January 1, 2012

52 Things To Do In 2012

This is quite the daunting list! However, all of it needs done. Unfortunately there aren't many things on the list that will be easy to cross off (other than #1), and this all needs to be done in conjunction with a child who has special needs, an infant, a husband with his own full-time job and list, and a full-time job. Can I do it? Only time will tell! Wish me luck!
  1. First off… RELAX
  2. Give or send birthday cards to close friends and relatives
  3. Take a Photoshop Class – Photoshop Advanced
  4. Take a Design Class – Advanced Layout Design
  5. Participate in 10 Scrapbooking/Photography Events
  6. Finish Ben’s 3rd Year Scrapbook (by March 17th)
  7. Finish Ben’s 4th Year Scrapbook (by March 17th)
  8. Start Ben’s 5th Year Scrapbook
  9. Finish Kenzie’s 1st Year Scrapbook (by July 27th)
  10. Start Kenzie’s 2nd Year Scrapbook
  11.  Finish our Wedding Album (by August 13th)
  12.  Finish my first Project Life Album (November 2011 – October 2012)
  13. Tweet 3 times a week
  14. Blog once a week
  15. Pin something new at least once a week
  16. Get a treadmill ASAP!
  17.  Lose 4 pounds a month.
  18. Complete the 200 Sit-Up Program
  19. Complete the 100 Pushup Program
  20. Complete the 200 Squat Program
  21. Complete the Couch to 5K Program
  22. Exercise at least 3 times a week
  23. Put a budget together
  24. Put an account list together
  25. Get out of credit card debt
  26. Fix Ben’s ING account
  27. Start saving for Kenzie’s college (College Advantage)
  28. Open a savings account for Kenzie (ING)
  29. Open a P&G account for Kenzie’s stock
  30. Put together our WILL
  31. Put my “official” cookbook together and print
  32. Finish cubbies for Ben’s room
  33. Make valance for Ben’s room
  34. FINISH Ben’s room
  35. Paint pink stripe in Kenzie’s room
  36. Finish Kenzie’s photo frames
  37. Hang Kenzie’s decorations (mirrors, button M, stats sheet)
  38. FINISH Kenzie’s room
  39. Paint master bedroom and ceiling
  40. Paint master bath and ceiling
  41. Fix tile in master bath
  42. Towel hanger for master bath
  43. Paint kids’ bath and ceiling
  44. Paint half bath ceiling
  45. Hang shelf and picture in the entry hall
  46. Update pictures throughout the house
  47. Touch up kitchen ceiling
  48. Find a clock for the kitchen
  49. Paint laundry room and ceiling
  50. Get new washer and dryer
  51. Get new furniture for the great room
  52. Go through everything in the basement… purge and organize!

December 31, 2011

52 Things To Do In 2010 (and 2011)

So, it's the time of year for new resolutions. Time to reflect, time to brush off the "failures", and time to try again.

Reflecting on my list of 52 Things from 2010. (Yes, 2010, not 2011.) The list is below but you can see the original post here. If I had done all those things in a year, I think I would have felt accomplished, but in reality, this list ended up being a 2-year list and I went backwards on some of it! Now that I have looked it over and celebrated what I did get done, it's time to move on. 

I will share my 52 Things for 2012 on January 1, 2012 with the hopes of total success!


