Top 10 DDD Projects From The Past Year

Are you having fun yet? So far we have two great giveaways going on right now, Bob’s Red Mill and $50 Old Navy Gift Card from CouponChief! I also shared my blogging story with you. There is more to come this week so keep checking back!
I’m continuing my 1st Blogiversary Celebration Week and wanted to give you a quick rundown on what’s gone on around here in the past year. I’m shocked and humbled by some of the numbers below. I’ve learned so much and this has been such an amazing journey.
In the past 12 months Design, Dining + Diapers:

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  • Had 330,022 page views
  • Published 203 posts
  • Received 2,232 comments
  • Earned 945 Facebook Likes
  • Gained 1,134 Pinterest Followers
I honestly didn’t think anyone but my close family and friends would read this blog, so I am completed shocked. THANK YOU!
Since most of you haven’t been around the whole year I thought I’d share my Top 10 Most Viewed Projects and Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes, in case you missed any of them :)

These are ranked by page views according to Google Analytics.

bird nursery, orange nursery, tree decals

1. Baby E’s Bird Inspired Nursery with 26,500 views

Tea Stained Coffee Filter Wreath

2. Tea Stained Coffee Filter Wreath with 14, 218 views

Tag Blanket Tutorial

3. Tag Blanket Tutorial with 12,849 views

 4. Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party

pink ruffly tutu

5. Pretty ‘n’ Pink Tutu Tutorial

recycled jars into vases, shabby chic decor

6. Recycled Jars into Decorative Vases

DIY board and batten wainscoting

7. Board and Batten Tutorial

DIY Burlap pillows, Holiday pillows

8. Hand Painted Burlap Pillows

9. Baby Ruffle Skirt and Headband

porch makeover, DIY porch, budget porch

10. Budget Front Porch Makeover

gluten-free pumpkin bread

1. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

gluten-free chocolate crumble bars, peanut butter, marshmallows

2. Gluten-Free Chocolate Crumble Bars

GF Peanut Butter Cookies

3. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

4. Chocolate Chunk Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

gluten-free pumpkin pie

5. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

6. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Peppermint Chcolate Sandwhices

7. Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Sandwiches 

gluten-free Gingerbread cookies

8. Gluten-Free Frosted Ginger Cookies

pumpkin desserts, gluten-free pumpkin, pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

9. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Harvest Cupcakes

red velvet cake, gluten free desserts, gluten free

10. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

What is your favorite?

And lastly, I want to give a huge shout-out to my top 10 referrers over the last year. By hosting great link parties and being so kind to feature my work, these sites helped make these projects so popular!

1. The Frugal Girls

2. U Create Crafts

3. Tip Junkie

4. Thrifty Decor Chick

5. Tatertots and Jello

6. The Shabby Nest

7. Not JUST A Housewife

8. Centsational Girl

9. Addicted 2 Decorating

10. Home Stories A 2 Z

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another fabulous giveaway and I’ll be sharing some key learnings during my 1st year of blogging.


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    You have an amazing style in the craft room and in the kitchen! All of your posts are fabulous…I could not even pick a favorite. I look forward to trying more of your GF recipes too! Happy Blogiversary!

  2. says

    I love all of your projects. I really love all of the gluten free recipes. My husband and I have been eating gluten/wheat free for a majority of our meals. I am a new subscriber via IG. I am a new blogger as well so all your tips are super encouraging.

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