15 February 2011

In the year eleven...

2 months since my last post? What on earth have I been doing?!


The Christmas holiday, then my husband's birthday (we're the same age for 8 more days!), and Valentine's Day yesterday. My awesome hubby gave me a new laptop for Christmas, a Nook Color for Valentine's Day/birthday, and cooked me rack of lamb last night for dinner. He's the best!


Finished several projects for Christmas. My nephew got a baseball themed rollie pollie chair. My niece and sister-in-law received matching mommy/daughter fashion scarves, sort of similar to this. My niece also got a dress-up "cape" so she could be like Fancy Nancy.

And my Dad received a flannel scarf I made for him for the cold winter he's enduring in the Chicago area.

No, I didn't remember to take pictures of any of these. I'm awesome.


This needs no explanation. I have used many of my weekends to relax at home with my husband, especially after the whirlwind of events during the holidays.


I still work so I can make money. If I didn't have to work, I'd like to think that I would bake, craft, and blog way more often than I do now. That could just be wishful thinking though.


I have been working out like I was before the wedding last year and really enjoying it. I am trying to keep my body healthier with both exercise and good eating habits. Most of the time, I do pretty well...and sometimes I eat cupcakes.

Hey, when I'm bad, I wanna make sure it's worth it, so the cupcakes are always REALLY good.


I decided sometime last year that I wanted to start reading books from the Top 100 novels of all time, both the Board's List and the Reader's List. I like to read a couple of them and then take a break with an easier (and often less intense) book.


I've been thinking of my goals for the year 2011. Instead of 2011 goals, I've decided to come up with a list of 30 things I want to do at the age of 30. That's right, I'm turning 30 in 8 days.

So instead of getting all depressed about the whole age thing, I am going to turn it around into something fun. I'll have 1 year to accomplish these 30 things. Some will be little, some will be silly, some will be really hard for me to do.

I plan to publish the list by the end of this week, so stay tuned!

Feel free to send any suggestions my way. I'm not guaranteeing that I will use any, but I'd love to see your ideas for me!


  1. I was wondering where you disappeared to! Good luck with your list! Can't wait to see it...

  2. dang, girl....youve been bizz-ay! was wondering where you've been! :)

  3. i love the idea of thirty things to do in the year that you are thirty! SO much better than the narrow and confining idea of "resolutions."

  4. also, i'm glad you're back :)

  5. You have been very busy!! I should make my husband make a 30 for 30 years list he's been really sad about his upcoming b-day. Can't wait to see the list!!

  6. Cant wait to see your list. This is going to be your best year ever. Turning 30 was so much fun!
    Ideas...hmmm...sew something for me! Yes, I like that one. haha

  7. Welcome back! 30 things this year sounds great...can't wait to see what you come up with.

  8. Ahh 2 months?! I'm glad you're back! :) Do you remember when you were little and ages like 18 sounded ancient? Now, 30 sounds SO young! (I'm 27...close behind you!) Enjoy it! You're young and beautiful!

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