July Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

///July Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

July Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday and happy almost end of the month.

July Update

I’m sharing my top 5 posts of the month a day early because tomorrow is a big day for me.  It’s my one year anniversary of leaving WLOS.  I can’t even seem to wrap my head around that fact, but I’m going to save my reflecting time for tomorrow.

Overall this has been a great month!  Blog wise I am most excited about my new site launching next month.  I was hoping to have it ready for tomorrow to kind of celebrate the milestone, but I decided to take a little more time to make sure I got it just he way I wanted it.  The design definitely reflects more of a magazine style and what I have been doing here lately.  I really hope you like it.

Personally, it’s been a busy but relatively uneventful month.  I’ve struggled with the pinched nerve in my back, but I’m hoping that is behind me at this point!

So without further ado, let’s look at the top posts of the month!  Some of them are flashbacks from previous months that took the top spots.

June’s Top 5 Posts

1. Top Food Post

Healthy Summer Squash Casserole – I was kind of surprised how popular this was, because it’s a casserole, BUT I’m thrilled you guys liked it so much.  It is so good.

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Greek Yogurt Potato Salad – This is actually a recipe from May that gained some traction on Pinterest around the 4th of July!  I LOVE it when that happens!

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

2. Highest Viewed Post

Tomato Parmesan Zoodles – This is another flashback from early June.  Someone (I can’t tell who- thank you if it was you!) shared this on Facebook and it took off again.  Holla!

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10 Healthy Cookout Side Dishes – This was actually posted the last week of June, but gained traction through the 4th of July.  It did very well on Pinterest too.

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3. Top Fashion Post

Summer Jewelry Must Haves – Jewels That Dance has been so amazing to me this year, and I can’t throw enough love their way!  This post featuring their gorgeous jewelry was the top fashion pick of the month.

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Pink Board Shorts – This one was just plan ole fun!  Love these shorts!

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 4. Top Fitness Post

5 Ways to Get Moving This Summer – This was another big sponsor of the blog this month and I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting these posts.  It allows me to do this for a living!

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Running Survey – Everyone loves a good blog survey!

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 5. Most Pin-able

The Great Brazil Adventure- Paraty – My Brazil series continued this month with the small Brazilian colonial town called, Paraty.  Thanks for the love about my hurt foot!

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Peaches and Cream Smoothie – I had a really good foodie month and this smoothie also did well on Pinterest!

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So that’s it for the month!  It’s been a good one and I hope yours has been too.  I’m still trying to gauge interest in doing a monthly linkup for monthly recaps or the top posts of the month.  Let me know again if you are interested and if I can get enough people, I’ll announce it next month 🙂

See you tomorrow for some thoughts, reflections and hopefully some inspiration on my one year anniversary of leaving WLOS.  Also my site was down yesterday for a big chunk of the day, due to hosting problems at GoDaddy (Yes, I NEED to switch!)  If you have time, don’t forget about yesterday’s post.  I featured a great local hike to two waterfalls called Log Hollow Hike.  Thank you!

I’m linking this post up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

Bloggers- What is the top post of your month?

How has your month been?

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28 Comments

  1. Jess @hellotofit July 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    July sounded awesome for you 🙂 can’t wait to see the new site!
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    • JulieWunder August 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jess! SOOOOO behind on comments b/c of it!!! Hopefully it will be ready soon!

  2. Mary Beth Jackson July 30, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    awesome month and posts! One year tomorrow- happy anniversary!
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  3. Helly July 30, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    That potato salad looks amazing!
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    • JulieWunder August 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Helly! It’s really tasty. I hope you will give it a try!

  4. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    You had an awesome month! Here’s to an even better August!
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    • JulieWunder August 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! That cheesecake sounds amazing! Going to go look now!

  5. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks July 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for re-sharing that squash recipe! I definitely want to try that!

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

      I was really surprised at how popular it was! Have a great weekend!

  6. Annette @ Sweating Through Life July 30, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Best part of this month – so many things!! I got to do a lot of celebrating and vacationing this month. But with all the celebrating, I hardly realized tomorrow is the end of the month!!
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    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Yay for celebrating and vacations! That is always a good month!

  7. Jamie July 30, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Love these recaps 🙂 Best part of my month (holy cow I can’t believe it’s over already!) would have to be spending the Fourth in Nantucket ! Have a fabulous day!
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    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

      I know! It has flown by! You’ve totally made me want to go to Nantucket this month– I’ve never been!

  8. Farrah July 30, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    So many great posts this month! :D! I need to check out and hopefully try out some of the other recipes after tomorrow! <3
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    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Farrah! I hope you enjoy them! Happy weekend, friend!

  9. Jessie July 30, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I think I need to revisit your healthy cookout recipes. Those red baby potatoes look tasty! Hope the pinched nerve has subsided and you’ve started feeling better.
    Jessie recently posted…This Is Our Summer Adventure…My Profile

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

      You’d love the baby potatoes!!! My back has taken a turn and I think it’s better now! Fingers crossed it doesn’t come back again! I’m off to a specialist if it does!

  10. Wow this month just flew by! Hope your back is feeling better. Look forward to seeing the new design.
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…KISS My Core WorkoutMy Profile

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Thank you! I feel like I’ve turned the corner!

  11. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 30, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply

    You’ve had so many create summer recipes this month! I think my top post this month was the one from last week about body image and self love.

  12. Dan Steadman July 30, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    July was mixed…I had a great time serving at VBX where I really felt the call to help with the preteen ministry and had one preteen really attach to me…had a cold half the month…mixed

  13. Blane Sherer July 30, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    I really liked our jewelry fashion post this month.
    I’m especially looking forward to your post tomorrow for your one year anniversary from leaving WLOS. I think you have a done a Wunderful job !!

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