Administrative Aside: Tuesday Talk, Q-Tips Winners and More

Heather says:

Let’s start with the giveaway winners from the Q-Tips®  Quick Tip Detail Your Car Post.

Commenters 1 aka MariaKunze, 31 RevancheGS (not sure how the heck that happened since it was saying you couldn’t comment, weird!), & 15 CMarie, come on down.

Sink or Swim, State of the Site, Off topic-ish

Heather says:

I don’t talk about my life too much here on Home-Ec 101 because I want this site to apply to all adults (even those who feel like they are pretending) no matter where they are in their life. Whether you have just left college and are trying to figure out what you need to build a pantry (FYI I’m going to revisit this section and improve upon it) or if you have kids and are just trying to figure out how to get the kool-aid out of the grout, to the empty-nesters who are suddenly faced with the option of cooking for one or two instead of what feels like an army.

Winner of the Sierra Mist Giveaway

Heather says:

I’m embarrassed to admit I messed up. I forgot to write up the post notifying commenter ” deneicer1″ won the Sierra Mist giveaway.

Amy and I agreed the Holiday Appletinis were right up our alley.

If you could email me your mailing address / contact info I’ll get it into the proper hands.

2011 the Home-Ec 101 Retrospective

Heather says:

Every year I try to do a look back over what’s happened with the site in the past 12 months and just about a year ago I said:

“If 2011 is half as fun or productive, it shall go down as a win.”

Before I even bring out the numbers, let’s make it official: Total win, hands down, amazing year.

Quick Off-Topic Break for a Major Milestone Brag

Heather says:

Earlier this week Home-Ec 101 hit a major traffic milestone. Over 1 million unique users visited this site in the past 12 months. (In about a week, I’ll be able to say over a million in 2011).

That, my friends, is a lot of people (there are only 10k in my town).