Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thirty before 30: Update 1

I posted my Thirty Before 30 list a little over 2 weeks ago and here I am with some updates! I'm really going to need to power through these in order to accomplish them all in 11 months!


1. Buy a new couch
2. Get the attic (craft space & guest room) organized
3. Change up dining room wall decor
4. Redecorate above the couch
5. Get shelves for living room and redecorate the inside the door space - SO CLOSE! My mom found the perfect shelves in Louisville (for CHEAP!) and when we brought them back, they are about 2 inches too big for the space.
6. Hang the "Y"s I've been collecting
7. Get (and keep alive) more plants
8. Go through my old CDs and figure out what to keep/import/sell/etc
9. Get a canvas print of the "Believe" sign at the church where we were married
10. Organize garage


1. Get our wedding photo booth photos printed for our guestbook - even put them in the photo album! woo!
2. Finish wedding thank you notes
3. Be more intentional in my friendships
5. Get our wedding featured on a wedding blog - coming soon!
6. Make a meal plan/menu with Andy
7. Learn how to arrange flowers properly
9. Edit a video of our honeymoon roadtrip
10. Watch all the seasons of Mad Men
11. Take a trip with Andy - we have booked a trip to Seattle in September!
12. See a play/musical
13. Ride our bikes this fall and next spring


1. Put an item on consignment in a local vintage shop
2. Succeed with booth at TN Antique Mall - first month was successful! here's to more hopefully!
3. Go to an auction
4. Make postcards for my business to leave at the booth
5. Do a fabric bouquet tutorial on my blog
6. Grow my blog to 75 followers and 75 subscribers
7. Do another flea market (maybe even organize one?)

So... not bad - some are in progress and some of our priorities have shifted. The couch has fallen in priority since we got a new garage roof and will probably need a dishwasher soon.

The thing I didn't imagine happening? Getting a promotion. I have a new title and added responsibilities at work which are keeping me pretty busy (which is why I've been so quiet lately!) but hopefully it will all even out and I'll be back to blogging regularly soon!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!


  1. Love the banner for thirty before 30! :)
    all in due time daughter!
    congrats on the promotion (best wishes for you)
    booth! sooo happy for you!
    your mom

  2. What a great list! Congrats on the promotion!


  3. That's a lot of things to do! Congrats on your promotion at work, that's so great.
    I'm constantly making lists, then finding them later, it's pretty funny to see what I was prioritizing in past years.
    Make sure you take time to enjoy life along the way to getting that list knocked off, k?


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