Dec 29, 2017

Top Posts from 2017 + Year in Review


How are you feeling about 2018, friends? Excited? Overwhelmed? Ready to dive in? To help you with all of those feelings, I have all of our best resources in one post for you today!

Here are the most-loved posts this year on the blog:

  1. No surprise, this year’s Goal Setting Series tops them all! Get started here with Part 1.
  2. Embracing Change + An Interview with Korie Robertson
  3. Using Our Gifts + My October PowerSheets Goals 
  4. The Cultivate Book Cover + Film Reveal!
  5. 10 Lies and 10 Truths (and the first 3 chapters of Cultivate for free!)
  6. How to Start Writing a Book
  7. Gardening 101: The Story of an Unlikely Gardener
  8. How to Wear Your Hair Curly
  9. It’s not technically a blog post, but the most visited page besides the blog is my new About Page.
  10. And last, but certainly not least: We Gave Two Men a Box of PowerSheets

Here are the top posts from the Cultivate Blog too!

And now, a look back at 2017 from all of us at Cultivate What Matters. We are so grateful for this year with you!

WOAH that’s a LOT of stickers! 🙂 And that email number is crazy but so exciting. That’s the number of emails we sent to subscribers this year!

Here’s our music video, the viral unboxing video, and we’re hiring!

Happy New Year, friends! I’ll be back next with my Top 10 Tips for Getting Started on Your Goals.

The best is yet to come,

keep reading


  1. Olivia Adams on December 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    This is by far the BEST infographic I have ever seen. So much to celebrate!! I’m so grateful to be part of the Cultivate community and look forward to following along with your team in 2018!

    • Lara on December 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Yay, Olivia! We are so grateful to have you as a part of this Cultivate family!

  2. Desemba on December 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats on an incredible year and may you have many more. Happy New Year!

    • Lara on January 1, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you SO much, Desemba!

  3. Samantha Thomas on December 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I LOOOVE this blog post!!! I think this was my favorite all year! I am new power sheets users and still feel completely lost but I’m writing and working through as if I know! 🙂

    Thank you for being awesome and following your purpose so that many other women can be lead in the right direction!

    • Lara on January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      We’re so glad you’re here, Samantha!!

  4. Sarah Johnson on December 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I’m so excited to break into the new year! I missed out on the 2018 year (dated) powersheets. So I’m waiting til my birthday to get the 6 month undated powersheets and while I am disappointed I missed the full year, I’m excited to start the 6 month program. I’m so excited for all the ladies that did receive the full year set and hope that we can all accomplish big things this year!!! I’m excited to start this journey and encourage other women along the way!

    • Lara on January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      I’m excited for YOU, Sarah! You will love the six-month set!

  5. Julia Yvonne Noel on December 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    So awesome! Look at God…there’s so much to be thankful for in 2017 and I can’t wait for 2018 to begin!

    Thank you for all you do and Happy New Year! <3

    • Lara on January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm


  6. Julie on January 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    So amazing!

  7. Rhiannon on January 2, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I love you, Lara! So thankful for your pouring out into the world.

  8. Rachelle on January 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I really appreciate this information! I’ve been working through my powersheets slowly but surely!

  9. Jill Page Clark on January 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Lara & Cultivate Team! Thank you for all the goodness you share! You have made an impact on me personally as a mother, wife and I’ve gained courage to start my own tiny home based biz bc of your words to “start where you are” and “it’s ok to grow slow.” I’ve just received my Powersheets in the mail today and I cannot wait to dig in! I’ve never been more excited about a new year as I am about 2018! Thank you for all you do! Your like a missionary to us all! 💗

  10. Emily M Wood on January 5, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I am so grateful for you and your team!!! I am using the Powersheets for the first time….and like I told someone… is like having a life coach in a book. 🙂

  11. Abigail on January 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I really enjoy your planners! Super cute and fun to use!

  12. rosa on January 6, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning Lara,

    I have been posting my comments for 2018 goals but they aren’t there when I go back. I wanted to copy it into my journal but they are gone. Any suggestions on how to get them back?

    • Lara on January 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Hi, Rosa! We were out for the last few days with the weekend, but all of your comments are approved now! : )

  13. Amy Rupe on January 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I started to enjoy all the aspects of my job and the wonderful kids at work that I’m so glad are in my life.
    I got to encourage Braden’s life and hopefully help him have a better understanding of how much God loves him and cares for him. I love that kid so much.
    Got to make a new friend i’ll never forget Meghan
    I push through working hard last summer at camp and didn’t quit.
    I started to create a website for my business
    I was successful in helping and planning my two sisters weddings.
    That it is OK to not always be changing or doing new things even though I so dearly love new things and change.
    I started doing ballet again after five years of not. I’m so happy I did it.

  14. Kelley on February 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Wow!!! I clicked over to your blog from Kory Woodard’s blog after she mentioned she loved how you set up your goal posts. I am SO glad I found you. You are so inspirational! You’ve got a new fangirl here 🙂

  15. Carla on April 5, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing so much info. I see a lot of similarities in my style of goal setting but I can still use a few more of your tips. Thanks for sharing this very insightful post!

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