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Merry Christmas (a little belated!) and my blogging plans for 2013…


My three precious children — one of my favorite photos from our Christmas photo card shoot.

Merry Christmas — a little belated! :) I hope you and your family are having a blessed and refreshing week of celebrating.

I enjoyed a lot of unplugged time over the last week, but I’m anxious to get back to regular blogging here. It was great to be offline but I’ve missed you all!

Those of you who are observant might have also noticed that I took a “semi-sabbatical” from writing content posts in December. I just felt the need to step back, re-group, and refine where I wanted the blog to go in 2013. I’m excited to have a plan crafted for the blog and direction for 2013 — I’ve really missed writing substantive posts here and can’t wait to get back to it!

By the way, don’t panic, there won’t be any drastic changes taking place! However, I do hope to be much more intentional, organized, and consistent in my blogging in this coming year.

In addition, while I want to continue to bring you the best deals, coupons, and freebies — both online and offline, I’m going to put a big emphasis on writing posts and series, as well as sharing my weekly goals and meal plans, do-it-yourself ideas, money-saving tips, our family’s favorite recipes, freezer cooking sessions, preschool on a budget ideas, and more.

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my top 20 books from 2012, some recommended organizational reads for 2013, my goal list for 2013, what I learned about goal-setting in 2012, and my list of 24 books to read in 2013. Plus, of course, lots of great deals. :)

Thank you, as always, for reading here. I’m looking forward to what 2013 has in store!