Drumroll, please.

Here are the top 10 readers’ favorite things of 2021.

The things you asked me about.

The things that made you smile.

The things you we talked about and shared and celebrated together.

Here’s the complete list of all the favorite things from 2021.

10. Family room rug

Coming in number 10 is this rug from my family room. 

It is SO PRETTY in real life.


The top layer is cream and textured and looks hand-hooked.

I loved it so much that I bought it in a smaller size for the upstairs craft room.

The border is geometric with tiny squares and it’s the perfect contrast for the circles and geometric pattern in the center of the rug.

You can see the rug here.

One last rug side note.

It also comes in blue, too.

It’s super similar to the rug (except the blue and white is reversed) from the post where I showed how to maximize your rug budget at the farmhouse.

I layered this blue and white rug with a sisal rug.

You can see the blue and white version of this rug here.

9. These blue and white striped chairs

Rolling in at number nine are these blue and white striped chairs.

Affordable. Check.

The CUTEST farmhouse legs. Check.

No back or bottom cushion so they always look neat. Check.

Good size and good value. Check.

You can see the chairs here.

These same chairs come in four different colors including this set that I have in khaki.

I’ve moved them all over the house from room to room.

They used to be in the office downstairs before I moved them up to our bedroom.

You can see them in khaki here.

8. This seagrass rug

This seagrass rug was number 8 on our list.

I get asked questions about seagrass rugs all the time.

Where to buy them? Are they affordable? Are they comfortable?

Here’s my best affordable source for seagrass rugs.

Yes. Seagrass rugs are a pretty, affordable, beautiful option and hold up so much better to me than sisal or jute rugs. They are not that comfortable to walk on with bare feet, but they clean up so well and are GREAT for high traffic areas.

7. This crewneck sweatshirt

This beautiful, amazing sweatshirt was number seven on your list.

As well it should be. I

t’s SO COMFORTABLE and it has slits on the side that move with you and look so cute with leggings.

And it’s on sale right now for under $10. Let’s GO.

You can see it here.

6. This embossed floral rug

Apparently, y’all are all about rugs (wait until you see number one). This rug from the back entry is number six on our list. It’s such a pretty rug and has layers of texture and pattern and color. You can see the rug here.

5. This dining room rug

See what I mean about the rugs?

The dining room rug is number five.

It really is the prettiest rug and comes in tons of different colorways.

You can see the rug here.

4. These candles

These candles were one of my FAVORITE new finds this year. I bought three sets.

My mother bought them and loves them.

My mother-in-law bought them and loves them.

They come in a set of nine and operate on AA batteries and have a remote and a timer. All this for under $30.

You can see them here.

3. This blue blazer

This was one of my favorite fashion finds of the year and I’m so happy y’all loved it too.

This blazer is only $22.

It’s so comfortable and has the prettiest brass buttons and it’s stretchy and looks so fancy.

You can see the blazer here.

2. These black pants

I wish I had a better picture of these pants. Seriously. I wore them on Christmas Eve. I wore them to lunch. I wore them shopping. I dressed them up and dressed them down and they are the BEST pants ever. They have pockets and are made of stretchy knit that holds its shape (I’ve washed them several times). You can see the pants here.

1. This blue and white rug

Please act surprised.

This rug has been number one THREE YEARS IN A ROW. It’s not even close between this rug and the rest of the favorites.

I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and I’ve ordered it for tons of clients and friends’ houses and it never disappoints. It’s hard to find a true navy and white rug and this one is the perfect color. It even has hints of gray to give the navy more depth.

You can see the rug here.

So what did you think of the list? Agree? Disagree?

Was there something that you liked that didn’t make the top 10?

And seriously? Thank you SO MUCH.

For sharing fun finds with me. For shopping with me. For making life just generally a little more fun.

Life is so much better with friends.

Just. Like. You.

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  1. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    Thank you for sharing this list...They are all favorites of mine also. My very favorite is the dining room rug. Thank you so much for always sharing sources. Has been very helpful and have ordered several of items. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Image for Jan Jan

    Jan in RI Thank you so much for all of your links. My very favorite is the candles. I bought 2 sets and just love them on my mantel. I will be ordering another 2 sets for next Christmas. My daughter will also be ordering them. They are spectacular.

  3. Image for Val Val

    LOVED THE LIST!!!! One of my favorite things you wrote about this year was the stocking stuffers..Gave me lots of ideas for numerous stockings I stuff..Enjoy your blog every day of the year.Always smiling and such a great outlook on life in general..i feel like i have a friend I have never met...Again thank you..

  4. Image for Pam Clark Pam Clark

    I bought the #1 rug on your recommendation last Christmas and love it! Though I didn’t buy the #2 black pants (yet!) I did purchase the pink blouse you’re wearing with them from Belk. I’d been eyeing it for a couple of months online, but seeing it on you sealed the deal. Like you, I am on a massive weight loss journey (80 lbs since mid-April, with 40-50 more to go), so I’m having to rethink and replace my entire wardrobe fro underwear to overcoat. Your suggestions have really helped. One of the things I m most looking forward to wearing this spring/summer is the black top with sheer sleeves covered in black flowers (Amazon) that you featured in one of your first shopping videos. p.s. Another favorite find, via your suggestions, is the set of lip pencils that was like $10 for 10, seriously, game changer! Thanks for your continued inspiration! Here’s to 2022 ♥️

  5. Image for Dee Dee

    I really enjoy reading your posts. I was wondering about your black shoes (tennies) that are slip on’s, I think in number 7 with the sweatshirt. Would you mind sharing where they are from? Thanks.

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