1 Day 1 World Project: 24 Hour Review

When I wrote my first post in the 1 Day 1 World Project series I hoped I wasn’t promising something I wouldn’t be able to deliver.  Could I really write 24 posts documenting 24 real-life hours and still publish content that was interesting or worse, would it be like hosting the dreaded party that no one attends… Six months later I’m happy to report success, not only has this project been a great experience for my family I’m thrilled to see how many bloggers came by to read, leave a comment and even join in the fun through posts and adventures of their own.

I try not to spend too much time looking through my stats but when I decided to finish this series with a recap post I thought it would be interesting to see which posts came out on top in terms of views, comments and participation.  I know the results will change over time as some posts have had months to gain views while others have only been visible for a few weeks but as of tonight here is what I found.

If I narrow my stat search to the past 12 months I am delighted to see the Introduction at the top of my views list and that 10 of the 1 Day 1 World posts are currently sitting in my top 20.

My first goal was to write content that you found interesting and it looks like we did just that.  My second goal was to have a few of you join me in this crazy adventure and I’m thrilled to say plenty of you came by every week to share a view of your daily life. We had participants from 11 countries including Germany, England, Singapore, Australia, Slovenia, India, The Netherlands, Canada and America.  Many of these countries saw entries from more than one blogger and within the United States, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia and Washington are represented.  Wow!

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has come by to read, comment and participate.  I’ve learned so much from each of you and though I’m sorry to see this series come to an end I know there are plenty of fun moments ahead for each of us to experience, capture and share!.

Participant recap results are linked below:

Travel Words

Deep in the Heart of Textiles

The World Is a Book…

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1 Day 1 World Project: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the last hourly post in my six month project documenting one hour each week for 24 straight weeks!  Back in May I thought we would have fun watching the time pass through different seasons and countries but I never dreamed this series would inspire so many of you to open up and try new things. I owe each and every one of you a big thank you for sharing your adventures, ideas and time through your posts and comments.

There have been few weeks when I planned an event and photo op around the time period out of necessity.  Anyone who knows me understands that after 10:00 pm I’m pretty much done for the night and without something scheduled we would have had a stretch of seriously boring posts.  Our “in the dark” adventures turned out to be some of my favorite memories from the past six months but the majority of the weeks I purposely left open to really capture what an hour out of my life is like on a normal day.  As luck would have it I’m ending the project in the same way I started by capturing a new beginning.

After years of promising Ryan we would think about getting a dog we finally gave in and said yes – say hello to Finnegan everyone! We found Finn in a rescue shelter and even though he spent a scary first year as a stray he survived the streets and several shelters before finding his way to our family.  It was hard to get a clear photo of a dog who is still pretty nervous around people but this quiet moment on our stairs is from the 11:00 hour on our first day home together.   He’d just let me brush him and was ready to settle down for a nap in the sun.

While this is the last original post in the 1 Day 1 World Project I have one more entry planned for next Sunday, October 19th recapping our virtual day. I hope you’ll come back to see all 24 photos together and if any of you would like to share your own experiences I’d love to read along and will be happy to link them here.

For more views of 11:00 am around the world take a look below:

Travel Words

The World Is A Book

Deep In The Heart Of Textiles

Restless Jo

Sukies Original

My Life Lived Full

Redneck Garage

1 Day 1 World Project: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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One year ago this little corner space beside our driveway was buried under pieces of old asphalt, granite boulders, tree trunks and some pretty big excavation equipment.  Bringing some life back to the bed has been an ongoing project and we’ve slowly filled in the soil with new plants that can survive this hot, dry space next to the road  but I was sure the old spring blooming clematis was gone forever.  It looks like Mother Nature had other plans though and over the past few months small shoots have reappeared in the shade of a big telephone pole.  Thursday morning one big bloom opened and I don’t care if it is a little confused about the seasons, it made me smile.

There are still two more weeks to join in the fun so if you have a photo or story to share about your 10:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 10:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, October 11th and a new post for the 11:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, October 12th.

For a look at 10:00 am around the world visit the links below!

My Life Lived Full

The World Is A Book…

Priorhouse Blog

Travel Words

Sukies Original

1 Day 1 World Project 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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It’s hard to believe 22 weeks have passed since the start of this project but one look at our well used BBQ tells me loud and clear that summer is over.  Maybe if we wait a little longer the fall rain will clean it for us…

If you have a photo or story to share about your 9:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 9:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, October 4th and a new post for the 10:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, October 5th.

