Top 10 Posts of 2015

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top 10 posts of 2015Looking back, 2015 has been a year of significant growth for me personally and for the blog as a whole.

In January 2015, Embracing a Simpler Life saw 4,887 page views, and I considered it a great month! In December 2015, it has seen 29,227 page views so far, which is slightly above its new and growing monthly average.

It was fun to look back over the yearly stats. I’m always interested to see which posts were most read, because I really can’t guess which posts will stand out from the others.

It’s hard for me to believe some of these were written within this calendar year because they seem distant, but indeed they were!

After all, at the beginning of this year, my sweet little Emily was only the size of an ear of corn and not yet capable of surviving outside the womb. She’s now sitting, waving, lunging and belly laughing. My 1 and 3 year olds are now totally different kids at the ages of 2 and 4. I feel like I’ve lived two years, not one. I mean that in the best way.

So, without further ado, the most popular new posts on Embracing a Simpler Life in 2015 were:

10. Is Doing Dishes Overwhelming Your Day? Hand-Wash More! …(What!?)

This is a little secret I’ve learned to help keep up with our crazy home.

is doing dishes overwhelming your day


9. Why You Should Read the Bible Through in a Year in 2016

If you’ve never done this, perhaps 2016 is your year.

why you should read the bible through in 2016


8. The “What, Why and How” of Creating a Family Yearbook

I am so pleased with our family yearbooks! They take some work, but they are a fabulous, minimalistic way to enjoy our memories!

how to create a family yearbook


7. 9 Bible Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God

These verses prepare my heart for time with God.

9 Bible Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God pin


6. Why & How I Drastically Reduced my Daughter’s Toys (and Why We Love It)

My friend Amanda shares how she cut back on toys and discovered unexpected benefits.

Why and How I Drastically Reduced My Daughters Toys, and why we love it


5. A Peek Into My Minimal Closet

This is my minimal postpartum closet (i.e. the few items of clothing that actually fit me in the in between time). It was nice to remove all the “not yet” clothes and “too-big maternity” from my daily lineup.

a peek into my minimal closet


4. The Blessedness of Not Having It All

Having our every wish and whim isn’t always what’s best for us, and I believe God’s grace can be found in our lives not matter our financial situation.

the blessedness of not having it all


3. Homemaking is a Ministry

In this stage of life, homemaking is my ministry. It’s an important and eternal one.

homemaking is a ministry]


2. Why I’m Making an Investment in My Appearance: on Modesty and Minimalism

I have been intentional about this over the past few months, and it’s been a good change.

why I'm making an investment in my appearance

and finally, the number 1 post of 2015, with over 42,000 views…


1. How I’m Keeping My Home Tidier than Ever, Even When Life Is at Its Craziest Yet

One mindset change has made all the difference as I strive to keep up with my home in this seemingly crazy season of life.

how I'm keeping my home tidier than ever2


There you have it! Thanks for reading!


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  1. Ingrid Beukers says:


    Thanks a lot for your posts this year 2015, they’ve been a source of encouraging for me.
    Wishing you and your family all the best for 2016.
    Greetings from The Netherlands.

  2. Fun! I look forward to reading the ones I missed! I’m publishing a similar post tomorrow. So much fun to look back through the year. 🙂

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