2018 is almost complete and I have had a year of ups and downs I’d say. From the standpoint of the blog I’m please to say I have more followers and have enjoyed my blog so much this year! So thank you for making this a bright spot for me! Thousands of views and likes so I must be doing something right.
That being said, I went back to see what you all enjoyed the most this past year. It looks like the activity in my kitchen, and travel reviews are taking home top prizes for 2018!
Here ia a list of my top 10 post from 2018:
#10 Flamingo Hotel and Casino -review
#9 S’More Bites – Fall cookie series
#8 Fall Blog Series
#7 Chocolate Chip cookies take 3
#6 Cheers to 20 years
#5 Pumpkin Spice No-bake Cookies
#4Oatmeal Cream Pies with a Twist
#3 Kitchen Reveal
#2 Zak Bagan’s Haunted Museum-Review
#1 Strawberry and Cream Jelly Roll
It looks like the Fall Cookie Series was a huge hit and we will definately be doing that again! I’m think about doing a series this winter on Soups, Stews, and Chili let me know if that sounds good to you guys too!
Another big announcement…my BFF Amber and I have started a new adventure you can find us on instagram @tour_the_town. We will be visiting local restaurants, attractions, and events and documenting everything for you all to enjoy along with us! My “Inspiring Finds” tab will be converted soon after the new year to “Tour the Town” so no need to subscribe to something new you’ll get all that content right here or watch our pictorial review on Instagram! I can’t wait to get started with it!
Tomorrow I will update you on how my resolutions came out for the year and let you know what I’m thinking for 2019! Happy New Year everyone and Thank you so much dor following along with me!
Ok so I have to make concious decisions and put in the effort if I intend to achieve my goals. Setting them is not enough by itself. It’s time to get to work!
I joined the local YMCA. There are other gym options that I think I might have preferred but my daughter Brianna has friends with memberships too and so this made more sense for now.
The Jackson YMCA is actually a pretty nice place. However you have to get past the overwhelming smell of chlorine when you first enter the facility. It was really strong today!! 😝 But the fitness center is usually very clean and the staff is always super friendly!
I’m going to go back to the beginning for just a minute….did I mention I registered online?! I did! It worked great the information was accurate on arrival and my check in was super fast! Good job YMCA tech team that was a major upgrade!
Ok back to the gym I made my first trip of the year this evening. Ran a little more than a mile and concentrated on my upper body workout. It felt good, but I had gotten used to working out with my bff Amber this was a lonely workout!
I mentioned to my husband that it was super busy Tonite and he said great lots of people to talk too! I was like …wait…what?! I’m not talking to strangers!!! Lol a little cliche I guess for a gal with a blog! I basically talk to strangers all the time! 😂
So here’s the question when your working out do you talk to people at the gym that you don’t know? I don’t think I could! So if your chatty Cathy at the gym how do you go about that? Now I’m curious! I’ll keep you posted on my work out adventures! Have a great night!
I spent the day creating a new look for barnwood and baked goods! I hope you like it! I find it’s easier to navigate and puts all the newest content right up front!
Along with my new look here on the site I created…by myself…a new Logo! I think I’m in love I like the font and clean crisp look. It’s so hard to make decisions like this for a hobbiest blog. I mean how much is too much lol.
If you’d like some more exclusive content and inspiration follow me on Instagram @barnwoodandbakedgoods and now on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/barnwoodandbakedgoods
I’m looking forward to the new year, it’s always my favorite time of year. Setting new goals the thought of starting fresh is awesome! So how about some new resolutions!
I find myself still not in the physical shape I would like to be in so although cliche…I will lose a few stubborn pounds, drink more water, drink less alcohol lol, and generally get to feeling good again! I have lost almost 20lbs in 2017 but I’m still not where I want to be. So onward and upward. Maybe this will open a door to healthy recipes in the “kitchen” on this blog site stay tuned!
Another area of focus for me this year, I will continue to get more organized and I will start to tell people NO! I’m bad about this if someone needs a volunteer or a donation I’m always on board. I still am but sometimes it would push me to the very brink trying to get it all done! So, I will try to be organized to the point that I will better rknow my limitations, help where and when I can but try really hard not to stress myself out so much.
My third resolution, I intend to find more time for my spiritual life. I really miss going to church and the community that comes with having a church family. I’m not going to go into the details of why I stopped going. I use the excuse that my job occupies all my time, but in my heart I think it’s a lot deeper than just a scheduling issue. I will pray more, find time for church, and I will start to rebuild my relationship with God.
So, there it is! I have a lot to do this year! I hope your resolutions are meaningful to your plan for the year, and that 2018 is the best year ever! Thanks for reading!
So last January, I blogged about my new year’s resolutions. I’m not really a resolution kind of girl. Its not typical of me I should say. I had a few specific goals…
1. Become a morning person
2. Stop procrastinating
3. Do more of what I love!
Well I’m happy to report that I have done a pretty good job of at least two of these things. I have taken more time to do what I love. I have cooked, blogged, decorated, crafted, and done so many things this year that I really love! I hope you did too! Also I have done a better job, although not perfect, of stopping my procrastinating ways and trying to get things done right away! It makes a huge difference!
Now about that morning person thing….How do you people do this!! I hate getting up early, and I can’t seem to force myself out of bed until the very last warm snuggly minute lol! I’m open to advice here folks! I still think I could make an early morning routine work for me. I’m open to hearing your ideas!
I might try setting some new resolutions for 2018. I’ll keep you posted!
Another New Year with a fresh start and some amazing possibilities!
I love the new year holiday, it fills me with the hope of dreaming bigger dreams, and being a better person than the year before.
So let’s get right to it! Resolutions!! I have to be honest in that I have never really had a new year resolution before. This year though I contemplated the things holding me back from some of my greatest achievements, and I’m making some changes! Gonna need some coffee for this one.
I am going to turn myself into a morning person. For those who know me try to hold off on the hysterical laughter… I want to find a way to enjoy my early mornings. I plan to get up daily at 6:30am, early but not too early lol. A cup of coffee and a quiet moment to review my plan for the day ahead. This comes to my second resolution, getting organized…again try to stop laughing 😁.
Since this is a bit of a confession here it goes. I procrastinate…a lot. I always seem to think I can get to it later and then my mind jumbles up with a hundred other things and the first task gets lost in the fray. So no more of that this is the year of getting things done, and getting them done now!
Lastly, I’m going to do more of what I love. I’m going to cook, and bake, and Garden, and read good books. I’m going to find my way back to feeling like me again, I’ve been a little off my game the past couple years, maybe for good reason, but maybe not and I intend to make myself whole again.
I started already with a nice update on the house. Our main family room got a much needed upgrade and I’m feeling great about this fresh new zone I’m in.
So here’s to a happy new year! For all of us! Talk to you all soon!!