Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Yearly Recap: '08 Edition

Here are my proudest moments on my blog for 2008! I hope that this helps our newer readers get acquainted with what great things our site has to offer. It is also so great for me to reflect on what has been accomplished this year with our site.

I will not lie, I worked harder than I have ever worked before on my blog and website. With hard work though comes great rhythm, more consistency to my work, and a deeper sense of commitment to my readers. Without you and your comments, of course, there would be nothing to work towards. I look forward to your comments more than I can say- it means so much.

2009 is going to be a great year, I can already feel it. I have great dreams of success and ideas for how I can make this year better. My only hope is to continue to grow our community and that the site continues to inspire you.

Without further adieu, here are our highlights of the year!

Homemaking Highlights

Our New Workspace
Patio Renovation on a Budget
Dressing Up the Front Step for Fall
Gardening for Fall
Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
There are Holes in My House Where My Clutter Used to Be

Crafty Highlights

I Learned to Knit
Rainy Day Survival Kit
Sponge Ball Bullseye
Inexpensive Wall Art
Being a Crafty Parent When You Just Aren't
Rainy or Snowy Day Scarf
Project Linus Security Blanket
My Hostess Gifts This Year
Round-Up of Homemade Hostess Gifts

Kitchen Highlights

Vanilla Scented Granola
Homemade Pitas
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Adventures in Breadmaking: Artisan Bread in 5
Cracking the McDonald's Coffee Code
Piggy Pancakes
Fast Peanut Butter Cookies
Fast Coffee Cake
Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Our Favorite Cocoa Mix
Lovely Little Birthday Cake

Frugal/Money Highlights

Our Debt Free Party
35 Ways to Save On Your Grocery Budget
Vrooming Through Our Debt
This American's Dream
Leaner Ground Beef for Less
Snow Days for a Frugal Family
Getting to Know Your Dishwasher

Mommy/Family Highlights

Just Call Me Ticketmaster
We Need to Work On Our Letters
Family Night: Earth Hour
Something Exciting is Happening
Summertime Planning
Dad's Day Out & Mom's Day In
And My Heart Breaks...
At the Car Wash
At the Car Wash Part II
Popcorn Fun
An Olympics Family Night
My First Notre Dame Game
A Family Day at the Pumpkin Patch
Making Simple Holiday Memories

Professional Highlights:

Becoming the Home Management Expert for the Kenmore Team
Listed in the Top 10 of the Top 100 PF Blogs
Listed as One of the Top Ten Most Powerful & Influential Women In Social Media
The MomAdvice Big Give for Faith Mission
Suave Glamour Reel Moments PR Trip
Being part of the Walmart 11 Moms
Visiting the Walmart Headquarters
Speaking on a panel for the ad:tech conference
Demoing crafts & recipes at the American Baby Faire on behalf of Kenmore
Guest Blogging for Martha Stewart
Guest Blogging for the [email protected] Team
Serving on the Advisory Board for Divine Caroline
Writing Monthly for Michiana Family Magazine
Editing for the Family Bliss channel
Public Speaking Engagements for Churches & Mom's Groups on Saving Money
Meeting Paula Deen



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