Looking Back on 2013

2013. It has been a fantastic year! I look back and enjoy memories of watching our new grandson grow, our second daughter getting married, holidays and special days with all our children. Amazing things have happened here on this blog as well. I’ve made new friends, renewed old friendships, venture into uncharted waters (for me), taken steps to fulfill life-long dreams! And now, a look back, at the Year 2013, here on Apron Strings & other things, well all 8 months’ worth, anyway.

2013 roundup | Apron Strings & other things

First up I’ll list the most popular posts along with some of my personal favorites in 2013, in no particular order.

I would like you to meet some special bloggy friends I know I know in real life who’ve motivated, inspired and made themselves available to help me grow. Thank you, ladies, for paving the way and organizing retreats and offering advice, prayers and support:

Bloggers I’ve not yet met in real life but who’ve encouraged me and been there to answer my silly crazy questions. Love having these gals in my corner:

New friends who are in the same place as I – building a community, writing from their hearts, sharing their lives. These ladies are amazing, I know you’ll enjoy visiting them:

You may like to visit some of the sites where a post of mine has been featured:

And the most important of all:


My Fabulous Readers! Thank you for visiting! Thank you for commenting! Thank you for your support! You’ve blessed me beyond measure!

I hope you’ll take time to visit my friends, get to know them, be inspired by them, as I have. There are amazing things awaiting us in 2014 because God is good, all the time, and He wants to be walking with us on this journey. So come along and let’s enjoy the adventure together!

I’d love to connect with you in the coming year. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can get new posts delivered right to your inbox by entering your email on the upper right hand side of this post. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.



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  1. Thanks for mentioning me Linda! You inspire me all the time to strive to be the women God wants me to be. I know I don’t get to see you a lot, but whenever I talk to you, you are so encouraging and optimistic, a wonderful woman for God! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • Ashley, you have really inspired me with all you manage to accomplish with your family and your blog. I’m happy we’ve been able to begin a friendship, I hope we get to see more of one another in the coming year.

  2. You are the sweetest! Thank you for the shout out. I am so glad we have had the opportunity to become online friends. I think The Lord had something to do with it. You have been such an encouragement to me when it comes to blogging and when it comes to my walk with him. You are so dear to my heart. I will definitely check out a few of those other blogs you listed. A couple were new to me.

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