Weekly Wrap-Up 36

Posted January 4, 2015 by Kathy in Wrap-Up / 8 Comments

My Weekly Wrap Up is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a nice New Year’s Eve.  We went out to dinner and stayed home for the night.  We got Disney Infinity 2.0 for the Xbox One so I picked up a new Baymax figurine for the night.  The plan was to play video games but I ended up falling asleep on the couch while I was waiting for my turn! It was only 8:30 pm!  I was so tired from work that I couldn’t stay awake.

NYE 2014c

 

Yesterday I finally uploaded the Tweak Me v2 theme and it didn’t take as long as I thought it would.  I spent about an hour getting the blog to look like my previous design. Now I just need to make some changes.  One of the changes I noticed is that the feature image is doubled on some of my posts, so I will need to fix that.  So please excuse the odd look of some of my recent posts.

 

Here is what happened last week on the blog:

 

 

This week I will be introducing a new feature called The Pinterest Challenge.  I have gone crazy on Pinterest by creating 69 boards and 8,690 pins that I have done nothing with.  Some of my boards are for my blog posts, movies, and celebrities that are really for fun.  But the other boards are for recipes, crafts, and tips that my daughters and I are going to put a test to.  This idea came about recently when my oldest daughter, Tyler, started printing out recipes she wanted to try.  She is 16 so it was really fun cooking with her.  So I decided to do a Pinterest Challenge as a way to have some fun with my daughters, to teach them to cook and to try out some new things.  This is also going to be a fun way to include them on my blog.  I hope you will check out our posts =)

 

This week on the blog:

  • The Pinterest Challenge – Turkey Burgers Recipe
  • Book Looks
  • Fitreaders Check-in

 

Currently reading:

 

I’m still reading Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay.  I like it so far and I just wish I had more time to read.

 

COYER update:

 

So far I’ve only finished 1 book of my 30 book goal.  Now that the holidays are over I will have more time to read.

  1. ARC Book Review – Frosted

 

 

Around The Blogosphere

 

2015 Reading Assignment Challenge – make a list of the specific books you are reading in 2015. You can still sign-up so visit Berls at Fantasy is More Fun or Michelle at Because Reading

2015 Bookish Resolutions Challenge – Create 1 to 5 resolutions related to books/book blogging or personal goals.  Check out Michelle at Because Reading or Laura at Trips Down Imagination Road for the details.  Sign-up closes January 31.

March 2015 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge – hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, this challenge is to focus on your TBR (no ARCs).  I have to sign-up for this! Imagine a month with no pressure of reading ARCs!!  Here are the details.

 

Instagram Photo Challenge

Book Soul Mates is hosting another #BSMPhotoaday challenge.  Here is January’s schedule:

BSM Jan 2015

 

Here are my Instagrams for last week:

BSM Jan 2015 1 to 3

Day 1 – Bookish goals

Day 2 – Fave Book Quote (Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon)

Day 3 – Paranormal

 

How was your week?

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8 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up 36

    • Kathy

      Yes, it is addictive! And it’s good to hear I wasn’t the only one that sleep through NYE. I didn’t hear the fireworks in my neighborhood too. Have a great week Laura!

  1. Have fun with the tweak me theme if you need help give a holler. Glad you enjoyed your holidays. I stayed up till 4:30 ish last night reading just one more chapter of Vision in Silver but it was worth it. I hope the week ahead is a good one, and work doesn’t wear you out!

    kimbacaffeinate recently posted: Sunday Post #141 It’s a New Year
    • Kathy

      Thanks for the offer! It is taking me a while to get everything right – I can’t make up my mind on the fonts lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week too!

  2. I’m right with you on Pinterest! I had made it one of my resolutions to actually use my pins (though I’m actually fairly good about recipes) and today I was thinking about maybe trying a new one a week. We’ll see how it works out though! I love the idea of trying it with your daughter. Sounds like lots of fun. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Have a great week!

    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted: The Week in Reading - January 4
  3. Happy New Year! WE got tired too and almost fell asleep at 10:30- the kids kept us up. 🙂 I liked your favorites post- Divergent would be on my list too, and several of those I need to see. Like those figurines too, those are cool.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #76 Happy New Year!