Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My plans

So this is my 50th post. Not a real big milestone, but it has me thinking about where I want this blog to go. Most of my blog thus far has centered on Tot School, recipes and Picnic table talk. So far this has kept me pretty busy. I have had a lot of goals in mind as I look at other amazing blogs. Some of these being:

  • Learn how to design my own layout or have someone make it for me
  • Learn how to make a button or have someone make it for me
  • Host a meme/carnival (are those the same things? I'm still learning a lot)
  • Host a Giveaway
  • Win a giveaway
  • Someone will want me to review their products and get my expert motherly opinion. haha.
These are on the back burner right now though as I have more important things in mind. And I realize that some of these are out of my control. These are things that might take years to accomplish, but it's always good to have goals.

There are things that I hope to achieve in the near future. I'm trying to add more things to this blog without adding more work on myself, per se. There are things that I need to add to my life to help my days/life go more smoothly anyway. I want to incorporate these things into my blog in order to motivate myself in doing them. I've just recently added weekly menu planning to my repertoire so I am thinking about doing Menu Plan Monday at

Another meme I want to join up with is Tackle It Tuesday.

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I have so many areas of my house and life that need attention and I have the organizing bug biting me. We moved into a newly built home a year ago and even though we were able to spread out from a 900 sq. ft. apartment to a 2400 sq. ft. house things don't all have their own place. I need more containers, shelves, and time to deal with it. I also need to set aside a certain time to do it. Tuesday works out great for me because at the end of the month M&M starts back up with the Mother's Day Out program. I have 5 hours to get things done. Hopefully I will use that time at home and not just out shopping like I have been doing the past few Tuesdays. I can't help myself when a new Target just opened up right down the street! hehe.

Anywho, I also want to start with Muffin Tin Monday. Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth
This I will hopefully use as a tool to get M&M, and myself for that matter, to eat better lunches and to entice her to eat new things by putting them in a muffin tin!

I think it would be fun to come up with my own meme/carnival, but it seems like anything I could think of has already been done. These are my thoughts for now. I may come up with some new ones as well, but for now these will do.

One other thing that I would like to incorporate into my blog is another one of my and photo editing. I would love to showcase some of my favorite pictures that I have taken over the years because I just have them stored up on my computer doing nothing. Mmmm.....maybe that would make a good meme....


  1. Your blog already looks great to me! ;) But if you really want someone to design your blog (for free) or do a button (that is easy), I'd be more than happy to do that for you. I'm still learning and I'm no expert, but if you like the look of my blog, it is probably something I can reproduce for you in a different style, depending on what you want. If you are interested, you can contact me through my blog, and we can talk more about it.

  2. I am also new to this stuff so, I am not going to be any help. Except I can for sure give encouragement and I think you are doing great and you already have 25 followers, I am not even close. If you figure out how to make a button give me a shout because I have tried and I am doing something wrong. Oh well. I plan on starting tot school in a few weeks so I will be checking you out a lot. Have an awesome day.

  3. Great plans! I am glad that someone offered to make a new site design for you even though I think that yours looks rather neat. I will be looking forward to your Let's Tackle It posts, maybe I should join that meme myself to keep myself motivated :)

  4. Wow, I could almost write this same exact post. I too want to do these things, and in fact I just started a whole separate homeschool/preschool blog as well as my family blog. Now, if only I had the time to get it where I want it. Cocoa, over at Chocolate on my cranium gives some great tutorials on personalizing your blog, it's a start.

  5. there are some seriously fun memes! The prob is for me my blog would be ONLY memes if I did all the ones I wanted to LOL.

    I like that you are looking into where you want your blog to go. Very smart to keep it growing.

  6. I love your goals and share many of them!! Also, I think your blog is fabulous and you have inspired and motivated me on several occasions! I love that I've been able to connect with so many fabulous bloggers through Tot School.

    Anyway, yes, I'm SUPER envious of all the beautiful, custom-designed blogs out there, too!

  7. These are great plans, and I can't wait to see what you come up with and how well your blog will grow. Congrats on your 50th post!!

  8. Great goals! I haven't participated in those memes, but they are fun to read. Muffin Tin Monday posts are always so creative.

    I have an award for you here:



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