It’s hard for me to believe that 2013 is coming to an end. It seems like it just began. This entire year I have worked hard to build this site into something that will help and educate people, spread joy, and bring glory to God. I certainly have not arrived, but it’s been a fun and exciting journey “getting real” with all of you this year. I thought it would be fun to take a trip back and glance over the best of We Got Real this year. Here are the ten most popular posts this year as well as my ten favorites. Thank you for being part of my life this year. I have lots more to share with you in 2014! It’s going to be a great year!
This was by far my most popular post for 2013, and I don’t know why to be honest. I guess people really like practical posts, or maybe I just have a lot of messy readers like me who can’t seem to keep coconut oil off their shirts.
In this post, Tara had to learn to swallow her pride for the sake of making an important point. You all were very kind as I bared my stretched out belly and showed the world the “real me’.
This simple maple roasted sweet potatoes recipe made quite a splash on Pinterest during Thanksgiving. If you like sweet potatoes, you should give these a try.
Apparently lots of people suffer from fever blisters. I’m so sorry if you do, friends. I can tell you from experience, it’s no fun. I happened to stumble on this natural remedy that has prevented several fever blisters from going full blown.
One Saturday morning when I had some extra time and extra apples, I made up this apple cinnamon roll recipe that uses my biscuit dough as the base. They’re simple and tasty if I do say so myself.
Another Pinterest hit, people liked this apple recipe round up. I know I appreciated the inspiration after we went apple picking.
This is an old recipe that was revived from the archives thanks to Pinterest. I guess there are lots of busy moms like me who need a kid friendly drumstick to keep the kiddies happy at dinnertime. These are often on dinner rotation with some simple vegetables on the side.
I make this dish so often that I don’t even need a recipe anymore. It’s a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey.
I would have never made these muffins had it not been requested by a friend. Gluten free and dairy free, these oat muffins are a winner.
Everyone loves a crockpot meal, especially one that’s as easy as this one. These pinto beans are simple and make me think of my grandma.
I have real problem when women bash other women in order to mask their own insecurities. I could no longer keep silent on the mommy wars, so I took out my frustration on the blog.
2. Potato Soup
This is one of my favorite recipes that I have written this year. This potato soup is simple and satisfying even without the gluten.
I have a real passion for helping others choose real food even when the budget is tight. That was the motivation behind this post.
If you love green bean casserole with the canned soup and crunchy french fried onions, you will LOVE this from scratch version. It’s so delicious and you won’t ever be able to eat the fake stuff again.
I love real food because it tastes so much better and is better for the body, but did you know real food can help heal the body? This is an interview I did with a local family that healed from all sorts of ailments with the power of real food. Amazing!
A silly little post about carving pumpkins with children. It never goes as planned, am I right?
Our Friday night staple, this homemade pizza is our family’s favorite meal.
My kids often teach me all sorts of lessons in their own little way. I learned a lesson on grace from my five year old in this post.
You know when you see pictures of a family on Facebook and it looks like they are the perfect family and have it all together? Yeah, we’re not that family! Things are always what they seem.
This was a series I wrote to help people in their real food journey. I covered topics about time, money, rebelling family, access to real food, and love of junk food. Check it out. It’s still some of my favorite pieces.
Did you have a favorite We Got Real post in 2013? If you did, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear what resonated with you the most.