2015 Top Ten Blog Posts

Can you believe that 2015 is almost over?  My mom always told me that the older you get the faster that time passes and boy-oh-boy was she right.

Since it’s the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to share my most popular posts for 2015.  And, to make this even more fun, I’ve teamed up with some friends who are also sharing their top ten posts for the year.  You’ll find links to my friends’ top ten at the bottom of this post.

When I looked at Google Analytics to see what were my top posts for the year, I was surprised at the results.  (You’ll see the true top ten posts below.)  My ten favorite projects of the year weren’t included in my analytics results, so I shared them earlier this week.

These are my 10 favorite projects for 2015. They include 8 DIY projects and 2 favorite recipes.


Now on to my true top ten!


My 2015 Top Ten Blog Posts

Thanks to Pinterest, my 2015 Stitch Fix posts were quite popular.  I pretty much do not go shopping for clothing thanks to Stitch Fix.  A box is scheduled to arrive this week, so look out for my next review the first week of January.  You can click on the picture to see all of my Stitch Fix reviews.

2015 Stitch Fix Reviews from virginiasweetpea.com.


#1 July Stitch Fix

July 2015 Stitch Fix

July Stitch Fix


#2  September Stitch Fix


September Stitch Fix


#3  August Stitch Fix


August Stitch Fix


#4  Goodwill Desk Makeover

Finally we get to some DIY!  I had so much fun making over this desk that I found at Goodwill.  It didn’t take long to sell at my shop.  Speaking of my shop, Blue Sky Cottage is closing at the end of January.  I’m hoping to find another space to rent soon.

Goodwill Desk Makeover

Goodwill Desk Makeover


#5  DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers

Mr. SP and I enjoyed designing and building a crate cabinet.  We are still debating where we’ll use this and I think that at the lake in the basement to store tools is going to be the winning spot.  It will be perfect beside the Russian Rifle Case to DIY Workbench that we’ve already built to use there.


DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers


#6  May 2015 Stitch Fix


May 2015 Stitch Fix


#7  Two Makeovers:  1960’s Lamp and 1980’s Cargo End Tables

A 1960’s lamp that I found at Goodwill got a makeover this summer.  I’m hoping to take this to the lake soon.  In the same post I shared the new look I gave two 1980’s Cargo end tables.  The end tables are already at the lake waiting to be enjoyed.



Cargofurnituretableupdatewithstainvirginiasweetpeablog.jpgTwo Makeovers:  1960’s Lamp and 1980’s Cargo End Tables


#8  June Stitch Fix


June 2015 Stitch Fix


#9  Two Fall Wreaths

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I love to make wreaths.  This fall I made two wreaths, one for my front door and one for our kitchen door.

Make a wreath for fall!

Two Fall Wreaths


#10  Vintage Teacher’s Desk Makeover

I fell in love with this desk the second that I saw it at Goodwill.  It didn’t take much TLC to bring it back to life.  This piece is a beast and too heavy for me to help Mr. SP to move into our office.  I’m hoping (fingers crossed) that he’ll invite a strong friend over to move it before 2015 is over.


Vintage Teacher’s Desk Makeover

Not making the top ten but definitely my top project for the year is the construction of our lake house at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, VA.  It finally was complete in November and we have been slowly moving things into it.

Smith Mountain Lake House Constructed in 2015




Domestically Speaking | Cupcakes and Crinoline |Our Southern Home

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Yesterday on Tuesday | Mad in Crafts

Petticoat Junktion | Roots North and South | DIY180

Inspiration for Moms | Restoration Redoux | Create & Babble

2 Bees in a Pod | Garden Matter | Artsy Chicks Rule

Cottage at the Crossroads | Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer | Sweet Pea

Plum Doodles | What Meegan Makes | Clean and Scentsible

Hunt & Host | Brandywine Cottage | Day to Day Adventures


  1. Paula, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog in 2015 and look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2016. I especially look forward to posts from your lake house as you settle in. Your furniture makeovers and crafts are always enjoyed too. I’m always baffled by how much you accomplish while working full-time too. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Marie! I enjoy your blog posts as well. I work pretty hard each weekend on projects. Luckily that is what I like doing, so it’s more pleasure than work.


  2. Wow! Your Stitch Fix reviews totally took over this year! How fun to look at what posts drew the most views. I agree with you on your lake house being one of the favorites. I can’t wait to see more!!

    1. Thanks, Megan! I think that Pinterest is what made the Stitch Fix posts so popular. I hope to see you soon!


  3. I never heard of stitch fix but you’ve peaked my interest. What a great idea. Your DIY projects are also wonderful. Here’s to a great year of blogging in 2016!

    1. I love Stitch Fix, Patti! I don’t like to shop and the service provides cute clothes for me that are selected by a personal stylist. My town isn’t great for clothes shopping, so the service is perfect for me.


  4. Wow your stitch fix posts were popular! What can you say? You wear it well lol! ? I loved several of your projects this year, including the vintage teachers desk makeover and the crate cabinet. I love that you are a fearless DIYer! Can’t wait to see your lake house furnished! Happy New Year, my friend! XO

    1. I know, Sheila! I’m a good customer for Stitch Fix. I got a new box just after Christmas and have a few new outfits to wear to school this week.


  5. Oh Paula,
    I LOVE looking through all of your talented pieces, recipes and Stitch Fix outfits. It is so fun to see all of the favorites. You should become a model for Stitch Fix 🙂
    Happy New Year.

    1. Aren’t you sweet, Meegan! I got a new Stitch Fix box after Christmas so I have a few new outfits to wear to school this week. That makes going back to work a tiny bit less painful.


  6. It is fun to see what turns out to be your top ten! I was really surprised by many of mine. Your new lake house looks so pretty and peaceful! I’m sure you will have fun decorating that!

    1. Thanks, Jessica! We finally moved it into our office this weekend and I’m loving having so much work space and also storage space.


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