HAPPY NEW YEAR
I hope you survived the holidays and the BACK TO SCHOOL routine this morning. Personally I have a love/hate relationship with New Years. I HATE thinking about all the things I DID NOT accomplish the previous year, but I LOVE thinking about all the cool things I CAN do this year.
I have so many ideas that I want to do with the blog this year. We have grown so much over the last year and I cannot wait to see where we are headed in 2011. If you are NEW HERE – WELCOME and you can read all about me and Maven of Savin’ HERE. Do not worry, all the deals will still be here, but I really want to get back to my original intent for the blog…
- saving MONEY – OK – we’ve got that one in full swing though I hope to have more tutorials and maybe a VLOG or 2… we’ll see. Of course I will be sharing more of my shopping trips and tracking savings.
- saving TIME – I really NEED this one and though I have shared some great tools in the past on cleaning, organizing and more. We will be talking even more about this one as I strive to create my Home Management notebook and work through Tell Your Time – How to manage your schedule so you can live fulfilled. I cannot wait to improve my time management.
- saving MY MIND – this is a free for all – WHO knows what I might write about – but LOOK OUT!
Be on the lookout for our weekly LIVE CHAT on Wednesday’s from 8pm – 9pm. I will also be creating a bunch of polls I will need you to participate in so I can better understand what you all want. WOO HOO – it is going to be great. You will see some new tools as well. We already have the coupondatabase and the NEW Shipping List feature (tutorial coming…), but I love techie toys, so who knows what is next.
HOWEVER – keep in mind that I always BITE OFF MORE THAN I CAN CHEW – so rather than me making all kinds of timing promises to you all, I am going to try to pace myself. My family is also moving in 3 weeks – so needless to say, the saving time and organizing stuff will clearly have to wait until I get settled. So as I say… BABY STEPS. But there is one thing I will be starting tomorrow…
I am so pleased to be starting a RENEW FOR YOU 2011 writing series collaborating with Kelly from Kansas City Mamas, Shelly from Coupon Teacher, Melissa from Stockpiling Moms and Sarah from Give Me Neither. Sometimes we get bogged down with everything (the deals :)) and do not get to write about the things we want. So now – cue the music – “it’s my blog and I’ll write IF I want to, write WHAT I want to, write WHEN I want to”!
This series is about Renewing yourself for YOU in 2011. Every week, each blogger will be writing about different resolution type topics like budgeting, frugal weight loss, organizing, making time for yourself and accepting you for you. I hope you will join us as we help support each other in RENEW’ing ourselves. Look for new posts on Tuesday afternoons.
So even though I will be doing a poll, feel free to chime in now – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE on Maven of Savin’ in 2011??