Year in Review: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

The year is coming to an end and I’ve decided to bring back my yearly roundup consisting of the top ten posts. Here are the Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019! 

the numbers 2019 on a pink background with gold confetti

Closing Out 2019 The Right Way

Another year is coming to an end and a new decade is starting… Wow. That’s crazy to say. 

2019 was a huge year of change for this blog, for my business and for me personally. With so many changes these past two years, I was sad that I didn’t carry on my yearly tradition of posting my top ten blog posts last year. 

This year, I promised myself that I would! 

I also just wanted to say thank you. 

Thank you for reading what I have to say. Thank you for supporting me and sharing all of this content… for creating a safe space for me to share what I love to do and create on a daily basis. I know that in 2019 you guys didn’t hear as much from me but this upcoming year, that is all going to change.

2020 is going to be an amazing year and I am so excited to share with you everything I have been working on! Without any of you, this blog would be pretty boring- so thank you for all the encouragement and support this year.

Here’s to 2020! 

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Check out this list of the most popular and shared posts for Run to Radiance in 2019!

10.  Easy DIY Bath Bombs

Easy DIY bath bombs!! YES! So excited to share this lush bath bomb recipe (DIY style)!

Do you know how people say no adults take baths? I have NO clue where they get that—I challenge any toddler to love bath time as much as me; though I will say my kid has me beat! The bath is my happy place—I’ve been known to spend an hour or two in there with a good book + a good glass of something. 

Check out this post to see how easy it is to DIY your own bath bombs! 

LUSH BATH BOMB DIY! These easy diy bath bombs are awesome and took just a few minutes to make! They smell so good thanks to essential oils… they are just as good as the ones at Lush! I love bath bombs!

9. Quick and Easy Meals

This time of year can sometimes be stressful which sometimes leads us to make unhealthy choices when it comes to our eating habits. I’m really excited this post is still booming after a few years and it was honestly a great little reminder.

I need to start doing this again! It took me about 2 hours total and ended up being over two weeks worth of breakfasts and lunches!

8. How to Clean Concrete {The Easy Way!}

Wow. Just seeing this concrete makeover reminds of some good times. I still love the patio season here in Texas! 

There are a ton of ways out there to clean concrete, but I like to use what I have on-hand and do things the easy way, so after a little trial and error I figured it out! Here’s how to clean concrete (the easy way!).

before and after of a concrete patio when cleaned and stains removed

7. The Flip is Finished! Before and After Photos of Our Entire House

This house flip is seriously one for the books. This ranch home flip took about two years and it was totally worth it.

Go check out this post to see all of the before and after photos and to see that you don’t need to hire someone to get what you want. You can do it yourself! 

House remodel on a budget! These before and after pictures are amazing and full of DIY ideas. Love this living room!

6. Ikea Hack: Billy Bookcase Pantry

I’m sure you guys have noticed my love for Ikea, especially the kitchen section! My favorite part is the Ikea pantry area—looking at all those pantry cabinets and storage is so much fun and it really inspired me to be creative. 

Rather than going with an Ikea pantry cabinet, we decided to try an Ikea pantry hack by using the Billy bookcase as our pantry! Spoiler alert…it TOTALLY works! Check it out!

Billy bookcase being turned into a ikea pantry cabinet with doors

5. DIY Concrete Countertop

I’m still so happy that we did this! When it came down to keep the existing stuff and just commit to buying tiny fridges for life or redoing the ENTIRE kitchen cabinetry, I’m so glad we decided to go with option 2. It really did pay off. 

Check out this post to see how we create these countertop molds and to get an update on how to kitchen ended up looking. 

4. How to Install A Floating Mantle

Since we moved in, I knew I wanted to do a DIY floating mantel, but when I sat down to figure out how to install a wood beam as a fireplace mantle, I was a little stumped.

There weren’t really any tutorials that I found online showing how to attach a mantel to a brick fireplace, so I had to figure it out on my own. Luckily, it was fairly easy!

3. Easy DIY Essential Oil Candles

Easy DIY essential oil candles – I love the vibe a candle gives off, but I am not a huge fan of the toxic scents they can have. Instead, learn how to make scented candles using 100% natural essential oils.

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

2. Easy DIY Painted Concrete Rug

I recently showed you how to clean concrete as the number 8 slot and now it’s painting time! 

For years, I had looked for an outdoor rug to put on my porch but no luck what so ever. So I thought, why can’t I paint one? Is that a thing? Turns out it is! 

Check out this post for a step by step tutorial on how to paint a rug on your porch concrete. 

1. 40+ Most Popular Cute Wallpapers for Your iPhone

Apparently you guys loved this post about cute wallpapers. It was my top post in 2019! I can safely say that there is something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed. 

I feel like I should warn you though-  these are mostly girly wallpapers 😁There are over 40 cute wallpapers here – so grab them all

Iphone wallpaper download with quote. Black and white stripe background with pink and gold.

So, that’s it! The top 10 blog posts of 2019.

Want To Catch Up On The Last Few Years?

Check out some of these top ten posts from the past couple of years! 

The Top Ten Posts From 2017

The kitchen remodel, cute cheap coffee tables and the ultimate countertop guide! 2017 was the year of all things home. 

The Top Ten Posts From 2016

Weight loss, Ikea hacks, getting the Fixer Upper look and more!

The Top Ten Posts From 2015

The weirdest nail polish hack ever (it works!), our biggest remodel to date and free downloads await!

The Top Ten Posts From 2014

Not one, not two, but THREE Ikea hacks plus the life-changing way to never have to clean house again!!! 

pinterest graphic of essential oils candles, succulent wallpaper and breakfast burrito

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Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.

Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.

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