52 Things To Do In 2010

Health, Diet, and Exercise
    1. Lose 20 pounds
    2. Establish a morning and evening routine
    3. Start walking 10,000 steps a day
    4. Complete the 200 sit-ups training program
    5. Complete the 100 push ups training program
    6. Complete the 200 squats training program
    7. Start packing lunch 3 days a week
    8. Collect two weeks’ worth of healthy ideas/recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
    9. Work on cookbook of tried-and-true recipes
Benjamin
    1. Take a mommy-and-me class
    2. Find time to go outside with Ben while daddy is at softball
    3. Get Ben to sleep in his crib the entire night
    4. Speech therapy for Ben
    5. Follow-up with sleep clinic and ENT about Ben's tonsils
    6. Follow-up with cardiologist about Ben's hole in his heart
Crafts and Hobbies
    1. Read 12 grown-up books from start to finish
    2. Have a Little Faith
    3. Heroes for My Son
    4. Run Like a Mother
    5. Take a scrapbooking class
    6. Finish Ben's 1st year scrapbook
    7. Finish Ben's 2nd year scrapbook
    8. Keep Ben's 3rd year scrapbook up-to-date
    9. Finish our wedding scrapbook
    10. Take a photography class
    11. Take monthly pictures of Ben (around the 17th)
    12. Continue making jewelry
    13. Create a catalog of what's been made so far and its cost
Professional
    1. Learn Wordpress
    2. Complete the church's website in Wordpress
    3. Apply to 3 jobs a week
Household
    1. Find a paint color for the main portions of the house
    2. Organize the coat closet
    3. Repaint the entryway
    4. Paint the half bath ceiling
    5. Paint the kitchen ceiling
    6. Paint the kitchen
    7. SCRUB all of the tile by hand (summer)
    8. Clean the tops of the cabinets (summer)
    9. SCRUB all of the tile by hand (winter)
    10. Clean the tops of the cabinets (winter)
    11. Wash all of the windows in the house
    12. Clean behind and under the refrigerator
    13. Clean behind and under the stove
    14. Clean out and reorganize the kitchen cabinets
    15. Window coverings for kitchen and breakfast nook
    16. Hang glass-blown balls
    17. Paint the laundry room ceiling
    18. Paint the laundry room
    19. Hang cabinets in the laundry room
    20. Organize the laundry room
    21. Carpet the great room
    22. Artwork – Decide what stays, what goes, what gets added, etc. 
    23. Hang artwork in loft
    24. Organize the basement
    25. Organized and inventory upstairs and downstairs freezer
    26. Get the driveway sealed
    27. Get a shed in the yard
    28. Move stuff from garage to shed and organize
    29. Scrub the garage floor and paint
    30. Organize what is left in the garage
    31. 2010 Taxes
AND
    1. Get pregnant

June 21, 2011

100 Sheet Challenge Complete (54 Days and 100 Sheets Down)

Well, I haven't hit a wall yet, although I did need a little break and a slow down after I finished LOAD! Maybe I'll have to do another 100 Sheet Challenge soon just so I can get closer to being caught up :)


3 sheets of paper used, 17 to go
Christmas Layout
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4 sheets of paper used, 13 to go
Pump It Up
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2 sheets of paper used, 11 to go
Ben's Photo Shoot
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4 sheets of paper used, 7 to go
Red 3 Year Photos
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4 sheets of paper used, 3 to go
Blue 3 Year Photos
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1 sheet of paper used, 2 to go
First page of Year 4
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2 sheets of paper used, 0 to to
Stealing Mommy's Sandwich
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Actually, as I finish up this post and this challenge, I've decided that my next challenge is to tackle my scrap drawer!! More on this in a later posting.

June 1, 2011

100 Sheet Challenge Update (31 Days and 80 Sheets Down)

Don't mind the bad photos this week... they were taken with my phone instead of my camera.

May 28th (LOAD Day 28)
3 sheets of paper used, 29 to go
LOAD28 May 2011

May 29th (LOAD Day 29)
2 sheets of paper used, 27 to go
LOAD29 May 2011

May 30th (LOAD Day 30)
3 sheets of paper used, 24 to go
LOAD30 May 2011

May 31st (LOAD Day 31)
4 sheets of paper used, 20 to go
LOAD31 May 2011

Load is over now and I still have 20 sheets of paper to use to meet my goal, which I am hoping I can meet by the end of June. However, my first task is to go back through some of my LOAD layouts and fix a few up (like the last one that was posted). Once I've gone back and fixed up some of the layouts I'm unhappy with, I would really like to finish my son's 3rd year scrapbook before my little girl arrives in August... I still have 12 layouts to do and I have to decide what to do about the two-week vacation we took last summer (separate book or just throw a two-page spread in his book or both)!

May 27, 2011

100 Sheet Challenge Update (27 Days and 68 Sheets Down)

May 24th (LOAD Day 24)
0 sheets of paper used (digital), 43 to go

May 25th (LOAD Day 25)
4 sheets of paper used, 39 to go
LOAD25 May 2011

May 26th (LOAD Day 26)
3 sheets of paper used, 36 to go
LOAD26 May 2011

May 27th (LOAD Day 27)
4 sheets of paper used, 32 to go
LOAD27 May 2011