Greatest Hits of 2014 (My Top 10 Posts)

Here's a look back at 2014! These are the top 10 blog posts from Richly Rooted, plus a sneak peak at what's coming up in 2015!

This past year was a biggie. My husband completed his Master’s degree in Kalamazoo, Michigan (where that snowy picture was taken!) and in July we headed south to Alabama for a new job and new living quarters. A week later, I found out I was pregnant with our baby boy! In the months since then, we’ve been settling in to new routines, enjoying time with family, and getting excited about the future!

Blogging has continued to be a rich experience for me, as I write about what I love and continue to get to know my readers and fellow bloggers.

I checked out my blog stats for 2014, and these are the posts that ranked in the top 10. These “Greatest Hits” were the most read and shared posts on Richly Rooted this past year.

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10. Rule of 10: An Easy Formula for Simplifying Your Wardrobe

I love writing about simple living (in fact, I’m working on a book all about simplifying)! If you want to simplify your wardrobe but aren’t sure where to begin, I have a little formula for you that can serve as a guideline. 
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9. 50 Real Food Soup Recipes for Cold Winter Nights

Soup is one of the easiest real foods to make from scratch–and it’s so simple to make an extra large batch and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week! Here are 50 soup picks from some of my favourite bloggers.

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8. The Ultimate Ice Cream Recipe Round Up

When the planet swings into summer again, pull out this list of 60+ ice cream recipes! Many of these are naturally sweetened, and there’s a dairy free section, too! 
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7. 15 Ways to Switch from Disposable to Reusable

If you want to “go green” this year (which also usually means getting more frugal!) check out this list of 15 disposable items you can switch out around your home.

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6. Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These naturally-sweetened cookie bars are the perfect all-occasion dessert! Take them to potlucks, picnics, family gatherings, or have on hand at home for a filling and comforting snack.

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5. Your Deep Spring Cleaning Game Plan

There is something supremely satisfying about a clean, well-ordered home. It’s peaceful; you can breathe better. Here’s a game plan for cleaning your whole house top to bottom, plus a printable checklist to serve as a guide.

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4. Save Money on Groceries without Buying in Bulk or Clipping Coupons

Buying in bulk and clipping coupons can be great strategies for saving money on groceries, but sometimes their effectiveness depends on other factors–like how many people live in your house, how much space or time you have, and if you have access to stores with good deals or bulk options.

My grocery shopping method is one you can use at any grocery store, and in any stage of life, whether you live by yourself or with 5 kids.

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3. How to Do Laundry (for 8 People) in One Day

The once-per-week laundry method has always seemed simpler to me. And you can do it successfully even if you have a big family! Here’s how to make it work.

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2. 25 Things I Don’t Buy in the Grocery Store (and What I Use Instead)

We realised that we had a lot to gain–both health-wise and financially–by NOT buying certain items in the grocery store. Here’s a list of 25 things we stopped purchasing in the grocery store over the last few years.
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1. 20 First Steps to a Real Food Diet

This is the most popular post on my blog to date! It resonated with a lot of people who are trying to eat healthier, but want small, manageable steps to work towards that goal.

Want to see what last year’s top 10 hits were? Here’s the list!

Coming up in 2015…

I’m so excited for the year ahead! I’m currently getting a complete site redesign which will be revealed soon! I’ve also planned out almost a whole year’s worth of blog posts that I’m excited to share with you. The next three months will be quite busy as I get some posts scheduled in advance so that I can take time off to be with baby boy when he arrives. I’m also working furiously on an eBook that’s all about simplifying your home–I think it’s going to be a good one!

What would you like to see on Richly Rooted in the coming year? If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for email updates from Richly Rooted so that you can stay in the loop with the latest posts and special announcements.

As always, thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!

– Elsie

One Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing these with us, Elsie! I’ve read some of them, but I’ve missed a few so I will check them out.

    Congrats on your baby boy. I can’t believe you have so many posts scheduled, but I think it is great that you will be able to relax and enjoy him.

    Happy New Year. Blessings to you and yours.

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