Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My Month in Numbers -- December 2016

Happy New Year friends! Today I am sharing one last 2016 recap with you. My Month by the Numbers post is always a favorite of mine to put together. It provides me with the opportunity to look back on the fun we've had because as we all know, time goes by so fast these days. December is always a busy month thanks to the holidays. We had a full schedule last month and I'm eager to look back on December this morning with you!

Number of photos shared in last year's Christmas Moments photo challenge on Instagram. I am blown away by how many people joined us in celebrating the holiday. We kicked off on December 1st and many people stuck with it for the entire 31 days; impressive! To see all the photos shared search #2016ChristmasMoments on Instagram.

Number of nights Connor slept through the night. While this isn't ideal whatsoever, it is an improvement from last month's goose egg. Anyone have a suggestion on what we can try to help the little guy stay asleep each evening? He sleeps about 5-6 hours before waking up and we've used oils and melatonin with no luck.

Number of Christmas celebrations we enjoyed last month. Bonus points for us because we had all four wrapped up by Christmas afternoon. While my love of the holiday runs as deep as any, I am often ready to have things back to normal come Christmas evening. This year we had our tree and all the decorations packed up and put away by 1 p.m. on December 26th.

Number of books read in 2016. My goal was 25 so I was surprised to not only meet but also exceed my goal. I am going to share my reading list tomorrow when we kick of our new blog series "What We're Reading Wednesday". But if you want to set a goal for yourself, use Goodreads to do so. It's the perfect way to track what you've read and what you'd like to.

Number of days I have to get my consignment items together. Since we are a one child family I often have hand me downs that end up at Goodwill because a) we have no one to hand them down to or b) I don't have any other options. A friend shared details on an upcoming consignment sale with me and I signed up this weekend and now need to get up to 200 pieces together so I can make some money off of the things Connor has grown out of. The best part is that I get 85% of my earnings back.

Number of blog posts published in 2016, which is the most yet for WMM. I won't be hitting that number again this year as I'm cutting back to blogging just 4 days a week but I love seeing the growth of my blog. The blogging community has been such a surprising blessing and I'm eager to see what comes my way in 2017.

Number of visits to Target last month. While I should be embarrassed by this I am kind of impressed that I nearly had a twice a week habit forming. I may need to go on a Target cleanse as each time I visit the store I spend far too much money. Tell me I'm not the only one?

Numbers of presents wrapped, which is far too many when you are the only one wrapping them. Maybe next year we will give cash/gift cards or wrap everything in gift bags. However, I got smart and wrapped gifts every few days so that I wasn't stuck wrapping them all in one afternoon/evening.

Last month went by so fast, didn't it? Heck, all of 2016 did. I can't believe it's a new year already.
How did December treat, you?

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