December’s Best of the Blogs Linkup

///December’s Best of the Blogs Linkup

December’s Best of the Blogs Linkup

Happy end of December!  It’s time for another top posts wrap and the 2nd 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.

Hello, hello, hello!  How is it time for another monthly wrap up and Best of the Blogs Linkup?  I swear this past month just evaporated on me!

December has been a good month.  The highlight of the month by far was my trip to Hawaii.  The Hubs promised me we could go back for our 5th anniversary, but both of us decided this year we were tired of waiting and jumped the gun!

So far I’ve posted about running in Maui, the sunrise at Haleakala and Upcountry Maui and a fabulous dress and dinner at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.  I’ve got more posts planned in January and can’t wait to share more Hawaii fun with you.

Today is a big day because it’s the 2nd Best of the Blogs linkup!  The linkup will be open through the holiday weekend and this will be my last post of the year!

Last month’s linkup ended up being pretty successful with 32 links, so I’m hoping to continue to grow this party!  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!

Just a reminder, 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. <— it’s a day early this month because of the holiday!

You can follow along with the hashtag #bestofblogs

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

December’s Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed Post

Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites – Love this recipe! Several of you featured this recipe on your site AND it got picked up by making it the top viewed new post of the month.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

Thanksgiving in Asheville 2015 – You guys know how much I LOVE Thanksgiving, so it warms my heart that this is the 2nd most viewed new post of the month! xoxo

Wunder Family

Top Fitness Post

How to Bring New Adventure to Your Everyday Runs– It was so much fun to share running in Hawaii AND running with Audible in the same post.  If you missed this one, make sure to click over to find out how to get your first book for free.  It’s a great deal.

How to Bring Adventure to Everyday Runs with Audible/ Running in a Skirt

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness the Holiday Season – Again, thank you so much for supporting this sponsored post!

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Top Food Post

Crock Pot Skinny Hot Chocolate – So yummy!

Easy Crock Pot Skinny Hot Chocolate

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – This one is kind of the polar opposite of the No Bake Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites. So delicious!

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Top Fashion Post

Kamuela Provision Company Dinner Dress – I’ll be dreaming of this night for a long time!

Lilly Pulitzer dress at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Ballet Pink Tunic and Riding Boots – This has been one of my favorite looks for winter.

Fall/Winter look - pale pink tunic with black leggings and brown riding boots/ Running in a Skirt

Top Flashback Post

Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole – I have no idea how this post gained traction, but it’s been my top viewed post all month!  I make this for our family Thanksgiving each year.

Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole- so yummy! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a crowd!

Mom’s Famous Sweet Potato Casserole – This is a flashback from the recent past, but I can’t tell you how happy I am that it look off on Pinterest.  My Mom would be so proud!

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

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!


That wraps up December.  Thank you again for being awesome.  Without you, this amazing community, none of this would be possible.  I’ll be taking a few more days off of new posts for the New Year.  Have a great New Year’s everyone.  I will be checking the blog and sharing these links through the weekend though!  See you Monday for a wrap up of my New Year’s weekend.

I’m linking up with Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee DateWild Workout Wednesday and Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

What has been the highlight of your December?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:05-04:00 December 30th, 2015|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|53 Comments


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  4. CourtneyLynne January 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Omg what a fabulous linkup!!!! So much awesomeness for me to check out!!!

  5. Farrah January 2, 2016 at 1:14 am - Reply

    I heart this linkup, and I need to make that breakfast casserole! <3! Thank you for hosting!!

  6. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 1, 2016 at 4:26 am - Reply

    So many great posts in here. I think I missed a few, so will have to get back in there and check them out! Happy New Year!!

  7. Briana January 1, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Tokyo late for me to fit fitness in this holiday season ! I loved your Maui posts!

  8. Jess @ run pink December 31, 2015 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    SO many great posts!! You’re a talented blogger. Can’t wait to scroll through the yummy recipes. Happy new year Julie!! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      You are too kind! Thank you!!!! I hope you had a great New Year!

