Doing What I Love – Sharing My Favorite Things With You!

Why I Love What I Do

I love this quote above – It’s so incredibly true. And I am SO blessed to be able to do what I do everyday. I love writing, I love photography, I love crafty/DIY/creative stuff, I love networking and marketing. So I rolled up all of those things that I love, and created this site! I get to share my favorite things with you guys each day – and that is the best kind of work that there is.

What You Can Look Forward to This Year

So… I had set up a schedule for this year, with different themes for each month. This helps to keep me organized, allows me to put together some great projects, and is just more fun. But – then in the middle of last month, my computer crashed. My hard drive failed, I had to take it to two different repair shops, only to learn that I had lost all of my photos, files, and information. {Eeeeeeeck!!!!} After losing a full week due to lack of computer, plus the loss of all of my work, I totally got thrown off schedule! But, I’m getting back on track now – so I can finally share this years editorial calendar with you. This gives you a big picture idea of what kind of cool stuff you’ll find on this site over the coming months…..

  1. April: This month is all about simplifying technology and home office organization. I’m putting together an awesome guide on how to choose the best laptop, will be sharing a bunch of cool gadgets, sites, and apps that will totally help you in your busy life, and will be sharing loads of the “Smart Solution” tips that you expect to find here each day. {I’ll also have a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift Guide running from mid-April until Mother’s Day, May 13th….}
  2. May: This month is all about Outdoor Living. Since many of us are on tighter budgets this year, a great alternative to spending on pricey vacations is to invest some bucks in upgrading your own outdoor space. For the same price as a weekend trip, you can build an outdoor oasis to enjoy all summer long. I’ll share gardening tips, and some great pool-prep tricks we learned getting ours ready last year. I’m searching out the best value in outdoor toys and patio furniture, and I’ll show you loads of pictures of our backyard transformation too.
  3. June: As the weather turns warmer, I’ll be focused on easy fashion and beauty advice for summer. From budget-friendly fashion ideas, to tips on humidity-proofing your hair – I’ll make sure you’re ready to start the season in style.
  4. July: It’s party time!! The month starts off with a bang at our house – 4th of July, followed a few days later by my nephews 6th birthday bash – This year is a Lego Theme. A couple of weeks later is my little girls 2nd birthday! Last year was pretty epic, so we’ll try to outdo it this year. {I’m thinking a Pirate and Princess Party!} – With our big in ground pool and huge property, we entertain pretty much all summer long, so this month’s theme is all about birthdays and BBQ’s.
  5. August: Back to school already? Yep – summer always just flies by, right? I will search out the very best values in back to school supplies, gear, and fall fashions. You’ll find some awesome giveaway events, and lots of great tips to help adjust to the changing season.
  6. September: This is the time of year that I get back into the kitchen again. Just like Spring Cleaning, I like to do a Fall Spruce Up too – take the summer serving pieces and party dishes back out to the garage, and replace them with fall pieces. I start craving heartier foods again – it’s time for crock pots and roasters, pies and pumpkins. I’ll share my favorite recipes, kitchen organization tips, and more.
  7. October: ??? I have a ton of ideas for this – But haven’t quite narrowed it down. I’d LOVE for you guys to leave me some suggestions in the comments of what you’d most like to see featured!
  8. November: This month I will be sharing some of my favorite crafty ideas – becauseĀ homemade gifts rock! With the holiday season approaching fast, this is a great time to start creating one-of-a-kind gifts for your favorite people.
  9. December: Christmas time!!! Oh, how I love this time of year. You can expect to see tons of creative ideas for meal planning and decorating, and the very best shopping advice around. I love low prices, but I’m more about value – A high-end item is worth paying more for if the quality is there. I’ll find you the best value for your holiday shopping buck, match it with great cash-back shopping sites – then even show you cool ideas to wrap your packages, too. Christmas is such a beautiful way to end the year….

I hope that you’re as excited as I am about these monthly themes! Of course, each month will have loads of other content too – I’m not going to post on only the months theme. But this gives me a way to put together some fun series of posts, create some really awesome giveaway events, and build cool content for you to read. The end of March is my One-Year Blogiversary – {I can’t believe it’s been a year already!} – And I can’t wait to see what adventures the rest of this year brings me.

Thanks for reading – You all rock!

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Comments

  1. I love this brief by month run down. Having just recently realized that July and part of September are always going to be product reviews and giveaways plus lots of guest posts for me because its a time of transition for me, I am starting to plan for next year in a different way for my blog. I absolutely love reading this today, as it gives me some insight on how I can plan even more effectively!

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