Wednesday, June 03, 2015


In 2012, I participated in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  I loved it and planned to do it again the following year.  But then life happens ... as always.  This year I considered participating again, but decided to wait a year and prepare myself for this amazing challenge.  I spent the month of  April visiting other A to Z blogs, browsing topics/themes, and hopefully finding a few new blogs to add to my daily reads.  I was totally inspired by a couple crafty bloggers who were completing cross-stitch A-Z samplers.  This is what I will do next year ... YAY!  I found a kit I totally love, opened the package to look at the chart, and immediately began to panic.  "There is no way that I can do a letter a day ... this thing is HUGE!"  (and very detailed.)  I thought maybe a letter every week (or two) would be a good estimate, did some quick calculating, and decided that I better start now.  So that's what I did.

Is this cheating?

In order to make myself feel like I'm not cheating, I will actually do the writing of the blog post on the day that each letter is due.  I'm just getting the pics ready ahead of time.  :)

Also, my A to Z List is coming along.  I moved a couple things around, but the overall theme is still in tact.  A lot of the stuff in this list will be completed over the summer (school is out in two weeks ... YAY again!)  Here is the updated version:
  1. complete A to Z cross-stitch
  2. try to Blog more
  3. Create new lesson plans (for new class)
  4. Donate clothes
  5. Eat healthier
  6. clean out File-cabinet and Flash-drive
  7. Get away with hubby for a weekend
  8. Hand quilt leaf wall hanging
  9. Improve my Interactive notebooks
  10. Just relax
  11. get new Kitchen appliances (we actually got a new dishwasher ... now for a stove!)
  12. play Less games and watch Less tv
  13. finish Menu board
  14. complete Notebook/planner
  15. Organize recipes
  16. finish crocheting my Poncho
  17. complete the Quilt for my bed
  18. Read more
  19. make a decision about Scentsy
  20. work on "This Cat Does Math" - my second blog
  21. Update current lesson plans
  22. Visit some A to Z blogs (April)
  23. Work on school stuff - Worksheets and Website
  24. eXercise more
  25. for next school Year, stock up on school supplies
  26. plan a visit with my Zoey


  1. I don't think that's cheating at all! I stitched my alphabet ahead of time because I was away for 10 days in the middle of April. If you feel like you've cheated when you get to April next year you could always stitch a really simple, quick alphabet each day - sampler style :)

  2. You're not cheating at all; it's all about posting every day with the appropriate letter and visiting other blogs. I wish I'd started mine sooner for this last challenge, so I've already started working on my charts for next year's challenge, too. Good luck with yours and remember to have fun with it!


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