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Slices of January

Last month I blamed Christmas for my lack of post, this month I had to come with a new excuse. I’ll get to that in a minute as I slice January.

1 – New job! Yep, that’s my excuse for lack of posting and anything else that’s going undone. Thank goodness it’s only a part time job or I’d never get anything done!

2 – Projects completed. (Pathetic)January taffy Hopefully I can do better this year.

3 – Books read; all of them by Lois Lowry. I can’t wait to share my reviews of The Giver series with you.

4 – Pounds lost! Goodbye holiday weight… and then some.

8 – Articles written, including our Candymakers Family Book Club.

10 – New SMART goals for 2013.

21 – Days of logging my food. I love it when it pays off!

44 – Countries visited the blog. That’s up from last month!

1017 – Words added to my book. That’s not up from last month.

1769 – Page views. Thanks for another record breaking month!

January’s Top Posts

  1. Book Theme Decorations
  2. Pinewood Derby
  3. FHE: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  4. Native American Blue & Gold
  5. FHE: Plan of Salvation

How did your January go?

 

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Friday Favorites: January 10

Happy Friday! How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? You didn’t give up on them yet, have you? I’m still plugging away at my list of goals. I’m glad I still have 51 weeks to achieve them! I can’t fill the whole week with goals, I had some fun too. Here are this week’s favorites!Christmas tree favorites

  • I finished taking down the Christmas decorations. (OK that one was a goal for the week, but I’m glad it’s done.) Most of the scratches from my beautiful ginormous tree are almost healed too!
  • I joined a local Biggest Loser competition. That’s a goal too, but it’s so much more fun with a great group to encourage, support and offer a little friendly competition.
  • I finished helping my mom with inventory. It’s nice to help other people with their goals too.
  • My writing group was so much fun this week. We had a lesson on goals (I know, you’re shocked) and shared some great writing.
  • I finished reading my first book of the year – Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. One down and 49 to go.
  • Last night’s book club was another favorite, even though I only finished 2 of the 4 in the series.

So most of my favorites were related to goals, but that’s what happens when you set goals pertaining to things you love and things that are important to you. I’m not the only one focused on goals this week…

  • McAuley Freelance Writing has a great example of what happens when you set goals and work to meet them!
  • Chef in Training’s Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler reminds me of our dessert at book club last night. I could be tempted into eating another delicious berry dessert!

What goals did you set for yourself this year or even this week? Or should I ask, what is your favorite goal this week?

 

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Slices of August

Labor day traditionally marks the end of summer, but here in Arizona most of our kids have been back to school for weeks and the heat will stretch out for weeks more. Regardless, August was a good month so let’s recap how it sliced.August scale

2 – Recipes on our Real Food for Real People blog. I actually posted one of them this time.

3.0 – Pounds lost! I already met my goal for the year.

5 – Books read. I finished Where the Heart Is the night of the 31st, but I still made it!

8 – Article posted, including our Princess Academy Family Book Club.

9 – Days logging my food. I’m surprised I did so well on my weight loss goals; it must have been the reduction in my treat intake.

15 – Projects completed. It felt like a very productive month.

25 – Blog posts. Now that’s more like it!

1091 – Page views. Thanks to you, I have a new record!

1597 – Words written during WOW, ANWA‘s Week Of Writing. I exceeded my goal and I’m very happy with my progress as long as I don’t think about how a few people did twice as many in one day!

Share your August successes. It so much more fun when we cheer each other on!

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Slices of April

April flew by in a breeze of activity.  I’ve checked my focus on my word of the year – Nurture. I had to go look up which word I chose, and smiled at how appropriate that word is this year. Despite the busyness and challenges, I feel like I’m on the right path. Here’s how this month sliced!

1 – Book destroyed for our book theme party decorations.

1.2 – Pounds lost in March and another 1/4 inch in my waist!

3 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People blog, thanks to my daughter.

6 – Articles written for The Homemaking Cottage and Arizona Mama.  Be sure to check out my latest, Book Theme Birthday Party and see how we used the awesome decorations.

7 – Books read! I’ve been a reading machine and I already finished one in May! Court Duel was my favorite for the month.

8 – Scrapbook layouts completed

12Projects finished

16 – Blog posts

21 – Days logging my food, 12 were logged on the calorie counting website.

33 – Names added to my PAF (Personal Ancestral File)

590 – Page views for April

How did you slice your month?

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