End of the Year Recap + a Blog Hop and Giveaway

2013 has almost come to a close and I’m relieved to be starting anew in a couple of days! It’s time for the annual End of the Year Recap.  This time I’ve joined a few blog friends that you can hop hop hop to check out what their top posts were too.  As a little added incentive (and to say thank you for sticking with 30days over the last year), I have a giveaway below.
Top Posts from the Year 2013 from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com with $50 gift card giveaway

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Top Posts from 2013 from 30daysblog - www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

10. Random Acts of Kindness Summer List
9.  Holiday Mini Binders
8. Post It Note Grids
7.  Dirty Diet Coke Kit
6.  Frozen Peppermint Pie
5. Chicken Tortilla Bake
4. Accountability Binder
3. School Binder
2. Printables Page (did you know I have one!? All my printables in one spot!)
1.  Make  a Family Binder

Once again I had fun looking over what you, my sweet readers, gravitated towards.   It looks like printables are the winner! Especially all of the binders.  I have a few more binder ideas to tackle and will share with you here as soon as I do.

I also had contributors back for another year here.  THANK YOU to Brittany, Leigh Anne, Salty Bison and Allie for providing awesome content once a month in 2013.  You girls are the best!  Check out their top viewed posts and then make sure to visit them on their sites:

 photo gingerbreadcookiemix_1_zps1cc1ac63.jpgGingerbread Cookie Mix from Brittany of bebe a la mode
faux subway tile tutorial
Faux Subway Tiles from Salty Bison
cinnamon butter cookies
Cinnamon Butter Cookies from Leigh Anne of Your Homebased Mom
Color Block Chunky Bead Necklace
Color Block Chunky Bead Necklace from Allie of Miss Lovey
 I am looking for additional contributors on 30days for 2014!!
Call for contributors for 2014 from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com
If you said yes to all those questions,  fill out this contributor form.   I will have the application open through the next week and making decisions quickly.  Thank you for your interest!

Ok…on with the giveaway:
As a little thank you, I’m giving away a $50 gift card of your choice:
If the widget doesn’t show up right away, be patient, it’s there!

Ready to be inspired even more?  Check out my blog friends who did their top 10 posts as well.  And they all have giveaways too.  Woohoo!

1. Thirty Handmade Days That’s me!!
2. Or so she says…
3. Your Homebased Mom
4. Lolly Jane
5. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
6. Simply Kierste
7. Somewhat Simple
8. Is This Really My Life?
9. Landeelu
10. Paging Supermom
11. What’s Cooking with Ruthie
12. Babes in Hairland
13. Simple As That
14. The Crafting Chicks
15. It’s Overflowing
16. Lemon Tree Dwelling

Mique
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
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Comments

  1. Marci Kelly says

    Thank you for contest… LOVE your random acts of kindness Especially FOR THE MILITARY!!! As, a military spouse I appreciate you thinking of the military… Thank you and god bless and Happy New YEAR!!!

  2. Michelle says

    I love recipes. Especially recipes to add to my favorites for meal planning. Seems like I don’t have enough side dish recipes. Love your blog and love you on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. says

    I love the printable a for organization. I have anew printer cord coming in the mail and can’t wait to start using it because I desperately want to get things together this new year and all in one place!

  4. Terri Herman says

    More easy recipes that you can make in large quantities for freezing. That way I can spend a day cooking that lasts several weeks. Love the many printables too!

  5. Malissa W says

    Just stumbled on to your site from Lolly Jane and already love your recipes and food photos! I would suggest more of them!

  6. Pamela Gurganus says

    I love your recipes and would love to see more of those! Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity and best wishes to all those entering. Happy new year everyone! :)

  7. says

    I do believe this is my first time seeing your blog so it’s hard for me to make any suggestions but based on your top 10 I’m sure I’ll be back for more! :o)

    Tania

  8. says

    I’d love to see more printables dedicated to organization, even though you already have tons! Those are my favorite..and are very motivating for me! Haha

  9. says

    Your printables are always so clean and easy to read, no wonder they’re popular!! Sure loved getting to be such good friends in 2013, Miq. You’re the best! XO

  10. Celeste says

    You always have some of my absolute favorite printables! (and… the weather today… currently 69 degrees + sunny)

  11. Karren McIntire says

    I would love to see cohesive kitchen printable that extend from spice jar labels to container labels to recipe cards! Various designs wouldbe wonderful! We all have so many different styles in our homes. I love a very minimalistic look that is white with green ivy.

  12. Christy says

    You are so talented! And generous to give it away! I love your stuff, especially the organization printables. That’s an area I need VAST improvement in, so I’d love to see more of those! (And if you could make up some determination to give out too?!?!?) :)

  13. Laura says

    I love your printable a to get us organized and all about the holidays! I’m always loving everything you offer us followers! Thank you!

  14. Jorie Sus says

    We are having a hard time motivating our little guy in school, he gets it, just doesn’t care, so more printable a that can be used as positive affirmations and or reinforcements would be greatly appreciated. All I can find are “good job” and “nice work” on blogs. I need more driving to continue messages. Thanks. Love your site!

  15. Anastasia says

    Happy New year to you too! I can’t think of anything you can improve on! The weather here isn’t too bad and there is no snow on the ground :) Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  16. Susan Jaggers says

    I would love to see more organization printables (I’m a sucker for them!) and I love going through the Quotes printables.

  17. AmyP says

    I love the diversity of your printables. I like the balance of your blog between recipes/printables and projects and hope you keep up the good work.

    Amy

  18. Adriana A. says

    It might be easier for your followers to navigate the printables if you further organize the Holiday printables into each specific holiday. :)

  19. Linda Szymoniak says

    Figures the temperatures dropped for the start of a deep freeze for us, and our furnace goes out. It was 64 in the house when we went to bed last night and 55 when we got up. It’s working now and luckily wasn’t a big (or expensive job. I was very surprised to see a Robin outside today, though. Less than two days until 2014 and the poor thing should be wintering in the south. I leave food out for the birds during winter, but now need to check to see what I can put out for the Robins, since they typically don’t eat the bird seed the other birds around here eat.

  20. Alexis K. says

    I absolutely love cooking, but after working all day I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I’d love to see more of these simple recipes!

  21. says

    I love all of your stuff! Especially the free printables & recipes. I made the peppermint ice cream pie twice this year- it’s a favorite! Everyone loved it and it was seriously SO easy. I’ll be making it every year :)

    ps- you are awesome. happy new year!!

  22. brenda says

    how have I missed the follow via email on this page ??? I realize there is lots on the page but I have been up and twice and just have not found it.

  23. Mimi says

    Relatively new to your site, and loving what I see so far! As for thoughts…for the printables, would love to see more customizable designs (i.e., things that can be personalized); and the for the recipes, I’m always looking for easy, delicious yet healthy options (i.e., minimal use of processed ingredients). Thanks for the contest!

  24. Mia J says

    I am always looking for more easy weekday dinner recipes so would definitely appreciate more of these types of things.

  25. Sarah C says

    I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I really like the printable quotes. They make for a fun and easy update to the house.

  26. Lauren Becker says

    I always love printables that I can use for people’s gifts. I appreciate that you make them free for personal use1

  27. says

    Hi! I’m new to your blog and I just wanted to let you know in case you can’t see them that there are a couple explicit video game adds on your blog. I’m a blogger as well and I know we can’t always help what adds we have unless we pay a fee. I know I’d want to know if there were adds like that on mine since I also have a crafty/family blog. Just thought I’d let ya know ;). ~Amber

    • says

      Hi Amber- thank you SO much for letting me know! I looked at my site and nothing explicit is popping up for me but I put an email out to my tech guy with an SOS. Thank you again. Sorry that that’s what you saw for the first time visiting!

  28. Pam says

    I loved your Peppermint Pie recipe! It was a huge hit! Please continue to post easy recipes (in which the ingredients are known and cook-friendly) for me :)

  29. Shannon Gould says

    Love the printables! I think it’d help if they were categorized within the categories, I.e. by holiday or gifts for certain occasions. Not really necessary but just a thought!

