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I was looking back on 2016 through past blog posts and noticing how far Creative Wife and Joyful Worker has come since the beginning of the year. At the start of the year I had no idea what 2016 would bring for the blog and could not have even imagined how far it has come. This year has been huge for meeting new people and networking, you can definitely say that I came out of my shell, a lot! I also recognize so much growth in my writing style and photography, which comes through when you look at the most popular posts of the year.

As I looked over my post from last year highlighting the top posts, I recognize some over lap from what was loved this year as well. Our gift guides and parties have definitely taken the cake for most loved posts over the years, and I have to say they are some of my favorites to put together as well. As the guides I love highlighting my favorite small shops and the planning parties is such a passion of mine that has totally flourished.

So here we have it,

Top Five Most Popular Posts of 2016 on Creative Wife and Joyful Worker

Number Five: 20 Baby-ish Baby Products for Momma

This post has been very much loved on Pinterest and it doesn’t surprise me at all to see it in the top five most viewed. I love that there are so many of you interested in the products that I use and was excited about trying for Evelyn. This post represents so much of why I started my blog and it is such a joy to see that I can successfully show support to the small businesses that I have come to know and love.

Number Four: A Success Story: Vaginal Birth after C-Section

Couldn’t get any more personal then this post right here. One of the things I am the most proud of for 2016 that I was able to put into words to share with all of you. Such a joy.

Number Three: DIY Unicorn Party Hats

This post was actually created in 2015 but it has been one of our most popular posts this year, through pins on Pinterst and views from our Stumbleupon account. My husband even laughed at me when I said I was going to share how I made the these hats, turns out it was a good idea to share after all.

Number Two: What’s Mommy Growing: Gender Reveal

With Evelyn being the first baby that we found out the gender before hand it was so fun to do a little gender reveal post and it got so much love. We created painted potted plants and used little signs to share the gender of our little baby to be.

Number One: Our Lookbooks [ Spring and Holiday]

The Spring lookbook is very very different from the holiday lookbook as I took on so much more with the holiday one teaming up with Julie and bringing all our own photography and designing each page to represent it’s own unique feel. These books were such a joy to make and wrap up in a nutshell why this blog started. Sharing the talent of others and supporting them along the way. It is such a pleasure to continue to focus on and highlight these talented makers that many of them I have personally come to know.

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Thank you to each of you for your support of the last two and a half years of creating and sharing on Creative Wife and Joyful Worker. Your love and support is so so much appreciated. I started out thinking how cool it would be if even a handful of people would read each of my posts, no way did I think that hundreds and even thousands would come on by. I am dreaming big for 2017 and am so excited about what this new year will bring. Dream big and then dream even bigger friends.

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  • We had such a great time hosting both the media preview night and @shopandtalkmarket the past two days. We were filled with so much love and encouragement from so many of you. Thank you all for coming to shop, saying hi, donating your time, being a vendor... whichever it may be, you made an impact to create such a successful event. A special thank you to @grimmsfoods who not only donated food for the media preview but also made a special donation to the @abbotsfordfoodbank directly. Thanks to them and all of you we are able to support more families in need this season.
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Photo @juliechristinephotography
#abbotsfordfoodbank #shopandtalkmarket #grimmsfinefoods #highstreetfv
  • Every party I style I have this vision in my head and each time I have no idea if it's going to turn out, what looks like one day of styling is really a whole bunch of days (and lots of late nights) of planning. I've learnt a few things from when I first started styling parties and wanted to share my top tips for party planning.
NUMBER 1 - Don't do it alone. This specific party I had lots of help from @goldngrasses and @juliechristinephotography. Ask for help, styling tips, and have fun doing it with someone.
NUMBER 2 - Less is more. Focus on a few key food items and make them the focus. We used a whole lot of meat and cheese here and yummmmmy, it was good!
NUMBER 3 - The dollar store has everything a craft store has and more! Parties and pretty decor doesn't have to be expensive, mine as well save some $ where you can! •
If you are on the save money train and interested in checking out more ways to save (or perhaps even win something for free!!) head over to my friends at @irisvisualgroup and check out their 21 days of Christmas. They've got lots of tips, tricks and giveaways just for you. #sponsored #IRISvisualgroup
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Photo @juliechristinephotography
  • We got our new sled in the mail and Evelyn has been so into it! I decided we needed to go for a drive and find some snow and give it a try. It's safe to say she loved riding in our @rudolphesled and I can see many more joyful snow rides in the future.
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Rudolphe just launched their sled line and it's perfect for little ones that could use a lift in the snow. There's a buckle to keep them securely seated and you can get a name personalized on the back, we had our last name engraved. Perfect for all your snowy adventures. #CWJWpartner #rudolphesled #ruldolphe3000
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Photo @lovinglittlesblog
  • Press play ▶️ “It’s all about getting outside of your comfort zone and pushing yourself” said me in this video 😉😉 turn the sound on and take a listen as I chat about growing my blog and what’s helped me the most for creating my business.
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Thanks to @vistaprint & @jellymarketing for giving me the opportunity to share. 💫 Head over to the link in my profile to win $250 Vistaprint credit! 💫 #CWJWpartner
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Video @pointblankphoto
  • Sophie taking a second to decide if she is going to open her toy or eat the rest... before I knew it she gobbled up her delicious Kinder Surprise. When she did make it to the toy it was a MERMAID!! Seriously, what are the chances, she literally JUST asked Santa for a mermaid for Christmas... talk about one excited child! #sponsored @kindercanada #littlesurprisescount #inthiscaseitwasabigsurprise
  • I was reflecting back on the things I’ve done this year and the opportunities that have come my way and felt so blessed by it all that I wanted to end the year by giving back. That’s when the idea of @shopandtalkmarket started. I’ve put together a day filled with local music & local shops for all to come and enjoy. Proceeds will be donated to the @abbotsfordfoodbank where it can be used to provide more for families in need this season.
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I’d love to invite you all to come out and shop on Dec 8th from 10AM-4PM at @highstreetfv (Room M210), listen to @gregneufeld and @coalmontband while they preform throughout the day and shop more than 25 local vendors. We’ll also have a reading nook for kids and facepainting by @rainbowfacesxx — see you there!! •
Head to @shopandtalkmarket for more event details.
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