This year it seems that people really liked reading about planners. And I agree, who doesn't love a cute paper planner and fun ideas for using it? Seriously though, I'm so thankful for each and every reader who comes by this blog to read more. I know I haven't been the most consistent of bloggers this year (as evidenced by the two week Christmas hiatus I just took), but I'm grateful for the growth and support my readers have allowed this little blog. I'm looking forward to 2016 and to sharing even more ideas, book lists, organizing tips, and yes—planners.
Without further ado, here are the top ten posts from Overstuffed in 2015:
10. How to Serve Your Husband the Way He Wants to be Served.
Believe me, this post is not about being subservient or a slave at all—you only have to talk to The Maestro to know that I'm a pretty feisty wife who doesn't let myself get stepped on in any way. Probably to a fault, actually. I wrote this post because I recognized that my husband is loving, pateint, kind, and ALWAYS does whatever he can to meet my needs and serve me, yet I'm not nearly as willing. To me, service is a way we show love to others, and what better way to love the one we have chosen to spend our lives with? I'll be writing more on the subject later, as I have a lot more to say!
9. Tips for Packing Up and Storing Holiday Decorations
It's never quite the same from year to year, simply because I always buy a few new things and get rid of one or two things that I find I don't love or that are just plain too old to continue to display. The goal is to fit things into the existing bins without having to go out and buy yet another one! It's kind of like putting together a puzzle.
8. Harry Potter Book Club Ideas
Because it is super yummy.
7. Paper Planners: More Than Just a Schedule
It also highlights the Home Executive Planner, which is a planner I really like. It's smaller than the one I use now, so it's perfect for those who don't want to lug around a super heavy planner. It's pretty, it's affordable, and it has a lot of great pages in it to help with all those things that aren't just scheduling. I recommend it.
6. 10 Favorite Picture Books
Although a few of them, like The Book With No Pictures have now skyrocketed in popularity, there are still several more obscure, yet absolutely delightful, picture books on this list for you and your kids.
5. The Most Important Tip for Using Your Planner Successfully
Plus, a highlight of some cool planner stampers that I really enjoy using in my planner. They are especially great for the types of activities that happen over and over again. So much easier to go through and stamp them all in instead of getting writer's cramp, right?
You can buy your own stampers here: Cute Planner Stampers
4. Writing and Organizing Thank You Cards
That said, I still haven't figured out how to make sure I actually distribute them all. I have one still on my desk for a friend I see semi-often, but didn't know her address...and, yeah. It feels silly to give it to her so much later, but I probably should anyway, huh?
3. How Changing My Wardrobe Changed My Life
Dressing Your Truth system a few years ago, and it has made a huge difference.
Now I spend less money on clothes, make fewer shopping mistakes when I do buy clothes, and I feel better in my own skin because of the way I am dressed. This has been a life saver this year, since healthwise, it has been a difficult year. Not only did I have shoulder surgery, I was also diagnosed with Lyme disease, and the treatments for that have been no fun. I have really appreciated DYT this year more than ever because I do feel better by dressing my truth.
2. 16 Things Your Teenage Daughter Needs to Hear From You.
This post is also my favorite post of the year, so I was glad to see it resonated with my readers as much as it resonated with me, too.
1. Why Everyone Should Use a Paper Planner
As it turns out, there is actual scientific research that shows that people remember better if they write things instead of type them. So that's one reason to use a paper planner right there, but I have more. This post featured a giveaway of my very favorite planner, which may be another reason for its popularity, but it continues to be my most oft read post this year, long after the giveaway ended!
That's it! The ten most popular posts on Overstuffed for 2015. Thanks so much for reading. :)
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