It’s official, as of March 4th, I’m 30, yikes/yay!?
Still working out my feelings on this…

I absolutely loved the idea of my 30 Before 30 List, I really tried to hold myself accountable for the things  I wanted to accomplish – many of which were things I’d been meaning to try, see or do. 

I’ve knocked a lot off my bucket list of things to do and still have a few more to tackle.
Here’s a quick recap of what I’ve done (and not yet posted) and where I’ve left off.

Keep Calm & Bake On

I challenged myself with baking 10 new cupcake recipes. This was really so I could put all my Sweet Tooth & Cupcake pinning to work. Luckily for my birthday last year my in-laws gifted me a Kitchen Aid Mixer. I added a little inspiration and the rest is history.

I didn’t limit myself to just cupcakes – I baked anything and everything. Some were great, some not so great.

Check out a few of my favs for this past year (including a few recipes & pics):

Margarita Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

 Cupcake Cones for Jason’s Birthday

Lemonade Cupcakes for Dizzle’s Birthday

 Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes (as mentioned in my Dinner Party post)

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

Easy Cake Cookies

Happy Birthday To Me – Party Like It’s 1984!

As promised, I threw myself a big birthday party (dance party) with my nearest and dearest family and friends. We brought it back to where it all started, the 80s!

Everyone made an appearance – My Little Pony, Rainbow Bright, Pac Man, Ninja Turtles and More!

Thank you to everyone who made my birthday special!

Next up, I’ll be making a photo book of my birthday celebration and all my completed items and the few I’m sneaking in ASAP (below)

Re-Read Harry Potter – Harry I have missed you, at the top of my list.

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding – I waited too long to tackle this one, so the first chance at warm weather I’m itching to get this item crossed off my list

 Take A Photography Class – a couple of classes fell through, looking at one in DC for April

 Walk The Entire National Mall  & Play DC Tourist for the Day– again, waiting on that warm weather. Anyone want to join?

Run Warrior Dash – unfortunately, couldn’t make the race but I’m registered for my next Half Marathon on May 31st – Zooma Series in Annapolis! Looking to add in a 10K for training too.

Take A Hot Air Balloon – I have hinted a dozen times to my husband about this – will be making this happen whether he likes it or not 🙂

Conquer my to-do list of DIY projects around the house – I’ve learned this is never ending – we have conquered quite a bit of painting and various projects unfortunately this one is always evolving.

Read A Classic – I’m currently reading Little Woman, should be finished in the next couple of weeks.

Watch Gone With The Wind – the movie is my possession and anxiously waiting to be watched. Setting a date with my mom and some wine so we can watch it together. She is the reason I put this on my list.

Cook A Gourmet Meal Once a Month with my Husband – this one is constantly evolving too and I didn’t monitor all of our efforts very closely. I love the idea of cooking at home and making the time to do it.

Make More “Me” Time – am continuing to make this a focus and forcing myself to relax; it’s a constant battle but practice makes perfect

Spend More Time with my Grandfather – will continue to make time for my grandfather. George rocked it with us as I turned 30 this week, woo!

And last but not least – Take  A Road Trip To Somewhere I’ve Never Been Before – my mom, sister and I are taking a road trip next month to Niagara Falls.

 Cheers to the next 30!