October blogging…every day to celebrate


This month marks my THIRD anniversary of blogging! This photo was taken in October 2011 during a visit with Tater, the month I started this here blog.

How that is possible, I’m not quite sure. What I do know is that every year I blog, I enjoy it more and learn more about what works and what does not. Each year I change it up a little bit and I’m excited about how it will evolve.


To celebrate this blog’s third birthday, I’m going to attempt Gracie Gordon’s October Blogging Challenge. Parameters above.

I’m not going to lie, it comes in pretty handy that my fall break is this month. I’ll have time to do this thing! I discovered this challenge after reading Katie‘s lightning round September challenge post. Loved it. Love her really. I can’t promise that I won’t cheat on some like she did.

First up is goals for October. Ahhhhh easy! You all know how I love to make to do lists! I do that daily!

1. Get caught up on reading so that I’m on track to meet my goal (see!?!?! It’s constant!) of 52 books read this year. I’m at 34 right now.

2. Put a pumpkin on my front porch.

3. Get out the paints. 

4. Hang up remaining art/photos in the house–start brainstorming about empty spaces.

5. Get to at least one class at 502 Power…I need to practice with others! 



  1. I also love the idea of a blog challenge – plus it’s a fun way to share sneak peeks of what you’re up to without it being too much of a commitment, and I see that one of the days even overlaps with your goals (show us a book you’re reading). Looking forward to checking in at the end of October to see how things turned out :)

    Ugh, reading. I always set a goal for myself of 50 books each year but somehow I got off track in the summer months and now I’m struggling to get back into it. I ended up watching the entire Friends series though. So there’s that. Where do you keep track of the books you’ve read?



    1. Aww thanks! Yeah, I’m excited…a little worried I won’t be able to keep up, but I’m going to try and keep the posts short.

      I keep a running list in Word of all the books I’ve read since graduating college…(dork!) but I also have been tracking this year’s reads on instagram and will do a yearly wrap up post in December.

      Thanks for reading!



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