Blog/Life Recap of Quarter 4

I kept telling my bloggy pal Janette that I was going to participate in the 2011 Review Extravaganza and I’m finally keeping my word!!
Before I review my blogging goings on, I just want to tell you what I learned in life this December:
1. Being out of town 5 consecutive weekends prior to Christmas isn’t exactly the greatest way to get prepared for said holiday.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed all my trips and wouldn’t take them back, Christmas really sidled up on my this year.  Now that I’m finally in the mood, it’s O.V.E.R.!
2.  Having the main floor of my house painted 2 weeks before Christmas wasn’t a very smart move either.  Yes, I’m loving the freshness and the color.  But, I didn’t have time to sit at home and babysit the painters for the entire week. Not to mention, I missed my daughter’s fieldtrip to the science museum waiting for aforementioned painters to show up on the second day (which they finally did at 2 pm… could have made it after all).  Also, not to mention, I wasted my last week without kids sitting at home instead of being out shopping for them (see #1 for the reason I needed to shop).
3.  When life gets too busy crazy, I don’t blog.  It’s not that I don’t want to, but it becomes one more thing on my “have to do” list.  I resent it along with everything else on that list.
4.  My kids continually amaze me, in both good ways and bad.  Emily took first all around in her third straight gym meet, Max and Jack both earned their green belts in Tai Kwon Do.  Finley learned the phrase, “I will never ever EVER be naughty again,” and used it daily.  He followed it with “I love you SOOOOO much.  You are my best friend.” 
5.  My husband CAN still surprise me… he went to Jared for Christmas and made me feel like a princess. :))
Ok, Blog Recap:

October was a pinning, crafting, boot wearing, What I Wore Wednesday and Talk To Us Tuesday kind of month.

Boots front
Brownie SpiderPirate Pumpkin

Emily Twirl Outfit

In November, I started to get busy with the kids but continued my addiction with Pinterest and boots, started new addictions with Twitter and Instagram, and spent a large amount of time in Jack’s class.

Boots Closehandprint tree

  In December, I tried to organize my Christmas plans via pinterest, spent all the time that I could in Jack’s class, and got my new laptop!!  Woot woot!!  I still don’t have everything switched over but I’m working on it.  Yeah, basically not a blogging month for me. :(

Cheers to 2012!  My motto for 2011 was “Making the effort” which helped keep me focused on my family.  I think for 2012, I’m going to go for “Keep it simple.”  I still have a few hours to decide, right?


Great review and wow! Are YOU crafty?!
I love the keep it simple motto. I may have to adopt that even more this next year!

Hmmmm....keep it simple....I may have to borrow that from you!! It's a good one. Enjoy your laptop. I love mine.

Wow! I am loving all of your crafts!! I'm actually a bit jealous, as I'm not so good in the craft department ;)
Thanks for linking up with us, and the "keep it simple" motto is a great one.

I {heart} my Liberty gal!! Thanks so much for linking up. Keeping it simple is a great motto for this coming year and with a lil' peer pressure, I hope to pull more blog posts out of you-- you are so talented and I love seeing your creations--- not to mention keeping up with you and the family. Love ya to pieces!! xoxo!! Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! Love the boots and plan on coming back to see more of your creations!!!

I love your "keep it simple" motto. That would be a good one for me too! And Finley's phrase about being naughty made me laugh. Your crafts and style are so cute! So glad you linked up! Happy New Year!

I hate you in all your craftiness. Not really. I'm probably just jealous. I tried to do some fun stuff on pinterest but it didn't quite happen in time for Christmas. Next year, I'll plan ahead.

Thanks for linking up. Sorry I'm just now making my rounds. The in laws are still in town making blogging IMPOSSIBLE!

Pinterest is wonderful huh? Sounds like your kids are all doing great. And yes, hopefully next December won't be so crazy busy for you. Thanks so much for linking up, I have your point recorded.

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