Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012...A New Adventure in Blogging

Happy new year everyone!  2012 is finally here and in the tradition of making resolutions and having a glowing and positive outlook on life, I am excited to be here to share my adventures through this exciting forum that is "the blog".  I started my blog in August of 2010, when on somewhat of a whim we bought our "dream house" that has come to be known as Our Forever House.  This is the home we intend to live in until we get old and gray.

Over the past year I have had an amazing time sharing projects and anecdotes about our life.  I saw my readership grow and I was actively blogging.  But I will be honest, blogging is a lot of work.  I have never really had a plan and will sit down, write a blog post and publish it.  Occasionally, I would "schedule" a post but I always seem to be flying by the seat of my pants.  (To be honest, as soon as I finish typing this, I again will be hitting publish ... no pre-planning on this first day of year either.)

I am working on a schedule for 2012, to make blogging more fun, easy and more intentional.  I am a Virgo, I have the need to plan, plan, plan but often end up a bit scattered.  So today I am going to share a few blogging resolutions and plans for the years.

Goal #1:  Eating Better and trying new things.
On Mondays I will share our food inspiration - it could be a menu plan, a recipe, a favorite food or drink, etc.  If it is food related, we will spill it on Monday. 

Goal #2:  Continue to make our house our home.
Tuesday will be all about how-to.  I love to craft, decorate and DIY so I can't wait to show you how I do the project of the week. 

Goal #3:  Be more spontaneous and check off a few bucket list items.
Taking advantage of life and living in the moment is so important.  I don't want us to miss an opportunity so while I love to plan, sometimes you need a day to do whatever.  On Wednesday I will share our life's adventures. I may share a bonus project or ramble on about whatever.  You never know what I might say! 

Goal #4:  Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose ... more!
Thursday will be all about being thrifty.  I love to go to thrift stores, repurpose items or make something out of nothing.  I also like to find thrifty ways to do things we love.  So I can't wait to share this one.  I also look forward to making 2012 greener for our family. 

Goal #5:  Find my inner beauty and style...on a budget!
Friday will be about finding my style.  Face it, as a stay at home Mom the last 6.5 years my style (not that I was ever a fashionista) has become a bit "sloppy".  Hanging around Pinterest, watching some great talk-show segments and perusing Goodwill, I know I can find my style and dress and feel better in 2012!  Of course, I will share my adventures. 

Goal #6:  Do more of the things I love.
I love to scrapbook and chronicle our lives with paper crafting.  Sadly, I have not spent much time doing this in 2011 so in 2012 I will get back in the saddle.  I can't wait to share some of my layouts and inspiration. 

Goal #7:  Be inspired and inspire others.
I am a beginner photographer and have a lot of fun learning to use my camera.  I look forward to learning more in 2012.  I have decided to take on a Project 365 photography challenge.  Project 365 is simple, take one photo each day.  Whatever inspires you. Whatever moves you.  Whatever you are doing.  Finding beauty in the mundane.  I will share some of my photos on Sunday as well as other photos that inspire me.

So there you have it, our 2012 blogging calendar.  May this year be an exciting adventure in blogging.  Cheers!  Let's ring in the new year!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list! Can't wait to come along on your 2012 journey, Happy New Year, my friend!


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