise Blog Post HITS (Wanna See If You Agree?)

Running a blog/”Content material Creation” is fairly akin to playing. Some performs win BIG however should you play sufficient unhealthy arms you simply may lose your shirt. Fortunately, all of our shirts are nonetheless firmly on our our bodies however wanting on the sudden “wins” and “losses” of this previous 12 months shouldn’t be solely thrilling however tremendous informative! We by no means wish to be a website that stops posting these enjoyable, extra random posts that join us with all of you. Getting extra eyes on posts is at all times the hope, and with some posts is the purpose, however hanging out with you all each day is what drives us and has (IMHO) stored us right here, nonetheless in a position to create. So let’s see what occurred this 12 months, lets?

The Hits

How To Make Your Home Hotter and Cozier When You Can’t Repair Your Insulation (+ Some Stable Renter Hacks)

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I used to be so completely satisfied to see this on the “hit” checklist! It was all because of a man that I went on a few dates with that was residing in an house he was freezing in final winter. Who says courting is pointless?? Simply kidding. He’s nice and we truly grew to become pals. The a part of this publish’s success that was a shock was how a lot visitors it obtained. I assumed it was a helpful publish as a result of most, if not all, of my residences have had unhealthy insulation. What can I say I like outdated buildings which usually include numerous professionals however good insulation shouldn’t be one in all them. This clearly resonated and I hope made a distinction for my freezing pals!

4 Girls Actually Evaluation Gel-X Manicures (+ 21 Nail Artwork Concepts We Truly Tried)

Subsequent up was undoubtedly a “ardour publish”. I used to be three months into my Gel-X journey and all of the EHD gals that had been additionally doing it had been equally as excited to point out off their enjoyable designs. I knew it wouldn’t be relatable to lots of people however I understand how determined I at all times am to search out new design inspiration which made me assume others are too. So at first, the visitors was fairly low (“a miss” if you’ll). The EHD group didn’t care all that a lot (but when any of you hearken to The Deep Dive podcast with June Diane Raphael and Jessica St. Clair, you a lot be altering your tune:)). However this child was a sleeper hit and over time has collected A TON of views – principally from Google. Enjoyable truth: I typically replace the publish with my new designs in case you wish to examine again in on it. I believe for the vacations I’m going to dabble in some easy gems and I’m fairly enthusiastic about it.

Oh and Scorching Tip! I used to be in a position to develop my nails with my gel extensions so now I now not want them and as a substitute use what’s known as Gel Builder. I believe it’s only a thick gel polish base that they put gel polish on prime of to maintain them from simply breaking. It’s additionally somewhat extra reasonably priced!

What We Did With Our Completely Usable Kitchen Cupboards And Home equipment From The Farm

The shock we skilled when this publish was an enormous success was comical. We knew it could somewhat area of interest because it was a couple of enterprise that’s solely in Portland (so not tremendous useful should you lived anyplace else) nevertheless it’s essential to all of us to advertise firms which might be making an exquisite distinction on the earth. Y’all this publish obtained a lot visitors which truthfully made us really feel actually eager for the longer term. The best way it resonated was so highly effective and hopefully impressed individuals to lookup comparable companies of their areas. And in case you are within the PDX space it’s important to take a look at the ReBuilding Heart. It’s fantastic and the those who work there are one of the best!

Unphotoshopped Girls Actually Evaluation Summersalt’s 3 Bestselling Swimsuits

You is perhaps asking why I used to be shocked that this publish was successful. These sorts of posts at all times do fairly nicely as a result of seeing actual our bodies in various sizes in clothes is at all times useful. However y’all this wasn’t a standard “hit,” this was a STAR. Google was an enormous consider that as a result of this was our #1 publish for daaaysss. Additionally, whereas all of us actually beloved a least one in all these fits every, the truth that they had been all from just one model made us surprise if the publish can be as common as our different swimsuit posts in years previous. Nicely, it was past the earlier 12 months’s visitors and we’re at all times so so grateful on your encouraging phrases. It shouldn’t be an enormous deal to easily put on a swimsuit on the web (and even in public) however our societal physique requirements haven’t made it simple. So once more, thanks<3

