Top Ten Posts of 2015

January 11, 2016 — 2 Comments

Lulu the Baker's Top 10 posts of 2015

Happy New Year, everybody! I know it’s already January 11th, but this is my first post of the new year, so I think the belated greeting is still appropriate. I decided to take a few weeks off for the holidays, but then I realized toward the end of December that I didn’t have anything planned for January, so the hiatus lasted a little longer.

Last year was a really interesting one for me. I started off 2015 with the goal to get my book proposal accepted by a publisher, and I intentionally said no to some exciting opportunities because I knew that if I didn’t, I’d never get that book done. And then my book proposal DID get accepted by a publisher, and the real work started. I’ll write more sometime about the whole book-writing process, which is such a very long road, but it was so much more work than I anticipated. It wasn’t unpleasant or anything–it was, for the most part, quite fun–but lots of work is still lots of work, even if you’re enjoying it. That old adage, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” is utter hogwash, just so you know! And with a new baby, a new house, and all of the normal surprises life throws at you now and then, the year just filled up, and this here blog didn’t see quite as much attention from me as it once did.

But I’m recommitting to my blog this year. I miss it. I miss making things and writing things and being in this space. It might take a bit of time to get back into my old rhythm, but I’m excited about all of the possibilities.

Before we jump into new posts this year, here are the top ten posts of 2015…

1. Apples N’ Oats Breakfast Smoothie
top 10 recipes of 2015 | apple n' oats breakfast smoothie

2. Painted Heart Sugar Cookies
top 10 posts of 2015 | painted heart sugar cookies

3. Gourmet PB&J Bar
top 10 posts of 2015 | gourmet peanut butter and jelly bar

4. Norwegian Cinnamon Thumbs
top 10 posts of 2015 | norwegian cinnamon thumbs

5. Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
top 10 posts of 2015 | old-fashioned oatmeal cookies

6. Samoa Swirl Blondies
top 10 posts of 2015 | samoa swirl blondies

7. Everyday Citrus Cake
top 10 posts of 2015 | everyday citrus cake

8. How To Make a Giant Balloon Arch
top 10 recipes of 2015 | how to make a giant balloon arch

9. Easiest Buttermilk Biscuits
top 10 posts of 2015 | easiest buttermilk biscuits

10. Fresh Fruit Sugar Cookie Bars
top ten posts of 2015 | fresh fruit sugar cookie bars