Looking back, 2015 has been a year of significant growth for me personally and for the blog as a whole.
In January 2015, Embracing a Simpler Life saw 4,887 page views, and I considered it a great month! In December 2015, it has seen 29,227 page views so far, which is slightly above its new and growing monthly average.
It was fun to look back over the yearly stats. I’m always interested to see which posts were most read, because I really can’t guess which posts will stand out from the others.
It’s hard for me to believe some of these were written within this calendar year because they seem distant, but indeed they were!
After all, at the beginning of this year, my sweet little Emily was only the size of an ear of corn and not yet capable of surviving outside the womb. She’s now sitting, waving, lunging and belly laughing. My 1 and 3 year olds are now totally different kids at the ages of 2 and 4. I feel like I’ve lived two years, not one. I mean that in the best way.
So, without further ado, the most popular new posts on Embracing a Simpler Life in 2015 were:
This is a little secret I’ve learned to help keep up with our crazy home.
If you’ve never done this, perhaps 2016 is your year.
I am so pleased with our family yearbooks! They take some work, but they are a fabulous, minimalistic way to enjoy our memories!
These verses prepare my heart for time with God.
My friend Amanda shares how she cut back on toys and discovered unexpected benefits.
This is my minimal postpartum closet (i.e. the few items of clothing that actually fit me in the in between time). It was nice to remove all the “not yet” clothes and “too-big maternity” from my daily lineup.
Having our every wish and whim isn’t always what’s best for us, and I believe God’s grace can be found in our lives not matter our financial situation.
In this stage of life, homemaking is my ministry. It’s an important and eternal one.
I have been intentional about this over the past few months, and it’s been a good change.
and finally, the number 1 post of 2015, with over 42,000 views…
One mindset change has made all the difference as I strive to keep up with my home in this seemingly crazy season of life.
There you have it! Thanks for reading!