My Week In Review (otherwise known as WIR) posts are just that: a review of my past week. I post an update here every Tuesday sharing some tidbits of my previous week as well as an accompanying photo recap with selections from my Instagram. Here’s the buzz from my week:
Hello, internet friends! Long time no WIR, I know. October went by in a whirl with lots of things I needed to attend to in my private life, so I had to put my weekend vlogs & WIR posts on hold for a time, but I hope to be back to regular posting now. I also really neglected my Instagram account for awhile and sadly only have recap photos from the weekend to share, so let’s call this a Weekend In Review post instead. This past weekend was marked by two events, the first of which being Halloween. And a frosty one it was, too! I felt so sorry for the kiddos. The weather was atrocious! When there’s candy on the line, however, the kids in our neighborhood are real troupers and they came out in almost full force to trick or treat. We’ve taken to giving out full size Kit Kat bars in recent years and they are always a hit. Even with the “wintry mix,” frigid temperature, and frightful winds, we managed to give away all but one box of candy!
The other big event of the weekend was a fete we held at our house to celebrate Don’s parents’ 35th anniversary. We actually co-hosted with Don’s sister and his Aunt, who contributed delicious snacks and the gorgeous party decorations for the event. Don smoked a massive prime rib roast that was a huge hit all around. It was fun to get together with more of our extended family than we get to see on a regular basis and host the wonderful couple. I truly enjoy hosting parties for our loved ones, but I’m terrible about leaving enough time getting ready. I’m so busy running around with the final preparations that I barely leave time to make myself look presentable. Does this happen to anyone else? Thank goodness for good makeup that works in a jiffy to cover up my “busy getting ready for party” face. Everything came together so beautifully and the honored guests seemed to really enjoy their celebration. Don, Winnie, and I slept very well that night with full bellies, tired feet, and happy hearts.
Another big thing that happened last week is that I surpassed the 100k subscriber mark on my OLJ YouTube channel. This is a pretty big deal kind of milestone and it’s hard to believe I actually made it there! Big hugs and lots of love to all who subscribe to me and support me. I appreciate your enthusiasm for what I do and look forward to sharing much more with you! I am one very happy lady! In the words of my new Erin Condren Life Planner cover:
It’s not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.
If you’d like to see more from my weekend, check out my vlog:
I am grateful to you for not only watching my videos and reading my blog, but for your support and encouragement. I never would have imagined filming a target=”_blank”>rambly video about to-do lists back in the summer of 2010 would turn into what I do now and it would not have happened or continue to grow without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *