My Favorite Blog Posts of 2019

I am so excited to conclude another year on My Sassy Starfish!  This has been the most productive year so far on the blog! With a little planning and determination I have produced 2 posts a week since the end of October.  The shift in my VIPKid schedule became a powerful motivator this Fall. I have discovered so much by sticking to my schedule.  

Here is a list of my favorite post this year!  

Would I do it again? A look at my Ancestry DNA one year later.

Posted:  January 20, 2019

Why I liked it:  This post has been the easiest for me to share on Facebook.  So many people post questions about DNA testing. It was great to have a longer perspective on how the results change and evolve.  

King Among Cakes: King Cake Explained

Posted: February 17, 2019

Why I liked it:  I wanted to make this post for awhile.  King cake season is my favorite, and it is so uplifting it comes around after all the holiday lights are taken down.  This post delved into a little history and a little local culture. I am so happy it is almost that time again!

3 Ingredients Homemade Products

Posted: March 17, 2019

Why I liked it:  This post caused me to go into the depth of Pinterest.  I found so many creative ways to use simple ingredients.  It was nice to rethink purchasing expensive for simple alternatives already in the kitchen. 

How to Survive a Month of No Spending

Posted: April 8, 2019

Why I liked it:  Every time I complete a no spend, I learn so many new things.  This year’s was taking principles from the book A Year of Less by Cait Flanders.  Using her ideas had me approach this time a different way.  

Mississippi Gulf Coast Coffee Crawl

Posted: October 23, 2019

Why I liked it:  My favorite coffee shops in my hometown.  What’s not to like?  

An Evening Stroll at Coalville Cemetery “The Rough and Ready”

Posted: October 30, 2019

Why I liked it: At my library job, I kept finding references to Coalville in the newspaper.  Coalville is one a long time family church for my paternal grandfather’s family. Also a majority of my immediate family is buried across the street.  The cemetery has interesting. symbolism and a rich history that is not often mentioned. It is by far my most popular post this year.  

How We Afford to Travel: Real Talk From a Real Couple

Posted: November 10, 2019

Why I liked it:  This post was an honest look at the way Ed and I justify traveling in our financial decisions.  It also was a pleasant journey down memory lane where I got to reflect on the events that led to our first international trips to our latest to China.  

The Two Job Juggling Act: How I Work 2 Full Time Jobs

Posted: November 13, 2019

Why I liked it:  For the past 19 months I have worked 2 jobs at full-time hours.  This post delved into the thoughts and practices I use every day to live this lifestyle.  It is tough, but I know there are more difficult things out there.  

The Southern Obsession with Hallmark Christmas Movies

Posted: December 4, 2019

Why I liked it:  This is another post I planned a long time ago and looked forward to creating.  Every year, watching these Hallmark movies has been a way to enjoy time with friends and let off some holiday steam.  They seem to be particularly captivating in the South so I wanted to talk about it!  

Where to go next?

I am excited about the course My Sassy Starfish will take in 2020.  This Wednesday, I will reveal my goals and resolutions for next year.  Growing and creating will be a great part of that effort. It makes me confident next year will be even better!  Thank you for coming along for the ride. 

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