summer bucket list 2017

This year is already half over and I’m panicking a little bit. How is it that my littlest one will be half-way to her first birthday this month? Since time feels like it’s slipping away and I want to make sure we get the most out of this summer, I sat down and wrote a bucket list.

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  • Run through the sprinkler.
  • Learn to sew — I just bought a new sewing machine and I’m super excited to give it a try. I have lots of plans and I hope this is a hobby that will stick.
  • Go to an outdoor concert.
  • Bake for friends.
  • Enroll Bailey in swim lessons.
  • Operation new driveway.
  • Plan a craft night with friends.
  • Camping at Lake Roosevelt.
  • Go canoeing / kayaking — Perhaps as a day date with the husband?
  • Make popsicles. Eat popsicles.
  • Go to the state fair or maybe a smaller one nearby.
  • Splash pad!!
  • Lots of star gazing.
  • Take a ferry ride.
  • Have a fire in the back yard (S’mores!!).
  • Watch fireworks.
  • Cousins camp-out.
  • Go hiking somewhere.
  • Make ice cream. Eat ice cream.
  • Go berry-picking.
  • Have a bonfire at the beach.
  • Picnic dinner at home or at the park.
  • Attend a girlfriend’s wedding in Chicago.

weekly to-dos : week of may 1

Here is how I did last week. It was a busy week but I got quite a bit done.

  • Cancel square space, green chef and orange theory. Trying to spend less!
  • Buy paper/plastic plates for school
  • Meal prep/grocery shop
  • Mail cards
  • Email re: new driveway (!!!)
  • Target returns –  they are IN THE CAR
  • Cancel Orange Theory – not my jam (they don’t make it easy to quit!)
  • Barre class – also not my jam but it’s working for me (didn’t make it & really missed it)
  • Look into membership at the YMCA
  • Drink more water!
  • Kill the dandelions before they infect the neighbors  (now to actually dispose of them!)
  • Finish frame wall around TV
  • Rotate toys/crafts
  • Buy birthday gifts

And here are the intentions for this week. We have a few doc appointments this week and plans with friends at least one day so it’s a busy one. There are a lot of to-dos here and I know I won’t get through all of these but this list making is really helping keep me on track and organized.

  • Buy paper plates for preschool
  • Cancel Orange Theory
  • Barre class x 1
  • Finish the frame wall
  • Nordy returns
  • Drink the dang water
  • Meal plan & prep
  • Post whole30 progress?
  • Resched wax appt
  • Buy mother’s day gifts
  • Paint nails – or at least remove what’s there!
  • Tidy office
  • All the laundry
  • Convert crib
  • Make play doh
  • Rotate toys & craft stuff
  • Meditate x 1
  • Send cards
  • Contract sent for new driveway

weekly to-dos

Last week I made myself a big to-do list in Evernote and it really helped me to focus and prioritize my week AND BONUS!, I crossed off a lot of my to-dos! HOORAY! So, I thought I’d do it again here so I can keep myself accountable. Also, I sorta kinda accidentally started a Whole30 which had me thinking about this blog since my first Whole30 was documented here….ahhh, yes, back when I had time for such things. Why not dust off the ol’ blog?

LAST WEEK:

  • Paint nails
  • Mail cards
  • Mail passport paperwork
  • Clean out car
  • Drink a ton of water
  • Meal prep & plan (cancel green chef?) 
  • Email re: driveway
  • OTF class
  • Target returns

THIS WEEK:

  • Cancel square space, green chef and orange theory. Trying to spend less!
  • Buy paper/plastic plates for school
  • Meal prep/grocery shop
  • Mail cards
  • Email re: new driveway (!!!)
  • Target returns –  they are IN THE CAR
  • Cancel Orange Theory – not my jam
  • Barre class – also not my jam but it’s working for me
  • Look into membership at the YMCA
  • Drink more water!
  • Kill the dandelions before they infect the neighbors
  • Finish frame wall around TV
  • Rotate toys/crafts
  • Buy birthday gifts

30 layer challenge recap

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I did it! I’m so excited to have finished and so inspired to keep painting. I’ve learned a lot from this challenge…I’ve learned there will be ugly paintings and that’s ok. I’ve learned there will be “messy middles” and that’s when I need to keep going! I found that I was able to make more time to paint knowing that I had this challenge in front of me. Finally I learned not to be so precious with each painting. It’s ok to let loose, have fun and make ugly, crazy messes. 

I’m not sure what my next project will be but I know I will continue making art and being creative.