January 2016 Best of the Blogs Linkup

///January 2016 Best of the Blogs Linkup

January 2016 Best of the Blogs Linkup

Happy end of January!  It’s time for another monthly wrap up and the 3rd 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!

January has been a great month for myself and Running in a Skirt.  On a blogging note, I feel like I had some quality content in January and enjoyed sharing some new healthy food, fresh fashion ideas and even some of my trip to Hawaii.  Several recipes on Running in a Skirt got linked from some bigger sites, so that helped me with numbers, which is always rewarding.  I don’t blog just for numbers, but it is very nice when people see your hard work.

On a personal note, it’s been a little quieter in my life.  I love having a packed calendar, but sometimes you just need a break and January was just that for me.

I’m excited because today is the 3rd Best of the Blogs linkup and the first linkup that is not right in the middle of a holiday!  Considering the first two linkups were right at Thanksgiving and New Year’s I’m thrilled with the turnout and I’m hoping to grow the linkup even more in the coming months.  Of course, I need your help to make that happen though!

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.  The next one will be February 29th.

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  I screwed up setting up the linkup last month, so there were no images with the linkup, but that should be changed this month.  So much to learn!

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

January’s Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed Post

Top 10 Experiences at Hilton Waikoloa Village – This was serisouly one of my favorite posts I’ve ever put together!  It got an extra boost from the Hilton’s own Facebook page.

Top 10 Experiences at Hilton Waikoloa Village / The best list of what to do at this SPECTACULAR Big Island, Hawaii mega-resort. Bucket List! / Running in a Skirt (Hilton Waikoloa Village Review)

Healthy Smoothies Delivered to Your Door with Green Blender – I felt so good sharing this company with you guys and  it looks like you loved it too.  Make sure to check out the post for an exclusive Running in a Skirt discount code.

The easiest way to make healthy smoothies at home with Green Blender/ Find out how it works on Running in a Skirt or GreenBlender.com

Top Fitness Post

Super Sweaty Home Workout– This is one of my favorite workouts I’ve put together in awhile!  I’d love it if you could help me out by pinning the entire workout from the original source.  Thank you again for supporting these posts.

Super Sweaty Home Workout - workout routine and inspiration to break a full body sweat/ Running in a Skirt

About the Time I Hiked an Old Lava Field…I know I went a little Hawaii crazy on the blog, but this was so cool!  I just had to share.

Best Maui Hikes - past La Perouse Bay hike to black, white and green sand beach called Keawanaku./ Running in a Skirt

Top Food Post

Vegan Cobb Salad– This simple salad is seriously delicious!  Looks like everyone is a healthy mode.

Vegan Cobb Salad - add avocado for creamy goodness! Perfect detox salad! / Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar SoupWho needs carbs?  Looks like you guys love the Crock Pot as much as I do.

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt

Top Fashion Post

Gray Infinity Scarf and Leggings– I wasn’t sure if this look was cute enough for Fashion Friday, but you guys seemed to like it!

Gray Infinity Scarf & Leggings / Running in a Skirt

Navy Vest and Floral Scarf– Love this look! I’m so glad you guys did too.

Lilly Pulitzer Navy Vest and Scarf / Running in a Skirt

Top Flashback Post

Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats – This recipe took off on Pinterest this past month.  It was kind of a sleeper post, that didn’t take off for a few months!  I find it fascinating when that happens.

Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats recipe, healthy and easy breakfast with peanut butter/ Running in a Skirt #SpreadtheMagic

5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower– This recipe got picked up by Fitness.com and a few other sites.  I’ve been getting steady page views for it all month.  So nice!

Don't let potatoes have all the fun! Try my Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe! / 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! Thank you!

I’m linking up with Fit and Fashionable Friday with Nicole.

Your turn!

What’s been the highlight of your month?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:04-04:00 January 29th, 2016|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|42 Comments


  1. Jess @hellotofit February 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your travel re-caps 🙂 I lived vicariously through you!

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 2, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I missed your travel posts this month, but all of these are great posts! And thanks for the reminder that I need to make that caulflower soup 🙂

  3. Jenny February 1, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply

    I wish I’d have stayed in the blogging game long enough to do round up posts & such, but I fell out. Trying to get back into it but it’s not going so well.

    These are all really good ones though 🙂 I’ll have to go thru them all. They look interesting.

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Thank you Jenny!! I really appreciate your support.

  4. Toughcookiemommy January 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    This is a great way to meet other bloggers. I love being able to network in this way.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc January 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    All those recipe posts are worth going back to and pinning! I love the mashed cauliflower recipe! Your post about the lava field adventure was great too! What a fun-filled month you had!

  6. [email protected] January 30, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Wow. The month has flown by. Had wonderful spring weather today which was a nice bonus.

  7. Jeanine January 30, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    This all looks awesome. Some I’ve missed so I’ll have to go back and check them out! So fun.

  8. Farrah January 30, 2016 at 2:35 am - Reply

    I’m glad you got more of a break in January, and thanks for this awesome linkup! :]!

    Your Hawai’i posts make me want to hop on a plane tomorrow, haha. I started teaching myself how to play the ukulele this evening just to cope!! Your recipes look amazingggg!

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

      I hope you get to go!! I’m on team Hawaii for you.

  9. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets January 29, 2016 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    That’s great that you had a nice month, I was definitely envying your Hawaii trip! I enjoyed so many of your recipe posts, I need to follow up on a couple of them!

  10. Blane Sherer January 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed your posts about your Hawaii vacation.
    I thought your recent fashion posts were especially nice as well.

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  12. Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet January 29, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Julie your Hawaii photos are so gorgeous. You look so happy and full of life..thanks for sharing so we can live vicariously through you!

  13. Heather Johnson January 29, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    All these recipes that you have shared look super yummy. I may have to try making a few sometime!

  14. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 29, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I’m still drooling over those overnight chunky monkey oats!! Gosh, I can’t believe it will be February next week!

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  16. Andrea on Vacation January 29, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    I linked but couldn’t find the graphic. DIrect me to it! 🙂 I love the Hawaii posts- just booked my own trip to Kauai on yesterday. Woohoo! Thanks for hosting!

  17. Donna January 29, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    There are so many great posts here and I missed some so will go back to read. I am especially interested in that soup recipe. It looks amazing!!

  18. Ah you made me miss Hawaii again this month! Thanks for the link up I am in 🙂 Have a great weekend

  19. Saidah Washington January 29, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I’ve been eating a lot of cauliflower lately in some new and exciting ways. I’m definitely going to use your 5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe. It sounds like something I’d love.

  20. [email protected] January 29, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I think the snow days last week have been my favorite. Thanks for hosting the link up!

  21. Dan Steadman January 29, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

    a nice quiet busy month…highlight has been being back on the comeback trail…get my run in tomorrow and I will have hit all my scheduled workout (and two unscheduled) for the month

  22. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 29, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I love how your January was filled with so many warm, Hawaii pictures!

  23. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 29, 2016 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Such a fantastic month of posts from you. I NEED to go to Hawaii, but until your posts are letting me live vicariously. Something else that I need is that chunky monkey concoction and mashed cauliflower! Thank you for hosting the link up!

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

    You have had an awesome month! A quiet month sounds great to me! WE have been so busy at work my head is spinning! I need to finish checking out the rest of your Hawaii posts, thank you for sharing them all! Have a great weekend!

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