April Bucket List

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Ok, how I’m writing an April bucket list, I don’t know! Happy Easter! I’m also completely flummoxed as to how H is now 16 months. How?! Where has that time gone. Well I can tell you something straight off, my bucket list for March didn’t go too well. Oooops. I think I’ve been sidetracked. I WILL be better in April.

Here’s my April?Bucket List which I’m linking to Twinderelmo’s Bucket List linky.

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March?brought about my second competition – offering a fab Hatch Card. They’re augmented reality kids greetings cards which come to life using an App. It wasn’t my most successful competition and look out for April’s competition when I’ll be giving away a bundle of 3 Harch Cards. My other favourite posts from March are my How To Make An Easter Chick Cake and 5 Everyday Toddler Tantrums at 15 Months Old.

My most viewed?posts in March:

I was planning to write a follow up to?Why would you not vaccinate your baby??and The MMR & Autism: 12 children is not enough, however, I haven’t yet. It’s in progress, but I’m not happy with it yet.


Featured and guest posts:

I’ve a feeling I’m forgetting something, but everything has been surpassed by the amazing fact I’ve been nominated in the MADs Awards (Mum and Dad Awards by Tots100)…. THANK YOU everyone who has nominated me!

If you do love my blog, and what I write, I’d be forever grateful if you do nominate me 😀

Tots100 MAD Awards:

New Blog or Pre-School (I don’t fit the Baby category as H is over 12 months now 🙁 )

(just click below to nominate)

Tots 100 Awards

Britmums: Brilliance In Blogging Awards:

Fresh Voice, Family or Writer categories 😀

(just click on the buttons below to nominate)



My #BehindTheLinky guest post series:

The next #BehindTheLinky will be live really soon…. so keep an eye out! I’ll add the link here as soon as it’s live!

Also check out last month’s #BehindTheLinky with A Moment With Franca the fabulous host of #KCACOLS.



I published a few reviews this month,?the cutest Fairy Door?from My Own Fairy, and Hatch Cards singing and dancing greetings cards.


#TheBabyFormula Featured Post?Round-up:

  1. Anyway to Stay: This plus that equals #2?. massive Mummy Guilt (my favourite from Week 9)
  2. Jessica at Babi A Fi: 30 Day Challenge: Music (from Week 10)
  3. Our Rach:?Our Rach was her Top 10 Bugbears (annoyances/gripes/irritants)?(my favourite from Week 12)


Stats for February:

  • Twitter: just over 4k (up from?3,500)- AMAZED!
  • Facebook: ?121?likes (up from 115) – Think I need to work at this… if you haven’t liked my page…. please stop by 🙂
  • Instagram: 460?followers (up from 335)
  • Pinterest: ?111 followers (up from 106)
  • Tots100 – 524 at the start of March… down from February, but close to the top 500??


How did I do with February’s Bucket List?

  1. Finally publish my favourite linkys page – STILL TO DO!
  2. Publish the first in my #BehindTheLinky series – a bit about your favourite linky hosts and their linkys! – DONE 🙂
  3. Keep growing my social media following. – Continue, especially Facebook and Instagram?
  4. I have a couple of collaboration posts in the pipeline for March?which I’m super excited about – Done!
  5. Catch up on comment replies – I’m getting there… continue to catch up
  6. Keep growing #TheBabyFormula linky (if you haven’t linked up, please check it out – numbered lists, reviews (eg 100% or 8/10 ratings), or funny formulas just include a + or =, or write about a birthday or 10 things about me – Keep going, I love the community and we’ve had the most linkups this week – SO many FAB blogs :-)?

How have I managed March’s Bucket List?

  1. See March’s?bucket list!!! Some good, some… ooops!
  2. Get my #craftnight Twitter party off the ground and the linky on the 31st of March. Check out the details here…. and have a break from blogging to craft each Thursday (or another day if it suits you better) – Tweet me you crafty pictures #craftnight – This is going live tonight!!! Link up all your crafty posts 😀
  3. Blog redesign – I’ve been researching and trying new themes since Christmas, so I’d like to get it all sorted in March. – coming this weekend!! SUPER EXCITED!?
  4. Reviews: if you check out my review page you’ll see a list at the bottom… most are half written, I should do something about that. – Nope I haven’t touched them!


April’s Bucket List:

  • See all above points I’ve not yet done!
  • Recategorise all my posts as my categories are all over the place
  • Write a post for Cuddle Fairy‘s Happiness Guest Post Series.
  • I REALLY want to figure out Facebook and up my social media presence there…. if anyone has any tips, I’d really appreciate them!

