Top 10 Posts of 2013 Blog Hop and Link Party

I’ve never done an end of the year wrap up {facepalm} but this year I’ve joined a group of 11 other bloggers to do just that.  We’re each sharing our Top 10 Posts of 2013 and YOU have the chance to share your Top 10 Posts or Top Post of the year in the link party below.  

Top 10 Posts of 2013 at Cupcakes and Crinoline

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole My Top Post of the Year was this Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole.  It is so easy to make and my family and I love it.  It also was one of the Top 10 Recipes for the month of July at All Free Casserole Recipes.

Shabby Chic Holiday Mason Jar

Even though Christmas has just passed this Vintage Shabby Chic Mason Jar made it to the Top 10.

How To Clean a Paintbrush with Vinegar Easy homemaking tips are always a favorite of mine.  I hate to waste or throw out ANYTHING so when I found out that you could take a paintbrush from ready-for-the-trash to ready-to-paint with vinegar only I knew I had to share and I am so glad I did.  

Chocolate Vegan Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream I’m ashamed to admit it but I always thought avocados were for guacamole only but this past spring I s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d my thinking and made Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting and they were delicious! 

Beach Inspired Desserts one

Beach Inspired Desserts were on my mind in June {that’s as close as I came to the beach this year!} and that’s not sand…check out what I used instead.  

DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Shoelaces

I had fun doing a spring spruce-up of some old tennis shoes with DIY fabric shoelaces ~ you could make up a slew of these and swap them out to match your outfits.

Lemon Blueberry Butter Cake This Lemon and Blueberry Butter Cake is a family favorite and the perfect cake for any party.

Spray Painted Doorknob Why buy new when spray paint will do? In this post, Easy Spray Paint Redos for Your Home, I not only saved a doorknob from the dumpster but also a floor register and a plastic trash can all with one can of spray paint. 

Mint Chocolate Cream Torte Another newer post that’s been a favorite is this EASY to Make Mint Chocolate Cream Torte ~ the secret is in the cake. ;) 

International Delight Ice Cream 1 Rounding out my Top 10 of the Year is this unbelievably easy to make White Chocolate Mocha Strawberry Ice Cream.

So there you have it ~ My Top 10 Posts of 2013.   Please stick to the TOP TEN theme, but feel free to link up a round up of your top posts or up to three individual posts that were your best of 2013. Do not link shops or giveaways.

Visit these awesome bloggers and check out their Top Ten Posts from 2013

top ten posts blog hop (1)

Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road

Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Heather from Setting for Four

Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Maryann from Domestically Speaking

Kim from Sand and Sisal

Kristen from Ella Claire

Angelina from JoJo & Eloise

Julie from Redhead Can Decorate

Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday

Amber from Crazy Little Projects

Jennifer from City Farmhouse

Sharing at Southern Hospitality

An Alternative to Resolutions ~ Printables for Life
10 Ways To Get Organized {Now} for Next Christmas


  1. That avocado cupcakes sure looks yummy and interesting. Thanks for hosting.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  2. So many gorgeous projects and posts! Happy New Year to a wonderful blogger and friend! xo
    malia´s last blog post ..Top 10 Posts of 2013

  3. Good morning Mary Beth! Fabulous top 10 posts! I really enjoyed the fabric shoe laces. So cute, and I may try it. Lets do this again next year :) Happy New Year to you & your family!

  4. Great idea for a linky party, Mary Beth. Thank all of you ladies for hosting. I hope you and your loved ones have a Blessed, Safe, Healthy and Prosperous year in 2014!
    Suzy @ Worthing Court´s last blog post ..Top 5 DIY Tutorials of 2013

    • Thanks so much for joining the party, Suzy, and for the wonderful New Year wishes. Best wishes for a Wonderful New Year filled with countless blessings to you and yours! Hugs, Mary Beth

  5. So many yummy recipes and fun crafts! Wishing you the happiest of New Years Mary Beth!

  6. Happy New Year Mary Beth! You have so many wonderful projects but what caught my eye was that you could clean an old paint brush with vinegar! I had no idea! Love those shoelaces, too, and I’ve just got to give them a try!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads´s last blog post ..Top 10 Posts of 2013

    • I hate to throw anything away so when I realized I could clean my brushes with vinegar I was a happy camper. I bet you’ll make the cutest shoelace/tennie combos! Have a Happy New Year, Jane, and thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Mary Beth

  7. Hi Mary Beth. Thanks so much for hosting! So glad you shared you top posts of 2013 because I had missed some of them. Happy New Year!
    Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body´s last blog post ..The BIG GIRL Room Reveal {all princesses welcome}

  8. Happy New Year Mary Beth! So happy you shared your best, I missed some of these! Thank you for hosting such a fun party. I love seeing everyone’s “best of” from the year!
    Karen´s last blog post ..The Redoux Stars of 2013, a Year in Review

  9. Thanks for hosting this fun end of year party! Looking forward to partying with you in 2014! Cheers!

  10. I remember every one of these posts Mary Beth….except the Mint Chocolate Cream Torte. How did I miss that? It looks and sounds amazing!!

    Wishing you a prosperous and blessed New Year!!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day´s last blog post ..10 Popular Picks of 2013 | Top Post Awards

    • You are so sweet, Diane ~ thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive friend.

      A Blessed and Joy-filled New Year to you and yours.

      Mary Beth

  11. Your 2013 Year looks like it was AMAZING!!!!! Many of them I remember, I somehow missed the Vinegar Paintbrush one and that YUMMY cinnamon roll french toast :) I am looking to sharing another year with you here in Blogland :)
    Happy New Year, my SWEET friend!
    Angelina-JoJo and Eloise´s last blog post ..Top 10 Post of 2013

    • Thanks so much, Angelina! I am so glad to have gotten to know you in the past year and yes, here’s to another year together in Blogland.

      Happy New Year to you and yours, Dear Angelina.

      Mary Beth

  12. Congratulations on an amazing year for you Mary Beth! I probably pinned every single one of those projects too because I love your style! Happy 2014, and thanks for this link-up!
    Laura / Pet Scribbles´s last blog post ..My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts for 2013

    • Thank you so much, Laura ~ I appreciate your kindness and also really enjoyed seeing your Top 10 Post ~ you have so many great projects!

      Happy New Year to you ~ hugs, Mary Beth