Tuesday, March 5

30 by 30

My friend over at Grass Green Design compiled a list of things she wanted to accomplish before she turned 30. I loved the idea so I decided to do one too! {I turn 30 on February 4, 2014}
I have been thinking of all these things in my head for sometime now. This post gets all my thoughts & ideas down on paper! Hopefully, since I am sharing my list w/ you, I'll feel more accountable to attain it!  My list consists of things that need to be done throughout the whole year some quick & easy others will take more time.
I am looking forward to being more intentional in 2013 with my actions. Read along with me as I mark items off my list!

In no particular order:::

Blog Related:::
1. Host a blog give away
2. Host a guest post
3. Keep up on blog series I have started (Happy Homemaker Monday, 2 on 2 & Pinterest Projects)

Home Related:::
4. Organize & de-clutter every room in the house month by month (Ex: February= Evie's room, March= Cora's room, April= Our bedroom etc.)
5. Make several different household products (hand soap, dryer sheets, different cleaners)
6. Cook something for my freezer at least once a week
7. Have a garage sale
8. Add 'curb appeal' to our home (shrubs,grass, flowers, stone work etc.)
9. Plant something I've never planted in my garden
10. Hang an outside clothes line

Family Related:::
11. Go on a few dates w/ Kenny
12. Plan a Shipshewana, IN trip.
13. Plan something special for Ken's 30th birthday (September)
14. Document the year through pictures/Be more intentional w/ new camera
15. Take girls to the zoo
16. Teach Cora the the letters of the alphabet
17. Open saving accounts for girls
18. Get back on track using coupons, price matching, staying w/i our weekly grocery budget etc.
19. Go on a family vacation

For Me:::
20. Lose baby weight (I'll do this slowly b/c I'm nursing. I will not start a crazy diet plan. My plan is simple: eat healthy, walk & give it time!)
21. Treat myself to a manicure OR pedicure
22. Do something totally different with my hair
23. Do something special for my 30th birthday
24. Create & implement a daily cleaning schedule (I have seen tons of these online but none work for me. I need a personalized one)
25. Start journaling my bible reading time

For Others:::
26. Do something neighborly for at least 2 of my neighbors
27. Get more involved in our Preschool program at church
28. Teach at least 1 friend how to pressure and/or water bath can (Who wants this to be them?!?!)
29. Be a bell ringer for Salvation Army during the Christmas season (I wanted to do this this past Christmas but thought of it too late & couldn't get it scheduled) 
30. Act out at least 3 random acts of kindness (No plan for this- I will wait for the Holy Spirit to guide me)

Do you have a list? Want to make one & link up with me?


  1. I'm thinking I need to revise mine to 31 before 31 and REALLY get my list checked off this time :)

  2. These are great Julie! I just might make a list too. But I only have 3 months! Yikes!!

  3. Love this post!! I need to learn how to pressure can and I know a group of gals who would love to ring a bell with you. Do you have a family binder? This would be a fun page to put in it!