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Best of 2015

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year, My Lovelies!

Although I took a long break from blogging during 2015 due to homeschooling obligations, I thought it would be fun this week to look back at my favorite posts from 2015.

Best Gardening Post:

Zinnias!  This little workhorse of the garden provided us with color in the garden and cut flowers inside well into fall.  Check out my post here.

Favorite Recipe Post:

The Forest Feast is my favorite cookbook of the year.  The photography and illustrations are lovely not to mention the recipes.  Check out my post here and the delicious recipe for Watermelon Radish Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing.

Favorite Family Life Post:

Mini Gingerbread House Cupcakes.  They were fun to make in spite of the thirty minutes of vacuuming sprinkles and sugar after decorating them!

Best Link Party:

Overall Favorite Post:

Best Book of 2015 (tie)

Most Popular Post:

I hope you enjoyed this recap of 2015!  I appreciate your support of my blog.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. You have the ability to make your creativity shine in your posts. Keep it up. :)

  2. I loved looking over your top posts, I'm going to try making those gingerbread cupcakes next year. My kiddos would love them. I almost fell of the face of the blogging world last year. Hopefully I can keep up better this year. I feel like I missed so much.

  3. Ricki, Looks like you had a very good year with your blog. I loved many of the topics too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. I here ya. Blogging definitely took a backseat in 2015. But I missed popping in to your blog. I have learned so much from you.
    We are basing most of our schooling this year on books. We are doing ' a year in art' and
    Mud pies and other recipes for outside time. And reading thebwirks of Esther Averill. He is loving it!! Homeschool has saved our lives

  5. Enjoyed this post Ricki Jill. You have a beautiful sensitive touch with your posts that have a lovely feminine feel.

  6. I enjoyed looking back at your year. If you remember, for some reason I could not access your blog for awhile. I kept getting a message that it was private. I was so happy when I was let back into the club.

    I thought of you this morning before I even saw an email from you. I was putting away my Christmas gifts from my sister and one was inspired by you even though you don't know my sister. You might recall that you are the one who introduced me to Daphne's Diary. My sister is the kind person who buys the magazines for me. For Christmas she gave me a big box of Daphne's papers.

  7. I forgot to add Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  8. I love looking back and enjoyed seeing your best of 2015. I agree Zinnias were the workhorse of my garden this year too! I will never be without them and they were so easy to start from seed. keep these great posts coming!


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