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It’s your turn to talk!

Periodically, I like to touch base with my readers. I don’t want to continuously post things you aren’t interested in. Sometimes I’m wavering between what to post, and knowing what you’re interested in could make the difference. If you don’t see the options you want listed (i.e. parenting, coping with grief, encouraging messages, etc.), feel free to mention those to me. I’m very open to suggestions, and enjoy writing about a wide variety of topics. I’m just doing my check in with y’all to see which topics you would most like to see here.

Want to see what some of my most popular posts last year were?

Check out My Top Posts of 2015 and my brief review of the excitement of last year!

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Top Posts of 2015

2015 in review

It has been a year of change for my family.

There have been countless changes this year! We made a big move this spring. Our third child was born healthy and sweet in July, after a stressful couple of months of premature labor and followed by a prolonged recovery for me due to extreme blood loss. I had numerous injuries and sicknesses since then. There has just been a ton going on in our personal life, which I won’t bore y’all with.

For my faithful readers, I wanted to share the highlights from 2015 here at Penny Pinching Peach with y’all!

A pretty exciting thing was that my pregnancy announcement with my third child- Another Thanksgiving Blessing!- was featured on Parents.com, as linked at the bottom of that post!

I am also a new contributor with Millennium Moms.

I added the option to follow me via Twitter and Pinterest, if you would like to follow now at the links on the side bar! Of course, I still have Facebook and the option to follow via emails. All of these venues have different neato additional content, such as giveaways & freebies I share and great content from my fellow bloggers.

It was very interesting seeing what you liked best this year, so I’m excited to share my top posts in different categories from this year! If you see something here that you really like, please do me a favor and share!! It would make me so happy!

Money Saving Posts:

Gifts for hunters

The top hunter on my Christmas list- my husband!

Budget Friendly Gifts For Hunters and Outdoorsmen This was my most popular post on the blog, by far. It had the most traffic, even with being published toward the end of the year! Apparently others share some of my struggles with gift buying!

Qalo Wedding Rings For Active People These rings are amazing for people with dangerous occupations or hobbies, and very affordable (especially with the referral code in the post)!

Tyndale Rewards This is a great program for earning free books easily!

Cheap Carriers For Babywearing Want to try baby wearing, but don’t have much money? Read this!

Schoola Discount Clothing Wear clothing? Like free stuff! You want to check this out!

Kids Activity Posts:

Egg carton flowers

Egg carton flowers

10 Preschool Activities Using Household Items This is a round up of some fun activities for preschoolers.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Craft This was my first printable to ever include on my blog.

Pinecone Christmas Angels These would be adorable to make any time of year.

Fun ABC Activities My kiddos love these!

Dollar store education: Color sorting blocks Cheap educational activities.

Recipe Posts:

10 Family Friendly Crockpot Meals

10 Family Friendly Crockpot Meals This was my second most popular post total!

Completely Healthy Cookies?? Yes, Please!! This is an older post, but still extremely popular, coming in number three total!

Easy Mexican Bean Salad Delicious, healthy and easy peasy!

Grandma’s Sunday Special Ritz Cracker Chicken This really is my own family’s recipe, and has stayed a top post for a couple of years now. You need to try this!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Glaze Cake Scrumptiously simple!

Personal Thoughts:

Walking in the woods with Mommy

Walking in the woods with Mommy

More Than a Mom Ever have an identity crisis in your role as a mother? You can probably relate to this!

My Cousin’s Fight The good news? She is doing well, and soon to be a grandma for the very first time! ♥

National Sanctity of Human Life Day This is my very personal story of what life or death choices I have made.

Who Thinks You Are Beautiful? For anyone who has ever felt less than gorgeous…please read!

Struggling? You Are Not Alone.  Sharing my own struggle in hopes of making others feel less alone in theirs.

Homesteading Posts:

Stroller Trellis

Stroller Trellis

I only posted a few, but these were the popular ones of those…

Upcycled Trellises for Gardening Cheap tips for garden trellises.

Make Your Own Attractive Topsy Turvy Planter This is one of my favorite gardening tricks!

Did your favorite posts make it into the top posts?

Do you have any favorites I have written? What would you like to see me write about?Do you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see at Penny Pinching Peach as we go forward into 2016?

Happy New Year!

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2014 With My Blog

Just me. My little girl took this photo. :)

Just me. My little girl took this photo. 🙂

WordPress sends out a yearly review with interesting random facts about your blog, and I also researched a few things in my statistics because their review didn’t list them and made me curious. 🙂 If y’all wanna know about my year in the wonderful world of blogging, here’s a quick overview:

My top eight most viewed posts were:

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/10/21/dinner-for-a-dollar/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/09/26/international-coffee-day/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/12/what-lung-cancer-cant-do/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/06/11/grandmas-sunday-special-ritz-cracker-chicken/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/10/10/completely-healthy-cookies-yes-please/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/03/17/cloud-dough/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/17/tyndale-rewards/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/09/16/creative-comfort/

Grandma's Sunday Special Ritz Cracker Chicken

Grandma’s Sunday Special Ritz Cracker Chicken

By the way, the post about my great-grandma’s Ritz cracker chicken https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/06/11/grandmas-sunday-special-ritz-cracker-chicken/ was the number 2 post for 2013, barely dropping to number 4 a year and a half after it was first published! If that doesn’t convince you it’s a doggone good recipe, it has held a special place in the hearts and tummies of at least five generations I’ve personally witnessed gobbling it down in my family. Y’all miiiiiiight wanna try it! 😉

My most commented upon post, not surprisingly for me, was What Lung Cancer Can’t Do https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/12/what-lung-cancer-cant-do/ It wasn’t surprising for me because it was one of the most deeply heartfelt posts I wrote in this past year, and cancer touches so many lives.

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My Facebook page was barely a blip until midway through 2014, when I finally actually started utilizing it for more than just auto-publishing my posts. I now also use my Facebook page to share related posts of interest, extra awesome deals I don’t want to flood my actual blog with, one day flash giveaways I stumble across and more. If you’re not a follower, it’s definitely worth becoming one! I limit my posts so that it doesn’t become too spammy, so no worries about my flooding your feed with a bunch of junk! 😉 http://facebook.com/pennypinchingpeachpage

Thanks to all of you who read, share and comment here at Penny Pinching Peach! You make this possible and worthwhile! Are there any topics or issues you’d like me to talk about this year? What kind of content would you like to see more of? Suggestions are welcome! Don’t forget, y’all matter! 🙂