September 2016 Top Posts & Best of Blogs Linkup

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

September 2016 Top Posts & Best of Blogs Linkup

It’s Best of Blogs time!

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!

Believe it or not September is over and it’s time for this months Best of Blogs Linkup!  The Best of Blogs Linkup is on the last weekday of every month.  If you are a blogger, share your favorite post of the month OR a wrap up post like this one in the linkup below.  It’s a great place to see everyone’s best work from the month in one place.

If you are not a blogger, this is still a wonderful resource to explore other blogs.  I’ll be sharing my favorite links of the month below too.  There is so much amazing work publishing daily from so many bloggers and you don’t want to miss out!

I’ve decided to move next month’s Best of Blogs up to Friday October 28th so it’s not on Halloween.  Mark your calendar for the date change now!

Last month I talked about how my Pinterest has been growing and I asked if you guys would be interested on a post about that.  Many of you said yes, so I’m working on that in the next few weeks. I have some good tidbits to share.

Personally September started off as a heavy month, but the past week has been nothing short of shear joy as our family gets used to having this little girl around.  Get ready for way to many photos now….

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

Can you blame me?

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

And honestly you will most likely see more Monday.  🙂

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

The linkup is at the bottom of the post, so keep on scrollin’!

September Top Posts

Highest Overall Viewed New Post

Cranberry, Almond & Vanilla Crock Pot Granola

This post did well on it’s own, but then got a big boost from a Social Fabric Facebook ad!  I was so excited to be picked for that.

Cranberry & Almond Crock Pot Granola Recipe / Running in a Skirt

This Too Shall Pass…

I can’t thank you all enough for straying off course and letting me speak from the heart.

Last day at WLOS

Top Fitness & Health Post

Lookout Mountain Hike

Lookout Mountain Montreat Hiking - Gorgeous views near Asheville, NC / Running in a Skirt

No Time for Fitness Home Workout

10 Minute Home Workout10 Minute Home Workout

Top Food Post

Healthy & Vegan Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, healthy, vegan and clean eating

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Thanks to a couple other bloggers who linked to this post, it got a nice boost!

Apple Pie Overnight Oats


Top Fashion Post

Gray Dress for Fall

Styling a Gray Summer Dress for Fall. / Running in a Skirt

Comfy Jeans for Fall

Burnt Orange Flowy Shirt-9-1

Flashback Post

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

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

Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Recipes / Peanut Butter, Banana, Clean Eating & Easy Healthy Breakfast! / Running in a Skirt

This gem of an article also make a strange resurgence this month.   Way back in the infancy stages of Running in a Skirt, I did a few playlists and this Boy Band Playlist was kind of epic.  I’m still not sure where the traffic came from, but one day it popped up in my top 10!  haha!   Check it out if you’d like to learn about the time I was in a fashion show with the Back Street Boys.  Yup…… 🙂

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 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!

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

  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • Friday, December 30th


By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 September 30th, 2016|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|29 Comments


  1. Kimmythevegan October 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Ah I still haven’t made those Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think I was waiting until I had chocolate in the house (as I sadly can’t have any just sitting around or it gets EATEN!), but I have some now, so I should quickly make these before it disappears 😉
    This will be my first time linking up, so I will go big with my PMS Bites. It definitely had the most views/comments/traffic of any other post on my blog last month.
    What a fun linky party – I can’t wait to join up every month.
    And you’ve had some great posts this month… but as someone with a furkid myself, I’m biased in thinking your pup posts were the best. She is still getting bigger!! I love her brindle colouring, she really is just a gorgeous girl.
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week =)

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Kimmy! Love your PMS bites. So much fun! I hear ya about the chocolate. It disappears around here too.
      Makena is such a doll. They called her coloring reverse brindle. We had a fawn boxer, so we wanted something different and she is!! Such a joy.

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law October 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe it is October ALREADY!

    I’m so glad September turned out to be a great month for you! <3

  3. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition October 1, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Sorry I’m a day late to the party! I decided to add my creamy vegan mac & cheese because it was my fav of the month.

    You’ve had so many great posts this month! I think my favorite is the one of your new little pup – she’s gorgeous! I missed the 10 minute workout so I’m going to check that out. Some days I am running late after work so I don’t have much time to work out (or just get lazy once I get home) so a quick workout plan would be perfect for those days!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks for linking up! Better late than never! Hope you enjoy the workout.

  4. Emily October 1, 2016 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I think I’ve seen most of these posts, but I missed those cookies! They look yummy; and that crockpot granola is just so delicious. <3 I love that you've been spending so much time with new furry addition to the family. She is so precious.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Ohhh the cookies are good. I’m so glad you enjoyed the oatmeal!

  5. Farrah September 30, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Suchhhhh an adorable puppy! <3 I'm so excited for you!

    I still need to make that crockpot granola! I just gotta finish off the bags of granola I have in my apartment first! 😛

    I randomly got a huge boost on my "10 things med students want you to know" post and I have no idea how to see where the referral traffic is coming from! (I just know that it's from facebook somewhere, haha.) I guess I'll just enjoy it while it's here! 😛

  6. [email protected] the Long Way Home September 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Gosh, Julie, I feel like I missed a lot of these posts and I don’t know how! I’ll be catching up. All I can say is it’s been a tough month around my house…

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Wendy. I hope you enjoy the posts. Sorry you guys have had a rough month. I hope October turns around for you.

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  8. Esther September 30, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I love this post! So many beautiful pictures and memories you made in Sept! And so much yummy food! I Just need to come eat in your kitchen and play with your sweet pup!

  9. The banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies look amazing!

  10. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets September 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Those cookies, OMG they look amazing! Your new addition to the family is beautiful! I’m sure we will see many more pics in the future :).

  11. [email protected] September 30, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    He is just so darn cute. How can that not put a smile on anyone’s face.? That Crock-Pot granola sounds interesting I didn’t think you could make granola in a crock pot

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks! She’s so much fun! Yes! Crock Pot Granola totally works!!

  12. Patricia @Sweet and Strong September 30, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I love puppy pics, I never get tired of looking at them. And when you don’t have kids you’ll find you put of pictures of your puppy ALL over the house too, lol. Seems like it’s been a great month for you and I can’t wait to see what you share in October. All those delicious looking recipes just made me really hungry!

  13. Pam September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I need to try overnight oats. A lot of bloggers post great sounding recipes, but I just forget in the evening to try them out. Your dog is precious. Love the photos.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      They are so easy! Hope you get a chance to try them. Thanks so much!

  14. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs September 30, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, your puppy is so adorable! I’ll take all the photos you can dish out!

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 30, 2016 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Seems like oats were the name of the game this month! I’m cool with that 😀 Great month, and cheers to another!

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