Monthly reviews are one of my favourite traditions. Here’s how it works – every month I come up with some things I learned, and not always the easy way. Then, I ask you all to join in with some recent revelations of your own. And we all learn and grow and what-not. Or at least share a laugh at our own expense, because some of these lessons are both hard-fought and funny. Sound good?
So, without further ado, here are some things that I learned in August.
August Monthly Review
1. I learned how to navigate the New York City Subway, and I even led some of my BlogHer buds on a trip back to our hotel. I am happy to report that we all arrived in one piece.
2. I attended a fabulous session on blogging and branding, and was inspired to re-design both Strocel.com and Crafting my Life. I’d like to thank Marilyn of Cursive Web for the conversation that led me to settle on the leaf logo.
3. I confirmed that while there are a lot of charms to be found in the big city, I like living on the edge of the wilderness.
4. I discovered that life is much better when you have a properly fitting bra.
5. I picked blackberries, suffering the scratches and savouring the sweet reward.
6. I came up with a new favourite gift to give not-so-little kids who are getting into crafting – a starter fabric stash made up of odds and ends from my own collection.
7. I helped my seven-year-old complete her own first sewing project, a small stuffed turtle. (The pattern is from Amy Karol’s Bend the Rules Sewing.)
8. I discovered that few things are as entertaining to a kid as watching a plumber at work. Too bad it’s so expensive to invite one over! (On the upside, the seal on our upstairs toilet has been replaced and we can all breathe easy.)
9. Thanks to a generous gift from my friend, I watched my son take his first wobbly ride on a two-wheeler, with help from his dad.
10. I learned that when I check in to a hotel I should just ask for a few extra key cards, so that I don’t have to take any walks of shame.
What did you learn in August – or, since it’s Labour Day, over your summer vacation? Please share! If you’d like to play along by writing a review post of your own, link to it in the comments! And please feel free to grab the button from the top of this post.