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Most Popular Posts of 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Several floral posts were among the top ten most popular posts on my blog in 2016.

As 2016 winds down, it's time to look back at this year's most read posts here on my blog.  But before we take a look I want to thank you, My Sweet Readers, for reading my little blog.  You are what makes blogging fun!

1.   The Little Paris Bookshop

Imagine my surprise that one of my Literary Friday posts was the most viewed post for the year. This is the first time that it's ever happened, and I was truly shocked!  I loved the book, too: It was one of my favorites of the year.

You can read the post HERE.

2.   Everything's Coming Up {Florals}

This post has a hodge podge of floral delights.  Below are our pajama stairs from our kitchen heading upstairs to the girls' bedrooms and classroom.

You can read the post HERE.

3.   Hello!  It's *Me* {Mustang Sally}

The next most popular post is Mustang Sally's guest post.  She is Finlay's little mama, and we are so blessed to have adopted her into our family during the summer.

You can read my post HERE.

4.   Shelley's Dorm Decor

I wasn't really surprised that Shelley's adorable dorm made the top five.  Shelley loves to decorate, and she is an avid HGTV viewer.  

You can read the post HERE.

5.   Hidden Figures

Rounding out the top five is another Literary Friday post I wrote earlier this month, Hidden Figures. I loved this book, too.

You can read the post HERE.

Now I want to share with you my favorite posts from 2016.

1.   The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

Not only did I love the book, but I learned how to make the most delicious coconut cake *ever*
I enjoy learning new things, and I do love coconut cakes with toasted coconut!

The book

The Cake
You can read the post HERE.

2.   Happy Birthday, Shanley Belle!

Shanley Belle loves the Chicago Cubs, so that's the theme she chose for her birthday party.

You can read the post HERE.

3.   Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

This post helped me get in touch with my inner child.  The Scooby Doo cartoon inspired my dining room Halloween tablescape.

You can read the post HERE.

4.   The News of the World

My favorite book of 2016!

You can read the post HERE.

5.   Advent Day Twenty-Two

I enjoy my Advent serious each year because it increases my anticipation of Christmas.  I'm worse than a little kid!  This is the guest post Shanley Belle wrote, and it was the most popular of the Advent posts. Maybe folks prefer hot chocolate to cookies.  Who knew?  But seriously, this is the best hot chocolate *ever*

You can read this post HERE.

Please come back on Friday for a Christmas edition of Literary Friday.  I'll review a cozy mystery and a book written by Donna VanLiere.

Until next time...

Merry Christmas!
Ricki Jill


  1. It's always fun to peek back and see what the year held...the stairs are gorgeous! :) Happy New Year!

  2. Those stairs-how i love them! this is helpful as it pared down the book choices

  3. I would like to read A little Paris Bookshop and try your Pistou recipe. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Hidden Figures sound interesting also. I did read News of the World and recommend it.

  4. So fun to go down memory lane with your popular posts from this year. Wishing you lots of happiness, health and great new adventures in the coming year.

  5. I missed the Coconut Cake post, and I've already pinned both those books to my library Pinterest board, can't wait to read them after the holidays! I hope your health is back, and that you and your family have a happy new year!!

  6. You know I love the risers and enjoy all your posts. Happy New Year RJ...........

  7. There was a reason they were popular post, that reason is that they rock

  8. I just realized I haven't been here in awhile and I'm sorry about that! I'm going to make sure The Little Paris Bookshop is on my list.

    We saw Hidden Figures at the movies last week and loved it!!


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