  30. says

    oh wow! I don’t even know what to say- I think you do such an amazing job in both areas! I do love quotes (I have a whole WORD file with quotes I love) so I can never have enough of that :-} Happy New Year!

  31. Wendy N says

    I love your printables! Would love to see more quotes or boy printables! I love reading your blog!! Keep up the great work!

  32. Fiona R says

    Love to see more recipes – comfort foods, casseroles, freezer prep meals are the best! I also just found your organizational printables and love them – thanks!

  33. Karen K says

    I am a big fan of quick, easy dinner ideas or crock-pot recipes. Anything I can throw together, put in to cook and forget about until it is time to eat is perfect!! Happy New year to you and yours! Keep up the good work in 2014!

  34. DeAnn O says

    I’d love to see more printables to print and frame for holidays, birthdays, etc. I love to use those to decorate around my house!

  35. says

    I <3 the printables, recipes, and ! I've so enjoyed the random acts of kindness!! I think we should do it year round!! I would love to see more projects as well!! =)

  36. Maddie Davis says

    LOVE your printables and the weather here is ok, but gonna get yucky. Snow is predicted. Have a joyous New Year!

  37. Rebecca says

    I love all the quote printables, I would love even more of those. There are so many cute printables that I love, Thank you!

  38. Grace says

    Enjoy your site! I’d like to see more diy stuff, healthy but delicious recipes as well as more organizational tips/ printables.

  39. Nina says

    So does it count to say that I want to see more of your adorable face? It would be cool on the blog, but at the antique mart would be better :)

  40. Lynn D says

    Ok, the 3 Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie recipe keeps taunting me and I have to try it!! lol I would love to see more 3 ingredient recipes!

  41. Beverly Atkins says

    I love the printables and recipes. I’d love to see more quotes in the printables. I probably should stay away from the recipes!!!! LOL

  42. Nikita says

    I love your binders! I was thinking the other day, actually, when I was looking for the family binder, that your most popular Printables should be at the top. It took me a while to find it, and I knew it was pretty popular.

    I also really enjoy all of your Printables. :) The cards, the tags to put with food, everything.

  43. Wehaf says

    You have beautiful printables. :) I noticed that you have a lot of labels, but not as many cards. I like to send cards through the mail, so more card designs would be great. And your items are organized by theme, but it would be nice if they were organized by function, too: labels, cards, posters, papercraft, etc.

  44. Emily says

    In the wide world of printables, you sure have TONS of awesome ones. :) You did a great job organizing by themes… only helpful organization I could think of is to cross-categorize by item type (labels, party, food gifts, etc). Thanks for all your wonderful posting/printables!

  45. jennifer agard says

    Shut up. Shut UP! I just found you today and I am loving your printables section! I can’t even imagine what to suggest for you to do next. It’s perfection! As far as meal plans/recipes, I am really looking to cut back on preservatives- EASY clean-eating recipes, please!!!! :-)
    I will be a regular here~ keep up the good work!

  46. Stephanie says

    I love your sense of design! I used your Christmas Ornament frame signs as decoration for our stateroom on our Christmas cruise. Thanks for such a great blog and your willingness to share!

  47. Tracy W says

    I would love more recipes! Especially, ones for the crockpot. I have been using my crockpot constantly and more recipes would be awesome.

  48. Sarka says

    I checked your Printables and Recipe sections and I was impressed by both! I will have to check your blog regularly. Thanks.

  49. Marlene says

    I like the Random Acts of Kindness and your recipes. Keep up the good work and Happy New Year to your and your family.

  50. Cokie says

    I like everything, when I come here it’s just browsing and there’s such wonderful ideas that I feel inspired. Thanks!

  51. Cindy Brooks says

    I really love your Printables for Gifts and Holidays sections! I think it’s all very well organized and easy to use. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

  52. Raine says

    I love printables with a vintage look and I would like banner style / the kind I can use with my different twines and clothespins. Vegetarian recipes are the most popular in our house- so I’d love some new ideas. Happy New Year!

  53. says

    I love the printables that you do to help people get organized like the binders. And I love printables that help us celebrate all the special life events.

