Dec 30, 2016

Best of 2016 for SkipTheBag

Since this is my first year with the blog (well, 9 months, really) I'd like to take some time to reflect on where I've come. I think it will be fun to see how things evolve year after year.

Top Posts:

Zero Waste Gift Ideas
Precycling, Recycling, Downcycling And Upcycling
What Happens To Waste Water?
5 Simple Plastic-Free Swaps To Make In The Bathroom
Zero Waste Halloween Ideas
Bulk Stores In Pensacola, Florida
6 Zero Waste Shampoo Methods
California Plastic Bag Initiatives
Shampoo Bar Review
10 Tips For An Environmentally Friendly Closet

This year I started the SkipTheBag because I saw that people were using too many plastic bags, but that quickly evolved to seeing how much plastic and waste is created on a daily basis. Since I talk about what is going on my life in addition to the harms of plastic, some are more relevant to me.

This year's posts which are special to me:

The #SkipTheBag Challenge
Meet Callie, Lexy, and Maggie
Impromptu Beach Clean
We Have Eggs
Zero Waste Tenets

Some Instagram Photos that didn't make the blog:

How much do you want to bet the one on the left is a double yolk? #backyardchickens #doubleyolk #fresheggs #chickensofinstagram#chickens #mybackyardchickens

Maggie and Lexy are getting along! Callie the cat is still less sure.

Using veggies to capture the essence of candy corn. Fun less waste way to celebrate Halloween. #lesswaste#zerowaste #halloween #food

Home for Thanksgiving means lots of games! #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving #gamenight

At a work conference, guess which side of the shower has my stuff. :) It's crazy to think how far I've come in about 6 months. Small changes add up! #shampoobar #conditionerbar #barsoap #plasticfree #plasticpollutes #greenliving #everydayisearthday

Hubby and I decided against rewrapping the presents we had shipped to us. #lesswaste #zerowastegift #babystepstozerowast#trashisfortossers #plasticpollutes #SkipTheBag

My favorite Christmas gift so far! Chocolate cookies, rum spiced pecans and red wine jelly. Delicious and zero waste! #christmasgifts #christmas #goingzerowaste #trashisfortossers #zerowaste #edible #ediblegifts

Blog Stats:

Yearly total users : 5,903
Total sessions: 7,944
Page views: 13,595
December average users: 1,200
AdSense: 16,000 impressions, 14 clicks, $6
Amazon: 345 Clicks, $7
Instagram followers: 507, 6722 likes, 230 posts.
Twitter followers: 335
Facebook likes: 73

I feel like I've come a long way, but can't wait to see where 2017 takes me! What has been your favorite post?

Shared on Homesteader HopWaste Less Wednesday


  1. Happy New Year. Had to pop over to see your box wrapped presents! Good luck with your plastic free journey in 2017. It's something I'm trying to conquer too.

    1. Thanks for visiting! It didn't make openeing them on Christmas morning any less special. :)

  2. I only found your lovely blog recently so looks like I have some back reading to do ... no shampoo ideas may be my first port of call. #WasteLesseWdnesday

    1. Can't wait to hear if you decide to try any!