Most Popular Posts of 2017
2017 was the year of the Instant Pot here at New Nostalgia. You all welcomed it with open arms — 5 of my top 20 posts from 2017 are Instant Pot recipes!
These Instant Pot Blueberry Yogurt Jars are so yummy that it makes me want to eat one right now as I write about it. This post takes you step by step through the process and gives a video at the end–the very video that made me brave enough to make my own yogurt.
See it here.
I just motivated myself by rereading this decluttering post. There are so many great tips– if I do say so myself! I do think the #1 best tip to declutter is simply GET RID OF STUFF. Otherwise, you are spending time organizing clutter & will have to do it over and over again.
I’m still in the process of purging out home but 2018 is the year where I will conquer all the clutter in all rooms, closets, and drawers. I want to up my game when it comes to cleaning, and you can’t clean well if you are too busy tidying all the stuff! Cheers much easier cleaning because of clear surfaces and clear floors!
Get motivated here.
A healthy, naturally sweetened fruit compote is a great thing to have on hand. It is amazing how many ways it can be used! I like that it keeps me from reaching for and wanting processed sugar treats–I can get my sweet fix naturally in many different ways using this blueberry compote recipe. Don’t care for blueberries? You can substitute, and frozen fruit works great!
See the many ways you can use a fruit compote here.
This post marked the beginning of my love affair with the Instant Pot. I had owned it for just over a week and had already used it to make 7 things, which are shared in the post. The featured Hard Boiled Eggs, Applesauce, Sweet Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Beef Stew are all recipes I made all year and will continue to make. Interesting that I have not made the beets again…still trying to fall in love with beets!
See the 7 recipes and make that Instant Pot Beef Stew here.
These are not fluffy, carb loaded, make-pancakes-for-your-out-of-town company type pancakes. No, these are pancakes you make when you are craving carbs or a sweet but want to eat healthily and stay away from empty calories. They are super simple and still a food crush for me. They are great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner).
Load up on protein here.
It is good for me to freshen up on these tips, tricks, and routines for Keeping a Clean Car. Right now it is 6 degrees outside, and I find that my car gets messier on cold winter days. It all comes down to a rushing mentality! I find myself wanting to quickly get out of the cold and into our warm the house without taking a minute to be purposeful in looking around to see what I can grab to tidy up the car. My drink holders also tend to get filled with warm drink cups in the winter.
The slush from melting snow and ice is not too kind to the outside of our car, either. Winter can be messy, but I know I can stay on top of a messy car (and so can you!) with these tips.
Read the clean car tips, tricks, and routines here.
These bars are simply delicious. They may be my favorite recipe here on the blog. I just love the peanut butter and chocolate combo, the creaminess of the layers thanks to coconut oil, and a bit of crunch from the added krispies. I also love that they are not too bad for you compared to most decadent dessert bars.
See how to make these bars here.
This is one of those posts where I knew I had to share this program with you! It was so helpful to me and I know I’m not alone in needing some abs, core and pelvic floor help, but I may have done it blushing a little. I’ve been an open book here at New Nostalgia, and I had to open that book a wide for this post!
See my vulnerability here.
I do sponsored posts from time to time here at New Nostalgia. It is a way that I can help support my family and pay for the costs of running a website. I so appreciate you all reading and clicking, for without readers I would not have a business or do what I love. I am very proud of this particular sponsored post. An opportunity to share some of my story and the story of those I love. You all were so kind in your response.
See a glimpse of my cancer world here.
I first tasted this Indian Butter Chicken recipe in California, made by dear friends in their Instant Pot. I’ve made it so many times since then. It is so delicious and keeps me from spending too much money eating out at my favorite Indian Food Restaurant. It is easy to make but tastes like you slaved for hours. So yummy!
See recipe here.
Once in a while, a post will make its way onto my screen thanks to my background in cosmetology. I was a hairstylist and makeup artist before we had children, and I still love sharing some fun beauty tips on the blog. I plan on doing a bit more of this in 2018 because you have asked me to!
My beauty tips will have a natural bend to them. Being a cancer survivor, I care about what products I use on my face, hair, and body. I will be sharing some of my favs with you! Hint: many of them are simple, inexpensive DIY’s!
See my beachy waves here.
I love that you loved this scrub because I love this scrub! I use it almost every day and it keeps my sink shining. It is so much fun changing up the essential oil each time I mix it up. Lemon Oil is always refreshing, Purify Blend smells so so clean, and At Peace is a favorite scent to end the evening with, as I find myself using this after dinner dishes and when I’m ready to wind down.
See how easy it is to make here.
It is only because of you and your faithfulness in reading New Nostalgia that I have popular posts at all! Thank you for your support over the years.