Saturday, February 26, 2011

30 to 30 wrap up

hey all!

Sorry it has taken me so long to report back on my big day! I've been trying to finish up the prizes, and it's taken a bit longer than expected!

I got a lot of very positive comments on my posts. To be honest, after about 10 days or so, I thought you guys would be sick of hearing from me. And in case any of you actually thought I was that dedicated to write every single day, I totally started writing those back in November. My goal was to have them all done before the series even started. I did NOT make that - my favorite post of all (day #30) was written the day before my birthday. In other words, I deliver on time, but need to start months in advance!

Biggest thing I learned - goal wise: I really stink at keeping track of things. I only had seven goals. I made myself a little chart so I could check of each day when the goal was completed. I think I managed to pick up a pencil and mark something like, 12 of the days or something. But I actually worked on most of my goals every single day!

Quick run down of my goals:
  • Water. I rarely made my 100 oz goal. But almost always made the 72 mark. And my body craves more water now, which is always a good thing.
  • Waking up at 6:00. I'd say an 80% success rate. My body is used it the time now, and it's easier to still do this.
  • Scriptures: about a 98% success. I missed a day or two, but I'm in a much better place spiritually now!
  • Exercise: about a 90% success. I've been very happy with how well I've been sticking to exercise. I lost 4 lbs the first two weeks, and then gained 2.5 back when I got a nasty cold. But it's coming of again!
  • Getting ready: Huge improvement here! Before, I waited to get myself ready until the dirty work was done - exercise, cleaning, etc. But I was using that as an excuse to not get ready. I can mop the floor in jeans just as well as pjs. While I still don't always make the 10:00 mark, more often than not, I'm ready for my day about 9:30.
  • Indexing: I did more than 400 names!
  • Scrapbook: I managed to finish 'Lil's first book, and I've got 5 months done on Buddy's.
It's amazing what having a real goal - that I really work on - with a concrete deadline has done for me. I love where I'm at so much more now than where I was before.

Now the fun stuff - PRIZES!!!

I finally decided on 3. The "grand" prize is a love of books. Second place is a love of crafts. Third is a love of chocolate. (you can't tell in the pictures, but I put everyone else's name in a big bowl and my kids picked them out. Nice and random!)

The Grand Prize goes to the person with the most comments (I told you to comment lots!) Which is : Grandma Nelson!!!! Yeah Mom! You win:

The new Josi Kilpack book! It came right in the middle of my series, so I thought it would be a good prize to throw in there.

Second Place: A love of crafts (random pick) goes to:And you win:

This cute plate I whipped up with my silhouette. (actually, this was one of the most frustrating things I've made in a long time. I'll explain a bit more when I do a vinyl tutorial next week.)
Hooray you!

Third place:(another random pick) Love of chocolate goes to:
You win an Oreo Truffle kit (a $5 Walmart card to buy yourself some oreos and cream cheese, the recipe, and a bar of Aldi chocolate to dip them in) Of course, you can do what ever you want with the gift card, but I REALLY recommend doing the recipe! (Mommy J, please email me a mailing address!)

Thanks for playing along with me. It's been a great ride!


  1. Hooray! I've never one anything in a blog contest before...then again, I've never entered a blog contest before! Thanks! I think it's totally cute!

  2. I loved all the posts! Seriously I just looked back and I must have done something wrong because I know I commented on more than it shows. You are so crafty with Miss Nelson's prize. It is way cute! Love you lots!!

  3. I'm not sure I even knew I was entered. Having never entered a blog contest before, I just know you like to have comments so you know people are actually reading your posts. Really cool !!!

  4. I don't know how I managed to miss this post! Seeing that cute boy holding my name on a sheet of paper warms my heart. :) Your success with your goals is totally inspiring me. I've got a long list of things I'd like to improve on. And I turn thirty in just under two months... hmmm. You've got me thinking!


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