The last day of the year is a perfect time to reflect on the most popular posts here on Atta Girl Says.
It’s always helpful for me to look back at the last year’s blog traffic and content to see what struck a chord with my readers so I can deliver more of that in the coming year. That’s just what I’ve been doing these last few weeks — planning out delicious, crafty and helpful posts I hope you’ll love.
I’m happy to say that we’re of similar minds, dear readers. We like comfort food, shopping, time-saving tips and tricks, solutions to household dilemmas, over-the-top parties and getting crafty!
Or, as I like to say, ideas to make your home brighter and your heart lighter.
Without further ado, these are the 10 tips, recipes, parties and projects you liked the most in 2015.
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Pet odors, smoke, mustiness, mold and mildew. When you’re in the habit of rescuing old furniture and giving it new life, you’re going to encounter some smells that will turn your stomach.
But that’s now reason to give up on a trash-to-treasure gem. This post gives you lots of ideas for getting rid of a variety of smells — both things I’ve tried and also methods and products my readers swear by.
There’s nothing quite like comfort food. This chicken pot pie is the most popular recipe here at Atta Girl Says, probably because it’s so easy to make and it tastes so yummy.
If you’ve ever left a comment asking where I bought something in my house, chances are I answered, “at an after-Christmas clearance sale.”
I definitely practice what I preach when it comes to bargain shopping. Everybody knows you can buy Christmas ornaments and decorations at a discount after the holidays, but did you know you can also save big bucks on toys and other household items?
There’s still time to cash in on after-Christmas clearance sales this year, and the discounts are getting deeper the more time passes. And you’ll definitely want to click over so you can pin this list and print it out for next year.
If you’re staring at white walls or if you’ve ever struggled to find just the right hue for your home, you need these 12 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors and getting it right the first time.
Because who wants to repaint?
I do not like doing laundry, even though I have a pretty laundry room. But it’s a daily fact of life here, and this one simple change to my laundry routine really helped streamline things. It saves me loads and time.
I also have 8 tips for taking the drudgery out of dirty laundry.
Magic in a can. I don’t know how else to describe Krylon Looking Glass spray paint.
I used it, along with chalk paint, to transform an old window into a mercury glass mirror.
These beautiful tissue paper blooms are so easy to make. You can use a kit, buy accordion-folded tissue paper or cut and fold your own tissue paper to make pom-pom flowers and several other varieties. My post walks you step-by-step through the process.
This frosted and frozen lemonade is a cool, sweet treat on a hot summer day. The secret ingredient is one of my childhood favorites.
When your kid is as big a Star Wars fan as mine is, you have to throw him an epic Star Wars birthday party, complete with homemade R2-D2 and Han Solo chocolates, a custom Star Wars photo backdrop, a Millennium Falcon pinata, and out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars party favors that you can either buy or DIY.
You can find more Star Wars ideas here.
This post includes a video tutorial so you can see just how easy it is to give mason jars that vintage mercury glass look.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me. I hope I’ll continue to inspire you with useful tips, recipes and projects in 2016.