April 2016 Top Posts & Best of the Blogs Linkup

///April 2016 Top Posts & Best of the Blogs Linkup

April 2016 Top Posts & Best of the Blogs Linkup

It’s the last day of the month!  It’s time for another monthly wrap up and the Best of the Blogs Linkup!

Best of the Blogs Linkup- Linkup your top post of the month or a wrap up of your top posts! The last weekday of every month on Running in a Skirt.

Hi friends!

What a month.  April has been filled with all sorts of ups and downs.  The beginning of April is always a challenging time for our family because the Hubs is so busy with work.  I try to find ways to help and support him behind the scenes, but it’s always hard to not see him much because he’s my person!  Luckily tax day always rolls around and I get him back.  I’m looking forward to some fun and adventures this spring and summer.

Blog wise, it’s been a little slower than March, but still a good month. My goal for May is to spend a little more time polishing my posts, because I’ve caught some pretty silly errors lately.  Fry not fries?  Sigh!  I guess it’s all a learning process.

I also wanted to mention today that although I talk a lot about the numbers game with these posts, blogging is more than just numbers to me.  It means so much more than pageviews.  I am simply grateful to have a way to share, spread ideas and hopefully a little bit of healthy happiness.  Thank you all for being a part of this site and thanks for hanging with me even though I am far from perfect.

Showing my gratitude for this community is just one of the reasons I started the monthly Best of the Blogs linkup, which is today!  If you are blogger, you can linkup either a Top Posts recap like I do OR one of your favorite or top viewed posts of the month. The idea is that we will have the best this blog community has to offer for each month in one place. If you are not a blogger, this will be a great resource for you to learn about new sites and view some incredible posts. It will be held on the last weekday of each month.

Mark your calenders for the rest of the year now—>

  • Tuesday, May 31st
  • Thursday, June 30th
  • Friday, July 29th
  • Wednesday, August 31st
  • Thursday, September 30th
  • Monday, October 31st
  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • Friday, December 30th

Just a reminder—> Make sure to not only drop your link, but check out the other fabulous posts other bloggers leave. We had an amazing roundup of posts last month and I enjoyed reading all of them! Let’s make this an active community event! Please share with the hashtag #BestofBlogs

The linkup is at the bottom of the post, so keep on scrollin’!

April’s Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed New Post

Healthy & Inexpensive Beauty Hacks – I really love these tips! I hope they helped you.

5 Simple and Inexpensive Beauty Hacks - cheap eye makeup remover, extend hair washings and glow from within! / Running in a Skirt

Magnificent Mother’s Day Giveaway – The giveaway is still open until tomorrow.  Make sure to enter!

Mother's Day Giveaway

Top Fitness & Health Post

6 Ways to Fall and Stay Asleep Naturally I adore these sleep masks and know you will too!

How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep Naturally with Sleep Swag

Mix It Up Workout

Mix It Up Outdoor Workout Fitness

Top Food Post

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt

Vegetarian Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt

Top Fashion Post

Printed T-Shirt Dress

Lilly Pulitzer printed t-shirt dress / Running in a Skirt

Navy Sheer Shirt & Jeans

Navy Sheer Shirt and Jeans / Running in a Skirt

Flashback Post

The Ultimate Sam’s Club Healthy Shopping List – This post came back around on Pinterest this month!

The Ultimate Sam's Club Healthy Shopping List - complete shopping list with the healthiest finds at Sam's Club! / Running in a Skirt

No Noodle Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna – Another popular one on Pinterest.  This recipe takes more time than my normal ones, but it is worth every minute!

no noodle vegetarian zucchini lasagna

Best of the Blogs Linkup

Best of the Blogs Linkup Rules:

  • Link back to Running in a Skirt and/or share the graphic.
  • Follow my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Visit and comment on others blogs. Please don’t drop and run! I want to make this a place where our most fabulous work gets seen more! Use hashtag #bestofblogs to let them know you got there through the linkup!
  • Visit my Facebook Page and drop your link for additional social shares.

In return, I will be commenting and sharing as much as possible! Thank you!

I’m linking up with Fit and Fashionable Friday.

Your turn!

What was the highlight of your month?

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  1. […] Linking up with Running on Happy & The Fit Foodie Mama, and Confessions of a Mother Runner & A Whisk and Two Forks for #MeatlessMonday! Also linking up with Running in a Skirt for Best of the Blogs! […]

  2. Sandra Laflamme May 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Fun link up! I love the sounds of the strawberry shortcake in a jar! Cute printed t-shirt dress too, great for the summer!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…The Boy Who Spoke to The Earth-A Book ReviewMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Sandra! Congrats again on a great Boston race!

  3. jill conyers April 30, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    All great posts Julie. I can see why they made the Top of… list. It would be a great addition to the Fitness Health & Happiness community link up 😉
    jill conyers recently posted…On My List of Favorite ThingsMy Profile

  4. I do need to check out that sleeping mask! Love the blog recaps
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…5 Great Mother’s Day Gifts For The Fit Mom In Your LifeMy Profile

  5. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby April 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Awesome! You just reminded me I NEED zucchini lasagna on my meal plan!

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      You do! It’s soooo good! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.

  6. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious April 30, 2016 at 12:09 am - Reply

    So many great posts this month! Loved that sleep post and your shirt dress! Wishing you an amazing start to May!

