The Best of Just a Girl and Her Blog 2015

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

I can’t believe I’m writing the “best of” post already! {If you’re interested in seeing past years’ best of posts, you can see 2014 and 2013 respectively. 🙂 } 2015 absolutely flew by! This has been a year full of big changes, the biggest of which being Donnie joining the team full time in late January.

Honestly, we weren’t sure if the full time blogging thing was going to work out or not, but it ended up far surpassing our expectations and we are so thrilled to still be working on the blog together almost a full year later!

I thought that today we’d take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the posts you loved most (based on pageviews) in 2015. Here we go!

January

Not surprisingly, many of my top posts from the year happened in January. Not only did they have the most time to amass pageviews, but January is typically the month that everyone gets most excited about organization, and it certainly showed through in the top posts!

The #1 post of 2015 ended up being 5 Reasons You’re Failing at Organization. I was actually a little nervous to publish this one because I thought, “What if I’m the only one who struggles with these things?!” It turns out that I’m not alone– this post has been pinned over 25,000 times!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

Other posts from January that landed in the top 10 for 2015 were…

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

How to Organize Storage Bins

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

The Ultimate Guide to Going Paperless

How to Set Goals that You’ll Actually Accomplish

And our landing page for Simplify: 25+ Printables to Help You Organize Your Life (which is re-launching with a new design on January 11th!) was actually in our top 10 as well, coming in at #7 for the year!

February

Organization continued to be a popular theme in February (and throughout the rest of the year, as you’ll see!), and this time it was organizing the kids’ stuff! Top posts from February included…

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

Tips and Tricks for Decluttering the Kids’ Room

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

and How to Organize Kids’ School Papers

March

March brought two more popular organizing posts– How to Organize a Small Closet and 5 Ways to Maximize Space in a Shared Kids’ Room.

They were joined by the very first blogging post to make the “best of” list! I guess people really are interested in learning how to make money from this whole blogging thing! 😉

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

How to Make Money Blogging

April

In April we launched the first eBook/course that Donnie primarily authored, The Paperless Home: How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

And appropriately, Donnie’s Industrial-Style Standing Desk also made the best-of list for April!

May

May was the month of KonMari, and my posts on using the KonMari Method for organizing clothes and organizing books both made the list of top posts for the year. You guys must really love to organize!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

June

The relaunch of my eBook for bloggers, Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook is always the main event in June!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

After that, I was so exhausted that I took some time off and had some fabulous guest posters take over for about a month! (Okay, we were traveling too! 😉 )

July

July brought a reunion with my bloggy besties at the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia…

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

{Recognize any of your favorites? They are, from left, Chelsea from Making Home Base, me, April from House by Hoff, Sarah from Life on Virginia Street, Rachel from Maison de Pax, Amy from The Blissful Bee, Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof, and Jamie from So Much Better with Age}

and jumping into a full fledged kitchen renovation, which would become our main focus for the next few months!

August

Speaking of the kitchen renovation, our post on How to Install IKEA SEKTION Cabinets ended up being one of the top posts of the year!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

I also learned that I have a lot of students (or parents of students!) reading the blog. I released my free printable Student Binder for back-to-school time, and you guys went crazy over it– it has been pinned almost 10,000 times in the past few months!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

September

September brought more kitchen posts, including one on choosing kitchen backsplash tile that was one of the most viewed of the year. And another printable made it to the top– my Free Printable 2016 Calendar!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

October

In October we finally got to have the kitchen reveal, and I was thrilled with how it turned out!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

I also did a little productivity series in October, and two of the posts became some of the top viewed of the year: How I Crush My Biggest Goals and 10 Simple Ways to Be More Productive Today.

November

It’s hard to tell which posts from the past few months will be the most popular since they haven’t been around for very long yet, but I was so excited that November brought the launch of my 2016 Intentional Life Planner! {Be sure to pop over and check it out if you don’t have a planner for the new year yet!}

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

Christmas posts start taking over near the end of November, and our Christmas tree this year was one of my favorites!

December

And finally, December! I just posted my free printable 2016 Budget Binder a few weeks ago, but so many of you have already snagged your copy!

So much incredible organization inspiration in these top posts of 2015 from Just a Girl and Her Blog! Click through to the post to see them all!

And we finished out the year with not one, not two, but THREE Christmas home tours: two during the day here and here, and a night tour here.

Whew! It was a crazy busy year, but it was a blast! I feel so blessed that you all joined me for this wild ride, and I hope you will stick around to see what is to come in 2016!

Thank you so much for following along, friends! Have a wonderful New Year!

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15 Comments

  1. Karen @ a house full of sunshine says:

    What a year you’ve had! So happy for you with all the success you’ve achieved. Well done Abby – you’re inspiring. xo

  2. Lovely Decor (@lb_lovelydecor) says:

    What a year you’ve had!! Sounds like a blast and some great posts too 🙂

    Thanks for all you do and can’t wait to see what next year will bring! May 2016 bring you lots of love, happiness & prosperity for you and your family, Happy New Year!

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor
    http://www.lovelydecor.co
    xx

  3. What an amazing, amazing year for you Abby!! I am so proud of you for your dedication, growth, talent, and success!! I feel like “I knew her when…”. lol. So sad I missed out on catching up with you all at Haven. Maybe I will see you at SNAP:) I can’t wait to see what you share in 2016! Have a very happy new year, friend!

  4. somuchbetterwithage says:

    Oooh how did I miss your kitchen reveal! You know how much I love kitchens. Off to check it out and PIN! You’ve had another amazing year. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2016!
    Hugs, Jamie

  5. Jen @ Migonis Home says:

    Abby! What a great year! So exciting that Donny has been working with you for almost a whole year now! Loved your roundup of best posts… I missed some of them during the year so I need to go back and read them now! 🙂

  6. The Blissful Bee says:

    Girl you’ve really got this whole blogging thing down!! So glad I got to meet you this past summer:) Looking forward to your posts in 2016!!

  7. Well done Abby! Wishing you more success in this year.

  8. christykjames says:

    Another amazing year for you, my friend! I’m so thrilled for you and Donnie that you have been so successful at turning your blog into a full-time plus plus plus income! May the blessings continue in the year ahead! XOXO

  9. Abby, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed discovering and following your blog this year! Here’s to a wonderful 2016!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much Sarah! Hope you have a fabulous 2016 as well! ~Abby =)

  10. Such a great year, friend! You are always such an inspiration! Love you girl! Here’s to an even better 2016! xoxo

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Chels! You are the best! Love you!

      ~Abby =)

  11. I stumbled upon your blog (can’t remember how) a couple of days ago and have already been so blessed by it. (sorry for the preposition)
    I just wanted to send you a little note to encourage you that your blog does touch lives and, I believe, partly a God thing. I had been toying with the idea of goals, priorities, a life with more purpose, just plain old “better” for my family and I. Stumbling into your blog has reassured me that is was God whispering (yelling)…..Thanks!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment, Cheyenne! It really does mean so much!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Dani Alencar says:

    Congratulations!! So many great accomplishments. You’re an inspiration. I hope 2016 is much better for you;

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