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Top 10 Posts of 2012

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It’s hard for me to believe that 2013 will mark three years since I started blogging here at Simplify, Live, Love. My style has changed a lot these last couple of years and I am really excited for 2013. I’m working hard to improve my posts and I hope it shows!

It’s that time of year again to reflect on the most popular posts on my blog. Knowing what you you all enjoy most helps me focus my efforts better! So I was really interested to look up this information a couple days ago.

And here are the top viewed posts on Simplify, Live, Love in 2012, starting with the 10th most viewed post and working down to the post that’s been read the most! Did you read all of these?


#10. Homemade 9 Grain Bread

One of my most favorite breads of all time to make – it’s crunchy, delicious, and nutritious! 

blank#9. Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

This is a relatively recent post of mine, and it’s gone crazy the last few months with the many holidays! It’s the perfect breakfast to make for company!!


#8. What to Eat When the Pantry’s Empty

I wrote this post, partly in jest, when I saw someone found my blog by googling “What to eat when the pantry’s empty.” What I know about my own pantry is that it’s never really empty – it just contains the less popular items… Apparently, a lot of people face the same thing.

#7. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips in Toddlers

This post contains a lot of links and information about dealing with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips. I’m always sad when when people find this page because I hate the thought of other families going through what we went through. But I’m glad they found it, too, because I know it’s helpful!


#6. The Lazy Person’s Guide to Canning Crushed Tomatoes

If you can tomatoes, this is a how-to for a really easy way to get the most out of your bounty!

#5. Top 10 Tips to Save $$ ~ At the Grocery Store

Even if you don’t coupon, there are a lot of tricks to saving money on groceries. Here are my top 10 tips.


#4. My Gutter Salad Garden

My husband built me this gutter salad garden last year! It didn’t yield anything for me…but I haven’t given up! I’ll be planting lettuce and spinach in a couple of months.

blank#3. Keeping a Low Grocery Budget by Shopping from Amish

We’re lucky to have Amish Bulk food stores not too far away, and I find lots of goodies there!


#2. Happy Birthday Fruit Cake ~ A Tutorial

One of my all time favorite posts – a tutorial for making a fruit cake!

blank#1. How to Freeze Avocados

And my most popular post of 2012 – how to freeze avocados!

Is your favorite post among the top viewed posts on my blog? If not, I’d love to hear if you have an all time favorite post on Simplify, Live, Love!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankmichelle says

    I have to try your overnight french toast and freezing avocado . For the frozen Avocado can I add salsa to it before freezing.

    • blankMichelle says

      I’ve frozen store bought guacamole before and it was okay. I’d probably do a test run with salsa before freezing a whole bunch though! Let me know… 😀

  2. blankCara Ivey says

    Wow!! I wasn’t expecting to see “Freezing Avocados” as the #1 post! I thought for sure your bread recipe would make it in to the #1 slot. Congrats on a great year!

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