Saturday Sharefest: January 5

I hope that your first week in the new year was a wonderful one! I feel like I’m still pushing through that holiday fog, but I guess that’s normal, right?

Did any of you fabulous SITStahs make a resolution this year? Or how about choose a word to live by in 2013? I’d love to hear what they are!


How about some highlights from our last Sharefest?

Have you ever heard of a cat murderer? Well, over at Looking for luck, love, and… her cat commits the crime.

Britton from My Big Beautiful Life gave us a fun tutorial on how to make an edible craft with your little ones.

Did you add ‘read more’ to your list of resolutions for 2013? If so you’ll want to head over to see Kim at Coffee Pot Chronicles, where she is holding a Project 36. Sounds like fun!

Now it’s your turn!

Share your favorite post from the past week. Make sure to visit the two posts above you & leave some comment love as well.

And don’t forget our #SITSSharefest Twitter Party happening at 10:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PST on Saturday. It’s a great way to get one of your posts some extra love on Twitter!

Happy sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

  2. Happy New Year Sitstahs!

    If you are a Williams-Sonoma fan, you won’t want to miss our giveaway post this week!

    Hope each of you are having a great start to the new year and here is a post with my greatest wish for you in the new year:

  3. I said I would post some of my art on the blog, and got a good response to that, so here it is.
    I’m considering selling art by my Mom and family and would like to know if I should do it from a blog page or from Facebook. Does anyone know which is the best way to do this kind of thing?

  4. I like all my post of the week but I really enjoyed sharing my vision board i created for 2013

  5. Happy Saturday! I hope you are all well. This weeks post is all about women at work with SPECIAL personalities.

    Also, I am SUPER excited about our new forum with topics on home decor, beauty, career and much more!

    Thank you!


  6. I’ve tidied up the desk area of my craft room (please don’t ask about the other side of the room!). Hope everyone is having a good start to the New Year!

  7. Happy 2013 to all!! I did not – as usual – make a New Years Resolution. I always have a hard time sticking to them so I just set myself little goals every couple of month. My favorite post incorporates a song my DH wrote about our DD’s fight to survive when she was an infant in the PICU with E.Coli Mengengits. He wrote this beautiful song, and it brings tears to my eyes listening to it. Thank you for reading and listening/watching the song!
    P.S.: please spread the word on newbornscreening. It saved the life of our baby :)

  8. excerpt of my commentary on movie Django Unchained – …I like to imagine taking color and race out of the equation and instead put in robots or an alien race who truly live to serve, to do the manual labor. Then, I could picture myself with a pretty sweet life of sipping mint juleps on a colonnade porch, attending balls in fancy gowns, sleeping in the afternoon heat and entertaining suitors in the parlor..

  9. This is my first Saturday Sharefest!! My favorite post from this past week was my 2013 resolutions, #1 being to “Create time without technology.”

  10. I sort of made a resolution, but I never stick to them. I’m taking a cautious wait and see approach.

  11. I don’t really have any new years resolutions … hope everyone had a Happy New Year though :)

  12. Hoping I can still join the sharefest today girls! Here is my New Year Resolution… perhaps it may nudge you to take a look at how you spend your time too!! :)

  13. What a great day……love spending it with my boys….HAPPY SHAREFEST LADIES…

  14. My favorite post of the week was rounding up my Project 52 or last week. Looking back at how much my son has grown up. sniff sniff.

  15. I don’t really make resolutions anymore, but I do set new goals and try to accomplish them.

  16. Here is my favorite of the week which was written on a spontaneous trip to San Francisco to help out a friend who had just become a Grandma. I got some great moments within a time of service….

  17. There’s a secret I just HAD to get off my chest this week…It’s SO embarrassing! :)

  18. Happy weekend. I’ve got a few thoughts on a big word: importance. It’s time to re-frame our thought patterns, people!


  19. Good afternoon ladies! With all the rush from the holidays, it’s been awhile since I’ve stopped by to say hi! I can’t wait to start reading some new posts.

    My favorite post of the week was about introducing my dog to Pinterest. Sounds silly, but it makes sense when you read it. Have a great Saturday!

  20. This week I’m happy to share software for charting your own pattern! The options are limited so I’m pleased to offer 2 options!

  21. My favorite post this week is a goal for the new year! I’m going to try really hard to make my husband a priority, and here’s how:

  22. Good morning, everyone!

    I recently wrote about “Expansionism”… which is a word I will probably always capitalize due to the amazing energy I receive from the word.

    Happy Sharefest! This is my first, and I look forward to many, many more.

