2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 99,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 273 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 327 posts.

The busiest day of the year was March 3rd with 2,206 views. The most popular post that day was About Me.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2011 were:

Some visitors came searching, mostly for 4 little ferguson’s, 4littlefergusons, jalapeno popper dip, sun, and 4 little fergusons.

Where did they come from?

    North America

  • 95.0% The United States
  • 4.3% Canada
  • 0.5% Costa Rica
  • 0.1% Mexico
  • 0.0% Trinidad and Tobago

  • 33.7% The United Kingdom
  • 11.1% Denmark
  • 5.7% Poland
  • 5.6% Germany
  • 5.4% Portugal

  • 87.1% Australia
  • 11.4% New Zealand
  • 0.5% Guam
  • 0.5% Fiji
  • 0.3% Vanuatu

  • 30.0% Indonesia
  • 17.4% India
  • 15.6% Philippines
  • 6.0% Malaysia
  • 4.2% Israel
    South America

  • 53.3% Ecuador
  • 25.5% Brazil
  • 5.5% Argentina
  • 3.6% Bolivia
  • 3.0% Colombia

  • 65.6% South Africa
  • 12.8% Egypt
  • 5.6% Nigeria
  • 3.2% Kenya
  • 3.2% Tunisia

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind. 

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2011 was Korean-Style Chicken Noodle Bowls

These were your 5 most active commenters:

Thank you, sweet friends! Love you all and LOVE to hear from you! 🙂

Attractions in 2011

These are the posts that got the most views in 2011.


2011 will go down in history as our most difficult year yet, and I have never been happier to see a year go.  Never have we been stretched so much, never have we spent more time in the refiners fire being molded, chiseled and changed. It seems no part was left untouched by trials and fire, and never have so many tears been shed, but God is so so faithful and for that I give Him praise! ♥  Bring on 2012 & a bountiful harvest of His blessings! I am thankful I serve a mighty God who can make Beauty from Ashes.

Here’s to 2012, a year of renewed hope, a bountiful harvest of blessing,


God has been so faithful in taking the broken shards of my life and turning them into a mosaic of His grace.

~from Joy at Simply Bloom


Peanut Butter Éclair Cake

Dale and I LOVE the regular version of this Eclair cake, with fresh strawberries on top, but for a fun change, I wanted to try this Peanut Butter version I came across on a blog party.  It did NOT disappoint! The best part about these kind of Eclair cake recipes, is that although they taste like a cake and look like you worked super hard to make them, it’s literally layers of graham crackers and fluffy pudding goodness. 

Case in point:

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I found this recipe on Purple Chocolat Home’s site.  Thanks for sharing a great, easy recipe!

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Peanut Butter Éclair Cake

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  • 1 box chocolate graham crackers
  • 2 – 3 1/4 oz. packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 C. milk
  • 1 – 8 oz. contain Cool Whip, thawed
  • Frosting

Spray Pam in the bottom of a 9×13 inch cake pan.

Place one layer of graham crackers on the bottom, cutting to completely cover the bottom.  In mixing bowl mix the pudding, peanut butter and milk with electric mixer. Mix for 2 minutes.  Fold in the Cool Whip.

Spread half the pudding mix on top of the first layer of crackers. Place a second layer of graham crackers on top. Spoon the remaining pudding mix on 2nd layer of crackers. Finish with a third layer of graham crackers.

Make frosting:

  • 1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 2 T. white corn syrup
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk

In small mixer bowl combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.  Spread frosting on top of the last layer of graham crackers all the way to the edge. Place in the fridge overnight so that the crackers become soft and moist.

Slice and serve. Garnish with peanut butter cups if desired.


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