Top 10 Posts of 2019 & My Word for 2020

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With the start of a new year and decade upon us, it is time to share the top 10 posts of 2019 PLUS my word for 2020!

This is one of my favorite posts to do each year because it puts the posts that helped my readers the most this past year all in one place.

If you want to see the previous Top 10 Posts I’ve published, I’ve left a list for you at the end of this post. Be sure to check them out after you’ve checked out this year’s list.

As always, the Top 10 Posts of 2019 List is going to start with #10 and work our way to #1! Let’s do this!

10 // How to Organize Paper Clutter in Your Home the Easy Way!

Paper clutter is easy to accumulate throughout the entire house, especially if you don’t have an organizing system that works well for you.

This post walks you through getting rid of paper clutter in your home once and for all!

9 // How to Live More Sustainably with Not A Trace, Co. a Zero Waste Online Shop

If you’re looking to reduce unnecessary waste in your home, this is a great post to help you get started.

It walks you through where and how to start identifying swaps you can make that are simple and easy for anyone to do.

8 // 7 Creative Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle Starting Today

Living healthy is more than diet and exercise. This post shares creative approaches that improve your life.

If you’re looking for ideas that you don’t read everywhere else for living healthy, you need to read this post!

7 // My 29th Birthday Bucket List Review – What I Accomplished This Past Year

I love setting goals and intentions for each birthday. It makes each year unique and fun to explore.

I did my first birthday bucket list when I was 27, and have been hooked ever since!

6 // 5 Reasons You Need a Social Media Detox & How to Successfully Unplug

Who doesn’t love a social media detox? Well, if you’ve never taken one, you need to try it!

In this post, I share all you need to know about a social media detox and feel great about unplugging. Too good to be true? Give it a try and see.

5 // How to Reduce Stress at Home with 5 Simple Routines

For the past 4 years, I’ve lived a simple, decluttered life. I’ve tried and implemented several routines over these years.

Some routines worked and some didn’t. In this post, I share the ones you definitely need to reduce your stress.

4 // Funny Things Chickens Do You Aren’t Aware of Yet with Bluebonnet Feeds

Who doesn’t love chickens? They are funny and joyful to care for and watch.

If you haven’t been around chickens much, this post shares some insight into their funny behaviors.

3 // Whole Life Minimalism – Unconventional Choices in a Conventional World

Does the minimalist lifestyle appeal to you? Maybe it does, but not in an extreme way.

This post is written by my friend, Melissa, who shares what minimalism is to her, and the beautiful thing is that it isn’t a one size fits all.

2 // 5 Steps to Curating a Tidy Home that You’ll Love Spending Time in

Want a tidy home that doesn’t take forever and a day to accomplish? This post shares how to do that and then some.

I’m all about creative and unique ideas that you won’t find elsewhere that really make a difference, so if you’re into that approach, check out this post.

1 // How to Reduce Waste – 101 Ways to Reduce Waste

While I’m not surprised that a post that shares 101 ways to reduce waste is popular, I am surprised to see it as the number one post!

I’m glad so many of my readers find this post helpful and attainable. It isn’t about doing everything in this post. It is about doing all that you can.

I hope you enjoyed all of the posts within the Top 10 Posts of 2019! Now onto the second part of this post – word of the year!

My thoughts about 2019’s Word of the Year

Last year’s word of the year was emerge.

At the time, I felt like I was trying to break out of a shell that wouldn’t crack. It wasn’t until a few months later that I realized how I would break out of the shell – so to speak.

It was definitely the right word for 2019, and I lived it out to my fullest capabilities.

  • I quit my full-time job to pursue my online business full-time.
  • Invested more in myself than ever before.
  • I let go of things holding me back.
  • I focused more on living in the present and gained distance from my phone.

Reflecting upon this past year, I have geared up for an even better 2020!

My 2020 Word of the Year

It didn’t take much thinking to decide what should be my word. The overall theme for the past few months have been to keep things simple.

I have so many ideas that I want to pursue, but there is only so much I can do on my own.

Luckily, I have friends that remind me I’m overcomplicating my ideas.

In my personal life, my husband seems to always tell me to stop overthinking things.

This is not the story of my life, but it is the story of how I chose my 2020 word of the year.

So what is my 2020 word of the year?


Yes, that’s right!

I chose ‘simple’ because I love creating and thinking of ideas upon ideas. It has held me back from pursuing new things.

My focus for this next year is to simplify all areas of my life.

Here are a few of the goals I’ve set to implement ‘simple’ more into my life:

  • Scheduling – I’m working to streamline my process of scheduling new projects and allotting enough time to accomplish things.
  • Smartphone – In November, I logged out of social media and uninstalled it from my phone. However, I still had the addiction to pick up my phone and check it. This year, I’m going to officially break that habit and keep it broken.
  • Social Media – There are some surprises coming for social media in 2020, and I’m hoping that simplifies this area of my life.
  • Personal – I wasn’t great at work boundaries when I went full-time with my business. While I’m getting better, this area needs a lot of simplifying.
  • Diet – Let’s just say 2019 wasn’t my healthiest year. I’m changing that in 2020. My goal is to change something each month that improves my diet. In December, I quit drinking sodas and am never looking back! Each month moving forward will move me closer to a simpler diet.

These are just a few things I want to simplify in 2020. I’m really excited to dive into it all!

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Final Thoughts

I’m dying to know if you choose a word of the year! Let me know in the comments what your word is for 2020.

If you’re having a difficult time choosing words, check out my top posts for some inspiration.

Also, let me know which post included within the Top 10 Posts of 2019 List interested you the most! I’m curious to know, so leave a comment below and let me know!

With the start of a new year and decade upon us, it is time to share the top ten posts of 2019 PLUS my word for 2020! Let's do this!

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Posts of 2019 & My Word for 2020”

  1. Hey, Erin,

    I’m excited for your commitment to your professional business plan and personal goals that will further enhance your beauty and soulfulness.

    I embrace your 2020 word, simple; I think most of us can identify with that desire.

    My 2019 word was Sing! I was intentional about singing the Lord’s praises, daily, through the valleys as well as the hills. For 2020, ignite is my word….ignite passion for Jesus and His purposes.

    Your Post #7, Bucket List, was my favorite. I’ve never created a bucket list….think I might do that, this year.

    1. Hi Mrs. Kathy!

      Thank you for your kind words! They mean so much!

      I love your words of the year and the intention you partnered with them.

      You should definitely create a bucket list! It is a lot of fun and it helps you to accomplish all kinds of goals, including personal, spiritual, experiencing new things, and more! Really the possibilities are endless because there is no right or wrong.

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