The last few days I have been busy with a few things around here. One thing I have done is gone back to a previous theme I used for this blog because I like the layout better and it allows my header to be shown in full. I also like the tabs for the pages at the top. So I sure hope my readers are ok with the minor changes. I’ve also been busy with getting the boys to finish up the year by doing some school projects. Jake is going to write a small survival guide since he is very interested in survival skills and the like. Caleb is doing a study on Julius Caesar and his time of rule in the Roman Empire. I’ve done my fair share of baking and now I am coming up with an original recipe for a contest at Johnsonville.com using Italian sausage. I hope to win that $10,000 prize to go to Italy next year! Wouldn’t that be great? I think if my friends and family were the judges I would win, hands down, but that isn’t the case so I better come up with a few good recipes. Good thing I can enter a few times.
I am also making my kitchen curtains as I have finally picked out and bought the material. I hate that I have a hard time deciding these things. It’s taken a long time, say 8 years or more, to get this kitchen together but it’s almost there. I plan to finish the year off with lots of picture-taking and celebrating the end! I am already pleased with what we have done so far.
I have some great news now. I received an email earlier this week asking if I would do a guest post for another blog, one that gets tons of traffic and has a large reader base. I was happy to say yes so I have spent some time writing the post and also picking my 10 favorite posts of the past year. I think I put in a few from last December when I first began writing this blog, but that’s fine. The guest post goes “live” on Monday to check back then for a link and more information.
Next week is my 1 year blog anniversary and I am rather excited about it. I could not have imagined all that I have accomplished in this last year way back then. I have won a writing contest, done a few reviews including a book which I adore, and made many new friends in the world of bloggers. It’s been an exciting year. I would really like to see an increase in my subscribers in the next year so I am trying to find ways to make that happen. If anyone knows how to do that, leave me a comment. Heck, just leave a comment anyway letting me know you dropped by today. I really enjoy connecting with those who read my blog because I look at each person as a possible new friend. And I think we could all use a new friend now and then, right?
I guess I better wrap this up and get busy with my recipe writing and experimenting for the contest. Italy won’t know what hit her when I land on its doorstep!