Last week we celebrated our official two year anniversary of blogging. Boy, how the time flies! We commemorated the day with a post outlining a few blogging tips that we've picked up over the past 24 months. Tip number ten on our list of blogging do's and don'ts was a basic concept that many bloggers don't consider when they get to a point where they have a significant number of posts. Put simply, not everyone has read every single blog post you've ever written.

Given that we've picked up a few new periodic and daily readers in the past year that I'm confident haven't gone back through each and every post we've ever written, we feel like it might be fun to compile a few of our favorite and most popular posts from the last two years. Hopefully this collection will give you a glimpse at some of the things you may have missed since you started reading. Extra credit to everyone that looks through our list and think to themselves, "I remember when they wrote about that. Next!"

Renovation

Old Town Home wouldn't be the blog that it is without all of the projects that take up our lives. Whether we're doing the work ourselves, or getting a little help from some friends (or even pros), the projects, time, and effort we put into our home is our pride and joy. The following blog posts are our most popular and/or our personal favorites, and we hope you enjoy them too.

Projects

While you may not be able to say that all renovations are projects, not all projects are renovations. Over the years we've had a handful of smaller standalone projects that were fun to undertake, and whose results we're thrilled with. These smaller items can usually be knocked out in a few days with minimal effort. 

Travel

When we're not working on the house, we'd really like to be out galavanting around the world on various explorations of lands near and far. It goes without saying, the world is a big place, and there sure is a lot to see and do. We're trying to do our best to see more than less, and we've really enjoyed sharing those adventures with you. It's our hope that sharing our experiences will help you to be inspired to go somewhere you've never been, or can help bring back some memories of places that you've previously enjoyed.

Events

We love a good event! Honestly, anything that's a departure from our normal day-to-day routine or gives us an excuse to celebrate makes us giddy with excitement. Whether we're talking about local parades, home tours, or attending something outside of the friendly confines of Old Town, Alexandria, a little fun via celebration sure is an enjoyable endeavor.

We realized this post was getting incredibly long, therefore we decided to split it into two parts. Stay tuned later this week for the second half, which will cover such topics as renovation fighting, recipes, and a few other odd ball posts thrown in. 

Are there any posts on the list that took you by surprise? Any favorites in the bunch, or projects or topics you think we left off the list? We'd love to hear what you enjoy reading about, whether it be a new project idea, topics you can relate to, or anything else that strikes your fancy.

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I went and looked at your cast iron stairs again…was hoping my envy would have faded… but no, still going strong.
Justin
5/1/2013 at 1:58 PM
office desk and cast iron stairs are my top 2
5/1/2013 at 2:19 PM
I think the kitchen reveal was my favorite, but that might be jealousy. I wish my kitchen were ready for a big reveal, but there is still much to be done.
JC
5/1/2013 at 3:08 PM
I'm kind of a "super fan" so I've seen all the posts except for a few, since I don't remember seeing the "Weekend Easter Shore Fun" post, or the New Orleans one. There are some posts that I tend to skim through quickly though (some of the travel and tool ones: depends if I'm in a rush to catch up on web blogs/YouTube videos).

:)
kim
5/1/2013 at 7:11 PM
I like how you mix up the topics. I love diy but the other posts are informative too.

After reading about your car buying trip to Sweden I decided that we should buy our next car overseas. It will be a few years from now, but I wouldn't have know it was an option if I hadn't ready it on your blog.
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