a new plan for the blog!

Ah, a new year. Although I don't get caught up in all the new year resolution talk (mostly because I don't keep resolutions), I do think there is something refreshing and hopeful about January 1st. For instance, I got a new planner. It's so clean! The pages aren't wrinkled, there isn't spilled coffee on it, and the cover is still shiny. I just have this feeling of determination to plan and organize and start again. 

In the spirit of planning, I came up with a schedule of what you can expect to find on my blog this year. I am really excited for the year to come and all of the big plans I have for little lovelies!
Monday: Tutorials, projects, works-in-progress, guest post announcements, etc. I am going to try to be better about sharing more of the crafty things I work on. I make quite a few things that never make it to the blog and I thought you guys might like to see them, even if there isn't a tutorial to go along with it. 
Tuesday: See Monday - more of the same. Some weeks I might have so much going on that I need two days to share all of the creative goodness. Some weeks I might only post on Monday. It'll be a surprise!
Wednesday: I want to share links to things that I find interesting. Maybe shopping sources, maybe other blogs, maybe your blog?, funny stuff, tutorials, freebies, etc. I am open to suggestions. I know that I love this sort of thing from other bloggers because it's like discovering little treasures. Some of my favorite blogs and resources have been found this way, so I want to pass on some of my favorites. 
Thursday: I am perhaps most excited about this addition to my schedule! I will be sharing projects that I have done inspired by something I pinned on Pinterest. I have something like 600 things pinned and I have only done a handful of them. This whole blogging community is about inspiring and being inspired, and I want to act on all of the ideas I am gathering up. So, I'll be doing one thing a week off my pinboards. I would love for you to participate. Perhaps you would be interested in this being turned into a link party? I would love your feedback on this!
Friday: I'll be continuing Five Things Friday, but trying to be more consistent about it. I have been kind of hit and miss in the past, so my goal is not to miss a week.
Saturday: I'll be sharing a picture each week that represents a moment in our family's lives. I considered a picture a day sort of thing, but realized that I had already skipped January first. Not a good start. So, onto once a week, which I think is much more realistic and manageable for me. At the end of the year, I'll have 52 pictures to be made into a family book, along with my blog posts that remind me what that picture meant to us.

Whew! Ambitious. Hopefully not too ambitious. I am excited to get started, and I am so happy that you are here for the ride!



  1. Wow, you´re so organized - wish I could be that too! Will be fun to see what you come up with! :-)

  2. Very ambitious but I love it! :)

    I would love a pinterest-inspired linky - I'll join up some weeks :)

  3. Sounds like a great idea! I love the Pinterest idea. Would really motivate me too. Have been wanting to do something similar too now that Christmas has been taken care of! Good luck with it all :)

  4. This looks like an awesome schedule! 6 blog posts a week? Wow! I've been so bad lately, I can't get myself to write ONE blog post! Ha! I can't wait to see it all-- especially the pins!

  5. Sounds like a plan. I am taking notes! ;)

  6. Wow, ambitious!! Looking forward to it! Love the pinterest idea ( I would definitely join the linky, if you decide to host) I have been getting ALOT of my inspiration from there! I also LOVE the idea of taking one pic a week and then making it into a family book...FABULOUS!

  7. I need a schedule like this fo' sho'. I would definitely be down for a Pinned it, did it linky party!

  8. I love this Allison ... I've been thinking on the same lines, but hadn't 'put it out there' which would probably be best if I want some accountability :). Plus I think having a somewhat 'set' schedule keeps blogging fresh and you don't feel a last minute panic to come up with something ;).

    Great job!


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