Monday, July 9, 2012

30 Before I'm 30

I celebrated my 1/2 Birthday a few weeks ago. Which got me thinking... What do I want to accomplish before I'm 30? Then I started a list.

Follow along as I check things off weekly on my way to the big 3-0hhhhhhh! Think I can do it all in under 6 months? I'll update occasionally as I check items off the list!

1. Complete 30 crafts including, but not limited to, the crafts I've pinned HERE
2. Organize my office / assign everything a place (read: know where my scissors and tape measure are at all times)
3. Organize my closets / throw out things I haven't worn in 2 years
4. Take a watercolor or oil painting class
5. Use my Yudu to screen print something really large
6. Dye a portion (or all) of my hair a ridiculous color
7. Pierce my face. Nose maybe?
8. Make the front of the house look like a home
9. Keep better records of my taxes and mileage / work more efficiently
10. Attempt a juice diet/fast for more than 3 days
11. Fully decorate the kitchen / get all pictures framed and hung
12. Finish decorating the bedroom
13. Paint the hallway
14. Set up a functional work station in the basement for messy crafts
15. Go camping
16. Do something great when I reach my 500th Etsy sale (maybe a big giveaway?)
17. Approach at least 3 new boutiques about carrying my greeting cards and artwork
18. Strip / paint / finish vintage Hoosier Cabinet (red with white drawers, maybe?)
19. Begin selling wedding invitation sets in my Etsy shop
20. Learn to correctly make sliding knot jewelry (this is seriously difficult for me!)
21. Condense my craft supplies / donate the unused items here
22. Do something awesome with my all of my Instagram photos
23. Begin a collage journal or Picture-A-Day scrapbook
24. Start a 2nd e-commerce site to sell my prints (Big Cartel, maybe?)
25. Attempt to sew something (anything! I haven't sewn in about a decade)
26. Get the ball rolling on bringing LCN to NWI. I've got lots of ladies in Ind. that want to craft on a monthly basis!
27. Make postcards to hand out and hang up at coffee shops that really push my business of making these 
28. Finish some half-filled books of our wedding photos (we've been married nearly 3 years!)
29. Overhaul the blog design
30. Plan a totally awesome theme party for my 30th --- Saved By The Bell, maybe?!


  1. OMG. If you had a Saved By the Bell party, I would die. Seriously.

  2. I know, right?! Or MAYBE I will do a "Favorite 80's / 90's TV Character" party. I'd like to dress up as Blossom :)

  3. Good luck on your 30 by Thirty. I've been thinking of doing one of these for mine too, I guess I have a little time to think about that ;) Anyways...if you are looking for vintage-ish parts for your hoosier cabinet, I got mine from this place in Zionsville,IN called Kennedy Hardware. They had fairly reasonable prices and a nice selection when we refinished ours. I was very happy with how the new hardware made our cabinet look 'new' again.

  4. Thank you, Ruth! I will definitely need to use that site for hardware!