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MPMK’s 1st Birthday!

It’s hard to believe but this little site is officially one year old today.  Since starting this blog a year ago, I’ve been honored to watch it grow and expand in ways I never thought possible – and it’s all thanks to you!  In the past year, MPMK has amassed over 1.8 million page views, over 4,000 subscribers, over 4,000 facebook fans, and a newly burgeoning pinterest following.
I also signed on as a regular contributor for momtastic, houzz, and The Organized Parent.  What started as a creative outlet has morphed into a full-blown career – one that allows me to work part-time while setting my own hours and staying home with my kids.  And for that I am so, so grateful to all of you!
For the next few days, I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite moments here.  But today we’re starting with your favorites.  Without further ado, here are the top 10 posts/pages of 2011:

#10 – DIY Creativity Center (Toddler Friendly & Baby Proof)


#9 – The Make & Play Vault

#8 – It’s Almost December, Do You Have an Advent Calendar Yet?

#7 – We Tried It! – Discovery Bottles

#6 – More Science at Home

Click through for the top 5…

#5 – Quotes for Kid Spaces

#4 – We Tried It! – Milk Colors

#3 – DIY Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland

#2 – Modern DIY Bracelets – Perfect for Summer Crafting with Girls

#1 – Handmade Halloween: Make Spider Sack Decor with the Kids

It’s nice to look back and see what resonated with you the most – it looks like kid crafts and activities, as well as some DIY decor, are clear favorites (no surprise) so expect to see lots more of that to come.  I’ll be back with more good stuff tomorrow, until then one more huge THANK YOU for all your support!


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Whitney {RookieMoms.com} January 3, 2012 at 5:07 am

Congrats! I’ve so enjoyed everything you do. Be proud of your inaugural year; you knocked it out of the park!


Deborah January 3, 2012 at 5:32 am

LOVE them ALL!


Allison from All for the Boys January 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

Happy Birthday! So exciting!


The MOB January 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Steph, congrats on one fabulous debut year. I love all your ideas!


Casey January 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Great job! I’ve enjoyed the great work, and am looking forward to what’s to come!


Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 January 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I love this blog…I can’t believe it’s only been a year! Keep up the great work!


Nuria January 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Happy First Birthday!! Great blog!



Emma January 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Happy 1st birthday – here’s to many more!


Love and Lollipops January 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Happy First Year! Wow, you really have done something special here! MPMK is certainly one of my favourites and is on my blog roll on my blog. I absolutely love visiting!

Here’s to another wonderful year.

Best wishes,


Mariya January 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Congrats and thanks for all of your ideas!


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com January 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

Thanks so much for the congrats everyone and thanks even more for your amazing support over the past year!


Ana January 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

So impressed! I can’t believe your blog is only one-year old! I would love to hear your tips for building up a blog and getting traffic. Maybe a future post?


lucy September 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

love this site its awesome and full if great ideas cant belive its only a year old!


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