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October 2015 Review

Halloween bean bag tossWith 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

3 – Books read, including Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I might actually make my goal this year

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 bookOctober invites

439 – Just Wanna Be Me pageviews

93,513 – Pinterest views

Top Just Wanna Be Me Posts for October

  1. Thanksgiving Cub Scout Pack Meeting
  2. Pizza Nachos
  3. Book Theme Party Decorations
  4. Halloween Bat Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening Living Prophets
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October Sliced

Fall has officially hit here in Arizona! It’s 64 degrees as I write this. I’ve been enjoying soups and chili all month and despite the five bowls of candy on my counter, I’m in the mood for some baking. Before I get too carried away with fall festivities, I better slice October!

Stack of books

0 – Books read. I’m close to finishing the one I started last month.

1 – Food day at work and way too many snacks to count.

2 – New team members at work.

2.2 – Pounds gained

3 – Super fun activities with my Cub Scouts

4 – People making a spontaneous batch of sauteed apples – Yum!

5 – Bowls of Halloween candyHalloween haul

10 – Push-ups this month

12 – Projects completed

15 – General Conference talks watched, even though I worked on Sunday

30 – Countries visited Easy As PIE

47 – States visited

66 – Words added to my book. That’s like two whole sentences!

100 – Percent on my training test at work, highest score in the class (or on my team)

881 – Page views to my poor neglected blog

Now that November’s half way over, I have finally sliced October. How did your month go and how is your new month going? Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Top posts in October:

Pizza Nachos

Thanksgiving Pack Meeting

Favorite Chili

Book Theme Party

FHE: Lehi’s Dream

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Slices of October

Ready to talk turkey? I’m not! I still feels like school just started, even though we spent last night walking around the neighborhood begging for candy trick or treating. Maybe reflecting on how I sliced October will help me come to grips that it’s over.October invites

1 – Day at Bloggy Boot Camp.

2 – Books read. I barely finished One Thousand Gifts yesterday morning.

2 – Scrapbook layouts. To reach my goal of finishing 2011, I only have 57 layouts to do this month. Yeah, it’s not looking good.

2 – Days logging my food. I don’t know why I’m being so lazy with this!

2.2 – Pounds lost! Maybe its OK to be lazy with logging my food if I cut way back on sweets. I was so good last night and only had one piece of the kids candy.

6 – Articles written, including Flight Activities for Kids.

13 – Bat invitations made.

14 – Projects completed. Several were inspired from Bloggy Boot Camp.October states

15 – Blog posts.

27 – Countries represented by visiting my blog in October.

48 – States represented; Nebraska, where are you?

1105 – Page views.

2997 – Words added to my book. I’m hoping to do much better than that for NaNoWriMo!

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts in October

  1. FHE: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  2. Sweet Shop / Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  3. Raingutter Regatta
  4. Book Theme Party Decorations
  5. FHE: Articles of Faith

How did your month go? I’d love to hear how you sliced up your October!

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October Numbered

October was busy, but there was a lot of fun busy.  How could a month that ends with a night walking through the neighborhood collecting candy with the kids not be fun?  Here’s how my month stacked up.

.2 – Pounds gained.  Up again this month, but only a little.

1 – Class finished!

2 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People.  We slacked off a little, but I’m planning on adding my award winning chili soon.

3 – Kinds of “Rice Krispie” Treats made this month.  OK, the last one didn’t have any Rice Krispies, but it used crushed Oreos in there place.  This is also where the two new recipes on our other blog came from.

4 – Bowls of Halloween candy on my counter, with the chocolate separated from everything else.

5 – Books read.  I’ve been busy!  One of them was my textbook; I think is ironic that my 8-week nutrition class is the only one that had me read the entire textbook!

6 – Candy corn sewn to our Candy Corn Bunting.

7 – Articles written for Arizona Mama and The Homemaking Cottage.  That’s not counting my new one up today about the Arizona Science Center.

14 – Scrapbook layouts completed.  I only have 15 left to finish up 2010!

15Challenge projects completed.

23 – Blog posts.  I’m getting back to normal since I finished my class.

1277 – Page views.

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