Tuesday

WFMW's New Home

Okay, I just need to scream:

{Squeeeealllll!!!}

All better now.

I am delighted and thrilled to be the new host of Works for Me Wednesday, formerly of Rocks in My Dryer.

Shannon asked me if I'd be interested in taking her carnival over and I gave it some deep thought.

You know for about 0 seconds.

I love the carnival. I love the helpful tips. I love the community. 

I love that I have the best sock organizational system in the world because of Works for Me Wednesday (Shannon's tip).

And now for my tip: creating WFMW ideas & a secret

I think our homes are full of helpful tips, but after participating for a year, sometimes my idea bank runs low (a lot like another bank I have....) But sharing what you do to make your life easier can be so helpful: like keeping a squeegee in the shower to wipe down the glass doors after every shower or using Clorox wipes to clean the bathroom sinks every morning so it doesn't get out of hand or writing down items on your to do list even after you've completed them.

See? There are so many things we do that can help others.

(Okay, except for that last one. I'm pretty sure I need medication for that one).

It seems I'll be needing some handy tips to share with you in the months and years (!) to come. I keep a small notepad in my purse and I jot down blogging ideas as they come to me. If I don't, I can't remember an hour later! 

I get asked a lot how I link up in the top 5 or so (usually) at WFMW

And I'm going to tell you (can you feel the suspense?): I read the carnival guidelines and look for time clues, like 10 pm (CST) and I refresh. A. Lot.  I also insert my post link (permalink) into a random Mr. Linky on my blog or a used Mr. Linky. I delete it immediately after it's shown up.  When a new Mr. Linky is put up, it grabs your oldest link.  It saves me from having to type very quickly, which I don't do very well. I discovered this little tip by accident!

So, that's one of my deep dark secrets. 

Stick around for more.

I hope you'll join me next week!

For more tips, visit Works for Me Wednesday!
P.S. I'm hosting a fabulous Etsy store giveaway from Vintage Pearl! Click here to enter!

63 comments:

Innkeeper Seely said...

Be there or be square. Thanks for picking up WFMW. I think they are a lot of fun

Tara @ Feels like home said...

Good for you, Kristen! I'll be here next Tuesday night. :)

Andrea said...

Your blog definitely feels like the logical one to take it over! Yay!!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

Well this is great! Glad your so hyped..it means accountibility incase you didn't think this through..;)

I'm sure your up to the task!

MckMama said...

(No email attached to your comment, otherwise I'd have just replied, but...)

Pretty darn sure I remember that it was YOU who left a comment about wearing red at Target yourself, you know, just in case? Was it?

Because getting another comment from you today along the same lines had me in stitches.

Funny girl, you. You don't comment much (probably too busy keeping up your own stellar blog, from the looks of it) but when you do, you pack a punch and put a smile on my face.

Thanks!

Amber @ Classic Housewife/ Modern World said...

Score for you! Do you feel like she just handed you a brick of gold? =) I'm looking forward to doing this with you!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Congrats to you, what an honor to be the "chosen one!" I'm sure you'll do the carnival proud.

Mommy Bee said...

But now, with you hosting, it'll go up at central time, right?

neener neener, i'm in Alaska, so that's still tuesday night for me!!!


Incidentally, I just copy and paste...no typing needed. :)

Mrs. Naz of All That Naz & Becoming Me said...

Very cool. My new nickname for you is going to be carnival girl! SFMTY, WWFMW,DIYS....

I will have to frequest when I think of something good to share. The 10ct is hard for me because that's 11 for me and I'm in bed by then....so if I wait until the next day to post I'd be like # 200 and then I feel like...who reads #200...I'm pitiful, this I know.

Angie said...

Congrats on hosting WFMW! Can't wait to see it on your blog next week! :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'm so excited that you were chosen as the new hostess for WFMW! Woo-hoo! I was scared Shannon was going to shut it down for good.

Looking forward to visiting your site each week and playing along! :-)

Sandy Toes said...

How fun!
-sandy toe

Blue Castle said...

Oh my goodness! This is great. I didn't know the Mr. Linky trick. So nice of you to share. I usually refresh and wait and then copy and paste my link in. It takes soooo frustratingly long - even though it's just seconds. Your way is faster, thanks again. :) Looking forward to seeing WFMW here.

Trisha said...

Just stumbled on your blog and you are cracking me up. Sorry you had a hard week last week but it sounds like this week is going better!

Funky Food Trisha

The Happy Housewife said...

Congrats on the takeover! You are just the most perfect choice! Thanks for the tips too, I don't have time to sit and hit refresh, but I did notice the quirk with Mr. Linky. I didn't think about using it improve speed in linking. Great idea!
Toni

PJs Til Noon said...

LOVE the WFMW. So glad to hear it has a new home and not dropped like a red-headed stepchild. (No offense all you copper vixens out there.)
Love your blog.
-Jen

tidymom said...

This is such AWESOME news!! I read about it on Shannon's blog, and I was just thrilled!!!

Can't wait to join in with you!!

~TidyMom

Lynn said...

Congratulations, Kristen! How exciting to be the new Works for Me Wednesday host. Even after your sparkling tip, I will still probably be one of the last bloggers to link up (seeing as my Wednesdays are busy and I usually barely squeak in under the p.m. deadline). But I'll be back to play, better late than never :) Best of luck with your new hosting job.

World's Greatest Mommy said...

I'm so excited for you!!!! Let me squeal a little too! And I'm so glad that WFMW is still going to be around. And I'm so glad for the tip on the Mr. Linky! I'm just glad and excited all around!

oh amanda said...

Yay, you! Can't wait to see wfmw here!

Anne said...

I'm new to your blog from Rocks in My Dryer. I love it! BTW...I also write things on my to do list after I've done them just so I have more to cross off. :)

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

Congratulations. Thanks for the tip on being one of the first links. I look forward to posting many times.

