Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 :: a year in blog posts

Inspired by Simone over at Great Fun 4 Kids I am sharing a favourite post from each month of 2011.
It's tough picking just one post from each month. Some months I shared heaps of good stuff :-) It's also been fun reading over my blog archives...

In January 2011 I discovered Pinterest and shared my love of it here on the blog. Wow, really? - it's nearly a year since I've been crazily pinning and soaking up heaps of inspiration?

February saw my baby boy turning half a year old and I have loved re-reading this A WHOLE half a year post.

In March Mum came to visit and we had fun with the self-timer function on her camera :-)

In April I ta-dah'd my rainbow granny square blanket. This blanket took over a year for me to complete and this post is the most visited one here on the blog.

In May as winter approached I shared my tips for dealing with the changing seasons.

In June I showed off my Seasonal blocks and their Winter decoration.

In July I took part in the Week in the Life project and blogged some photos and notes from each day. Looking back I really like the Thursday post and all the snapshots of our day.

On the 10th August my baby turned 1 and I shared 10 things about the first year.

When Spring sprung in September I posted some lovely Spring-y photos.

I turned 30 in October and came up with my 30@30 list to keep me busy for a while :-)

In November came the story of an old Father Christmas decoration that travelled halfway across the world to come live with us here in New Zealand.

And in December I documented the festive season and shared some ideas on how to keep a super simple Christmas journal.

Spending this time going through my archives has shown that I have been rather busy this year. I loved reading my own words on the some cases words I'd forgotten I'd written (I blame the sleepless nights!). I love the spontaneous posts, the ones where I manage to write from the heart. This exercise has reminded me that I started this blog for ME. I love getting comments and visitors and hope that I can continue to draw people to read my words but it's not just about that. It's about getting the words and pictures down of life right now so I can look back and remember what being me was like at this point in my life.

I love this time of the year and being able to look back on the year that's been and look forward to what might be next year.
This isn't the last of my review posts - I'll be sharing my 2011 ta da list very soon :-)


  1. it's great to be able to look back on a year isn't it, I'm always surprised by how much I've actually done when I look back at old blog posts. Have really enjoyed reading your blog this year :)

  2. Nice to highlight the year and I think your choices are great :) keep up the great blogging, its appreciated.

  3. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year. Best wishes..

  4. Thank you so much for linking this fantastic post to NZ Ecochick. I look forward to reading more of your post. All the best for a wonderful 2012 M xx


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