Top Five of 2015

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Wow! What a year we had here with Creative Wife & Joyful Worker. There were so many highlights — and so much work put into keeping this blog go round. It was so neat for me to look back over the holidays and see which posts were the most successful over the last year… and even just as interesting to see which ones were not so popular.

Some big changes happened with the blog as I switched platforms over and created a brand new look for the blog. Creative Wife & Joyful Worker turned more into a brand then just a name that I made up. With the blog launch giveaway post, that I teamed up with a number of incredible businesses on, the blog was off to a great start!

Collaborations is what we are all about here, I thrive on sharing about new businesses that I discover. Connecting with other unique and creative individuals so rewarding to me, being able to see others come to this space and also enjoy their talents is the cherry on top. I have put together the top five posts from 2015 and it is no surprise that the popular posts were also ones that I had help from some inspiring individuals.

 

Number One: Two Momma Essentials

For this post I got to collaborate with two amazing shops, Glitter & Spice and Lily Jade. These businesses are very well established and their items are of the most incredible quality. When I say essentials, I mean it! that is exactly what these ladies produce. Photography for this post was done by E Fraser Photography, she did an incredible job capturing the these items.

Glitter and Spice jewelery Review

Lily Jade Bag Review

Number Two: Holiday Gift Guides

It was no surprise for me to see our holiday gift guides in the top five from last year. These were so popular and I got such great feedback from the businesses involved and others who participated. I spent a great deal of time sourcing our unique items for both Men, Women and Kids. A lot of the items included in the giveaway were from local shops that I love to support.

Number Three: Hello Baby West: Dreamcatcher Baby Shower

For this post I had the pleasure of sharing the baby shower that I hosted for my sister’s new baby boy. The styling and most of the collaboration with the shops involved was thanks to Chic Fete. These ladies did an incredible job bringing together local talented businesses to show off their products. Featured around the Dreamcatcher baby book created by Mushy Books and captured by Jayme Anne Photography, all around this event and post was a success!

spruce rentals event venue - dreamcatcher baby shower captured by Jayme Lang photography

Dreamcatcher made by VMD Jewellery

Dreamcatcher cake table inspiration

Number Four: Unicorn Themed Birthday Party

This year marked Sophie’s second birthday – yahoo! My original thought was to do something small, but then as the wheels started turning and more collaboration requests came in that were perfectly on point with the theme, we turned her party into a gorgeous Unicorn Themed Party. View the full post for all the details.

Number Five: A Cozy Classic

One of the most exciting changes that came to the blog in 2015 was the addition of style posts. It was something that I had thought about for a while but didn’t quite have the confidence get the ball rolling. When I had the opportunity to work alongside Hunni’s to put together style posts featuring some of their newest items in store — it was meant to be. I am so glad that I took the leap to this route for the blog and you can look forward to many more style posts in 2016.

A Cozy Casual Lookbook | Creative Wife & Joyful Worker

side braid on hair by Mauve Hair Design

Most importantly though, THANK YOU so much for all of your support. We wouldn’t be here checking our top posts if it wasn’t for you coming in and reading them. It has been such a pleasure shareing my passions with each one of you that stops by and I am so excited to see what 2106 will bring to Creative Wife & Joyful Worker.

XO

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  • Just about to head to Whistler with this guy and so excited to spend some time just the two of us! It’s been a whhhiiilllleeeeeee
  • Part way through our lunch the kids started to bicker back and forth, creating a rather not-so-enjoyable moment for everyone. It's those moments that us as parents can make a difference, how we handle situations with our children allows them to learn and grow through our words and actions. We spoke about the importance of being kind and how much more enjoyable our time together is when we are all speaking respectfully and sharing. .

I then shared with the kids that that was exactly why I was taking a few pictures with our pizza, to share with others about the launch of @panago_pizza's 2nd annual Bullying Awareness and Prevention campaign. That Panago wanted to celebrate young people who are being kind and looking out for others in their communities. Our kids are learning everyday, it's our job to be great role models, encourage their kind behaviour and then celebrate them in their good choices. .

Do you want to take a minute to celebrate a child in your life? From now until Nov 25th Panago is asking for you to nominate a deserving youth and share a story them using compassion to drive change. Go to my stories for more info and the link to nominate #sponsored #asliceofnice
  • Hey 👋🏻 it’s kinda late... for some I suppose.. I’m usually up til midnight working away and wanted to hop on and share about my blog/small business journey. It was the start of this year that I really “proclaimed” this as my business and really felt so proud of what I’d created. It’s been A LOT of work to say the least but it’s brought so so much joy, opportunities and relationships. I love creating and sharing here, but most of all I love encouraging and connecting with YOU! Thanks for being here and for reading this. I think today I all the sudden realized we were in November and the end of the year is near. How did that happen?! If you made it through this little love note, share something about you below.. maybe how you discovered my blog/Instagram or what a goal is that you have? Excited to read through those comments in the AM.
  • That day we found a marble staircase and @juliechristinephotography made a fart joke. She gets me.
  • Proud mama moment. Sophie came home from kindergarten one afternoon reciting this Remembrance Day poem over and over. It’s pretty cute! Turn your sound on and listen too 😊❤️
  • This picture makes me melt. I set the camera on self-timer and wanted to get some action shots of the three of us working on the "do try this at home" section of the @guinnessworldrecords book. When I looked back at the captures and I saw Ezras very content grin, I just couldn't even. Seriously no words. It reminded me that our kids don't care how we show up (myself pictured with a messy bun & PJs), it's the time we put in that is remembered. •

#ad Thanks to @guinnessworldrecords for encouraging us to attempt one of their 5 maker challenges and seeing how much fun the kids had blowing up balloons and learning to make balloon dogs. After a few tries I completed on in 2 minutes, might not be the fastest time in the books, but we saw some good progress from my first attempt ha! If your kids love creating, reading about all sorts of random and crazy accomplishments then head to the blog and check out what's new in the Guinness World Records 2019 edition. #GWR2019
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