For more views of 9:00 am around the world please take a look below:

Trina’s North Germany

And Then Like My Dreams

Redneck Garage

H…The Blog

Travel Words

My Life Lived Full

Taking A Deep Breath

The World Is A Book…

Restless Jo

1 Day 1 World Project: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

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Last month I wrote a popular post about how we’ve made an effort to simplify our food choices and buy most of our fresh food from local farmers and suppliers. One of my favorite changes is our weekly visit from Smith Brothers Farms and our milkman, Josh.  Four generations of Smith Brothers have farmed in the Kent valley south of Seattle since 1920 and while their website proudly promises “farm to fridge milk in 48 hours”  they have expanded their delivery menu to include a variety of locally produced dairy items along with bread, coffee, and seasonal specialty offers.   My typical order includes milk and eggs as well as sandwich bread from a Seattle bakery, peanut butter from Kingston, Blackberry Jam from Vashon Island, and breakfast cookies from Bellingham.  If I forget to add or subtract from my standing order online the day before I simply leave a note in the box and Josh fills our request from his truck.  We love Smith Brothers!

If you have a photo or story to share about your 8:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 8:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 27th and a new post for the 9:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 28th.

For more 8:00 am views take a look below:

Travel Words

Priorhouse Blog

The World Is A Book…

My Life Lived Full

Behind The Willows

Redneck Garage

 

1 Day 1 World Project: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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In my 6:00 am post I mentioned one of the busiest parts of my week was planning John’s 50th Birthday party.  I felt pretty good about finishing the shopping and cleaning by the night before but that meant all the cooking had to happen the morning of the party which is why I was standing in the kitchen mixing a double batch of Sangria before finishing my first cup of coffee…

We had perfect weather for an afternoon celebration complete with flowers, candles, family, friends, plenty of good food and our favorite summertime party drinks. 🙂

I’m not sure if the cookbook is still in print but if you can find a copy of the Alice Bay Cookbook by Julie Wilkinson Rousseau it’s full of wonderful recipes from Washington State’s Skagit Valley.

Alice Bay Sangria

1/2 gallon Spanish red wine

(I use Charles Shaw since it’s a great price and mixes well with the sugar and fruit)

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup brandy

3 large oranges

2 large lemons

1/4 cup Triple Sec

1 cup club soda

Pour wine into punch bowl.  Add sugar and brandy.  Squeeze juice from 2 oranges and 1 lemon into bowl.  Add fruit.  Chill about 1 hour.  Remove fruit and slice remaining orange and lemon thinly and add to punch.  Stir in Triple Sec and club soda and serve.

If you have a photo or story to share about your 7:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 7:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 20th and a new post for the 8:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 21st.

To see more views of 7:00 am around the world take a look at the links below:

Bylined:  M-R

The World Is A Book

My Life Lived Full

Travel Words

Redneck Garage

Deep in the Heart of Textiles

 

1 Day 1 World Project: 6:00 am – 7:00 am

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What do you do with a favorite red wagon when your kid outgrows pull toys and spends his time with electronics and sports?  Turn it into a planter. 🙂  This week has flown by in a blur of first week of school activities, a new home re-decorating project and big plans for my husband’s 50th Birthday party this weekend but I did step outside just before 7:00 am to take a photo of the hardy flowers that survived our surprisingly hot summer and my lack of time for gardening.

If you have a photo or story to share about your 6:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 6:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 13th and a new post for the 7:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 14th.

 For more 6:00 am views around the world enjoy the links below:

Bylined:  M-R

Sukies Original

Redneck Garage

Trina’s North Germany

My Life Lived Full

We Live In A Flat

Travel Words

1 Day 1 World Project: 5:00 am – 6:00 am

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We’ve reached the daylight  hours again, I’m feeling more like myself and Ryan is home from his late summer week with my parents.  Put all these events together and it means another trip to the beach!  This time John stayed home to get ready for an early morning at work but Ryan and I had our comfy clothes and morning beverages ready to go when the alarm went off at 5:30 am.  It is still pretty dark at this early hour but by 5:55 am the sun cleared the eastern hills and light began to shine on the water.  We spent the next half hour watching the light change while commuters boarded their ferries and trains knowing we could postpone our own morning activities for just a little while longer.

If you have a photo or story to share about your 5:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 5:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 6th and a new post for the 6:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 7th.

For more 5:00 am views from around the world please click the links below:

We Live In A Flat

Taking A Deep Breath

Margaret-Rose Stringer

Around and About The Pacific Northwest

H…The Blog

Behind The Willows

1 Day 1 World Project: 4:00 am – 5:00 am

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I guess a series of 24 posts coming together exactly as planned was too much to hope for and I should really be feeling lucky I’ve made it through the first 16 hours without anything going seriously wrong but I can’t help but be a little frustrated by this one… Maybe it serves me right for thinking we were through the hardest part.

