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Friday Favorites: May 31

I’m not exactly sure where May went, but I’m happy to share my favorites from the week before moving on to June! We had a good week, full of lots of good things.

  • We had a blast a Flipside. Next time will be even better if we remember to wear closed toe shoes.

Flipside Favorites(Sandals are not allowed on the Crash Pods, in case you were wondering.)

  • After we emptied our play cards at Flipside, we headed to the mall and found some killer deals at Payless Shoes.
  • We finished off the evening by redeeming a ColdStone gift card from 2011. We’re quick like that!
  • The WordPress 10 year anniversary celebration! I’m kind of nerdy like that – and I want to learn more to make my blog better for you.
  • A fitness themed Pack Meeting. I was in charge of a relay race with spoons and tennis balls. I also got to show off my mad juggling skills.
  • I found some great continuing education classes through the local library. TheĀ $120 Quick Books class I was looking at through the local college was free! And there were tons to choose from.
  • One of my kiddos initiated a cleaning session!
  • This week I was blessed to participate in a soldier’s homecoming. They always make me cry. I’m so grateful for their sacrifice and that of their families. Some hadn’t seen each other for almost a year. I’m so glad they are home safely.
  • We filled our summer bucket list and even completed our first activity.

What are the highlights from your week?

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Friday Favorites: March 29

Happy Good Friday! It’s a good Friday here for many reasons, including posting my Friday Favorites on Friday two weeks in a row.

  • A family dinner filled with yummy food, delicious chocolate cake and good company!Favorite kite
  • A fun coin toss fundraiser at our last Cub Scout Pack Meeting.
  • Yogurt with a friend.
  • After a detour with a short story, I started working on my book again. As i read over parts of previous chapters, looking for details to support what I was writing, I kept thinking how much I like the story. I’m totally excited to work on it again!
  • On that note, ANWA had a WOW (week of writing). I’ve added 323 words so far this week.
  • My Paper Bag Kite article over at Arizona Mama.
  • I ‘hard-boiled’ eggs in the oven. It simplified the process. The kiddos were commenting they like the other way better, but I’m not sure why. I’ll let you know next week if they taste just as good.
  • Dying Easter Eggs is always fun. I just wish I could start earlier in the evening, but I wish that every year.
  • Today I finished reading Airman by Eoin Colfer and we had our family book club for the book. I didn’t cut it close, I had hours to spare!

How has your week been? Are you as excited about Easter as we are? As excited as I am about Easter, I’m going to sneak in another hundred words or so on my book while everyone else is occupied!

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Slices of 2012

New year, new Smart goals! But first, it’s time to slice 2012. I did really well on some goals – not so much on others.Minnie at evo 2012

4 – Conferences attended this year – ANWA, evo ’12, Bloggy Boot Camp Vegas, and Time Out for Women. I’d love to go to that many or more this year!

11 – Pounds lost! That’s one more pound than my goal. (It would have been a couple of more, but Christmas got the better of me).

13 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People blog.

17 – Trips to the temple.

47 – Books read. I finished Jason F. Wright’s 13th Day of Christmas with a few hours to spare. My goal was 32 books. Smoked that one!2012 states

50 - States visited the blog. Top five are Arizona, Utah, California, Texas and Florida.

67 – Scrapbook layouts completed. I was hoping to finish scrapbooking 2011 but I only got about half way.

68 – Names researched on PAF (Personal Ancestral File). I exceeded my goal of 50!

73 – Articles written for Arizona Mama and The Homemaking Cottage.

94 – Countries visited Easy as PIE.

190 – Blog posts.2012 winnings

216 – New names added to PAF.

$450 – Value of prizes won – a Kaboo bag and Christian Dior make up. The downside is now I have a weakness for $70 foundation and $25 mascara!

10435 – Page views

Top Five Posts of 2012

  1. Book Theme Party Decorations
  2. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  3. Raingutter Regatta
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Thanksgiving Pack Meeting

What did you accomplish last year? Did you meet your goals?

 

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Friday Favorites: December 7

Happy December! It’s finally here. This is my favorite season of the year with all the Christmas movies and stories. I can’t forget to give you a rundown of this week’s favorites.Christmas favorites

  • Christmas count down chains – only 18 days left!
  • A competitive weekend – I had kids involved in a math competition and one in a science competition.
  • The Christmas devotional
  • Writing group
  • Band concert
  • Boy Scout Round Table – This month was a showcase of great ideas and programs!
  • I finished reading two Christmas books, Lost December and The Perfect Christmas.

Here’s some online favorites from this week too.

  • I still have NaNoWriMo on the brain. These writing tips from East Valley Writes are inspirational.
  • Looking for a new cookie to try? Two Peas and their Pod have a Browned Butter Snickerdoodle that sounds delicious!
  • Do you like to give books as gifts as much as I do? Shannon Hale has her top reads of the year.
  • I {Heart} Faces has some tips for taking holiday photos.

Now it’s your turn to share your favorites of the week!

 

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