2021 Recap: Most Popular Recipes and Home Projects

And that’s a wrap! Let’s look back at the 12 top blog posts of 2021, including most popular recipes, home projects and more.

Top Recipes and Home Projects of 2021 on Satori Design for Living Blog

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Holiday break. Are you looking forward to turning the page to a brand new year? I’m feeling optimistic.

It’s become a bit of a tradition to close out the year taking a look back at the blog posts that got the most love and attention. I always find it so rewarding and insightful to see what resonates with you. Most of the time, they end up being my favourites too. Be sure to read to the bottom where some of my friends are sharing their most popular posts of 2021. If you’re coming over from my lovely friend Jennifer’s at Tatertots and Jello, welcome!

With most of my focus this past year being on a BIG new project, I wasn’t able to share as much on the blog as I would’ve liked. However, with everything starting to unfold, let’s just say you’ll be seeing quite a bit more from me in the coming months as I share all of the details. I encourage you to follow on along on Instagram and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a thing. It’s an exciting time for us around here!

Okay, let’s get this countdown started! In reverse order…


12. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa

Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Basil Dressing in White Salad Bowl

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Dig into this strawberry spinach salad with quinoa, cucumber and fresh mozzarella. Topped with zippy basil balsamic dressing and toasted almonds, it’ll surely become your go-to salad recipe this summer. Packed with freshness, protein and deliciousness!

11. How to Dry Fresh Mint for Tea

Dried Mint in Bundle and Loose Leaf Mint Tea in Glass Jar

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Do you grow mint in your garden? See how easy it is to dry fresh mint leaves for brewing tea or using in recipes. Enjoy this refreshing herb all year long!

10. Sweet Valentine’s Day Table Setting Ideas

Pink Grapefruit Valentine's Day Punch in Glass Drink Canister with Pink Glass

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Create a Valentine’s Day tablescape filled with pretty pink decor and tasty treats. A lovely and fun way to celebrate your sweethearts at home. Get the easy punch recipe too!

9. Favourite Paint Colours Spotlight – Sincerely, Marie Designs

Swiss Coffee Kitchen Cabinets, Walls, Trim and Planked Ceiling - Sincerely, Marie Designs

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Home paint colours on your mind? Get inspired by these favourite paint colours from Amanda of Sincerely, Marie Designs. You’ll love her classic neutrals paired with green!

8. Favourite Paint Colours Spotlight – Modern Glam

White House with Black Shutters - Modern Glam

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Have a room or exterior that could use a fresh new paint colour? You’ll love these top paint colour picks from Ashley of Modern Glam. Such a pretty white front porch, right?!

7. Tea Towel Flatware Holder – 5 Easy Steps

Roll Up Cutlery Holder Made Using a Tea Towel and Ribbon

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Make a flatware holder using a tea towel and ribbon. You’ll love this space-saving organizer that protects your utensils and tidies your cabinet. A quick and easy sewing project!

6. Blueberry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Homemade Blueberry Lemon Donuts Stacked on White Plate

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These baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze are deliciously moist, bright in flavour and gluten-free. A tasty addition to your brunch menu or afternoon tea.

5. Favourite Paint Colours Spotlight – Vintage Society Co.

Oxford White Painted Floors - Vintage Society Co.

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If you love white paint combined with vintage decor, you’re in for a real treat. Check out Deb and Britt’s simple, yet stunning spaces. Such a sweet pup too!

4. Favourite Paint Colours Spotlight – Grace in My Space

Bedroom with Board and Batten Wall Painted in Regal Leaf by Magnolia Home - Grace in My Space

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Looking for a fresh new paint colour but don’t quite know where to start? Get inspired by these favourite paint colours from Sarah of Grace in My Space. Isn’t that Regal Green wall fantastic?!

3. DIY Coat Hanger Using Vintage Shutters

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See how easy it is to build a coat hanger using vintage shutters and hooks. Add storage and function to your small entryway or mudroom in minutes.

2. Classic White Fireplace – Measurements & Materials

Classic White Fireplace Makeover with MDF Mantel and Marble Subway Tile Surround

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Renovating your fireplace or building from scratch? Get the full details of our classic white fireplace design, including measurements and building supplies.

1. Latte Love + Milk Frother Recipes

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte in White Mug

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Crazy for lattes too? Read how it all got started for me, plus discover delicious milk frother recipes you can easily make at home.

So, did one of your favourites make the list?

It doesn’t surprise me that paint colours were very popular again. My top post of all time is Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint Colour Favourite. It’s a beautiful white that works in almost any space!

As mentioned, I’ll be sharing all kinds of home decor ideas, including paint colours, in the coming year. Look for those if you’re wanting to freshen up a space or two. Now, head over to Casa Watkins Living to see Stephanie’s best posts of 2021. She’s so talented!

Other Popular Blog Posts of 2021

Now it’s time to take a look at the best of the best! See what my friends were up to all year long. Enjoy!

With this being my last blog post of the year, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support. I love this community and find it to be such a great source of encouragement and motivation. I’m so grateful for all of you, and look forward to sharing so much more in the new year. Please let me know if there is something in particular you’d like to see. Happy New Year!

Top Recipes and Home Projects from Past Years:

Wishing you all the best in 2022!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Shauna,
    Thank you for sharing so much amazing home inspiration in 2021…So AWESOME!!
    I cannot wait to see what you do in 2022.

    Thankful for you my friend!

  2. What a wonderful year you’ve had, my friend! I love the flatware holder!! And the donuts! I must try them!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Jamie

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