Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to you!! {and what I am hoping to blog about this year}

  It seems a little hard for me to believe that 2010 is already over. I guess I am at the stage of my life when times flies very fast! I remember when days seemed to last forever when I was a child (and especially when I was waiting for something important!) but that time is no more. That's all right I will enjoy life however it comes!

  I am excited to be starting another year. God has blessed us so over abundantly it will be fun to see Him working yet again! I hope you have a blessed year too!

  I have been thinking about what I want to do on this blog this year, I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you.                      

On Sundays I plan on continuing to share some of the Bible verses that I have read and been touched by. I am loving learning from God's word and I hope to be able to share a bit of that with you.

I love to hear what you have been learning from God's word so please feel free to share that in the comments at any time!

I have started having more offers from companies and such to review items and do giveaways. I do enjoy getting to try out things for free (especially practical things that fit in with our lifestyle) and I think it is fun to be able to have giveaways as well.

 I have been thinking about setting aside Monday's as a special day for that on my blog. That doesn't mean I will have a giveaway or a review every Monday but I do want to try to keep them only on that day.

I have enjoyed being able to work with Tropical Traditions and we do have more giveaways lined up with them. I am also open to doing giveaways for others- let me know if you have a business and would like to have me do a giveaway and review for you. I plan on keeping the items reviewed or given away as stuff that goes along with being a Proverbs 31 woman.

I hope you will continue to join me on Tuesdays as I share projects that I have been working on.

I plan on focusing even more this year on making new things from old things (or what some people might call "Junk"). It has crossed my mind to host a carnival (with a linky) with the theme being turning trash to treasure- Is anybody interested in something like that?

A theme I have been wanting to write about for a while is Hospitality. I think it is important thing for Christians to do. I certainly still have a ton of room for improvement in that area but I think it would be fun to write about what I have learned or am trying. I have also been blessed to have been able to observe many people that have wonderfully opened their homes and I can share some of what I have seen.

I am not sure if I will do this as a once a week thing or maybe devote a whole week (or month) to it. We shall see... I would love your input.

My interest in herbs and especially for using them medicinally is only growing. I am looking forward to studying on that more and trying things out- so be prepared for my writing about it too! :-)

This winter we have surely been enjoying teas from the herbs we dried and others we have purchased. They can be so soothing as well as helping in other ways.

Come harvest season again, I plan to continue on with telling about how we use and simply put up the harvest that God blesses us with.

I love to eat yummy nutritious food that we have picked and it is fun to preserve it for the winter (and times like now I am always so grateful that I did!) but I don't like it taking an extreme amount of work. I tend to look for the simplest methods. I will try to share what I do with you and look forward to hearing any tips that you have!
I am enjoying more and more being able to find and eat local foods.  This is a continuing project with me and I will have fun writing about it from time to time.
Currently I am trying to make sure that we have at least one item in every meal that was grown/produced locally- preferably from our own yard. It has been a fun challenge for the winter.
Next year I hope you all will join me again as I host "A Handmade Christmas". I do really enjoy seeing your ideas and projects that you link up!

I also hope to write more on our homeschooling journey. It isn't always easy but I am so often in awe of how God helps everything to fit together in our learning. In so many areas we just love to learn together! I hope to share more about what is working for us and I will try to keep it real by sharing some of our challenges too.

One of my themes for this year is SIMPLICITY. I am striving for that in our lives and I hope to share some of the things that I am learning and what is working for us with you.

And as always I will share bits and pieces from our lives.  I like to be able to write about what is going on it our lives.

 I am looking forward to this year- I think it will be fun to blog in it. I do so enjoy hearing from you and I hope you will join me in my journey!

-The topics listed above are some of the things I have been thinking about blogging on- but I am sure it won't be limited to that. Ken and I have laughed over the idea of my having a blog focused on one topic- I am afraid that just isn't my style! :-)


Jacqueline said...

I am looking forward to reading more from you and seeing some handmade projects. Keep it up. Prov 31!!!

TopazTook said...

I'm looking forward to reading more about herbs and local food.

Nola said...

Sounds great! I'd love to see some topics about hospitality (and some tips on how to do it frugally, without being cheap, and also how to do it with young children...for me its very overwhelming with young children and my health). Also I'd love to see more on homeschooling, as I also am finding that we're coming to a point of decisions and trying to figure out if it would work for our family with what we're going through (my health). I'd love to hear how to make homeschooling simple yet effective. It seems that there are an overwhelming amount of ways that people do it and some of them very expensive. I know that you likely have found a way around that to keep it frugal and simple (as much as you can).

Happy New Year!

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