Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Before 30 Wrap Up

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  We are doing pretty good.  We are getting into more of a routine and the baby is growing SO much.  I wish she would slow down a bit.  Brady has had an ear infection but he's on antibiotics so he should be getting better really soon.

Last year, I made a 30 Before 30 list.  I was doing great for a while but then I had lots of health problems, then I got pregnant, and then I got the whooping cough.  It just all went out the window.  Here's what ended up happening.

1. Read 30 books. --- 24/30

2. Send 30 "just because" cards. ---- 4/30

3. Lose 30 pounds. --- My nurse practitioner advised me not to lose weight while pregnant.

4. Go on a family trip.  --- done

5. Try 10 new restaurants. --- done

6. Learn to use my sewing machine. --- never started

7. Get 6 projects published.  --- done

8. Go wine tasting.  --- not done

9. Complete a 30 day "no buy"  --- fail

10. Start and maintain a skin care routine.  --- I had one until I got pregnant then intended on switching to natural products and never found things I wanted to use.

11. Keep a journal.  --- I tried and decided this isn't really for me.

12. Make 30 new recipes. --- 20/30

13. Project 365 -iPhone only.  --- fail

14. Throw a dinner party.  --- we had people for dinner but not a real dinner party

15. Purge 30 bags of stuff.  ---- 10/30

16. Finish a scrapbook.  --- fail  

17. Save up and buy myself something expensive.  --- fail, both in money and Swagbucks.  What I saved, I spent on the baby.

18. Get a spa treatment at a real spa.  ---- done.

19. Dress up 30 times. No jeans, t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, or sneakers.  --- maybe 5/30?

20. Go see a play.  --- done 

21. Get professional pictures, alone.  --- I got some maternity photos but mostly it was a family shoot.

22. Go to a festival.  --- done

23. Take my kids fruit picking, not in our yard.  --- done

24. Make 30 things from Pinterest.  --- maybe 8/30?

25. Sell my cards in a store.  --- never started 

26. Buy and wear a pair of heels.  --- fail, I'm gonna have to order online

27. Get a Parker inspired tattoo.  --- couldn't get a tattoo while pregnant

28. Take pictures of every major holiday.  --- done, sort of.  

29. Take my boys on 1-on-1 dates, 3 each.  --- done

30. Research adoption and decide.  --- done 

I intend on making a 31 Before 31 list.  Hopefully, this year will be more calm for me and I can concentrate on completing my list.  That and my OLW for this year is Actualize so I need to focus on bringing things into fruition.

Have a great day, friends!  


  1. I'm impressed with how many you got done! This would be such a fun list to scrap! Can't wait to read the 31 list!

  2. I LOVE it and your little after notes! I think I may just whip up a list but my b-days in June so I don't know how well I will do in half a year :) I think you did great...I mean who really makes a list and then gets it all done?!? I can't even stick to a shopping list!!! TMI I know!!!

  3. Awesome accomplishments!! I love that it's about the journey, not the destination :)

  4. I love #24! LOL! It's inspiring to see how many you've been able to check off! And, there's always this year :)

  5. I love the updated list-- it's great to see your accomplishments!!! I must try this:) Maybe for 33:)

    Hope you are doing well!! HUGS! <3