Best of the Blogs Linkup & November Top Posts

///Best of the Blogs Linkup & November Top Posts

Best of the Blogs Linkup & November Top Posts

Happy end of November!  Let’s talk Top Posts and launch the Best of the Blogs Linkup!

November 2015 Update & Best of Blogs Linkup

Well hello, happy blog friends!

I had an epic time with Thanksgiving over the past weekend and it may take me weeks to recover, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!  I hope your Thanksgiving was just as good.  I posted some highlights on Instagram through the weekend, but will have a complete wrap up coming up on Wednesday.  As always I have approximately a gazillion pictures to go through. (Perhaps my New Year’s resolution should be about not exaggerating? :-o)

Today is also an exciting day because I’m launching my first linkup!  It’s called The Wunderful, Best of the Blogs Linkup or Best of the Blogs for short.  Just because I like a nickname, ya know.

If you are blogger, you can linkup either a Top Posts recap like I do OR one of your favorite or top viewed posts on 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.

The linkup is at the bottom of this post so don’t forget to keep scrolling!

November’s Top Posts

Top Food Post

Mom’s Famous Sweet Potato Casserole – I was a little nervous sharing this because it’s against blog type, but I’m glad I did.  This isn’t something I make everyday, but save for special occasions and WOW is it good.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal– On the other end of the food spectrum this recipe is clean, healthy and delicious!

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal- whole foods, clean eating breakfast for fall!/ Running in a Skirt

Top Fashion Post

Plaid Shirts and Puffy Vests– Love this look!

Perfect fall look---> jeans, riding boots, plaid shirt and puffer vest! Pictures at the Biltmore Estate! / Running in a Skirt

Teal Formal Dress – These pictures didn’t come out right, but I was so happy to support the March of Dimes!

Signature Chefs Auction 20-1-1

Top Fitness Post

Do More of What Makes You Happy – Not a straight up fitness post, but this motivational idea took the top spot.

Do More of What Makes You Happy! True happiness starts when you are honest with yourself!/ Running in a Skirt

Highest Viewed Post

Why I’ll Never Get Over Losing My Mom – I always hesitate to publish such personal things, but you guys never fail with amazing love and support. Thank you.

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Halloween 2015- Photo Dump Style – Halloween didn’t go according to plans, but it still was great.

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Flashback Post

Crock Pot Lentil Quinoa Tacos – This post was boosted by Social Fabric this month and went crazy!  They put a facebook ad for it up and it did so well.  It was very exciting to watch those numbers roll in.

Crock Pot Lentil Taco Recipe- Lentil Quinoa Tacos area meaty, hearty, plant based, tasty vegetarian taco / Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Vegetarian White Bean Soup– I posted this recipe last spring, but it came back around this fall as the weather cooled and has taken off!  It’s now tied with my Award Winning Vegetarian Chili recipe for page views almost daily.

Crock Pot Vegetarian White Bean Soup - delicous vegetarian crock pot recipe! One of my favorites/ Running in a Skirt

Best of the Blogs Linkup

The Wunderful Best of the Blogs Linkup- linkup your Top Posts of the Month recap OR your favorite post of the month! Last weekday of the month on Running in a Skirt!

Best of Blogs Linkup Rules:

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


That wraps up November.  Thank you again for your continued support.  Without this amazing community, none of this would be possible.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a skinny, healthy twist on baked penne pasta.

I’m linking up with Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date.

Your turn!

What has been the highlight of your November?

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  3. Farrah December 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I still super love that dress! 😀 It’s so pretty!

    I’m loving your new linkup, and I still need to try making those tacos + that soup! *-* I’m very slowly catching up on last week’s comments and shares and all that goodness!

  4. Heather @Fit n Cookies December 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I’m so behind on my blog reading! I just got to this post. I will participate next month! I always love seeing these posts. I don’t know where November went, though! And now December seems to be flying by too.
    Heather @Fit n Cookies recently posted…Christmas Cookie baking, Christmas presents: Thinking Out LoudMy Profile

  5. Mandi Korn December 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    This is a great thing for us bloggers, especially for the ones that faithfully follow yours. Maybe I can participate next time.

  6. Jess @hellotofit December 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Fantastic link-up, Julie!! I loved your fashion posts this month (and, well, everything else!)
    Jess @hellotofit recently posted…Gift Ideas for the Fitness EnthusiastMy Profile

  7. Blane Sherer December 2, 2015 at 3:48 am - Reply

    I think you maintain a great balance with your more typical health-related
    blogs together with your travel blogs and your more personal sharing blogs.
    You relate very well with those of us who follow your blog. You are certainly
    appreciated !

  8. Heather December 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while, but finally made it to your linkup. I’m sharing my recipe for White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies (#29). This was my most popular post of the month and also my favorite as my niece was in town and we baked the cookies and took the photos together. Thanks for hosting this! I’ll definitely be back!
    Heather recently posted…Quadruple Chocolate CookiesMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      How much fun!! Those cookies look so good! Thanks for following on twitter and coming to the party! 🙂

  9. Maureen December 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    This is such a great linkup. I can’t wait to dig in and see some of these posts.
    Maureen recently posted…Holiday Movies on Netflix #StreamTeamMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Maureen! So glad to see you here today!

