Happy Blogiversary to US!

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Welcome, friends.

I'm so glad you joined us today... and every day. Today we celebrate 4 years of Today's Nest. It's sometimes hard to believe that I had that much to say, or that anyone would care enough to listen. Before I began this blog, I sat down with a couple of my friends and made an exhaustive list of the things I could potentially cover. It seemed like decades worth of content. It was over within the first year. 

Fortunately, I write about what I know... and love. In the beginning, I worked a full time job, took on interior design projects in my spare time, and tried to be a decent father to two elementary aged kids. Now, the oldest one drives to his new job, the little one is in jr. high, and I work from home trading photography and styling for interior design work. Yeah, things have changed.

Our audience has changed, as well. I remember being so thrilled in the beginning if I had a comment from someone who wasn't a friend or family member. I celebrated the first time more than 100 people looked at Today's Nest in a day. Those days are long gone, but many of the people who followed us after those early days may have missed out on some great stuff.  So today I am presenting some of our most popular posts you may not have seen. 

Mexican Hot Cocoa with Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks

Mexican Hot Cocoa with Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks

Cash Budgeting Envelopes 

Cash Budgeting Envelopes 

Pallet-able Patio Cocktail Table

Pallet-able Patio Cocktail Table

Lola Cooks: Pierogi

Lola Cooks: Pierogi

Saltwater Taffy: The Video

Saltwater Taffy: The Video

Lola's Lemon Cupcakes

Lola's Lemon Cupcakes

Mexican Hot Cocoa- This photo is our most commonly viewed photo on Flickr. What's not to love? It's chocolate and pastry.

Cash Budgeting Envelopes- I've created MANY free printables here over the years, but this is by far the most accessed. In fact, this is the most frequently pinned, shared, tweeted, and viewed post on this site. Apparently, there are lots of folks trying to have control over their finances.

Pallet Cocktail Table- This table has popped up all over the web from Apartment Therapy to Inspired by Charm to HGTV. In fact, it was this table that sparked my relationship with HGTV, and it has been a beautiful partnership since.

Pierogi- I have no idea. People just like potatoes, cheese, and butter. This recipe has been hugely popular.

Saltwater Taffy Video- Although this is not my favorite video (see Fresh Berry Pavlova), it is our most viewed video on YouTube (at time of this article, nearly 10000). 

Lemon Cupcakes- I made these for our blogiversary two years ago. It is our most shared cupcake recipe + it's delicious!

Lastly, I want to thank you. Thanks for all of the support over the years. Thank you for sharing my work with your friends and family. Thank you for coming back here day after day to see what I've done. You are truly part of a dream come true. I'm looking forward to an exciting fifth year.

Sam