Top recipe and craft projects from 2013

2013 top posts I Heart Nap Time

Wow! Can you believe 2013 has come to an end? What an incredible year this has been. I am SO grateful to be able to do what I do as my job. I still pinch myself everyday. My blog has grown significantly over the past year and I owe it all to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My goal for 2014 is to give back to the community in a few different ways and I’m excited to share more of that with you next month.

My ultimate goal here is to inspire women to create. I also love to see all the projects you have shared with me. It makes my heart happy! Feel free to use the #iheartnaptime so I can see them.

We now have readers in many countries and reached over 20 million page views this year. I still can’t believe it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along in 2013. I promise not to let you down in 2014. ;)

Many days this past year were spent in my kitchen, making cookies with my kids and cooking dinners for my family. And so it’s not surprising that many of my most popular posts were delicious recipes. I was also busy planning showers, weddings and moving into my new home, so I was happy to see a few of those posts in the top 10 as well. I split it up into my top 10 recipes and top 10 creative projects. Without further adieu…

Top 10 recipes

Here are my top 10 recipes from 2013 (in no particular order)

2013 top recipes on iheartnaptime.net

1. No-bake reeses peanut butter bars 

reeses peanut butter bars

2. Snicker caramel apple pie 

The most AMAZING {no-bake} pie! Caramel, apples, snickers and delicious whipped topping!

3. Chocolate chip pudding cookies

Double chocolate chip pudding cookies

4. Taco soup recipe -this recipe is still just as popular as last year!

World's best taco soup recipe on iheartnaptime.com #recipes

5. Jello cookies – these made the list two years in a row too!

JELLO cookies on iheartnaptime.com #jello #recipes

6. Super soft sugar cookies

Super soft sugar cookies and the best tip for baking them on iheartnaptime.com #recipes #desserts

7. Saltine cracker toffee 

saltine cracker toffee

8. Caprese pasta

Creamy caprese pasta ...one of the best pasta dishes I've ever made!

9. Cookie butter popcorn

Cookie butter popcorn... this stuff is dangerously delicious!!

 

10. Sweet and sour chicken 

Sweet and sour chicken recipe I Heart Nap Time 1

Top 10 creative projects

Here are my top 10 creative projects from 2013 (in no particular order)

2013 top projects on iheartnaptime.com

1. Homemade chalk paint 

How to make chalk paint and distress furniture on iheartnaptime.com #DIY

2. Baby shower ideas + free printable baby shower games

Darling pink and yellow baby shower + free printable baby shower games from @iheartnaptime

3. DIY farmhouse table 

DIY farmhouse table on iheartnaptime.com

4. Living room makeover 

living room makeover 30 days

5. Button bookmarks

button bookmarks

6. DIY fabric scrap banner

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

7. Moving tips 

10 best moving tips...pin now, save for later!

8. Printable school Valentines

school valentines printable

9. Thanksgiving tablescape with free printables

Thanksgiving tablescape on I Heart Nap Time

10. DIY chalkboard sign

DIY chalk board sign....perfect for wedding, showers and parties!

 

You can see my top posts of 2012 here and 2011 here.

So let’s hear it… what was your favorite post from 2013? Did you make any recipes or crafts that I shared? What would you like to see more of in 2014?

Thank you so much for reading my posts this year. I hope I inspired you!  I know you have a choice in how you spend your time online and I so appreciate that I Heart Nap TIme is one of the places you visit.

Let’s make 2014 a great year! :)

Xo- Jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Jenna H. posted on December 31, 2013 at 9:47 am (#
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    Your site is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing all this content with us for free! My favorite recipe this year was your homemade snickers bars! My whole family loved them.

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  2. Gina posted on December 31, 2013 at 10:32 am (#
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    LOVED them all Jamielyn. Thank you for the abundance of inspiration. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2014 :)

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  3. Amanda posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:08 am (#
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    I’ve been an on/off follower for a long time. I”m not really sure how long. I don’t know how I originally found you or what always brings me back, but I never forget I Heart Naptime and it is forever etched into my unwritten list of memorable, inspiring, and loved blogs! 2014, for me, is going to be about self-discovery, ambition, and pushing forward with my goals and my life. I feel like I’ll be visiting I Heart Naptime for encouragement and inspiration often. :)

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  4. TidyMom posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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    What an incredible year Jamielyn!! Thanks for all you do! Have a safe and fabulous new year!

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  5. Emily posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm (#
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    I’m new to following your blog, so this recap is great! Looking forward to more awesome posts in the year to come. Happy New Year!

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Emily! I hope you have a Happy New Year as well! :)

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