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February 2016 in the Books

February 2016 was longer than most Februarys, so it’s taking me an extra long time to sum it up. Or I got overwhelmed with test preparations. Either way, it’s in the books so let’s get it wrapped up!

1 – Book read, I enjoyed a second Brene Brown book

2 – Social events, one of which was a delicious dinner at Abuelo’s with a few friends from work

2.2 – Pounds gained, can I blame it on too much studying? I did come up with a new strategy. I’ll let you know next month how it worked

3 – Blog posts

February 2016 Muffins4 – New recipes tried, my favorite was the Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

16 – Projects completed, including apply to go back to college for my Bachelor’s degree and  a makeover for my coffee table

21 – Photos on Instagram

41 – Sealed with a Kiss Muffins baked, and I love how the photo turned out

92 – Words added to my book

100 – Reasons why I love my sweetie from the Dating Divas

391 – Just Wanna Be Me page views

37815 – Pinterest views

Top Posts of February 2016

  1. Native American Blue and Gold
  2. Beatitudes Family Home Evening
  3. Book Theme Party
  4. Pizza Nachos
  5. Simple Blue and Gold

There you have it, and March isn’t even over yet! How did the shortest month of the year go for you? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, or Twitter.

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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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Friday Favorites: January 13

Happy Friday the 13th – I hope no scary guys in hockey masks are hanging out in your neighborhood!  I started this post last Friday, but I didn’t get very far before I it was time to help out with inventory for my family’s business.  Bean counting (or bearing counting in this case) makes for a very long day!  So this is a combo list of last week and this one.

  • Life – We had a full family game of Life, it was fun even though I came in last.  We’re not talking a little behind everyone else, we’re talking my cash and life tokens didn’t come close to the cash everyone else had.  Darn midlife crisis!  I ended up with the lowest salary possible.  Hopefully it’s not a foreshadowing of my real life!
  • The Adventures of Tintin – My friend Nota Supermom’s review of this movie was so good, we chose it for our semi-annual trip to the movies.  I loved the action packed adventure that kept us laughing.
  • Christmas decorations – I finally got them packed up and everything back into the Harry Potter closet.  It’s definitely my favorite to not have the house cluttered with boxes and piles of decorations scattered around the house, constantly nagging me to get the job done.  I’m happy to say the job is done, although no one in the house was happy while it was getting done.
  • Cub Committee Meeting – We have some exciting plans for the next three months; first up a Chinese New Year Pack Meeting!  I’ll review last year’s ideas to help pull the details together.  I also tried these yummy Nutella cookies. I’d say they were a hit since they were gone the next day!

There’s some great inspiration around the blogosphere too!

  • Kim from It’s a Crafty Life is inspiring me to get back on track with our Family Photography Club.
  • I might have to try this easy crock pot meal from Dinner Time Ideas.

I’m also devoting time each week to my word of 2012 – nurture.  I nurtured myself this week by eliminating a someday goal from my current routine.  I might be able to do it all, but not in a week!

Please share your favorites of the day!


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Friday Favorites: November 25

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I must not have eaten enough, because I’m hungry again.  There were a lot of favorites Thanksgiving week.

  • I’m not into getting up at the crack of dawn (or stroke of midnight) for Black Friday shopping.  We started our Christmas shopping in earnest last weekend and earlier this week.  I still have a few more gifts to decide on and other projects, but it seems manageable because I started early.
  • I finished scrapbooking 2010, except the journaling on a couple of pages.
  • I tried some homemade rolls I found on Pinterest.  They were yummy and not too labor intensive.  The best part was they made a lot!
  • My girls were awesome to help out in the kitchen on Pie day and Thanksgiving.  We all worked together the last couple of hours before dinner.  My mom jumped in and helped when she got here too.

If you have time to take a break from shopping and enjoying your family, here’s my favorite links this Friday.

  • Chef Tess shares some recipes for that leftover turkey.  Ours usually makes it to sandwiches and I freeze some for future dinners.
  • Are you tired of pie?  Me either, but these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Two Peas and & Their Pod look mighty good!
  • I’m sure we’ll start decorating for Christmas this weekend.  This snowman from Small Fry & Co. would be a cute addition to our decor.

Please share your favorite part of Thanksgiving and what you are looking forward to this weekend!  I’m hoping to get family pictures taken so I can work on getting Christmas cards mailed out.

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