January 2011

Although it can vary from store to store, Target generally marks down items on a set schedule. Now that I’m keeping my eye on a couple of departments (camping/kids clothes) it’s helpful to know when markdowns might be taken. Here, from My Frugal Adventures is the typical mark down schedule. Visit the linked article for a few helpful tips (including toy/baby clearance dates).

MONDAY: Kids Clothing, Stationary Items, Electronics, Baby
TUESDAY: Domestics, Food, Women’s Clothing, Pets
WEDNESDAY: Men’s Clothing, Toys, HBA, Lawn and Garden
THURSDAY: Housewares, Shoes, Lingerie, Sporting Goods, Music, Movies, Books, Decor, Luggage
FRIDAY: Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, Jewelry

Now, to just make sure I don’t end up spending for the sake of grabbing a sale.


As I‘ve said before, I’m a huge fan of RSS. Unfortunately, two months ago, my reader of choice (the popular online reader Bloglines) folded and I was forced to seek out a new program. With much feet dragging I finally tried out Google reader and fell in like. Online Google programs scare me a bit as they have that sort of 1984 “we’re watching every aspect of your puny little life” appeal, but alas, they’re popular for good reason. If you too are hunting for a good reader, try out Google Reader and see if it will work for you. Unfamiliar with how an RSS reader can help organize your online habits? Check out this helpful site.

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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 50 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 281 posts. There were 45 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 105mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 6th with 280 views. The most popular post that day was Lip-a-What?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were bacontidbits.blogspot.com, nighthowells.blogspot.com, carrielambing.blogspot.com, aksmith-crew.blogspot.com, and anitaeller.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wooly bums and janeen maxwellhouse blog.

Attractions in 2010

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


Lip-a-What? July 2009


Baby Shoes November 2008


Baby’s Here! February 2010


The Announcement February 2010


Credit Score, Schmedit Score March 2010