Top Blog Posts of the Year

We’re sharing our top blog posts of the year today!

Every December we deep dive into our analytics to find out which posts are your favorite.

Most of the time I am blown away by the posts you enjoy most because it’s usually not the posts I thought would be the most popular.

Still, it’s a great tool to help us plan more of what you love and it’s always fun to revisit our top blog posts of the year.

Some of our posts from recent years have gone viral and are still trending.

So, the ten posts I’m sharing today are either original posts or posts that were completely reworked and updated this year.

As always, I excluded all the From the Front Porch posts that ranked in the top ten to get a realistic view of what you loved most.

Here’s a look at our Top Blog Post of the Year…

#10 – 7 Tips for a Successful Week

Of all the posts on the list, I have to say this one shocked me the most!

The pictures were not my best.

But the information was too good to let my perfectionism over the photos keep me from pressing publish.

Making a concerted effort to keep Sundays Sacred has changed everything for us.

If you’re looking for simple ways to have a successful week or tips on how to manage your time more efficiently, you’ll love this post.

You can read the post, 7 Tips for a Successful Week here.

#9 – Christmas to Winter Decorating Ideas

If you’ve ever had the “holiday blues” after taking your decorations down, this post is for you.

I love a clean slate so normally I’m happy to pack up anything related to Christmas.

But after talking to my mom and aunts about how much they missed the twinkling lights from the Christmas tree, I challenged myself to create a cozy winter home.

You can find our Christmas to Winter Decorating Ideas, here.

Christmas to Winter Decorating Ideas-The Crowned Goat

#8 – How to Clean Vintage Pillowcases

I love to treasure hunt with my mom. So, it’s not surprising this made the top blog posts of the year list.

I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve dug through dusty boxes of tablecloths, napkins, and delicate pillowcases then had to find a way to save them from stains once we got home.

This technique is really simple. Especially, on smaller pieces and we’ve continued to use it throughout the year.

You can read all about How to Clean Vintage Pillowcases, here.

#7 – Country French Fall Porch Tour

Our front porch is one of my favorite places to decorate and fall is hand down my favorite season. So, I am tickled pink to see our Fall Porch Tour make the list again this year.

While I miss our vintage wicker furniture, I can honestly say we’ve used our porch more than ever before thanks to a furniture upgrade.

I’m out here rocking in the rocking chairs every day.

You can read, A Country French Fall Porch Tour post, here.

Country French Fall Home Tour-The Crowned Goat

#6 – A Birthday Celebration in Savannah

It was so much fun to celebrate my Mom’s 70th birthday in Savannah and it warms my heart to think you were celebrating right along with us.

We ate amazing food, had lots of fun shopping and sightseeing, and came home with milestone memories I’ll never forget.

You can read, A Birthday Celebration in Savannah, here.

#5 – The Art of Showing Up

Truth be told, I’m NEVER sure how the Encouragement of the Month post is going to be received.

They are hands down THE hardest posts to write because they require a level of vulnerability I have to prepare myself for.

Having said that, I’m beyond grateful to see them make the top blog posts of the year list because my hope is you feel encouraged, uplifted, and seen any time you visit our site.

You can read, The Art of Showing Up, here.

#4 – The Blessing I Almost Missed

I was really close to not writing this post because it felt too raw to share. S encouraged me to share it though and I’m thankful she did.

It was without a doubt a turning point in my anxiety disorder, and while scary, will go down as one of my favorite moments of the entire year.

You can read, The Blessing I Almost Missed, here.

#3 – The Best White Spray Paint and Wax Combinations

Like many of you, we’ve completed most of the DIY projects we plan to do at our home, Journey End.

Honestly, it’s a tough place to be as a home décor and DIY blogger.

I love quick and easy updates though and I’m finding so many of you feel the same way.

Paint will always be one of the most budget-friendly things you can do to change any space or home décor accent. So, it was fun to share my favorite white spray paints with you and to see it make the top blog post of the year list.

You can read, The Best White Spray Paint and Wax Combinations, here.

The Best White Paint and Wax Combinations to Use for Simple DIY Projects-The Crowned Goat

#2 – Decorating the Tops of Kitchen Cabinets

This one was another total shock!

I used to be embarrassed our kitchen cabinets didn’t reach all the way to the ceiling. But now I realize what a blessing it is.

We live in an open-concept home which means there are very few walls or opportunities outside of large pieces of furniture to decorate.

You can read our post, Decorating the Tops of Kitchen Cabinets, here.

Tips and Tricks for Decorating the Tops of Kitchen Cabinets-The Crowned Goat

#1 – 10 Citrus Simmer Pot Ideas

While I love candles, there are certain months of the year we’re not able to use them due to allergies.

Even though we regularly use a diffuser and essential oils, there’s just something about old fashion simmer pots that feel warm and inviting.

It doesn’t surprise me at all, 10 Citrus Simmer Pot Ideas, claimed the top spot!

10 Citrus Simmer Pot Ideas-The Crowned Goat

As always, none of this would be possible without you!

Thank you for being a part of our community and for all your love and support throughout the year.

It means the world!

Let us know if your favorites made the top blog posts of the year list and what you want to see more of next year.

Other Top Ten Posts You May Have Missed…

The Most Popular Posts of 2021

Top 10 Posts of 2020

Top Posts of 2019

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hi Coco, I have loved reading your blog over the last year, I hope you continue to inspire everyone.
    Heres to a new year that is all you hope for, happy 2023.xx

  2. Coco,
    I loved seeing your top 10. It’s always so helpful to look back. I hope your week is wonderful and Happy New Year! I look forward to more inspiration in 2023.

  3. You have had SUCH an amazing year, my friend!! I’m so proud of you and all of the amazing encouragement that you spread to so many. Keep on going!! I enjoy your blog SO much. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy (almost) New Year!!

  4. Hi, CoCo! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing your top 10 list! It’s so fun to look back and see what posts resonated with people! I have had “make a simmer pot” on my list of things to do and still have not tried it! Putting ingredients on my grocery list this week! Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us each week! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  5. CoCo – there are a number of posts here that I did not read during the past year and I am SO GLAD you shared them! I love the photo of your Mom at her 70th birthday party. Also, wow! You were obviously super busy in 2022. Thank you again for sharing your positive words and encouragement with us.

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