Top 18 Posts of 2018

Top 18 Posts of 2018

Hi everyone!

What a year.  If you told me at this point last year I’d be writing this while juggling twin boys I literally would have laughed in your face.  Life is a crazy ride and I’ve been on quite the coaster this year.  I’ve enjoyed bringing you guys along for the journey and sharing life tidbits, new recipes, healthy living and my travel with you.  Thank you all for taking time out your crazy lives to read my little corner of the internet.  I consider each of your friends, I appreciate each one of you and could not keep doing this without your support.

With the year winding down, I thought I’d go back and share some of the most popular new posts on the site from 2018.  There are a lot of recipes this year as well as some travel and lifestyle posts mixed in!  Plus it’s no surprise what takes the top spot… the posts about the twins!  I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane and make sure to try one or two of the recipes you may not have gotten to earlier this year.

Top 18 from 2018

Our Greatest Adventure

2018 will forever be the year of the twin pregnancy in my world.  From being shocked that after five years of trying we were actually pregnant… to learning there was TWO… to learning their gender at the cutest gender reveal party… the year brought surprise after surprise.  And of course, it all ended with their birth last month.  All these posts were some of the most popular of the year, but I decided to list the one here that started it all… my pregnancy announcement.  What a journey I’ve been on since June and the real adventure is only just beginning.

If you missed any of the pregnancy journey you can catch up here…


Top 12 Things You Can’t Miss in Kauai

My year started off with an epic trip to Kauai.  I loved every second of this adventure and sharing it with you guys.  The post includes some fabulous food and spectacular hikes!

Top Things to Do in Kauai


Baked Curly Sweet Potato Fries w/ Chipotle Lime Ranch

These tasty fries are seasoned with chili powder and served a homemade greek yogurt Chipotle Lime Ranch.  They are so good and deserve the top spot as my most popular new food post of the year!

Baked Curly Sweet Potato Fries recipe


No Bake Apple Pie Bites

This fall recipe took off on Pinterest and is one of my favorite of the year too.  These bites are made with real dried apples and taste amazing.

No Bake Apple Pie Bites recipe

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Fajitas

This is one of my favorite weekday meals!

Sheet Pan Vegetarian Oven Fajitas recipe

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower

Who says cauliflower has to be boring?  This recipe is great for winter when there aren’t as many fresh veggies to pick from!  It’s totally addictive too.

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

Healthier Jalapeno Popper Dip

Stop what you are doing and make this recipe!! Trust me. 🙂  And then make it again on Super Bowl Sunday.

Easy Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most popular!  I’ve been making this egg salad for years and finally posted the recipe this spring. 

5 Ingredient Egg Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt

Valentine’s Day Healthy Truffles

I had so much fun making these healthy FUDGE Valentine’s Day truffles!  I’m glad you guys liked them too.

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

Seven Effortless Steps to Throw the Best Summer Party

Summer seems like a far-off dream at this point, but I loved this post about getting rid of all the fuss and actually throwing a party the host will enjoy too.  These tips work well for any season.

Fun fact:  I was about 12 weeks prego in this photo and trying to hide it!  This dress stopped fitting the next week.

Summer Party Tips - How to Throw a Summer Party

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

This is a DREAMY combination of flavors!  It has crispy chickpeas, roasted cauliflower, and my favorite homemade dressing.   It’s hearty enough for a winter dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Best Hilton Head Eats

After years of talking about going to Hilton Head, I finally shared my favorite restaurants on the Island! Just thinking about it makes me want to go back!

Destin Highlights – Stunning Beaches, Seafood & Sunsets

I went to Destin in late spring and loved the gorgeous beaches! This post did well in Pinterest searches bringing more eyes on it through the summer.

Also very preggo here but hadn’t told the world yet. 🙂

Things to do in Destin FL

Crock Pot Vegetarian Detox Soup

This soup is SO unique!  I filled it with fresh vegetables PLUS ginger and turmeric for a unique but powerful healing soup that would be perfect in the coming weeks.  That’s where the golden color comes from.

Crock Pot Vegetarian Detox Soup


10 Unforgettable Experiences at the Grand Hyatt Kauai

My blogger dreams came true when one of my FAVORITE hotels EVER offered to host the Hubs and me on our trip to Kauai.  I loved sharing with you their gorgeous grounds and all the activities on the property.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Experiences

3 Unexpected Ways I Helped My Plantar Fasciitis

Seems like I’m not the only one with this pesky problem!

3 ways to help plantar fasciitis




Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash Marinara

This recipe is only a handful of ingredients and is the PERFECT weekday meal without the fuss.

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash Marinara recipe



Sheet Pan Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan Slices

Here’s another great vegetarian meal that is hearty and delish!

Baked Eggplant Slices with Tomato Sauce / Running in a Skirt


Once again from the bottom of my heart thank you for supporting and reading Running in a Skirt in 2018!  It’s been a wonderful year blogging and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead in 2019.  I’d love to hear any request you have for posts in the new year below.

Have a blessed day everyone!  I’ll be back Wednesday with more new photos of the twins.

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:33-04:00 December 17th, 2018|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|7 Comments


  1. Blane Sherer December 17, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Certainly major experiences for you this year topped
    of course with the twins ( smile ).

  2. Lisa Ballantyne December 17, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane! No doubt the highlight of your 2018 was the births of Hunter and Jackson, and I really enjoyed your including all of us in the amazing journey! Of course as a diabetic with special needs, I found your recipes most welcome as well because you always share the healthiest of alternatives!

    I’m happy for your amazing 2018 and look forward to your sharing more adventures with all of us in 2019!

  3. Ann Gardner December 17, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Julie what a wonderful year and what an ending with those sweet babies. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to pictures of the boys.

  4. Wendy December 17, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

    What a wonderful, tasty year you’ve had! Glad that I get to be along for the ride. I’m looking forward to more baby updates! Happy New Year, Julie!

  5. Ann Gardner December 17, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Julie what a wonderful end to your year. Babies first Christmas!! Have a joyous blessed Christmas.

  6. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 17, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I completely forgot about the jalapeno popper dip recipe. So glad it was one of your top posts! Enjoy Christmas with the two little guys Julie 🙂

  7. Beth Ann Chiles December 17, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Great way to share your year, Julie! And of course the twins were the number one post! Have a wonderful Christmas with those two cuties!

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