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Happy 2011 {Best of 2010}

Happy 2011!!

New Years Puck up Cookies

Bridget of Bake at 350 made the CUTEST cookies

2010 was such a spectacular year!  It was more than I could ever imagine!

In January Flat TidyMom was Kissed by Harry Connick Jr.

Flat TidyMom

Nashville/Blissdom or Bust

When I wasn’t able to make my way to Nashville for the Blissdom ’10 Blog Conference, my sweet friend talented Cathe Holden made Flat TidyMom so I could attend the conference in “flat form”. Nashville /Blissdom or Bust

She made several outfits and passed Flat TidyMom around to all sorts of friends……..but the highlight was the *Kiss* ON STAGE from Harry Connick Jr.

I never had so much fun “not attending” an event! lol………BIG thanks to all my friends for making me feel like I was there!

**I’m happy to say I WILL be at Blissdom ’11 in person!

In March I started my weekly I’m Lovin’ It Blog Party!

I’m Lovin’ It


I made Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes in April

Raspberry Filled Vanilla CupcakesRaspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes


In the spring our youngest attended her first school dance

First School Dance

First School Dance

First School Dance


We walked in the St. Louis Race for the Cure with 71,000

other people for the 10th yr in a row

St. Louis Race for the Cure

2010 St. Louis Race for the Cure

St. Louis Race for the Cure


Bridget, Bake at 350, came to visit me in July

Bridget Bake at 350 and Cheryl TidyMom

Bridget Bake at 350 and Cheryl TidyMom

Bridget comes to St. Louis


Had an incredible trip to Chicago with my daughters

Chicago trip collage

The Girls in Chicago

Chicago Trip


I finally got a KitchenAid Mixer…and I got it 1/2 price by using my Swagbucks!

KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAid Mixer

Half price KitchenAid Mixer

In August I moved my blog to WordPress and got a new look!

Many thanks to an incredible team of help!


I etched a glass bowl with my new Silhouette SD Craft Cutter

Etched Glass Bowl

Etched Glass Bowl using Silhouette SD

Etching Glass with Silhouette SD

I had an amazing opportunity to visit the Big Apple and cook in the Unilever Kitchens

Family Dish Bloggers & Unilever ExpertsNew York City with 9 other bloggers and the Unilever Kitchen Experts



Shot my first Senior Session

Photography Senior Session



I Made Halloween Cookies and Pancakes

Halloween Cookies

Spooky Pancakes


I had a fabulous time making more friends in Napa Valley with Bush’s Beans

Bush's Beans, Chefs and BloggersCooking at the Culinary Institute of America with Bush’s Beans in Napa Valle, CA

and I baked my way thru December

Christmas cookies and treats

Favorite recipes and crafts from 2010

I can’t WAIT to see what 2011 has in store!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. What a great recap! Though the raspberry filled cupcakes may make it a bit tricky for me to adhere my holiday weight loss goal. 🙂 Happy New Year Cheryl.

  2. What a fun and full 2010 you had! I wish you the best for 2011! You have a beautiful blog 🙂

  3. Quite a year lady. You are inspring. The photoshoot was amazing and you are one talented chickie all around. Wish I could bake half as well. How’d the switch go to WP? I’m a bit hesitant about it. Happy New Year!

  4. You made me laugh as I remember ‘meeting’ you at Blissdom! I truly hope to continute to connect in the new year and meet IRL!

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  6. Loved the highlights, wow, you had a busy year, inspires me to set a couple extra goals!!

  7. enjoyed looking through all your highlights! both personal & for your blog!!!

    couldn’t help but giggle with the pic of flat tidy mom. when a close friend went to blissdom ’10, she called me snorting with laughter trying to explain the kiss from harry connick jr to flat tidy mom. i didn’t know you then, but i was laughing in hysterics over that.

    can’t wait to meet you in person.


  8. You certainly did have one heck of a year! I cracked up about the flat TidyMom kiss! 🙂

  9. Enjoyed your highlights, Cheryl!!! May 2011 be even better! Can’t wait to meet you at Blissdom this year…

  10. What an AMAZING year!!! I’m so happy to be a TidyMom follower! 🙂

  11. Happy New Year. Enjoyed the recap of 2010. So glad I stumbled upon your blog this past October/November. Look forward to following your awesome blog this 2011.

    It was your blog that inspired me to say I wanted the Candy Apple Red Artisan Mixer. My boyfriend heard me mention it and bought me one for Christmas. He’s a keeper!

    Love the Flat Tidymom! Awesome!

  12. Thank you for the quick trip down memory lane, and yes, you did have a SPECTACULAR year!

    Here’s to 2011—may it exceed all your grandest expectations!

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  15. What a great year you had!! Here’s to 2011… it’s gonna be fun:-)

  16. TidyMom thanks so much for doing a recap, I am new to your blog so this was a great way to catch up and see all the exciting things going on over here! Looking forward to 2011 with ya!

  17. Hey, saw your post about swag bucks, do you like them??? I do one called my points, I love it, and was wondering do you get points if I join through you?? If so I will do that. Just send me the recommendation or whatever I need to do it through you. Thanks,

  18. Cheryl….this is great! I loved this round-up and looking back thinking, “I remember that!” One of the biggest highlights of my year was coming to visit you in St. Louis. Can’t wait for Blissdom!!!

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