The past few weeks of late night posts have been fun because I knew we could go back to bed for a quick nap before starting the day but this week I thought it would be best to just stay up and keep moving.  Since I can’t think of getting up for real without a big cup of coffee one of the thirty Starbucks in town seemed like the perfect place for an early morning photo. A quick internet search found several that open at 4:30 am so the plan was to get up Thursday morning for a Venti Latte and a few photos before heading home for an early workout and a great start to the day. Unfortunately a stomach bug kept me hiding under the covers until well after 4:30 and when Friday came and went I still didn’t feel well enough to even think of coffee let alone get up early so by Saturday morning the pressure was on.  I set the early alarm one more time and at 4:20 John and I set out in search of hot coffee and blueberry scones only to find a locked front door instead of a warm coffee shop waiting for us.  Yes, they open at 4:30 Monday – Friday but it looks like Saturday is for sleeping in and they don’t open until 5:00 am.

I took one blurry photo of the closed drive through lane and blame my lack of caffeine for the out of focus sign.  Feeling sorry for ourselves, I took another photo of our empty Starbucks cups once we got home.

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I hope your early morning hours were happier than mine this week and if you have a photo or story to share about your 4:00 am hour I’d love to see it.   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 4:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 30th and a new post for the 5:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 31st.

To see more 4:00 am views from around the world take a look below:

H The Blog

Margaret-Rose Stringer

The Ad Dad

My Life Lived Full

Firebonnet

Trina’s North Germany

Behind The Willows

We Live In A Flat

1 Day 1 World Project: 3:00 am – 4:00 am

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I’ve been worried about this 3:00 am week since the beginning of the 1 Day 1 World Project and as of last Saturday didn’t have a single good idea for what to do but Mother Nature came to my rescue with the rare, simultaneous occurrence of a Super Moon and the Perseid Meteor Showers.  Of course I don’t have a camera that can really capture these nighttime events but thanks to the magic of the iPhone and Oggl here is my best shot.

Because Ryan refuses to be left out of any of these photo opportunities I set my alarm for 3:30 am Monday morning and with big travel mugs of  hot chocolate the three of us set out to find the moon and some meteors.  It was hard to get away from the city lights but we persevered until everyone saw a few shooting stars and I got one workable photo of the moon.  I hope you like it!

If you have a photo or story to share about your 3:00 am hour I’d love to see it.   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 3:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 23rd and a new post for the 4:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 24th.

For more 3:00 am views from around the world take a look below:

Small Blue Green Words

h…theblog

Bungling Housewife

Behind the Willows

My Life Lived Full

Textile Ranger

Firebonnet

We Live in a Flat

Trina’s North Germany

1 Day 1 World Project: 2:00 am – 3:00 am

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I thought it was pretty quiet around here after 2:00 am but look who I found hanging out with popcorn and late night TV…

If you have a photo or story to share about your 2:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 2:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 16th and a new post for the 3:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 17th.

To see more 2:00 am views around the world please take a look at the links below:

Small Blue Green Words

H The Blog

Firebonnet

My Life Lived Full

We Live in a Flat

 

1 Day 1 World Project: 1:00 am – 2:00 am

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It’s 1:00 am, do you know where your kids are?  Saturday night found Ryan sitting on my lap insisting on a selfie to capture the rare moment when Mom is up after midnight. 🙂  The low light of one lamp behind us left some shadows under my eyes that I’m not prepared to share but a quick editing session converted a grainy photo into a softly lined drawing.  Whew.

The evening got off to a great start with steaks on the BBQ and dinner on the deck.  We ate late on planning to make the evening last but by 11:00 everyone was ready to settle down inside for homemade ice cream and spooky movies.  Unfortunately we started the movie a little too early and it was over well before 1:00, right about the time John and I fell asleep on the couch.  Ryan took advantage of the opportunity to watch Saturday Night Live without his parents editing the skits and when my alarm went off at 1:00 am he was waiting with the camera ready to record the hour.  What will we do for 2:00 am?

If you have a photo or story to share about your 1:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 1:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 9th and a new post for the 2:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 10th.

I will be away from home and WiFi during the second half of this week exploring the Olympic Peninsula so please be patient.  I’ll catch up with all of your late night posts when we’re back!

For more 1:00 am views around the world take a look below:

 

Small Blue Green Words

Island Home Blog

My Life Lived Full

Textile Ranger

Behind The Willows