  54. Bessamy says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the organization section. Could a log be added for weekly exercise? Just an idea, but with the new year my resolution is to get back in shape. My main tool for that was a log that I kept every form of exercise in to keep me motivated. My rule was no more than one empty day in a week. It worked last time. So now for the reboot!

  55. Kim Vojacek says

    Would love to see more RAOK activities. I teach social skills to Kindergarten, First and Second graders and I am always looking for ideas they can do at school and home.

  56. Marianne B. in AZ says

    I just found your blog through the blog hop and I have just spent over an hour exploring it =) I love all of the helpful household tips and other fun ideas you share. I say keep up the good work for 2014 and I will love what I see when I visit you!

  57. Nicole Simon says

    Wow, that is a lot of beautiful printables!! Maybe you could include some more that could be fit into a frame to hang on the wall with neat quotes. Great job! Happy new year!

  58. says

    I would love to have the creativity you have! LOL

    So many neat printables.

    I didn’t notice if they were searchable by type – maybe give them some keywords (quotes, girls, boys, etc) and have a few keywords for each one.

    Mind you, I don’t know how to make that work – but it’s an idea.

    Just keep rocking. :)

  59. says

    I like to see half-sheet printables as I use a ~5×8″ binder to carry to/from work. And weather? It is FRIGID. We’re above 0°F right now but it won’t be for long…

  60. says

    Hi Mique! I love your blog!

    We live just down the 101 from you in Encinitas!
    I would love to see more bible verse quote printables that I can pop into my kids lunchboxes, especially when they are having a rough go at school with ‘mean girls’ and the other usual ups and downs of growing up. I would also love to see some downloadable wallpaper that includes bible verses along with your awesome graphics!!!

    Thanks so much!

  61. Jeanne says

    Love your printables and recipes ! I would love to see printable sayings that could be put on the front and inside of a card.

  62. Piroska says

    The weather is frightful. We just got out of a deep freeze (we hit -51 C with windchill) and now we’re having a major snowstorm/ blizzard.

  63. says

    I love all the variety in your best of posts! The Dirty Diet Coke kit looks like tons of fun (can’t wait to make it next summer) and the chicken tortilla bake looks like a new family favorite! It was so fun being part of this blog hop with you!!

  64. Coral ( Rain BRivera ) says

    My favorite would always be the printables section! More inspirational or quirky quotes would be lovely!

  65. DAWN RENEE' says

    I love all your recipes and printables. In the printables category the only thought I have is to categorize a bit further say a main category like holiday break down further into valentines, patriotic, Christmas etc…

  66. Karen Wolff says

    It is pretty cold here in PA-but we shouldn’t complain-WI I hear is pretty bad I hear :( Thanks for your generous giveaway!

  67. angie kvasnicka says

    I came across your blog the other day and love everything! The printables are great and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

  68. Gigi says

    Mique, I think this one of the most understandable blogs, it’s organized and keeps my attentions, I love the printables. Being organized is at the top of my New Years resolutions list, it really is. I used to be so organized, but the past 4 years have thrown me for a loop. Thank you for your hard work in helping others to become organized!

  69. Jenn clubb says

    I LOVE your printables! Such a. Sub and cheap way to decorate my home for the holidays. I love being able to switch out a few frames and feel festive! Sometimes it’s hard to decorate as much as I want with two littles running a round. With that being said of ofcourse I would love to see more printables! Thanks for the chance to win!! I’m rooting for a michaels giftcard! Ya know for the decorating ;)

  70. Robyn Conners says

    Loving the printables and the recipes you have! Thanks for the giveaway! I won’t talk about the weather as I live where it is 70 degrees outside

  71. Nancy Clark says

    I loved the Holiday Mini Binder. Of course I tweaked it a little, but it didn’t look as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing your hard work!

  72. Pam Moser says

    Your printables helped me to decide to finally “do” a binder this year. I’ve thought about it in the past, even printed some pages, but I am going for it! Thanks for the printables & the opportunity!

  73. Kim Cowgar says

    I’m a big fan of “quote” printables and could always use more of those – esp. the inspirational ones

  74. Lena K says

    Love your holiday and kids printables. I used the Resolution printable this year. The only suggestion is to better label links. It was difficult to find the latest updated link for 2014 New Year resolution. Every time I was following the link it would take me to the 2013 version. I was only able to find it when I was reading comments of others having the same issue, where you suggested to look at the specific place in the post.
    I adore all your work and creativity! Happy New Year!

