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Year In Review

Well as 2010 ends, all I can say is I am thankful. 2010 was very hard.

1. Post 5 to 7 blog posts a week. While I didn't complete this challenge there was a good reason. In midst of getting this blog up and running I became very caught up in the numbers... visitors, views projects I was completing.. and lost sight of what Frugal Farmhouse was suppose to be about. I took time off, re-centered my head and while I may not post as much as super bloggers... I am still here.

2. $5/person/week grocery challenge- succeeded until about July. Will be going back to our skimpy grocery budget so I am sure you will here more about this again.

3. Homestead skill a month challenge- This is my favorite resolution and have carried it over to this year.
My goals were:
1. How to make butter-nope..
2. How to make hard boiled eggs-nope but will try
3. Make homemade tortillas- yes and will continue to perfect these.
4. Hm laundry soap-yes and I love it!
5. Hm pasta-yep
6. Hm taco seasoning-yep
7. Hm ranch dressing- yep
8. Learn how to can- nope
9. Hm sourdough bread- yep, and it is way to time consuming lol
10. Rag rug-nope
11. How to darn socks-nope
12. Fine tune MY recipe binder with all hm yummy goodness- This is more of an on going process, and have realized this now.

4. 2010 homemade Christmas- I did not make anything.. to be honest but only spent about 30 total.

5. Fling 2010 Things in 2010 Challenge- completed and went well over that number.

6. 2010 sewing challenge- I did complete a garbage bag full of project snuggles blankets that I donated other than that nothing was completed on this challenge. In midst of losing unemployment I sold my sewing machine to pay bills... I was given my grandma's ancient machine and am so excited to pick it up next time we are there.

7. 2010 needlearts challenge-
1. shopping bags made out of plastic bags nope..
2. dish clothes- lots and lots!
3. socks- so hard, nope.
4. hats for Warming Families-nope

8. pantry freezer challenge- did really well on this challenge. and replenished it all back haha!

9. 20 wishes challenge-

1. learn how to make quilt blocks-no..
2. make curtains for bedroom-YES!
3. get rid of half of clothes-YES!
4. keep my house clean-YES!
5. get rid of 1000 things in January YES!
6. learn how to knit-nope
7. achieve my financial goals- no
8. find a meaningful job-.... sadly.... no...
9. have a successful monetary blog- still working on this.
10. if I haven’t used stuff in storage by march get rid of it.- yes.
11. Take online courses- lost internet for a long while, so no.
12. Learn to can- nope
13. Document important recipes from grandma- still working on this.
14. Read 12 books this year- read a hand ful
15. Charity work, project snuggles, warming families- did a few things, but plan to do a lot more
16. College- started researching
17. Reduce food intake, food waste- YES!
18. Keep resolutions and challenges-sort of :D
19. Saved for later
20. Saved for later

10. Save $1000 by March 15th- luckily didn't have to complete this.

I did not complete a lot of my goals, but I learned a lot. I have set the bar even higher this year and am excited to see 2010 go.

I look forward to experiencing it all with you. I hope you had a happy and safe new year!


  1. Happy New Year Brandi! May you accomplish everything you hope to accomplish in 2011!

    Debbie K


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