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Most Inspirational Blogs of 2011

This is my last 2011 recap post, I promise.  I almost skipped it, but I couldn’t not take a few minutes to share my list of my most inspirational blogs.

Your Homebased Mom

Chocolate on my Cranium

Booking Mama

Celebrations at Home

Chef Tess Bakeresse

Small Fry & Co.

Travelin Oma

Creating Keepsakes

Joy the Baker

Little Birdie Secrets

Monzanita Arts and Crafts

Somewhat Simple

Your Cup of Cake

My inspiration is as varied as my interests!  If any of these are new to you, I hope you check them out.  What blogs are on your most inspirational list?

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Slices of 2011

The New Year always proves what a nerd I am; I love comparing my list of goals with how I really did.  I also love top ten whatevers from the previous year.  Hopefully you don’t get too sick of my lists this week!  Here’s how I sliced 2011.

1/2 – Young Woman Value completed.  Hopefully I’ll finish the other half this year!

1 – Pound gained, much better than last year’s 12 pounds gained and pretty close to my maintaining goal.  As I looked back, I noticed I lost 2 inches in my hips so I’m pretty satisfied.  I’ve decided to work harder at turning those numbers around and losing 10 pounds this year.  I’m going to continue working out and be more diligent about tracking my food intake.

10 – Nights spent away from home with a trip to Utah for a family visit, EFY and evo ’11.  I’m into making the most out of our vacations!

17 – Memories recorded.  My goal was 25, I’ll try for 20 this year.

19 – Trips to the temple.  One more trip than last year and one less than my goal.  I’ll stick to my goal of 20 trips this year.

26 – Recipes on our Real Food for Real People blog.

31 – Books read.  One more than my goal.  I’ll try for 32 this year.

46  – Names checked for accuracy on PAF (Personal Ancestral File).  I exceeded my goal, so I’ll shoot for 50 this year.

82 – Articles written for the Homemaking Cottage and Arizona Mama.

89 – Scrapbook layouts completed.  I finished scrapbooking 2010 at the end of November, just making my goal.

170 – Names added to my PAF.

$287 – Value of the cool prizes I won in 2010.

294 – Blog posts.

$511 – Value of swag received from evo ’11.

13896 – Page views in 2010.

I feel much better about my year when I look at it that way!  How did your year stack up?

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