17 Extremely Cool DIYs And IKEA HACKS That Will Make Your Residence Really feel Further Particular (All Ranges Welcome)

DIY posts are often a hit and miss. It simply will depend on what they’re! I used to be somewhat nervous about this one as a result of quite a lot of the DIYs had been fairly trend-forward which isn’t for everybody. I get that. However I’m completely satisfied to report that minimally quite a lot of y’all had been considering no less than wanting. Phew. Plus, to not toot my very own horn, however they had been fairly cool:) Extra to return in 2023!

The Misses

Our Main Bathtub Debates, Priorities, Structure Selections, And Storage Options…

This one was actually surprising. Course of posts are often tremendous common – particularly in terms of Emily’s initiatives. Actually, possibly it was simply the opening picture. Ha. Renovation course of pictures are arduous as a result of both there isn’t sufficient construction to make them compelling or there may be nevertheless it offers an excessive amount of away. One other factor to pay attention to is that every one of our pictures have to be a sure ratio dimension and at all times be horizontal. That won’t appear arduous however let me inform you it’s not, not arduous.

Jess’ DIY Bench 2.0 – Her Answer To Her Ugly Electronics (Plus An Ask The Viewers)

This visitors wasn’t “unhealthy” however I anticipated it to be a lot better. Once more, it’s course of, it’s a DIY, and it’s private. The running a blog trifecta! However for no matter cause, it didn’t communicate to a ton of you which of them is completely wonderful. I promise it received’t cease us:)

Additionally, a enjoyable/tragic truth concerning the bench is that until I need a cable operating round my hearth and turret…this can not home my electronics hahaha. Somebody (that somebody is me) didn’t examine which wall her web was coming from. I don’t remorse making this cupboard bench for one second however I might want to give you one other resolution for my electronics…UGH.

Fashionable Purses That Match A Laptop computer  (+ One Accent To Make Them Even Cuter)

An actual swing and a miss however hopefully helped possibly a couple of of you. We attempt to consider ache factors in our personal lives and I used to be seeking a high quality (and cute) purse that would maintain my 16″ laptop computer. My beloved belt bag is ineffective on this division:) Perhaps it was simply too area of interest or not sufficient of a precedence for individuals.

Portray The Farmhouse Exterior – Our Inspiration, Greatest Debates, And How Selecting Between White Paints Can Be Hilariously Maddening – Even For Me.

This one is much more baffling than the toilet publish! Exterior posts are often tremendous common – particularly exterior paint posts. It have to be as a result of portray the outside of a home is SOOO intimidating as a result of it’s fairly freaking costly. I get that any assist in that division is extraordinarily appreciated. Can’t win ’em all!

15 Actually Good Father’s Day Reward Concepts

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With this one, I used to be additionally fairly shocked. It might or is probably not a shock {that a} majority of our readers usually are not fathers. So posts like these are often fairly common since fathers are infamous for being not possible to buy. However I suppose this 12 months or this publish simply didn’t pop. I nonetheless extremely advocate this publish as a result of they’re nice items that the dads in our lives actually love.

Storytime: I didn’t discover out till after the truth that apparently, my dad wrote a father’s day publish with out telling m as a result of he actually beloved writing the one he did the 12 months prior. I didn’t ask him once more as a result of I didn’t need the workforce to really feel pressured to say sure as a result of he’s my dad. It’s understandably arduous for me to be totally goal in terms of him. So possibly if y’all need one other Les Bunge father’s day reward information in 2023 possibly I can persuade him:)

So these had been all of our surprises! Are you shocked? Do you agree? For those who get why some didn’t work we might love your opinion. However please always remember that we’re individuals with actual emotions so let’s maintain the feedback constructive<3

Love you, imply it.

Opening Picture Credit: *Design by Sara Ruffin Costello | Styled by Velinda Hellen & Erik Kenneth Staalberg | Photograph by Sara Ligorria-Tramp for “The New Design Guidelines”

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