2012 in review

Thanks for a great 2012!

Looking forward to the next 12 months!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


One Lovely Blog Award

I am ridiculous.  Every morning I try to make time before work to read the daily blog posts that jump into my  mailbox. When I got to Dana‘s from CereusArt I was surprised. I did not know that you could nominate blogs for an award. I thought, “How cool is that?”  I continued reading through her nomination down to the list of sites that Dana recommended. I clicked one at a time and looked at all the ideas each person had. I thought, “I need to get out more and visit other blogs”. I have to apologize for not getting to the last two on her list because I was third from the bottom. I had to click on it to make sure.

Thank you Dana for nominating SideCapers. I always look forward to your posts; you have beautiful pictures and great nautical gift ideas. You encourage others with tools of information and opportunity.

To accept this award:
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Paste the award image on your blog.
3. Tell 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other blogs that you would like to give the award to.
5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen and let them know about the award.

My favorite sites so far; each with their own special reasons.




The Cur Family

Bucket List Publications

Promote My Shop

Unfortunately I do not have 15 yet.  I promise to change that in the future.

Facts About Me

1.  I started blogging for the first time at the beginning of  this year. Blogging can be so intimidating in the beginning.

2.  My home in Southeastern Wisconsin in the city of West Bend.

3.  I drive a 2002 Red Mini Cooper; I love that car.

4.  In my opinion, cats are the best pet. My two follow me everywhere and help me with my projects.

5.  Gardening is my second love. On our city lot there is little to no grass. It is all flowers and paths.

6.  This year I am resolved to make more personal time to take care of myself.

7.  Last, but always first on my mind is my husband and my relationship with Jesus.

This has been a wonderful experience.  I think english teachers should assign this somehow in class.Thank you again to Dana at CereusArt for the award, what an unexpected surprise.