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Saying Goodbye to 2013. YUMs Year in Review!

Credit: Photobucket
Credit: Photobucket

December is fading fast. I can’t believe we are almost half way done. Where did this year go? I know a lot of us say that every year but this year went incredibly quick for me and the last few certainly seemed to drag on.

In December I do a lot of reflecting so by January when I am ready to write my “Reflections” posts I have a head-start.

As I say goodbye to 2013 I  look back over the year to see what I have accomplished. I stopped making New Years resolutions years ago because my life always went different directions and no matter how hard I tried it never seemed like I accomplished things on my list. It got discouraging so it just seemed like it was better to make a list of things I felt were accomplishments to remind myself of at the end of the year.  It also helps me out when we do our annual post at Work Place Like Home, a forum I have been a member of for 4 years. I don’t think I could have survived these last few years without that site.

Let’s get started, shall we?

In 2013 I….

  • Slowly started to come to terms with my PCOS , fibroid’s, and age. I will likely never have kids of my own.
  • Went to the dentist for the first time in 6 years. 1 due to fear and 2 due to lack of insurance. Proud to say I have conquered my fear.
  • I did this ..

mcconnell family five k

Did my first family 5k.

Which brings me to this :

Here are my favorite recipes from 2013. This collection is a series of recipes from YUM eating as well as other websites that I either made, wanted to make and ran out of time, or just had some serious drool issues over their beautiful photos.


I encourage you to check out the collection and report back to me which one you think is the drool worthy one! 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I’m a foodie who is connected with Foodie.com through the Glam Media network. This was a sponsored post. Having said all of that – these opinions and of course accomplishments are 100% all my own. I picked these recipes because I enjoyed them and the others are my own.


Also, some links go to my other websites and some are Amazon affiliate links. I may make a few cents if you decide to make a purchase. Those few cents come back here to YUM to help fund with “Why I Write.”

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. My favorite part about my job is getting to know the bloggers I work with. Holy amazeballs you are one impressive person. Congrats on finishing your MBA, congrats of writing your books (PLURAL, amazing), and I am a total fan of the Dave Ramsey plan and I wish you all the luck with that. Glad to have you on Foodie.

    1. That’s my favorite part of being a blogger. I get to know so many wonderful and amazing people. I’ve been blogging online since 1997ish (ummm Geocities anyone?) and I have met so many wonderful people all over the world. I would not have been able to do that if it were not for blogging. I’m also a published fiction author under a pen name and I had to put that on hold last year. I was able to complete NaNo for the 2nd year in a row! Woot. This was my 5th year participating.

      I’m looking forward to all the Foodie fun!

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