My 2010 Blog Review

Normally I wouldnt post something so silly as a blog stats update-post-thing… But it’s really cool to see. I wonder why some posts were read more then others. I guess facebook does bring readers, haha. And Thanks Rebecca for your referrers. :)

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers


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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 91 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 111 posts. There were 438 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 311mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was August 12th with 177 views. The most popular post that day was Dragons and Crochet Go Together, Don’t They?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were illustrationfriday.com, facebook.com, roseyrebecca.com, stumbleupon.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for a very good coat rack, astoriadesigns, yarn, and dara grieco.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Dragons and Crochet Go Together, Don’t They? June 2010
2 comments

2

About Me August 2009
4 comments

3

Honey Nut Cheerio Banana Muffins May 2010
3 comments

4

IF: Detective April 2010
10 comments

5

IF: Expired March 2010

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Obviously, in comparison to other blogs, mine is pathetically puny, but its MY tiny little blog. :) I appreciate all my readers, wherever you may be! Hope to hear from you more in 2011.

Happy New Year! Peace, Love, Happiness and Healthy living.
Happy Crafting! :)

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Honey Nut Cheerio Banana Muffins

Hello there. While eating my breakfast one morning, i noticed 3 over-ripened bananas sitting on my counter (my mother was going to toss them!).. so i decided to bake them into more muffins. Last time i made these muffins i used under-ripened bananas. [side note: The taste difference between under-ripened and over-ripened in baking was really the same]. I wanted to try something different, so i edited THIS recipe that i made a few weeks ago to include a topping. My favorite breakfast as a kid was Honey nut cheerios with slices of bananas. So this is a bit of a shout-out to my childhood. :)

Ingredients:
Brown sugar
Butter
honey nut cheerios
Banana muffin batter from this recipe

First change: I used a regular muffin tin this time.

Second change: I crushed up about 1 cup of honey nut cheerios, and mixed in about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and about 2 -3 tablespoons of butter (it should have a sort of crumbly but sticky consistency) and sprinkled that mixture on top!

After baking they looked like this:

All cooled and popped out of their tins they looked like this:

Not too bad for cell phone photos. My camera ran out of batteries!

They got very good feedback. :) The brown sugar melted on top making it knd of like a hardened glaze, and the cheerios were crunchy and tasted so yummy. I want to put more toppings on my muffins. So many choices!

Tanya’s Birthday Drawing!

Good Afternoon!

Tomorrow is Tanya (another friend/ co-worker)’s Birthday. :) she saw the drawings i made for Pegah and Grace, and wanted one of her own! It came out really well! :) Since its supposed to snow, we did her birthday celebrations this morning, just so nothing got delayed! i had a blueberry bagel with Strawberry cream cheese! THAT is a first for me. the cream cheese, that is. :) Anywhoo.. onto the drawing!

Here it is!

i drew her bracelets, necklace and even her wrist tattoo. :) i’m very pleased with how it came out!

I also made brownies (from scratch). Boxed brownies do NOT taste great. i chopped up some semi-sweet chocolate to throw on top. it melted at the end.. so yummy! its an easy recipe, i’ll post it up at a later date. :)

Next week is another birthday! I need to start making his birthday drawing. i already loaded up on cocoa powder and sugar and supplies for more brownies! There are many ideas floating around this big head of mine! :)

After brownies i decided to try out a new pattern i made. it was supposed to be a different animal.. but as it progressed it ended up looking like a chipmunk.. but i decided that its a mouse with stubby tail. :) Would you pay money for This? i’d like to sell them and make kids smile. :) but this guy is WEIRD looking!

Have a lovely day! :)