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maisymak favorites: best of 2014

By December 31, 2014 5 Comments


It’s one of my favorite times of the year: reflecting and looking forward.

2014 was good to us, wasn’t it?

Here’s a round-up of our favorites: books, food, posts.

Favorite Books of 2014:



Most Shared and Pinned Recipes of 2014:


Green Power Juice, Green Energy Smoothie, Mango-Tango Carrot Smoothie, Strawberry-Mango Lava Smoothie, Baked Apple Bites, Tomatoes Four Ways!


Kale and Squash Blossom Salad, Beet and Candied Walnut Salad, The Amazing Soup!


Peach Cobbler (omg) , Pumpkin Cookie (dying), Can’t Make a Better Granola, Cranberry-brie Bites (stop it), Valentine Puffed Pancakes (swoon), Fudgy Black Bean Cookies (mmm!)


Favorite Banana Bread (ever), Leaning Tower of Fruit, Best-Ever Cream Puffs 

Interviews with Fascinating People:

Two Mothers, Two Published Authors (Jessica and Dianne!)

Olympian Nick Fairall (the boy who flies)

Favorite Posts of 2014:

What’s Worse Than Organized Religion

On Lent (and I’m not even Catholic)

On Grace and Grit: Running the SLC Marathon

Remember when? Training for a marathon in 6 degree weather

An Exercise Revolution! (facebook pals loved this – thank you!)

How to Fail at Meditating

On Motherhood & Family:

The Nine Minutes that Have the Greatest Impact (most shared post of year)

The Nine Minutes Podcast

Everything Starts Messy (you liked this one, too)

18. How Many Summers Do You Have Left?

The Live Free or Die Family Reunion

How to Host an Epic Family Reunion (think porta-potties)

Love Takes Teamwork

Chatting with Mama Moo Moo (my favorite cow)

Making Christmas Intentional (best ever)

Remember that time the internet hated me? (memorable, not favorite)

Getting Egged on the Internet

Finding redemption After getting egged on the internet 

That time we had twins

Why You Need to Garden

Escaping to New York City with the Man

The Incredible Matt Nathanson

Washington D.C. and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement

Stop Stealing Dreams: What are Sports For? (most tweeted link – thank you!)

Sunday Meditations

And that’s it, friends.

I love writing this blog; thanks for reading it.

See you in the new year!



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