  9. Runaway Bridal Planner December 31, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    You’ve had so many great posts this year. You just reminded me I had wanted to try your Peppermint bits, I pinned it a while back but totally forgot to make it. This is definitely going to be one of the New Years treats I bring out tonight (thanks for the reminder, LOL)
    Have a great New Years, and here’s to another awesome year in 2016 for blogging for you!!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Thank you!! You too! Hope you had a great New Year!

  10. Jess @hellotofit December 31, 2015 at 11:29 am - Reply

    First time joining this link-up! Such a great idea πŸ™‚
    SORRY you haven’t been getting my responses to your comments! I DL the plugin so hopefully it will work now πŸ™‚
    Happy new year!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

      I need to add the pluggin too!! I didn’t do it right away because I wanted to test it and make sure it doesn’t slow my site since I’ve had so much trouble with that! I wish I was more techie!

  11. Emily December 31, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    So much yummy peppermint goodness! :))) I hope to try some recipes from you soon. πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Emily! Great to see you and I hope you had a good weekend!

  12. Annemarie LeBlanc December 31, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I love all the peppermint recipe and the Slow cooker skinny hot chocolate. Thanks for putting all these wonderful blog posts together in one article. I enjoyed reading through them.

  13. Becca Niederkrom December 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I’m going to be making that Best Sweet Potato Casserole on New Year’s Day. Cannot wait to share it with family and friends.
    Cheers to a great 2015!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Yay! I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. [email protected] December 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I know I missed a few of these posts. I will have to go back and read them. All the food ones sound so yummy! Hawaii would definitely be on the top of my list too. I hope to go there someday. I think it would be a great honeymoon place:)

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      It is my absolute favorite place. I hope you get to go someday!

  15. [email protected] December 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    So glad you had a great month! Thank you for offering the monthly linkup!! Happy New Year!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Thanks for linking up Debbie! I hope you had a great New Year!

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  17. Becki S December 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great month! How did I miss those energy balls,I love no bake. Oh well, peppermint is still in right?

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Peppermint is season-less in my opinion πŸ™‚

  18. Jenn - a traveling Wife December 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Oh my, all the chocolate this past year! I would love to have some hot chocolate right now to wash down the peppermint fudge energy bites. πŸ™‚

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  20. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 30, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Looks like you had another awesome month! So much peppermint! I need to make those bites!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

      You’d love them! I hope you had a great New Year!

  21. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets December 30, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I am definitely guilty of pinning several of these posts! Congrats on a great month! I’ve really enjoyed following you this year, and I’m so excited to see what 2016 brings! I’ll have to add a link to your linkup! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Thanks for linking up and I hope you had a great New Year!

  22. Heather Johnson December 30, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Great list of posts! All the peppermint recipes make my mouth water.

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

      I could eat peppermint year-round! Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Mary Beth Jackson December 30, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    What a great month for you blogging wise, family wise and travel wise! Enjoy your New Year’s break! happy New Year!

  24. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 30, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    How fun… that post on bringing adventure to running is right up my alley! How did I miss it?

  25. I will be making the crock pot skinny hot chocolate. I forgot about this link up. I have very bad wifi but I am going to try to add my best of post later. Loves connecting with you this year and look forward to more in 2016

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

      I totally understand! I’ve struggled with wi-fi everyplace we’ve been in the Caribbean. I hope you had fun!

  26. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 30, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I will have to see what I have to link up! I love seeing everyone’s posts πŸ™‚

  27. Annmarie December 30, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Ah! I forgot last month! Going to linkup today! πŸ™‚

  28. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 30, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    So many great posts over the past 30 days! I can’t believe that the next time that you do this it will be well into 2016! I’ve loved getting to know you this year Julie, and I hope maybe that we can find a way to meet in the coming year πŸ˜€

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Susie! I’ve enjoyed “meeting” you to this year!!!! I hope we get to meet in person in 2016. :-))))

  29. Blane Sherer December 30, 2015 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I enjoy your end of the month blog featuring
    your most popular blogs for the month.
    It’s almost New Years !

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Blane! I appreciate your support.

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