Hi everyone! What’s new with you? It’s been a while since I updated you all on what’s happening in my life so I thought I would take today to do that. 2016 is off to a great start and I have so much to be thankful for. Here’s what I’ve been up to and I would love to know what you have been up to as well!
Blogging. This blog is doing so well! Last month I finally figured out my hear t for this blog and came up with a motto. I love my God and I love my husband so I want to write about those two things. God is always teaching me something new and I will share those things with you as well as what I am learning as a newlywed. My motto is Practicing Grace and Celebrating Love because, well, that is what I am sharing with you! My little blog had over 4000 page views last month which was more than I imagined. I am happy that so many people are enjoying my writing.
Planning a 10 year High School Reunion. I’m not sure how it’s possible, but I graduated from high school 10 years ago! This has led a few of my former classmates to put together a facebook alumni page where everyone is sharing where they have been for the last 10 years. It’s crazy reconnect with people that I haven’t seen in 10 years but it is so much fun! Our reunion will be in the summer so I’ll definitely be sharing more about it. I also wrote about our hometown last week and the post went over really well. Blanchester is a small town and definitely one of a kind and I love it!
Friends and Family. My mom had a stent put in her heart right after Christmas and it was a scary situation but she is doing much better now. She still has some pain and has a strict diet to stick to but she is doing well. My best friend is due to have a baby at the end of this month and I am beyond excited to meet this little one. I feel like we really are grownups now! My other best friend is getting married in October and this year is getting so exciting. My sister is having a baby at the end of May and I am happy to announce that I will be an aunt to 1 niece and 4 nephews! It’s so much fun playing with my little nephews and watching my niece grow into a lovely young lady. I especially love watching Brian bond with the boys. They really love their uncle Brian!
Love. Being married to Brian is still the best decision of my life! We have been married 10 months on the 11th and we are growing closer together and learning from each other each day. It’s the ‘month of love’ and so we are about to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day! Woo-Hoo! This month I am joining in a Challenge called Strengthen Your Marriage from Young Wife’s Guide. It sounds like so much fun and I’m not telling Brian that I am a part of it so we’ll see if he figures it out! We are also taking a marriage class at our church which I’m sure will be lots of fun.
Cooking. I love cooking and this year so far I have found two new keeper recipes. The first is Meringue Cookies which are like 2 carbs a piece and therefore a win with diabetes and the other is Apple Quesadillas. Oh my goodness I love these Apple Quesadilla! Brian has been asking for them again and again!
Confessions of a Newlywed. I started a new series on the blog entitled, ‘Confessions of a Newlywed.’ So far I’ve shared a few of my newlywed confessions and have several other ladies who are going to share their stories on the blog as well. This series in happening on Tuesday and I hope you’ll stop by soon! You can learn how you can be involved here.
For Fun. I’ve started binge watching Hart of Dixie on Netflix and I’m hooked. This little show is so sweet and I can’t wait to see what happens next! I also just finished off a Lion King Thomas Kinkade Puzzle which was fun to put together and is beautiful. I’ve decided to read through Harry Potter again and it’s taking forever.
Learning to Advertise. Now that I have been blogging for a while, naturally, I want to start offering ad space on my blog. Over the past few weeks I finally got my media page all set up and am ready to offer ad space. You can read more about it here. And oh yeah, if you want to sponsor me this month you can get 25% off with the code: LOVE. I can’t wait to start helping others grow their blogs just like others have helped me!
Alright, now you know what is going on in my life! I’d love to know what you have been up to lately.
In case you missed it, here are a few of the things I have been writing lately:
Have a fantastic weekend!