Category Archives: 12×30

Snapshot: August 2017

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August has been for learning to crawl and stand, swim lessons, ballet class, camping, organizing and all the wedding things. It’s been sweaty, sunny, messy and full of activity.

EATING: I’ve been doing a streamlined menu each week which means I have a set type of meal for each day of the week. Sounds boring, I know but, it’s working out pretty well. Recently I added zoodles to our meatball mondays and they were SO good. My husband said he would eat them every day which seems a little extreme to me but I’ll take it as a compliment. Also, popsicles and peaches which have been delicious.

DRINKING: Orange La Croix and Coffee. Every morning I make my coffee with collagen and nutpods creamer. It’s become such a habit now that I can’t do it any other way.

PLANNING: For throwing a wedding shower for my sister and attending a wedding in Chicago this month. Also thinking about Fall and how our schedule will be changing with the start of preschool. I love summer but I’m looking forward to the structure of school during the week and the change of seasons.

WATCHING: Game of Thrones. This has been SUCH a good season so far! Also, Last Week Tonight for a dose of depressingly hilarious current events. I also FINALLY watched La La Land and looooved it.

LISTENING: Awesome with Alison Podcast. It’s so inspiring & fun and I take something away every time I listen. I’ve even started listening to some of the episodes for a second time.

READING: Better Than Before. I felt surprisingly “meh” about this book. Also, Still Life which I’m liking so much that I went out and bought it when I had to return it to the library before finishing it. I also check in on Shutterbean about once a week because I love her posts. It’s one of the few blogs that I continue to read. As you can see from her “Currently” posts, she has been my inspiration for this post!

MOVING: Trying really hard to fit in at least one barre class per week and as many walks as I can.

LITTLE THINGS I’M LOVING: Neutrogena lip stuff. I’m always on the hunt for something that’s moisturizing but with a little color and this is the best I’ve found yet! It even has SPF 20. Mazama mugs. We have two that were Christmas gifts from my husband and they are the mugs that I reach for first every morning.

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