The Top 10 Posts of 2014

It’s time for that other favorite year-end blog tradition: the top 10 most visited posts of 2014! (Here’s last year’s for reference.)

Due to the wonders of SEO, pretty much every post on the list this year (and most of last year’s) is a how-to. But, hey, if it helped you, I’m happy. Let’s get into it, shalllll we?

10. I Almost Got Hit by a Car Today

So…I really don’t know why this one was so popular. Unless you all actually wish me dead and I just haven’t figured it out yet. The thing is, a LOT of people search the words “almost got hit by car.” So…apparently this is more common than I thought and it’s more of a miracle that it hadn’t happened sooner.


9. Three Ways to Style a Top Knot

You know what people loved this year? Top knots. NeverMIND the fact that it’s called a bun and has been around for centuries. The only thing people love more than knots on their heads is multiple ways to create them. Apparently.


8. What Guys Should Wear for Pictures

The only thing that concerned ladies more than how to style their hair this year? What their fella was going to wear for their engagement pictures. I gotchu.


7. What to Wear to a Concert

This post, born out of my own uncoolness, continues to dominate. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, but the biggest reassurance here is that I’m not the only one who has NO IDEA what to wear to concerts.


6. How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

I’m actually quite pleased this one has risen in the ranks — this is knowledge people need to know!


5. How to Plan a Kate Spade Party

You know what life needs sometimes? An elaborately themed, super girly party. This one will definitely fit the bill.


4. How to: Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If I’m speaking my truth here, this isn’t even one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made. And the photos are terrible. But these cookies ARE pretty dang nutritious, and I’m glad you all enjoyed them.


3. How to Plan a Mad Men Party

Our themed housewarming shindig remains one of my most successful parties to date, so I’m glad it’s still getting a lot of traffic. Feel free to steal any and all of these ideas.


2. How to Skip Washing Your Hair for Six Days

It got bumped from the first place spot this year, but “how to be grubby without people noticing” is still a popular topic with y’all. My pain is your gain.

photo of how to paint a metal filing cabinet

1. How to Paint a Metal Filing Cabinet

This simple little post has been climbing the ranks for the last couple of years, but it finally made it to the top. I decided to include a photo of it present-day to prove that this tutorial actually does hold up. Pretty neat, huh?

SO there you have it. Did your favorite post make the cut?