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Slices of June

Happy July! Can you believe June is over and so is the first half of the 2013? I had to pull out my list of goals for this year and see how I’m doing. A couple are on track, the other eight not so much. Instead of stressing out over what I haven’t done, let’s see how I sliced June.

1 – Book read (Matched by Ally Condie). Yeah, that’s one of the goals I’m really behind on this year. Fortunately I

June scalefinished reading a book this morning, so I’m off to a good start for July.

2 – Book Clubs.

3 – Pounds lost! That’s all that I gained last month and a little something extra for my trouble (she says, as she types and eats).

3 – Articles written, including my latest warning you to not be deceived by those cute, furry squirrels.

4 – Father’s Day cards made.

6 – Blog posts written (bleh!)

9 – Projects completed.

June ice cream

10 – Training days of Hunger Games board game (that was about 5 too many).

11 – Guests to our ice cream social.

24 – Chocolate Zucchini Muffins made (yum!).

25 – Summer Bucket List activities!

50 – States visiting my blog!

55 – Countries visited my blog.

1044 – Words added to my book.

2726 – Words added to my short story. It’s not as short as it used to be!

4052 – Page views, I had a spike on my blog because Comedy Central posted a link to my Pizza Nachos! I was wondering why they were getting repinned so much.Pizza Nachos

Top posts in June

  1. Pizza Nachos (shocking I know)
  2. Book Theme Party
  3. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  4. Raingutter Regata
  5. Family Home Evening: Plan of Salvation

I had a big month. How did June go for you?

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Slices of April

The good news is I’m recapping April earlier in the month than I recapped March last month. The bad news is this is only my second post since my March recap. Without further ado, here’s how April sliced.

1 – Blog post written (yep, March’s recap)

1 – Article written. My one month off from the Homemaking Cottage, slipped into two. I did have a lot of fun with my Airman Family Book Club article though.April Paper airplane

1 – Book read – The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I’m so behind in my Goodreads goal!

1.8 – Pounds lost

3 - Projects complete. At least they were big projects.

4 – Social events, from writing club, to book club to Relief Society and Pack Meeting

7 – Potential employers spoken to at a job fair

14 – Speed interview tables – you know, like speed dating, but for a job. (No, I didn’t get it.)

27 – Countries visited Easy As PIE

47 – States that visited Easy As PIE. Apparently I’m very popular in Nebraska!

76 – Words added to my book (pitiful, I know)

1112 – Page views. Thanks for your support!

April’s Top Posts

  1. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  2. Book Theme Party Decorations
  3. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Adam and Eve

Don’t be shy, tell me how your month sliced up!

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Slices of March

I survived tax season 2013! I know it’s pretty sad to be summing up March in the middle of April, but better late than never. Here’s the numbers behind how my month went.Science Center in March

.8 – Pounds lost. It’s not much, but it’s better than last month!

1 – Article written. I took a month off from the Homemaking Cottage and still only managed my Paper Bag Kite article for Arizona Mama. I am on pace to double that this month.

3.14 – Day we spent at the Science Center. Yep, we are that kind of nerdy.

4 – Saturday weigh ins with my friends. It’s amazing how some girl time makes standing on the scale a lot more fun, even on the bad weeks.

5 – Books read, and I’m still four books behind on my Goodreads goal. I think my favorite for the month was Airman by Eoin Colfer – and we had a fun family book club after everyone finished it.March favorite book

6 – Projects completed.

8 – Ladies dining for our girls night out. I even talked them into going to Frost Gelato afterwards.

11 – Days logging the food I ate. I need to get back in that habit this month.

24 – Hard boiled eggs to dye, although one of my kiddos opted to leave one white.

28 – Countries visited Easy As PIE (at least people from 28 countries).

46 – States represented as Easy As PIE visitors. Apparently I’m not very popular in Montana.

812 – Words added to my book. I am going to finish it this year! (unless I keep getting distracted)

1228 – Words added to my short story. I actually finished the rough draft and read the first couple of pages to my critique group. Now to decide on where to focus my attention, finishing my book or editing my story? Actually I just need to focus on writing :)

1261 – Page views. Thank you for visiting!

March’s Top Posts

  1. Book Theme Party Decorations
  2. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  3. Native American Blue & Gold
  4. Sweet Shop & Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision

What goals did you meet or miss for March?

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Slices of February

I’m still adjusting to working. Totally honest, it’s kicking my butt! And I don’t even work 20 hours a week. I salute all of you who work outside the home and still have a life. Here’s how I sliced February.Blue starfish web

.2 – Pounds lost. I guess exercise really is important. I need to figure out a way to keep the exercise routine on days I work.

1 – Book read. I had a hard time getting through The Paris Wife. I’m not sure if it was the lack of time or my dislike of Ernest Hemingway. I’m happy to report I’ve already doubled that number this month.

5 – Articles written, including our SEA LIFE adventure.

5Projects completed.

12 – Days logging my food. I need to do that more often! It helps me so much.

32 – Countries visited this site.

47 – States visited too. Who did I miss?

258 – Words added to my book. I got a little sidetracked with …

980 – Words added to a short story I want to submit. I have 9 days to write and edit 5200 words.  We’ll see how that goes.

1443 – Page views!

February’s Top Posts

  1. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  2. Book Theme Party Decorations
  3. Family Home Evening: The Plan of Salvation
  4. Native American Blue and Gold
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Did February blow by as quickly for you as it did for me? What did you accomplish?

 

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