  10. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 30, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    The post I linked up wasn’t my most popular but it sure was my favorite!!! Still smiling! Thanks for hosting!
    [email protected] the Long Way Home recently posted…Schaumburg Half Marathon Race RecapMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      I feel that way sometimes too– my personal fav is not always to most popular 🙂

  11. Jeanine November 30, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    What a great link up! There are so many amazing posts linked, I will have to come back when I have some more time to check them all out!
    Jeanine recently posted…Why We Have a Zoo! We are Proud #PetPeopleMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jeanine! There are some fabulous posts! Come back soon 🙂

  12. Gingi November 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Great roundup my friend! Cant believe November is over.. time is going WAY too fast! <3
    Gingi recently posted…Home Composting – Art or Science?My Profile

  13. lynn November 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, Thanks for throwing this great party! Some great ideas here and I’ll surely be back next time.
    lynn recently posted…Gingerbread SyrupMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lynn! So happy you came by today and linked up!

  14. Lisa Jacqueline Lewis November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I love blog linkups! What a great fall line up! I’ll be sure to tell my blogger friends!

  15. Saidah Washington November 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I’m going yo have to try your vegetarian taco recipe. It looks so yummy and healthy.
    Saidah Washington recently posted…3 Ways to make laundry funMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      It’s easy and so good! I hope you will try it!

  16. Liz Mays November 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Mmmm, so many yummy things to eat in the link-up. I like the pumpkin baked oatmeal you featured!
    Liz Mays recently posted…America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Recipes + Bye Chris KimballMy Profile

  17. jess November 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Hi!
    See, I made it 🙂 I love the idea of varying the topics, and I might have to pin those recipies,love the pumplin oatmeal, and the soups looks amazing, love it in the cold weather.

    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks for coming by Jess! I know you’ll love those recipes — yummy!

  18. Gina November 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    What a fun idea for a link-up! Thanks for hosting! Your recipes look so delicious and I love both your casual and glam outfits!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  19. Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together November 30, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for hosting, so fun to think about your posts over the past month and what meant the most to you.

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  21. Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 30, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Looks like you had a fantastic month! Hopefully December is just as great for ya!
    Kristen from The Road to Domestication recently posted…Could YOU Be Saving Money on Your Heating Costs?My Profile

  22. Mary Beth Jackson November 30, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I love this idea! I will grab the graphic and link up, this is a great idea! November has been super blog busy for me with the blog hop and then the giveaway hop so maybe I need to link up my least viewed post! Great collection of your posts, it is always great to view what posts get the most views!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…A Four day weekend is the best!My Profile

  23. Beverley @ sweaty&fit November 30, 2015 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Great idea for a linkup! Also its shocking to me that December is actually tomorrow… like, what happened to 2015??!?!
    Beverley @ sweaty&fit recently posted…How This Subscription Box Helps You Stay On TrackMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      I know! This year has been a blink! Thanks so much for linking up!

  24. Annmarie November 30, 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Ah! I have to linkup!!! I will comeback, sorry I forgot!
    Annmarie recently posted…Meatless Monday: Vegan Hashweh “Rice Stuffing”My Profile

  25. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories November 30, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

    What a great idea for a linkup! I have not done my recap yet so I linked up my most popular post which was my free 2016 blog planner. Even though I posted it about 10 days ago, it’s my most popular new post this month.
    Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories recently posted…Gift Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      What a great post! Thanks for stopping by today!

  26. [email protected] November 30, 2015 at 9:13 am - Reply

    That sweet potato casserole looks delicious. You can splurge a little, especially around the Holidays. I thought one of my family members would make it this yr for Thanksgiving but no one did. Maybe I will just have to make it now for myself.
    [email protected] recently posted…A Day in the LifeMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Yes– totally make it yourself and adds lots more brown sugar just like my Mom 🙂

  27. Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen November 30, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Wow super fun linkup! That pumpkin pie baked oatmeal sounds amazing right about now… Yum. Can’t believe it is the end of November. I have a couple favorite posts from this month, but I think I have to go with my cinnamon rolls! 🙂
    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen recently posted…Homemade Cashew ButterMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ashley! Great choice! It looks delicious!

  28. It’s fun to look back at older posts! I need to do this too now just to find time! The next coffee date is already coming up this weekend see you there I hope
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Roasted Squash & Black Bean QuesadillasMy Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Yes! I think I intended to linkup last month and forgot on Saturday– hopefully I will not do that again 🙂 I normally try to stay off the computer on weekends :-))

  29. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 30, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I love this look back! Now I have to figure out which post to link up!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Thanksgiving Weekend 2015 + Here We Go Again!My Profile

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Suz!! I appreciate your support with the linkup!

  30. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 30, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Where did November go?? I hope December decides to slow down a little so I can enjoy all the Christmas things.
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted…When You Know You KnowMy Profile

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