April said...

I am a newbie and I just subscribed to this blog. I have a question about WFMW. It seems that there is a topic given but then the links that follow don't always follow that topic. So if I were to look for something, say how to keep a bathmat from getting all yucky in the tub, how would I search that? do I have to go through each individual link?

Jane Anne said...

Woo hoo!!! I am seriously so thrilled that you picked this up. Thanks for the WFMW tips!

My latest post: WFMW: Free Magazines

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Looking forward to your hosting us here!

MemeGRL said...

I usually end up visiting you every week from WFMW anyway so I'm doubly excited you are picking up the carnival! Thanks for hosting. Looking forward to seeing you here next week!

Queen B said...

Congratulations! That is terrific!! I am so excited for you and look forward to what you are going to do with WFMW!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congrats, Kristen! I am THRILLED for you. I'm excited to see your blog grow and my hints box grow with ideas from the WFMW crowd.

Amber said...

Congratulations!! So excited! You know, I think I've only contributed to ONE of those before!?! I guess I'll have to do that more often. :)

Bridget said...

This sounds very exciting! I have so much to learn....I'm so glad YOU are MY neighbor! Trade you cookies for blogging tips! ;)

Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries said...

So very excited for you! I wish we could have had time to hang out more at Blissdom so I could feel like, "I know her AND I'm super excited", but we did meet in passing! So very thrilled for you!!

Great tip, BTW. I do almost the same thing, but was most definitely thrown tonight by the early linky. :)

Roan said...

I am so happy that WFMW is continuing! I just found it a few weeks ago, and I am looking forward to posting every week.
Thanks for being the new hostess.
I also write things down I have done on my "to do" list, just to have the pleasure of crossing them out! But recently I have started using igoogle, and typing my to do list on there.....when you complete something, you just "x" it and is disappears! You just don't get that same satisfaction as crossing it out! :)

Jean Stockdale said...

I am so pleased to know that this fun event will continue. I am fairly new at it but I have followed Rocks in my Dryer for a long time. I trust it will be a great blessing for you and for all who participate. I look forward to getting to know you through this weekly event. Blessings.

JanMary said...

Looking forward to it.

(and I am sure the bloggy super-stardom won't change you a bit!!!)

FromThe Creek said...

Great tip and I will be trying it here next week too! Thanks for hosting this from now on...I love it!

Suz said...

Congrats on your new adventure! Can't believe she's stepping aside, but glad that she's handing off the WFMW!

I'll be here ready to participate! Looking forward to seeing what kinds of ideas you have for this :)

Happy Mommy said...

How Exciting! I love Fro Me To You and WFMW! I can do it all in one spot, nothing like one stop!

Tasha said...

All great tips! I also write things on my to-do list after I have done them!

To make mine faster I go ahead and copy my link and paste it in. My computer remembers what I type so all I have to type is T and it pics up Tasha@Hectic Calm for me.

Phoebe said...

I'm so excited that you are picking up WFMW! Definitely a good fit.

I'm looking forward to it...

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love sneaky smart mama tips...they are the best!

Congrats on hosting WFMW! :)

Paula Constable said...

What a great opportunity for you! I look forward to reading your blog.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

I'm glad you're doing this! And I totally write things on my to-do list after I've done them, just so I can cross them off! :)

We are THAT Family said...

Just to clarify my tip:

Go ahead and publish your link (just like you would) only do it in a 'used' Mr Linky.

Since Mr Linky 'picks' up the last link, when a new Mr. Linky goes active, it will pick up your new link.

Y'all email me with questions!

Sherry said...

THanks for the tip! I'll have to try that. :D

I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for WFMWs!!

Mo said...

Just want to add my appreciation that you are continuing with WFMW - I don't participate *every* week, but I DO come in to read what works for everybody else!!

Looking forward to the future WFMW's!!

Annikke said...

I am excited that the WFMW will be continuing along over here. I get SO many helpful tips and ideas from all the wonderful ladies in bloggyland! Thanks for taking on that project!

Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations on your new assignment.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Well hooray for you!!! I'll definitely have to come up with a tip for next week!

itsahumanzoo said...

Congrats! See you next week. :)

Christine said...

Congrats on your new gig! That WFMW is a big kid but you can handle her. I haven't read you very much but plan on seeing me around here quite a bit now!

nottryingforaboy said...

Yay!@ Congrats again!

Crayl said...

We Are That Family, now with TWO weekly carnivals!
SWEET. How very exciting for you!
:)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Congrats, Kristen. You are very deserving!!! We all know you will do the job with pride leading us all to be better mommies!!! I love WFMW and am excited for you.

MissMeliss said...

LOVE IT!!!! :) I'll gladly participate. And try to come up with some great ideas. I LOVE reading others ideas! :)

Melissa

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

SO excited that you'll be hosting! Yay for you!!

Julie Stiles Mills said...

I'm SO glad WFMW won't shut down, but remember - if life gets to busy - tell us we're on our own for the week!

We've got your back! THANKS again!

Gracelyn said...

Yay for you! Shannon chose well... ;)

Kirstin said...

HOw exciting...you'll do a great job! Can't wait to see what's in store.

Stephanie said...

So happy for you! Yeah!

newlyweds said...

Look forward to joining you next week!

Heather said...

This is so awesome! I'm so glad you're picking up the torch; looking forward to some amazing carnivals!

Storm said...

Congratulations on being the new hostess of WFMW.

Jenny said...

ran across your blog while i was surfin' around some others. and you have some great content here. there's lots to check out and i'm really enjoying my stay. i'd like to invite you for a pop on over to my blog if you'd like. i'd love to have you. :) i've subscribed to your feed so i'll be coming back for sure.