30 Before 30: The Final Tally

Tomorrow I’ll be thirty.

Which means I should probably take a look and see how this 30 before 30 list of mine turned out.


  1. Starting playing my viola a whole lot more
  2. Make over the dining room set
  3. Start eating more vegetables
  4. Finish my back tattoo  {I have one more session to go. I need some funds.}
  5. Home brew beer
  6. Go see Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus  {maybe in October? I find out on T’hursday}
  7. Learn to play pool better than I do now  {we need more date nights so I can play}
  8. Go to Las Vegas (see #26)
  9. Make a gallery wall
  10. Get my weight down to at least 185 pounds  {Did it, plateaued, made my new goal 165 pounds…working on it}
  11. Decorate a cake with fondant
  12. Sew myself an outfit and a dress – wear them
  13. Put together a real live cookbook – so I can quit pulling up my blog to cook  {I’m in the middle of this. I need to print out all my eCookbooks too.}
  14. Eat at a food truck  {I did it!}
  15. Go to a Muse concert  {March 16th at US Airways Center – there are no words!}
  16. Buy my own .com
  17. Be a red head again
  18. Have professional family pictures taken – so I can finally be in the picture too
  19. California Vacation (see #6)
  20. Pay off my credit cards  {Paid off one, mostly paid off another}
  21. Have a kick ass 30th birthday party  {Tomorrow is gonna be great!}
  22. Go to a wine or beer dinner
  23. Become really good at making Macarons  {Work in progress}
  24. Attend a blog conference  {I went to two!}
  25. Start saving for our trip to Scotland/Ireland  {Not sure when this is happening, all funds are being redirection to a house down payment.  Woo!}
  26. Get married (at least engaged) – yes, I’m ready to threaten Mike with this  {Why has this not happened yet?!?}  Mike and I got engaged December 24, 2013!!
  27. Design a photo index for all my blog posts {When I was on Blogger I made one using inlinkz & then revamped manually > tutorial HERE}
  28. Eat at a high end restaurant
  29. Build a light box  {I photograph during the day only now.  This set will come back to life when I have an office.}
  30. Buy a DSLR camera

21 out of 30 isn’t too bad.

Plans changed and some of these are still in the works, but a lot of my blogging biggies got done which makes me really happy.  I swear I’m getting to Cali ASAP to see you Jen.



  1. says

    Congrats on making it so far on your list! What a great idea! I like it much better than a Bucket List which reminds me of death and that’s no fun and certainly not something that I want to put on my list! LOL! You accomplished quite a nice assortment of tasks too – Hey, if you make it to see Jen, I hope to see a music video from you both! She cracks me up! Have a fantastic, wild, fun, kick butt birthday tomorrow! Hugs, Leena

  2. says

    Awesome job on your list. I plan on making a 30 before 30 list as well. Have a few years to go but a lit is always a work in progress. Also congrats on your engagement.

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