The Best of Ava’s Alphabet 2017

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Hello, friends! I can’t believe it is that time of year again. Wow, the time sure flies by! I really enjoyed looking at the 10 most viewed Ava’s Alphabet posts last year and am excited to share with you the 10 most viewed posts of 2017. It is fascinating to see what you all are most interested in reading and viewing. You will find some of the same hits from last year and also some new arrivals to this list. From recipes to project to party planning, there is something here for everyone. Are you ready? Here we go:


Ava's Alphabet Best of 2017


Number Ten – Coconut Lime Foot Soak

Coconut Lime Foot Soak from Ava's Alphabet

It is really no surprise to me that this post landed on the top 10 list again this year. It smells so good that you will seriously want to taste it. And then after a relaxing soak, it leaves your feet feeling refreshed and baby soft. Who couldn’t use a little more pampering in their life, right?


Number Nine – Delicious Dried Beef Cheese Ball

Delicious Dried Beef Cheese Ball from Ava's Alphabet

This recipe is always a hit. My mom has been making it since I was a kid and we both still get compliments and requests for the recipe every time we serve it. Staying away from crackers and bread? Serve it with fresh, raw vegetables. It is so, so good!


Number Eight – My Little Pony Inspired Stick Ponies

My Little Pony Inspired Stick Ponies from Ava's Alphabet

This post is one of my all time favorites and it is still going strong. My girls continue to play with these stick ponies on a regular basis and after 2+ years, they are holding up amazingly well.


Number Seven – Reflections on Gratitude

Reflections on Gratitude from Ava's Alphabet

I love that this post on gratitude is in the top ten again this year.  Practicing gratitude continues to be an important part of my life and I am glad to see that others are drawn to this concept as well.


Number Six – Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp from Ava's Alphabet

Nothing says comfort food like a dish of warm blueberry crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is a simple, satisfying dessert that is delicious at any time of year. Save this recipe! You will not regret it.


Number Five – DIY Paper Pinwheels

DIY Paper Pinwheels from Ava's Alphabet

I love how easy it is to add a pop of bright color to a party display or to room decor with these easy paper pinwheels. And with all the amazing patterns and colors of paper available, the possibilities are endless.


Number Four – Homemade Handprint Garden Stones

Homemade Handprint Garden Stones from Ava's Alphabet

This fun and messy project makes a great keepsake or a thoughtful gift. We are still enjoying our garden stones through their second season. I love to look at them after it has rained to see those sweet little handprints filled up with rainwater.


Number Three – Handprint Fireworks

Handprint Fireworks from Ava's Alphabet

My handprint firework project also continues to be a fan favorite. I never dreamed that my patriotic craft gone wrong would be so popular and become one of my most viewed posts.  Festive and fun for kids of all ages!


Number Two – Finding Dory Inspired Tissue Paper Pom Fish

Finding Dory Inspired Tissue Paper Pom Fish from Ava's Alphabet
My youngest daughter was obsessed with all things Dory this year. We hosted a fabulous Finding Dory themed party to celebrate her third birthday. I partnered with Meijer stores and American Greetings to create this fun tissue paper pom Dory fish. I am glad that my readers had as much fun with this idea as I did! Stay tuned for another post about this cute party theme in the upcoming year.


Number One – 4 Secrets for Successful Succulents

4 Secrets for Successful Succulents from Ava's Alphabet

Oh, my stars! I had no idea how interested people have become in succulents. I have had comments and questions from readers all over the world in response to this post. I continue to enjoy my succulents and learn more about them each year,  but I am by no means a succulent expert. If nothing else, this post makes me feel like a succulent celebrity though! Hahaha! I might have to consider a follow up post on this topic this year.


Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement of Ava’s Alphabet this year.  I hope you have enjoyed reviewing the Best of Ava’s Alphabet 2017 as much as I have!  I am excited to keep bringing you new and fun ways to add more joy to your days in easy, practical ways.  It is my hope to bring you more content related to entertaining and party planning this year. I am really passionate and energized about this topic and have some fun and exciting ideas for the future.  As always, if you have ideas or suggestions for future topics or posts, I would love to hear from you in the comments or by email. I am looking forward to another wonderful year. Xoxo, Cristina

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