Sunday, December 13, 2009

1 Year Blog-iversary

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Time flies! This month marks my one year anniversary of blogging. The first post on December 3, 2008 was about making Christmas cards from Etsy supplies. Not much change there, I just did that again last week. It's been so fun to meet all of you in blogland and get a peek into each other's lives.

What a year this has been. Is it me or was 2009 very eventful? Bit like a spin in a washing machine in Jemjoop land. Not even just the recession and money issues, just everything else too. No doubt I'm not the only one looking forward to 2010 and good times to come. I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy new year and maybe a little bit of fun thrown in for good measure.

I'm hoping to find more balance, probably you're hoping for the same. I'd like to be a little more organized with my time. It's a rae every weekend to keep up with the errands, chores, and ever present TO DO list. Things got a little wonky when the baby was born (he's 1 today!) and then again when I got a full time job. Oliver is an angel, no trouble at all. Give him a snack and he's happy. The new job quickly got out of hand and has pretty much required overtime every week since September. No complaints but things do have to slide around the house when Mom gets busy. Nevermind the fun stuff like hobbies and blogging. That 100 Books in 2009 almost worked, I'm currently at 61 and can probably squeeze in two more library trips before December 31st. Not a bad finish. But, I've not blogged as regularly as when I began but it's a goal. I have managed to keep up with Etsy orders and every once in awhile even add new stuff to the shop. It's been a real treat to make miniatures on a day off or before my shift starts. They are a real de-stresser and the chance to be creative sure helps to recharge my batteries.

Pancakes, nom nom.

Many, many thanks to you all for peeking in from time to time and saying hello. It's a treat to read your blogs. See you soon...

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And finally, since the holidays are upon us again, I'll repost this little tidbit from little one's elementary school newsletter-

Top Ten Requested Teacher Gifts:

1. Books

2. Gift Cards

3. Board Games

4. Stickers

5. Stamp/Stamp Pads

6. Coffee

7. Fun Magnets

8. School Supplies

9. Fun Pens & Pencils

10. Food


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you- and Happy Blog Anniversary!!!

  2. Happy 1 year Jen. Oliver looks adorable with his pancakes. Merry Christmas. I have a long list of how I want to change things for the new year. I hope to actually be able to do some. Lol. You try not to be too busy. I miss you when your not around. Big hugs~Kim

  3. Thank you Kim, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well :O)

    Thanks Kim. Doesn't he though. He's pretty cool with everything in the world, very mellow child. Until he gets the munchies then we get some volume.
    Oh you'll do some things on your list for sure. Good things are ahead, don't you think. Miss you too, big hugs :O)

  4. Congrats on your blogiversary- you sound like a very busy woman (and your son is adorable - enjoy him)!

  5. Thanks, Denise! Wow you have a gorgeous Etsy shop full of goodies and it looks like you've been pretty busy yourself :O)