A Year In Review: 2015

A Year In Review: 2015 | Top 10 Reader Favorites from On Sutton Place | DIY, Decor, Gardening and more! Well…it’s almost the end of another year. Time goes by so quickly and this year has been no different. For me, 2015 has been a year of challenges and joys. I’m thankful that there have been more happy times than sad…and I’m blessed to still be writing this blog and earning my keep! I’ve put together a list of the top ten most viewed posts from this year so let’s take a look back. The post titles are clickable direct links and they open a new page, so you can easily come right back here.

10. 5 Tips for Mixing Fabric Patterns

5 Tips for Mixing Fabric Patterns | Tips and tricks from a DIY decorator that are super easy. Get the look you see in magazines all on your own!

9. Easy DIY Easter Spring Decor Ideas

Easy DIY Easter Spring Decor Ideas |Tips for using what you have but in new ways from onsuttonplace.com

8. 5 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom

5 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom | DIY and on a budget! | onsuttonplace.com

7. 10 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

These 10 handmade Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect for such a special occasion. All tutorials are easy to follow with photos that show the steps.

6. Summer Porch Decor Ideas

5 Summer Porch Decor Ideas | Easy DIY ways to add a cozy feeling to your outdoor space and make it function like an indoor space. Simple touches that make a big difference!

5. 5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Front Door

5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Front Door | DIY and Budget friendly! | On Sutton Place

4. 3 Easy Ways to Style a Bed

3 Easy Ways to Style a Bed | easy ideas and inspiration! | onsuttonplace.com

3. The Beginner’s Guide to Farmhouse Style Decor

10 easy ways to add Farmhouse decor to any home without breaking the bank!

2. 10 Best Hardy Perennials

List of 10 hardy perennials that are easy to grow and maintain. From a DIY gardener.

 1. Fall | Through The Years

One DIY blogger's collection of Fall inspiration. 3 years of decor inspiration, fun crafts and yummy recipes all in one place! Easy links to find exactly what you are looking for.

Looking back from the beginning of my blog, the most popular posts are ones from the early days. They have been living on Pinterest for years and are still being pinned every day. Social Media is more complicated than ever but it’s definitely the best way to share blog posts. There have been big changes at Facebook and even bigger changes at Pinterest, but I am doing my best to figure things out. I have put way too much time and effort into this blog to fade into the sunset! As always though it’s you, my readers and friends, who keep this blog alive.

It’s important to reflect and learn from the past, but it’s equally important to let the past go and move forward. Let’s take this week to put 2015 in the past and look ahead to 2016. New year, fresh start. 

New Year, Fresh Start free printable | Use for DIY wall art, cards, crafts, screensavers and more!

Click to print New Year, Fresh Start free printable

I’ll be back on Tuesday with my ATC group and a collection of healthy recipes. It’s that time of year and truth be told I could stand to lose a few pounds. A few good recipes would definitely make the process easier.

See you then!

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  1. Ann is your bathroom refresh, you show a soap bottle with black foamer type top. It appears metal and I wondered where i might find one? The ones I see are always plastic and they dont hold up. thank you

  2. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful talents and yummy treats with us this year! I know all of us appreciate everything that you do:) I hope you & your family had a wonderful Christmas! May all of us be blessed in 2016!

  3. Hi Ann,

    Thanks for a great year of your wonderful posts. I love your easy recipes (I’ve made quite a few of your breads and cakes), easy decorating tips and lovely printables. Looking forward to see what the new year brings! Happy New Year to you and your family! Linda

  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR, ANN…Many Thanks for Many Things; looking very forward to 2016!

    “To leave the old with a burst of song;
    To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
    To forget the thing that binds you fast
    to the vain regrets of the year that’s past.”

    – C. Robert Brewster Beattie,
    “A Way to a Happy New Year”

  5. Ann, I just knew that your fall post would be in the top ten because I’d seen how many times it had been repinned from just my pin! I’m putting together a similar post later this week. I’m sure you can guess which is my most visited post! Happy to travel along with you on this blogging journey!

  6. Thank you so much for the great ideas. I always look forward to seeing the new things you have.

  7. I enjoy your blog. Happy New Year!

  8. Thanks for putting this post together….lots of helpful ideas. I’m anxious already for spring! ;)

  9. Thank you for the printables. Looking over the post today., there looks like a wealth of reading to do.i so enjoy reading and gleaning from your post. I love to read and try and do a little every day. Some days I don’t get the chance to read the post , I love being able to go back get caught up. And the post are always there for refence, and encouragement. Thank you for your time and giving of your self and sharing with us who read and post.

  10. Happy end of the year, Ann! I love all of your posts, and it’s fun to see the ones others have most enjoyed. The biggest compliment I can offer you, sweet friend, is that every time I visit your blog, I feel that I am “home.” Your blog truly encompasses everything a home should be. :-)

  11. I love the “new year, fresh start” free printable, thank you! Just wondering, what graphics do you put in your three frames by your front door in January?

  12. I have enjoyed your blog so very much this past year, and I’m sure this coming year will be just as good or better.
    Happy New Year, May you have continued success and good health.

  13. Heather B. says:

    I love your blog and all your many ideas you share :) Remembering last year’s top post was “cooing an egg” or something like that…still laughing over that one!
    All the best in 2016!

    1. Heather B. says:

      I mean, “cooking”

  14. I really enjoyed your ‘walk through 2015! I didn’t discover your lovely blog until mid-year and had missed so much. So many great ideas- I’ll be referring back to this post over and over as I make some of them work in my own home.
    Thank you!

  15. KittyLuvr says:

    I had to laugh when I saw your Top Ten posts….I had tried to guess before looking and none of the Top Ten were on MY Top Ten of your posts! LOL…that’s why I love your blog. You have something very everyone and always in a easy to follow format…I just added to my door mat collection for Christmas and now have 2 more to change out my porch seasonal porch decor. Enjoy the break of a few days….and thanks for all you do and post!

  16. I really appreciate your posts throughout the year! Love the printables and how you show them on display. I hope this new year brings special blessings to you and your family!!

  17. Thank you for sharing thru the year. I’m glad I found you and I wish you and your family a prosperous Happy New year!

  18. I’m so glad you’ve had more happy than sad events for 2015, yes blogging is a challenge but for some reason we keep pushing forward. Blessings for you in 2016 my friend :)