I love taking a look back over a full year of Olive and Tate to see what really resonated with each of you. From the most loved clothing items to the most popular recipe or home renovation post, I love seeing how the favorites change year after year. This year, ya’ll were shopping for high-waisted jeans and one piece swimwear, wanted to snag Coastal Modern decor for your homes, loved anything geared toward entertaining a preschooler and couldn’t resist a glimpse at my before and after bare belly.
On a personal level, this year was full on change and growth – Justin moved from Greenville to Charlotte on January 1 of 2018 and the kids and I followed (after a brief hiatus in Virginia) in March. We’ve adapted to a new school, community, friends and home and are just so thrilled with our move to Charlotte.
I managed to grow my business throughout all of the change – even when there were long periods of time when I had to place it on the back burner. Highlights professionally for me included being named the 2018 Pinterest Living Room of the Year, running on Style Me Pretty twice under two different lead editors, hitting TODAY Parents with one of my most personal pieces and a handful of runs on Apartment Therapy.
Most Popular Post of 2018:
Hands down the most popular post of 2018 was my review of Faster Way To Fat Loss! After rocking Weight Watchers for so many years, the big switch to FWTFL was worth documenting. I’m still working the program and am about to wrap up my second round and now almost 100 of you have joined me on the plan, which quite honestly astounds me, so thank you for trusting my experience and jumping in head first with me.
Most Popular Recipe of 2018:
Mama + Mini Egg Cups took the top spot as most popular recipe this year, mostly because they are insanely easy to prep and make ahead and, when it comes to breakfast time with pre-schoolers, we can all use a short cut or two.
Most Popular Home Decor Post of 2018:
The Best of Coastal Modern Decor on Amazon made the top spot as most viewed home decor post of the year (even beating out the One Room Challenge playroom renovation!). I do love the finds in the round up and for me, nothing beats the clean, fresh hues of a coastal modern scheme.
Most Popular Fashion Post of 2018:
The Fall Capsule Wardrobe post was a labor of love and ya’ll loved it right back, so thank you! The Capsule also resulted in one of the most purchased items of the year, the famous sweater wrap.
Most purchased item
Most clicked item
Most shared Pin on Pinterest
I am so looking forward to what 2019 has in store, although I’ll be quick to say that I hope it has less in store for us than 2018 did. We hope to start projects on our house that will turn it into a home while fulfilling our desire to renovate, we’ll start Kindergarten, travel and prioritize our family. I think it’s going to be a good ride so thank you for tagging along!