Welcoming March @ FIMBY

For some inexplicable reason I am hopeful and excited about March. March is about my least favorite month of the year with typically little to look forward. Although the calendar says spring starts on the 20th the reality in these northern parts is winter for another solid month followed by mud season

And yet... there is a lot of good writing vibes in my life right now and I am very excited to share them with you over the next month and into the beginning of spring. 

I'm eagerly anticipating Heather's 30 Day Vegan Whole Food online workshop, which starts March 7th. I think there is still room to join the course. A couple of you have mentioned to me that you've signed up and I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with you. Cheers to healthy eating!

As I participate in this course I hope to bring you some health and wellness inspiration here at FIMBY. I have a couple posts currently in the works regarding herbal remedies and healthy families. 

Another theme this month at FIMBY is creativity.

Sharing everyday creativity and beauty is one of the missions of FIMBY and runs through many posts. But this month I have some specific posts planned for how to encourage creativity in your own home. One of those will be at Simple Homeschool this Friday.  

I have a bunch of other posts I've been sketching out and planning for this month (a giveaway from Gadanke coming soon) and I'd be happy if half of those ideas are actually published. 

Looking ahead at FIMBY is rather new. In the past I've published very much "in the moment", telling the story of our lives week by week (I still intend to do that by the way). But increasingly I'm finding that what I want to share requires more writing than one or two hours per post and I need to plan ahead and use my time wisely to make this happen.

So I have this nifty low-tech tool called my editorial calendar (month by month paper calendar) where I pencil in the dates I hope to publish all these posts-in-progress.

Looking ahead to this month's editorial calendar I am excited. Maybe my writing enthusiasm will even carry me through the mid March doldrums of snow, slush, wind, and grey skies. Now that would be something to write about! Too bad I don't have any room on the editorial calendar (ha, ha!!)

PS. Speaking of editorial calendars and other blogging tools I thought I'd give another shout out to Rachel's e-book Simple Blogging.

I love her message and her practical ideas. I had the privilege of reviewing the book in the fall and offering my feedback pre-publishing. I think it's well worth the $8 if you are looking for less computer time and better blogging.

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  • Wendy

    Wendy on March 1, 2011, 6:51 a.m.

    Glad you have a plan that's inspiring you and encouraging you to anticipate the coming month. Sounds like you have some great posts lined up--can't wait!


  • Shannon

    Shannon on March 1, 2011, 1:17 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading more here in March :). I have been developing recipes for my spring cookbook and with the lightness and cleansing needs of spring I am finding that more and more of my recipes are at least vegetarian, and some even vegan. Can't wait for spring in all of its newness and wonder.


    • renee

      renee on March 1, 2011, 1:44 p.m.

      Spring is a time for green food isn't it? Our bodies seem to crave it. At least mine does! I'd love to see those recipes Shannon (hint, hint).


  • Kika

    Kika on March 1, 2011, 7:57 p.m.

    I had thought your blog writing would really take a hit with your move coming up but your writing has been as vibrant, creative and helpful as ever it was. It is neat to follow you on your journey as it seems that more and more you are "coming into your own" if that makes sense. I am looking forward to the vegan workshop and have some other plans for the next four months which make me feel hopeful despite living under heaps and mounds of white stuff at the moment.


  • Hillary

    Hillary on March 2, 2011, 1:41 a.m.

    This post made me hopeful too :-)

    March usually starts fun b/c it's dh's birthday and then it disappears as we gear up for spring business. March usually means get down to work around here.

    I hope you share some of those cooking tips!


  • beth west

    beth west on March 2, 2011, 2:14 p.m.

    I don't know Renee - I'm not sure anything can improve mud season ;) Maybe a paved driveway! When we first moved to Maine 11 years ago I daydreamed about getting the top of our driveway paved to cut down on the sheer volume of mud tracked into the house. Then a sweet friend told me that paved driveways were for "hoity toity" people!!!

    Well I just found your blog and here you are preparing to leave the state. I hope you'll keep on blogging from Canada and that all of your preparations to move go well.


    • renee

      renee on March 2, 2011, 2:46 p.m.

      We live in a central Maine city and we have a paved driveway, so we're definitely among the hoity-toity!

      No worries, I will continue blogging. Thank you for your well wishes.


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