Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alabama Slacker Mama's 2009 Year in Review

2009 has been a very busy year for this itty-bitty blog, better known as Alabama Slacker Mama.

It's gone from having very occasional comments and TWO followers on January 1st, 2009, to having multiple comments and 131 followers as of December 31, 2009!

WOW! I am humbled and very appreciative of EVERY SINGLE ONE OF Y'ALL!

I can't believe anybody would want to read about my dull, boring life.

BUT, I am so glad y'all do!

Over this past year, I have met SO MANY wonderful, beautiful people!

I have laughed with you, cried with you, prayed with you and for you, and have even disagreed with a blogger or two.

So many of you wonderful, beautiful people out there in BlogLand have become FAMILY to me!

Who knew?

So, as 2009 comes to a close, I thought I would do a sort-of "Slacker Mama Year in Review".

I thought I would go through and find out which posts were the Top 10 most popular.

I used the number of comments I received, eliminating the contest posts, and deducting the comments I made myself on the posts.

So, here are Alabama Slacker Mama's Top 10 (actually 14) posts for 2009:

(Click on the title of the post to take you to the post, if you want to read it.)

10. I love this kid so much!

Two tied for #9:

9. What's on you Wall Wednesday?


9. Do I have to let her grow up?

I have THREE tied for #8:

8. I think I am the only female in the world....

8. Well, I had to make it up to him somehow.


8. It's official, I am almost the BEST MAMA EVER!

Two tied for #7:

7. I am getting so excited!


7. Just call me "Grace"

6. Fall Decorating....CHECK!

5. Show us where you live Fridays....Bathrooms!

4. Show us where you live Fridays....Kitchens!
(aka: You will NEVER, EVER, EVER see this again and other randomness!)

3. Show us where you live Fridays....Children's Rooms!

2. And then there was one....Chelsea's beautiful life story

AND the Number ONE most popular post in 2009 is.....

1. Show us where you life Fridays....Master Bedrooms!

After going through this year's posts, I've come to realize y'all love seeing my lame attempts at decorating my house (lol) and y'all love reading about my Chelsea-Belle.

I hope to do many more posts about those topics as well as all of the other crazy, randomness that goes on in my life!

I hope you ALL have a most wonderful and fantastic New Year's!

I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for all of us!




  1. You guessed right. Lots of us love reading your blog. Your daughters birth story was my favorite. Love seeing her doing so well and bring so much joy to all. Keep writing-I'll keep reading-Happy New Year!

  2. congrats on your first year of blogging! [i let my bloggy anniv come and go w/out any hoopla.. cause i was in a funk] so happy you are here, and that i've had the chance to get to know you!! also.. can't wait to be neighbors!!!!! :D
    keep up the great work!! xoxo -tracie

  3. I've been enjoying your blog for awhile now but don't think I've ever commented before. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! Keep blogging you slacker you!

  4. Fabulous idea!!! I also love Chelsea's birth story the most, and just seeing the picture of your 3 beautiful babes brings tears to my eyes all over again! Happy New Year to you and yours- hope it brings at least another 200 readers;-) Your blog is one of my very favorites!!!

  5. What a great idea Robin! Chelsea's story was my favorite too, she truly is a blessing and such a dear soul. Every time I see that open, beautiful smile it does my heart good. Can you believe how fast a year can go by? I let my 1 yr blog anniversary slip by - didn't realize it until it was a month past. I'm going to try and do something to celebrate after all the holiday craziness is past. Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Kathy

  6. Your life "Dull and Boring"???????????????
    I've heard it all now!!!! LOL!

  7. Gladys, seriously, spending time with you was one of the most exciting things I did this year...You and Pioneer Woman! LOL

  8. Great way to wrap up the year! :) I'm fairly new here but I plan to stick around. Keep on writin'! :)

  9. What a great review of the past year. I have loved all of your posts, but the ones of the children always warm my heart the most. What a pleasure to have met you this past year, and I look forward to more of your post this coming year. I hope you have a very Blessed New Year. Hugs, Marty

  10. Hi Robin,

    I found your blog through another blog and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw your kitchen! It was then that I knew that I knew you...well, sort of. :0) I have talked with you now and then on the HGTV message boards and I've ALWAYS loved your kitchen! I even have it saved in my inspiration files and would LOVE to use that beautiful green color one day.

    Anyway, I wanted to say hello and wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Also, I just became your newest 'Follower' and I will definitely be back to look at all the beautiful photos you have of your gorgeous home! I hope you will visit me sometime, too. My blog is not a design blog but I'd still like to hear from you. :0)

    Have a great day.


    Teresa <><

    aka JoyNtheJourney

  11. BTW, we live in Newnan, GA. I see that you work near Atlanta and live in Alabama. Does that mean you live in the more eastern part of Alabama? My husband works for a commercial/industrial construction company based in Montgomery but his job sites are in Opelika, Valley, Phenix City, Auburn and LaGrange. So, he travels I85 every day. That's what made me think you might live in that area.

    Anyway, War Eagle!

    Teresa <><

  12. Teresa, HEY! I do know you too! Thank you for your compliments on my's still very much a work in progress! The kitchen color is "Grasscloth" by Behr from Home Depot. I LOVE this color and I love the Behr goes on so smooth! However, it totally doesn't match the anything else in the entire! I think I will paint the laundry room the same color just so the kitchen will match something. LOL

    I work in Lithia Springs, right off I-20 (the exit before Six Flags) and I live right off I-20 in Alabama. Montgomery is about 2 hours south of me. It is a distance to travel, but I love the people I work with, so I guess it's worth!

    Thanks for visiting me!!! I hope to get to know you better in 2010!


  13. I feel like I've gotten to know you and your family in 2009...yall are so much fun to read about! Oh, and number 2 was definitely my favorite! I cried through the whole thing and made my husband read it...he would never admit it, but he teared up.

  14. This is one terrific post. Happy New Year to you, your beautiful family and to all of your blog followers! :-)

  15. I absolutely love your kitchen. The green color is gorgeous. Also, where in the world did you get your red valance??? Beautiful!

  16. Shawna, thank you! The green in the kitchen is "grasscloth" by Behr at Home Depot. Love the paint and the color!

    I had the valances made by a wonderful seamstress in West Georgia. If you google "Victory Swag" or "Liberty Swag" you can find the pattern. The pattern I used is McCall's M4854.

    I fell in love with the fabric when we were building the house. I have the red in the kitchen, dark brown in the dining room, and I have a sage green of the same pattern that I am planning on using in the living room somewhere.


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