  7. dixya @food, pleasure, and health April 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    i hope may will be a wonderful month for you 🙂

    and that lasagna looks ahmazinggg
    dixya @food, pleasure, and health recently posted…Roasted Almonds with CocoaMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. Hope to see you at the linkup. Your recipes and photos are amazing.

  8. Sarah @ TheFitCookie April 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Great linkup! I love the idea of sharing the best posts for each month, such a fun way to recap the best things of the month!

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Sarah! Hope to see you next month at the linkup!

  9. Catherine @ foodiecology April 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    So, April FLEW by.
    I’m excited to link up this month. Like Heather, I wrote the future dates in my planner since I always seem to miss it!
    April may have been slower, but it sounds like it was still pretty eventful.

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Oh good! I’m so glad you will be joining! Thank you for linking up.

  10. Farrah April 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s already pretty much the end of April. (I feel like I say this for every month that passes.) I loved your beauty hacks post, and I still need to make that taco salad! :]!

  11. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets April 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Okay, the vegetarian lasagna looks absolutely amazing! I need to pin that right away so that I can go back and try to make it! And I love your fashion choices too 🙂 I’m looking forward to starting a new month since April was ridiculously busy for me and I didn’t write as many posts as I originally wanted.
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Runfessions – April 2016My Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Yay to May starting and a fresh start. Hope you enjoy the lasagna!

  12. Christina Bauer April 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Fun post! I’ve linked up my most popular post this month 🙂
    Christina Bauer recently posted…Chipotle-Pumpkin Vegan QuesadillasMy Profile

  13. Andrea on Vacation April 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I must have been on vacation for the veggie lasagna post- I know I wouldn’t have missed it otherwise. Good thing you do a blog round-up! 🙂
    Andrea on Vacation recently posted…Around Santa Fe Plaza, New MexicoMy Profile

  14. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition April 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Your posts are always so fun and informative! I wish we had a Sam’s Club in my area – everything you mentioned sounds great. And I really love your pink and purple t-shirt dress. I have 2 and I think I’m going to be wearing them a lot once the weather gets a bit warmer in NJ. 🙂
    Mary Ellen @ VNutrition recently posted…Chocolate Buckwheat Granola (gluten-free)My Profile

  15. Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise April 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I especially like that Sam’s Club Healthy Shopping List post. However, since I’m not a Sam’s Club member, I’m going to try to apply it to Costco. They’re similar right? I’ve never been inside a Sam’s Club.

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

      They are very similar! I bet they have the same stuff.

  16. meljo @ ayearinrunningshoes April 29, 2016 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Your recipes look amazing!
    meljo @ ayearinrunningshoes recently posted…♥ a rekindled flameMy Profile

  17. [email protected] April 29, 2016 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Those vegetarian dishes sound tasty. Great meals for Spring time.
    [email protected] recently posted…Tracking with a MisFitMy Profile

  18. Nicole @ Fitful Focus April 29, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    You had another great month! I still need to make those oats :). Adding my link now!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Wantable April Fitness EditMy Profile

  19. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 29, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I always love the variety of your posts, and the fresh perspective and aesthetic you bring to things. PS I have a client moving to Asheville, and he, his husband, and their daughter LOVE to hike, so I have been talking up your site like crazy. You would love him (I’m pretty sad that he is moving!).
    Susie @ Suzlyfe recently posted…Favorite Memories from Living in StreetervilleMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Thank you soooo much! That’s so cool– I really appreciate the love. They will adore Asheville. Feel free to send them my e-mail if they need any tips/advice.

  20. Annmarie April 29, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

    You are definitely not the only one who could stand to spend a little time polishing posts 😉 Some of mine have been a little rushed and could use some vamping. Thanks so much for the linkup!! Happy almost May 🙂
    Annmarie recently posted…Blueberry Vanilla Gluten Free Granola + Bob’s Red Mill GiveawayMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

      I know! Bah! I feel like an idiot when I make mistakes!

  21. Dan Steadman April 29, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    love these posts and keeping up…my highlight (other than turning 39)…winning my age group at Reedy, first race back from injury

  22. Heather @Fitncookies April 29, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Woo finally remembered! I actually wrote them down in my planner for the year so I should always participate 🙂 Fun taking a look back at this past month!
    Heather @Fitncookies recently posted…Best of the Blog: AprilMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Thank you so much!! I am so happy you joined– you are awesome!

  23. Renee @ Bendiful Blog April 29, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I love these posts and finally had the chance to participate this month! If you think your blog was slow this month mine was a crawl pace, I suppose it ebbs and flows like all things. Thanks Julie for hosting.

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Yeah- I think it just slows down this time of year. So strange! Thanks so much for linking up!! You are the best.

  24. Mary Beth Jackson April 29, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    All great posts! April did seem a little slow on the blog now that you mention it! 🙂 enjoy your weekend with your hubby!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Cape Cod DreamerMy Profile

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Thanks MB! I am so far!! Heading out to plant my garden soon!

  25. [email protected] April 29, 2016 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Great posts this month, Julie! Always look forward to the Blog Recap link party. Thanks so much for offering it! Have a great Friday and weekend ahead.
    [email protected] recently posted…April Blog Recap..Let’s Get MathematicalMy Profile

  26. Blane Sherer April 29, 2016 at 5:12 am - Reply

    I always enjoy your end of the month Top Posts
    review. We are really into Spring now ( smile ).
    I hope you enjoy your weekend.

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