  75. Christie Felker says

    A $50 gift card would be awesome. With lots of snow and insanely cold temperatures ahead, I will have plenty of time to plan how to spend it. : )

  76. Melissa Licon says

    I love the RAKs. Its my goal to consciously do something nice for someone everyday, and an actual rak at least once a week this year.

  77. Melanie Cochrill says

    I love the RAOK posts. I just found you and your site and was drawn here by the home organization binders. Fantastic site! You are doing a fantastic job!

  78. Sofie Herrera says

    I like recipes that are easy to make and have only a few ingredients. I also like when there are pictures of the recipes.

  79. Catherine Meyer says

    LOVE your blog Mique and the unique spelling of your name as well! I’m just getting acquainted with you and can’t wait to see more.

  80. Louise says

    I adore your printables and find them easy to find and use the way you have them organized. I especially like the labels being by mouseover to save space on the page!

  81. nikki hatfield wilson says

    I would like more Subway art, boy’s valentine printables and teacher gift ideas……please.

  82. Stephanie says

    I’m glad you pointed me to your recipes section! I am going to have to spend a few hours in that section alone. What I would like to see is a subsection devoted to slow cooker recipes. I am putting together a binder for my own kitchen of recipes for my crock-pot. To be truthful, I do it because I am disabled and it is hard for me to cook a lot of days, because of pain. It is so much easier if I can just throw a bunch of stuff in my crock-pot and let it go. Still, I AM going to look at all of the recipes that you have listed so far, because many of the pics looked absolutely delicious! Happy New year!

  83. SheilaB says

    I’ll be honest, I’m quite new to your blog, here and on Facebook, so I don’t know how much constructive insight I have at this point. But I will say I LOVE your site and all I’ve seen thus far. Your Valentine’s printables and small gift ideas have been a great help. Thank you for sharing so much! Blessings! :-)

  84. Calien Laure says

    You’ve got a pretty good category selection going for your blogs, but you don’t seem to really have one for the printables – or I’m just oblivious to it! You might want to add male/female or boy/girl to your category choices – like birthdays. Maybe sort your printables in a similar manner – boy/girl, birthday, any-day, thank you, impulse gifts, banners, food toppers, labels [organizing, gifts, food], holiday.

  85. Mariam says

    Your printable and recipes are AWESOME! And you already organize them so nice. I can’t think of a change :)

  86. Chad Whiting says

    I can never find enough quotes in printables, would love to see more and by the way the weather is beautiful here for the past two days nice and sunny and about 40 degrees which is a 20 degree increase!

  87. Heidi Tracy says

    I had pinned several of your ideas before knowing about your blog!! Your printables are adorable. Keep those coming! :) and thank you for your hard work and sharing your talents with us!

  88. Jeannie D says

    Your printables are delightful! I especially like the ROAK cards…lovely idea. I also like the labels and gift tags…You can never make too many in my opinion! Love your blog…Cheers!

  89. Virginia says

    I really love the printables. I am a teacher and enjoy the quotes and the printables that can be used with kids (like the New Year Resolution/ Recap page you just shared). Thanks for some fun and inspiring goodies!

  90. says

    You’ve inspired me to get things organized again. Ever since we moved I’ve struggled with getting things decluttered. I love all of your printable too! Great blog!!!

    Amie Engels

  91. Kalli says

    I know this is a tricky request, but I’d love to see some gluten free recipes. One of our daughters has a sensitivity so we’re giving GF a go!

  92. says

    Love your blog! Been following for years :) I love all of the printables you offer for your readers-the organization ones I find really helpful, and I love the cute quote ones, like the Dr. Pepper one :)

  93. says

    I’d personally like to see more gift type tags for food items on holidays, it seems I am always looking for cute gift tags to attach to food gifts.

  94. Lynne says

    I like recipes! Especially those that don’t use exotic ingredients. As far as the weather goes….we are waiting for a big snowstorm here!

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