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The 10 Best Posts of 2014

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A map from WordPress’s annual report showing where my readers come from. 145 total countries. Wow! The top countries visitors come from are the U.S., Germany, & the UK

As 2014 comes to a close, I thought I’d share my ten most popular posts of 2014, determined by visitor count.

10. English Songs in German In this post, you can find songs that were originally sung in English sung in German. I think my favorite might be the cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. If you like this post, stayed tuned to the Learning German category as I have plans for an English Songs in German II post.

9. Receiving Mail In Germany With an Army Post Office (APO) Box In this post I talk about getting an APO box and some of the pros and cons of using one. If you like this post, you may also be interested in Online Shopping: Who Ships to APO/FPO? in which I share a bunch of places I have ordered from and had items shipped to my APO box without a problem.

8. Passing Germany’s Vehicle Safety Inspection & Registering the Mazda In this post I talked about how we passed Germany’s vehicle safety inspection. I have included an update regarding the new law about safety vests.

7. Deciding to Be Childfree: 24 Reasons for My Choice (Part 1) In this post I shared some of my reasons for choosing to be childfree. My reasons continue in this post.

6. Est Tut Mir Leid, Mein Deutsch Ist Nicht Sehr Gut In this post I share a bit about when I took German in high school and the dictionaries and grammar book I picked out to help me learn German. If you like this post, check out my Learning German category.

5. Some Favorite German Products In this post, I share some of my favorite German products, mostly grocery items. If you like this post, check out Some Favorite German Products II.

4. Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs I guess I’m not the only one who likes to learn German through Disney songs. If you do too, keep an eye on my Learning German category as I have plans for German Versions of Disney Songs II post.

3. Interviewing for Child & Youth Program Assistant (Child Development Center) In this post I share my experience interviewing for this job position including some of the questions I was asked.

2. Applying to Jobs as a Military Spouse In this post I share my experience applying to jobs while living in Germany as a military spouse as well as several sites that I used to help locate job opportunities.

And drum roll please…the top post of 2014 (which is also the top post of all time at the moment) is:

cake in a jar1. Cake in a Jar for Care Packages In this post I share how to make cake in a jar which you can send in deployment or holiday care packages.

It’s been a fun year of blogging and living in Germany. If you like what you see in this post, consider subscribing to stay up to date on my adventures and more. If you have already subscribed, thank you for joining me! Special thanks to Katrin of Land of Candy Canes for being my top blog commenter of the year. It’s always fun to have participation. I read all the comments and post and reply to anything that isn’t obviously spam. I only moderate to make sure I see everything. Happy New Year!

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