Hi, friends! Happy New Year’s! No matter which part of the world you’re in I hope you were able to take some time to relax with friends and family, think about the previous year, and think about what your goals are going to be for the upcoming year. I’m still finishing up my 2017 goals, I think I need a little more time to think about them (as well as time to go through the Fizzle Show’s 5 steps to goal setting, which I just discovered this week).
As per usual, my top 6 posts for the year were: Ideas for Bridal Shower Question Game, How To Throw a 1920’s Party – Part 2, How To Throw a 1920’s Party – Part 1, Chocolate Fondue Dipper Ideas, It’s Official, I Need Help With Karaoke Songs, and 16 Party Ideas Inspired by Gilmore Girls. Of course, none of these posts were written in 2016. Today I want to share with you the Top 6 posts of 2016.
How To Make Your Family Tree
I had the chance to interview Diane Haddad from Family Tree Magazine to ask some questions about what to do when you’re starting your own family tree, what to do when you get stuck, and to find out any tips or tricks she’s learned along the way. Check it out here.
A Wardrobe Overhaul
I’ve never considered myself a very stylish person. That’s why this year I had Sarah from smoorelovin’ and Sarah from Shades of Sarah go through my wardrobe and help me figure out what I should get rid of and what I should keep. Check it out here.
My Diva Cup Review
This was a post I debated writing because it felt a little too personal. That said, I clear went ahead and wrote it anyway. If you were ever considering using The Diva Cup here is my complete review of the product, all details included. Check it out here.
Tips to be a Great Party Hostess featuring Nida
Every time I write a post about Nida it shoots to the top of the list. She’s really awesome, has a lot of friends and family, and hosts some really excellent parties. If you’re looking for some tips and tricks to make your next party great, I absolutely recommend checking this post out. Check it out here.
Closing Down Shoppe
This year I decided it was time to close down the greeting card shoppe. I realized it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be and I think it’s time to find my next adventure. While I haven’t figured out what that’s going to be yet, I still think I made the right decision. Check it out here.
The Best Chai in Philadelphia
I had a lot of fun writing this post. And I really want it to be a living post that I add to every few months. I love chai so I went on a mission around Philadelphia to try +20 of them and then plot them on a chart using spiced-ness, spiciness, and sweetness as the three variables. If you like chai and find yourself in Philadephia, this post is for you. Check it out here.
Thank you so much for another great year of Chrystina Noel. I’ve loved getting to know all of my readers a little bit better and I’ve loved sharing the things I’ve learned about party hosting, greeting cards, and staying in touch with you on this journey. Here’s to an excellent 2017 full of lots of parties, snail mail, and friends you love.