Saturday, September 25, 2010

In the Year 35

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Inspired by this lovely gal at Making it Lovely, I have created my 35 in the year 35 list.

Nicole at Making it Lovely just turned thirty and she gave herself 6 months to complete 30 things before thirty. Amazingly, in addition to running her online business/website, expecting her second child, being a top blogger, and keeping an amazing home, she completed nearly all of her 30 items. (Her site is amazing, you should check it out!)

I have to be a little more realistic. I'm kinda lazy compared to her. I have a lot of things I'd like to do, but need more time to complete them. I'm turning thirty-five in October, so I thought I would try and come up with 35 things I could try and accomplish in the my 35th year. I'm having a bit of a mid-thirties crisis. It seems like a big number to me for some reason. I feel like I need to accomplish something concrete; move my (our) life forward. I think this list will help...If nothing else it will get a lot of things done around the house.

So with no further ado:


35 in the year 35
1.       Finish painting the trim in living room and hallway
2.       Paint bedroom
3.       Get two new dressers for our bedroom (Give back antique dresser to Mom)
4.       Paint afore mentioned dressers to match bedroom (green)
5.       Clean and organize craft closet
6.       Clean and organize hall closet
7.       Paint and cover hall closet doors
8.       Finish sewing curtains in bedrooms
9.       Find linings for living room curtains and finish sewing them too
10.   Replace air conditioner in living room
11.   Install air conditioner in Olive’s room
12.   Install ceiling fan in dining room
13.   Install ceiling fan in Olive’s room
14.   Paint bathrooms
15.   New mirrors, light fixtures, towel racks in bathrooms
16.   Replace all four doors in condo
17.   Price and save money for new toilets, sinks, and flooring in bathrooms
18.   Purge storage unit of all unused stuff
19.   Start using my aerogarden again
20.   Be a vendor in the Christmas Meet Your Maker with new product
21.   Finish up surplus craft projects
22.   Start embroidery pattern business
23.   Make my Blog bigger and better
24.   Spend a long weekend in a house on the beach
25.   Take a romantic overnight trip with my husband and WITHOUT the baby
26.   Get grocery spending down to $50/week
27.   Pay off credit card
28.   Start saving again
29.   Carve Pumpkins
30.   Decorate for Christmas
31.   Make all Christmas gifts with stuff I already have (or with very minimal purchase)
32.   Solve CD/record storage problem
33.   FINALLY get fish for vintage blender fish bowls I made 4 years ago
34.   Get sewing machine fixed
35.   Be ready to work on kitchen in the year 36

Bonus Tracks:
Curb my addiction to lattes (iced or hot)
Write a children’s book
Start exercising regularly again

I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing.

:) Cheers

1 comment:

lapetitevie said...

Wow - that is an ambitious list! I'm totally doing this on my (our) birthday. So happy to see Meet Your Maker is on your list.
Good luck!