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December 2015 is history. As usual, I’m always a little sad to see December end after all the anticipation and build up of the season. I’m trying to get excited about Valentine’s Day so I have something new to look forward to and help motivate me to pack away the Christmas decorations. Before I get ahead of myself, let’s wrap up December.
2 – Pounds gained, overtime and extra holiday busyness aren’t good for my workout routine.
4 – Social events including a Christmas Eve brunch.
6 – Projects completed, including a bar stool overhaul.
35 – Christmas cards mailed.
36 – Photos posted on Instagram.
48 – Rolls made to take to Christmas dinner. Since there was only 7 of us eating, I have a couple dozen in my freezer.
401 – Page views on Just Wanna Be Me.
114185 – Pinterest views.
Top Blog Posts
- Book Theme Party
- Celebrating Thanksgiving Just for Me
- Pizza Nachos
- Prophets & Brownies FHE
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Please share what made your Christmas magical in the comments section. I hope your New Year will be a healthy and happy one.
Christmas season is in full swing and I want to review November before it gets away completely. I can’t believe December is a third of the way over and I’m just barely wrapping up November. I have so many ideas I want to write about, now if I could just get that whole time thing under control.
1.6 – Pounds gained, I guess my boost in exercise was not enough to offset the holiday goodies.
2 – Pies made, both of them were Chocolate Mousse Praline Pecan.
2 – Books read, only one was an insurance book.
3 – Blog posts this month! It’s been way to long since this poor blog had that much attention.
5 – Social events; there was a Girls Night Out, a Blogger event that introduced my to barre (no Mom, there wasn’t any drinking involved), a studio tour that made yearn for more time to be creative, Zoolights, and of coarse Thanksgiving.
18 – Projects completed, some of them were fun and others I’m just glad to have out of the way.
23 – Photos added to Instagram.
41 – Leaves on my gratitude tree
48 – Rolls made for Thanksgiving, that and the pie is my favorite part of the dinner.
1458 – Just Wanna Be Me page views, it’s nice to see the extra attention to my blog paid off.
82,733 – Just Wanna Be Me Pinterest viewers.
With the holidays and National Write a Novel Month happening in November, everyone is busy. I’d love to hear about your successes, attempts and accomplishments in the comment section below!
Most Popular Pinterest Boards in November 2015
Top November 2015 Just Wanna Be Me Pages
With October 2015 in the books, the holiday season is officially here. But before I get carried away with the festivities, let’s see how life went last month.
.4 – Pounds gained. While I was close to holding steady, I didn’t quite make it
5 – Beanbags made to play games with the Halloween trick-or-treaters
16 – Projects completed, including finally getting my carpets cleaned
28 – Bagel Mummy Pizzas for my work Halloween potluck
33 – Photos added to Instagram in October
142 – Words added to my book
439 – Just Wanna Be Me pageviews
93,513 – Pinterest views
Top Just Wanna Be Me Posts for October
Where did September go? I’m still getting used to my new schedule. How long will it take til the schedule to stop feeling new? As I sliced September, I see I did still manage to get a few things done.
0 – Articles written, I need to make some time for more Arizona Mama writing
1 – Book read, review to follow soon
2 – Food days at work, it’s great to surround myself with people who love food too
4 – Pounds gained; must be all those food days at work
4 – Games of darts, I was on the winning team for the first game
5 – Minutes jogging in place with my Cub Scouts
8 – Projects completed
9 – Guests at a family Labor Day party; we BBQ’d sausages and pineapple, and played ladder ball
30 – Countries visited Easy as PIE
46 – States visited Easy as PIE, apparently the Dakotas aren’t my biggest fans
100+ – Dinners plated for Relief Society; Teriyaki chicken with grilled pineapple, rice salad, fruit kababs and Hawaiian rolls. There were the cutest mini cheesecakes in these cool cylinders.
431 – Words added to my book, just short of my 600 word goal
1006 – Page views to Easy as PIE
Top Posts of September
- Pizza Nachos
- Book Theme Party Decorations
- Family Home Evening: Lehi’s Dream
- Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
- Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
So despite my slow adjustment to working full time, I am happy with how September sliced and look forward to even better October. How did your month slice up?