Check out our top 10 posts of 2021. Reader favorites from DIY projects to entertaining and recipes. Did your favorite blog article make the list?

Happy New Year!

We can’t believe we’re saying goodbye to another year.

Are you excited about saying bye-bye to 2021 and hello to 2022?

A new year always gets our wheels turning with the things we want to accomplish.

All the new projects, both big and small, we want to tackle.

We’re so grateful that you’re here with us, because if it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

Our goal is to bring you simple ideas for home & family.

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We will be planning our 2022 content calendar soon, so tell us what you want!

Before we move ahead to planning the new year, let’s take a minute to look back on this year.

And just wait until you see what our most popular blog post was!

Top 10 Posts of 2021

10. How to Make Custom Wood and Industrial Pipe Shelves

diy wood and plumbing pipe shelving over washer and dryer in laundry room with storage baskets and laundry essentials on shelves

We both gave our laundry rooms much needed makeovers in 2021!

You need to check out the complete transformations of Anne’s French country style and AnnMarie’s industrial farmhouse laundry room.

The before & after photos are pretty incredible so it’s no wonder there were a few projects in our top 10 this year.

Coming in at number 10 is AnnMarie’s tutorial with all the details of how she built these awesome industrial shelves.

9. How to Paint Laminate Cabinets: Everything You Need to Know

Laminate cabinets with enclosed space above painted Lafayette Green with gold bar handles in a laundry room above a washer and dryer.

Anne gave her laundry room laminate cabinets a beautiful glow up.

Don’t you just love that amazing green color she chose to paint them?

Learn how to update your laminate cabinets with paint and take them from drab to fab!

8. How to Remove & Replace Your Kitchen Faucet

kitchen sink area vase of flowers and striped kitchen towel to one side of sink and pedestal with candle and soaps on other side of sink window above sink

AnnMarie had replaced parts on her leaky faucet a few times over the past couple of years, but finally decided to replace it.

Check out her easy to follow directions to remove and replace a kitchen faucet.

This is a simple DIY project you can tackle in just an hour or two.

7. Simple Sweet 16th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

tented sign next to glass jars filled with candy at birthday party

AnnMarie’s daughter turned 16 back in 2020 and she shared some great party ideas this year.

If you’re looking for simple, budget-friendly inspiration for your next celebration you’ll want to check this post out.

These sweet sixteen party ideas can be used for any celebration you’re planning….birthday, bridal or baby shower, wedding…really, any gathering.

6. How to DIY a Master Bedroom Closet for Less Than $250

Can you believe AnnMarie transformed her husband’s closet for less than $250?

You have to see the before & after pictures…it’s pretty incredible.

Using standard closet supplies from her local home improvement store and shelves from Ikea kept this project super affordable.

Now she needs to transform her own closet in 2022!

5. The Best Green Chile Enchilada Keto Recipe

Rectangular casserole dish of Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas on a striped dishtowel next to small bowls filled with feta cheese, chopped cilantro, and diced red onion

Anne creates the most delicious recipes for a healthy lifestyle and this green chile enchilada recipe is no exception.

It’s low carb and keto friendly.

And the best part it’s easy to make with only five ingredients!

You have to give this one a try! Yummy!

4. How to Replace a Florescent Light Fixture with a Regular Light Fixture

close up of industrial light with caged style cover and 5 light bulbs hanging on ceiling in laundry room

Do you have a functional but unattractive florescent light fixture somewhere in your home that you’ve wanted to get rid of?

We have them in all our closets, the pantry and laundry room.

AnnMarie replaced the florescent light in both her husbands closet and their laundry room this year.

Follow these easy directions to swap yours for a pretty new light fixture too!

3. How to Install Peel and Stick Vinyl Over Linoleum

Finished laundry room floor with black and white wallpops peel and stick vinyl tile in Gothic pattern.

As part of Anne’s laundry room update she covered the old linoleum flooring with this gorgeous new floor.

Peel and stick tiles were super easy to use and created a beautiful new look for the room.

Get all her tips and tricks to lay these vinyl tiles right over your old floors.

2. How to Cover Up Ugly Washer Hookups

Beadboard box to cover washing machine water hookups.

Another simple DIY project in Anne’s laundry room is our second most popular blog post this year.

For some reason the builder installed the washer hook ups to the side of the appliances rather than behind.

No worries…just cover those ugly washer hook ups with this pretty box that can easily be removed when necessary.

1. How to Install Floating Vinyl Flooring Over Old Floors

view looking into laundry room from hallway wood floors meet new vinyl floor

Our top post of 2021 was another laundry room project!

This was definitely the year of our laundry room makeovers.

Like Anne’s DIY flooring project above, AnnMarie also covered up her old linoleum floors when updating her outdated space.

Installing floating interlocking vinyl tiles transformed the laundry room.

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