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Goodbye 2013: Year in Review

This year Bringing Home the Bacon was visited by people in 47 states--can I get some love from Vermont, Delaware and Alaska? Also some very confused people in 72 countries! I took all 5,218 words typed on this blog this year and inputted them into a  Wordle  maker to get this word cloud, which shows, by size, which words I used most frequently. Husband was relieved to see that he is not my most blogged about topic this year.   My handy instructions for making a snowflake and my references to our favorite movie, Christmas Vacation , were big drivers of traffic to the site. In case you missed them, here are a few of my favorites from 2013: Justin and I had a few rare moments of bonding at the Ohio State Fair Todd brought pigs named Holly to a national swine show I called out the local minor league baseball team for overlooking our local universities in their promotions I wrote about our spring pig auction Post-tragedy Newtown was dealing with 60,000 teddy bears. I warn

Merry Birthday to Me!

NOTE: This post was sponsored by the good people at Mole Valley Farmers. I was compensated for my time but all opinions are my own. Forget about how few shopping days there are until Christmas, there is still plenty of time to pick up something special for the people in your life who were the best little tax deductions their parents ever had. I'm talking about those late December birthdays, forgotten about in the post-Christmas haze and often subject to indignities like candy cane wrapping paper or, worse, combined half-hearted Birthmas gifts. So while there is still time, here is a handy gift guide for the late December birthday in your family, randomly compiled by me: 1.  Harry Hall snow boots   - There is still plenty of winter left and winter wear is always appreciated, especially when you live in Ohio and it is possible that it could be still snowing in April. 2. Water ski - When your birthday and Christmas are within a week of each other, you need a whole y