Seeing as it's the New Year, I thought it fitting to do a little recap of 2011 here on the blog. Here's some of our most popular posts, by month, along with notable events.
The year started off quietly, as the January 2011 floods hit our home, and we had to move in with my parents. I began my cloth nappy journey, and that's about all.
This recipe continues to be a real winner on the blog and in our household. The Valentine's Day love garland was a real hit too.
We moved into our new home and I shared a Top 10 baby purchases list.
I made a love heart garland for Miss A's nursery from paint swatches and sewed a winter sleep sack.
We repainted the worst room in our house, and I shared a peek into the baby book.
A quiet month for posts, but I started a 6 post version of our love story.
Biggest post for July was the turtleneck refashion. Surprisingly for me, this post was also (and remains) immensely popular. It seems people love to hear about failure.
Naomi came on board as a regular contributer to the blog. For those that still don't understand, Naomi writes posts on a Wednesday, and I (Lacey) do Mondays and Fridays. I wrote this post, which, for some strange reason, I've got a bit of a soft spot for. Oh and we talked about wet nurses.
September seemed to be all about food: green smoothies, corned beef fritters and my famous cinnamon scrolls. Oh and my love of peach.
DIY Designer Office Supplies is, to date, the most popular post ever on A Fruitful Life, with over 1000 views.
I also redid my laundry and Naomi showed us her baby boy's sweet bunny nursery.
One of our most popular posts ever: Coping with the Post-Partum Period. It seemed to get passed around like wildfire. Glad to be of service ladies.
There was a plethora of Christmas posts (this one is probably one of the funniest Naomi has ever written), and some guest posts while Naomi and I took a break for the festive season.
And for 2012? Not sure. In the past, I have always written copious lists and made ridiculous amounts of goals. I don't want to do that this year. I'm not the sort of person who just sits around and lets life happen to her, so I'm not sure how goals are for me, the constant over-achiever.
Still, there are always improvements to be made in my life. Here's a few thoughts:
Spiritual: Naomi and I said a while ago that we would read this book, and I really want to make it happen. More than that, I want to take it on board, and learn what it is to "pray without ceasing".
Family: Survive. Keep our marriage strong and our child "alive and mostly happy" as B says.
Around the home: This link to 7 Habits of Effective Organisation really stuck out to me. I need to implement some of these (particularly the ones pertinent to clutter).
Emotional: Continue developing new friendships. It takes me a long time to make a close friend, and I need to consistently force myself to do more than just the surface stuff.
Just for fun: I'd love to learn to knit.