Wendolonia 2013 Greatest Hits

by Wendy on January 1, 2014

Wendolonia 2013 Greatest Hits

2013 is gone and 2014 has begun! I’m excited to start a fresh, new year here on Wendolonia with lots of fun projects, informative articles and more lunches than you can shake a stick at!

But before I dive in to the new stuff, I decided to take a look back at the year that has passed on this blog by reviewing the ten most popular posts of 2013. This is the fourth year in a row that I’ve done this and I look forward to it because it gives me great insight into what you, my beloved readers find most useful and interesting.

Here’s what people liked best in 2013:

10. Yumbox Review

Wendolonia readers love a good lunch box review and the new Yumbox proved to be quite popular. With it’s leak-proof design and divided tray this lunchbox was a favorite with my boys too.

9. How to Make Stuffed Sandwiches with a Pie Mold

How to Make Stuffed Sandwiches with a Pie Mold

This detailed tutorial showed how you can use a hand-pie mold to make a fun stuffed sandwich for your child’s bento box.

8. Advent Calendars 2013

Free Printable Advent Activity Cards

I pulled the printable advent activity sheets out of the archives and refreshed them for this Christmas. Print some out now, tuck them away with your Christmas decorations and you’ll be all set to start the year with your own activity advent in 2014.

7. PlanetBox Rover Review

Review: PlanetBox Rover lunch box

The other lunch box review to crack the top ten was my write-up of the PlanetBox Rover. I waited a bit longer than I usually do to write this review but that meant that I was very familiar with this box by the time I sat down to share the pros and cons.

6. Bento Tip: A Simple Formula for Packing Bento Boxes

If you’re just getting started with bentos, this is a great place to start!

5. 10 Ideas for Halloween Lunches

10 Ideas for Fun Halloween Lunches

This post was just what it sounded like: ten ideas to make Halloween lunches more fun.

4. 4 Ways to Decorate a Lunch with Apples

4 Ways to Decorate a Lunch with Apples

My kids love finding apples in their lunch boxes and I love how versatile they are. Here are four ways to use them to make pretty lunches.

3. Lunch Box Comparison Chart: How 6 Popular Boxes Stack Up

Lunch box comparison: how 6 popular lunch boxes stack up

If you are looking to buy a new lunch box, you should absolutely start here! This post compares 18 different aspects of six popular lunch boxes in a handy, dandy chart.

2. How to Make Large Scale Photo Transfer Wall Art

How to Make Large Scale Photo Transfer Wall Art

I made these fun, graphic pieces of wall art to hang in our bedroom and you can make something similar by following this tutorial. The best part? The total cost for both was under $20!

1. 10 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Lunches

10 Ideas for Valentine Lunches

By far and away, the most popular post of the year was this list of 10 ideas for Valentine’s Day lunches! With Valentine’s day not so far off, this would be a great post to pin and come back to in a few weeks.

Thank you so much for joining me here on Wendolonia this past year! My favorite part of blogging is chatting with the members of the Wendolonia community here in the comments, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

I hope you have a stellar 2014 and that you’ll come back regularly and spend some time with me!

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