Top 13 Posts of 2013

It’s the time of year again! We’re revisiting some of our hard work we’ve been busy with for the last 12 months. It sure flies by fast! It’s nice to share a recap what our most popular posts were so old readers can look back and new readers can get a feel for who Lolly Jane is. And as a thank you to YOU for reading, we’ve decided to include a $50 Visa gift card giveaway with our our Top 13 of 2013 for you at the end of today’s post. It’s interesting to see what our top posts are. Kelli worked her booty off on her master bedroom, complete with new custom doors, original molding and gorgeous planked walls…which didn’t make the cut.  Kristi’s readers went ga-ga for her chalkboard calendar which wasn’t even in the top 25!  What the heck!  Are you ready to see what you all loved the most out of our hundreds of projects this year?  Without further adieu, announcing our top 13 posts of 2013!

Lolly's top 13 posts of 2013 (cute site with easy tutorials!)

13. Aqua Nightstands Makeover

12. Anthro Atom Bowls Knockoff

DIY Anthro-inspired atom bowls using DecoArt enamels

11. Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

10. How to Bake the Perfect Smash Cake

9. Bathroom Storage Mason Jar

Distressed mason jar using glass paint #masonjar #decoart

8. Peppermint Pattie Chex Mix

YUMMY peppermint pattie Chex mix recipe PLUS free neighbor printable tag via

7. Summer Fonts

13 FREE summer fonts #freefonts

6. How to Distress Furniture with Spray Paint & a Sander

5. Chalkboard Any Surface in Any Color

How to chalkboard any surface in any color #chalkboard #diy

4. LDS YW 2014 Binder Covers

Super cute 2014 YW Binder Covers

3. Herringbone Bookcase Makeover


2. Dr. Seuss Party Ideas

New Beginnings Dr. Seuss decorating ideas including these adorable "truffala trees"

1. Vintage Numbered Crates

How to make vintage numbered crates by

We didn’t include our roundup posts which are always great for inspiration or our giveaways. But we can tell you we tallied up our giveaway’s from this year which were over $5k in goods!? You all are spoiled, you’re welcome (; Some of those prizes have included two Jo Totes camera bags, an iPad mini, an HD Kindle Fire, 2 cameras, crafts, 2 baskets full of our favorite things + lots and lots and lots of gift cards. You deserve each prize you’ve won because honestly, we love you, truly. Oh, and be sure to check out our Top 12 of 2012 projects, too!

Top 12 posts of 2012 Lolly Jane blog

Until next year! XOXO


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  1. Keep doing what you are doing! Love your posts. I love anything crafty and love your ideas on updating old furniture.

  2. Looking over the list – I’m impressed with the breath of your posts.
    And a bunch of giveaways – I’m a giveaway junkie so I like those, especially gift card giveaways. Thanks.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. I just love your furniture renovations! you have inspired me to try some! I would love to see more!

  4. I would love to see more of your DIY crafts and furniture makeovers. They are inspiring and help me to do some of my own! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  5. Your crafts give me such inspiration. I just wish i had more hours in the day to do them.

  6. Love your blog. I love your simple and fast recipes (great for those busy nights) and your style. Keep the good ideas coming.

  7. What a fun blog you have! I just found it because of the hop and I know I will be back! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the great giveaways πŸ™‚ Love all your unique dΓ©cor ideas, and how you always lay the directions out so clearly!

  9. I love seeing the before and after photos of projects! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  10. I love your projects, and I would love to see more storage ideas for craft rooms. Happy New Year.

  11. I am new to your blog but I love the DIYs I see- I would like to keep seeing plenty more- great style!

  12. I love everything. Seriously. Love the variety. Love your posts about things you do in your ward. Love the recipes. Love it all.

  13. I always love seeing cute and easy craft ideas! I’m always looking for ways to change up the decor in my house!

  14. I’d love to see more craft projects! Especially those that don’t need super specialized items, that I will most likely never use the rest of in the package….. ha ha.

  15. Your craft room redo has inspired me. I’m working on my craft room. Wonder if my hubby will let me go get book shelves….hmmm…….

  16. I am new to the blog but it looks like I just went on my own Pinterest page and am looking at pins! I love all of it. I always love the transformations of furniture and it’s fun to see the before and afters!

  17. I just found your site, and it looks so fun! I think I would like to see lots of your cute craft projects!

  18. I just found you tonight because of this contest but I like what I see and will be back.

  19. I love all different kinds of projects involving paint… provided there’s a tutorial, of course!

    Thank you!

  20. That is so fun to see what was most popular. I for one totally copied your numbered crates – I’ve made 3 of them so far and I LOVE them!!!

  21. I really enjoy your blog. The diversity is fun. I really liked the shelves with all of the organizational ideas from the suitcases to the wooden crates which I LOVE! Keep up the good work and Happy New Year!

  22. Love the recipes and the crafts… new ideas are always awesome to get us out of our ruts!

  23. Well, you already do an awesome job of it, but even more re-dos on cheap, old, furniture.

  24. Hi ladies! Love your site, cannot wait to try some of your furniture makeover ideas…Not sure what to suggest new for 2014 because I just stumbled upon lollyjane so there is plenty o’ dynamite stuff already here! Look forward to following you. P.S… I adore the spindle ornaments.

  25. I would like to see more projects geared toward homeschoolers that are easy and don’t include so many items

  26. I love all the craft ideas. Especially the ones that look like pottery barn or other sites.

  27. I loved the peppermint chex. It was perfect for Christmas but I love to revamp furniture too. So keep giving us a little of everything.

  28. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love all your content, but would love to see some knitting…do any of you knit? I bet it would look wonderful

  29. Love your blog! Would love to see more furniture posts – they’re always amazing.

  30. I love the “Do~Overs'” I call them.. where they take one thing and make it into a totally different thing.. and didn’t have to throw that item away!!!

  31. I love to see how you decorate for the holidays and I would love to see even more upcycled projects.

  32. 2013 was yucky. Except that it brought me closer to you two! For that, I am grateful. Way to rock it out this year girls. I am envious of your DIY ways. We need to hang out more so that your skills can rub off on me. xoxo

  33. I’m not very creative, but I appreciate creativity in others! I’d be most appreciative if you came up with more LDS crafts, especially items that I could do with my daughter for FHE. Thanks!

  34. One of my favorite things about following your blog is seeing all the creative crafts. I love crafts and your blog motivates and inspires me. I also love to cook. So, bring on the craft projects and recipes. πŸ˜‰ Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!

  35. I love your blog the way it is–a nice mixture of posts. I wouldn’t change a thing! πŸ™‚

  36. I love all the posts, especially the smaller craft projects like the bowls and crate. We don’t have much space here so space saving ideas are awesome. Thank you for everything.

  37. I actually only found your blog today via Simple as That, but so far I am loving what I see! I am always a big fan of DIY tutorials, both small crafts and larger home-improvement ones.

  38. So glad I found this site. You all have provided me with so many wonderful ideas and projects. Thank you!!!

  39. I love your projects and I’ve pinned almost all of them prior to seeing your top posts! I don’t have any new suggestions, just keep doing what you’re doing!

  40. I would love to see more furniture projects, ya’ll give me great ides for photo props! xx

  41. Just saw your site on Pinterest! I absolutely love it! I’m a budding DIYer and would love to continue to see the amazing transformations you come up with using thrift store finds!

  42. I’m into all the projects and crafty stuff,giveaways…all kinds of do it yourself stuff

  43. I would use it to buy my husband something. He totally spoilt me this Christmas πŸ™‚

  44. I’m new to your blog, so I will just have to keep looking around before I know what I want to see more of! LOVE the anthro knockoff bowls though!

  45. Thank you so much for all the insperation thoughout the year. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

  46. Oh I love all the DIY crafts and refurbs! I’d love to see more quote printables for the kids rooms.

  47. What a great roundup of the top blog posts, I think my fav is the herringbone bookcase! I’d like to see more furniture redos!


  48. I love “Best of” posts! You have an amazing website and I love reading your creative and inspirational posts. Keep up the good work!!

  49. This is actually my first time to your blog and I love what I see in your Best of 2013 DIY. I have some old furniture I want to update and just haven’t seen the style I’ve wanted. I think I have it now. Thanks.

  50. I agree with the others. I love seeing what you are able to revamp furniture! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Thanks for a great giveaway. I can’t wait to start reading your blog posts. I always wanted a sister

  52. Keep the crafts a comin’! Love to also see decorating/storage ideas and furniture makeovers with paint. Thanks for the recap & giveaway!

  53. Hi girls! Thanks for the great give away! I would love to see more of the same in ’14!

  54. Thanks for the summary. The smash cake gave me a great idea for youth group that I think will go over very well with the teens!

  55. Keep doing what y’all are doing! Your projects are so inspiring – I’d love to see more furniture transformations.

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