Friday, December 7, 2012

2012 Review Extravaganza Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Review Extravaganza 2012.  This week we will be recapping January, February and March.

Make sure you grab the button (just copy the code beneath the box) for your post.  Don't forget to visit my wonderful co-hosts (just click on their names) Lourie-CA Girl; MiMi-Living in France; Nicole-Life's a Beach; Mrs. Match-Date Girl Diaries; Janette-Johanson Journey.

Also- you can always visit the rules post to find out all the details and to see our wonderful sponsors and list of over $300 in prizes shown below.  And remember- if you don't have your post done for today- you have until Wednesday to get your week 1 post done!

Add your post to the Mr. Linky- then use the rafflecopter form to start collecting your points.  If you have any questions as to how any of the forms work please please leave a comment and I will help you out as soon as possible.

Here is my recap


-I was finally able to show you the gifts I made for Christmas including this Grandkids Picture Sign that made both grandma's cry
the one I made my MIL
- We enjoyed the beautiful weather and got dirty playing outside and I got poetic
-I started a 365/Journal blog - which lasted all of about one month
-Did some awesome thrift store shopping
-Ryder had his first moment with potty humor.
-Wrote one of my most popular posts Easy School Lunch Ideas
-Picked my word for the year "present"


I told you all about the most wonderful weekend at the Power of Mom retreat that helped me remember what really matters in life and helped me become so much more organized! (and their Mind Organization for Moms system is one of the prizes!!)

I found and remade an antique window

I attended a SIX-hour kids birthday party with my son- whom I later poured my heart about my fear of if he has any friends.

We had our fancy family Valentines Dinner
Helped put on my first Blue and Gold Banquet as a Cub Scout leader

Created my current blog button and got a new business card

And of course the time that Lourie and I found the Holy Grail


You all helped me redesign my living room
My husband got a year older and I showed you his idea from long ago for our wedding invites

My kids began soccer (again)

We spent spring break with family who came down to visit

Alex got her shots for starting kindergarten!

So there you have it- my first three months of the year.  They were all pretty good months.  I can't wait to see your recaps!  Make sure you link to you actual post and not just your blog.  Also include the button in your post.  Then after you link, start earning your points using the rafflecopter form.   You have through this upcoming Wednesday to link your week 1 post-- so if you don't have it done yet, you still have time!!

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  1. hey girl I'm all link up oh and I kept getting an error when trying to complete the task for Easy entry for all Organize it Pretty fans on Facebook.

    love going back over all the wonderful things that happen. That picture of Alex showing off her shot records foe school is too cute

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know-- when I get home from taking my kids to school I will work on getting this fixed.

  2. I love Ryder's potty humor, what a cutie! Those chairs you bought for the living room are amazing. I think when I get new furniture I need to find some chairs like that.

  3. I love that picture of Ryder all dirty, and that poem. Little boys! I can't wait til mine is here. :-) love your hubby's invitation idea, lol. I think last year during the reviews was when I first became a reader. Love your valentines dinner.i must remember that; it's so wonderful that you include the kiddos.

  4. So happy to see the Review Extravaganza back this year, Emmy! And I'm so delighted to already consider so many of the "hosts" my good blog friends!! :) I just reviewed the rules post, and realize I'm not eligible to win the prizes, so I won't enter the rafflecopter portion of it, but hope it's okay that I still link up :)

  5. I've contemplated the 365 day journal, but I'm scared I won't follow through...maybe next year.

  6. I still can't believe you found the holy grail!!

  7. I've been around long enough I remember most all of these posts (except the new blog button... dunno) and i still love the antique window frame!

  8. I totally forgot about that ridiculously long party. I don't know how you did that. And that pic of Lucas by the pool is awesome.

  9. Busy beginning to your year! But it looks like fun.

  10. such fun memories! ill try to join in later today! so fun!!!

  11. Love that cute family pic from spring break! I did the blue and gold banquet too. So much work!

  12. The 6 hour birthday party was the best-- I loved reading about that and your retreat! So fun. I'm sortof sad this year is almost over!! I can't wait to make predictions!

  13. Awww I actually remember all these things about you from the year. You were a very busy mommy!

  14. Gosh, when you look back it's kinda startling how much has happened!

  15. I remember that stuff! I pinned quite a bit of it! :)

  16. Glad I finally got to post this.

  17. A great first three months! It's so much fun to see it all like this, isn't it?

  18. I love the grandkids sign you made for you MIL and the antique window! I have a window in my dining room that is red very similar to yours. My SIL found it in a dumpster but I LOVE it. Your living room is beautiful!

  19. love your crafts, valentines dinner, and funny wedding invite!

    check out this post and let me know which charity i should donate to this month: