In 2013 I shared all sorts of things over the course of 52 weeks and 161 posts (what?!?), like running into my ex-boyfriend, the night my husband saved my life, the weird way I handle stress, the time I ugly-cried my way onto an airplane, how I used emojis to try to get laid, and the time I ruined my kids' weekend (as well as my friend Jess' trick to prevent it from happening again), not to mention a handful of hair tutorials and diy projects along the way.
I thought it would be fun to look back on 2013 by the numbers, breaking down a year's worth of posts into more digestible bites, so without further ado, here's
Ducklings In A Row 2013 by the Numbers
161: the number of posts I wrote this year. That's a lot of words.
2: the number of my friends who started and shared their own online recipe blog after I wrote about my no-longer-secret one here (you can find my friend Nhan-Ai's here. Did you start one, too? Tell me about it.)
4,398: the number of times I wrote about guacamole. Or the number of times I thought about guacamole. Same same.
7: the number of things all new moms should know
15: the number of pounds I lost in 2013, mostly by accident (five of which I lost after I wrote this post)
21: the number of hair tutorials I did this year. Your favorite was this one, which I find totally shocking. Mine was this. (Find links to them all at the end)
1 1/2: the number of birthday parties I threw (party #1 being the duckling's firefighter party and the 1/2 party being the birdie's ice cream social party, which really should be called a 'parteh', half 'party' half 'meh')
26: the number of posts in our holiday guide, which ran every day from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. This was surprisingly but not at all surprisingly the most popular post, followed by this one and this one.
2: the number of posts I wrote about the road trip we never took (this and this. And here's why we never took it.)
13: the number of DIY tutorials in 2013. Your favorite was this. Mine was this, which is why we are best friends. (Find links to them all at the end)
9 : the number of recipes I ended up sharing (not including the most brilliant way to cut up a watermelon and how to keep guacamole green). (Find links to them all at the end)
We also jumped on the Instagram and Facebook thing, in case you want to follow along.
Fun, right? Here's to many more in 2014...hope you like them, and as always, thanks for reading. I heart you more than guacamole.
Hair Tutorials: Rihanna, half-up, hair twist two ways, hair accessories guide, three summer scarf tutorials, chestnut bun, Veronica Lake vintage curls, Heidi Braid #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5, rope braid video, fishtail french braid, 3-step updo, date night updo, rope bun, fishtail bun
DIY Projects: giant xmas ornaments, party fringe wall, the duckling's indoor tent, online recipe blog, dry erase dresser, the birdie's love note/paper plane mobile, $1 wall art, the duckling's firefighter birthday, homemade headboard, diy wall stencil, paper tassel garland, growth chart wall, and an update to our board and batten wall
Recipes: champagne jello, Jennifer Nelson's pomegranate old fashioned and pomegranate cosmo, Jerry Duff's Texas Trash mix, Starbucks like pumpkin scones, homemade ricotta, the perfect margarita, pesto and pizza