Thanks for all the love, please keep following and sharing… and remember to join in the #CraftNight linky tonight!

Lynne xx

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  • Reply
    Mommy's Little Princesses
    April 1, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Wishing you all the best with your list and I hope this month is more successful for you. Xx #monthlybucklist
    Mommy’s Little Princesses recently posted…Monthly Bucket List – AprilMy Profile

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    Nicole (The Brightness Of TheseDays)
    April 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, you’ve done so much the last few months! Amazing! I don’t really get Facebook either. It seems like you have to pay to get any promotion or maybe I am missing something? If you figure it out let me know! #TheList

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    April 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    What a great idea to do a monthly bucket list! I am making a life bucket list, but I imagine a monthly one would be a lot more productive and fun. Good luck with yours for April.
    Amanda. #kcacols
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    April 3, 2016 at 11:33 am

    What a great way to reflect and keep track of your blogging progress! #kcacols

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    tracey bowden
    April 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats on your twitter followers, I really need to work on improving my social media a lot! I really need to do a monthly bucket list too although I’d probably fall behind with it a lot! #kcacols
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Love this and it looks like a great way to get organised for the month ahead. Looking forward to reading more of your posts this month hun xx #KCACOLS

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    April 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    This sort of post is such a good idea. I might start doing something similar, I’m such a disorganised nitwit. #KCACOLS
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    A Cornish Mum
    April 3, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Congrats on growing your followers, Facebook is definitely the most tricky one to grow it drives me mad ha 😉

    Stevie x #MonthlyBucketList

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    Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)
    April 3, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    It sounds like it’s been a really busy month! I find Facebook really tough to crack too – I’ve held a few giveaways which have helped, and lately I’ve been scheduling quote posts every day which has really helped my reach on there. x #KCACOLS
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    amanda walsh
    April 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I have just found you through the #KCACOLS so I will be having a read of your mentioned posts! Especially the MMR and autism post, as a parent of 4 children, 3 of whom are on the spectrum
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    Bridget (Bridie By The Sea)
    April 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    You’ve had such a busy few months, well done! Facebook is my area to work on too, so you’re not alone! #KCACOLS

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    Mackenzie Glanville
    April 4, 2016 at 9:55 am

    wow you are busy! I hope you keep having continued success you are dong so well, I loved your Instagram pic of the hot chocolates! Yummy! #bigpinklink
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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    April 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Congrats on being nominated in THE MADS that’s just fantastic! Looks like you have been super busy. Finger crossed you soon get the jist of Facebook.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.xx
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    April 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds like a brilliant month and lots to plan for in April 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    Fran Back With A Bump
    April 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Great stats. I seriously need to get my followers up! #thebabyformula
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    Single Mum Speaks
    April 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Really looking forward to the next “Behind the Linky.” I really enjoyed the previous ones and was just thinking the other day I’d love to read some more of those. #theBabyFormula
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    April 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Lovely idea, you seem to be doing so much! I don’t get Facebook either! I’m working on my other social sites! I’ve joined up with #thebabyformula!!

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    Allyson Greene
    April 5, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I love love love your bucket list, I am going to start doing this, on paper, to push myself and get better about planing things out! Great job, good luck with facebook, I struggle there too! #kcacols

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    April 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I love a good bucket list – spesh a blogging one! Well done on all you have achieved. I can help you with Facebook a little. Send me a PM on twitter and we’ll chat! #thebabyformula
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    laura dove
    April 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Oooh you have done so much this year already! I really need to start something like this so I can see how far I have come! I have no clue about Facebook really, I do get a lot of views on there but then they comment on facebook itself and not on my actual blog which is annoying!! #TheBabyFormula
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      April 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

      ahhh yes, I didn’t think of that. But I guess views and comments keeps you in people’s newsfeeds. Thank you for your kind comment x

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    April 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I remember reading your March post – how is it a month on already?! This year is going crazily fast isn’t it! Congrats on your Mad Blog Awards nomination – well deserved! x #TheBabyFormula
    Fi recently posted…The 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 6My Profile

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    April 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    You’ve been super busy! Doing so well too. I love your monthly bucket lists. #TheBabyFormula
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    Louise Big Pink Link
    April 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Wow! You are so organised! I think you’ve done pretty well actually. It can be hard work getting anything done somedays!! Good luck with your goals! Thanks for linking up with us. ? #bigpinklink

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    April 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Well done on your nominations! love your bucket post, good luck xx

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    April 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Brilliant stats – that is really good work in a month!
    Great new feature and congrats on being nominated in the MADs :)I really want to revamp my pages too but keeps going on the back burner!

    Good luck for April and thanks so much for linking again xxxx
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