Top 10 Posts of 2015

Best of No Small Life 2015

It’s hard to believe that we’re waving goodbye to 2015 and stepping into a brand new year isn’t it?



It literally seems like yesterday that I wrote this post about 2014 and totally confessed to you my then love/not-always-love relationship with the New Year.  BUT, that was last year and this year I can honestly say, I’ve grown a lot.  I’m certainly not where I’d love to be, but I’m also definitely not who I used to be.  I’ve done/learned some very difficult but necessary things this year.  And God’s taught me a lot about grace, a lot about where my focus should be, how to trust Him more fully, how to be vulnerable and to recognize the difference between my naturally harsh inner critic and what His voice is really saying to me.



  Walking through the grief of infertility, man, it can take it’s toll.  It can do numbers on your faith, your confidence, your identity, your relationships and your calling.  But God is SO good. He’s the great redeemer.  He’s called us higher and stretched us to heal us in more grace-filled ways this year than I can recount.  I’m excited for the new year and all that could be. And not in a whimsical wistful kind of way.  In a way that is confident of the good things, whatever they may be, that my God has in store.  Good things that we’re blessed to spill over into all of you and you’re rockin’ No Small Life! 😀



What’s on the docket for this year?  Well, our No Small Life site is getting a makeover in 2016! (More on that soon!)  And of course we’ve got some things I just can’t wait to tackle… as well as a few goals that totally freak me out. lol As it should be right? You don’t grow unless you’re challenged and “around here,” we’re always reaching higher to live that life worth celebrating.



Walt Disney Quote


So today, before we dive all kinds of full force into 2016, I’m taking you through the Top 10 Posts of 2015 Here’s to a little nostalgia, a little inspiration and a whole lotta laughter. Enjoy!


  1. Top 3 FREE Favorite Workout Apps

3 FAvorite Workout Apps

I have to throw a HUGE shout out to Six Sisters Stuff for pinning this on their Fitness-Exercise Routines board!  See it here. That one Pin helped propel this little post to the #1 spot.


    2.  Our Modern Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

How to Redo your Kitchen on a Budget-NoSmallLife

To date, our most popular DIY post.  Good to know that living in sawdust for 4 months is paying off 😉


3. How to Spray Paint your Shoes.

How to Spray Paint your Shoes

Full disclosure.  I did not write this post in 2015.  This is actually one of the 1st posts I ever wrote.  HOWEVER, it’s still one of the most popular because…Google.  Apparently, I’m not the only one who is curious to know if they could give their old kicks a new life through spray paint.  Oh, and for all of you who are curious how spray painted shoes hold up?  Over 2 years, still going strong.  Love me some spray paint.


   4. How to Redo your Entry Way for $6.

How to Redo your Entry Way for $6.00-NoSmalllife

I bought one little thing for this project and it totally transformed the space.


    5. Top 20-ish Songs for the Perfect Date Night

The Best Date Night Playlist

I LOVED hearing the feedback from this one and getting recommendations to add to my ever growing Date Night Playlist!  Also, I can almost guarantee you’ve never heard #4 and let me tell you what, you need it in your life 😉


    6. Life Hack: 1 Simple Trick to Get Dressed Faster and Look Awesome

Easy fix to get ready and out the door faster!

I use this trick CONSTANTLY. Especially around the holidays.


    7. 5 Things Your Husband Wants you to Know

Top things Husbands wish their wives knew

I brought in the big guns for this one (AKA my hubs) and I literally cried hearing the feedback from you all.  #1 Seemed to be the area we all needed reminders of. I hope it blessed your marriage so so much.


8. 3 Ways to Wear Camo and Still be Girly

3 Ways to Wear Camo & still be Girly

This post has it all. Versatility, camouflage, pics via my sister and a wardrobe malfunction.  What more could you ask for?


    9. My Top 3 Non-Negotialbles in Life. *Guest Post*

How to Prioritize

This one is a guest post for my buddy Chris Cook.  Which, if you don’t read his blog, you should!!! #AllTheInspiration

In this post I talk morning routines, my time with Jesus and how to prioritize in busy seasons.


    10.  3 things I Learned Speaking at the Born2Win conference

Confessions of Professional Speaker

In May, I had the honor of speaking at the Born2Win conference.  This post is a quick recap of what the Lord taught me, how much the ladies at Mt Hope church blessed me AND yet another embarassing wardrobe malfunction. #NeverShortOnTheDrama 😉


    BONUS: Liebster Award!

How to write a liebster award blog postI was nominated for a Liebster Award (AKA Learn all the random things about me and the blog you might not know) 😀 this year by Kristen from, “The Peculiar Treasure. It’s a fun, super personal read where you can learn all about where No Small Life came from as well as see pictures from High School, learn my middle name AND find out that I’ve taught Improv Comedy…well I guess that one I just gave away for free.



Happy New Year everyone!  Let’s celebrate our wins from 2015, learn from our loses, let go of that “thing” that holds you back and walk confidently into 2016- knowing that God, the divine author, is writing all over this year for you.



See you next year! 😉 …remember saying that to EVERYONE in elementary school? 😉


Until next time,



  1. Thanks for the recap of your 2015 posts. I’m a big fan of your blog. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!



  2. i love your Disney quote and of course those spray painted shoes! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!


  3. Just came across your blog and I am officially a follower! I love all your posts. I just downloaded all those shopping apps and those fitness apps! Love those posts. I am excited to follow along!

    – Seri


  4. Love your blog. I’m new here….came for the banana bread but enjoying the view to everything else on here. Love your passion and your zeal for the Lord.


  5. Sounds like you had an excellent year and I can see why those were your top 10 posts! Stopping by from Fitness Friday Link Up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and an awesome 2016!


  6. It is always so fun to look back at all of the posts from last year! I always find I am surprise at some of the top posts too! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I cannot wait to see what you have next!

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  7. These looks wonderful! $6? to make over the entryway? Awesome! Glad I found you on #trafficjamweekend!


  8. It’s always great to look back on what you’ve accomplished. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty


  9. This is a really fun top ten round up. I did one for my blog too, and it was fun to see the posts that my readers though were the best (as opposed to what I thought was the best haha). I love the kitchen makeover post. What a difference you made. Great job.

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Tips & Tricks party. That’s how I found you. Be sure to come back on Monday and share with us again!


  10. Such a fun and varied collection! Definitely checking several of these out now… Love your mindset and attitude too. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your blog makeover and continued adventures this year!

    Thank you for linking up at Friday Frivolity!!


  11. It certainly looks like you had an amazing year, and I can only imagine you’ll have twice as many amazing journeys to share in the new year! Thanks for linking this to Merry Monday!


  12. These are all such great posts! Isn’t it fun to go back and see what the most popular posts were? Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! I always look forward to seeing what you’re going to link up next.


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