Monday, October 17, 2011
7-11 Project: 5 Weeks & Counting. . .
1. Do 11 new activities with the kids.
This weekend, we did something that I've been meaning to do for sometime, and that was take the boys to a festival. The Myriad Botanical Gardens downtown was hosting The Festival on the Green and provided a whole list of fun activities and events for children and adults to promote their newly renovated facilities. They put in a HUGE splash park with light shows and fog and sprinklers. The kids got SOAKED to the bone, but it was the most fun that Mr. Grouchy Pants has had in a long time. He has developed quite a fondness for water this summer, and didn't mind a bit that autumn is now upon us! He jumped right in and started running amuck amidst the sprinklers with the rest of the mass amounts of toddlers!
2. Tackle 11 projects around the house.
This week we worked really hard on organization. It's become obnoxiously obvious to me that these little monsters have exceeded the recommended toy limit. In order to teach them a bit of thankfulness and appreciation for their stuff, I decided to host The Great Toy Sort. I went to Wal-Mart and invested in 4 large storage bins, labeled them, and then brought them to the boys room to begin a thorough downsizing.
3. Write 11 new blog posts.
This is one of my goals that is finally DONE. I have successfully written 13 blog posts that I've either posted or are up and coming in the months of November and December. It's good to have them finished and scheduled for posting with the NaNoWriMo Challege coming up next month (This is the novel-writing contest that will be held the whole month of November.) I fully intend to take advantage of this awesome challenge and write my first novel next month! Can't wait to share the progress on here! You all will be the first to get the sneak peeks! :)
4. Read 11 new books.
Well, that's about it for the updates this week. I do understand that there are some goals that I don't mention every week, and other goals that I have yet to mention at all in my post updates. For example: Sincerely apologize to 11 people that I've wronged/hurt; Do 11 random acts of kindness, etc. Some of these goals are very personal to me. Others, I don't post about for fear that I may come across as boasting, and that is definitely not my intention. What I will be doing (in the next day or so) is opening a separate page with all of the goals and where I stand in accomplishing each. (For those crazy few of you who have wondered and are keeping track). Stay tuned for that in the tabs at the top of the page next to "Because I Said So. . ."
Also, in reading a ton of other people's blogs and websites, I have noticed a trend: GIVEAWAYS. I'm not sure why bloggers are so big on giveaways, but I have noticed the underlying benefit of hosting said giveaways: BRIBERY and FREE ADVERTISING. Soooo, I figure since I'm fairly new to the blogging world and most definitely naive to the many avenues of getting my blog out there to the masses, I will try to partake in this style of marketing. Coming up next week, I'll have the details on MissBananaPants's VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY! In the meantime, join my facebook page if you haven't already and feel free to share my link to any of your friends! I'm planning a BIG incentive for those who can help me build up my follower-base! (And yes, it will be something more grand than just my friendship! Ha! As if that's not already enough! LOL.
Have a fantastic week, and remember, "Your Life Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Wonderful." :)