Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of 2011 According to YOU!

It may sound trite but it is very hard for me to believe that 2011 is coming to an end. It has been a year of ups and downs. We have celebrated happy news and endured hard news as well. There is a lot to be thankful for and much to look forward to!

I have had a wonderful time sharing this blog with you all throughout the year and am always amazed to see how many people actually read it. Comments are somewhat of a rarity for me but I know I've had plenty of visitors. (I would love to hear who you are - please leave me a note some time and let me know you visited!)

My intention was always for this blog to be more than just cookies and based on my top 10 most popular posts from 2011, it looks like you all agree. So let's take a trip down memory lane and see what you all enjoyed the most!

1.) Hands down my most popular post was the peppermint wreath. I've seen two of them so far that have been made from the post but would love to see some more. Please feel free to post them on my Facebook page!

2.)The Mason Jar Snow Globes were also very popular. I had a teacher send me a photo of her whole class making them. They can really be adapted to anything you like and are easy to do!

3.) Apparently I am not the only one who loves Ribbon Topiaries. I'm thinking I need to make one for Valentine's Day soon!

4.) Cake Pops continue to be the rage and it appears my readers agree.

5.) The Grosgrain Ribbon Notebook I made for a friend proved popular.

6.) As did the Easy Oreo Truffles and Truffle TREE!

7.) Who doesn't love a story of a miracle complete with a party hat and cookies?

8.) The storybook character cookies were quite popular (round two of those coming soon!)

9.) It seems as though we all enjoy a good summer BBQ...complete with "hamburger cupcakes" and "watermelon cookies." (My friend made the cupcakes all the way in Italy - loved that!)

10.) Finally, to my surprise, the photos from our "preppy wedding" were the tenth most popular post of 2011. That works for me, since almost five years later I still love to look at the photos too. :)

I am so appreciative of you all reading and enjoying One Preppy Cookie throughout the year. This has been a wonderful creative outlet for me and I've enjoyed connecting with so many of you. Thank you!


  1. Happy New Year, Amy! I love catching up on your sweet and cute creations through your blog and Facebook posts!

  2. Good Morning~

    I am one of your newest followers. I adore each and every post I have read. Teaching kindergators in our swamp (classroom) is my day~time gig. Hobbies include hoarding as much Lilly Pulitzer AnYtHiNg I can get my hands on, seriously I may have a touch...just a touch of a problem. I now reside in the North, but have already purchased my HOME in the South. I love love love all things preppy, PiNk & GrEeN, and gator~ish!

    I so wish I had mad skills like yours. It is a dream! So your blog gives me inspiration to try NEW things. Today, I shall be makin' a ribbon notebook for an upcoming conference!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

  3. Happy New Year OPC! Can't wait to see what exciting things you bring in 2012 :) <3 one of your biggest cookie monsters.

  4. I have started looking forward to your new blogs since I learned you had one. You are one talented cookie! Looking forward to many more in 2012 :)

  5. Happy new year to you OPC! We are so proud of you up here in Phila! We all know how amazing you are and I am so happy that the rest of the world gets to see it too!! Xox

  6. Happy new year OPC! You are simply wonderful and I love getting to see all of your preppy and creative ideas! You give me something to aspire to. <3

  7. Happy New Year OPC!!! Thanks for keeping me busy with your blog. I enjoy reading it and seeing your amazing creations. Watch out Martha! I envy your tatent and I am so happy you started to live out your dream with OPC! We all should be inspired to do the same!

  8. I've said since I've known you that you're better than Martha Stewart and nicer too! So proud this creative side of you has exploded and you have a way to share your great ideas! And to once wondered what you'd do with yourself when Josh started school....well done, Ames:)

  9. you are so so talented!! keep it up amy:)

  10. Amy...I can't believe it's been five years since your wedding! The same remarkable attentiveness you gave to every detail that day with the goal of making everyone there feel special and welcomed still lives on in all you do today. (And you're a great writer, to boot!!