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Friday Favorites: January 4

I don’t know how a month went by without my Friday Favorites! I even started my post twice last month, but couldn’t get back to the computer to finish. There were lots of Christmas favorites, but they seem so 2012. I’m ready to start the year off fresh.pancake favorites

  • I like to look back before I look forward with my 2012 review.
  • Shopping on New Year’s Day is fun, even if I didn’t buy anything other than pretzels.
  • Inventory! OK, not so fun, but it comes with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Family Book Club. I’ll write up our meeting for The Candymakers soon!

Blog favorites!

  • Maybe it’s because I can’t seem to get warm, but this Hot Taco Dip from Free Online Recipes sounds awesome!
  • Now that January’s here, it’s time to plan for Valentines! Silhouette has the cutest Heart Garland on their blog.

I’m sure there is more awesomeness out there, I’m just too behind to find it! Yep, those Christmas decorations are calling me to put them back in the closet for another yer. Until next week, share your Friday Favorites!


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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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