May 2016 Top Posts & Best of Blogs Linkup

///May 2016 Top Posts & Best of Blogs Linkup

May 2016 Top Posts & Best of 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 everyone!

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was everything you dreamed it to be!  Mine ended up being pretty chill, which is exactly what I needed after a busy few weeks.

To ease the pain of a Tuesday that really feels like a Monday, It’s the Best of the Blogs linkup day! Woop.  I hope you will linkup your favorite post of the month or a wrap up like this one.  If you are not a blogger, this will be a great resource for you to learn about new sites and view some incredible posts.

Overall May has flown by.  The month has been packed with all sorts of fun like a Gala, Flying to Chattanooga and the BAHAMAS!  I know I haven’t talked about that yet, but I just got back from my second trip to Hope Town.  I’ll be sharing more on the trip tomorrow.  This summer is jammed packed with all sorts of fun things.

Blog numbers wise, May has been a lot better than April.  I also saw a lot of growth from this May compared to last May.  I know the summer months are slower, so I’m interested to see what happens.  As always, it’s not about the numbers game, but it is nice to have people read and use what you put out there.  If I don’t say it enough, thank you all for making this blog part of your day.

Remember the Best of Blogs linkup is on the LAST weekday of each month.  Don’t forget to mark calendars for the Best of Blogs linkup for the rest of the year—>

  • 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’!

May’s Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed New Post

Strawberry Salsa – I was so excited with the way these pictures turned out!  The recipe gained some momentum on Pinterest, so it’s done well.

Strawberry Salsa Recipe, healthy, easy and fresh! The perfect fruit salsa for summer. Has jalapenos but you can sub those for bell peppers or poblanos if you don't like it spicy./ Running in a Skirt

Currently… – I love putting together these posts and they often fall in the top few of the month!  So glad you enjoy them too.

Cheese plate & fire pit

Top Fitness & Health Post

2 Simple Ways to Elevate Your Lunch Break – This post included a great 10 minute lunch time mini-workout that also did well on Pinterest!

Elevate Salads & Lunchtime Workout

Healthy Travel Snacks on the Go! – Thank you for supporting my series with CVS!

Healthy Travel Snacks on the go!

Top Food Post

Crock Pot Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bake – This recipe is sooooo good!  It’s super versatile too.  You can eat it as shown or use it as a taco or burrito filling.  It’s a great way to use the Crock Pot this time of year since it’s not a soup.

Crock Pot Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bake / Running in a Skirt

5 Ingredient Pesto Tortellini Salad – I love that you guys enjoy simple recipes!  

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

Top Fashion Post

Black Gala Dress– I adore this dress!

Little Black Dress-22-1

Cool Spring Evenings

Cuffed Denim Jacket-34-2

Flash Back Post

10 Tricks for Anyone to Take Better Photos – Usually food recipes that have done well on Pinterest take these spots, but this post getting lots of repins!

10 Tricks for Anyone to Take Better Photos / Running in a Skirt

The Ultimate Healthy Sam’s Club Shopping List – This post also did well thanks to Pinterest.

The Ultimate Sam's Club Healthy Shopping List - complete shopping list with the healthiest finds at Sam's Club! / 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 FacebookTwitter, 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!

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00-04:00 May 31st, 2016|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|48 Comments


  1. Sonali- The Foodie Physician June 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Congrats on another fabulous month! I don’t know how I missed that strawberry salsa, it looks AMAZING!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thanks Sonali! Hope you had a good month too with your book!

  2. Giselle Rochford June 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had an amazing month blogging wise. I’ll definitely be checking out that salsa ASAP

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  4. Melissa @ Mango About Town June 1, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    This is such a fun link up! I will totally be back! Ps your mexican quinoa bake looks AMAZE.

  5. Farrah June 1, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Aughhh, all those recipes look and sound so good! <3 I really need to try that strawberry salsa! :D!!

    (Why is this year passing by so quickly!?!?)

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

      It is flying by! I hope you get a chance to try it.

  6. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy June 1, 2016 at 12:26 am - Reply

    These all look great! I’ve got my eye on that strawberry salsa! YUM!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Thanks Natalie! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

  7. Christina Bauer May 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the best of May! I’ve just linked up πŸ™‚

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  9. Amber at Eat 2 Save Your Life May 31, 2016 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Yum! I am so excited to try your recipes! Strawberry salsa, Tortellini pesto salad, and Mexican quinoa bake all sound DELICIOUS! So happy I found your blog today!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Amber! So nice to connect. I hope you enjoy some of the recipes.

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  11. Kristen May 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    That salsa looks amazing! Love the idea of having a summary post like this!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Kristen! I really enjoy looking back at the month.

  12. jill conyers May 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Great round up of posts. I can see they’re on the best list.

  13. Your favorite black dress really looks good on you! You have an amazing knack of picking the right clothes. I need that talent!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Wendy! I’ve always really enjoyed clothes and picking out outfits, so that means a lot to me. Happy weekend!

  14. glenneth May 31, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    saving some of these to go back and read! thanks for the great round up!

  15. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets May 31, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    The quinoa bake and tortellini salad look amazing! And I definitely pinned that strawberry salsa! That’s great that you continue to have great blog growth! I’m glad summer is going to calm down so that I can dedicate more time to being more strategic with my blog!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

      That’s a great idea as a way to use the time! You’ve had some really good stuff lately too!

  16. Laura May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    What a great round up and so many great reads. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple May 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    So much deliciousness in one month! All of your recipes looked so good!

  18. I need to go back and check out the photo tips! May was a little better for me too hope I can keep it going.

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thanks great news Deborah! Hope it keeps moving for you!

  19. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free May 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    That strawberry salsa does look amazing and oh-my-goodness I want that dress (in short-person sizing)! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Haha! Yeah– I’m on the tall side πŸ™‚ Hope you get a chance to try the strawberry salsa!

  20. Jessica May 31, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    That strawberry salsa looks awesome! It could be really good on some grilled shrimp or maybe scallops.

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  22. Blane Sherer May 31, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

    It’s full on summer now after having gone
    through the Memorial Day Weekend.
    I didn’t specifically comment on your
    black dress when you originally posted
    it for that Fashion Friday, but after seeing
    that shot again on your end of the month
    blog I think it is one of your best fashion shots.

  23. Mary Beth Jackson May 31, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    May was a better month than April, I wonder why? Great month though and tons of fun! Great posts- I missed the picture taking one so I need to visit that one πŸ™‚ Thanks for the link up! Cheers to a great June!

  24. GiGi Eats May 31, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Round up posts are my FAVORITE because I do not have the power to get to EVERYONE’S BLOG!! So thank you for this lady!!

  25. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy May 31, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I am glad you had a nice relaxed weekend πŸ™‚ I enjoy the blog being slower over summer, as it gives me time to catch up.

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

      That’s a great way to think about it! I have some projects I need to work on too. Hope you are having a good weekend.

  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 31, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

    So many good posts! I need to make that strawberry salsa, yummmm

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