Happy New Year, and Most Popular Posts of 2013
Most Popular Posts of 2013, and Wishing You a Happy New Year
A Look Back at the Most Popular Posts from 2013, and A Few Changes for the Coming Year
Ok, ok, so I’m a little behind on this. But I can explain! I have my reasons… I guess. Also, can’t lie- I’ve really been enjoying the holidays, still doing quite a bit of entertaining and catching up with friends and family, and hanging desperately on to that luxurious holiday excuse to unplug 😉
The first reason why I’ve chosen to post this on the second day of the new year (:P) is because after the craziness of the last few months, with all the holidays and the increased focus on baking, I think we’re all ready to slow down a bit. So, for the month of January at least, I’ll be decreasing my posting schedule to 2 recipes per week. For pretty much all of November and December, I adhered to a schedule of putting up fresh content (aka freshly baked treats) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and at least for the time being, that will change to just Mondays and Thursdays. Today is Thursday, so…
And secondly, when I took a moment to go back over my stats for the last year, I saw that there was a major trend happening. So much so that I didn’t even think it would make sense to round up my posts in the traditional, end-of-year way. Long story short, you guys seriously, majorly, head-over-heels LOVED my Simply Perfect Series. Thanks!
I’m so happy you like these recipes. They really are my favorites too, and a lot of the more inventive recipes I like to create are based, at their heart, on these. I refer back to them often, and I love being able to log on to this blog and find them, pretty much all in one place. So, I’m going to make it even easier, and create a dedicated tab for them in my main navigation. Do you see it up there? It’s called (duh) Simply Perfect Recipes.
This series will continue throughout the year and indefinitely beyond. I think it’s useful and you guys love it too, obvs. So definitely look for more Simply Perfect Recipes in 2014.
There will be more changes/improvements to come this year on Baking a Moment, but I’m not quite ready to unveil everything at this point. So stay tuned!
Before I sign off for the week, I want to be sure to say THANK YOU to you all, from the bottom of my heart, for all the love and support and friendship you’ve blessed me with over the last few months. Starting Baking a Moment back in June was a huge decision for me, one that I didn’t take lightly and wasn’t necessarily so easy. You guys have proven to me, on the daily, that it was right. Creating recipes, taking photographs, and writing has become a passion for me. It’s a creative outlet, and being creatively fulfilled is so key to my happiness (and sanity!). If I didn’t have anyone to share it with, life would be seriously dull. And the warm welcome you guys have given me, and the sweet encouragement, and just the overwhelming kindness that you’ve shown has been such a tremendous blessing. I cannot thank you enough, and I promise to do my best to continue to bring you lots more pretty food to drool over in 2014. 😀
What are your plans for the next month or so? How do you like to begin a new year? My kiddos go back to school today (squee!) so I’m really looking forward to diving in to some organizing and home improvement projects.
Happy New Year!!!
This looks so wonderful
Thanks, Doadoah! 😀
All are fabulous!! This looks so wonderful and something that I need to try to make – you have inspired me, again. Thanks for such great work 🙂
Thank you so much, Nadira Nancy! I’m so happy to oblige. Hope your year is off to a super start 😉
Amazing baking year, all your treats look so special and win my heart over! I can’t wait to see what you’re making next in the kitchen! 🙂
Thank you so much, Pamela! I’m so happy you enjoyed and I’ll do my best to win your heart in 2014 too 😉
Yay for more Simply Perfect posts! I really like those!
And thanks for the sweet words Allie! I love reading your blogs, gazing at your gorgeous photos and having you as my bloggy friend ; ) You’re doing such a wonderful job here. I wish you the best for 2014!
You too, Consuelo! I want to thank you for always being so supportive. You were my top commenter! I can’t thank you enough for all your encouragement and kindness. You are doing a wonderful job with Honey & Figs too, and you inspire me every day! <3
I’m blown away (again!) by your fabulous photography and gorgeous recipes Allie! Every single one of these is magnificent!
Thank you Trish; you are far too kind! Thanks so much for following along and always leaving me the sweetest comments. I hope 2014 brings you many blessings!
Congrats on a great year of fantastic recipes!
Thank you, Sarah & Arkadi! And Happy New Year to you 😀
Looks like you had a terrific 2013! Can’t wait to see what 2014 has to bring 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Yes, 2013 was a super year. Kinda sorry to see it go, lol! But excited for what 2014 holds… 😀
Wow! I didn’t realize that you’d been working on this blog only since June…. You’ve done an amazing job! Also, I can’t wait to see more in your Simply Perfect recipes. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thanks, Katy, and to you as well!
You did have an amazing year! So glad we could connect over the last few months.
Blessings in the New Year Allie!
Me too, Melanie! Thanks so much for always being such a sweetie 😉
Happy New Year Allie! These simply perfect posts were some of my favorites too, love seeing these gorgeous tried and true recipes of yours:) Glad we connected this year too and can’t wait to see what 2014 brings sweetie! So glad you are enjoying your holiday time so far and hope you have a wonderful weekend!:)
You too, Kelly, and thank you! <3
Happy New Year dear!!! I love your simply perfect series and I am so glad it’s reflected in the stats. The recipes are amazing and the photos are always outstanding. I look forward to your recipes every week and I am so glad I connected with you this year!! It’s the best ever 🙂
Thank you, Zainab, and same here!!! xoxo
Allie, you’ve only been blogging since June?! You are a total pro! And yes, I definitely LOVED your simply perfect series. Everything about it was perfect – the recipes for basic, much-loved baked goods (I can’t wait to make those peanut butter cookies) and the absolutely stunning photos. I have a feeling I’m going to be referring to these posts A LOT. Happy new year, girl! I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2014.
Thank you Nancy! Well, technically, I’ve been blogging a bit longer than that. As you know I was co-authoring another blog for a year before starting this one. So I learned the ropes somewhat before diving in here. 😉 Happy new year to you too sweetie! Thanks so much for the warm wishes- hope you are doing great!
Happy New Year Allie 🙂 I’m so glad we go to know each other a little on here and to of made a bloggy friend, I really can’t wait to see you upcoming posts! I hope 2014 is a healthy and happy one for you all.
Me too, Laura! And I wish the same to you. xoxo