Best of 2013 on DDD!

WOW, another year has come to a close. 2013 was a fabulous year both here on DDD and behind the scenes. In the past 12 months I was pregnant for 9 of them and had a newborn for the other 3. Soooo, I didn’t get AS much accomplished in terms of big projects, but for good reason. Believe it or not, I worked on a lot of new projects behind the scenes this year but they are all only 75% complete, so be on the look out for a few big reveals in the early part of 2014!

Are you ready to see which posts made the Best of 2013 List on Design, Dining and Diapers? Here are my Top 10 Most Popular Projects of 2013 chosen by YOU (based on page views). And it never fails, that I’m actually always a little surprised over the posts that make the list. What do you think?

BEST OF 2013 AT DESIGN, DINING AND DIAPERS

 

TOP 10 POSTS

10.

Our Stone Patio Reveal and How-To was by far the biggest project we completed in 2013. It is something we have always wanted to do and we are glad we did it. BUT it took us triple the amount of time we expected and it was A LOT of hard work. This year we are hoping to furnish it and really enjoy it this spring and summer!

How to Install A Stone Patio by Design, Dining + Diapers

9.

Cleaning posts are always popular so it doesn’t surprise me that you all loved my post on this Natural Kitchen Sink Cleaner that I tried out.

Kitchen Sink Cleaner

8.

My Mini Pallet Valentine’s Day Art was the first of my Mini Wood Shim Pallets and honestly, I was shocked by how quickly it took off. This little Valentine’s Day Art ended up on Good Housekeeping, MSN and several other big sites.

Mini Pallet Valentine's Day Art by Design, Dining + Diapers

7.

This year I had the opportunity to appear in Time Inc.’s ALL YOU magazine! I made these Industrial Spheres Made From Cereal Boxes for a craft challenge that appeared in the September issue. Needless to say this was one of the highlights of my year and I’m happy to see they made my Top 10 list.

Industrial Decorative Spheres Made From Cereal Boxes via @Tarynatddd

6.

Yet another one of my Mini Pallet Signs made the list. My Moss Monogram Door Sign was definitely a favorite this year.

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5.

Seriously, I never would have guessed how popular these signs were going to be. This Easter Pallet Art Made From Wood Shims was my third one to make the list this year.

Easter Pallet Art

4.

And it turns out, you all like some of the recipes I’ve posted this year too! I’m not surprised these Apple Pie Bites Made from Crescent Rolls  were at the top because I hear they are SO GOOD. ( Now, I just wish I could make them Gluten-Free!)

Apple Pie Bites made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

3.

These really are The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Whether you are GF or not, try them. I try not to make them very often because I eat the whole batch!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies by Design, Dining + Diapers

2.

Coming in with the 2nd most page views of the year is my Burlap Topiary Tree Tutorial. I’ve had several readers share their trees with me and I love seeing everyone’s take on these.

Burlap Topiary Tree 2 by Design, Dining + Diapers

1.

And are you ready for the most viewed post of 2013?! My New Pantry Organization  topped the list this year. And in case you are wondering, yes it is actually still this organized. I love love this project because I use it daily :)

Pantry Before and After by Design, Dining + Diapers

 

TOP 10 OF ALL TIME

And in case you’ve missed some of my other big posts over the years, just for fun, here are my Top 10 Most Popular Posts of ALL TIME! 

10.

Vases and Candles From Recycled Jars

recycled jars into vases, shabby chic decor

9.

 

 

 Eye Chart Tutorial 

DIY Eye Chart

8.

DIY Shower Cleaner 

Pinterest Cleaning Tip for Showers & Glass

7.

New Pantry Organization 

Pantry Before and After by Design, Dining + Diapers

6.

Pretty ‘n Pink Tu Tu

Pink Tutu for Baby Girl by Design, Dining + Diapers, tutu tutorial, DIY tutu, baby photo ideas

5.

Side Table Makeover Using Naturally Distressed Wood

Upcycled Side Table

4.

Tag Blanket Tutorial

Tag Blanket Tutorial

3.

Tea Stained Coffee Filter Wreath

Tea Stained Coffee Filter Wreath.JPG

2.

Shabby Chic Birthday Party

Shabby Chic Birthday

1.

Modern Bird-Inspired Nursery

bird nursery, orange nursery, tree decals

Are you having fun yet? I love looking through everyone’s Best Of  Posts during this time of year. Most of the time I’ve missed a few of the good ones, so here are Top 10 Posts from some of my favorite blogging friends! Happy browsing :)

 

About 

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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Comments

  1. says

    Love this, Taryn! I especially love that the pink tutu made the cut! I remember being pregnant with Peighton (way before my own blog) using your tutorial to make her a tiny tutu for her newborn photos. I love your blog and I love being in touch with you again! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! xo

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