Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Adventures!

As a new blogger, I thought January 1st would be very fitting for my first entry. I mean, what better way to start something new when a new year is like a fresh start with everything.

My sisters, Ryenn, and I on Christmas

Adam, Nolan and Santa

I decided earlier this week that I was going to start a bucket list for 2012. No, not a bucket list because I am dying (Adam). Just a bucket list to help me keep 2012 in my control. With 2 kids under 2, starting school, running my own business, and keeping the sanity in my house as best as humanly possible, 2012 stands to make for a very busy year. I hope that I enter 2013 with some energy and alive! I am sure I will continue to add things to this list throughout the year, so this may never be a completed entry.

  1. Start a blog (hey! one thing already completed!)
  2. Lose 20-25 more pounds (weighing in at 179 currently and would love to be at 155-160)
  3. Organize/redo my craft room
  4. Read a book every week to 2 weeks (totaling 26-52 books)
  5. Finish decorating our daughter's nursery
  6. Knit more things for my kids and myself
  7. Get Adaly Myles Place products in more store fronts (
  8. Attend church at least 2 times a month
  9. Have and maintain a regular date night every week
  10. Landscape my yard a bit better
  11. Read the entire Bible this year (failed last year)
  12. Paint my nails once a month (silly, I know, but I like the way they look and I never make the time to do it)
  13. Spend more time with my grandparents (at least once a month)
  14. Knit my grandpa a pullover sweater
  15. Visit one place outside of Michigan
  16. Take a photography class
  17. Design better packaging for my products
  18. Cook for my husband at least 2 times a week (I'm terrible at cooking for him)
  19. Get a library card
  20. Write 2 or more knitting patterns
  21. Sew 2 outfits for each of my kids
  22. Write in my journal at least once a week
  23. Stay enrolled in school throughout the whole year
  24. Plant flowers in my yard
  25. Donate time or money to the animal shelter
  26. Learn my religious customs better (I am Catholic)
  27. Join my church's choir
  28. Workout at least 3 times a week
  29. Take the kids to the park or other activity twice a week in the summer
  30. Make a budget for our household
  31. Stick to the budget
  32. Keep up with blogging

Nolan and I

I am a very determined person. I like making lists and crossing things off them. I am anxious to be heading into a new year with so many ambitions. Here's to a great new start to a great new year!

Ryenn in her Christmas dress that I made!

Ryenn and I


  1. I can't believe you didn't credit me for those pictures! Expect a letter from my lawyer!

    Very proud of you girl! This looks great.

  2. I see one of your goals isn't to be a better daughter-in-law...oh yeah, you are already the best!