Monday, March 14, 2011

One Year Ago

1. Erin had her first visit to the dentist for a check-up. She was still two (not turning three until July 31st) And she really did a great job.

2. I don't remember what the weather was like one year ago, but today it is snowing here :-O
And here I was all ready for Spring to start. But this Thursday, St. Pat's Day, is supposed to be sunny and in the 70's. That's Midwest weather for you!

3. I weighed the exact same as I do today. But I've been making little changes since January of this year. Healthier, life changes. Exercising 4-6 times a week without fail. Adding more antioxidants to my diet. Eliminating more junk from my diet. And just watching what I eat period! Plus trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep at night as long as little ones don't wake me up : )

4. I had yet to be published in a Scrapbook magazine. A goal that I had sporadically pursued off and on over the years. I just wanted to see one of my layouts in a magazine : ) And I now one of my layouts is going to be published in Scrapbooks Etc... The October issue! Very excited about that!

And speaking of scrapbooking - Scrapgal's monthly challenges are still going on here The boards were down for a few days. Jenn has a brand new site that is still getting some tweaking, but we are back live :)
The manufacturer of the month is Basic Grey! I hosted the sketch challenge this month. But there are also challenges in for journaling, photos, altered objects and more. Come play along if you like challenges and would love a chance to win a cyber gift card to the store!


  1. Your blog design and header photo is great! I wish I had taken my camera around with me more when my kids were young. They're 10 and 12 now!

  2. congrats on your soon to be published layout!! Yay!!!

  3. fun idea for a blog post! and sounds like you're doing great :)

  4. Congratulations on getting published - it is so great to set a goal and have the follow through (and talant) to achieve it! Snow may be coming here too! Right now, just rain to make mush of what is already on the ground.

  5. What an adorable picture of your dd!
    Big congrats on getting published with a printed magazine!
    So excited for you!!
    I have not submitted to any but one time and that was a 1.5 years ago!
    I didnt get it accepted but I have had a few Ezine pubs.
    I'm hoping to work on submitting again later in the year when things slow down!
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Congrats on getting published!! That's awesome.

  7. love this idea - congrats on the pub!

  8. what a great idea to look back. Congrats on getting published!!