I am so excited about the start of a New Year.
It's like clean sheet day on a grander scale! Or new car smell piped through your A/C vent in your house. Or--
Well, you know. I'm not big on resolutions though. They just make me feel guilty. But I am into revelations...what is God trying to say to me today?
For the past several weeks, I've been feeling pulled to make some changes on my blog. Nothing big, just better. I want to be the me I'm supposed to be.
I have a heart for marriage. God saved mine and my hubby and I have a story to tell. My hubby is partnering with me and we will be doing several posts/vlogs a month called He Said/She Said. I'm so excited about this! We'll be looking at challenges in our marriages from both perspectives. (If you have topic ideas, please let me know. We've created a list, but are open to ideas!)
I have a new giveaway policy too. I enjoy giving things to my readers, especially if the item comes from one of my favorite places. I love seeing my readers squeal on paper when they win. It's so rewarding. But I don't want my content to only be about that, so I've made some changes. You can read them here . But I'm really excited that the giveaway fee I charge will go entirely to Compassion International!) I have some amazing giveaways planned already, happening on most Tuesdays in a future near you.
One of the very best things about my blog is you. Gosh, I love you guys! I want to build my community so that I can get to know you better, individually. Once a week, I'll be hosting a Q&A on the forum on my sidebar. I'm hoping to start with the amazing (and home-altering) book Have a New Kid by Friday . I'd love for it to be a open discussion- a little like a book club! I most certainly don't have all the answers (just ask my kids), but if we partner together, we can help each other be the best parents ever!
Next, I'm altering my DIY projects that I usually post every Friday. Let's face it, my house is decorated. (I will leave up the link on the sidebar to the DIYP Directory of all 75 of my projects). I will still share big projects or cool ideas; I just want to refocus my efforts and instead of doing projects for me, do them for others.
You can read more about it here. But every month, I will be posting a non-sewing, non-knitting project that we will do together as a group. You will mail your item to me during the month and I will send it to the charity who needs it. (If you can sew, knit, quilt or crochet, you MUST participate in CraftHope's projects for charity!) I will be posting this months project later this week!
I'm taking a break from THAT Family Tree Society for a bit, and will be posting some of my favorite links each week.
I'm also working on an inspirational book for Moms-half of it will come from here and the other will be totally new material--if it finds a home in 2010--you'll be one of the first to know (or you might recognize MY SCREAMS OF JOY). Maybe.
And last of all, I PROMISE, it is my goal to make you laugh so hard that coffee (or tea, preferably) shoots out of your nose at least ONCE a week. Because it does us good.
Did one of the above features strike a chord with you? Do you have a marriage question you'd like tackled on He Said/She Said or a parenting book you want to discuss on The Blog Frog? If so, please let me know in the comments!