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):
Cupcake Cones for Jason’s Birthday
Lemonade Cupcakes for Dizzle’s Birthday
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes (as mentioned in my Dinner Party post)
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!