Yup. It’s here. The end of May. This has been a good month. I have had some outstanding support from those of you that visit here. I had my first guest post, and it was really wonderful! I also hit my 6-month blogging mark! Yea! I have stuck with it and made it through six whole months! I have also been featured on a few other sites, so that is always exciting!! Thank you to those who reached out to me! You can check out their sites here. I guess this month I can relate to Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”. If you haven’t read it in a while, check it out. It really spoke to me this month!
This month my little ones graduated from preschool and are preparing for the big Kindergarten. They are so excited! I am excited for summer, and gardening, and fresh tomatoes. I even started my first-ever herb garden. They are growing strong! I can’t wait for my fresh basil to have with garden tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and french bread! Top that off with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and YUM!
Well, to the point at hand. Here are the top ten posts from this last month!
1. Frozen Paper Dolls: This has been my most viewed post ever! I was so pleased at the amount of people that viewed and were interested in this! I guess Disney does have some pull. Thank you so much to Cory Jensen for allowing me to post your beautiful artwork and sharing this with all of you. If you haven’t visiting his Facebook page, please do so!! He just finished a Maleficent doll. His page is here.
2. Learning to Say No, Nah, Uh-uh, Nope!: Again, I was surprised! The reason this one did so well is that I was featured!! Laura at Orgjunkie.com featured this article on her site! Thank you, Laura! Here are several ways to help you set boundaries and learn to say no, without guilt.
3. Strawberry Dream Cake: OK. I know I am probably cheating because I actually posted this on the last day of April, but I had to give it credit here as this was probably my most pinned post ever!! I still keep getting pings off this one, and I tell you, it is delicious!! Thank you Natalie for sharing this wonderful recipe with me!!
4. Childlessness IS an Option: My first guest post!! Thank you, Libby! This post is so personal and is an opportunity for each one of us to gather perspective on what it is like to not have children. I love this article because it stretches me and encourages me to seek greater empathy for others. Libby, I cannot thank you enough for taking a chance with me and sharing your story. It is beautiful.
5. Spring Skirts in 45 Minutes: Now, this was another one I almost let slip by. Since sewing is not a skill I would put on a resume, this was a risk. But, maybe that’s what we all need a little more of: risk. Thanks for sharing with me and encouraging me even when I am vulnerable!
6. Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Teacher Appreciation Printable: Honestly, I was proud of this one. My mom is a poet, but I have never really tried my hand. When I finally put this one together, I was near tears. I know that it was inspired by some really great teachers who loved my girls and taught them so much this year in preschool. They went above and beyond just their “jobs”. I think teachers deserve a special place in our hearts, as they truly take care of our most precious commodities.
7. DiY Flubber: This one was just fun! I thought for sure I had a total fail when I was in the middle of this, but it worked out and the Flubber we made is still good! The girls used it just yesterday! I really am enjoying it and may say that I like this more than Play-doh! It is easy to clean up!
8. 10 Essential Things I Have Learned from My Mother: Now, it is so hard for me to pick favorite posts, but anytime I talk about my mother and my faith I get emotional! My mother is such a beautiful woman and has taught me such great life lessons. Thank you for letting me take some personal time here to honor her! I love you, Mom!
9. Homemade Alfredo Sauce: Two words: liquid yummy! This sauce is really good. It is really easy. You can serve it on nearly any pasta and it will be delish! You could even just use it as a dip for your breadsticks. Scrumptious! Let me know how you like it!
10. How to Be Utterly Offended in 5 Easy Steps: I wrote this one when I was feeling a little snarky. I had to rewrite the end so it was more positive after my hubby read it. I am glad I did. Sometimes we all need a little editing!
I know I say this every month, but I really mean it: thank you! Thank you for being here, for reading, for supporting. This is a work of heart for me. It is far from perfect and I am working to improve. Let me know what you think.
Have a wonderful day!!