Monday, January 02, 2012

All Things Loved in December

There were so many things that I was loving this month that it was hard to narrow it down to a short list!!! I honestly think I got my “mojo” got back this month and feel less tired and more motivated to pursue my interests again. Have you all noticed that I am blogging more lately? I was prescribed a daily iron pill for my pregnancy anemia. I think this gave me my energy back and certainly more time to blog and pursue those interests!!!! So without further ado, here is what I have been lovin’ in December!!!

{Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips}

I was reading Kelly’s Korner blog one day and she happened to mention how she and her husband were into Salt and Vinegar potato chips lately. I don’t know what happened, but something triggered that pregnancy craving feeling and all of a sudden I HAD TO HAVE Salt and Vinegar potato chips. I had mentioned in my last weekly post that I was craving salty chips and this certainly kicked that craving into overdrive!!!!

{Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry Juice}
I mentioned in my 15 week post that I was looking for a beverage that was sparkling, somewhat healthy, and didn’t contain any aspartame in it. Thankful for the recommendation from my cousin Amy, I picked up a pack of Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry Juice. All I can say is yummy!!! I also tried the Pomegranate flavor too which is just as good. I only wish they came in a larger size or an 8 pack. I could go through a pack of these in just a few days!!!

{Favorite iPhone App - Quicklytics}

Do you like to look at your blog stats?  The Accountant in me loves to analyze mine from time to time.  If your not careful, you can find yourself easily obsessed with them!  I set up a Google Analytics account earlier this year and just recently found an app that works with Google Analytics - Quicklytics. 

According to Quicklytics, I had 369 hits to yesterday.  How cool is that?

{Favorite Blog - Organizing Blogs}

One of my goals in 2012 is to become more organized.  Organization increases productivity, decreases anxiety, and allows one to think more clearly and creatively. Organization is a time saver when you don’t waste precious minutes searching for things.  It's when all your stuff is in its intended place.

I have already started buying an assortment of bins, tubs, and file folders to get me started.  I have recently come across three very inspiring Organizing Blogs that I am in love with.  If you are hoping to get more organized in 2012, I highly recommend checking out I Heart Organizing, The Nest Effect, and Organizing Made Fun.

IHeart Organizing

The Nest Effect and Organizing Made Fun are coming out with several Organizing challenges in 2012 and I can't wait to start! My goal is have a more organized home by the time Baby Boy arrives!!!

{Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Home Playset}

I bought my niece the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Home Playset for her first birthday and it was a huge hit!!!  My sister loves it because both her 2 year old and 1 year old like to play with it together.  A toy that keep both kids entertained and are able to play with it nicely together?  Win!!!  Since this was a MAJOR success, I decided to buy it for my twin 18 month old nieces for Christmas.  Also a hit!  The twins are able to play with it together which makes my Sister-in-law very happy.  So we bought one for Jillian for her first birthday and she too loves it!  This toy will be perfect for Jillian and her little brother to play with together one day which will also hopefully make this Mommy very happy!!!!

{A Big Thank You to My Top Referrals in December}

I have a section to my side bar which features my Top 10 Referrals of the Month. What is a Referral you ask? According to Google Analytics, these are the top sites that have brought me traffic throughout the month by either having my blog listed somewhere in a blog roll on their site, a linky party that I have joined on their site, or if they have featured me in one of their posts. I sincerely appreciate all of the referrals that I get and want to take a moment to thank you!!!


  1. Happy New Year, Karen!!

    I have been in love with salt & vinegar chips for ev-ahhhh. LOL, my mouth waters seeing the package:)

    I never look at any of that on my blog. ha, I am doing good to just LOOK AT MY BLOG! Now, I may go download that and check it out!

    I am an organzing freak so I am def. going to check out those blogs-thanks for sharing!!

    Happy Monday!

    I love how organized your iphone is HA!
    I need to try that cranberry juice im alway looking for something without aspartame!
    Thanks!! :)

  3. I have heard amazing things about the salt and vinegar chips, I must try them soon! I sooo need to get organized this year, I always big plans to, and then it never happens. Have a great week girl! ~Andrea

  4. Hmm, I loved salty things when I was pg with my son. Just beware ofbthe smell that comes out when you open a bag of them.

  5. So glad you're feeling better! My main goal for 2012 is to get the house organized. I've already done a little cleaning out.

  6. I love these lists! Happy New Year!

  7. We have the Fisher Price door too and Ethan LOVES it.


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