January 2017 Monthly Goals

It’s January and that means it is a whole new year–full of promise and possibility. And, also a lot of stuff that needs to happen. Enter My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen’s World–two sites who host a monthly linky party about GOAL SETTING… The list part of me loves this. I like actionables. I like them so much I even give them to other people at work.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading…  Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

I hit 173 books this week!!! And you have totally seen SOME of those reviews (I have more, though). As the year is winding down, I am working on a few housekeeping blog projects to share with you.

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Bloggiesta-MiniJ16-150x150I can’t believe that it’s already over, but part of me can. This weekend was crazy. We had a full weekend, and I was sick as well, so it went far too fast, in my opinion. Here is what I accomplished:

❏  write two reviews Completed
❏  update my Book Spreadsheet  Completed
❏  clean up labels/tags Ongoing
❏  do at least one mini challenges Completed (email)
❏  change or fix one thing on your sidebar   Completed
❏  add a page (about me,

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While it is hard to believe, it IS that time of the year again–Bloggiesta time! It’s a great time to figure out things to do to better my blog. Here is my to-do list:

❏  write two reviews
❏  update my Book Spreadsheet
❏  clean up labels/tags
❏  do at least one mini challenges
❏  change or fix one thing on your sidebar
❏  add a page (about me,

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Chicken Stock _AlwaysReiding


I have made it no secret that I like chicken noodle soup. And, in this house, we eat a lot of chicken. But, it is a little easier to buy chicken soup (at Souplantation–if you follow me on Instagram, you may see my love affair with them, but mainly with their salads on IG).

Making your own chicken noodle soup is so much healthier–you control the ingredients and while I purchase a lot of stock (because we’re crock pot people),

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