Whew! We made it through 2016 guys! While it was a HUGE year for my business, it was a pretty bad year globally, so I’m definitely not sad to see it go. You have all been amazing and I could not have grown so much this past year without your support. One of my favorite things was getting to meet so many of YOU in 2016! (If any of you are coming to New York in 2017, make sure to say hey!) You all helped me to expand Aww Sam substantially, and I was fortunate to be able to work on some amazing projects with some incredible brands as a result. I worked harder than I’ve ever worked before in 2016, struggling to manage everything on my own most days, on top of taking all of the photographs, editing, crafting, baking, etc. But nobody tells you running your own business is easy, right? Ha! There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing though, and after burning out somewhere in the middle of the year, I learned how to slow down a little bit and have fun creating and sharing with all of you again. So without further ado, here were the most viewed posts of 2016! See if you can spot any of your personal favorites in there!
From left to right:
Flamingo Pool Float Cake // 4 Easy Back-To-School DIYs // Snapchat Filter Gift Wrap // Rainbow Marbled Pop Tarts // How To Glam Up Your Candy Apples // DIY Crazy Straws // Donut King & Queen Halloween Costume // DIY Snow Globe Cake // Pop Rocks Candy Recipe // Funfetti Cake Slice Pillow
It’s no surprise that the flamingo pool float cake made it up there. You guys went CRAZY for that cake and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make another dessert to top the views that that little guy got! It’s been so fun to watch all of you make your own versions of our projects (we’ve got some super crafty and creative readers for sure!) and I can’t wait to see you continue to DIY as we make brighter and better content for 2017! And speaking of the new year, we want to know what YOU want to see! This will be my second year blogging, and while I’m definitely setting some big goals for myself to accomplish, I’m ready to buckle down and focus on blog and video content above all else. So what kind of content are you missing? Fashion, beauty, home? These are things I haven’t done much of (mostly because I feel comfortable with baking first), but I’d love to push myself to do some things that might be out of my comfort zone. SO let us know in the comments what you want to see from us!
P.S. What are some of your goals for 2017? Happy New Year!