  23. Happy new year! If there’s a word I want to live by this year…. hmm. It might be “gratitude.” I’ve been counting my blessings a lot, lately. This year I’m going to have a “gratitude jar” that my boyfriend and I will put notes in throughout the year, about things we are thankful for, happy about, things that made us laugh, etc. Next new year’s eve we’ll open the jar and read them all.

    The post I’m linking to this week is my Year in Review. It’s related to the gratitude theme… I really wanted to do a “looking back at 2012″ post to thank everyone who participated with me in making my blog possible for the past year.

    • What a great way to start a new year by being thankful and having gratitude for what you already have or have experienced. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Kate! I also have a jar like that. I call it the Blessings Jar. I’m looking forward to reading your Year in Review – it’s so interesting to see where we’ve all been this past year.

  24. New to SITS and loving it! I feel like I am all ready learning so much from this great community!
    My first lesson learned…is embrace the blogging community! Get off my island and invite others to join in my madness of maintaining my blog!

  25. Inspire Me Monday is a place to share your creative inspirations,
    Sharpen your creative vision and showcase your creative talents!
    I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by
    Joining our Creative Blog Hop!

  26. It’s a New Year… It’s a New Day…
    Join us for Wordless (or not-so-wordless) Wednesday this year!

  27. Sometimes a New View can change our perspective on life:

  28. My kid’s first babysitter was killed in a car accident this week. My post is about that special relationship.

  29. Are you looking for some fresh ways to revitalize your faith, improve your health, and have more fun in the New Year? If so, check out If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure at:

  30. Good morning!! This is my first Sharefest!! Really excited to be joining ya’ll!

    I’m linking up my post on my ONE word for the year FEARLESS.

  31. Something Old, Something New… Please join us this week at the Friendship Friday Blog Hop and share something great about your blog from 2012… and something you are looking forward to doing, launching or blogging about in 2013!

    It is going to be an exciting year! :-)

  32. Hi SITS girls!! How’s your new years going? I’m ready to get back to the swing of things & start project life. How about you?

  33. Happy New Year, dear friends!

    This year, instead of burying oneself under a long list of New Year’s Resolutions, why not pick One Word to guide you through 2013?

    My word for 2013 is JOURNEY – and I’d like to invite you to share yours! Please join our inspiring One Word 2013 Blog Hop at

  34. I wrote about my word for 2013 over at Connected Mom last week:

    Also linking up (in the comment love) my review post for 2012, including not only the most popular posts (based on page views) but also the *least* popular, and the ones I simply wish more folks would have seen.

    Happy Saturday, ladies!

  35. Happy New Year, ladies! Hope your 2013 is filled with lots of laughter, chocolate chip cookies and impromptu dance parties. ;) Here’s a post I wrote about the coming year. *Rolls up sleeves.* Bring. It.

  36. My last post was what my biggest lesson was in 2012 and featured a few tips on how I took control of my happiness, hopefully it can help a few others to start living their best life

  37. My word this year is boring, but super meaningful to me: Pitch. Happy 2013!

  38. It’s cold and wet here in Austin and we’re all going a little stir crazy. Even the dog.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  39. Hubby and I shared our 2013 goals. Hubby actually wrote on the blog and he thinks he is a funny guy ;)

  40. I’m up a little later this morning. Hard to go back to work after the holiday. Off to read and respond to some bloggers. I love Sharefest.

  41. Happy Saturday everyone! My favorite post was about saying good bye to 2012. I also have a giveaway for Purex Baby Detergent for the mommas out there.

  42. My favorite post from this past week was “My Personal Struggle with OCD.” Through my blog and ongoing battle with OCD, I hope to help others learn how to cope, find the strength to carry on and just feel better knowing that it is okay to talk about this disorder. :)

  43. My favorite post from this past week was my thoughts on the whole stay-at-home mom vs working mom debate… ~What’s With the Score Sheets, Mamas?~

  44. Happy New Year friends! Here’s to 2013 being AWESOME :)

    This week it’s all about DETOXING from the sugar high that was December…hehehe.

    Here’s a recipe to get started:

    Enjoy! Have a great weekend xo

  45. Here is the post about the house news

  46. I have two favorite posts from this week. One is a new recipe for a trend I am trying to start – BBQ in winter. The other is HUGE news we bought a house and will be totally remodeling the kitchen all on our own! so excited

    • I like how you think! BBQ sounds super yummy….now if I can just convince my hubby to stand outside in the freezing temps to grill some up for me!

  47. As part of a subject swap – I was asked to reveal my resolutions and if I was able to stick with them:

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