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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 19 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 47 posts.

The busiest day of the year was March 11th with 178 views. The most popular post that day was New Toilet.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, gomedia.us, mail.yahoo.com, and jeffandkimwedding.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for turquoise bathroom, stanley steemer, turquoise tile bathroom, glidden arctic stone, and bathroom color schemes.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

New Toilet March 2010
3 comments

2

Our turquoise bathroom: before and after January 2010
3 comments

3

Waiting to hear back May 2009
1 comment

4

Bedroom Closet Remodel December 2009
3 comments

5

About March 2009

Thanks for reading everyone! Here’s to a great 2011!

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January 2, 2011 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Snow, Snow Go Away!

Snow used to be fun when you were a kid, right?  Once you become a car owner and a home owner, snow is really a pain!  Take a recent weekend for example.  Jeff and I were out of town and came home to a driveway filled with snow so deep we could barely pull in!  The last thing we want to do when getting home at 9pm on Sunday (after driving over 6 hours) is to go out into the cold and shovel the driveway.  I hate looking like the only lazy person on the street by not clearing off our driveway and side walk right away.  Don’t our neighbors have anything better to do?  A lot of them do have snow blowers though, which makes the task a lot easier.  If you are looking at homes in an area that gets a lot of snow, keep in mind the length of the driveway, steps, walkway, etc.  You will have to deal with the snow somehow, whether you shovel, snow blow, or just hire someone else to do it!  The cheapest option of course is a shovel, you can buy one for $10-$20.  Jeff and I are definitely investing in a snow blower for next winter.  Our driveway is fairly long so I think we’ll get good use out of it. Here’s a pic of our driveway after the recent snowstorm.
snowydriveway

A quick search online shows snow blowers starting at about $400 and up. There are cheaper models available, but in my opinion, you never want to get the cheapest of anything. From experience I know the cheaper ones won’t hold up as long and may only work for a couple inches of snow and no more. My sister, brother and I pitched in one year to get my dad a snow blower for Christmas. It was definitely on the cheaper end and it did not last at all. I don’t think he used it more than a couple times before it broke. Make sure to read reviews before you buy!

If you are planning to hire someone to snow blow or plow your driveway, there are many options. Some companies out there are solely dedicated to snow removal services. If you are looking to hire a bigger company to take care of your driveway, make sure to contact them around early September or October. At the company I work for, we tried to contact snow removal companies in December and nobody would get back to us, because they were already booked! There are many landscape companies that do snow removal in the winter. And, there are always local people or even teens looking to make a few extra bucks, they are probably the least expensive way to go if you need help with snow removal.

Also, there is a new subscription option available on the site.  Besides getting new posts delived to your inbox, you can now subscribe via the RSS reader of your choice.  Just click on the subscription link and go from there!

February 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

New header graphic

My sweet husband Jeff has made a cool new header graphic for the site!  If you are an email subscriber, be sure to come to the site and check it out.  The image features several small photos from our home and I think it looks really cool.  Thanks Jeff!

This will be our first Christmas in our new home.  I hope everyone out there has a very Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2009 at 2:08 am 2 comments


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