24 before 24

  1. Get married – duh
  2. Get pin-up girl tattoo – Tay is going to design it! I’m super excited. Gonna be the coolest mom at the PTA
  3. Move into a house – Can we talk about how over landlords I am?
  4. Learn basic embroidery – Cuz I wanna be a well rounded housewife
  5. Master chocolate chip cookies – I swear I can never get them to bake up properly
  6. Keep a pretty fridge – I suppose I should start with cleaning it…
  7. Finish my book – Seriously, I have the whole plot, just have to write it!
  8. Do the DIYs I pin to pinterest – Otherwise whats the point in saving them?
  9. Learn to style my hair – Should possibly invest in a brush, and a curling iron
  10. Refinish vintage trunks – So they can actually be used as storage
  11. Sew t-shirt quilt – Or donate all the tshirts that no longer fit
  12. Write more letters – Who doesn’t like receiving snail mail?
  13. Complete Lego Star Wars on the wii
  14. Maintain a daily journal – Mom bought me an awesome one for Christmas
  15. Take more pictures – With the awesome instax camera my parents gave me for Christmas and the digital one they gave me for my birthday last year.
  16. Take “if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” to heart – This will be hard
  17. Sew skirts and dresses – I have so many patterns and fabric already
  18. Learn to like a non starch vegetable – Tomatoes are a fruit and don’t count
  19. Find some form of exercise
  20. Finish knitting the scarf I’ve had laying around for two years
  21. Put all the random ephemera I collect into a smash journal
  22. Start rental company with Mom – Yay for an excuse to live at estate sales and thrift stores
  23. Roadtrip with Taylor a few times
  24. Turn wardrobe completely into dresses and skirts – I feel so much more confident when I’m not in jeans

 

  1. Get married – Accomplished!!!!!!!!
  2. Get pin-up girl tattoo – Changed my mind a bit about what I wanted. Got it designed, now I just have to get it tattooed. Seeing as getting a tattoo actually requires the ink this one is a fail.
  3. Move into a house – This one is also a fail seeing as we are still living in an apartment. (For free through, thanks Dad!) We have a plan though, and hopefully things will actually go smoothly. (Again, THANKS DAD!)
  4. Learn basic embroidery – I took a class, I practiced with our wedding table numbers, this one is accomplished!!!!
  5. Master chocolate chip cookies – Also accomplished!!! I am a big fan of the recipe on the back of the tollhouse chocolate chip bags.
  6. Keep a pretty fridge – Fail. A pretty fridge requires groceries, which we NEVER have.
  7. Finish my book – Fail. I don’t think I even pretended to attempt this.
  8. Do the DIYs I pin to pinterest –  I did some of them! So I count this as accomplished!!!  
  9. Learn to style my hair – So I went to a proper hair stylist and had her chop it all off so I can easily wear it down and curly. Some conditioning formula thrown into towel dried hair and I’m good to go. Maybe this doesn’t technically count as styling my hair, but I’m still going to go with accomplished!!!
  10. Refinish vintage trunks – Taylor technically did this, but it still counts as accomplished!
  11. Sew t-shirt quilt – Yeah, fail.
  12. Write more letters – Accomplished!!! Not even counting all of the thank you cards I’ve written, I have become the postcard queen, AND I have become the penpal of a few lovely people. I enjoy it immensely, so if you want to be my penpal too just let me know!
  13. Complete Lego Star Wars on the wii – I actually am not entirely sure where this game is, we also got an xbox as a wedding gift which won out over the wii in the fight to be connected to the TV. Fail.
  14. Maintain a daily journal – I was doing SO WELL. But have since totally failed at this.
  15. Take more pictures – Holy jesus do we ever take a ton of pictures. Between my phone, the instax camera, disposable cameras I periodically make Tay buy, and the digital camera Tay’s parentals got us for Christmas this was truly accomplished.
  16. Take “if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” to heart – Ummm, I would like to believe I became a nicer person this year, but I can definitely say I am not the type to say nothing at all. Sadly a fail.
  17. Sew skirts and dresses – Fail. My sewing machine is sad and underused.
  18. Learn to like a non starch vegetable- Asparagus, broccoli, peas, green beans, carrots, spinach. I’m going to count this as accomplished!!! And never think about it again.
  19. Find some form of exercise – Yeah….exercise really isn’t my thing. Fail.
  20. Finish knitting the scarf I’ve had laying around for two years – Hahahahaha, fail.
  21. Put all the random ephemera I collect into a smash journal – The issue with this is its a constant thing that will never truly be finished, but I do it, so its being counted as accomplished!
  22. Start rental company with Mom – Accomplished!!! http://www.gracefulswanrva.com. We are awesome!
  23. Roadtrip with Taylor a few times – We went to Kentucky, we basically lived in Pennsylvania, we went to North Carolina. Accomplished!!!
  24. Turn wardrobe completely into dresses and skirts – I did this, and then just recently bought a couple of pairs of skinny jeans. Going to count as accomplished and then say that jeans aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

 

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