It’s important that I acknowledge some very special people here at RE today, because it’s a possibility that one of them sent you my way.

I’d like to take this post to thank my TOP 12 REFERRALS to my blog, and more importantly, if you have not read some of these blogs, now is the time to find a new “favorite!”

I love my blog sisters and I’m thankful for each one of them. Many I will be seeing in Nashville later this month at the Blissdom Conference.

So thank you, Ladies ….

Nesting Place

The Inspired Room

A Soft Place to Land

Organized Junkie

Southern Hospitality

Beneath My Heart

Chatting at the Sky

Notes From A Cottage Industry

Mommy’s Kitchen

My First Kitchen (who is leaving blogland – a huge loss for us!)

Tidy Mom

Simple Mom

And speaking of Simple Mom, if you haven’t checked out Tsh’s new bookdo it now. It’s perfect for January organizing, and organizing your life in general. I’d also like to say “thanks” to Tsh for including me in her new 2011 lineup of guest bloggers that will be a part of the Simple Mom Team this year. I’m SO honored to be amongst some of these incredible writers.

Did you know that you can receive a RE post every day in your email box? It’s very easy — over to the right of the blog you’ll see a box that says, “FIND ME,” and you’ll see another box that says “SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL.” All you do is enter your email address and hit SUBSCRIBE. It’s that easy!

I hope you’re having a great week and getting back into your routines. I started out with good intentions, working out with my buddies early yesterday morning, and then I tripped … if you take a look at my hands and knees you’ll figure out the rest of the story. (LOL – gigantic gash on my knee, but I’m fine.)

I do love a fresh year year, because it’s exciting to come up with new goals as I always get inspired with healthier eating, exercise, projects around the house, and organizing. I told myself I was going to organize one drawer a day, read some new books, pray more, write more thank you notes, spend more time in the yard and garden. Already I’ve cleaned a bathroom drawer and my daughter organized the Tupperware cupboard. Every little bit helps!

Would you share a simple goal that you have for this fresh, new year?

(I also know there are so many other friends who’ve referred my blog to many this year, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I want to also thank Darcy, who designed this blog. Isn’t she amazing and talented? And the top photo is one of my favorites. It’s of me and my sisters and cousin cooking together in this post.)